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seamless power transfer? #41125
08/15/04 10:42 PM
08/15/04 10:42 PM
ga.sparky56  Offline OP
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 558
young harris georgia usa
This question is actually about backup power.

The owners of a go-cart track,which runs races at nite,want to know if there's some way to have a system in place to power the track lites in case of a power failure in the middle of a race.

It would have to be something instantanous,and the lighting is metal halide.

Does such an animal exist? I'm familiar with usual,residential systems,even with automatic transfer switches,but even they have a reaction time.

Please enlighten me,and thanks for any help.


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Re: seamless power transfer? #41126
08/16/04 01:13 AM
08/16/04 01:13 AM
frenchelectrican  Offline
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 939
Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
russ; yep there is new beast just came out to tame it . [Linked Image]

one company called "bodine co"

click on choose a product then scroll down to " ArcKeeper" and click on that too and wait a sec to load it up. it have good information you want to know about it.

try this one to see if that work for you russ

merci , marc

[This message has been edited by frenchelectrican (edited 08-16-2004).]

Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

Re: seamless power transfer? #41127
08/16/04 06:38 AM
08/16/04 06:38 AM
ga.sparky56  Offline OP
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young harris georgia usa
Thanks Marc. [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by ga.sparky56 (edited 08-16-2004).]

Re: seamless power transfer? #41128
08/16/04 06:58 AM
08/16/04 06:58 AM
George Corron  Offline
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 717
Lorton, Va USA
Call APC
They will be happy to provide a UPS system, and NO, they don't care how much load you have.

Re: seamless power transfer? #41129
08/16/04 10:33 AM
08/16/04 10:33 AM
Ron  Offline
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 582
White Plains, NY
I have heard the arc keeper is a good product, although it only works for 2 minutes. If they need transient protection, then that is the ticket. If they need to stay on during an outage for more than 2 minutes, then they also need a autostart generator with transfer switch.

Re: seamless power transfer? #41130
08/16/04 12:19 PM
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Re: seamless power transfer? #41131
08/16/04 08:04 PM
08/16/04 08:04 PM
ga.sparky56  Offline OP
Joined: Nov 2002
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young harris georgia usa
Thanks for all the good info fellas.


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