The truth is, you never know when your electricity will go out. If this happens it can be a huge inconvenience to not have access to power and every household deserves an emergency backup plan! In our article we’re going over how best prepare for such emergencies by choosing the right system that works with their lifestyle needs.
We are often been asked questions on how will our system work with a particular load in the house, whether it is worth supplementing the system with a generator or other energy source. We decided to answer these questions in the articles so that you would learn even more about energy reservation systems, as well as about our product and its advantages.
Let’s take an example of a 80–100m2 house which has three phase power of 15 kW. It features a gas main boiler and an electric emergency boilers that can provide warmth in case the others fail, it also includes appliances like circulation pump to make sure you’re always comfortable inside your home!
Solution: we offer several options for the composition of the system at once. The most optimal option is determined by each user independently, based on only two parameters: battery life and the number of redundant devices.
Thanks to our real-time monitoring system — The LINK, we are able to analyze information about actual power outages from subscribers. In real time, the system sends the user and us data on the state of the power grid.
We have been accumulating a lot of statistics from our Watts Battery systems, based on more than 400 users. Based on that, the average power outage lasts about 2.5 hours.
Redundant devices can be divided into three groups:
1. Basic appliances: the house will be cold without them: boiler, circulation and borehole pump, water filtration system, light, Internet.
2. Additional appliances: TV, sockets, microwave, freezer, automatic gates, security system, dishwasher and washing machine.
3. All other devices — it is obvious here.
After you connect the WATTS system to the grid of the house, you don’t have to deal with it often. The module is connected to the Internet, and the user automatically receives notifications on the application on his phone. All switchings also happen automatically. Our clients may not even notice when their electricity goes out, usually they find out about outages from the neighbours.
One WATTS module is capable of powering a load of 1.5 kW for 40 minutes. For example, a gas boiler with automation, light, a circulation system, a water filtration system, the Internet. These devices from the “Base Group” can be reserved by one module.
Considering the load factor, the autonomy of the battery life will last about 2.5 hours. By installing two modules, you get at least 5 hours, 3 modules — even more hours, and so on. This scheme is single-phase, which means that all backup devices will be in the same phase, and they are assembled based on the capacity of the redundancy system.
In other variants, the system is installed in two and three phases, respectively.
Now let’s take a look at the option when there is no understanding of what devices are needed to be connected and for what time you need to reserve. This happens when, for example, you are just building a house or considering a newly built one. Suppose you know that sometimes the lights are turned off, but you don’t know for how long.
In this case, our specialists will help you deal with the reserved load, they will determine the required power. And you will decide on the reservation time. You can start from by installing one module, and the additional modules (when they are needed) you can install by yourself, thanks to our innovative intermodular connector that allows you to install modules on top of each other.
Thus, you always have the opportunity to increase the power in one phase up to 15 kW and the capacity up to 12 kWh and get up to 40 hours of backup power in the basic version and up to 16 hours — with full home backup.