'Help: UPS For FDM Machine' (fwd)

From: Rapid Dude (rp-adm@ltk.hut.fi)
Date: Thu Feb 19 1998 - 07:25:39 EET

Here's one again... And for your information: I'm Not the sender of this
message, please reply either to The List or directly to Dustin, thank you.

Yours truly

Hannu Kaikonen <rp-adm@ltk.hut.fi>
 'owner rp-ml'
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: DNeifer@amway.com
To: rp-ml@bart.lpt.fi
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 16:04:31 -0500
Subject: Help: UPS For FDM Machine


      Is anyone using a battery backup (UPS) for their Stratasys
     FDM machine (we have a FDM-2000)? I spoke with customer
     service at Stratasys and they say the machine draws 2400
     watts. I'd also like to hook the "trickle feed" computer
     into this same UPS and this should add @ 400 watts. I was
     hoping I'd be able to run up to the local computer retailer
     (Best Buy, Circuit City, etc.) and pick something up but I'm
     told they don't carry anything with the capacity that I'd
     need (@3000 watts for a half hour to hour of run time).

      I did find out that there are units which can handle this
     load but they cost in the $5K - $10K (USD) range (ouch!) and
     some require a 220 power source (which we don't have).

      How important is it to have an alternate power source in
     the event of primary power loss. I'm not an EE, if you
     haven't figured out already. Is this really an issue, since
     Stratasys provides a model recovery protocol (script)? Would
     it suffice to just connect through a surge protector?


     Dustin Neifer
     Amway Corp.
     Water Treatment R&D
     Ada, MI

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