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Hannu Kaikonen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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?
Water Treatment R&D
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