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1 Charger 1 Inverter Setup as UPS

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I have a 1600VA 24V Victron inverter that can run most of my base loads. My only grouse with the system is that the changeover time is too long for my network equipment. Since we have several power outages every day, I have to manually restart my network equipment several times a day.
These are options I am proposing to  resolve the problem:
1. Getting  a small smart UPS  and connecting the network equipment to it. Not sure if this is the most elegant way to solve the problem.
2. Getting a bigger 24V inverter charger and running my 24V Victron 1600VA inverter charger solely as an inverter to continuously invert and power my network devices 24/7 via battery power. The bigger inverter-charger will be used to continuously charge the 24V battery and act as a power supply unit.
What are the merits/demerits of these solutions? Are there any better options?

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8 hours ago, Mazs said:

changeover time is too long

On VEConfigure, there is a tick box "UPS function". This improves transfer speeds, but slows down transferring back to the grid (when it comes back up) and I think there is something else as well that I forgot... if it was important I probably would have remembered. So try enabling the UPS function first. I think it transfers in 16ms with that enabled which really should be good enough for network equipment. I've never had a problem, my Yamaha AV receiver will sometimes click the speakers in and out at most...

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Image stolen from elsewhere on the internet... too lazy to start up my virtual host now to make a screenshot :-)

Edit: Oh yes, I remember, with UPS function enabled it's a bit more picky about accepting generator power... that was the other issue I could not remember just now.

 

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