Talk:DIY timed filter shutdown

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Nice design and idea. --Quatermass 03:32, 18 April 2011 (EDT)

Thank you very much. More pictures and details to follow. Huw Powell 03:39, 18 April 2011 (EDT)
Agreed good design, simple. +1. I assume you are going to put it in a housing? --Brian 08:35, 19 April 2011 (EDT)
I will be combining it with my UPS system - what is shown will go where the little (dead) battery used to be, there will be a big external battery, and a nice local 12v supply for the device. So there will never be a nice photo of this device as a "standalone" box, but I will upload the final versions as I slowly get them done of the combined project. Huw Powell 06:10, 21 April 2011 (EDT)

Got my battery yesterday and hacked into the UPS, finished it today... IT WORKS! Took photos, will update this article and the UPS one shortly. I am so psyched I didn't let the smoke out of that little 555! Huw Powell 23:12, 4 May 2011 (CDT)

UPS limit?[edit source]

How long does the UPS remain on for?

Every UPS I've owned always shutdown after ~20mins. Even a 1200VA one! I contacted APC and they said this is a design feature. Wish it didn't, as the UPS was only lightly loaded with a 20W filter!

--Quatermass 16:59, 6 May 2011 (CDT)