Here at Breckwell we do not offer a battery back up or recommend a particular brand for our pellet stoves. However, there are several companies that manufacture battery back-up systems that will work with the stove. In the event that you do decide to purchase such a system, here are the power requirements for the stove so that you can see exactly what you will need. In addition, you must have an invertor that produces a full sine wave for the pellet stove to function correctly.
4-RPM Auger Motor – 1.65 AMPS – 182 watts
1-RPM Auger Motor - 0.45 AMPS – 50 watts
Combustion Blower – 1.6 AMPS – 176 watts
Convection Blower – 1.5 AMPS – 165 watts
Hot Rod Igniter – 2.72 AMPS – 300 watts
Total of 7.47 AMPS & 823 Watts of electricity with 4-RPM Auger Motor during startup.
Total of 4.75 AMPS & 523 Watts during normal operation.
Total of 6.27 AMPS & 691 Watts of electricity with 1-RPM Auger Motor during startup.
Total of 3.55 AMPS & 391 Watts during normal operation.
** FIGURES BASED ON 110 WATTS PER AMP & CURRENT COMPONENTS **
** ORIGINAL COMPONENTS MAY VARY. **
We actually generally recommend the gas-powered generator as a back-up power supply for our pellet stoves. The generator has several advantages over the battery back up in our opinion. Most battery back-ups that will actually power the stove for any length of time (minimum of 6 hours or more) are generally very expensive. Often times, even more expensive than a generator. In addition, with a generator you have the option of powering additional appliances, and you will have power as long as you have fuel for the generator.