my portable AC draws 1200 watts, can a PSU/APC help if so what specs.?
i live in an old house and the outlets can't seem to handle the draw from the device and the circuit breakers trigger after around 15 minutes of use.
i was wondering if an uninterruptible power supply would be able to permit me to use the device for around one hour and moderate the power draw from the outlet, or is the outlet the bottleneck altogether
my computer and tv draw around 600+watts,
but if they are turned off, sometimes the air cooler unit lasts a little bit longer.
- Robert JLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
No, they are not suitable for that type of use. They are only intended to keep something running for a few minutes to bridge a short power interruption or allow things to be shut down without a sudden power loss.
They typically give about ten minutes or less at full load - and you would need a massive one to run an AC unit of that size, probably $1000 or more.
Plus it would need new sets of [expensive] batteries on a regular basis if they were regularly run flat.
You need an electrician to look at the wiring and see what the real ratings and capabilities are.
You may need nothing more than some new breakers, if the wiring is adequate.
- 異域秦後人Lv 74 weeks ago
Replace your A/C with those 600W type is the best solution. PSU could not support 1200W draw, most of them are under 600W storage capacity , it only support power 600W drain in less than 1 hour.