We frequently get asked how to run the miniRUEDI on batteries for field work at remote locations with no mains power.
Here are the basics to run the miniRUEDI on batteries:
- The miniRUEDI runs on a voltage of 24 V.
- The miniRUEDI draws about 2 A current during normal operation, and up to about 5 A or slightly more during startup of the pumps.
- You need a fuse. Batteries do not like short circuits or similar mishaps. A 10 A rating should be fine.
- Unplug the 24 V connections of the main power supply unit in the miniRUEDI, and connect the batteries to the miniRUEDI instead.
There are many ways to set up a battery power supply, but here is a simple setup that uses two simple «12 V car batteries»:
The capacity of the batteries determines how long they will be able to supply power to the miniRUEDI. Two of the typical «12 V car batteries» with a capacity rating of 60 Ah may last up to a full day before they need to be recharged.