ANSWERS: 6
  • depending on the pumps draw on voltage, amps, and wattage, yes or no, If you're talking about a UPS for a computer, then no. A UPS for computer use is only designed for maybe a couple minutes for shutting down the OS, and the computer safely to attempt to save data. A sump pump would only run for at the most with a enterprise UPS for maybe 10 mins, which those cost several grand. I'd use a generator, or a UPS designed for heavy usage.
  • I would use a small generator instead of a ups. An ideal one I seen on a website for this type of application was on http://kit-master.ecrater.com/ it was called a emergency/camping generator 950 watt
  • better off getting one that runs from a 12 or 24 volt battery pack, most plumbing stores carry them
  • UPS puts out a synthesized waveform, it is almost square. It will not work well with induction motors. If the pump motor has a start winding, it will never start. It will overload the UPS and damage it.
  • call a professional plumber. they can now tie your sump pump into the water main and use the water main as a back up if the power goes out during a flood. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-28865061_ITM something like that.
  • Yes. Just unplug the UPS from the wall and let the garden hose run to estimate your runtime.

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