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    Default Apex commands for monthly outlet off???

    So I have a DIY battery back up for my 2 MP40 and maybe every month or two I want to simulate a power outage to make sure the battery is keeping charge and cycled. So any commands that will turn off 3 outlets for maybe 1-2 hours every month or two??

    I thought of feed D to turn off but wanted to see if you can set up the outlet every month?

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    Share you DIY batt project coz I have car batt seating around and have no clue about wiring diagram from batt to mp's. Thanx Kenny


    By the way I know I didn't answer your question. 😊

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    How do you know if the batteries are not good any more?

    Quote Originally Posted by babyjess210 View Post
    So I have a DIY battery back up for my 2 MP40 and maybe every month or two I want to simulate a power outage to make sure the battery is keeping charge and cycled. So any commands that will turn off 3 outlets for maybe 1-2 hours every month or two??

    I thought of feed D to turn off but wanted to see if you can set up the outlet every month?

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    When you unplug the mp from the wall they just turn off. If it works it will blink green
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    I am not sure you are answering my question :-); But no, that is not my question; I hope I don't have to explain my question to Kenny @babyjess210

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    When you unplug the mp from the wall they just turn off. If it works it will blink green

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandStorm View Post
    Share you DIY batt project coz I have car batt seating around and have no clue about wiring diagram from batt to mp's. Thanx Kenny


    By the way I know I didn't answer your question. ��
    Lol No you didn't answer my question but you got your answer right??

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    When you unplug the mp from the wall they just turn off. If it works it will blink green
    Yep!! When you ready to set up your Lmk I can get you stuff

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    How do you know if the batteries are not good any more?
    Ecotech I think use a 12V 18AH and for 2 MP40 they said back up for 18 hours. I'm using a 12v 12AH battery so I'm hoping to get around 8-10 hours at a higher speed like 30%-40%. As lowbudget said when the driver goes into back up power the dial flash green and LED will monitor the life of the back up battery. I test my battery and after over 1 hours on back up the LED went down just one. If I test one day and after an hour on back up and my LED is half down then I know the battery is going bad and will not give me 8-10 hours. I can also do a test with midtronics or hook up a volt meter to monitor. HTH

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    If you're concerned about the batteries life get an charger for it that is always connected.
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    Back to OP question... Can this be automated?

    Quote Originally Posted by babyjess210 View Post
    So I have a DIY battery back up for my 2 MP40 and maybe every month or two I want to simulate a power outage to make sure the battery is keeping charge and cycled. So any commands that will turn off 3 outlets for maybe 1-2 hours every month or two??

    I thought of feed D to turn off but wanted to see if you can set up the outlet every month?

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    any clues @tofucube
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    kenny did you every get this done? @babyjess210
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhoggs View Post
    Back to OP question... Can this be automated?
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    kenny did you every get this done? @babyjess210
    No I just set my feed "D" to time @1.5 hours to shut off the outlet

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    I know you can set for days of the week for those outlets to turn off for a certain time
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    How in the heck do you activate the "feed mode D" automatically?

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    No I just set my feed "D" to time @1.5 hours to shut off the outlet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoarder View Post
    any clues @tofucube
    No clue on that one. Best place would be the Neptune board. If it can be done then I'm sure those guys will know how to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhoggs View Post
    Back to OP question... Can this be automated?

    It cant be automated once at month. But once a week yes.

    To do this you will need to make a Virtual Outlet, Labeled (Batt_tester) or anything you want, the Command would be,

    Batt_tester
    Set OFF
    If Time 12:00 to 02:00 Then ON
    If DOW SMTWTF- Then OFF


    Then go into your outlet for your pumps. Add this to your command
    If outlet Batt_tester ON then OFF

    of course, Choose what time you want, And also Dummy test it before actually leaving it as is!

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