GES Standard Backup Power Systems

Backup Power when you need it most.

What are the effects of power outages on your small business or home office?

  • Lost productivity.
  • Loss of income.
  • Have to close your business’s doors due to the inability to operate and security risks.
  • Damage to sensitive electronic equipment due to power surges when the power failure ends.
  • No electricity puts your safety and security at risk.
  • Electric gates and garage doors do not work.
  • Alarm and electric fences switch off.
  • No internet or Wi-Fi.

What are the effects of power outages on your household?

  • No electricity puts your safety and security at risk
  • Electric gates and garage doors do not work
  • House alarm and electric fences switch off
  • Stuff in the fridge and freezer rots
  • No TV – no sports, no movies, no chance to relax
  • Can’t charge electronic devices (e.g. laptops and cell phones)
  • No internet or Wi-Fi
  • No lights for kids to study

Generators compared to GES Backup Power Systems

Some turn to generators for backup power solutions, but there is a better way, and this is: batteries and inverters.
Generators are OK as a short term quick and dirty solution, but for long term regular power failures an inverter with batteries are much better.

Inverter with batteries

  • Very quiet operation
  • No air pollution
  • Requires no maintenance
  • Use solar power or Eskom power to charge batteries
  • Automatically and immediately supplies power when there is a power failure.
  • Clean safe power for expensive sensitive equipment such as medical devices and electronics.

Generators

  • Can be very noisy
  • Cause air pollution and makes smoke.
  • Can be difficult to start
  • Must be kept filled up with fuel
  • Requires regular maintenance
  • Consumes a lot of expensive fuel
  • Can be complicated and dangerous to connect to home DB

How does Backup Power Systems work?

The perfect backup power for your home, home office or small business…

Energy Storage
– How long backup time will you have?

  • The amount of backup energy storage available is determined by size of the size battery bank.
  • Running time is dependent on the load, in other words, how many appliances you have on at the same time, and how much energy each appliance use.
  • The running time is calculated on 1 x 3.5kWh Lithium battery, discharged from 100% to 20%.
  • An additional 3.5kWh battery can be added to increase back-up time.

Examples of estimated running times vs loads, for one 3.5 kWh battery:

  • 2000W = 1.4-Hours
  • 1000W = 2.9-Hours
  • 800W = 3.6-Hours
  • 600W = 4.8-Hours
  • 400W = 7.1-Hours
  • 200W = 14.3-Hours

Peak Power Output
– How many appliances can you run at once?

  • The power rating of the inverter will determine how much peak power can be supplied at once. In other words, how many appliances and type of appliances can be on at the same time.
  • The peak power rating of each system will determine how many appliances can be operated at once.
  • Adding up the power usage of all the appliances that are on at the same time, will give you the peak power usage of all the appliances. This must be less than the backup power rating of the system you buy.
  • If more loads are put on the inverter than its rating, it will shut down to protect itself

The small system (with the 3000 Watt inverter) will be more than sufficient power to supply all of your essential appliances like:

  • Lights
  • Internet routers
  • Cell phone chargers
  • TVs
  • Computers and printers
  • Alarm
  • Electric fence
  • Fridges and freezers

Inverter sizes

Our standard systems are available in two inverter sizes, 3000 Watt and 5000 Watt

The 3000 Watt system:

  • Will be able to run
    • TVs, Computers and Laptops, Lights
  • Will more than likely not provide enough power to power appliances, such as:
  • Kettles, Fridges and Freezers, Coffee machines, Microwaves, Toasters, Geysers, Pool pumps

The 5000 Watt system:

  • Will be able to run
    • TVs, Computers and Laptops, Lights, Kettles, Fridges and Freezers, Coffee machines, Microwaves, Toasters and pool pumps.
  • This will more than likely not provide enough power to power appliances, such as:
  • Geysers, stoves and ovens

General Notes

  • All our Backup Power Systems are compatible with solar power, so you can start with just the Backup Power System, and then, later on, add solar panels.
  • All systems are scalable, so you can start with the smaller system, and add another system, later on, to double up on the available peak power output.
  • Storage space is scalable, so you can start with just one battery, and add more batteries, later on, to increase the available energy storage space, and thus available backup time.
  • Systems can be integrated into your DB board. This is not included in the price. You can use your own electrician, or we can recommend a good electrician that will know what to do

System Components

Inverter/Charger: Victron MultiPlus

The MultiPlus, as the name suggests, is a combined inverter and charger in one elegant package. Its many features include a true sine wave inverter, adaptive charging, plus multiple system integration features.

  • Continuous output power at 25°C (VA): 3000
  • Peak power (W):6000
  • Weight (kg): 18
  • Dimensions (HxWxD in mm): 362x258x218
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Download Datasheet

Battery: Pylon US3000B 3.5kWh Li-Ion

Pylon US3000 3.5kWh Li-Ion Battery

More than 4500 cycles with 90% DoD or 6000 cycles with 80% DOD. Deliver up to 5KW* with a single module (3.5KWh) – typically the maximum achieved value is 1.8kW per battery.

  • Nominal Voltage (V): 48
  • Nominal Capacity(Wh): 3552
  • Usable Capacity @ 80% Discharge (Wh): 2850
  • Dimensions (mm): 442x420x132
  • Weight (Kg): 32
  • Design life: 10+ years
  • Cycle Life: >4500 @ 25°
  • Download Datasheet

Lockable Steel Cabinet with Smoked Glass Door

Pylon US3000 3.5kWh Li-Ion Battery

The complete system are constructed inside a cabinet. This makes installation, moving and upgrading the system very easy.

  • 6 x Standard 3 round pin plugs.
  • 4 Adjustable feet and castors.
  • Material: seamless steel board.
  • Powder coated to protect against rust, oxidisation, scratches, lacquer peeling.
  • Framework: High strength steel with a 500kg weight capacity.
  • Lockable smoked glass front door.

System Installation

Our standard backup systems do not necessarily need installation. One just plugs it into a normal wall plug and charge it up with Eskom power when available. One could connect essential equipment to the output of the backup system with extension leads.

Alternatively one can integrate it into your DB board. Then certain essential circuits will be supplied by the backup power system. This needs to be done by a competent electrician. We can recommend an electrician in your area.

For more information on how distribution board integration is done, have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions Section.

We offer the following four standard size backup systems:

Small
System Specification:
  • Backup Power: 1.8 kW
  • Backup Energy: 2.8 kWh
System Includes:
  • Victron 48V 3000W Inverter/Charger
  • PylonTech US3000B 3.5 kWh Li-Ion Battery
  • Victron Venus GX Monitor
  • From R 66 000
    Medium
    System Specification:
    • Backup Power: 2.3 kW
    • Backup Energy: 5.6 kWh
    System Includes:
  • Victron 48V 3000W Inverter/Charger
  • PylonTech US3000B 3.5 kWh Li-Ion Battery x 2
  • Victron Venus GX Monitor
  • From R 89 500
    Large
    System Specification:
    • Backup Power: 3.6 kW
    • Backup Energy: 5.6 kWh
    System Includes:
  • Victron 48V 5000W Inverter/Charger
  • PylonTech US3000B 3.5 kWh Li-Ion Battery x 2
  • Victron Venus GX Monitor
  • From R 99 500
    Extra Large
    System Specification:
    • Backup Power: 4.0 kW
    • Backup Energy: 8.4 kWh
    System Includes:
  • Victron 48V 5000W Inverter/Charger
  • PylonTech US3000B 3.5 kWh Li-Ion Battery x 3
  • Victron Venus GX Monitor
  • From R 123 800

    Please Note

    • Prices quoted exclude delivery, and integration into your distribution board. You can use your own electrician, or ask us to recommend one.
    • All Distribution board (DB) electrical work is deemed a variable cost which will explicitly be for the customer’s account.
    • System prices System Prices do not include electrical or municipal certification fees.
    • All prices include VAT

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