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  1. I don't think so. Those which use battery even power is on are called online UPS and they are much more expensive.
  2. Seems fine. But this is better if you can afford to pay 3-4K extra: https://www.luminousindia.com/cruze-2-kva.html This also takes 2 batteries. Most of the cost is of batteries. Better to buy locally though. It should be around 10-11K. You can check UPS mode before buying. And, you don't have to turn your equipment off. You can keep using them. Haha!
  3. I do keep it on UPS mode permanently. You can run them for about 4-5 hours if your batteries are relatively new. UPS'es lost their value to me since Inverters have reduced their switching time so that none of my electronics turns off. Batteries last longer for backup as well as they have life of 5-6 years if maintained well. UPS'es would last for less than 5 minutes and the battery was gone in a couple of years.
  4. Don't do that. Not a good idea to mix old and new batteries. Sell the older one if you can. Or use it until it dies and exchange it with new one. If it is relatively new (around 1 year or so), then it might not be a big problem to mix it with a new one. They have different aging characteristics, so it will age your newer battery faster.
  5. No, unfortunately. The 12 V cannot be efficiently converted to 230 V AC at such a high load. So, buy the biggest possible 2 battery inverter. The price difference between different capacity inverters is small. Most of the cost is of the battery.
  6. You must be having an older inverter. Almost all brands that I have seen in the last 6 years (admittedly, my sample is only 3 brands), have a UPS mode. It is also possible that your battery is weak and needs replacement. I have not had any shutdowns in the last 3 years since I replaced my battery. Also, it is important to use proper gauge of wire. My previous fitting had thinner wire, which along with a long length was causing problems during switchover.
  7. If you are buying a new inverter you need to figure out the load you will be having on the inverter. Inverters < 1100 VA require 1 battery. >1200 VA usually require 2 batteries. >2200 VA require 3 batteries. I currently have a 1400 VA inverter with 2 batteries. My whole house load is on it. 3-4 fans, lights, PC, TV, AVR, everything is on it except cooler, AC, fridge and kitchen appliances. But, make sure to buy a sinewave inverter. Other inverters are useless and may damage your equipment especially those containing transformers because of harmonics.
  8. Both TV and console combined would take less than 400 W. Depending on your inverter's capacity and load in your house, you might have to upgrade your inverter or not. You can't just add batteries to your existing inverter. They are not designed like that.
  9. Why another? Connect it to existing one if you have it. Why buy a UPS then?
  10. If space is not an issue. Sinewave inverter with battery is a much better investment. Longer life, backup.
  11. They don't allow to order from India with a message that we cannot ship to your country because of local conditions. Did you actually order anything?
  12. That is why I cancelled my preorder of PS5. I will wait for the slim version so that the kinks are ironed out and there are games to play (for a reasonable price). 5000 a pop for a game seems like daylight robbery.
  13. They will. PS+ is an example. Multiplayer was free on PS3.
  14. They are the OG. Xbox live gold is their invention. They seemed to show care when they were down. Now, they are getting up but before that only they showed their "fangs."
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