A day or two later, I was at the store after having had to jumpstart the car using the truck, and it dawned on me that a jump starter box could do double duty for me. I noted one that included a 12 volt outlet, and I recalled that I had a small, 175 watt inverter that had been only used once or twice in the past decade.
I purchased and charged up the power box, and it was some sort of divine intervention that caused the power system to decide to do an equalization cycle just as the power box was indicating a full charge.
|Matching the old with the new to create something useful!|
As soon as the power went out, I leapt from my chair and assembled my makeshift UPS (well, in my particular case, it was an *INTERRUPTIBLE* Power Supply).
|Everything plugged in and ready to hit the power button!|
It continued to work for just under three hours. Ten minutes later the power came back on as the equalization cycle completed!
|I know it looks messy, but it works!|