I am being asked to design and install a Fire Alarm System in a new Amish Woodworking Shop.
Now after all the "Giggles", "Say what's??" and "Gufaahaa's" this ain't no joke.
On site there will be a generator with AC inverter and a battery bank. At this point I do not know the amount of time for the battery capacity. In my opinion I can't rely on that as a 24/7 power source.
I am thinking a Solar Panel with Deep Cycle battery that is sized properly for load and time.
One of my challenges is to find a panel that will not be in constant trouble AC Fail. I did an alarm panel years ago like this on a cabin on top of a mountain and when I fed 12vdc to one of the AC terminals on that particular panel it tricked the panel out of AC Fail. That panel was not a Commercial Fire Listed and is no longer manufactured.
Anyone know of a panel today that will do similar or have any other thoughts on this project???
Thanks for your suggestions.