I'm currently looking at UPS backups for my home network. Right now, I'm thinking I need/want 8-9 backup outlets. I was figuring on getting 3 cheap 3 outlet back ups. The kind you can find at most any electronics store, so when one "breaks" as these cheap ones have done with me often in the past, I can just replace it with another.
Then I got to thinking about generators.
What would be involved in getting a home generator hooked up to my house? Also, I wonder if there is a way to have it turn on automatically when power goes out. But then how do I keep the power in the house from breifly going out before the generator kicks in? Im guessing this is done in the corporate world by running the critical items on a UPS system, that once normal power goes out (and all non essential things go out, like the lights) the genaerator is turned on, feeding power to the system.
I found this link that sells small sized generators like this: http://www.duropower.com/item.asp?PID=2&FID=2&level=1
Anyone have some thoughts, ideas, insight into home applications like this? I wont mind splitting up points to more then 1 response, just trying to get some ideas and better understand of how I might go about this.