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Backup for Propane Heater!

I have a Pro-Com QL300RYLA propane heater with a internal blower in my house. It is controlled via a remote. For the first time this Winter, we had a brief "power glitch" (of no more than a second, or two) but it was enough of an interruption that the pilot light went out on the unit. I had to press the IGN (ignition) button on the remote to restart the pilot light. I am concerned that if I am not at home when that happens and the weather is freezing then I might end up with frozen pipes since there would be no heat in the house. Can I connect my heater (it draws 32 watts) to a PowMax 650 to ensure there is no interruption in the electricity to the unit?

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Should not be a problem if it is only a very short power outage, anything of any duration and it will run out of power.

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