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Man do I know why you need that. I spent 8 hours one night bailing water from a sump basket in Kansas after the power went out during a storm. I suggest the following options.

1. buy a gas powered generator. When the power goes out you can start this and plug it in. This is what I did. The generator can come in handy other times also. You will need about 15 amps max.

2. purchase a new sump pump with a battery back up.

3. Make your own battery backup system. You need a battery, a charger and a inverter. You need to convert the AC signal to DC.

Remember batteries will not last very long when pumping large quantities of water.

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