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Solar • Re: Homemade Solar Cart

October 5, 2017 rickdun 0

Flightnurse1 wrote:I am figuring the amp hours out. So each battery is 12amp/hr and I have 12 batteries in the cart. Now that it is built, I plan to slowly change the batteries to deep cycle marine batteries, but for now it’s great. If I had to do it …

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Solar • Re: Homemade Solar Cart

October 5, 2017 rickdun 0

Flightnurse1 wrote:I am figuring the amp hours out. So each battery is 12amp/hr and I have 12 batteries in the cart. Now that it is built, I plan to slowly change the batteries to deep cycle marine batteries, but for now it’s great. If I had to do it …

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Solar • Re: Homemade Solar Cart

October 5, 2017 Flightnurse1 0

I am figuring the amp hours out. So each battery is 12amp/hr and I have 12 batteries in the cart. Now that it is built, I plan to slowly change the batteries to deep cycle marine batteries, but for now it’s great. If I had to do it from scratch, I wou…

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Solar • Re: Homemade Solar Cart

October 3, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Hmmm…That’s impressive.

How many amp hours?

I’m wondering with 6v batteries and an inverter what that might be capable of…….???

A setup like that would be great in the back of my truck for RV camping instead of converting my storage for extra battery storage and access to the sun when the RV is shaded….. 🙂

Thanks for the idea….

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Solar • Homemade Solar Cart

October 2, 2017 Flightnurse1 0

I came up with this idea after a friend gave me two B/P 40watt solar panel and a 800 watt AC converter. I wanted to build something portable so I decided to build it on a wagon. I managed to score 14 batteries (12 volt Lithium 12amp/hr) from the GE guy who came to the hospital to change the batteries in our x-ray room. The 20amp controller has usb ports for charging devices, and the whole thing took about seven hours to build. Works great for a small, portable, solar wagon!

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Solar • Homemade Solar Cart

October 2, 2017 Flightnurse1 0

I came up with this idea after a friend gave me two B/P 40watt solar panel and a 800 watt AC converter. I wanted to build something portable so I decided to build it on a wagon. I managed to score 14 batteries (12 volt Lithium 12amp/hr) from the GE guy who came to the hospital to change the batteries in our x-ray room. The 20amp controller has usb ports for charging devices, and the whole thing took about seven hours to build. Works great for a small, portable, solar wagon!

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Solar • Re: solar panel to charge 12v?

July 26, 2017 Norman11 0

WholesaleSolar .com is an employee owned solar supply in Mt Shasta Ca They have ready designed kits in different sizes. So far I have seen NO RECOMMENDATION for a full sine wave inverter to protect sensitive equipment Be careful what you advise.

Norman11

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Solar • Re: solar panel to charge 12v?

July 26, 2017 Norman11 0

WholesaleSolar .com is an employee owned solar supply in Mt Shasta Ca They have ready designed kits in different sizes. So far I have seen NO RECOMMENDATION for a full sine wave inverter to protect sensitive equipment Be careful what you advise.

Norman11

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Solar • Re: solar panel to charge 12v?

July 26, 2017 anita 0

I have purchased solar panels/battery chargers, etc. from Sundance Solar. I have also gotten solar panels/batteries from Goal Zero. They are expensive, but very easy to use, pretty much idiot proof.

You get what you pay for.

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Solar • Re: solar panel to charge 12v?

July 26, 2017 anita 0

I have purchased solar panels/battery chargers, etc. from Sundance Solar. I have also gotten solar panels/batteries from Goal Zero. They are expensive, but very easy to use, pretty much idiot proof.

You get what you pay for.

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Solar • Re: solar panel to charge 12v?

July 26, 2017 teren 0
repsfo wrote:

danielfillmore wrote:Looking for a cheap solar option to charge a 12v deep cycle, to charge a few things (cell, radio) in case of shtf. Also, anybody know of any good options for connecting such devices that would normally plug into a wall outlet to the 12v battery? I am unfamiliar with that whole setup.

IF you are looking for a small portable setup. Get a power-pack/jump-starter, some come with a power inverter (12 to 120V) built in. Sears Auto has a few different sizes. Get the biggest one you can afford. Then buy between 15 and 45Watts of solar panel. no need for a charge controller beacuse the power-pack/jump-starter has one already built in. If you buy a smaller one that does not have the inverter (12 to 120V) built in, get a cigarette lighter version 85-100Watt.

Hello,
I need to install a solar panel but I don’t know how to install the solar panel and after that how to charge it??

Statistics: Posted by teren — Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:57 am


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Solar • Re: solar panel to charge 12v?

July 26, 2017 teren 0
repsfo wrote:

danielfillmore wrote:Looking for a cheap solar option to charge a 12v deep cycle, to charge a few things (cell, radio) in case of shtf. Also, anybody know of any good options for connecting such devices that would normally plug into a wall outlet to the 12v battery? I am unfamiliar with that whole setup.

IF you are looking for a small portable setup. Get a power-pack/jump-starter, some come with a power inverter (12 to 120V) built in. Sears Auto has a few different sizes. Get the biggest one you can afford. Then buy between 15 and 45Watts of solar panel. no need for a charge controller beacuse the power-pack/jump-starter has one already built in. If you buy a smaller one that does not have the inverter (12 to 120V) built in, get a cigarette lighter version 85-100Watt.

Hello,
I need to install a solar panel but I don’t know how to install the solar panel and after that how to charge it??

Statistics: Posted by teren — Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:57 am


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Solar • Re: solar panel to charge 12v?

July 26, 2017 teren 0
repsfo wrote:

danielfillmore wrote:Looking for a cheap solar option to charge a 12v deep cycle, to charge a few things (cell, radio) in case of shtf. Also, anybody know of any good options for connecting such devices that would normally plug into a wall outlet to the 12v battery? I am unfamiliar with that whole setup.

IF you are looking for a small portable setup. Get a power-pack/jump-starter, some come with a power inverter (12 to 120V) built in. Sears Auto has a few different sizes. Get the biggest one you can afford. Then buy between 15 and 45Watts of solar panel. no need for a charge controller beacuse the power-pack/jump-starter has one already built in. If you buy a smaller one that does not have the inverter (12 to 120V) built in, get a cigarette lighter version 85-100Watt.

Hello,
I need to install a solar panel but I don’t know how to install the solar panel and after that how to charge it??

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Solar • Re: Solar Panel Deal!

July 4, 2017 mike09 0
Murby wrote:
My wife and I will be installing a solar system this year.. We’re going to ordering a bunch of solarworld 270watt panels.. Made in the USA! Some of the highest quality panels made anywhere.. (google reviews on solar world if you doubt me)

The thing with big solar panels that are 3 x 5 feet is that purchasing just two or three of them is not worth the $300+ shipping cost to get them.. But we’re going to be installing 8000 watts worth of Solar Panel Maintenance system so the cost is minor in comparison.

So with that in mind, if anyone in the Michigan area is interested in purchasing a few solar panels for emergencies, if you want to piggyback on my shippment, you can get them for about $1 per watt.. thats ONE DOLLAR per watt.. So a 300 watt panel would run you about $300.. instead of $300 + $300 in shipping costs.

When I have pallets of panels shipped to me, it won’t make any difference if I order 30 of them or 40 of them.

So if anyone is interested, let me know…. huge savings here..

Hello,

May I know What are the economic advantages of using LEDs over conventional light sources??
Thanks in Advance.

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Solar • Re: Solar LED lights and chargers

June 25, 2017 kappydell 0

those solar shed lights from harbor freight are excellent – menards also carries them . harbor freight also carries a lantern type solar lamp for those that want a hand carried version. I buy them every time I see them. cheap, effective, and a swell gift cant have too many…at least 1 per room/workspace/person

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Solar • Re: Solar LED lights and chargers

June 22, 2017 Flightnurse1 0

I like Luci Lights, collapsable, last four hours, and multiple light settings. All for about $15-20 dollars. Another item I have been impressed with is the Solar King Pro. It has a small solar paenl, three light settings, and will charge handheld devices. Cost about 45.00 dollars off Amazon.

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Solar • Re: Solar LED lights and chargers

June 22, 2017 Flightnurse1 0

I like Luci Lights, collapsable, last four hours, and multiple light settings. All for about $15-20 dollars. Another item I have been impressed with is the Solar King Pro. It has a small solar paenl, three light settings, and will charge handheld devices. Cost about 45.00 dollars off Amazon.

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Portable Solar Generator!

June 21, 2017 gman 0

Portable Solar Generator Ray Becker “The Ray Becker Show” Audio player provided! On this episode of The Ray Becker Show we begin with economic news for the week and look at the Markets and other economic indicators. We discuss in detail, Portable Solar Generators. We also cover the basics of electrical PIE. Think about the … Continue reading Portable Solar Generator!

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Solar • Re: Solar LED lights and chargers

June 19, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
ReadyMom wrote:

rebnavy1862 wrote:Harbor Freight sells a light and solar charger combo for $30. I have one in every room of my house. Very bright and they are always charged, ready to go during a power outage. The charger goes in the window and recharges every day. They have an on/off switch. I have had them for years with no problems whatsoever.
Reb

Reb … This one: Image OR This one: Image? ? ? ?

They are BOTH on sale, right now! http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsea … ar+charger

RM, I just now saw your question about solar lights. It is the larger one in the right picture. EVERYTHING is always for ON SALE at Harbor Freight! It costs around $30. Use the on/off switch, not the night time motion detector option.
Reb

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Solar • Re: New Solar Light for bugging out/camping

June 19, 2017 stifn43 0
pelenaka wrote:
This is a kickstarter project thought it was pretty unique in that it’s so darn flexible & lite weight. I already have a Good Solar Panel Maintenance to charge my phone. could run this rope light off of that.
Same peeps who make that stove which produces electricity.

Luminoodle http://gearjunkie.com/led-strand-lantern

You all know me I love those techno-geek gadgets :thumbsup:

~~ pelenaka ~~

Hello
Solar energy is a resource that is not only sustainable for energy consumption, it is indefinitely renewable (at least until the sun runs out in billions of years). Solar power can be used to generate electricity, it is also used in relatively simple technology to heat water (solar water heaters).

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8 Alternative Ways to Cook without Power!

May 23, 2017 gman 0

8 Alternative Ways to Cook without Power Whether stranded in the wilderness by accident, or relaxing at your campsite on a weekend getaway, hunger will come calling – and without traditional cooking instruments or appliances readily accessible, keeping your party fed means trying new methods of cooking. Don’t wait to experiment in the woods; review … Continue reading 8 Alternative Ways to Cook without Power!

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Solar • Re: Sunjack?

May 9, 2017 rickdun 0
theoutback wrote:

LetsPrep11 wrote:Just bought the 20W from Amazon for $199. Since, the has price dropped to $189. It arrived fully charged so I tested it by plugging in the light and fan I’d also purchased. It works great, so far. I’d been thinking about buying it for over a year then decided to ask for Amazon gift cards for Christmas and let my relatives pay for it :D . Preppers are Smart! :clap:

Any more reviews? Anyone?

Outback, my daughter bought one back in February, she likes it, she got it off of Ebay, $85.00 and free shipping. The grandkids use it more than her, a new toy for them.

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Solar • Re: Sunjack?

May 9, 2017 rickdun 0
theoutback wrote:

LetsPrep11 wrote:Just bought the 20W from Amazon for $199. Since, the has price dropped to $189. It arrived fully charged so I tested it by plugging in the light and fan I’d also purchased. It works great, so far. I’d been thinking about buying it for over a year then decided to ask for Amazon gift cards for Christmas and let my relatives pay for it :D . Preppers are Smart! :clap:

Any more reviews? Anyone?

Outback, my daughter bought one back in February, she likes it, she got it off of Ebay, $85.00 and free shipping. The grandkids use it more than her, a new toy for them.

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Solar • Re: Sunjack?

May 9, 2017 theoutback 0
LetsPrep11 wrote:
Just bought the 20W from Amazon for $199. Since, the has price dropped to $189. It arrived fully charged so I tested it by plugging in the light and fan I’d also purchased. It works great, so far. I’d been thinking about buying it for over a year then decided to ask for Amazon gift cards for Christmas and let my relatives pay for it :D . Preppers are Smart! :clap:

Any more reviews? Anyone?

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Cooking with the Sun and the 12th Planet

April 15, 2017 gman 0

Cooking with the Sun and the 12th Planet Forrest & Kyle “The Prepping Academy” Audio in player below! On this episode episode in player below Forrest and Kyle welcome Paul Munsen, President of Sun Ovens, to the show. For the past 28 years SUN OVENS has been proudly made in the U.S. They believe in free … Continue reading Cooking with the Sun and the 12th Planet

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Solar • Re: Solar LED lights and chargers

April 5, 2017 stifn43 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
I’m not jreb, but here is a source.

Harbor Freight sells a light and solar charger combo for $30. I have one in every room of my house. Very bright and they are always charged, ready to go during a power outage. The charger goes in the window and recharges every day. They have an on/off switch. I have had them for years with no problems whatsoever.
Reb

Thanks, It helpful for me.

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Solar • Re: Solar LED lights and chargers

April 5, 2017 stifn43 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
I’m not jreb, but here is a source.

Harbor Freight sells a light and solar charger combo for $30. I have one in every room of my house. Very bright and they are always charged, ready to go during a power outage. The charger goes in the window and recharges every day. They have an on/off switch. I have had them for years with no problems whatsoever.
Reb

Thanks, It helpful for me.

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Solar • Re: Solar LED lights and chargers

April 4, 2017 ReadyMom 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
Harbor Freight sells a light and solar charger combo for $30. I have one in every room of my house. Very bright and they are always charged, ready to go during a power outage. The charger goes in the window and recharges every day. They have an on/off switch. I have had them for years with no problems whatsoever.
Reb

Reb … This one: Image OR This one: Image? ? ? ?

They are BOTH on sale, right now! http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsea … ar+charger

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Solar • Re: Solar LED lights and chargers

April 4, 2017 rebnavy1862 0
stifn43 wrote:

jreb721 wrote:Outdoor solar lights make good battery chargers but what I do is get the lights people are throwing away because they dont realize they can just change the battery and you have a good light. Another good thing you can do is take the solar cells out and make a charger for a 12volt battery. You can buy the best solar energy systems hook 8 of them together and charge a 12volt battery. Good cheap battery chargers for emergencies.

Hello jreb721,

Thanks for the post. Can you tell me From where i can find the affordable solar lighting led??

I’m not jreb, but here is a source.

Harbor Freight sells a light and solar charger combo for $30. I have one in every room of my house. Very bright and they are always charged, ready to go during a power outage. The charger goes in the window and recharges every day. They have an on/off switch. I have had them for years with no problems whatsoever.
Reb

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Solar • Re: Solar LED lights and chargers

April 4, 2017 stifn43 0
jreb721 wrote:
Outdoor solar lights make good battery chargers but what I do is get the lights people are throwing away because they dont realize they can just change the battery and you have a good light. Another good thing you can do is take the solar cells out and make a charger for a 12volt battery. You can buy the best solar energy systems hook 8 of them together and charge a 12volt battery. Good cheap battery chargers for emergencies.

Hello jreb721,

Thanks for the post. Can you tell me From where i can find the affordable solar lighting led??

Statistics: Posted by stifn43 — Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:22 am


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Solar • Solar Panel Deal!

February 16, 2017 Murby 0

My wife and I will be installing a solar system this year.. We’re going to ordering a bunch of solarworld 270watt panels.. Made in the USA! Some of the highest quality panels made anywhere.. (google reviews on solar world if you doubt me)

The thing with big solar panels that are 3 x 5 feet is that purchasing just two or three of them is not worth the $300+ shipping cost to get them.. But we’re going to be installing 8000 watts worth of solar system so the cost is minor in comparison.

So with that in mind, if anyone in the Michigan area is interested in purchasing a few solar panels for emergencies, if you want to piggyback on my shippment, you can get them for about $1 per watt.. thats ONE DOLLAR per watt.. So a 300 watt panel would run you about $300.. instead of $300 + $300 in shipping costs.

When I have pallets of panels shipped to me, it won’t make any difference if I order 30 of them or 40 of them.

So if anyone is interested, let me know…. huge savings here..

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Solar • Re: Fresnel lens

January 19, 2017 arkieready 0

I wondered if there were YouTube videos of a lens direct heating a Dutch oven. Yes! Combining lens and a homemade sun oven. Yup. Lens and reflectors. Indeed.

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Solar • Re: Fresnel lens

January 17, 2017 Argus 0

I have salvaged a couple of them from old projection TVs seen by the curb on trash day. TV repair places might have non-working ones, or you can find them on Craigslist. On a sunny day you can melt a penny with them, or boil water in a can as stated above, or start a fire in seconds. They can break easily. With a frame built of 1x2s slotted lengthwise by running them through a table saw or with a circular saw you can make a holder for it, but you’ll need to move it as the sun moves to keep it focused. Also, don’t look at the concentrated light with no protection, it will give you a heck of a headache and probably damage your eyes. I used doubled welding hood lenses and it seemed to work well. These lenses are capable of instantly charring skin or setting fires if left unattended, so use caution, the larger they are the more powerful.

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Solar • Re: Fresnel lens

January 17, 2017 arkieready 0

Thank you, swamp, for posting the correct link. I mangled it.

That guy, Dan Rojas, has a nice site. Parabolics, too. And projects for water lens. Food for thought.

I have boiled water in a beer bottle with my cheap little lens. And burned stuff, of course.
But my idea was to combine a sun oven with a fresnel lens to cook quicker and hotter. Not done that yet.
I know distillation for clean water is doable. What about solar water heater plus fresnel lens boost? I’m thinking using a lens to boost any passive solar project would work. Including those passive solar “window heater box” thingies. Even off focus cheapies produce a lot of heat. My 5×7 $5 one was dangerous enough.
I still think there HAD to be threads or subjects here. Maybe they got lost in the move.

Statistics: Posted by arkieready — Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:03 am