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  1. DIY - Do It Yourself
    video of my micro steam power plant https://youtu.be/RPZmmxDZyJg Here is an amateur video of one of my little steam power plants. I give some basic information in the video description. I can already imagine some of the armchair critique : "not powerful enough, too much trouble...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi, I'm having some trouble with my inverter, and I'm hoping to find someone who has faced (and resolved) this sort of issue. We live completely off-grid, and have a 650AH battery bank charged by 1KW of panels, and charge-controlled via two Tracer MPPT charge controllers. Overall, it works...
  3. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I needed a portable 12v and AC power setup for field charging my Ham radios, cell phone, Laptop, etc... and so I put this together with some slightly used UPS batteries . I rigged up a 300W inverter and made a auxiliary box with 2 -12v cigarette lighter plugs and a set of banana plug hook used...
  4. DIY - Do It Yourself
    In my, apparently never ending search for an acceptable camping/disaster light I picked up a Harbor freight (Cen-Tech - item#66944) cheap inverter (~$17 with a 25% off coupon ~$14 out the door). http://www.harborfreight.com/80-watt-continuous-200-watt-peak-slim-power-inverter-66944.html...
  5. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I have tried searching and have found a few answers to this throughout different threads, but figured having ONE location would be beneficial. If you were buying a pure sine wave inverter, what would you get, and why?
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    OK Guys and Gals, Here are some PICS of what I have bought for my Solar charging kit. The idea is to make the Solar Charger as portable as possible and hopefully fit in my B.O.B. So, Here are the pics: Batteries: 2x 6V Rechargeable Lantern Batteries $18 @ Walmart Inverter: Cobra CPI...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Check this out.....:thumb: Harbor Fright has a 5,000 watt continuous /10,000 watt peak Power Inverter on sale for $399.99 (reg price $599.99) pretty good savings, huh. LINKAGE Well I did some searching and found a coupon code at Dealigg. Coupon Code 99094294 LINKAGE So, I drive on down there...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As you do, I've just been beetling around on the Internet researching things and stumbled on generators and have been reading up about them; particularly inverter generators as I think the flexibility to use with electronics would be useful. I can't justify the expense at the moment ... but I'm...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Off-Grid Solar For Dummies – Putting A System Together From Scratch Don’t let the title fool ya’…I’m the dummy here. And as “from scratch” goes, it’s me scratching my head a lot more than I like to. There are many on this board that can do this stuff blindfolded; electricity is not my strong...
  10. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I am looking at getting a chest freezer. The tag on the back says it draws 1.7 amps. So running wattage would be 1.7x120 = 204 watts....right? The tag didn't say anything about starting amps. Does anyone have a guess about what the starting wattage would be so I can make sure I have an...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    When you think that you get free power while the car is running, whats not to like. I just bought one for 7.50 at the black and decker store...100 watts. I keep it in my car in the glove box...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I got a small solar setup now. Basically I only have 1 deep cycle battery hooked up right now to it so I am wanting to be very miserly with my usage. I am wanting to hook up an inverter but have a basic usage question to ask. Let's say that I hook up a small 100Watt inverter. Now this is...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    okay, I went around with the iPhone and took pictures of our power system. I can't put pictures into the forum with the phone, so you'll have to visit the blog for pictures, but here is our system: 4 Rolls 6v deep cycle batteries wired as a 24v array. Outback MX60 MPPT charge controller Outback...
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