25 Responses to “small solar panels -Small Solar Power Solution, With a Budget of $150 (Part 1)”
how are you , If anyone else is find out the most effective secrets for
solar power try Banfan Genie Solar Power (should be on google have a look)?
Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my partner got great results
with it – saved a ton of money
Glad the video helped. The enclosure is totally up to you. For instance, my
larger charge controller is mounted in a tool box. Hopefully, I will have a
video for that system out shortly. Please let me know if you have any
questions. And, thank you for the great review.
Yes. I use different types of 12 volt to 5 volt converters. In my ammo can,
I have added a 5 volt USB converter, that will power/charge all USB devices
(at least the ones I have tried it with). But you can also get these
converters with other ends; micro USB, mini-USB, etc. Go to Amazon and
search drok usb for examples. I purchased all of mine from China, but you
have to wait several weeks before they get here. We have another project
that we will release soon that uses some of the converters.
I am looking at using a larger solar panel for my setup. Youtube doesn’t
let me post a link so the name is below. I was wondering if you could tell
me if it would work with the sunforce 7A charge controller? It appears the
panel is within range for the controller but the panel does not specify
that it is designed for 12v, though it looks like it is. It is the
“LiteFuze® 30W Mono-crystalline Solar Panel 30 Watt – High-Efficiency –
Durable Heavy Duty Long Lasting Frame” on Amazon.
great video ..would hate to see those terminals come loose though (with
velcro) made a couple of these boxes and had velcro come off. ive now
secured them and spaced them well apart. just sharing the little i know
I built an ammo can boombox once. Considered sealed lead acid battery for
power source. Caution – (I am not an expert)-however I did read and looked
at videos on sealed lead acid batteries. A couple of things : A sealed L-A
battery is in fact, not sealed at all. There is a rectangular top that can
pop off and reveal the holes that go into each cell. They vent gas when
charging. Could be corrosive or explosive. Not a good idea to charge in a
closed container! Charge well ventilated area!
Yes, your inverter will work. I have purchased a small inverter, and it can
run my vacuum sealer, laptop, and even ran a friends Sleep Apnea machine.
If you are using an inverter, increase the fuse size from 5 AMP to 10 AMP.
Sorry, it has taken me so long to reply. Getting ready for and enduring
Hurricane Sandy, and a hectic work schedule has been crazy the past week.
To answer your question, I do not know of a solution that will keep the
integrity of the ammo can (water resistance). If this is not a concern, or
you are not using an ammo can, see the video comments for links to products
(you cannot post links in comments.)