Thanks - that helps.  I wonder why there is no simple kit that goes from PV
to 110 V without all the interconnecting parapernalia, battery, inverters,
etc.

On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 3:46 PM, fmiser via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
wrote:

> > Andrew wrote:
> >
> > I am still puzzled at how to plug in my heat mats into a
> > solar setup.
>
> A solar panel will generate direct current (DC).  A power
> cell - and therefore a battery - can only store DC.  If you
> need alternating current (AC), then a converter is needed.
> It is called an "inverter".   Small ones (low power) are
> pretty cheap.  Big ones are not.  Ideal is to get an inverter
> with a power rating close to your power needs.  If you have
> 80 Watts of seedling heaters, get a 100-120 W inverter, not a
> 750 W.
>
> The process of creating AC from DC is not perfect.  Thus to
> get 80 W of AC will typically require 90-110 W of DC.
>
> The capacity of the photo-voltaic panel, capacity of the
> battery, and the power rating of the inverter all depend on
> the size of the load.
>
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