Extension cord from the house to the shed would be vetoed immediately by SWMBO.
On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 3:46 PM, Andrew Strasfogel <astrasfo...@gmail.com> wrote: > 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org > > 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. >> >> _______________________________________ >> http://www.okiebenz.com >> >> To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ >> >> To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: >> http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com >> >> > _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com