Plug one into a Kill-a-watt and measure the current it uses. I think you'll be surprised.
On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 10:10 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes < email@example.com> wrote: > There is no heat requirement. I use low wattage (?) seedling heat pads > that draw almost no current. Typically these: > > http://www.amazon.com/Hydrofarm-MT10006--19-1-2-Inch-Seedling/dp/B0001WV010/ref=sr_1_1/187-6656968-8374561?ie=UTF8&qid=1441681761&sr=8-1&keywords=seed+heat+pad > > On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 10:18 PM, Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes < > firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > If you want to go solar...I just did a solar install on the motor home. I > > put 2 100W panels on the roof, an MPPT controller (so I could wire the > > panels in series and have the wiring handle the higher voltage more > > efficiently) and 2 Group 27 deep cycle batteries wired in parallel. The > > system works great. The MH already had a 1600W inverter which I use very > > little. > > > > Total cost for all components was about $750. I spent more on the panels > to > > get flexible ones that I could tape with 3M VHB tape to the curved > > fiberglass roof. Rigid panels would cost about $50-100 less IIRC. > > > > The way to go is to figure out what your daily amperage usage would be. > > Battery capacity should be at least twice that amount, and solar input > > should obviously be enough to exceed usage. > > > > I agree with others that the heat requirement likely would overwhelm the > > capabilities of a solar system. > > > > Greg > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of > Andrew > > Strasfogel via Mercedes > > Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2015 10:11 AM > > To: Mercedes Discussion List > > Cc: Andrew Strasfogel > > Subject: [MBZ] OT: Practical solar application > > > > I would like to electrify my shed in the back 40 in order to provide 1) > > simple overhead lighting and 2) a 110V outlet for grow mats under my > > seedlings next spring. > > > > I might also want to recharge batteries for a B&D trimmer, although this > is > > a lesser priority. > > > > There is a sunny spot where I could erect a solar panel, about 15' from > the > > edge of the building. > > > > Anybody out there work with practical solar applications? > > > > Andrew > > Gentleman farmer and rabbit torturer > > _______________________________________ > > 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 > > > > > _______________________________________ > 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 > > -- OK Don NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens! *“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”* – Mark Twain "There are three kinds of men: The ones that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." WILL ROGERS, *The Manly Wisdom of Will Rogers* 2013 F150, 18 mpg 2012 Passat TDI DSG, 44 mpg 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph! _______________________________________ 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