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I've got some solar panels on the roof. They were connected to a charger and keeping an assortment of batteries ...


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Old 01-11-2017, 02:40 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I've got some solar panels on the roof. They were connected to a charger and keeping an assortment of batteries charged. I then had an inverter connected to the batteries that would power lights etc. Something happened to the batteries. I think they need more attention than I was giving to them. I need to get back out there and figure out what was going on. I also need a better inverter. The one I had was inexpensive. No...lets call it what it really is. CHEAP foreign crap. I need to get a better sine wave inverter. The old one kept killing my light timers. Try, try again......
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Originally Posted by Dubyagee View Post
I made a generator out of a salvaged water cooled three cylinder Kubota and an ST 10k gen head. Powers most of the house and burns 1 gallon of diesel every 4 hours.

Heres a pic of the test and tune stage.

Now that is fairly impressive. I am looking at alternative power sources myself at the moment, and I have though of a generator, but building my own was something on the back burner for me since I have gotten lazy and sold my toolbox sometime ago. Didn't like the thoughts of my expensive tools rusting in my garage, so I help a guy out at work that just went into the shop and needed some.
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How quiet is it?


Its fairly quiet. Half as loud as my 8k gas honda.
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