Okay, Fat Cat saw this on youtube and thought we could do an instructable on it. We highly recommend that you check out the link to the video by KK's Boathouse. It is very well done and explains in great detail.
We are showing you the power pack that Fat Cat made. We have been able to charge a phone, use the soldering iron, and have a shop light on all at the same time.
We are not responsible for any damage or injuries that may occur due to making and / or using the power pack. Be smart and be safe.
Step 1: Materials
-WalMart Marine Group 24-31
Butt Splice x2
Deep Cycle Battery
-Or Hole Cutter
Ring Terminal x2
Step 2: Socket
Step 3: Connecting
Step 4: Connect Battery
Step 5: Connect
Step 6: Hmmm
Fat Cat said he wanted to build a back up power supply for the sump pump in the basement. When tested it blew the 20 amp fuse and with a 30 amp fuse the inverter would shut down when the pump would try to kick on. We think his 300w inverter is to small. What do you think?
The 300w inverter worked well with a soldering iron, shop light, and charging an iPhone all at the same time.
How to recharge? Battery charger is what we have for now. We are thinking about a trickle charge solar panel but we need to figure that out still.
Please check out KK's Boathouse at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tf3fngKA-c .