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This is a portable solar ac power source to run fans/projectors/charge phones/etc. It runs off of 10 rechargeable 1.2 volt batteries and lasts up to 2 hours of fan and phone charging. Recharge can take up to 10 hours due to the low wattage solar panel used.

Intended Purpose:

Run fans and charge phones and laptops. Don't try to run a microwave or something big off it!

Quick Description:

- Solar Rechargeable

- Powers 400 watts AC things

- Lasts up to 2 hours

- Quick recharge time

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Step 1: Parts & Materials

Parts are available on amazon:

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Parts & Materials:

- 10 Battery Holder

- Cobra 400 Watt Inverter

- 1N4007 Diode

- 5 Watt Solar Panel

- Rechargeable Batteries!

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Tools & Equipment:

- Hot Glue Gun

- Soldering Iron

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My Advice:

I am not a fan of buying things so I usually make from what I have. In this instructable I wired 2 four battery holder and 1 two battery holder all in series instead of buying a 10 battery holder. The best part is the holders are recycled from remote control cars.

<p>I need to run a 12,000 BTU/ 60Hz/ 115 volts/ 1120 watts AC for upto 12 hours a day. I was thinking of serial conecting solar panels upto 60 watts (using silcone diodes) together, and increasing the number of rechargeable betteries, and the watt converter to be able to do so. What are your thoughts? This is to create an off grid AC dog house for a puppy. </p>
<p>Great project, thanks for posting!</p>

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