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The GC-1 80 watt panel with fractional voltage supply Mounted on a garden cart. Not installed, a Xantrex 2000 watt sine wave inverter. The LC-1 20 watt panel mounted on a luggage cart. Output 12 volts and 6 volts via a DC/DC Converter powers an AM/FM Radio, Blood Pressure Cuff and anything that uses those voltages. This unit has been used to jump start cars. I use both when the power goes out here in Idaho.
I've got 5 different sized portable power systems I have put together and working on more. I like what you have done and am considering something similar.
Introducing the LC-1. Uber Cart's little brother.The LC-1, built on a luggage cart, puts out 12 volts and 6 volts with a DC/DC converter. The LC-1 has jump started 2 cars, powers my AM/FM Radio, a blood pressure cuff and what ever other small loads you might think of. I picked up a 400 watt inverter at a tag sale I'm experimenting with.
Yeah except the thing only clips the sine wave to lower the voltage. On induction motors it's death but if you need a temperature control for a soldering iron it works good.
I added a small uF value 18 volt electrolytic capacitor across the DC output of the rectifier to smooth out any ripple and got an increase in voltage to 15 volts and on the 6 volt side to 7 volts. I also added an ne2 neon indicator for 110 volts and a momentary switch to discharge the capacitor.
I added a small value electrolytic capacitor across the output of the rectifier to smooth out any ripple and got an increase in voltage to 15 volts and on the 6 volt side to 7 volts. I also added an ne2 neon indicator for 120 volts and a momentary switch to discharge the capacitor. I find the charging abilities of this charger on a car battery to be better with the additional capacitor because the battery goes to full voltage. I use it to charge the batteries on both my portable solar carts when the sun is not out.
Uber Cart !
This reminds me of the light bulb Hams used to use for tuning a transmitter. I may try this circuit some time next winter. Currently I recharge my rechargeable batteries using an AH55 DC/DC Converter set to 3 volts for 2-1.2v NiCads (2.4v) @ 300mA. I find there is no heating of the batteries using the top of my index finger to feel for heat. As a result I find I can leave them all day on the portable solar with no worries and they come out with a full charge. I run alkaline batteries in solar garden lights and they don't seem to have any negative effects as well.Your solution, for me, is unique so I think I will put something together this winter.Winter is building time because of the Boredom Factor where I live in Idaho.
Yeah, government always has to get their greasy little fingers into your business.
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