Instructables: question - solar http://www.instructables.com Sat, 2 Aug 2014 02:21:17 PDT BLOX v1.01 Inverter question? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Inverter-question/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif tgferreira184 I have recently made a pond in my garden and to avoid spending lots of money in electricity, I decided that I would power it with a solar panel. My pump is 220v 34w, so I thought that a 40 or 50w solar panel should work. However, i can't find any 40-50w inverter, only about 150w. So, my question is,...
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:57:57 PDT
I need to make a project on the remote control car using solar cells? How to make it? http://www.instructables.com/answers/I-need-to-make-a-project-on-the-remote-control-car/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Beyanagari sudheer reddy A  remote  control car using a solar plate to store the energy in  battery's and how to make the remote control car by using the solar plates?
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:42:07 PDT
Is it possible/safe to plug photovoltaic electricity into wall socket? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Is-it-possiblesafe-to-plug-photovoltaic-electricit/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Fabio M I have a photovoltaic panel and I want to connect it to the AC power line of my house. To  connect it to the electrical panel of the house I should use long wires. So I thought: "Is it possible to plug it into the nearest wall socket?" Of course I don't want to put straightway DC from the photovol...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:58:13 PDT
Trouble with homemade Solar Charger for AA AAA Batteries. Parallel issue? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Trouble-with-homemade-Solar-Charger-for-AA-AAA-Bat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/VIH9/HPA4DZEC/FRRVIH9HPA4DZEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/VIH9/HPA4DZEC/FRRVIH9HPA4DZEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/VIH9/HPA4DZEC/FRRVIH9HPA4DZEC.SMALL.jpg Smizz94 So I decided to make my own homemade solar charger to charge Double AA and Triple AAA batteries and I have been having issues and don't know what's wrong since I have made one before. Maybe this one is too complex? I had bought 3 cells online for just under $4. Each one generates approximately 2.3V...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:04:33 PST
I need help building a 1.3V solar charger from garden light cells? http://www.instructables.com/answers/I-need-help-building-a-13V-solar-charger-from-gar/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Fypsigon Hi! I need some help with building a solar charger...I don´t know much about electronics, maybe one of you has the patience to answer a few questions? The device I want to charge has a label that says 1.3V=2W (there is 1 rechargeable Nickel-Cadmium battery inside), the wall charger is labeled 1.3V...
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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:04:10 PDT
How to use the solar PV Panel ?? http://www.instructables.com/answers/what-to-calculate-the-need-of-solar-panel-accordin/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif engineer.arpit WHAT I have to do.. How to charge battery and give all such loads. How To make Solar Panel Really Working for my home
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Sat, 27 Oct 2012 19:59:40 PDT
How to build soler panel? http://www.instructables.com/answers/How-to-build-soler-panel/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif milanoskt477 Any body help me about to make a solar panel for over 4.5 V at home, required material and other essentials?  material should be cheapest. I will be very thank full to you! Adeel naveed
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Fri, 19 Oct 2012 07:12:20 PDT
Alternative Energies house hookup? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Alternative-Energies-house-hookup/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Gamingfield I was wondering if there is a name for a specific term.  I want to create a wind or water turbine using old PC fans and rectifier diodes (which i have successfully done before).  I intend to create many of these and hopefully hook them to my house which is currently still on the main grid.  But i wa...
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Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:26:38 PDT
Low Powered Air Conditioner http://www.instructables.com/answers/Low-Powered-Air-Conditioner/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Keefe I live in a converted bus made into a mobile home in Outback Australia. I'm currently building a 'Solar System'  so I can go anywhere without relying on hooking up to mains power. The biggest problem I'm having is finding an 'Inverter' that will handle power consumption to run my 'Fridge' and ''Air...
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Sat, 28 Jul 2012 01:57:09 PDT
Can I use cat5 wire to extend the length of solar cells/battery packs for my deck lights? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Can-I-use-cat5-wire-to-extend-the-length-of-solar/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Punmunkey I have four sets of solar deck lights on back porch but can't get good sun. The solar cell/ battery pack has 3 rechargeable 1.5 AA batteries and I'm pretty sure it connects to the light string with 24 or 22 gauge braided wire. Can I use cat5 22 gauge solid copper to extend the panels about 75 feet f...
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Thu, 7 Jun 2012 20:44:49 PDT
Reviving lawn light solar cells. http://www.instructables.com/answers/Reviving-lawn-light-solar-cells/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif huck alexander Hello All, I have several solar cells from old dead lawn/driveway lights.  Ultimately, I'm sure that it was the rechargeable battery that failed, but the solar cells are in some sorry shape, also. While they have not been tested outside in bright sunlight, in my workshop, shining a high lumen flas...
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Tue, 29 May 2012 22:41:27 PDT
Why do I need a blocking diode on the output end of a solar panel? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Why-do-I-need-a-blocking-diode-on-the-output-end-o/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif javajunkie1976 In some of the instructables dealing with solar panels, the instructions call for a 1N314 blocking diode. Is this really necessary? What happens if you don't put one in? Does the solar panel glow or something? Would a LED be just as useful? Where could I scavenge one if I had to use such a diode?
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Mon, 21 May 2012 17:20:12 PDT
Best type of batteries for solar panel use? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Best-type-of-batteries-for-solar-panel-use/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif action_owl I'm looking for something with a long lifetime that needs little maintenance, and is recyclable. Currently leaning towards "Absorbed Glass Mat" batteries. Has anyone had any issues using those, is there something better out there?
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Mon, 2 Apr 2012 11:25:35 PDT
I need some help. If I wanted to use a car battery to run an inverter for the use of nebulizers, how do I go about this? http://www.instructables.com/answers/I-need-some-help-If-I-wanted-to-use-a-car-battery/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Jwillis630 Inverter to car battery
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Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:21:52 PST
I have a 6 v 100ma solar panel.. when i try to run a toy motor of 3v it doesnt run... can any one help me?? http://www.instructables.com/answers/I-have-a-6-v-100ma-solar-panel-when-i-try-to-run/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif krishnan111 solar toy  motor to work from 6v 100ma panel..
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Sat, 11 Feb 2012 07:51:58 PST
What are the cheaper possible methods of compressing a gas without using reciprocating or rotary compressor? http://www.instructables.com/answers/What-are-the-cheaper-possible-methods-of-compressi/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif akshay.tale We are working on a project to compress a producer gas(N2: 50.9%, CO: 27.0%, H2: 14.0%, CO2: 4.5%, CH4: 3.0%, O2: 0.6%). It is just like a bio-gas. It can be used as a cooking gas or for any heating purpose. Any cheaper methods to compress such gas costing low price?
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Wed, 25 Jan 2012 04:36:01 PST
Would a 18.15 mA, 3.2 V solar cell have a strong enough output to charge 4 1.2 V 400 mAh batteries? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Would-a-1815-mA-32-V-solar-cell-have-a-strong-e/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif BucketBasher I'm currently working on a project that uses 1 Solar Yard Light cell to charge up 4 SYL batteries and am not sure if the cell, (rated at 3.268 V and 18.15 mA), would be strong enough to charge up 4 SYL batteries. The batteries are rated at 400mAh capacity; Fast Charge Rate is 400 mA; Standard Charge...
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Thu, 20 Oct 2011 18:48:07 PDT
why do my solar-powered computer speakers sound terrible? http://www.instructables.com/answers/why-do-my-solar-powered-computer-speakers-sound-te/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif noapparentfunction i'm trying to run a pair of computer speakers off a solar panel. they're a pair of Sony speakers connected by a wire and there's an optional 4x AA compartment in addition to the 6V power port. i've used a solar panel (rigged to the battery compartment leads). while the sound is loud, the lows (bass)...
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Wed, 6 Jul 2011 17:51:00 PDT
Has anyone ever mated flexible solar panels to vertical window blinds? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Has-anyone-ever-mated-flexible-solar-panels-to-ver/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif javajunkie1976 If you think about the amount of square footage that your average window or sliding glass door has, that's a LOT of potential space for solar panels! Are there any manufacturers that do this or has anyone here posted something about this?
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Wed, 6 Jul 2011 15:12:58 PDT
Solar power questions? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Solar-power-questions/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif alpe_97 I have this same solar panel 5 watt 12 volt panel  http://store.bruntonoutdoor.com/portable-power/panels-and-chargers/solarflat-trade-5-12v-orange/ And a 400 watt power inverter. What type of lightweight battery should i get? (12 volt, something amp battery)
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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 16:49:19 PDT
How do I make a string of LED lights so they can be spaced at the point where I want them to be? http://www.instructables.com/answers/How-do-I-make-a-string-of-LED-lights-so-they-can-b/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif terriradke Follow up question from my last posting.....I don't know how to make the wire long/short enough  to put the LED lights inside the soda bottles, to they hit at the right spot. So as to illuminate the waterfall.
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Sat, 4 Jun 2011 20:26:27 PDT
Can anyone give me instructions on how to build a solar fountain? One that fits into a large plastic planter.? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Can-anyone-give-me-instructions-on-how-to-build-a-/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif terriradke I'm still working on "green" craft items and I am thinking about using soda pop bottoms for the center piece of a fountain that water falls from one bottom down to the next and having it recycle the water. It would have to be a small pump...but would like to find the pumps that work on solar ( and...
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Sat, 4 Jun 2011 19:39:41 PDT
How to make solar lighted finials for privacy fence? http://www.instructables.com/answers/How-to-make-solar-lighted-finials-for-privacy-fenc/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif gharper1 A family member has these lighted finials on their privacy fence and I love the look they provide. But when I was putting up our fence last year, I found out that those little lights are expensive! When surfing around on this site, I found the instructable for sun jars (or solar jars) and thought t...
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Fri, 20 May 2011 09:05:43 PDT
solar led? http://www.instructables.com/answers/solar-led/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif time out First time working with leds. I'm building a 4 foot lighthouse. I have some solars lying around that have three batteries inside which says 15Hrs at 60ma and 1.5Hrs at 600ma. Would there be something i could put together with leds or a kit to simulate a lighthouse light
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Sat, 7 May 2011 04:39:51 PDT
I want a solar powered electric motor to turn my compost barrel How do I determine correct motor, solar panel, battery? http://www.instructables.com/answers/I-want-a-solar-powered-electric-motor-to-turn-my-c/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif C17Tech
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Fri, 22 Apr 2011 03:01:38 PDT
Can I attach a heating coil to a solar panel without damaging the panel? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Can-I-attach-a-heating-coil-to-a-solar-panel-witho/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif martzsam Would everything explode, or am I worrying to much?
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Mon, 4 Apr 2011 17:28:07 PDT
Needed single Photovolteic Panel Tracker, either freon or made from a automobile wiper motor aparatus? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Needed-single-Photovolteic-Panel-Tracker-either-f/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif sunlantia I need a tracker so my panel will track the sun all day. Please email. Sunlantia
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Wed, 2 Mar 2011 13:15:22 PST
where to buy solar cells in the uk? http://www.instructables.com/answers/where-to-buy-solar-cells-in-the-uk/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif john.the.plumber can anybody help me to find a seller of monochrystaline or polychrystaline solar cells in the uk. there are some on ebay but none offer a gaurantee. i would like to buy in person if this is possible. many thanks for reading.
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Wed, 26 Jan 2011 01:05:17 PST
How to hack a solar electric fence charger to power a 12v water pump? http://www.instructables.com/answers/How-to-hack-a-solar-electric-fence-charger-to-powe/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Bennytee I have an old solar powered electric fence charger that I'm looking at using to power a 12v water or air pump for my fishpond, how can I hack the charger unit so that it provides constant power instead of intermittent bursts?
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Sat, 1 Jan 2011 04:24:49 PST
Solar http://www.instructables.com/answers/Solar-3/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif bullit224 Using 2 or 3 batch solar water heaters will this sufficiently heat a 20 by 20 concrete floor well enough to wear light boots Ambient temperature 29 degrees!
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Thu, 9 Dec 2010 17:06:46 PST
Could I use a couple sun traking silicon solar cells to power several garden lights? http://www.instructables.com/answers/Could-I-use-a-couple-sun-traking-silicon-solar-cel/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Houdinipeter I saw in http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-PV-tracker/ that a sun tracking solar panel raises output by 30-50%... I also saw garden lights with really small solar panels on them... So i came up with an idea to use a couple solar panels to power a whole set of garden lights! Is this possible? ...
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Sun, 3 Oct 2010 14:53:24 PDT
lady gaga's e-mail,who knows????? http://www.instructables.com/answers/lady-gagas-e-mailwho-knows/ http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif lala1989 as the title~thank so much if i got this~
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Tue, 24 Aug 2010 11:18:39 PDT