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how to solar power a small fish tank filter motor? Answered

will be using outside to provide recirculating water for chickens

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iceng (author)2016-07-15

Start with two $4 plastic submersible water pumps 12v 0.40A

(First one will be forgotten and freeze to death)

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/trade-assur...

Add a $13 12v 0.54A solar panel

http://www.ebay.com/itm/portable-10W-Solar-panel-1...

Just wire them together no battery no diode..

The pump only runs during the day but the fouls don't care.

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Josehf Murchison (author)iceng2016-07-16

Chickens do get very inactive in the dark.

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Josehf Murchison (author)2016-07-15

I take it you mean the service voltage water pump type.

Solar cells charge batteries, batteries power power inverter, power inverter runs pump.

You might be interested in this, the new 1 cup coffee makers have a 12 volt water pump in them. With a 12 volt water pump you can skip the power inverter.

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