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  • Solaron commented on Solaron's instructable 12 Volt Battery Generator9 months ago
    12 Volt Battery Generator

    Thanks for the comments and link to your instructable! It's been a few years since I posted mine and I have since upgraded a little. I have included a few pictures of my new battery back-up/solar generator. Hope you like it. It features 6 deep cycle MK wheelchair batteries at 76 amps each in parallel . The box is vented in the rear and the lid allows for ventilation as well, although there is very little gassing that occurs with MK batteries. I have attached a 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter to the rear that powers most everything I'd need incase of a power outage. I've had this for a couple years now and have only used it to see what it'll do, never for a power outage. It is wired for a small solar panel/array in the 12 amp range which I intend to increase someday but for now that wo...

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    Thanks for the comments and link to your instructable! It's been a few years since I posted mine and I have since upgraded a little. I have included a few pictures of my new battery back-up/solar generator. Hope you like it. It features 6 deep cycle MK wheelchair batteries at 76 amps each in parallel . The box is vented in the rear and the lid allows for ventilation as well, although there is very little gassing that occurs with MK batteries. I have attached a 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter to the rear that powers most everything I'd need incase of a power outage. I've had this for a couple years now and have only used it to see what it'll do, never for a power outage. It is wired for a small solar panel/array in the 12 amp range which I intend to increase someday but for now that would simply keep the batteries topped off. My wiring job is not pretty but it works.

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