I'm building a solar powered lighting for a farm, what will be the power consumption for a 10 white led.
Posted by yousaf65 8 years ago
Here's what I know: Watts (P) = Amps (I) x Volts (E). What I don't know is if I have a solar panel that is rated at 12v, 0.125 mW I can do the above equation to get that my amps are 0.01. Does that sound right? My real Q, is what is the best power battery to store this energy? Should I only use 8 "D" cells? Could I use a 12 v motorcycle battery? If I use Ni-Cd batteries, is the fact that the batteries are rated at 2500 ma make any difference? Is there a website where I can get a good feel for what batteries are good for what type of activity, solar cells, etc? thanx, sam
Posted by wanzie 7 years ago
Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago
The Tweet-a-Watt is a cool hack that was made by Adafruit (Limor Fried and Phillip Torrone). It would tweet your energy usage from one outlet so you could be more aware of how much juice you're pulling through the lines. Now you can connect it with Google's Powermeter and get some nice graphs of your energy usage. Hit the link for more info and get the code to do it yourself. Tweet-a-Watt now works with Google Powermeter!
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
The good folks at Wicked Lasers unveiled their latest handheld high power laser: the Spider III Pro Arctic packs a blistering 445nm, blue, 1W beam that can SET YOU ON FIYAH for a mere $197.97. Wait wasn't the last one like 2 grand? Yup. Go check it out yourself, the website is loading slowly, presumably trampled under cyber foot as loads of people go to drool and purchase theirs. I'll wait. ... Yeah, it is real. Yeah, I want one too. Lasting 2 hours on a single charge, and sporting a scifilicous anodized aircraft aluminum body, this beauty packs quite a punch, apparently it is capable of setting bare flesh on fire almost instantly. Ouch. Now I REALLY want one. Who needs a gun when the tactical laser will make any offender scream and run away?
Posted by KentsOkay 8 years ago
I want to make a 1 watt violet laser, by using a 1 watt 808 nm laser and channeling the laser through a KTP crystal. Judging from my humble knowledge of second harmonic generation, That should create a 1 watt violet laser beam. Correct?
Posted by Nexoid 7 years ago
I'm looking for or to make a 100 watt amp, I can't seem to find any. If you know where i can find one online or a schematic to build one please let me know! Also is it possible to resist or lower the amps from an amplifier or will I have to specifically get a 30 watt amp for the mid range speaker. I am attempting an "led music box on steroids" project hahaha.... basically what I am going to do is make a clear plastic box and put leds and speakers and a 6" sub in it. Kinda bored and looking for a fun project and this came to mind. I'm open to any suggestions to make it better or ideas on how to power the speakers. Thank you in advance! The sub woofer I'm looking to power http://www.electronix.com/100-watt-woofer-speaker-ohm-p-13521.html and the mid range speaker http://www.electronix.com/30-watt-midrange-speaker-p-13507.html Might think about putting a tweeter in too
Posted by zcm87 6 years ago
Hello I have built this circuit, it can drive cfl's up to 15w, how do i modify it so that it can drive cfl's up to 25w? I am using D313 for his project as the D882 didn't gave me the results i needed. Using 12v battery. Here is the original instructable link https://www.instructables.com/id/A-simple-low-voltage-inverter-for-fluorescent-lam/?ALLSTEPS (This question is optional) Do u think the transformer i made for this circuit can be used for the famous Jeanna's light (Joule's Thief). If yes then how it would connect on the circuit? I will be making two or three more transformers like this. Do u think it needs modifications for its working like number of turns for the primary, secondary and feedback, different wire gauge?
Posted by Clarkdale44 3 years ago
I have a 18 volt 25 watt power supply I would like to sell. It converts AC to DC and comes with the power cord. I was going to use it to make an adjustable power supply but ended up getting something I liked better. I'm asking for 10 bucks shipped anywhere in the USA. Paypal is what I would like to use for payment. Thanks for looking. Edit: On the board for the psu it says 18 volt but with my volt meter and no load it is showing 19.24.
Posted by r1dd1ck913 5 years ago
Hello Instructables community! I'd like to make a desk lamp, and I'd like to plug it into a wall. Now here is my dilemma I have, the lamp would have 9 main lights inside glass globes and I'd like to have small little lights (like LEDs) around the outside like little points of light. Now in my experience LEDs aren't typically plugged into the 120V wall socket. I have a friend who's good with electronics who has tossed around LEDs, fiber optics, etc and it's all just mind boggling to me. He's even suggested using some kind of controller to make the small lights twinkle and I have no experience with that kind of thing. I'd appreciate if I could get some input as in what options I have for lighting this lamp. Right now it sounds like a valid idea is to use "super bright" LEDs for the 9 big lights and just regular LEDs for the multiple points of light around it. I can provide as much additional details as needed. Thank you for any input.
Posted by hzillmer 4 years ago
Guys please help me out i havent built this device yet but it has to work trust me read my instructable and it should make perfect sense www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-perpetual-motion-device-Gotthard-G/ thanks to all who contribute if you have any questions or theory of why it wont work shoot me an email email@example.com
Posted by BTBAMYEAH 8 years ago
Hey guys, first post here, so be kind, I suppose. :PI'm building a set of speakers, loosely based off of the super loud, super long lasting speakers instructable (found here https://www.instructables.com/id/super-portable-super-loud-long-lasting-battery-/ ) I wanted to take these, and make them significantly better.First of all, I was going to substitute in car speakers. The upside of that is that I also get bass without having to go out and buy woofers and wire up a crossover. I've been looking around on partsexpress, and it seems like most have an impedence of 4 ohms, and range from 75 to 150 RMS. I'm aware that the general rule of thumb is that you double the RMS for the amplifier. However, I'm not sure about soe of the other parts. Should the speakers be wired in series or parallel? If they're wired in parallel, should I be looking for an amp with 2 ohms of resistance, since it's two speakers at 4 ohms? If not, can speakers be easily wired in series?Next question, batteries. Where in the hell do I get some good LiPo batteries? I know this thing is going to go through electricity like candy, so I want high wattage and high capacity.The wattage brings me to my last question. These speakers are rated for a maximum input of 70 watts or more. I can't get a battery to go anywhere near that capacity. Will the speakers be harmed by a lower wattage supply? Significantly lower, I might add, most probably not more than twelve, even if I array the batteries into my own pack. How will that affect the speakers?Sorry, one last; concerning the rule of thumb in which you should double the voltage of the speakers RMS for your amp, if I can't find an amp that does that exactly, should I have my amp be slightly overpowered, or slightly underpowered?Thanks for all the help on this one :)
Posted by headinmysights 9 years ago
I am currently building an LED panel, and need some help setting up the regulators. I am using LM1084-ADJ regulators. What I was wondering is if anyone can tell me how to regulate the current, as in the math I need to calculate what resistance value I have to put between the adjustable, and Vout pins. The guy I was using simply stopped replying.
Posted by MaXoR 8 years ago
Hello, I want to wire a 50 watt led to run off of 12 volts. here is info on components: 50 watt led forward voltage:30-36 Vdc forward current: 1750-3000mA DC/DC converter: input volts: 12DC output volts: 48DC output current:3A Can I use resistors to make this work?
Posted by flatfish 4 years ago
Hi there I am wanting to drive 5 100 watt Cool white LEDs at half power total of 250 watts. Each LED spec is 32-34 volts DC @ 3.5 amps. Ideally I would like to drive from one power supply. or 2 at most, any advice would be welcome. please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by JohnT10 3 years ago
UL Solar has 12 volt 5 watt solar panels for $19.99. I bought a couple of these about 2 years ago. The price has not been this low since then. http://www.ul-solar.com/5_Watt_12_Volt_multicrystalline_solar_panel_p/stp005p.htm Luxstar is not affiliated with UL Solar.
Posted by luxstar 5 years ago
As you can see I have a car amp and some speakers, can anyone with speaker or amp knowledge please tell me (or even better draw a diagram :D) of the best (most efficient / loudest) way to wire all these up, the specs are as follows… AMP 2/1 channel amplifier Max power – 400 watt 4 ohm stereo – 2 x 75 watts RMS 2 ohm stereo – 2 x 100 watts RMS ROUND SPEAKERS (midwoofers) 4 ohm 25 watt RECTANGE SPEAKERS (tweeters) 4 ohm 4 watt Thanks for your help! (P.S my plan is to build a portable sound system powered by a car battery)
Posted by superrob 6 years ago
Hello, forgive me if this is not the right blog to post i was just not sure where to ask. i have a 5w led that came off a flash light i would like to either do my own flash light or install it in my house as a light, how can i do that and what do i need to power it, the only thing i know about the flash light is that is a 5 watt. also i dont know much about leds so if you guys can help that will be really cool. thanks
Posted by Nelson_Yepez 7 years ago
This spring I am looking to build a pontoon boat from scratch (Besides the pontoon logs). Its going to be a large boat and I am wanting a few amenities to go along with it. Im trying to figure away convert the car battery wich is on the boat to power appliances such as mini-fridge, lights, radio, box fan, and maybe a PS2 with Television. I need a high wattage out-put to power everything too. For sure: 8 lights - 75 Watts ea. 20 inch tall Mini-fridge - 200 watts Stereo - 150 watts Box Fan - 120 Watts Maybes: PS2 - 180 watts 20" Television - 300 watts I want this to work if all the for sures were going at once. I want to know how many car batteries I will need approx for 10 hours (or longer) of use with the "For Sures" And I want a clean way of doing this. Any advice would be much appreciated!
Posted by d_child 10 years ago
Hi guys, i recently bought a mini compressor for cake decorating. Its a "ABD TC-20" and i bought it at TCPglobal. Problem is, i dont know how many Watts it uses! You see, i bought it as a pressent for my wife. "Nice? Yes!" "Bought with my nose and not my brain? Yes! Im living in Holland, and our network works on 220volt at 50Hz. The compressor i bought works on american standerd, 110volt at 60hz. So i need a converter to make the machine work without frying its circuits... If i buy a converter specificaly for this machine, it has to have the right amount of Watts. i know, i can buy a converter that handles Watts in the range of 1000Watts, cuzz more watts on a converter is better, but than i'd have to buy one thats quite expensive. Because if the compressor only uses, lets say, 50 watts, i could buy one that has a max of about 100 / 150 for a waaaay lesser price than the one thats more powerfull. It would be 50EU for the smaller converter against 200EU or more for the bigger one. So, if you happen to know something on this subject, i would be more than happy with any info you've got ;-) greets! P.S. At the moment i wrote this, the package is stil on its way from america to my house. So i dont have a box or machine sticker to sneak the info i need from...
Posted by AriedeB 5 years ago
I'd like to buy some LEDs off ebay and build some LED arrays but I'm confused as to how to wire it. For example, lets say I have 100 watts of LEDs (aka 1 watt x 100 LEDs or 10 watts x 10 LEDs) as an extreme example and each LED has a max voltage of 12 volts. Then lets say I have a power supply that provides 100 watts at 12 volts. How would I wire it? I'm worried that if I hook it up, lots of LEDs will just burn out. Just help me understand what I need to watch out for here. I'm obviously a super novice. Have pity.
Posted by WillE2 3 years ago
Help with LEDs (2 Part Question- Answer what you can) I got a reel of 5 Meters SMD 3528 Epistar LEDs Power Source: 12 Volts DC Wattage: 60 Watts Power Consumption (W/m):18 Watts / Meter LED Chip Model: SMD 5630 LEDs Number/M: 60 pcs / Meter How many Amps needed in a charge controller? Solar Cells Average Power (Watts): 2.6 Wp Average Current (Amps): 5.2 Imax Average Voltage (Volts): 0.5 Vmax Do I need to wire the solar cells 3 in series to reach 15.6 volts (Calculated loss so not 12v) and then parallel to reach 60 watts for the LEDs? (I plan to have around 70 watts just for incase and rely on the charge controller to lower voltage to 12V.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (I am using a standard car battery. An old one that has lost a lot of juice, but I tested the LEDs on it and it still works.) Is this okay? Am I doing things right? Thank you all for your help!!! :o)
Posted by Learning Exp 3 years ago
I've been using a palm t3 as a MP4 player for about a year now and haven't had any problems with it until recently. About a month ago I built a 30 Watt amp to use with it but there was a lot of noise when I played music on it. So I was wondering if any one knew if this was a common problems with palms or if it could be fixed. Any help would be much appreciated.
Posted by adrunkguy 9 years ago
I recently purchased 13- 3 watt LED's. I'm trying to establish a high out-put LED light. I also purchased a LED Driver Transformer 48 Watt 120 Volt to 12v DC 4 Amp. First I would like to test each LED using the same divider. I'm thinking that if I create a voltage divider two 330 ohms to limit the current and reduce the voltage to about 6 volts that would allow me to test with the driver that I purchased. Secondly, will this driver be enough to drive all my LED's and would I have to reduce the voltage down too since it appears to push out enough wattage and amperage for the total number LED's I'm putting together? I'm building my circuit based on this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qYZahe2s5o&NR;=1 Link to website data of 3 Watt LED. http://ledsupply.com/indusstar-1up.php Assistance would be greatly appreciated. Regards,
Posted by lancruz 7 years ago
I want to build a chaser type light array using a 4017 counter divider circuit, 555 timer and the ever popular 1 watt luxeon LEDs, but I don't think that the 4017, or the 555 can withstand the current that will be going through them. I know in most cases you can simply toss a heatsink on the component and it will be fine, but I don't know if this will work with the ICs. https://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId;=10001&catalogId;=10001&productId;=12749Here is the spec sheet for the 4017. Thanks
Posted by John Culbertson 11 years ago
I recently purchased 13- 3 watt LED's. I'm trying to establish a high out put LED light. I also purchased a LED Driver Transformer 48 Watt 120 Volt to 12v DC 4 Amp. First I would like to test each LED using the same divider. I'm thinking that if I create a voltage divider two 330 ohms to limit the current and reduce the voltage to about 6 volts that would allow me to test with the driver that I purchased. Secondly, will this driver be enough to drive all my LED's and would I have to reduce the voltage down too since it appears to push out enough wattage and amperage for the total number LED's I'm putting together? I'm building my circuit based on this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qYZahe2s5o&NR;=1 Assistance would be greatly appreciated. Regards,
Posted by lancruz 7 years ago
I'm gonna bug people once more, but this should be an interesting question for all. I bought some nice Technics SB-A53 tower speakers yesturday, they sound pretty good. Google it or look at the picture below, 260 watts each.Here's the question:Seeing as these speakers are rated for 260 watts EACH, thats 520 watts all together. My surround sound amp outputs 110 watts for each channel, this is JUST fine for how loud I listen to things (most of the time =) but I need to "test" them, I'm being serious here. I get up to -5db (thats what the volume units are on this unit) and it still isn't as loud as I KNOW they go.Here's my idea, the amp has a B channel specifically for a second set of "front" speakers, If I were to connect the left and right channel of each speaker channel together (the negative and positive leads together, not all together, but seperatly together). Would this get me 220 watts per channel? Or just make some drastically horrible sound?
Posted by Punkguyta 11 years ago
Hello guys.. I want to build a led board for my planted aquarium... the total watt requirement is 84 watt.. so I decided to add 16 5watt 12 volt smd led chip... but I hv some confusion about the circuit.. plss help me to build the board.. its urgent...
Posted by আহারেব 6 months ago
Looking for an inexpensive laser cutting/engraving system. I will be taking it apart and customizing it to fit onto another machine. Currently, we have a rotating blade to cut sheets of material, but this set-up causes many issues. A contact free solution would be best. So I want to mount the laser carriage above the cutting area; the rest of the laser parts will be contained in a metal cabinet under the machine. The laser would need to be able to travel 12-16 inches in 1-2 seconds and cut through 1-5 mil paper/poly material. I have a fair amount of experience with lasers, I have know how to sight them in and understand the technology. We currently have 45, 100 and 400 watt galvo head lasers, as well as a 90 watt XY laser set-up. So, what website would you direct me to, to purchase an inexpensive laser system?
Posted by benjaminleebates 3 years ago
Hai Friends, I have 5 pieces 5 watt led's. Led Specifications: Model - 5 watt, Forward voltage (VF) DC 9 - 12v, Forward current (IF ) - 900MA, Output lumens - 800 - 900LM, Color temperature - 6000 k, operate voltage - 9v to 12v DC I want to connect these Led to a 6v 5Ah Battery. (Used in emergency lamps.I want to replace the old tube light in the batteries and replace with these led's.) I need the circuit diagram for the project.With Low and high Brightness modes.Please help me. thanks in Advance to those people, who are going to help me completing this project....
Posted by jinto1729 3 years ago
What kind of speaker system do you have? Doesn't matter if it's computer speakers or concert stacks :p Me: -Kenwood 1060vr surround amp 110 watts per channel - 550watts -Technics tower speakers, twin woofer mutual effect system, 230 watts each Mirage nano sub (canadian made) with ribbed foam surround (clean sounding!) - 300 watts I still have yet to get the rear channels set up, but it's useless without the remote as you need it to turn the surround channels on *has pissed off look*. Anyone have a kenwood 1060vr remote??
Posted by Punkguyta 11 years ago
I want to turn my old 480 watt computer power supply into a bench power supply, but I have no idea how to turn the thing on without connecting to the computer. The power supply is a 480 watt Reactor. I heard there is a standby 5v, and will turn on full power when you give it some logic input. Please post. Thx
Posted by GoodAtIt 11 years ago
I am making an inverter whivh converts 12 V dc to 230 V ac i am using 2 33 ohm resistor of 1 watt to connect the load on transformer whenever i switch on the ckt the 1 watt resistor are heating to much and multimeter does not show any voltage i am using 12 Volt dc 2.5AH battery as power supply what is the problem
Posted by AbhishekR2 3 years ago
I always find this really confusing. Also I have a MotoMaster 12v solar panel supposedly for a car or something from Canadian Tire but I got it for electronics projects. I can get a voltemeter to detect voltage coming from it but I can't get it to work a motor or light or anything. It has two normal alligator clip leads.
Posted by Aeshir 11 years ago
I'm going to build a Mini Airconditioner based on Peltier Module. I'm going to use 10 Peltier Module for better cooling. 1 Peltier requires Umax (V):15.4 Imax (A):15 Max power consumption (watt):231 Watt. Which Power Supply Driver is required to run all 10 Peltier Elements. [I am from Non-Electrical Background].
Posted by Karthiie keyan 3 months ago
Hi all, i want to ask in order to use less power (voltage, current or watt, i'm confuse about that) to light led. If i power up 100 leds blinking in parallel, blinking one by one, 50 hertz or higher, Am i get kWh (kilo watt hour) lower value instead powering 100 led without blinking...? Thx
Posted by shinjiyuubix 8 years ago
In this sketch you will find that I have attached 10 shake flashlights on the both side of a balanced seesaw system and this seesaw is moving with a 6 volt motor but I have used 10 no. shake flashlights and each flashlight will produce only 2 volt as a output which will be less than input . On the first hand each flashlight is producing only 2 volt and on the second hand the total 10 no. flashlights systems are producing 20 volt . If we try this concept than input is more than output but if we add total output then it is greater than input. please answer me that will these flashlights will be light up or not as mass is not an issue in this device. Note(1)each flashlight is separate with another flashlight . (2)to move a balanced seesaw there is need of less energy or input. These flashlights are mounted permanently ,horizontally on the both Arms of a seesaw(making+ symbol and view my sketches) and this seesaw will move side to side just 2 to 4 centimeter only.remember we will only shake the only one arm of this seesaw with corner and flashlights will not slide as these are mounted permanently on the arm of this seesaw. suppose if a flashlight require 10 watt power to glow up then we will have to apply 20 watt so that so that this 20 watt input could also counter some mechanical loss also.but this 20 watt input will be sufficient to glow up these 10 flashlights as all flashlight are permanently attached on this seesaw so each will shake with equal force or applying force will be equally distributed in these flashlights..in other words we are giving 20 watt input and out put is 150 watt with these 10 no. flashlight.we can do it with our hand power to test it to shaking the seesaw.
Posted by vikram_gupta11 1 year ago
I have a brand new Crate GT15R 15 watt amp for sale, I bought it to use with my cigar box guitar, but have gotten too busy to play much. I've only used it about 5-8 times, it works perfectly.This rugged amplifier combines outstanding features with serious clean and distorted sounds. A Reverb control is provided for greater flexibility. RCA input jacks allow connection of a CD or tape player for playing along with your favorite music, and the Headphones jack lets you practice in private.I am asking for $85I will set up the sale on Ebay, pay with paypal.PM me please.
Posted by bumpus 9 years ago
Hello,I am building a multi-touch surface using the FTIR method and after the surface is powered for about 10 minutes there is a heated smell in the room, I have noticed that the resistors are very warm and that a couple have started to brown or burn. I really need this table to be able to be safely powered at least 18 hours a day.Here are my specs:LED's:I am using 88 Infrared LED's (T 1 3/4 INFRARED LED, http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/category/340250/LEDs/Infrared/1.html )--8 LED's per series--forward voltage of 1.5v --forward current of 100mAResistors:I am using 2, 10 ohm 1/4 watt resistors parallel (so 5 ohms) with each of the 11 series'Power Supply:The power supply output's 12 volts DC and 1.2 ampsWhen I calculate using http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz it says I only need 1ohm 1/4 watt resistors, I haven't tried this yet but it doesn't seem to me that this would rectify the situation. My guess was that I need 1 watt resistors, but the calculator didn't seem to agree.Any thoughts as to what my problem is? is it safe to go with 1 ohm 1/4 watt resistors? or do I need 1 watt resistors? Any help would be very appreciated, thank you!
Posted by hapticdata 9 years ago
Hi, Im looking for schematics for a Chicago electric - 2000 Watt / 4000 Watt Peak Power inverter part number 95596 from harbor frieght. i did search there site with no luck, and i could use it asap. Or if you some advice about how I should go about repairing it, that would be great. It simply will not power on. TY in advance for your help :)
Posted by intheshed123 7 years ago