Friday, 10 February 2017

20 Watt - 12 Volt Solar Power system with 400 Watt Inverter for $ 115

I am going to build a very small  20 Watt Solar Power - 12 Volt generator to power some small DC and  AC appliances. Here in Ontario Canada, if I rotate the Panel I should get a good 8 hours of sunshine. So 20 watts * 8 hours = 160 Whr of power to trickle charge a 12 Volt Battery.

I'm on a very small budget of about $100 and I'll be looking for the best deals at Amazon and Walmart. This is the best deal Solar Panel I have found so far: ECO-WORTHY 20W 12V Solar Panel Kit: 20 Watt Polycrystalline Solar Panel & Battery Clips & 3A Charge Controller:   

$59.99 with Free Shipping

Can be applied to varies DC appliance, Ideal for everyday use
  • High efficiency solar cells, small in size and easy to take
  • Water-proof solar panel with long lasting aluminum frame provides over 20 years lifespan
  • 3A 12V/24V PWM charge controller, overcharge and over discharge protection for the battery.
  • Battery clips with 2m extension wire, easy and convenient for operation

  • This is the Battery I am looking at :

    $16.27 with Free Shipping

    ExpertPower 12V 7 Amp EXP1270 Rechargeable Lead Acid Battery
  • BATTERY TYPE - 12 Volt 7 Amp 20 Hour Sealed Lead Acid Battery With F1 Style Terminals
  • RUGGED CONSTRUCTION - The High Impact Resistant Battery Case Is Made Up Of A Non-Conductive ABS Plastic. This Material Has a Strong Resistance To Shock, Vibration, Chemicals and Heat.
  • AGM TECH - The Acid Inside Is Absorbed Between The Plates And Thereby Immobilized By A Very Fine Fiberglass Mat. This Along With The Valve Regulated, Spill-Proof Design Of Our Batteries Allows Trouble-Free, Safe Operation In Any Orientation
  • USER FRIENDLY - Easy, One-Time Installation Of Our Maintenance Free and Valve Regulated Batteries Will Get Your System Or Application Running In No Time At All

  • This is the Inverter I am looking at ...  

    $38.99 (45% off)

    BESTEK 400W Power Inverter DC 12V to AC 110V Car Adapter with 5A 4 USB Charging Ports

    BESTEK Advantage America's #1 power inverter brand. Provides 400W continuous DC to AC power and 1000 watts of peak power             
  • Dual 110V household electrical outlets provide enough power
    for your laptop, digital camera, TV, fan, refrigerator, game console, DVD/Blu-Ray player, GPS, lamps, and more
  • 5A/ 4-Port USB charging ports make this power inverter ideal for charging your phones, tablets, and other USB-powered devices
  • Built-in replaceable 30A/32V*2 fuses and cooling fan for safety and easier maintenance. This power inverter has over voltage, overload, over-current, under-voltage, overheating, short circuit protection
  • Comes with 2.3ft car cigarette lighter plug and 2ft black/red battery clips to plug into your cigarette lighter or connect directly to your vehicles battery

  • I will add a list of AC and DC appliances I can run with this  $115 set up. Definitely my 6 watt LED Lights....

    10 - 6 watt LED Light bulbs ( 60 watts)
    Lap top (45 watts)
    Ceiling Fan (25 watts)
    Clock radio (2 watts)
    Electric Blanket (200 watts)
    Smart Phone Charger (7 watts)
    TV 19" (40 watts)

    1 comment:

    1. Thanks for posting this information. Ordering some now ....