DIY 576 watt hour Portable Solar Power Generator



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In this video we are building a 576wh #portable #solar #generator for off grid or grid down power. This kind of solar generator is useful for many renewable power applications. Once build and put in to use, it generates 100% free energy for emergency power, communications, amateur radio, boondocking, van or RV life, to keep food or meficine refrigerated during grid down emergencies.

Main features
– 576 watt hours, 45amp hours
– 2000 charge cycles
– 30A ports
– 2x USB ports
– Internal Bluetooth battery monitor
– 4x DC Powerpole ports
– Every port is individually fused
– MPPT charge controller
– Dual Solar inputs
– Total weight 18lbs (8.3kg)
– Easy maintenance
– Replaceable Components
– Optional pure sinewave inverter
– Easy to build

The closest commercial product is the Goal Zero Yeti 400 Lithium. Our diy solar power generator will outperform the Yeti Lithium, (unless you need an inverter), the Yeti has one built in, but an onverter is optional in the DIY Solar Generator . Most people don’t need AC power or the inverter with a solar generator. They just need tthe right connectors for their gear.

An interesting feature on the solar generator is the wireless battery monitor from Thornwave labs. The battery monitor is a Bluetooth enabled shunt using Bluetooth SE to send information about the state of the system straight to our mobile phone. it’s also got an API to get data out to something like a raspberry pi or arduino for data logging.

Episode and build notes.

How to build a Portable Solar Power Generator 12v LiFePO4

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Parts List:
Headway LiFePO4 Cells: https://goo.gl/NencLf
Bestech BMS 4S LiFePO4: https://goo.gl/JYHJLD
Enclosure: https://amzn.to/2BGleMV
Genasun MPPT Charge controller: https://amzn.to/2DTDse7
Powerpole USB: https://amzn.to/2DPzHqc
Alt Powerpole USB: https://amzn.to/2XacPKY
Powerwerx Powerpole POD: https://amzn.to/2V76azr
45A Powerpoles: https://amzn.to/2Xad7RT
Powerwerx Powerpole crimper: https://amzn.to/2X852NA
Thornwave Bluetooth Shunt: https://amzn.to/2ElUhkH
Powerpole distribution board: http://www.k9jeb.com

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The Solar Generator build was also a featured Instructable on http://www.instructables.com There are lots of full HD images of the project there as well: https://www.instructables.com/id/576-Watt-Hour-Portable-Solar-Generator/

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Testing 3 popular 20 watt Solar Panels under $30, Which one wins?



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Tesla Car Charging Tesla car with Simpliphi-Batteries 24 SolarWorld 290 Watt Panels PRO SOLAR HAWAII



Charging Tesla car with Simpliphi Batteries Outback Inverter 8048A
24 Solar world 290 watt solar panels.
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DC Battery Charging with Sportsman 800 / 1000 watt Inverter Generator



Charging a battery with the Sportsman Portable Inverter Generator is easy using the included DC battery charging cable. The rated DC output of the generator is 12v/4A. There is no float protection, so the battery must be monitored to avoid overcharging.

In the 50 minutes I had the generator connected to the battery it increased the battery voltage from 10.72v to 12.81.

Sportsman Portable 4 stroke 40cc Inverter Generator

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Noco 2.5 Watt Solar Battery Charger Review



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Battery Life Solar Battery Charger & Maintainer – 2.5W by NOCO (Battery Chargers)
https://www.etrailer.com/Battery-Chargers/NOCO/329-BLSOLAR2.html

https://www.etrailer.com is the world’s leading online retailer of custom-fit towing accessories. We carry thousands of vehicle accessories such as custom-fit trailer hitches for over 3,100 different vehicles, performance chips, heavy-duty towing supplies, trailer parts, bike racks, cargo carriers, step bars, tonneau covers, lights, car covers, RV supplies, floor mats, and much more, to help you make your vehicle more useful and more fun. Our decades of experience and enormous buying power ensure that you will get quality parts, and excellent service, at the lowest price possible. All this is backed by our Satisfaction Guarantee(https://www.etrailer.com/customer-service-ordering.aspx#returns) and our Lowest Price Pledge(https://www.etrailer.com/customer-service-ordering.aspx#pricepledge).

Full transcript: https://www.etrailer.com/tv-review-noco-2-5-watt-solar-battery-charger-maintainer-329-blsolar2.aspx
Speaker 1: Today we’re gonna be taking a look at the 2.5 watt Noco Battery Life Solar Battery Charger and Maintainer.Part number 329-BLSOLAR2This solar panel is gonna be great for changing and maintaining your 12 volt batteries on your ATVs, campers, boats, trailers and even your vehicle.It’s a 2.5 watt panel with up to a 10 amp hour output. For example, if you have a 100 amp battery, it’s gonna take about 10 hours to fully change it. It connects directly to your battery with the included alligator clips, it also includes an adaptor for your 12 volt power socket; both options are fuse protected.You can mount it just about anywhere using the four pre-drilled holes, and the included hardware or suction cups. It was a weather proof housing that’s resistant to dust and moisture. It works well in low light and cloudy conditions, but you’ll obviously want to try and maximize your sun exposure. We’ve got a pretty cloudy day here today, but as you can see, we’re still getting over six amps.To use it in your vehicle, you can use the 12 volt power plug and just plug it right into your 12 volt port.

On your vehicle, you can also connect it directly to your battery, this would be the same for your camper, trailer or boat; connect the positive side first, and then the negative.It features black current protection, which means it’s gonna protect the battery from accidental back current drain at night. It’s 9 and 7/16 inches long by 9 and 7/16 inches wide. The eight foot long cord will allow you to position it as needed, like here, on my camper’s roof.For a more permanent installation, outlet terminals are available. You can use it via your vehicles OBDII port. For precision charging control, you can pick up the 12 volt Noco regulator or the six volt regular.Performance Tool makes a 2.5 watt solar charger, they provide the same output, however, the Performance Tool one, has a rectangular design.

Also the Performance Tool has a nine foot cord, whereas the Noco, has an eight foot cord.They both have quick disconnects, though there is significantly more accessories available for the Noco charger.And that’s gonna complete our look at the 2.5 watt Noco Solar Battery Charger and Maintainer.Part number 329-BLSOLAR2.

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NOCO 5 Watt Battery Life Solar Battery Charger Review



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Battery Life Solar Battery Charger & Maintainer – 5W by NOCO (Battery Chargers)
https://www.etrailer.com/Battery-Chargers/NOCO/329-BLSOLAR5.html

https://www.etrailer.com is the world’s leading online retailer of custom-fit towing accessories. We carry thousands of vehicle accessories such as custom-fit trailer hitches for over 3,100 different vehicles, performance chips, heavy-duty towing supplies, trailer parts, bike racks, cargo carriers, step bars, tonneau covers, lights, car covers, RV supplies, floor mats, and much more, to help you make your vehicle more useful and more fun. Our decades of experience and enormous buying power ensure that you will get quality parts, and excellent service, at the lowest price possible. All this is backed by our Satisfaction Guarantee(https://www.etrailer.com/customer-service-ordering.aspx#returns) and our Lowest Price Pledge(https://www.etrailer.com/customer-service-ordering.aspx#pricepledge).

Full transcript: https://www.etrailer.com/tv-review-battery-life-solar-battery-charge-329-blsolar5.aspx
Speaker 1: Today we’re gonna be taking a look at the five watt battery life solar battery charger and maintainer. Part number 329-BLSOLAR5. This solar panel’s gonna be great for charging and maintaining batteries on your trailer, boat, camper, RV, and even your vehicle. It’s gonna offer a 1.2 to a 20 amp hour output. It’s a sealed waterproof design. As you can see, we’re outside with a light drizzle today.

We don’t have any issues, but you can also have it out, and the water on your boat without there being any problems. It features a thin film technology, which is great for low light, cloudy, and overcast conditions like today. It features back current protection, which means it’s gonna protect the battery from accidental back current drain at night. It’s an ultra low profile rugged design, so it’s gonna be easy to mount it anywhere.It works best in direct sunlight. There’s eight feet of cord so I can even mount it on my roof.

The 12 volt power attachment will allow you to use your vehicle’s 12 volt socket to charge and maintain your battery over time. Keep in mind, it’s not intended for jumping. It measures 13 11/16ths inches long by 13 11/16ths inches wide. Compared to plug in options, customers like the solar option, because they don’t need to be near a power outlet. They can use it anywhere.Performance still makes a solar battery charger.

It is only available in 2.5 watt application however. So you will get less amp hours. They both have quick disconnects, though there is significantly more accessories available for the NOCO Charger. For a more permanent installation, eyelet terminals are available. You can use it via your vehicle’s OBDII Port.

For precision charging control, you can pick up the 12 volt NOCO Regulator or the 6 Volt Regulator.One of our customers, Dave asks, “I’m looking for some accessories. I have a trailer with four six volt batteries wired for 12 volt dry camping use. I was wondering what you might recommend for solar systems, and/or inverters. I’m also interested in trickle chargers for a while in storage.” Well Dave, this would be a great solution for maintaining your batteries while in storage, or charging them while you’re camping. For example, I’m gonna be using an online john boat here today. Now it does come was the hardware to mount it and secure it down. But for demonstration purposes, we will not be doing that. Then we can choose our connection, since we’ll be connecting it directly to our battery, we’re gonna use the clamps. We’ll simply be connecting these two ends together, so we’ll remove the cover, slide it until it clicks in place, just like that. Then, we’ll take the clamps and we’re gonna connect to the positive side first. Then we’ll do the negative side which is the black.Now we’re working with a pretty cloudy day here today, and as you can see on our volt meter, we’re still generating about 22 volts, which per the instructions, is its max. And that’s gonna complete our look at the NOCO Battery Life Solar Battery Charger and Maintainer.

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400 watt wind turbine from aliexpress – installation, output test and review



These turbines look good but barely generate 10 % of their advertised output. I suspect the included charge controller being connected to the battery uses more power than the turbine can produce in an average month.
Waste of money, better off with another solar panel.
I plan to ditch the generator and bolt the blades to my own modified smartdrive permanent magnet generator, should make around 500 watts in a good wind.

To the trolls assuming my cable is too light and complaining about tree top turbulence, please read the following to put your minds at ease -:
Turbine has no problem getting up to full speed, infact I find the tree line ramps up and increases wind speed just above the tree tops in this location, sure there is some turbulence but when I see the blades spinning full speed I know its not a major issue. Cable loss is negligible with such a low output from the turbine -my wire gauge 4mm2, cable length 20m, max 20a advertised output from turbine 20a = AC energy loss of 20.78% worst case scenario with advertised output. Now from testing on the bench at recommended rpm with near flat 24v batt as a load, wired through the reg/rec as shown in the manual and experimenting with various loads including a 12v battery I know maximum output is more like 65w which would give me a cable loss of 3.1% not enough to worry about.

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Laptop Solar Charger (Product Review) – Voltaic Fuse 10 Watt Solar Charger



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The Voltaic Fuse 10 Watt Solar Charger is a small, but powerful, solar charger capable of powering laptop computers, tablet devices, DSLR camera batteries, smartphones, GoPro video cameras, and a whole lot more!

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IT’S ALIVE – HUGE DIY 300 AH, 3500 Watt Solar Battery Box Finally Working



After a number of tests, I have finally finished my DIY battery box – 300 AH AGM Battery Bank, 3500 Watt inverter, equipped with 4x GFCI 15A outlets 4x USB chargers, 2x cigarette lighter chargers, and a solar water heater connection. Powered by 4x 150 Watt panels. Total cost including panels is approx $3500.

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