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Posted: 9/13/2010 5:33:26 PM EDT
The Solar Panels at Harbor Freight
Just what can you dop with one of them.
Charge a deep cycle battery fully?
Run a small light bulb for 10 mins?
Does anyone have one of these?

Thanks for any information

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:45:36 AM EDT
I have a couple of the HF kits.

I use them to keep deep cycle batteries charged.

I have the batteries for emergency power (hurricanes, etc).
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 4:35:18 AM EDT
Standard SF answer #1:

"It depends."

It depends on how many HF panels/kits you have, how you have it set up (tracking etc), if you're using a different controller MPPT style), your location/weather etc etc

They can charge batteries, that's what they're designed for. The speed in which they charge depends on the above factors.

What you are asking is "What will a 12v battery power?"

lots of 12v accessories out there. Look at RV places or truck stops.

You can put an inverter on your 12v battery bank and run lots of 110v type stuff. There are different types of inverters that are more efficient and better to run delicate electronics etc.

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:30:22 PM EDT
I'm thinking about getting one of those kits to run some indoor garden grow lights. So in the event of a power outage I can still grow my vegetables through the winter.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 2:05:44 PM EDT
not to sound like a ass, but read all nine pages of this thread....then come back with new questions.

Link Posted: 9/14/2010 9:30:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FlatlinesUp:
Standard SF answer #1:

"It depends."

It depends on how many HF panels/kits you have,

Sorry , Just one kit! What can you do with that?
Thanks !

Link Posted: 9/15/2010 4:43:35 AM EDT
You can charge your net book, run lights, run a fan, and charge your cell phone.

I lived off mine for 2 weeks(I ran my genny for the well) before I turned on power for my house.

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