PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
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PORTABLE SOLAR POWER 120VAC TO RUN POWER TOOLS, COMPUTERS, ELECTRONICS, AND APPLIANCES: MAINTENANCE FREE, NO CRANKING, NO PULLING JUST PLUG IN. LEAD FREE, ACID FREE RECHARABLE 12VDC DEEP CYCLE DRY CELL SLOW DRAIN BATTERY FOR NIGHT OPERATION. ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE INSTEAD OF USING LOUD, SMELLY, GAS OPERATED POWER GENERATORS. STAY OF THE GRID, STAY GREEN........

Step 1: SOLAR PANEL SELECTION

PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
SOLAR PANELS CAN BE VERY DIVERSE WITH A LARGE SELECTION FOR POWER USAGE, THE ONE I HAVE HERE IS ONLY CRANKING OUT 12VDC @ 70WATTS. COURTESY OF THE U.S. ARMY. LATER ABOUT POWER CONSUMPTION AND EQUIPMENT REQUIRED.

Step 2: COLLECTING RECYCABLE MATERIALS

PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
COLLECTING SCRAP WOOD FOR PORTABLE CART, YOU CAN BUILD YOUR CART OUT OF BETTER MATERIALS LIKE ALUMINUM OR WATER PROOF ENCLOSURES OR SUPPORTS. I BUILT MINE OUT OF SCRAP WOOD COLLECTED FROM A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN THE ARMY....AT NO COST TO ME...HA HA!!

Step 3: HARDWARE NEEDED

PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
HERE I HAVE COST FREE PARTS FROM THE U.S. ARMY NOT IN USE, AND EVENTUALLY WILL FINDS ITS WAY TO THE FIRE PIT..MOST OF WHICH YOU CAN BUY AT YOUR LOCAL HARDWARE STORE......AT THE BOTTOM A RECHARABLE 12VDC DEEP CYCLE LEAD, ACID FREE BATTERY SLOW DRAIN. 3 OR 4 CASTOR WHEELS WITH BRAKE LEVER, I USED THREE. 1 DC TO AC POWER INVERTER, 12VDC IN-120VAC OUT...CHEAP TO BUY AT WALMART...1 MINI CHARGE REGULATOR TO PREVENT BATTERY VOLTAGE GOING TO SOLAR PANEL....2 DOOR HINGES WITH SHEET METAL SCREWS.......ALL THE ELECTRICAL WIRE AND CONNECTORS COLLECTED AND STRIPED FROM BROKEN EQUIPMENT LIKE GAS POWERED GENERATORS...HA HA!!

Step 4: BATTERY TYPE

PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
HERE IS THE BATTERY TYPE... YOU CAN FIND BATTERIES MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR SOLAR USE...LUCKELY I FOUND ONE FREE OF CHARGE....YOU CAN BUY COOL STUFF FROM THE U.S. ARMY AT VERY CHEAP PRICES @ U.S.ARMY DRMO FACILITIES....YOU HAVE TO GOOGLE, OR YAHOO THAT.....DRMO SELLS THINGS TO THE PUBLIC, PERSONAL OR BUSINESS

Step 5: MINI CHARGE REGULATOR

PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
HERE IS WHAT CONTROLS THE BATTERY VOLTAGE FROM LEAKING BACK INTO THE SOLAR PANEL....VERY SIMPLE TO CONNECT.....THE FIRST THREE CONNECTORS TO THE LEFT( IN GREEN WITH BLUE) ARE THE NEGATIVES LEADING TO SOLAR PANEL, BATTERY, AND INVERTER...THE CONNECTORS IN RED ARE THE POSITIVES LEADING TO THE SOLAR PANEL, BATTERY, AND INVERTER....TO CONNECT TO BIGGER ITEMS LIKE APPLIANCES WHICH WILL OVER POWER THE INVERTER I HAVE HERE.....REPLACE THE INVERTER WITH AT LEAST A 3KWATT INVERTER TO POWER BIG POWER CONSUMPTION ITEMS INCLUDING MICROWAVES..

Step 6: WOODEN CART

PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
SIMPLE....FIT IT TO HOLD YOUR SOLAR PANEL, IF YOU WANT TO BE CREATIVE MAKE IT OUT OF METAL FOR BETTER SUPPORT AND MAYBE ADD AN ACTUATOR, MOTOR, AND PIVOT TO AUTOMATICALLY LIFT THE SOLAR PANEL WITH SENSORS TO FOLLOW THE SUNS PATH.....THAT WOULD BE AWESOME....

Step 7: CASTORS WHEELS

PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
HERE ARE 3 SIMPLE CASTOR WHEELS WITH LEVER BRAKES TO INSTALL ON YOUR CART, YOU CAN UPGRADE TO BIGGER, MUD TIRES PLACED ON THE SIDES TO MAKE IT LOOK AWESOME.....USE YOUR CREATIVITY TO MAKE YOUR CART....I KEPT IT SIMPLE FOR LACK OF MATERIALS, AND COST FREE ALSO.....

Step 8: FINISHED CART

PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
HERE IS THE FINISHED RESULT FOR THE CART. NOTHING TO IT

Step 9: SOLAR PANEL INSTALL

PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
HERE USE THE DOOR HINGES TO HOLD THE SOLAR PANEL. VARIOUS SIZES AND SHAPES ARE AVAILABLE AT YOUR HARDWARE STORE OR AT WALMART....BE CAREFUL WHEN DRILLING THROUGH THE PANEL FRAME NOT TO SCRATCH THE BOTTOM SIDE OF THE PANEL..........THIS SOLAR PANEL IS IN THE $300 DOLLAR RANGE.....OUTCH! NOTICE HOW I ALSO MADE PLYWOOD SUPPORTS TO HOLD THE PANEL.....FIT TO SIZE............SIMPLE!!!

Step 10: PANEL ELECTRICAL BOX

PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
NOT MUCH DONE HERE.....ALL YOUR WIRING IS FACTORY MADE BY THE SOLAR PANEL MAKERS.....ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CONNECT TO +POSITIVE ON THE RIGHT, AND -NEGATIVE ON THE LEFT.....I USED SCRAP WIRE FROM AN EXTENSION CORD AND SOLDERED THE CONNECTORS ALONG WITH HEAT SHRINK TO WATER PROOF THE ENDS.....THE CONNECTORS ARE LATER SCREWED WITH MACHINE SCREWS THAT COME WITH THE PANEL.....NOTE!!!! NEVER SOLDER THE CONNECTORS IN PLACE....YOU CAN DAMAGE THE PANEL ALONG WITH THE DIODES...

Step 11: ELECTRICAL LAYOUT

PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
HERE IS THE SIMPLE LAYOUT: NOTICE HOW I ADDED A POWER SURGE PROCTECTOR-BOTTOM LEFT, GOES DIRECTLY INTO THE INVERTER TOP CENTER.

STEP2. BACK OF INVERTER YOU HAVE +POS AND -NEG TERMINALS WITH A 15AMP FUSE AT THE +POS.....CONNECT THE +POS (RED WIRE) FROM INVERTER TO +POS(RED CONNECTOR) IN THE MINI REGULATOR, IT IS MARKED LOAD.........SAME THING WITH THE BLACK WIRE FROM THE INVERTER...THATS IT......NOTHING TO IT.....

STEP3. FROM MINI REGULATOR.....THE +POS IS MARKED BATT AND THE -NEG IS MARKED BATT ALSO......CONNECT THE +POS AND THE -NEG TO THE BATTERY.. THAT IT.....

STEP 4. FROM SOLAR PANEL....CONNECT THE +POS AND THE -NEG FROM SOLAR PANEL TO MINI REGULATOR MARKED WITH THE WORDS( ARRAY)....YOU CAN SEE POWER GOING THROUGH THE THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT BY THE LED INDICATORS INCLUDING THE INVERTER....TINY GREEN LIGHT TO THE LEFT........AND THATS ALL FOLKS......

Step 12: END RESULT

PORTABLE SOLAR AC POWER
HERE IS WHERE THE DOOR HINGES COME IN PLACE, NOTICE HOW I USED A WOODEN STICK TO PROP UP THE SOLAR PANEL. FOR DIRECT SUNLIGHT....NOTE!!! NEVER USE THE BACK FLAT SURFACE OF THE SOLAR PANEL TO SUPPORT THE WEIGHT..........USE THE BOX METAL FRAME TO SUPPORT THE WEIGHT. YOU CAN USE ANALOG OR DIGITAL VOLTAGE GAUGES TO MONITOR THE AMOUNT OF POWER FROM ANY OF THE THREE POWER PRODUCING DEVICES.........THAT IS IT....WELL AT LEAST FOR NOW, UNTIL FURTHER UPGRADES
 
 

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