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post #11 of 16
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I am going to install a battery pack with this. 

 

I have ordered a holder that will hold 8 AA rechargable batteries.  That will be 12 volts.  It should charge during the day and run the fans after the sun goes down.

 

I will keep you updated.

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post #12 of 16
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I installed the battery pack.  Most of the batteries were salvaged from led lighting that was outside but the lights stopped working.  I unplugged the solar panel and the batteries were able to run the fans.  The idea is for the fans to run for a couple of hours after the sun goes down.  I will let you know how this works after a couple of sunny days.

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post #13 of 16
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I unplugged the solar panel so the fans could run just on batteries.  They are still spinning 4 hours later.  

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post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by CalgaryFarmer View Post
 

 

 

 

As an update, I bought an 80 watt system.  Quite similar to the 25 watt one pictured.  I got it from Costco and it really was well priced.  It was CND219 or so.  In came with a 300 watt inverter. 

 

As well, my car battery died so I added that to the system.

 

I eventually want to add my string of christmas led lights and the timer to it.  Those run off 120 volts.  So I will use the inverter for that.


Edited by CalgaryFarmer - 3/11/16 at 6:40pm
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post #15 of 16

thanks for the good idea and good pics. I already have some computer fans piled in a corner of my office. I'll get my kid to hook them up to a solar panel.

post #16 of 16
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I swapped out the 25 watt panel for an 80 watt panel.  Coleman as well. 

 

 

I had a car battery which died so I hooked it up to this system.

 

 

Now the fans run 24 hours a day.

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