Auto coop door/battery question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CrackyMcZap, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. CrackyMcZap

    CrackyMcZap In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2010
    Eugene, OR
    I would like to run my auto coop door with a 12v drill motor powered by a 12v car battery. Would a 1.5 watt solar float charger be enough to keep the battery charged with one open and one close cycle per day? Or do I need a higher-wattage solar charger?
  2. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:best way to know is to go online and search FAQ on some electric web pages or do it yourself sites, or try it a side before you hook up every thing to the coop.

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