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Generator help

by biferi
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biferi
#19
Nov8-12, 12:34 PM
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Soory I live in the USA but this is more of a Fun Project for me.
You see we Lose Power even if it Rains a little.

So I just thought it would be nice to have a GEN for watching T.V. and to plug the Lamp in.

So when you Buy an Inverter it will Output 120 VAC but what will the AMPs be?

What I mean is if I have a 12 Volt 48 Amp Hour Batter the Inverter will output 120 Volts but will it just pass the Current through as is?

So I still will get 48 Amp for 1 Hour?
johnbbahm
#20
Nov8-12, 01:19 PM
P: 143
Most auto parts stores and walmart will have deep cycle batteries.
biferi
#21
Nov8-12, 03:29 PM
P: 193
Thanks for getting back to me.

This is my Project.
I will have a 12 vdc 48 Amp Hour Barttery and a 12 vdc Motter all in Parallel.

Now the Battery will be connected to the Inverter to give me 120 VAC and when the Battery goes down I can Hand Turn the Motter Shaft to Re Charge the Battery.
biferi
#22
Dec3-12, 10:52 PM
P: 193
Ok this is what I would like to try just for fun.

Take a 12 Volt 48 Amp Deep Cycle Car Battery and hoock it up to an Inverter.
Then I can run my TV Lamp and so on off it just little things.

Then hoock up a 12 Volt Moter with the Shaft sticking out and connect it to a handel. And then when the Battery goes down just Crank the Handel to turn the Motter Shaft and this will re chartge the Battery.

Will this work?
russ_watters
#23
Dec3-12, 11:02 PM
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Sure, but you'd have to have to crank literally all day to recharge it. Even if you hooked it up to a bike so you could use your legs (much stronger than your arms) it would take several hours.

Also, no one corrected you before, but you seemed to think that you could provide 48 Amps for 1 hour at 120 V. The 48 amp-hours is at 12 volts. If you multiply the voltage by 10, the amp-hours are cut by a factor of 10 (4.8 amp-hours).
biferi
#24
Dec4-12, 11:26 AM
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Thank you for all the infor.

Can I make a small GEN. just to run my Lamp and TV and DVD Player?
russ_watters
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Dec4-12, 02:49 PM
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Thank you for all the infor.

Can I make a small GEN. just to run my Lamp and TV and DVD Player?
Sure, depending on what you use to power the generator.


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