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2014/02/19

New Project: Battery Bank

I want to build a small battery bank in the workshop that will power the fridge/freezer for a few days enough to keep them cold and the food in them good. I can also use this to power my work computers so I can work if needed.

I'll charge the batteries with a charge controller plugged into the wall that will keep the batteries topped off all the time. In case the power goes out and I need to charge the batteries, I'll charge them from the truck engine. It's a generator after all.

I'll be using notes/instructions created by Steven Harris. He's an alternate energy engineer and I really respect him and his knowledge.

I also want to have an inverter that can cool the fridge/freezer when needed.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I built one last summer to protect the freezer full of last year's hog and cow. Welded a cart and put casters on it so it is mobile (350lbs). Mounted an inverter on top so my wife can plug the freezer in without needing to start a generator. 6kWh capacity.

Last fall built a dc generator to charge it, and this spring made a gasifier so I can run it on wood chips.

Check out the videos www.tacticalwoodgas.com

Mike
UnderTheRadar


In the fall I made a DC generator

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link Mike.

Anonymous said...

Product demo, running a generator on woodgas Saturday in Deer Park, WA at Bug'n Out Prepper Paradise.