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Old 06-05-2008, 04:40 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried this unit or know anything about it? It looks like you can run it on solar panels. I need some one more technical orientated than me to see if it's possible.

From the figures they provide they claim you could run this unit with 2 60 watt panels during the day and 6 hours at full blast with two 8D size batteries. Does this sound right? If so that would mean 200lbs of fully charged batteries.

As I said I'm way over my head on this subject.

http://www.dcbreeze.com/index.html

Here is the website. Could someone who really knows about this subject take a look for all of us.

Just imagine if I'm right. AC from solar panels. Whoot.
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According to that web sites numbers that would give about 1 days use before you'd have to connect to a huge charger to recharge your batteries (50 amp charger). To effectively run with solar you'd need about 100 square ft of solar panel (600 watt).

Let's redo the numbers.
10' x 10' solar panel on top of my trailer. OK, some overhang. Weight, a bit over 100 lbs. Cost $3,000.00
Batteries 3D Batteries, weight 450 lbs. Cost $1,500
Bare AC unit.. Weight 50 lbs. Cost $2,500

Totals weight 600lbs. Cost $7,000

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unless you are planing to be near lots of running water the system will not work on land. it uses water to remove heat.

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unless you are planing to be near lots of running water the system will not work on land. it uses water to remove heat.

Al and Milo and Starre the new kamping Kats

Darn thought maybe they had something here. Thanks for the input.

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