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Old 11-16-2006, 10:28 AM   #1
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What kind of solar charger and how big does it need to be to keep my battery charged enough to run my furnace.
I am able to run a generator on weekends, but the furnace kills the battery during the week.
I believe my furnace draws 6.5 amps when running.
The weather is getting colder and the furnace is running more and more.
Any suggestions on how I can stay warm with out ac hookup?
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Old 11-16-2006, 10:28 AM   #2
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What kind of solar charger and how big does it need to be to keep my battery charged enough to run my furnace.
I am able to run a generator on weekends, but the furnace kills the battery during the week.
I believe my furnace draws 6.5 amps when running.
The weather is getting colder and the furnace is running more and more.
Any suggestions on how I can stay warm with out ac hookup?
Thanks
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:40 AM   #3
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See the link in my sig on RV Solar. I have 2ea 120 watt panels. How much you need depennds a lot on where you are located and how much winter sun you get.
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Old 11-19-2006, 11:54 AM   #4
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Like Ken said it all depends on where you are located and how much sunlight a day you can get. Probably a minimum of 250 watts of panels will be necessary to keep your batteries at a safe level. More is better. But with more you will want more batteries too. It can be a never ending circle.
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Take a look at www.amsolar.com these guys not only have the best solar system on the market, they also offer good advice about solar energy in general.
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