Solar Heated Battery Box

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Stugotz
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Solar Heated Battery Box

Post by Stugotz » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:11 pm

Troy, I sent you the little desulfator, you can just leave it on the batteries without concern of it draining them overnight. You could build a solar heater and attach it so it heats your battery box. Fill the remaining space in the battery box with water jugs 3/4 full and loose cap to create a thermal battery to keep them warm at night.See link below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHk0PX8pbWY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I like this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdh4AKAfDSY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
You don't really need a fan in such a small space it will thermal pump hot air in the box by itself. Cheap and a great project
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Re: Solar Heated Battery Box

Post by techman » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:11 pm

Thank you.

I hope you have seen that the desulfator is happily in use :)

I plan to build a heated room on the back of the house but my wood is under snow and ice. Its a mess right now. Then yes winter solar heating is very good.

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Re: Solar Heated Battery Box

Post by Stugotz » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:14 pm

I did, good to see your putting it to work. A little cold where you are. I occasionally miss the snow in the winter, than remember getting snowed in for days. Not always bad... I grew up across from West Point Academy in Peekskill so I remember the winters. I own a second home in Colorado, I love it there but don't get to visit as much as I would like. There is a lot of affordable land where you can do what your doing, I hope you eventually find something you can call your own. PM or call me if you want more info on land on Colorado.
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Re: Solar Heated Battery Box

Post by techman » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:43 pm

I have been in that area quite a bit in the past. Lived in Stormville for a year. Left because I realized why they called it that. lol

I have the option to buy this land here so I have no plans to leave any time soon. But everything has to remain temporary and on wheels anyway due to all my enemies. They sort of messed things up a bit. But I am dealing with it and moving forward with all my projects.

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Re: Solar Heated Battery Box

Post by john.tweedle » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:22 am

Interesting way to heat battery box with minimal power (and no mice)....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG9PG2pnegc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Solar Heated Battery Box

Post by techman » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:47 pm

This guy is using 80 watts of power though.

That is nearly 2,000 watts of power in a 24 hour period. That is all I get coming in during winter in a 24 hour period. He must have a very fine solar panel array.

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