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Constructing A Cheap Solar Powered Generator
You may be surprised to know that constructing a cheap solar powered generator is very much possible. It is not at all a difficult thing to do. All you need is little patience and the will to build a generator on your own. Solar powered devices are very cost effective and if you plan to make it by yourself. Then all the more the cost comes down as you will not be hiring a solar technician for sure to install it.
You can invest in broken solar cells which are auctioned online or sold by manufacturers at a lower rate as they look unimpressive. Solar cells are never damaged as they can function as separate cells on breaking, but definitely come with heavy discounts. Then make a purchase of preferably green batteries of 12 volts acid, gel or lead batteries. Of course you are free to calculate how many amperes you need. More amperes would mean more expensive batteries. It is advisable to get a battery cover for extra protection.
Now buy DC wires and an inverter if you want DC (which will be produce by solar energy) to be converted to AC as all appliances make use of it. After this connect the wires to the solar cells and the battery by arranging the negative and positive nodes. Make sure that you use insulated wires for the negative ends. Once you are done with all this, let your solar generator be placed under the sun for some 5 to 8 hours for charging. After that test check it whether it is running fans, lights or radios effectively or not.
On the whole constructing a cheap solar powered generator is a learning experience. In addition to all, it has to be mentioned that solar devices have a low maintenance. This is applicable for your generator as well. However timely checks can make them more efficient and you will know it better when your creation starts to malfunction. You will know how to sort out a way for the defect and make your solar generator run again successfully all by yourself!