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Cody K
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With Hurricane season gearing up, I've been thinking about buying a new generator. Doing a little research on line and I came upon this

http://mysolarbackup.com/faq.html

http://mysolarbackup.com/

A solar generator:

It looks good to me, quiet, no fuel needed. 1,800 Watts of power.

What do you think?

I was wondering if one of the solar companies on the island could put something like this together, so it does not have to be shipped down?

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Topic starter Posted : August 7, 2010 11:48 am
SkysTheLimit
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Neat idea but it says it will run an 18 cu ft fridge for only 2.8 hrs. This device might be ok for a fan and a light but not for true backup power.

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Posted : August 7, 2010 12:05 pm
Cody K
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I read some more about that, it said you could run your fridge during the day while the sun was out. Then at night on battery, it would last 2 hours, if the fridge was kept, closed it would probably still be cold

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Topic starter Posted : August 7, 2010 12:10 pm
Cory
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A complete and total rip off for $1700 dollars. The battery is tiny, the panel is garbage. Dont waste your money.

Take a read here: http://www.wind-sun.com/ForumVB/showthread.php?t=4873

Look up, powerhub 1800, made by Xantrex. This is an all-in-one unit, but you need to get your own batteries and panels, and its mudular.

Cory K.

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Posted : August 7, 2010 12:35 pm
SkysTheLimit
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Yup

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Posted : August 7, 2010 12:41 pm
Cody K
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Cory; so are you saying the 1800, made by Xantrex will work?

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Topic starter Posted : August 7, 2010 12:50 pm
Cody K
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Cory, I had tried to send you a PM this morning, but your mail box was full............

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Topic starter Posted : August 7, 2010 12:51 pm
Exit Zero
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MUD? ular should be plenty of that after a storm.

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Posted : August 8, 2010 4:29 am
stiphy
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1800 watts isn't a ton of power. Compressor's and water pumps need a lot of juice when they first startup. 1800 watts is a bit too close to what they need for peak IMO.

I have a generator that I got at Cost U Less for $389 after last Hurricane Season. It's only 110 so it only will power half the house (and I have to shut off any 220 breakers) but for $389 I couldn't resist. It is 3500 watts/4000 watts peak. Runs on unleaded gas. I can buy a lot of gas for the difference in price between this and a solar generator.

Sean

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Posted : August 9, 2010 7:51 pm
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