A DC to AC inverter could be the solution for all your landscaping needs this fall season.
Use an AIMS Power inverter for mobile power to run landscaping equipment like an electric chainsaw, weed wacker, etc. and even to power an outdoor lighting or fountain setup.
One of our savvy customers, Dennis Evers, rigged an old pickup truck toolbox into a portable green-energy trailer with a 2500 watt AIMS Power inverter, two deep-cycle batteries, solar panels and a solar charge controller. He now has easy access to electricity wherever he’s doing yard work on his property, and he’ll even have it in the event of a power outage or gas shortage.
You could also use an inverter and a solar array to run yard accessories or other garden decorations that need electricity.
AIMS Power sells 30, 60, 120 and 230 watt solar panels as well as everything else you’ll need to get this system up and running, and our tech support team is on hand with any technical questions you might have.
If planning on setting up an outdoor power system for deck lighting, for instance, just be sure to put your inverter in a place that won’t be affected by the weather conditions of your area. Try securing it under a fake rock or in a shed.
You have a requirement of 1.6 amps (20 watts) for the lights and .04 amps (2.5 watts) for the fountain.
A 400 watt AIMS power inverter for $44.50 will get you more than enough wattage (leaving some room to power other appliances as well if need be) and a 100 amp hour deep-cycle battery will be at nearly 50 percent discharge after 12 hours of pulling 22.5 watts.
We don’t recommend discharging the battery further than 50 percent, as it will reduce the lifespan of the product.
To recharge your battery, all you’ll need is our 30 amp solar charge controller and four hours of sunlight with one 60 watt solar panel. The battery will be fully charged before midday.
You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your fountain and time to spare before your landscape lighting switches on.
EXAMPLE No. 2 — So you want to power four of the six-piece light sets, four of those fountains and you also want to add in a Fire Sense 1,500-Watt Stainless Steel Infrared Electric Patio Heater and this Sony – 700W Stereo System w/ 230 watt amplifier.
Let’s say you want to run the lights and fountain for 12 hours per day, and the heater and stereo for two hours per day.
You’re looking at a total wattage requirement of about 2,520 watts of maximum continuous output, which means you’ll need at least a 3,000 watt power inverter or a 3,600 watt inverter if you feel you might add a few things later.
As for your battery bank, you’ll need five 200 amp hour batteries to tackle those electrical requirements. ***Remember*** this rating assumes you only discharge the battery bank to 50 percent life.
To recharge the battery bank for this example, it will take a 40 amp solar charge controller, eight 120 watt panels and about six hours to get the bank back to full charge.
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