DIY Power Generator Step by Step Guide Part 1

A DIY Power Generator can be built by utilizing free energy from the sun. The sun provides massive energy that can be converted to usable alternating current by using solar panels, batteries, and an inverter.

Power your TVs, radios, computers, microwaves, and anything else that requires electricity by building your own DIY power generator or a homemade renewable energy system.

DIY Power Generator Steps

1) Purchase or make a solar panel. Try to find one that is rated 12 volts or better. These can be found online, or broken solar panels cells can be found on ebay.

DIY Power Generator Set-up
DIY Power Generator Set-up

2) Purchase a battery. You’ll want a deep cycle 12 volt battery for continuous use. Search online or find them at your local hardware store.

• Recommended specs: Marine 12 volt lead/acid battery that hold deep cycles, 95-102 Amps for long periods of use.

3) You might also want a battery box to protect the battery. Exposed terminals can be dangerous if the battery is outside. If you plan to have the battery inside, then don’t worry about the battery box, as long as the battery is in a safe place.

~Optional, find a 12 volt DC meter to monitor the amount of volts receiving from the solar panel.

4) Buy a DC input. ~$10.

5) To convert the DC to AC, you’ll need an inverter. ~50$. The type of converter that you want will depend on the amount of watts you’ll be using. For example if you want to run 3 different appliances that require 80 watts, then you’ll need at least an 80 watt conveter.

6) You now have all the required parts. Next is assembly!

So you’ve learned how to set up a solar panel would you like to learn how to make your own solar panels?

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