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Offline stavebuyer

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"Solar Generator"
« on: October 18, 2020, 10:22:47 AM »
I was reading an ad for a "Solar Generator"; specifically the Jackery 1000. They are claiming a storage capacity of 1000ah which to an uniformed layman like me equates to roughly 10 Walmart trolling motor batteries and it also serves as a sine wave inverter. Hook up a couple panels and and you have a complete system. So what is the catch?

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 10:40:40 AM »
If you read the details it's 1000 WH, or 46 AH, so not much stored juice to speak of.
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Re: "Solar Generator"
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 12:40:40 PM »
I see that itll power an 'electric grill' but i dont see a 1000W battery cooking much more than a slice of baloney per sunny day. 
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Re: "Solar Generator"
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 01:22:48 PM »
I miss read the 1000wh as AH. Its actually not even equal to 1 Walmart lead acid marine battery. Now it makes lots of sense.



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Re: "Solar Generator"
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 04:02:11 PM »
Hook up a couple panels and and you have a complete system. So what is the catch?
The other folks addressed the system size but I will take a stab at this part: The catch is that someone else in a factory somewhere terminated some wires for you!
I have a "solar generator", it is 900Ah of lithium batteries, charge controller, pure sine wave inverter. "Hook up a couple* panels and you have a complete system" ;D


*More than a couple

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Re: "Solar Generator"
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2020, 05:38:46 PM »
The catch is that someone else in a factory somewhere terminated some wires for you!


And put it all in a nice box with a convenient carry handle. ;)

I can see the point for camping / off-grid cabin / boat use. Want to run your laptop, charge your camera and phone, run a couple of LED lights and keep some beers cold?
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