UPDATE-on battery bank size

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by offgridbeginner, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. i got my kill-a-watt meter in.. FINALLY..
    so now here are my results:

    Amps: 2.33A
    VA: 305Va TOPS (fluctuates between 290-305 depending if my pc is playing vids, vol, etc or not)
    Watts: 270W
    Volts: 123V
    Hz: 60Hz
    KWH: 0.15 KWH
    PF: 0.91

    so that brings me back to new calcs and battery bank size.. and how many solar panels will be ideal

    thanks again!
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Results of what appliance or combination? How long was the test and how many watt hours were consumed?
  3. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++

    That response wasn't warranted.

    Here is the original thread he was following up on.
    battery bank question and how to improve it | Survival Monkey Forums

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  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Hear Here...
  5. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    Wtf you talking aboot?

    Said with much love for you...(purely hettro)
    Miserable old sumbitch that you are.
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  6. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Use the kill a watt meter to track power consumption over the course of a week or 2.
    Just knowing how much power something uses while it's on isn't even half the story. Have to know total consumption, how much the device uses when it's on, how long it's on per day on average, how much power it uses while it's supposedly "off".
    Hint: these days when you turn off some pieces of modern tech that usually doesn't mean they totally stop using power.
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    No. Simply trying to understand what the message said.
  8. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    So very true...ghost loads can consume enormous amounts of power, and what is used on one day may be quite different from the next.

    0.15 Kwh...or 150 watt/hours. Is this for one computer for one hour, or what, exactly. Numbers without context can cause folks to give erroneous data.
    Please be more specific...
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  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Let's get back to reasonable dialog, here, or I will LOCK THIS Thread...
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  10. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    No lock needed. Violation of CoC items 1 & 8, warning issued.
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  11. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    I cleaned , ALL post to OP.
    Nice PM I received , Sure makes you feel like helping!
    ID10T Error code will show up on the Controllers one day
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