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No. You definitely want to put the humidifier on its own circuit, or a circuit that is not shared with two powder/bath rooms. You could look for a convenience receptacle in the basement and determine if it's on the same circuit. If not, you can probably come out of that for the humidifier. If the humidifier pulls it's full 7A rating when it starts, you ...


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Good and affordable are both relative to many local factors. Your best bet is to look around you and see what fuel source is abundant. You'll also want to think about how often/long that resource is present during high power use periods as you'll need to store the power for later use which can rack up the price. There are areas of Michigan that are some of ...


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Another view on this.... Your cost of power has doubled so the easiest way to offset this would be to reduce your power consumption. Newer CPU's consume significantly less power than CPU's of just a couple years ago. Monitors backlit via a LED are more efficient than monitors backlit via a CFL. SSD's use less power than traditional hard drives. Laptops ...


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It depends on how much you plan on using the solar backup. If your battery can handle the router for a few hours, and it will only have to power it once every 2 or 3 months for an hour or two, yes, it should be fine. If your electricity goes out for long periods of time, or if it goes out often, I'd say no... however, you can always string them up in ...


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A. You will need to calculate your Energy consumption estimations. Let say, for 5 hours a day of average laptop consumption (70W) you will need to produce 450-550w a day (that is 350w plus energy losses on conversion of voltage and losses of battery). B. For this You will need: 1. Some kind of solar panels 2. A solar charger 3. A battery 4. An inverter ...


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I love this question. don't close it yet guys!!! First thing, let's do the math. 1 amp =1,000 ma.. So if we divide 1,000 by 70 we get 14.28 panels required to run the 1 amp router. That is assuming it isn't cloudy or it is not after sunset and before sunrise. Actually we know the solar would only be effective in charging a back up battery, but I had fun ...



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