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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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Measuring the startup load is as easy as using a clamp on meter and turning the air handler on and off. The startup load will be high for a split second, then drop down to a steady load. Use Ohms Law to calculate the wattage. Watts/Voltage = Current As mentioned in my comment, the invertors peak load is a good indication of the invertors motor starting ...


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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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The startup current for most correctly operating blower motors is low (usually less then 200% full load amperage), so the OP's concern should not be much of an issue. If it is a premium efficiency system it might use an ECM motor, which is electronically managed and also has a low startup current. If one cares to measure it oneself, no special inrush meter ...


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Pumping the water above ground, or below ground doesn't matter. Moving the water far enough away (downhill) from the house is the key. If your plumbing is underground, it has to go somewhere. The pipe can't just come to an end. You'll want to drain into a dry well, ditch, storm sewer, spillway, stream, etc. If your pumping out onto the ground. You'll ...


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You have already purchased the transformer and it is rated 300W above your load you should have no problem running off the transformer in step up mode 110 to 220. I would look at your computer closely as many supplies these days are rated for universal voltage ~100 to 230 volt range. Some have switches 110/220 if you have a switched supply on 110 and connect ...


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In the US, you have easy access to 240 volts. Look up a tutorial on how to add a circuit for a dryer or an electric stove.


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List up any device you'd like to run from the generator, every machine and every lightbulb, too. Look into the manuals or on labels of these devices and sum up their power consumption (Volts and Ampere). Add 10% and look for the next bigger generator.


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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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