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As a new kid on the block and a Murray River camper....iwas wondering if someone can tell me what size (Watts) panel I would require to run my TV DVD VCR at night only..Not interested in Hot water and any other types of entertainment..Just at night for the kids....Don't really wont a Generater..to expensive...Would appreciate any help...
                                                        My name is Jimmy K

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Hi Jimmy and welcome.
Your question sounds easy, but is harder than it looks.
We need a bit more info to give useful advse.

1. What is the power consumption of the gear you want to run?
2. What is the power source? Is the stuff 12V or is it 240V running through an inverter?
3. How many hours do you want to run it each night?
4. How big and what sort is the battery that you will be using?
5. How many nights will you be camped before you drive off home or to another spot?

A good book for this stuff is "Solar that Really Works" by Collyn Rivers.

Cheers,
Peter.

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Thank you peter and Margarete...I have it running through a 300 w converter.Its a 17 inch Tv  I get 3 good hours as is...My battery pack is made up of 6= 12amp 12 volts dry cel Batteries that are hooked up together and I uselly charge the them up a little by turning on the ignition and running a little power through...In case of emergencies. Like half way through a cartoon...I several batteries like that....Plus a couple of 12 volt car batteries

I was hopeing to have a Solar panel charging throughout  the day so's I could watch something if needed..and were'nt sure what wattage would do it...Will that help you....Or else I'' ll check that book out

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Have just cheched out that book and another forum...I think all my questions have been answered.....Thank you again..

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welcome wrote:

Have just cheched out that book and another forum...I think all my questions have been answered.....Thank you again..



I just take my hat off and the solar panel starts to work.confused
Does wonders having a very wide part in my hair....Heck, even the flies find it hard to land on a shiny surface.

 



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I am picturing such a sight....Flies skidding off your head and landing your Coffee(Beer)  Ha ha ha ha..

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