Solar Generator Frequently Asked Questions

Solar Generator Frequently Asked Questions

It is important to understand how to effectively use the 1500 Solar powered generators, it is a simple device and below you will find some commonly asked question about using the 1500 Solar powered generators.

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QUESTION – Is The 1500 Generator Charged fully charged when I first get it?

Answer – NO the 1500 Solar Fuelless Generator will only have a partial charge when you receive the unit. It is ok to turn it on and use it a bit but do use the AC charge cable that comes with the unit to do a full restore to the the battery to a FULL Charge before you store the unit for emergencies.

QUESTION – CAN I USE 1500 GENERATOR TO RUN A HEATER IN MY HOME?

Answer – This is NOT the best use of the 1500 Generators. A space heater will draw quite a bit of energy depending on the heater fro 900 watts to 1500 watts or more. This use of the machine will drain the battery quickly.

Other suggestions to keep warm – an electric blanket possibly DC if you can find one as it will be the most efficient for use with the L-1500 Generator. Ex: found at Amazon – Click Here NOTE- Using this DC device will extend the 1500 Battery usage as it is not converting the DC to AC power to run the inverter.

Other suggestions to keep warm – For heating a room in the time of need I would suggest a indoor fire place – Google “Indoor Fireplace” – Ethanol fueled – fireplaces do not require any installation or utility connection for fuel supply which makes it ideal for almost any architectural environment. This fireplace is idea for condo, apartment, single family home, restaurants and hotels.

QUESTION – CAN I USE 1500 GENERATOR TO RUN AND SMALL AIR CONDITIONER IN MY HOME?

Answer – This again is NOT the best use of the 1500 Generators. Even a small Air conditioner will draw quite a bit of energy depending on the heater fro 900 watts to 1500 watts or more. This use of the machine will drain the battery quickly.

Other suggestions to keep Cool – Google “Swamp Coolers” The ancient Egyptians had a great need for air conditioning. They accomplished it by hanging wet blankets across the doors of their homes or, if they happened to be royalty, having servants fan them across jugs of water. When hot, dry air passes over water (or better yet, through it) the air cools off. Nowadays, we use electric fans instead of servants, but the principle of cooling the air by evaporation remains the same.

Other suggestions to keep Cool – Low Voltage DC Powered Fan – LINK-WALMART 16″ DC Stand Fan, Black I bought and have used this fan it is extremely energy efficient and on a low setting will run for hours on the1500’s and produce a nice cool breeze to help keep you cool. – Video Coming Soon!

QUESTION – CAN I USE THE 1500 GENERATOR TO RUN A MICROWAVE TO COOK IN?

Answer – This will work fine I recommend a smaller unit to keep the watt’s low. Google “600 wattage microwave” You Can use the larger unit do try to keep the watts at 1500 so you do not overload the 1500 Generator as it will shut is self down after a few minuets of use using more than 1500 watts.

Other suggestions for Cooking – Google – “portable induction cooktop” This technology is very efficient at heating metal magnetic cookware. The surface does NOT produce heat it excites a metal magnetic surface a pan or pot and heats the metal cooking or heating water.

I have used these on the 1500’s and the results are good. This is the unit I have – Google “nuwavecooktop” 

Other suggestions heating water – I like to use a small kettle to boil water. Google – Bonavita Bona Voyage 0.5-Liter Electric Travel Kettle I bought one of these and it works well and fast. There are sever units in the market like this. Make sure it watt range is under 1500 to be safe using with the 1500 Generator.

QUESTION – WHAT ARE THE MOST EFFICIENT LIGHT TO USE WITH THE 1500 GENERATOR?

Answer – Led Lights are by far the most efficient sources of producing light. My favorite Led is –Amazon –Philips 433227 10.5-watt Slim Style Dimmable A19 LED Light Bulb, Soft White This led in my opinion puts out nice warm light and is very efficient I have them all over my house.

This DC usb port light I bought will likely run for weeks on the 1500 as it uses so little energy. Amazon – SunJack CampLight USB Bulb 340 Lumens This is an affordable solution and puts out good warm light as well. NOTE- Using this DC light will extend the 1500 Battery usage as it is not converting the DC to AC power to run the inverter.

QUESTION – How can I move the 1500 GENERATOR around?

Magna Cart Personal 150 lb Capacity Aluminum Folding Hand Truck
 
Found this at Amazon this is a good tool to move the unit around. AMZON-LINK-Magna Cart Personal 150 lb Capacity Aluminum Folding Hand Truck