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I am in no way mechanically inclined so I thought I would post this questioned to the more knowledgable here on ATS.
Is it possible to direct hardwire a power inverter ( like the ones you can buy for the cigarette lighter in your car) to a wind powered altinator to run lights or a small appliance during a power outage or can you hook up one of those inverters to a battery that you can then charge with the altinator. Also is there any other concerns associated with doing something like this.
I live in a very small rural Saskatchewan town plagued with frequent power outages I am trying to save up for a generator but until then I do have these parts and was thinking I could build something in the meantime.
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Thanks I have been searching the net but seem to be getting a lot of buy this milti thousand dollar system from us sites that are not giving me much info.
So building a bank of batteries increases power outage or how long it lasts?
Ya I'm pretty much an idiot when it comes to this stuff but I want to learn.