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Solar welding cart!

Postby Simclardy » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:48 pm

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The name solar is a bit of a marketing scam. I install solar and I end up with lots of rail pieces. Soooo I like to try and use them for all kinds if things. They are like unistrut but they also have a groove on the side that is great for attaching things. You might notice that I stole some ideas from Jody's cart. It is a bit springy but not bad and I want to see how it holds up as is. I can always add a support in front of the gas cylinder.
So no I have not figured out how to weld with the sun yet!
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Re: Solar welding cart!

Postby Gene.243 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:56 pm

Love it!
I was picturing a cart with a deployable solar array and eight L16s with some huge inverters.
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Re: Solar welding cart!

Postby Simclardy » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:08 pm

Gene.243 wrote:Love it!
I was picturing a cart with a deployable solar array and eight L16s with some huge inverters.



lol. it would be cool but it would take allot of panels
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Re: Solar welding cart!

Postby Poleframer » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:20 pm

If the welder was a 115 volt, and ya had a good 2500 watt inverter, 4 golf cart batteries and say 500 watts of solar, You could weld with it. Probably even keep up with small-moderate welding projects in the summer, including some grinder time.
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Re: Solar welding cart!

Postby Simclardy » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:37 pm

Poleframer wrote:If the welder was a 115 volt, and ya had a good 2500 watt inverter, 4 golf cart batteries and say 500 watts of solar, You could weld with it. Probably even keep up with small-moderate welding projects in the summer, including some grinder time.


I like it!
this is me installing panels at my house. I put up 20 290watt panels. as long as utility companies don't charge for "net metering" I will have to stick with the boring old system.
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another view of the panels in the back.

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