|Descripción||Save Electricity With Your Gas<br><br>Ok, so we all know that you couldn't possibly be using all that power that your 5.4L Truck, or your 5.9L Van is making, but then where is it going? And how can we reclaim some of it? In this Instructable I will show you how to save electricity, and also be ready in case of an emergency.<br><br>Step 1: Supplies<br><br>Ok now we will need supplies Truck, car, van, riding lawnmower (no, I'm not kidding, some of them actually have 12v sockets!), etc. Battery jump starter/ battery booster pack/ rechargeable 12v battery thing (with cable to charge in car) 12vdc to 120vac power inverter (mine is only 200watts) Lights, chargers, other things that use power (must total less that inverter's output, watts=volts x amps)Total cost should be about $25,000, or only about $15 40 for inverter and jump starter.<br><br>You could use a larger inverter to power just about anything you want. I have a 16000W peak 8000W continuous running inverter i use with my marine battery instead of a generator. I mostly use it to run my 7 angle grinder out in the woods when I runnin scrap metal. works pretty good. People need to <a href="http://www.jewy.co/tag/van-cleef-imitation-clover-necklace">knock off van cleef and arpels alhambra necklace</a> be careful though because most inverters out there are modified sine wave and are a lot harder on <a href="http://www.jewy.co/tag/van-cleef-imitation-necklace-alhambra">quatrefoil necklace van cleef imitation</a> electronics. Pure sine wave inverters (the really good ones) almost match the wave frequency of the power you get from the utility company, but they are normally much more expensive.<br><br>A better tip:<br><br>Buy a vehicle that is actually more efficient, rather than something with an engine greater than 2 Litres, that way you get more power to the wheels and less waste out the back end. :)<br><br>It might work out better getting a second battery from a junk yard and charge that with a disconnect switch and a voltage monitor to see the charge and the capacity should be larger than the jumper pack. If the kill switch is ran in line with a relay that has the on field switch ran to the acc on it will prevent it from charging when the engine is off with the key out.<br><br>For those of you <a href="http://www.jewy.co/category/replica-van-cleef-necklace">knock off van cleef alhambra necklace</a> who would do this in lew of buying a backup generator (for cost or whatever reason), you could do the same thing with a rebuilt automotive alternator (under $50.00 for my Ford) and a regulator.<br><br>Just hook them up to your lawnmower. If it sitting on a smooth survace (not mowing grass) the 5 hp or greater gasoline motor will easily charge a car battery, and probably more efficently than the full size V8 in the truck.<br><br>Of course if you don have an appliance with a gasoline motor (mower, rototiller, powerwasher, etc.) then this tip isn for you.<br><br>Using a car engine to generate electricity with it alternator to charge a jump starter will cost far most in gasoline that it would cost to pay the electric company for electricity to do the same job. At least 3 to 5 times as much.<br><br>I think this ever so slightly reduce your gas mileage, so technically you kinda paying Big Oil rather than the electric company.<br><br>The items you used in your demo aren big energy suckers either. The real big ones are your washer and dryer, TV, oven, toaster, coffee maker, microwave. generally anything with a heating element or a fairly powerful motor. These all draw more than 100W (some of them much more)<br><br>Booster packs are meant for just that: boosting a very short and heavy current draw. They shouldn perform amazingly for this sort of long duty cycle, low current use.<br><br>Still, looks like a good idea for emergencies.<br><br>Good point. Living in the north, I been planning something similar to this using my 1981 Chevy work van. If the power goes out in the winter, it sucks. Problem is, I need over 1500 watts; most heaters of any count being 1500 watts. My plans did not include the portability of a battery box, tho. I just wanted a makeshift mobile home to sleep and keep warm in.<br><br>Some of them can be plugged directly into 12v power and still work.<br><br>ahhhhh in the hardware store everything i want is miles off my cash range i have about $100 but all the good stuff is more than $150!D:How much would a 1500w power inverter be?<br><br>It too bad the vehicle wastes like 80 percent of the fuel, too. (Well more like 82%)<br><br>But a nice way to save a buck or two, as long as you don kill the alternator.<br><br>most alternators are rated for 100A,some truck ones may force 200A<br><br>You can always get an overrated aletrnator as well, like what a car with a high watt stereo system would need.<br><br>Yeah, it only gets around 18. I don think it puts that much load on it to kill it, or even shorten it life.<br><br>I see here that jasonfehrs states you will use one hp per 25 amps. Can we take this one step further and calculate into amount of gas per amp?<br><br>Not sure why this is so because the alternator is always turning. Where does the extra resistance come from when it is charging?<br><br>I plan to setup a couple of marine batteries and charge them up on my 30 minute commute and then plug a cord and power strip from my house to the car at night and run a few small power items. Lights radio etc.<ul>
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