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I need to run 600watts 12hrs and curious on what is needed

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Customer: I need to run 600watts for about 12hrs and curious on what is needed for battery storage
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: well i have a garage shop and have 600watts that needs to be consumed on a daily basis and was curious on how I could try using solar / battery to provide that
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 1 year ago.

Hello, My name is ***** ***** I would love to help you with your battery selection.

Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 1 year ago.

you are going to want a 130 amp hour deep cycle battery and at least 750 watt inverter if the equipment operates at 120v

Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 1 year ago.

This would be to maximize battery life and performance. You can cut those numbers down but you shorten the life of the battery and have a higher risk of burning up your rig.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Wayne, This is a great foundation to start with will help me with gathering costs for storage. The next research will be adequately recharge the batteries via solar as to have full or near full capacity.
Electricians are cool. ya guys/gals should hang out at home depot.. cheers!
Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 1 year ago.

a 200 watt 12 volt solar array with controller should charge the battery given you have good sun where you are.

Expert:  Wayne Roberts replied 1 year ago.

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