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    How Do I Run Lights Off A Car Battery

    How Do I Run My Lamps Of A Car Battery?

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    Re: How Do I Run Lights Off A Car Battery

    you need a 12 volt dc to 120 volt ac converter. You should be able to find them at walmart in the camping section.
    Not sure why you would want to do such a thing as the light will drain that battery rather quickly depending on what kind of light you have.

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    why wouldnt i want.i dont wanna run the house power.and how quick would the battery die?2 months ?3months

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    Re: How Do I Run Lights Off A Car Battery

    You don't.

    Thats like asking "How to I drive my car on water?"
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    Re: How Do I Run Lights Off A Car Battery

    SOLAR POWER
    WE RUN OFF OF SOLAR POWER AND THE PANLS CHARG THE BATERYS (24 OF THEM)AND WHAT WE DON'T USE WE SELL BACK TO THE GRID (POWER CO.)
    WE HAVE CUT OR BILL BY 83%.. RIGHT NOW WE ARE GETING SOLAR WATER HEAT AND WILL CUT OR GAS BILL UP TO 57%.. IT ALL ADDS UP..
    PLUS WE HAVE LOTS OF SUN...




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    Re: How Do I Run Lights Off A Car Battery

    Solar power, never thought of that. However, probably really only practical if you have a set-up like that though.
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    Re: How Do I Run Lights Off A Car Battery

    yah thats what iam thinkin, only would i if i were going to grow big, because then it would never pay for itself, and i dont presently own so iam out. lol

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    Re: How Do I Run Lights Off A Car Battery

    Alright So Even If I Had A Converter Im Lookin At 4 Hours Of Light?
    Even If I Ran 400 Or 500 Watts Out Of A 1000w Converter?

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    Re: How Do I Run Lights Off A Car Battery

    I Want It A Closet Space Im Not Runnin A Car At All,just Somethin Silent N Simple,with No Detection.

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    Re: How Do I Run Lights Off A Car Battery

    Why are you intent on running it off of a battery? There is alot more effort envolved in doing this than it is worth. Just plug the lights into the wall, a 400w system is not very big and it should not cost very much to run. If you are worried about exposure due to you bill raising that is more of a myth than a reality especailly for a system this small. More exposure will come from constantly having to replace car batteries than anything that running the light from the wall power will produce.
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    Any Change In The Bill Is Not A Myth.i Know People That Got Hit That Way.how Often Would I Have To Change The Batteries?

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    I gurantee it was not because of the police looking at their electric bill and it had more to do with not being able to keep their mouths shut.

    Car batteries don't hold as much juice as you think. They mostly count on the generator in the car to recharge the battery when the engine is running. I can't say for sure how much time you will get running your lights off a battery (or batteries), or if it will even work at all. Like I said, I wouldn't bother.
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    dude i have a 1000watt mh, my bill only jumped up 10 bucks the first month i plugged it in, and the second month was only 15 bucks more, so stop trippin, if u dont wanna do it right, i dont suggest doing it at all, no offence but someone had to say it, and growing with batteries, who suggested this to you was not thinking very clearly.

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    Re: How Do I Run Lights Off A Car Battery

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    wow... just wow... pj you have to stop this... i get more and more jelous by the day!!! how much did all that solar stuff set you back though?

    endo
    IT IS ALMOST FREE AFTER THE REBATE FROM THE POWER CO..
    IT WILL COST UP FRONT BUT THEY HAVE SUM REAL GOOD SUB. PAYS AND REBATES. THE STATE, THE GOV. THE POWER CO, SUNNEY BOY INVERTERS.
    WE GOT BACK ABOUT 90% OF THE $47,000.
    MOST OF THE TIME OUR METTER IS TURNING BACKWORDS. SO THEY PAY ME....
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    Re: How Do I Run Lights Off A Car Battery

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    why wouldnt i want.i dont wanna run the house power.and how quick would the battery die?2 months ?3months

    well a car battery puts out 12 volts, the light requires 120 volts.
    with an inverter it will drain it in about 20 minutes give or take.

    waste of time and will never work.

    If you cant run lights off house power, use the sun.

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