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Placement

Unless you are an experimenter like me, the power-wall seen here should NOT be YOUR ideal Power Wall.

Testing Wall

A better way might be to Think Long-Term pertaining to your off-grid system.

Place a solar panel in the sun and connect it to something.

Solar Panels in Off-Grid yard

It all sounds easy enough, right?




Although there are definitely applications and appliances where this actually might work, such as pumping water or powering a fan; however if the appliance is not protected from over-voltage (and under-voltage), eventually the device will fail and may die prematurely.

Devices designed specifically for solar in mind are a rarity (with a price-tag to ward off any doubts), so that's when some alternatives and modifications to your Power Station will be necessary.


Now that you have acquired that fine bank of battery power, it's time to put it to some good use.

Springfield Ohio Off-Grid Batteries


Planning along the lines of long-term is essential when building a power plant that will outlive you and me. Consider only purchasing items that have credible reviews first and foremost.


Purchasing only components that have a tried-and-true account of success-rates, keeps you and those around you safer.

When offered a choice of plastic or steel, steel will out-live plastics and should probably be considered despite the additional cost.

And speaking of safety, consider your niece or grand-child coming to your off-grid edifice, would you feel safe having him or her around your power plant alone?


If not, fix it as if you were dying tomorrow!


Ensuring that everyday functions are enabled without your presence require additional components to your new off-grid power plant.

Sensor to handle turning off appliances.

Choosing Quality Motion Sensors, Light Sensors, and Timed Sensors will remember to turn on and off appliances and lights, so you can remember more important things.


Keeping sensors and timed-switches in the loop increase the longetivity of the battery-bank and the devices they power.


Cool things to do with DC

Motion sensors installed, activate L.E.D. lights upon presence of movement.

Photo showing lights not sensing motion and in the off-position.

Automation of lighting.

Photo showing lights sensing motion and in the on-position.


LED's permit more light with least consumption of energy.

(on-grid or off-grid)

Photo to emphasize the need for many sensors

Sensing motion while in the on-position.


Typical 12v Solar Energy is a shoe-in for LED lighting, sensors, cameras, microphones, some flat-screen monitors, some tablets and laptop computers, most routers and modems, speaker systems, DVR's, and anything else that is rated for 12v.

Photo showing solar

Solar for security cameras and alarms.

The sensors can even tell you when there's a visitor at your front door!

Caught by motion cameras

Photo of a Springfield Ohio Intruder

As a final note to this page, never over-load your batteries.

Don't be greedy and try to solve all your electrical needs with a magic, otherwise paltry, battery.

If I could go through this life again, I would heed my advice on this one.

Be satisfied that you have SOMETHING in your home that you will never again have to pay for. The energy it takes to keep available power for your lights, for instance, is a job well-done. Now go make another battery bank for the next project, maybe the computer and monitor. You can even choose where to place the battery bank, whether beside the first bank or a new location that is closer to the devices it is to power.

It is purported on the Internet that a long-life to your battery bank is 5-7 years

A lighter load will aid in ensuring you and your battery-bank a long life ";-)



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