Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-05-2003, 11:18 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: n.j.
Posts: 320
Send a message via AIM to troutman11111
self made generator

i made a generator with 1 marine battery,1 power inverter500watt, 1 charger auto,1 extension cord. this system lasted for a week at 230watts. lights,pumps heater, i leave the extension cord by my tank,and my whole system converts to 1 plug in the wall. which means if power goes out i just unplug tank from wall to extension cord. inverter 49.00 walmart. i'm a fishing and boater so i had the battery and charger. the timers will run slow! great deal at costco,199.00 for this gas generator. 1500watt 90amp 25lbs and very compact.
__________________

__________________
troutman11111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2003, 01:37 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,227
how many amps is that marine battery?

230 watts total, or 230 watts of light + other goodies?

one week! d*mn that's a good run-time - wish my SmartUPS 1000 would last that long (no the su1k isn't on the fishtank, it's on my computers

that generator is pretty sweet, and only $200 wow ... nice thing about 120 ac is it doesn't mind a good long extension cord ... so the gen can be a ways away from where people are
__________________

__________________
justDIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2003, 06:05 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Chatsworth, GA
Posts: 4,071
Send a message via Yahoo to loganj
That is a sweet deal on the generator. Does it have a 4 stroke engine? Kinda looks like a 2 in the pic. Be great for camping too! Wish mine weighed 25lb...takes two men and a boy to put the darn thing in the truck!
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Logan J
loganj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2003, 06:55 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: n.j.
Posts: 320
Send a message via AIM to troutman11111
2 stroke engine, and the marine battery has 875 marine cranking amps, and 675 cold cranking amps. got it at walmart 79.00 1 1/2 years ago. 230watts total, lights,pumps,heater.
__________________
troutman11111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
generator

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting a Generator Aquarium1 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 14 09-13-2009 09:53 PM
Generator kthehun89 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 09-02-2004 11:02 PM
Made the move.... Everyone made it alive..... Verbalkint Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 02-26-2004 11:47 AM
Ozone Generator stemonia Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 08-25-2003 04:11 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.