Solar power-battery-frost heater for garage solutions?
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    Default Solar power-battery-frost heater for garage solutions?

    Anyone run any kind of solar frost protection heating or anything like that for garages/sheds etc?

    Is it even viable or something that just doesn't work in the UK?
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Anyone run any kind of solar frost protection heating or anything like that for garages/sheds etc?

    Is it even viable or something that just doesn't work in the UK?
    Just position a solar power kit in the garden, something like this.
    Solar Power Station 80W Select solar The solar professionals Select Solar - The solar power professionals

    Then use some kind of cable, like this to connect it to the garage..
    https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-5m...er-cable-n89ef

    Then get a heater and connect up.
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    Might need some kind of battery in between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    Might need some kind of battery in between.
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    Get a solar panel (80-100W is plenty), connect it to one of these:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10A-Solar...o/182650504173
    Connect that to two batteries:
    PAIR OF 2X 12V 135AH 135 AH Leisure Battery DEEP CYCLE for Motorhome / Caravan | eBay
    Then hang a heater off them. You could stick an inverter in to go to 230V, but I'd suggest just sticking at 12V. You could probably go up to around a 400W heater, but whether you need that or not, I don't know, so here's a smaller one...
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150W-12V-...e/401417494835
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanT View Post
    No tulip Sherlock - an 80W solar panel and a 1kW heater...
    it was a joke, bad of me in the professional forum. But related to another thread where everyone suggested making things with boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    it was a joke, bad of me in the professional forum. But related to another thread where everyone suggested making things with boxes.
    And I not only helped you in your time of need, I even gave you a hug
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    OK, better option:
    200W Mono 24v LCD Solar Panel Kit 10 Year Panel Warranty Z Brackets Sheds Homes | eBay

    200 for the panel and controller, then get a couple of leisure batteries and run the heater off them
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    Doesn't look like there is much ROI, when you consider batteries etc.

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    Just position a mirror in southern facing garden to point through garage window.

    Alternatively run a hot air pipe from your computer desk to garage.
    Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    And I not only helped you in your time of need, I even gave you a hug
    I know, I was just hitting out. In my defense at least the quality of my answer for your question indicates why I'm not allowed near drills and hammers to make things.

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