generator to inverter help needed please.

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by cookie11, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. cookie11

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    hi,
    my mum lives in a house over in spain which she is having to rent out through the summer to help with living there as her savings ain't makin anything.
    across from her house she has a converted double garage which she will be staying in while she's renting the house out.
    the problem is "ELECTRICITY"
    There isn't any. all she needs is something to run a few low watt lights at night, tv & air conditioner & shower but not all at the same time.
    whats the best way about getting power from a generator to her which needs to be continuous for the fridge.
    Could she get a generator to a battery charger onto a bank of batteries then to an invertor.
    or is there a much simpler way.
    thanks
     
  2. blueroomelectronics

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    Call an electrician. Get them to run wires from the main house.
     
  3. cookie11

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    she's already got it there but she's only got a limited power supply to the house. which all too easily trips so when people are in the house with all the appliances running it trips then.
    so it has no chance with the hut as well.
     
  4. Wendy

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    Run the fridge off the house power, and a generator or batteries for the rest?
     
  5. blueroomelectronics

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    Sounds like she needs to upgrade the breaker panel. Have you consulted a qualified electrician?
     
  6. cookie11

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    no its going to cost quite a lot to upgrade the supply (she lives in the hills in spain).
     
  7. Wendy

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    Good point about the breaker panel though, breakers wear out, and blow at lower currents. It is a 5 minute (or less) job to replace one, but not for the novice (shock hazard).
     
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