"John G" <Greentest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "Roger Dewhurst" <dewhurst@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> > "plowboy" <okie_plowboy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> > news:1141958384.956762.105110@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> I have a cabin in a remote area that is about half finished. i was
> >> wanting to wire it for 12 volt, so that i dont have to listen to a
> >> generator running all the time, and its too shady for solar panels.
> >> what type of batteries should i get and what gauge and type of wire
> >> should i use? about all i will run is a few 12 volt floresent or
> >> l.e.d. lights, one or two 12 volt celling fans, and an r.v. water
> >> pump.
> >> any help and tips would be greatly appriciated.
> > Get batteries designed for long periods of discharge not car
> > batteries. You
> > will find them in fork lifts and golf carts.
> > As for wire use the heaviest you can get. Not quite starter motor
> > thickness
> > but thicker than the normal car headlamp wire.
> > How are you going to charge your batteries?
> > R
> Much better to ask in the correct group alt.energy.homepower
> John G
> Wot's Your Real Problem?
You may want to consider that to provide the same wattage as a 120 volt
circuit, at 12 volts you need 10 times the current. Personally I used number
12 in my cottage and wish it was larger, but too late now. A bit more work
but the ultimate solution is to wire for both 120 and 12 volts during
construction. Once the walls and ceiling are finished it is a major hassle
to add anything.