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Solar Kaddy 135 by IDS Solar
Solar Kaddy 135 by IDS Solar

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Product Code: IDS-SOLAR-KADDY-135


Solar Kaddy 135 by IDS Solar

EcoDirect has partnered with local company IDS Solar to bring their innovative solar products to our customers.

Weight 190 lbs
Battery 12VDC 110AH Deep Cycle AGM Sealed Lead Acid
Inverter 1600 Watt Modified Sine
Solar Panel Kyocera 135 Watt Polycrystalline

Detailed Description:

A serious challenger to existing products in its class! This system will operate any common household appliance as well as heavy duty shop equipment, including:

  • Table Saws
  • Chop Saws
  • Large Air Compressors
  • Radial Arm Saws
  • And more...!

Understanding the Solar Kaddy 135 Generator System

Think of a battery as a bucket holding water. The bigger the bucket, the more water it holds.

Think of a solar panel like a faucet and hose filling the bucket with water. The bigger the panel, the more the faucet is opened and the more water comes out of the hose, and the faster the bucket fills.

Think of an inverter like the amount of water you can pull out of the bucket at one time. A tiny inverter would be like a straw, wheras a very large inverter would be like a powerful pump that could drain a small bucket in seconds.

The battery

The battery stores a total of 1320 watts (12 volts x 110 amps). It is the foundation of the system.

It is a deep cycle AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) sealed lead acid battery. This means that the electrolyte inside the battery is not a liquid like one may encounter in older car batteries. Instead, the electrolyte is a gel that is absorbed in a glass fabric (or "mat") that separates the lead plates inside a completely sealed plastic housing. This feature means that the battery never has to be replenished, can be operated in any position, and if it is ever dropped and cracked open, the electrolyte won't spill out.

Deep cycle batteries have solid, thicker lead plates than car batteries, which contain thin, porous lead plates. This is because car batteries are designed to maintain a full charge all the time; the thin, porous plates take advantage of their huge surface area to release a large amount of electrons instantaneously and deliver a surge of power very briefly to crank the engine starter motor. This drains the battery only slightly, and the car alternator quickly recharges the battery. Deeply discharging a car battery causes the thin, porous plates to rapidly disintegrate, ruining the battery.

In contrast, the thicker, solid plates in a deep cycle battery deliver less instantaneous power, but discharge over a much longer period of time and can do it over and over again. A properly maintained deep cycle battery can be half discharged and fully recharged well over 1000 cycles. Try this with a car battery and it would last only a handful of cycles before being destroyed.

Although a deep cycle battery can be completely discharged to zero before recharge, it is best to avoid going below 50% before recharging to prolong battery life, though an occasional total discharge is not a big deal. The Solar Kaddy 135 battery stores 1320 watts of power, so a 50% discharge would be 660 watts of power regularly available.

The Panel

The solar panel produces 135 watts per hour. A battery 50% discharged would take the 135 watt panel 4.9 hours (660 / 135 = 4.9) to fully recharge in full sunlight.

The Inverter

The inverter produces 3000 watts per hour. A 100 watt light bulb can be operated for 6.6 hours (660 watts total) before draining a fully charged battery halfway. A 1200 watt hairdryer could be operated for 33 minutes before draining a fully charged battery halfway. The 3000 watt inverter allows one to operate several electrical products at the same time - or devices drawing large amounts of power.

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