Power For Your Oxygen Concentrator

Power For Your Oxygen Concentrator

Unless you really rely on medical devices, you may not understand how vital for your survival some of them are. Especially, if you don’t have any major respiration issues, or they’re largely under control, you’ll not give a lot of thought at all to oxygen concentrators.

Until you need them… That’s the moment you understand you must have read and learned a lot of about them. Including how to provide power to them in case of a serious emergency in which typical electricity may not be available for days or longer. That’s the article you need to read to get this knowledge!

How much power do concentrators take?

The amount of electricity required for each unit depends mostly on the size of the compressor and the manufacturer ratings. In most cases, the devices will run on batteries, but there’s also considerable variance on how efficient the unit is and how much oxygen it will actually produce.

As a general guide, older, home oxygen concentrator units required about as much electricity as refrigerator. Trendy devices may take as little as a low wattage microwave, while others may still require quite a bit more.

There some things to be aware of before buying a concentrator for survival needs, and here are some of them:

  • Amperage required by the device
  • Voltage output from the emergency battery pack
  • How long the concentrator will run on the battery pack at different oxygen output amounts
  • How long the batteries are expected to last and what they are made from

 How many batteries you need to buy?

When it comes to buying batteries, most people will buy one for charging and another for using any given device, but this is not always the simplest route to take, because not having enough batteries for charging and powering will spell disaster.

Buying a lot of batteries than needed can take up excess space and also create a situation where rechargeable batteries aren’t used at best loads and rotations. At the very least, …

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Survival Guide – What You Need To Living Off Grid

Survival Guide - What You Need To Living Off Grid

If you’re one of the countless those who are considering “going off the grid,” then there are many things you need to understand and acquire before you make,you create the transition to living off grid. Implementing these concepts will build your goal easier to accomplish, in addition as make your life easier.

Know how to hunt and garden

If you are going off the grid, chances are you’ve got chosen a particularly rural area in which even the only of stores is also many miles away. Having a knowledge of weapons, hunting, and gardening will benefit you when it involves providing food for yourself and your family. Knowing a way to use a gun for more than hunting also will prove helpful if you are going to be living in an area that’s known for dangerous, natural predators.

Access to a reliable, clean water supply

Since water is crucial for life, it’s imperative that you set up your new home close to or around a reliable, clean water system that can be used for personal consumption, bathing, laundry, and washing dishes. Check water reports in the area you are going to move to, and additionally check to see if collecting rainwater is allowed.

Make sure your cooking and heating needs will be met

If you are going off the grid, you will still need to eat and keep yourself and your family warm. If you are planning to move to a heavily forest, ensure you are allowed to cut down trees to use for firewood. Investment in a wood stove or propane-fueled stove is also a good plan, as each can serve as …

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Prefab green homes

Prefab Green Homes

If you don’t think you have the energy and patience to transform your house in an alternative energy friendly environment, you can always go for the prefabricated green houses, they come in a kit!

Prefab green homes are easy to assemble and loaded with unique features that make them cozy. Here are a few facts about prefab green homes that you may want to consider before buying your own prefab green home:

Who assembles a prefab home?

Green homes are generally assembled by general contractors. In many cases you can hire a general contractor before buying a green home kit to make sure that the general contractor is comfortable assembling the green home for you. However, you may also want to hire a contractor after buying the kit so that you can be sure that the contractor will be comfortable assembling the kit you’ve purchased. Be sure to get estimates from several contractors before hiring your final choice so that you can be sure that you’re getting the best deal for you.

What comes in the green home kit?

Green home kits do not come with all of the nuts and bolts like a bicycle kit. Instead, they come with a green home paneling, walls, and a roof, in many cases. You’ll be responsible for taking care of the rest, which means that you are in control of exactly what materials go into creating your home, including solar panels, wind turbine technology, geothermal water heaters, and any other green energy resources you choose to install.

What makes green home kits green?

In addition to the materials that are used when assembling green homes, green …

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How to integrate your Solar Panel System with your home

How to Integrate Your Solar Panel System With Your Home

OK so you have the solar panels. Now what? Buying the right solar panels is just a first step in making your home run on solar energy.

The next step is to consider how best to integrate the solar panel array with the roof and structure of your home or business.

There are many different technologies and installation options. I’m gonna tell you about two common installation options. If you choose another kind of installation, be aware that of the many design, drainage, warranty, and repair concerns discussed in this article are common to all installation systems.

Ballast solar panel system

If you do not wish to alter the roof of your home or business, one option is the ballast system, which works best on a flat commercial roof. With this installation method, the panels rest on top of the roof. While this is the least expensive option, it has several drawbacks that may factor into your decision.

While most roofs have a 20 year warranty, a ballast mounted solar panel system is only under warranty for 10 years. This system uses rubber boots or cinder blocks to hold the panel array down. The ballast mounting system places excessive weight on the roof, which makes the roof membrane brittle and easily cracked.

Panels are required to be mounted at acute angles, about 0-20 degrees, to avoid destabilization because of the wind.

Whether building new construction to suit ballast-mounted solar or adapting an existing roof, you must consider the design. A ballast mounted solar panel system is less easily adapted …

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Thin film Solar Panels

Thin Film Solar Panels

Solar power technology has just taken a giant leap forward, enabling speedier growth of solar powered products and energy solutions in the everyday market. For years, solar power technology has been a part of everyday life – to the point where many people don’t even realize that they rely on solar power as much as they do. Most calculators, for example, are powered by solar technology, as are many garden lights, telephone booths, traffic lights, and much more.

However, solar technology has been largely unaffordable to the masses in a large scale, impeding the growth of this renewable energy market and of products that could otherwise help to reduce the consumer environmental footprint…until now.

A ground-breaking advance in solar power technology has affected the construction of solar panels. Instead of being made with hard glass, which is inflexible and potentially easy to break, new solar products can be made with a flexible solar panel that can be bended and even rolled up. The new solar technology panels are not only more resistant to breaking, but they are also less expensive than traditional crystalline silicone panels.

Here’s what you need to know about the new solar panels:


Because flexible solar panels are malleable, they can be used in a variety of settings. They are also easier to feel confident using in a broader market because they won’t get damaged easily …

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How to clean and maintain your Solar Panels

How to Clean and Maintain Your Solar PanelsAs promised, here I am paying it forward – giving you the tips I got from Bob about cleaning and maintaining my solar panels. Perhaps you don’t know this, but it is important to keep them clean and well-maintained. Dirty solar panels tend to block the sun and stop solar panels from working properly. You can increase the energy output by at least 30 percent only by regularly cleaning them.

Here is how you can do that.


  • Water
  • Cleaning solution
  • Soft sponge or towel
  • Squidgy or other window-cleaning tool (optional)

How to manually clean your panels

First, you’ll want to make sure that you have safe access to your solar panels. For example, if your solar panels are situated on your roof, be sure that you have a method of securing yourself to the roof as you clean your panels so you to not risk personal injury.

Cleaning solar panels is very similar to cleaning glass windows; you’ll want to begin by coating the surface in water and your cleaning solution completely to loosen

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Alternative uses for solar panels

Alternative Uses for Solar PanelsNow that I’ve told you one or two things about solar panels, it’s time to open your eyes regarding all the multiple uses of solar panels. The are many advantages of solar energy: it increase home value, it has a minimal impact on the environment, provides a free energy source and it’s totally worth the investment (the average cost for a solar panel is about $350 for every 85 watts). The best thing about them is that they can also be used to power equipment, vehicles, boats, and others.

I’m gonna give you 4 alternative uses for solar energy that you may not know yet:

RV and boat solar power

We still have a little bit of waiting to do in order to have mass-produced solar power cars, but we can start to see solar panels attached to vehicles – …

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