I have a great idea just not the know how to get it done: Objective: Keep the bird water from freezing.
This summer we built a 10x10 Chicken Shack. I oriented the roof so that one flat side it was facing south to south-west to catch the sun. I had planned to place a solar panel on the roof and made a place for a battery at the edge of the roof inside but I just cannot wrap my head around what I need to get this done.
I thought I could by an over the counter solar Battery Trickle Charger ($69.66) and get a power inverter ($29.99) and plug in a standard heated bucket ($29.99) or a heated base for a poultry waterer ($49.99). BUT, I cannot figure out if all the Waters and volts and ins and outs will be compatible.
Solar 5W 12 Volt Battery Trickle Charger ($69.66) - Max output 5W Power inverter ($29.99) 115 V AC - 12 V DC power source - 400 W
Standard heated bucket ($29.99) ?? Ya just plug it in? Right! Heated base for a poultry waterer ($49.99). 125 W - Ya just plug it in!
Sorry folks but I've got the idea, I've got the plan, I've got the money, time, and most of the know how to put it all together but just can't get over the Volts Watts and other stuff hump.
Please help! Jacie Blue Spoon Farm Groton, NY