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    Default Re: "Portable" Electricity Source for a garage without Electricity

    Oh, I run plenty of devices off an inverter in one of my sheds and 12V lights direct off batteries, with a solar panel for charging the leisure battery.

    Anything with a decent size motor I avoid running of it though, even though it's rated 4000W

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    Default Re: "Portable" Electricity Source for a garage without Electricity

    Buy a small generator to supply power when you're at the garage.
    Charge bike batteries at home, you'll need to remove them from the bike, though why people think a bike battery needs constant charging I don't know, my bikes work fine after being left in the garage for a couple of months in winter.


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    Default Re: "Portable" Electricity Source for a garage without Electricity

    Hi Julian, do you mean a petrol generator? What would be the advantage compared to the battery + inverter solution? Or am I missing something?

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    Default Re: "Portable" Electricity Source for a garage without Electricity

    If you want to run a compressor or power tools you need a genny, or a huge invertor and a stack of batteries. Very few invertors can cope with the startup load of any significant sized electric motor.

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    Default Re: "Portable" Electricity Source for a garage without Electricity

    I must admit my initial thought was a generator if you need to do any more than low power stuff. So long as its away from houses then it shouldn't be a nuisance.
    A 2nd hand Honda job will cost around 100 and will be worth the same when you come to sell it.

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    Default Re: "Portable" Electricity Source for a garage without Electricity

    Quote Originally Posted by tarmacsurfer View Post
    I must admit my initial thought was a generator if you need to do any more than low power stuff. So long as its away from houses then it shouldn't be a nuisance.
    A 2nd hand Honda job will cost around 100 and will be worth the same when you come to sell it.
    But they are a real target for scrotes, once they know you have one they WILL break in to find it. Plus fumes can be a problem, and of course, if you leave it outside it will walk.

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