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Can I run this box fan off these solar panels? [240W Panels > 140W Fan]

ArimaKisho | Posted in General Questions on

Hi All!

I’m going camping in a few weeks, and have this box fan I’d love to be able to run during the day when the sun is blazing!

Originally, I thought to build a battery – charge the battery by solar panel and run the fan off the 48V battery.  It turns out I won’t be able to receive the batteries in time, so I thought maybe I would be able to get decent performance out of the fan just running straight off two solar panels.  I understand there is lots of energy loss converting from DC to AC comes with energy loss.

Here are the items I am hoping to use:


Solar Panels – 2 x Newpowa 120W 24V Monocrystalline Solar Panel

Inverter – KRXNY 1000W Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter 48V DC to 110V 120V AC 60HZ

Standard AC Box Fan – 1.2A 120V @ maximum

Below is the diagram for the setup I hope to achieve.  I have heard that I should put some circuit breakers in between the connections. 

Thank you!!

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