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by Stirring
Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Web Server running only on Solar Power
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Views: 22951

Re: Web Server running only on Solar Power

Sorry I have been busy with real life. Let me answer some of the questions asked. Mortimer's post answered the question of why I am using the Arduino. pygmy_giant, looks like I am getting around 20,000 to 30,000 hits a day. jbeale, The back deck is not ideal. The panels are in the shade in the morni...
by Stirring
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Web Server running only on Solar Power
Replies: 50
Views: 22951

Re: Web Server running only on Solar Power

The battery is a deep cycle boat battery. It is a "starting" deep cycle battery so it is somewhere between car battery and a true deep cycle battery. I have used them for years on my UPS and they seem to hold up. This one was not new but it is in good shape. I have alerts setup to page (text message...
by Stirring
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Web Server running only on Solar Power
Replies: 50
Views: 22951

Re: Web Server running only on Solar Power

The Solar Panels are rated at 45 amps and the battery is a 80AH battery. I have a graph showing the voltage updated every five minutes at http://pi.qcontinuum.com/cgi-bin/rrd/rrdgraph.volts and as you can see from the graphs the Raspberry doesn't even hardly knock the surface charge off the battery ...
by Stirring
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Web Server running only on Solar Power
Replies: 50
Views: 22951

Web Server running only on Solar Power

My Raspberry Pi project is to see how many years (uptime) I can keep my Raspberry running as a server on the Internet, powered 100% by Solar power generated at my house. Still a work in progress but you can check out the details at http://pi.qcontinuum.com/ Also check out my case. Enjoy.

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