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How to make a direct current diy space heater... with solar panels?

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jsc802

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Hi,I've got some solar panels and a cold room in my house and am trying to come up with a fun and doable-for-an-electronics-noob-like-me project to make a DIY space heater from them. I own my own shitty house and don't have dependents so don't really care too much if I take risks lol. Youtube has given me the following ideas:

- buy a baseboard heater, rip the thermostat off it and look for a place to connect wires to
- buy one of those oil fin heaters.. try to take the AC heating element out of the oil hole... buy a DC water heater element and try to make an adapter so that it can screw in place of what I just ripped off
- Buy some nichrome wire and wrap it around ceramic rods and put it in a big reflective can or bowl

Any advice? I am a complete noob, but I do know how to wire the solar panels together because I helped someone put them on my roof. These are the leftover ones.

Thanks in advance for any help/ideas
 

ratstar

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have you seen this before - it might interest you->

Even tho it makes more sense to make a cooler out of solar panels, cause isnt it hot outside with all the sun power?
 

Bluejets

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Solar panel dc supply can be just as, if not more than, hazardous than mains supply.

Appears from your post that you have very little regard for safety.
So I doubt anyone who has experience with this will want to give you advice that you might take and fry either yourself, or worse some other innocent bystander.
 

Harald Kapp

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This really calls for an experienced electrician on the spot.
I'll close this thread to prevent further mischief.
 
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