using a forklift battery

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  • nsaspooknsaspook Solar Expert Posts: 396 ✭✭✭
    Re: using a forklift battery
    BB. wrote: »
    I have an older Fisher & Paykel washer/gas dryer set and I use about 0.250 kWH per load (each machine). They are direct drive DC Stepper motor type and don't have high surge current either.

    -Bill

    I've got an old electric Maytag front loader dryer that needs replacement that I'm thinking about replacing with a gas unit so I can power it with my in-house solar powered mini-grid. The old unit has 10 years of hard duty so what do you think of the build quality of the Fisher & Paykel set?
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 30,497 admin
    Re: using a forklift battery

    Seem to work well. Mine are about 8 years old now with a family of 4.

    The drier had problems lighting the fire... But they replaced the whole drier when they could not fix it.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • HiminsHimins Solar Expert Posts: 54 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: using a forklift battery

    I did hook up a killawatt to my Maytag Neptune front load clothes washmachine, It took .14 KW to finish a cycle that took 63 minutes. I ran this machine on a 600w Go Power pure sine inverter 12v with 6 murdered marine style deep cycle batteries. The warning lights blinked, but completed the cycle with no other apparent problems. This machine was purchased new about 2003.
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