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Irrigation: Power System

I spent a few minute mulling over the kind of batteries I’ll need and the power requirements of the Arduino System. First the battery used for solar powered system will most like be a lead-acid deep-cycle 12v rechargeable. These batteries are quite robust and can handle full discharges (unlike a nickle cadmium or a lithium […]

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Divide and Conquer

Preliminary thoughts about how to build the irrigation system is to divide the system into several independent parts. The power system – a solar powered system that uses a 12v rechargeable battery. The water distribution system – a normally closed 12v solenoid valve that is opened for 5-10 mins each day. The timing system – […]

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