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Calculate device/battery run time

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Rivermonsters

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Hello

I am trying to calculate how long a car battery will last for which is 50ah, 12v. Running a 20watt device, 240v, turned on 24hours a day, how long would this battery last?
Any help appreciated
thanks

telectrix

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20 watts @ 12V =1.667A.

you should get around 24 hours out of the battery. are you using an inverter? that will cause some loss.

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20 watts @ 12V =1.667A.

you should get around 24 hours out of the battery. are you using an inverter? that will cause some loss.
50 Ah divided by 1.667A = just under 30 hours.

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50 Ah divided by 1.667A = just under 30 hours.
i always allow for not letting the battery go completely dead, and if he's using an inverter, that will lose some power.

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Remember that car batteries should not be flattened completely. You would need a deep cycle battery (aka leisure battery etc).

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I measured some 7Ah batteries at work the other day, they measured 11Ah.
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