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Author Topic: Running a milking machine from a battery  (Read 10183 times)
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« Reply #60 on: July 09, 2019, 10:31:54 AM »

Does the pump work now it's cleaned up ,back in the workshop where there is mains power?
Have you measured the starting and running current?

Do you have an inverter yet?

I've recently purchased 2x Halfords leisure batteries which are made by Yuasa, the decision to go for there was purely that it was collection from a local shop and the same if any warranty issues arose.

I only use sine wave inverters, so can't comment on modified ones.

Fuses in batteries etc will be required too.

It runs and pulls enough vacuum to activate the pulsator but doesn't extract milk that efficiently. Once I get the two broken vanes replaced hopefully it'll work like new.

No I haven't tested current yet, I'd need to dig out a power meter.
No I don't have an inverter
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« Reply #61 on: July 09, 2019, 03:25:59 PM »

Yes lots might do it.

Does not make it the most sensible way especially when you add in your situation of no suitable milking place.

With time she will let down for you.

Using a machine for 2L a day will take longer than hand milking with all the cleaning ect.

A good udder clean / massage will stimulate the let down.

Yes hopefully she will learn and then i won't need to use the calf, especially as he is growing well!
She gets a good udder clean every time, hasn't changed anything so far.
I'll get more than 2 litres if I can a) stop her kicking and b) extract it efficiently

Keep at it.

I was getting over 5L twice per day from my best goat so you should get more easily.

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