I made an arduino nano IR sensor based auto liquid dispenser. Currently it is being powered by a 12V 2 amps adapter. The 12v adapter is connected to a LM2596 DC to DC buck converter which converts the 12V to 5V and powers the arduino, IR sensor and a regular green LED. Also I am using a RO valve solenoid (rated upto 24V DC) which is being powered by the 12V adapter. So whenever the IR sensor is triggered, the DC motor (5V 200mA) and solenoid (12V 300-500mA) are turned on for 3 seconds.
Now, I intend to power this system via batteries. I am considering the following 3 options.
a.) Lithium batteries in series (4 of 3.7V batteries). But again here I believe things would be complex as I have to make a BMS and charger for this. Is anything available off the shelf so that I can directly integrate the battery and charger with my existing system ?
b.) Connect 8 AAA batteries in series to get 12V. But how long would these batteries last for my application ?
c.) Connect 2 9V batteries in series. Again, can you guys please tell me how long these may last in the system.
Arduino nano I believe consumes 20mA and the IR sensor probably around another 10- 20mA.
If it wasnt for the solenoid, I was considering connecting a mobile power bank to power the system.