Friday, September 21, 2018

Smart RV

I’m a big fan of the WiOn line of remote WiFi power adapters.  I added one to a fan in the bedroom and I can now turn the fan on/off from my phone.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Extreme Refrigeration

Because two people need to have 115 cans of cold soda at all times...

Testing Solar

So we tested our solar yesterday.  In full sun, my Boulder 100 panels were generating between 72-76 watts, which I understand is about the max I could expect.  An old fan I was using to keep cool connected to my Yeti 400 solar generator was consuming 122 watts.

I need a new fan. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Happy Anniversary Genny!

On this day one year ago we bought our Champion 3500 inverter generator.  Have only needed it once.  And we had it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

There’s an App

There’s an app for almost everything.  Sun Surveyor tells me the position of the sun relative to my position for optimal solar panel placement.

Or, I could have looked up at the sky.  Either way, I have 4 hours of good sun per day at the Airstream before the trees throw too much shade. This could be a problem...

Monday, September 10, 2018

Going Solar

With several storms coming this way, I decided to bite the bullet and complete some pending purchases, mainly my Boulder 100BC solar panel and a Guardian 12V charge controller.  The controller will let me charge most 12V batteries with the solar panel.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Trimmed the Trees

Here’s the before and after of our tree trimming effort. Doesn’t look like much but the top of the Aurstream seems safer.