I’m so excited! I now have my solar charger and inverter set up. Thanks to Ken who spent two days working on the project. The final result is beautiful! I should now be able to boon-dock for days and keep my computer, camera and fan charged… not to mention have lighting and a water pump.
I brought the inverter and solar panels from the states knowing that I needed to get this project done but having no idea how it would happen.
Ken leapt to the occasion and spent 3 days planning, drilling, cutting and entertaining all my novice questions. He found the perfect spot for the inverter. I have access to it through an outlet he installed. I can now recharge to my heart’s content.
Generating electricity for the first time
Power came just in the nick of time. Although France and Ken were letting me charge the computer with their generator, it wasn’t enough to keep things going. Within a few hours solar panel had charged the battery enough to keep me in lights. I had, however, drained it enough to prevent full charging which meant I needed to either drive the truck or plug in somewhere to reach a full charge. I’ve probably done some damage to the battery by allowing it to drain as much as I have. Lesson learned.
We still had a full day to do some beach combing…. tomorrow morning we will leave for real and head down to Loreto. Loretta is a city of about 10,000 and will have full services for me… all of which i’m in dire need of: sewer, fresh water, electric, internet and maybe even phone service.
But for now we’ll enjoy our windy beach