Day 141-143 Here comes the Solar


Dec 26-29 (click )

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.work

 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.

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Inverter mounted under kitchen counter. Short extension cords link to an outlet on the wall of the cabinet.

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 Generating electricity for the first time

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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

 

11 thoughts on “Day 141-143 Here comes the Solar

  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR VIKKI AND MAY THIS BE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR STRT FOR YOU AND THE GIRLS….LOOK FORWARD TO BEAUTIFUL PICTURES AND WONDERFUL STORIES OF YOUR TRAVELS. XOXO FROM TUCKER AND TESSA

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  2. Would love to know more about your solar set up too! Will be looking for something for the trailer in the future! I like the little under counter inverter so you don’t have to hook it in to all your systems. Keep us posted on how well it works. Happy new year and new adventures!

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