Monday, July 13, 2015

Camping trips and battery monitor

We have gone on a few camping trips recently with no issues.  I replaced fuel filters before last trip and we got better mpg, not sure if the two are related but maybe.  

Today I installed a battery monitor so we know where it's at and we can visually see the solar charge vs pull struggle.  We had an electric site at the last state park, which was nice using the 120v system for the first time.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sally got solar.

Solar panels and controllers are way cheap now, I got a 100w renogy panel, charge controller, mounting brackets and 20 ft of cord all with free shipping from Amazon for less than $200!

Took little time to install, goes straight to the batteries that charge our 12v stuff.   Should be able to keep it charged and the controller will know when it's full or low. 

Fun project, I am going to do a bit more today like install a digital battery meter and maybe drill holes for solar cords....