How do we get our typical household 120 VAC current from a 12-volt battery? Let’s take a look at a simple inverted system which provides that function. Continue reading “Going Off-Grid – Simple Inverted System”
When we rely on solar power for our off-grid system, how can we have power when the sun isn’t shining? Let’s take a look at a very basic system with a battery. Continue reading “Going Off-Grid – Basic System with a Battery”
What is the simplest solar system? Let’s take a look at one. Though it will not take our entire house off-grid, we can get our feet wet as we work towards understanding off-grid systems. Continue reading “Going Off-Grid – Most Basic Example”
Since this is the 2nd time I’ve replaced this Radian board, I thought I’d video the process. Continue reading “Outback Power Radian GS8048 PCBA Control Module Replacement”
Using railroad ties to build retaining walls forced me to consider how I could keep my drill bit sharp. I only wish I had found the Drill Doctor bit sharpener sooner. Continue reading “Drill Doctor Bit Sharpener Review – A Great Purchase!”
I’ve posted a bunch of problems of late. I’m actually kinda embarrassed by such negativity. There’s so much for us to be thankful. We are very blessed. This post has a couple of positive developments.
First, not included in the video, the diesel generator is now working. Seems that it just had some bad fuel. It hasn’t been tested thoroughly yet, but it ran for about 15 minutes under load without a hiccup.
Second is an update on the well pump:
More problems with the track loader.
I misspoke in the video. The max depth for the pump is 300′, not 400′, and is to the water line, not the pump itself.
When it rains, it pours – literally and figuratively. Sorry for all the wind and heavy breaths. Guess a mic wind screen is in order.
A little info on the actual solar panels: