I am happy to announce that after several months of dealing with “the mystery of the non functioning charge function“, I have finally solved it. Short recap: After setting all the equipment up and wiring everything, the inverter/charger would not detect any incoming AC load from the generator. A couple of days ago, when Erin […]
I’ve been struggling to understand the inner workings of the life of a battery. When it’s charging per instance. How much is too much? In what amount? How often? And more. Being that battery banks are one of the most expensive parts of most off-grid systems, you better take care and know how to treat […]
Captain’s log: It’s been a long while since I’ve posted anything, with good reason… I finally decided to take the plunge and relocate the batteries and do a general upgrade of the electrical system. Being that I knew next to nothing about electrical work, it became an epic battle for knowledge and power… It all […]
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I feel as though I’m loosing my mind! Setting up off grid energy when you are a laymen requires a lot of reading. Even getting cables to connect to the batteries takes quite a while of reading and pertinent forum research. Still all is coming together. Just got my Xantrex ProSine 2 inverter/charger and will soon […]
So as you know we’ve been living off-grid for almost a month now. The amount of information I’ve accrued is crazy. Set up some stuff, fixed some and broke some others. At this point the main goals are, reliable battery charging and internet. Blogging gets tricky when you are not online. I’ll be back on […]