Sign up for The Wire Newsletter!

Going Green

Discussion in 'The Tech Shop' started by RoadTime, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Ragman
    EO4ME

    Ragman Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    12,986
    Trophy Points:
    955
    Ratings:
    +16,152 / 12 / -3
    Carrier:
    Retired
    Vehicle:
    Straight truck
    Take a break..... Head up to Lexington for half a dozen Wimpy burgers.....
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. RoadTime
    Paranoid

    RoadTime Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    5,006
    Trophy Points:
    905
    Ratings:
    +7,936 / 10 / -0
    Carrier:
    Load One
    Vehicle:
    Sprinter
    LOL, I took a break and they multiplied ;)

    010.JPG

    Well that didn't take very long. Having the right screws sure helped :rolleyes:

    Waiting for the caulking and adhesive to firm up some before I start connecting everything. Don't want to get any stuff on my new cords, also refreshing my memory with the manual. With the new connectors I got, it's suppose to be idiot proof. Will see ;)
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • ntimevan

      ntimevan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Jul 2, 2010
      Messages:
      8,490
      Trophy Points:
      855
      Ratings:
      +16,438 / 18 / -2
      Carrier:
      Road Runner
      Vehicle:
      promaster
      If you get a chance , can you PM me with Info on where you order you Solar stuff from .. i am on the fence now ... lol

      U run the Miles
      I run for the Money
       
      • Like Like x 1
    • RoadTime
      Paranoid

      RoadTime Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Jun 30, 2008
      Messages:
      5,006
      Trophy Points:
      905
      Ratings:
      +7,936 / 10 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Sprinter
      Solar Panel Transfer/add on project completed.

      Screenshot_20180923-180307.jpg

      Added a nice cable entry box this time around. Wish I would of known about that last time :rolleyes:

      Screenshot_20180923-180316.jpg

      Hook up was pretty easy. Much simpler knowing what to expect, the 2nd time around ;)
       
      • Like Like x 4
    • RoadTime
      Paranoid

      RoadTime Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Jun 30, 2008
      Messages:
      5,006
      Trophy Points:
      905
      Ratings:
      +7,936 / 10 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Sprinter
      Update:

      Coming up on a month after adding 2 more solar panels. So far it has exceeded my "sweet spot" expectations for power. Having a thicker gage charging cable has also helped immensely for recharging while driving.

      Most days my battery bank is fully charged and running completely off the solar panels, with power to spare. Only once so far was my battery bank drawn down to 86% after extended sitting, a lot of use, and little sun, but was quickly replenished.

      Definitely has the feel of unlimited power now

      I used to sparingly use my microwave before, only when absolutely necessary, now it's not even a factor.

      Winter time with the lack of sun, was problematic in the past to maintain my battery bank above 50% at times while sitting. It will be interesting to see how the new setup responds heading into the winter months.

      But I have a good feeling, that it will respond well to the challenge



      Sent from my P00I using EO Forums mobile app
       
      • Like Like x 7
      • Winner Winner x 1
    Loading...

    Share This Page