The inverter I was running the fridge off of potted out for some reason so that left me with one option. (Find one locally) Fortunately Ron Moore that sells the cabins had one for $300 so there went the $ I was saving to get the Jeep fixed with. Its basically way over kill for what I need, but if the last inverter didn't handle the fridge too good then it probably wouldn't have lasted as long when it comes time to run the window unit. This one should handle anything I throw at it and hopefully last a lot longer then the Harbor Freight ones do.
Judy was at the legion when I went up there yesterday and she cleaned the wounds and got me squared away. She makes a fine nurse.
Sea Gull Love - Adventure Location: Rockport, Texas Today Date: 3-21-2023 We arrived at Craigs Auto shop about ten minutes early and the shop was in full tilt. That ...
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From my limited experience I would suggest that you give the inverter at least twice the venting that it needs as a minimum. Keep them electronics cool.ReplyDelete
Sorry to see that you got hurt. Hope you heel up without too much of a head ache. Of course those of you who have chosen to fight the hadprdshlps of the desert must be hard headed, so it could have been worse if you weren't. (Hard headed)ReplyDelete
excuse my ignorance,,those 7000 W power inverter $ 300 produce power or electricity or what they do ? Do they run on what please ?ReplyDelete
Barney, the inverter had plenty of ventilation although it hasn't been needed because its been down right cold around here. Shouldn't have been the problem.ReplyDelete
DD,yes I am hard headed. The rocks were just harder, but that wasn't always the case.
Pablo, inverters take 12, 24 or 48 volt DC (battery/solar) power and turn it in to usable 110 volt AC power for appliances.
Glad Judy was there to sort out the wound - must've bled like hell!ReplyDelete
RMan reckons that if you used ferules in place of the crocodile clips your power would probably be greater too - you'll be losing power with that kind of connection.
Dani, yes after checking the site it happened at there is a trail of blood. Its melting the rocks. ;)ReplyDelete
The battery/inverter setup is a stop gap solution until this spring when I plan to build a bigger and better battery hut closer to the cabin. I'll do it right then. For now I seem to have all the power I need except after a couple of really cloudy days.
Damn David, your electrical room looks a little like a fire hazard.ReplyDelete
Watch out for those drunk rocks, they can't see in the dark either.
Oh my goodness David, hope your wound heals soon and that it does not hurt too much.ReplyDelete
Thank you goes out to Judy for nursing the wound!
BKid, the battery hut may not look safe but it is. One set of jumper cable clips goes out to the gas charger for when I need to use it and the others are to temporarily connect another bank of two batteries to the other bank of 4. I was trying out my kung fu skills on the rock. You think my head looks bad you should see the rock. ;)ReplyDelete
MsB, I'll survive. Good to see you post on your blog again. I'll check it out as soon as I post this.