Monday, March 29, 2021

Added a inside on/off switch for our inverter.

 I added a switch inside the trailer to turn our inverter on and off with out opening the laundry chute hatch to get access to the inverter.



Saturday, March 27, 2021

Two new projects combined into one and done.

 Today I installed the Mopeka LP tank gauge sensors to check the level of my propane tanks and combined that with trying to stop access to the area around my tanks for wasps that have shown interest.

I used metal window screening and hardware cloth both that would have been thrown away otherwise.


Then I used a top from a old dell computer to make a base to help keep mud off the Mopeka sensors.



Next I installed labeled the tank and installed the feet and sensors.



And finally I installed the app on my phone for the sensors this will be for when I add extra tanks and one for the BBQ at home. I also installed the monitor inside so I could check them without my phone.






Monday, March 22, 2021

Electric skillet running off batteries in camper

 We have our new 1500 watt inverter installed and have tried running our 1500 watt skillet off it.

Our power voltage before the test 13.1 volts


How full was the battery bank before the test 100%


How much power did it pull A LOT up to 124 amps


The Xantrex Xpower 1500 inverter  is now working correctly we had to bypass or breaker that was to small we will need to upgrade it to 120 - 150 amps. The power drain with a 1500 watt appliance is huge so we will only be able to use them on sunny days for know with at least 4 100 watt panels putting out full charge. We will most likely wait till we have 5 panel on the roof and 4 portables that would be easier on the batteries, this is just a project out of the way before we go fulltime.