My homemade TESTLA powerball
2018-01-08 at 7:01 PM UTC
2018-02-14 at 5:23 AM UTC
Originally posted by aldra LiFEPO is not cheap and 100A output is huge
Still though, a grand each? goddamn
What are you using to charge them? Solar?
Oh I thought I answered this, Lil Sporty probably deleted it.
Using the truck's alternator to charge them currently, using a 30A dc-dc converter currently which steps up the alternators voltage a bit to something that will allow the lifepo to charge more quickly. and it also automatically connects/disconnects from the starter battery when the engine turns on/off
I will probably buy some pv panels once I make some dough, yeah.
I have a generator as well and will probably get a 120v charger to run off of it.
2018-03-13 at 1:26 PM UTCfinally permanently wired my fridge ( i now have ice cold beer and cocktail ingredients at all times ) , and replaced my wimpy temporary fuse-holder that supplies my Sterling DC-DC converter off the truck.
took some provocative vids , uploading now.
also might get some solar going sooner than planned, my friend is moving away and going to put his camper somewhere with hook-ups, might pick up his 1000W array
2018-03-13 at 3:33 PM UTC
You were never in the Navy. It's bad enough to pretend that you are some sort of mysterious Templar due to a life long obsession with a dead website that at its zenith was known by less than 0.00142857% of the humans currently alive. Do not steal valor from the brave men who have sacrificed all to give you the freedom to waste your life.
2018-04-09 at 6:01 PM UTCHaven't been driving a lot so my batteries have been hovering at a low state of charge ( running fridge/freezer. and laptop off lil inverter ) .
So I am finally adding a converter, went with a small 30A one because I think I can run it and my air conditioner at the same time without overloading my generator. Should take about 6.5 or 7hrs to charge bank from empty which sounds like forever, but I think once I get some solar I will rarely need to run the generator for battery charging anyway. And till then I should be able to run gen for 1 or 1.5hrs per evening without using much fuel.
figuring out how I wanna mount it now, and will need to get a generator outlet installed by unit
2018-04-09 at 6:03 PM UTCHook to nipples.
Get back to me.
2018-04-09 at 6:39 PM UTC
2018-04-09 at 6:58 PM UTCcharging off shore power till I get hardwired to generator. One cool thing is it has a variable-speed fan, so at first it was running without fan then thermostat put it on low-speed which is very quiet. I don't know if it just has 2 or 3 speeds or if it is infinitely variable.
Originally posted by benny vader laptop runs on 12v, you should be able to connect it directly to your battery,
Well you would think it would be, since the laptop battery pack is 11.1V . But the laptop's power supply specs 19V output so I guess I would still have to find a dc-dc power supply for it.
I will get some measurements on inverter input and output running the laptop to come up with some idea of efficiency.
i don't have my line splitter or kill-a-watt with me so ill measure that later.
but I started up truck engine while the new converter was plugged in and measured total charge current;
so if for some reason I got in a rush to charge-up I could run generator and truck motor at same time ( or add more 120v converter , considering paralleling a 45A output with my 30A, 75A total should get me full in just 2.6hr)
2018-04-09 at 8:43 PM UTC
Originally posted by infinityshock theres no reason to produce artificial wood…it grows in the dirt.
pretty much…yea. the only wood in my house is the roof trusses and interior walls. everything else is concrete. my shed is concrete/plastic…with a few pieces of wood as a 'skeleton' BUT the wood is embedded in concrete to keep the termites out.
And the lime in the concrete will destroy the wood just as surely as the termites that might never come would