Friday, August 12, 2011

Solar power in New Mexico

My solar panels are getting a good workout here in New Mexico!! Parked in full sun, the batteries actually registered 13.5 volts yesterday, use to back in Illinois I was in partial shade and the batts never went over 12.4 volts.....despite the fact that I am hooked up to a 50 amp power source, with a dogbone to my 30 amp line, I am still utilizing my solar......have a multi outlet strip plugged into the inverter, and the tv/sat. dish/cell/laptop/table fan/stereo are all plugged in......also plug in and shave every morning via the solar! Next step will be to hook up the wind turbine just to experiment!! May buy a separate Lifeline AGM battery for the turbine setup. Basically the only reason stay connected to shore power is for the AC unit.....

Sorry I haven't been posting much lately, but will be getting on more often and posting more pics! Need to buy me a better camera with more zoom, to capture close ups of the scenery out pal Pat Bonish at suggested I invest in a new Canon, and I'm looking at them.....Pat KNOWS cameras, and would not steer me wrong!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Mexico pics

Finally have a decent signal, here are some pics of the area where I am here in New Mexico......plan to get up to Bluewater State Park in the next day or so, get some pics of the lake!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Internet troubles............

Haven't posted for a week since I got out to New Mexico.......signal is just so poor, and I just haven't had the time to go find a stronger signal, but I will. Job is going well, and the trailer is working out nicely, just as I knew it would! Stay tuned for some awesome pics of the area I am in, having trouble even downloading them!!