Huge Solar Panel
10am - Yesterday I received a huge solar panel that was ordered from Amazon. It's not clear what was going on in my head when I bought it?
The were no dimensions in the online description. It just did not dawn on me to question the size!! I had planned on having this panel setup when I boondocked. However, this panel is about 50" long x 36" wide! It would occupy Little Honda's entire storage area. I knew the moment that I first saw it, that I could not keep it.
Right now, this solar panel is loaded into Little Honda for return to Amazon.
PS: It turns out that Scampy's battery stays fully charged without hardly any need for using outside power. When Little Honda is driving, electric power is sent to Scampy's battery.
Yesterday, Scampy's battery had a 1275 to 1300 hydrometer reading in all cells. Can't get better than that!
2pm - Solar panel comments
Two Readers commented on solar panels:
Reader Squire: "Take a look at...Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Foldable Solar Suitcase."
Reader Dale P: "Mount on little Honda roof. Use a cable which has plugs on both ends?"
Reader Squire's comment started me thinking about different solar panel configurations. Which led me to "flexible/bendable" solar panels.
Reader Dale P's comment got me to thinking about mounting the panel on Little Honda.
What to do?
It seems that a combination of these two comments is the way to go.
A flexible/bendable solar panel mounted on Little Honda's roof
Here is the dilemma:
- Buy a flexible/bendable solar panel now?
- Wait until the need for solar power develops. Then buy.
It appears that "wait until need develops" is the answer!
Four persons were at the supper celebrating Christmas.
L-R: Mimi, John, Joanne [George taking pic]
Two pics for sharing:
In John & Mimi's lovely garden
Mimi has been saving a gift for me. It is an exquisitely made tiny RV trailer. It is a Christmas tree ornament!
Thank you, Mimi! 😀
RV Trailer Christmas Tree Ornament
8pm - 3rd day "Dances With Wolves"
Little Boid and I are back with Scampy. Little Boid wore himself out socializing with Mimi, John and Joanne. He wore himself mainly because Mimi practiced singing her Christmas songs while Boid sat near Mimi in his cage in the kitchen.
Boid has a love for the sounds of music. And today, that music sound came from his new friend, Mimi.
On returning to Scampy, Boid went beddy-bye right away. The inside of his cage when covered with black fabric, is very dark.
I placed the Wave3 heater a very short distance from my feet. Then began watching "Dances With Wolves." This will be the 3rd day watching this movie which is 3-hours long.
The movie should finish this evening.
PS: "Dances With Wolves" won an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1990. Great flick!!
PPS: Click [here] to watch "Dances With Wolves" trailer.