Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Electricity

Day 90

Solar Power All Day

6:36am:
As of this morning, MrSunny our solar electric entity, will be on-the-job during all daylight hours.

Although MrSunny has only 100 watts of solar power, when he is working all day he produces a whole lot of power. When MrSunny is up on Tránsito's roof for all daylight hours, that may be 1-kilowatt of power!


Mr Sunny on-the-job


10:47:
Sorting out Tránsito
This is the best "Sorting Out Tránsito" day that we have ever had!

Things just came together! 😎




3:59pm:
Home Built Roof Rack
We have been over at Ace Hardware in Beaverton. It took about 3-hours messing around at Ace for us to buy all the stuff we need to construct Tránsito's roof rack.

The roof rack is to have an all aluminum frame, mostly made out of aluminum extrusion angles. The parts of the aluminum frame shall be joined using stainless steel hex bolts.

The four threaded holes in Tránsito's roof are perfect for securing the rack. By the way, it was Mister Ed who informed us about those four holes! No way would we have ever found them. They were hidden from view by black plastic caps covering each hole.


Let's give a mighty hurray for our, 
Mister Ed!!


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16 comments:

  1. From the angle of the sun you're an early riser
    My guess would be around 630/7 AM and you're facing north

    I'm curious as to the output of your solar panels
    Early in the morning when you set them up to catch the sun
    Before you hook them up to your batteries what is your meter reading
    If you leave the meter on the panels and throw it T-shirt over 40 to 50% of the panel what is your reading
    Please Take the T-shirt off
    if you leave the meter on the panels and lay the panels flat what is the difference in the reading between the tilted up panels and the lay flat panels
    My curiosity is the quality of the panels

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    1. Ed,

      Are you asking for open circuit voltage readings?

      George

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    2. Yes Please (Open circuit)

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    3. Ed,

      At 5pm, the open circuit voltage tilted is 18.88 volts.

      Flat, 18.32 volts.

      George

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    4. Those are very good
      So if if you keep the solar panels flat all the time. Or if you tilt tham you can pretty much guess you're going to get 18 V for 9 hours a day. during the summer solace.
      I would be more inclined to leave them flat and locked during the summer and tilt during the winter if needed
      Buy locked I'm referring to,,
      if you drive down the road with the panels up there, they don't move and blow off.
      With the solar panels up there all day for your test are you happy with the outcome ??

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  2. good post, thanks for nice sharing

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    1. Jeff,

      I love to receive comments like this one from you!

      George

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  3. It is amazing how much room is in Transito! Perfect match for Scampy!

    Mark in Palm Springs

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    1. Mark,

      And, a perfect match for me too. I always have a stream of projects to do. And with Tránsito's space, I have room for all the tools that I need in order to work on those projects!

      George


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  4. Only thing you're missing in the back now is your Fly fishing rod, your kayak, paddle, and Life preserver.
    We could make it the new adventures of Mr. George the fly master.
    You're over 62 so you don't need a license, and all the fish you can catch you can eat
    What's that saying,, if you teach a man to fish he can always eat
    But it's better at... J,s fish and chips... but only as long as the credit card is still loaded

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    1. Ed,

      Funny thing. I tried fly fishing. Even went up to Montana in an attempt to view the places where "A River Runs Through It" was shot. My specialty was catching under water rocks & trees to the rear of where I stood!

      Did you know that I was an avid wild river runner? Mostly river kayaks. But some rafting too.

      My rivers were:
      ★ American [near Sacramenrto]
      ★ Mokulmne
      ★ Stanislaus
      ★ Rogue River [tons of times]
      ★ East Fork of the Carson
      ★ Kern
      ★ Owyhee

      Those were the days! 1977 to 1993. Went many times with my kids.

      George

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  5. I assume all the cabinets were pre-installed. Wonder what the previous owner did for a living.

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    1. Bill,

      The talk around the campfire is the lessor furnishes leased vehicles according to the lessee's specs.

      They are a medical service company. I believe specializing in servicing dental clients. The Transit was purchased in California and registered somewhere on the east coast.

      George

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  6. Looks like you've found the perfect combo for vagabonding George!

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    1. Bill,

      You are absolutely right-on about that, Bill!

      I would not let this out if MsTioga were still alive and kicking. But Tránsito plus Scampy is a far better setup for me because I get a tremendous amount of storage for my projects!

      George

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  7. Wondering about the possibility of dissimilar metals touching. The aluminum angle and steel screw holes in the roof.

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