Saturday, September 01, 2018

Almost Done!

8:16 am:
Big Cabinet's shelf is now sooooo close to being done! All that remains to do is to block in the forward part of the shelf to Big Cabinet's forward wall.

And, tie down the shelf's four feet with screws that go thru the PVC tube and into the four wood blocks!




9:21 am:
Backup Inverter
The Scampy Team must have a backup inverter onboard. Yesterday, from WalMart we purchased [This] 600-watt pure sine wave inverter.

Actually, this new inverter will likely assume the position of Chief Inverter since it is pure sine wave and has more than enough capacity for the Scampy Team's needs.

US GTI 600W Grid Tie Inverter MPPT For Solar Panel Stackable Pure Sine Wave
Introducing Chief Inverter!


7:05 pm:
The Big Cabinet came out terrific!

Far view.


Close-up View

On the shelf:
➜ Jupiter 2000 watt modified sine wave inverter
➜ Coming soon - US GTI 600 watt pure sine wave inverter

On the floor:
➜ Duracell AGM Marine & RV 105 Amp-Hour Deep Cycle Battery
➜ Coleman Camp Oven [For cookies, pies, meatloaf and such]
➜ Scissors Jack, 12-volt DC
➜ Emergency supplies
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17 comments:

  1. George
    While you are wiring you might think about installing a 12 volt powered usb receptacle. If all the power are you using at the time is powering usb loads you could turn the inverter off. Much more efficient.

    White Wall Mount 4 USB Charging Ports 12-16V DC Fits standard wall plates https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZOIIQAO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_9TXIBbMPKG8RC

    Otto

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    1. Hi Otto,

      The present CyberPower outlet delivers 120-volt AC in order to charge Mac the computer.

      The CyberPower outlet also contains (2) USB charging outlets for not 1-cent more.

      I thank you for your comment/suggestion.

      George

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  2. What do you use the inverter for? I hardly ever use the one I have. The small canister vacuum or recharging a tool battery is really all I can think of...
    Everything else runs off the 12v system.

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    1. Hi Rob,

      How do you charge your computer battery?

      George

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    2. We both use one of these:
      https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003U8GI0A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      Works well.

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    3. Hi Rob,

      Yes, looks good for your somewhat constrained 12-volt DC application for charging an Android computer battery.

      However, I have almost unlimited 120-volt AC power. And have no such constraints.

      George

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    4. You find one for your computer & you don't even need the 120v. Your going to have to search, I showed what I use.
      For all I know Apple might not even allow you to use one.

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    5. So, Rob. Are you thinking that I should scrap out my already installed solar power system just so that I could operate on a total 12-volt DC system?

      George

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    6. Say what? No one mentioned scrapping anything. Solar is magic! Plus solar IS 12vdc

      You're more than happy with the way you do things, I'm just saying to you (and more to your readers who are still deciding) that there are other ways to keep the laptop running, the phones charged and what ever else you do with power besides converting DC to AC to DC.
      You can skip the AC part and convert 12vdc to whatever type of DC the laptop needs. Same for your phone....
      Save the AC for when it really needed...

      Scrap a system? Who would even think of something like that?

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    7. Rob,

      I only asked you a question.

      And I am sorry if this question may have made you feel that you needed to defend your prior comment.

      George

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    8. I was shocked at your suggestion that I would ever recommend scraping a solar system.

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  3. Nova Kool fridges run on 12 volts or 24 volts too.

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    1. Hi Thom,

      Yes! You are correct.

      George

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  4. You might consider the clear PVC cement next time.

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    1. Hi Phil,

      Oh! You must have seen the blue drippings from the PVC cement that I used?

      I'm going to take your advice!

      George

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  5. A little white spray paint should clean it up!

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    1. Hi Phil,

      Yes! White spray paint would clean it up!

      Thank you,
      George


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