Thursday, October 28, 2004

New Batteries

I've just completed some updates to the RV. I installed 6 AGM deep cycle batteries to replace to 2 wet cell Trojan batteries. This should allow for up to two days of our heavy use without the need to run the generator. AGM Batteries are no maintenance low internal resistance batteries that are great for high current use and fast recharge, good for use with the inverter.
This Christmas, when we go to Las Vegas and Arizona, I'll get some solar panels installed. That should complete all the modifications that are planned. About 400 watts of panels should allow normal electrical use while dry camping (boondocking). The Motosat satellite system used for the Internet connection is a bit of an energy hog drawing about 10 amps without considering the laptop(s).

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