Creeky is a wonderful guy who enjoys the outdoors, living off grid, building tiny green homes. He also likes beer. He is often found drawing cartoons, dancing naked in the rain, and pondering the existence of consciousness in the human race. He truly appreciates the support of his readers. Esp. when they buy him beer. Hint hint. Oh. And, yes, he is shameless.
First year with lithium and the bird is still on the wire
Well, I’m jumping the gun on my one year lithium report,
but I have to say everything has gone very well
no cell drift. None. Zip. Zero.
efficiency far surpassing expectations
no maintenance other than monitoring
= happy Creek
It was a lot of research and study getting the solution worked out. However, the work has paid off. Thanks to all those on the web and elsewhere who helped me with this. A couple of forums; ecorenovator and endless-sphere in particular. Peace and happiness to all.
If anyone tells you to buy lead acid as a battery solution for off grid living. Run, don’t walk, away. Lithium rules!
Just received my new inverter. A CNBOU 3000. Look, it has a new display showing the voltage and the amps out. I haven’t got a fully charged battery to run the burn in and test the various idle draw claims. But looks good with the nifty display, no?
Using the lithium battery pack means monitoring the cell voltages. My current voltage monitor is 8S. This involves a lot of taking out and putting back and pulling and moving. There’s gotta be another way.
Summer is alive with transition. We push our fingers into wet warming soil, carefully dropping tiny seeds. Watch as the first early summer shoots rise from the ground. Wait with anticipation as we tend with trepidation, fearing hail, marauders, weeding, supporting, watering, feeding. And, finally, late summer we reap. Grateful for the bounty bestowed.
The rhythm of the season, like the pacing of feet or a song of words, a steady progression yet filled with hesitation, tumbling, skipping, harmonics.
I find a small square house in a field. The building is painted on all exterior walls with an upside down view of the surroundings. At first glance I think I’ve found an electrical or outbuilding cleverly disguised.