Monday May 30, 2022 Guerneville CA.
Solar install continues
The sky was nice and blue when I went out to work on the van today.
I’m installing the solar kit on the van which I started yesterday.
Read the directions
The instructions said I should cover up the solar panels to prevent getting shocked while doing the installation. Sometimes it pays to read the directions.
I don’t like leaks
I ran the wires from the roof down this back corner so I didn’t have to drill any holes in the roof. No water leaks that way.
Then I had to drill some holes under the van so I set up for that and got the holes drilled, but.
Ouch on the back
After drilling the first hole my back gave me some real pain. There’s lots of getting under the van and back up, many times and that did it.
I went in the house and put a cold pack on my back for a couple of hours before continuing.
After that I had to be real careful of my back if I wanted to get this job done.
Control panel hookup
I ran the wires from the panels on the roof to this spot where I needed to install and hook wires to the control panel.
I’m setting up the control panel and hooking the wires to it.
Hooking up to the batteries
I hooked the control panel to the batteries here at my original battery control panel which I had on a hinge so it was easy to get to.
Doing things differently
I used the green wires to mount the control panel instead of the screws as the screws would of messed up opening up these little doors which I use to store stuff. It may not be real pretty, but it works and does what I need it to do.
Got er done
Here’s my new folding shelf with the new controller mounted. The sun has set by now so there’s no charging but it looks like the control panel is working OK>
I shut the chickens up for the day and went in the house to continue nursing my back. I hurt it pretty good today, worse than my normal hurts. Such is older age.
Good to get that task done.