Grace came with a very basic power system which had some major problems. I chose to update it using MasterVolt as the primary charging, distribution and control system, Balmar for engine power management, and Firefly carbon foam batteries as the heart.
My ongoing solar project at our family cabin in Eastern Washington took a simplification turn this last weekend. Much of what I’ve learned rewiring boats and working on DC systems has helped me fine-tune this installation.
A month or so ago we had some brazen trespassers at our family cabin in Eastern Washington. Being the tech in the family, and having already deployed several Dropcams and a SmartThings home system, I decided to add some more camera coverage and wifi around the property so we can make sure
This weekend I am replacing all three batteries on the boat as a result of damage from a crappy battery charger. I’m taking the opportunity to replace all of the old battery wires, simplify things, and add some redundancy, which I’ll hopefully post about here later. In redesigning the battery
Yesterday I made a trip down to the sailboat to do a few things, and when I arrived, I noticed that I didn’t have any shore power. Additionally, the main A/C breaker panel indicated a reverse polarity situation. I immediately disconnected the A/C panel from shore power via the breaker,