Category Archives: Off the Grid

Nissan Leaf Inverter Kits (for backup power and powering AC loads)

The easiest way to use a Nissan Leaf for backup/emergency power is to utilize the onboard DC to DC converter and a 3rd party pure sine wave inverter. The built-in DC to DC converter takes the onboard high voltage DC and converts it to standard 12V accessory power. The 3rd party pure sine wave inverter takes the 12V accessory power and inverts it to 110V AC. The maximum continuous output is around 1000W (1kW) but that is still sufficient for

Well pump resources and Grundfos AC DC submersible pump info

SQFlex Problems — northernarizona-windandsunhttps://forum.solar-electric.com/discussion/801/sqflex-problemsHi I am new here. I have a problem that has totally stumped me {so far} I have a SQflex 11 SQF 2 200 Grundfos 6 SQF-2 capabilities — northernarizona-windandsunhttps://forum.solar-electric.com/discussion/23101/grundfos-6-sqf-2-capabilitiesHello all, I have a situation that needs addressing soon. About 5 years ago, I had a well drilled close to my house. Both the quality and the quantity of the water leave something to be desired. Now… Submersible Pumps and multiple check valves? | Terry Love Plumbing

Ryobi Electric Riding Lawn Mower Reviews

I recently ordered a Ryobi riding lawn mower. Living off the grid and relying exclusively on solar panels for power, I was especially intrigued by a mower that could be off the grid as well. Any reduction in trips to the gas station is a good thing in my book 😉 For those that are inquisitive like me, here are some of the battery specs: 48V battery system [(4) x 12V batteries in series = 48V] AGM batteries ~2 hours or

Can you charge a Goal Zero Yeti battery using (2) chargers?! [ANSWERED]

Q. Can you charge a Goal Zero Yeti Lithium Ion battery with two chargers at once? A. Yes, you can utilize two chargers at once to charge the Yeti 3000, Yeti 1400, and Yeti 1000 lithium-ion batteries. Please see the photo below:   Further explanation: By utilizing the front charger port and the compartment charging port, you can double the number of charging watts/amps. With two chargers you can charge at around 105 watts or more. With a single charger, the max

Essential preorder phones are now ready to ship

Just got an email that @essential phones are ready to ship! #essential Great news, your phone has been built! We now just need your payment details and we will ship within 7 days. If you would like to change the items in your reservation prior to checking out, please contact our support team at support@essential.com. If you reserved an Essential 360 Camera, you will receive a separate email as soon as it’s ready to be shipped. Your Essential Phone is

WEN 56200i Inverter Generator Review (real world, off the grid)

My family has lived off the grid for the past 25 years. No power lines, no phone lines and no utility bills. Over those many years, we have primarily used solar panels for our electricity needs. They do a stellar job, however, occasionally in rare multi-week cloudy periods we still need a good backup generator. We have used a variety of generators over the years, with our traditional favorite being Honda. However, four years ago I bought my first WEN generator.

Best Electric Lawn Mower (Corded)

Ahh, yard mowing… the task that must be done but generally requires gas, noise, dirt and general unpleasantness. As such, I strive to make mowing less of a burden and more enjoyable. Switching over to electric mowers for a portion of our yard has made mowing about as good as it can get. Except for maybe a robot mower, but that will be for another post 😉 I checked out dozens of corded electric mowers and put them through their

MC4 solar connectors

On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 10:25 AM, J.H.S. wrote: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00A8TRKJW?ref=olp_product_details Do I need to order quiet a few of these for current and future panel installation? The connectors on the two new panels seem exceptionally good. (PS: I don’t recall using these connectors in the past (if I’m wrong about previous usage, please let me know with some info. on which panels I might have used them on.) MC connectors are handy to have around! If you need to make custom cables on