Category Archives: Off the Grid

How to add FM radio presets on Ford F150 Lightning [SOLVED]

If you have a Ford F-150 Lightning with the large 12.9″ touchscreen, you may be wondering how to set your favorite radio station presets. The process is not very obvious but thankfully it is easy once you know how. Step 1. Tune to the station you want to add Step 2. Press and hold the tile/box that you want to set After a few seconds the station you tuned to in Step 1 will now be the preset for the

[ANSWERED] How long is the Ford F-150 Lightning’s bed with tailgate down?

If you are wondering how long the Ford F-150 Lighting bed is with the tailgate down, the answer is: The bed length with tailgate down is slightly over 91″ (or 7′ 7″) In metric, about 2.315 meters. Specifically, my truck bed length measured 91 1/8th inches WITH the plastic bedliner installed and the tailgate down. If you do not have the bedliner you may gain a half inch or so. We have really enjoyed our truck for farm use and

ExpertPower 12V 200Ah (runtime analysis) Lithium LiFePO4 battery real world test

Product being tested: ExpertPower 12V 200Ah Lithium LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Rechargeable Battery Description: 2500-7000 Life Cycles & 10-Year Lifetime | Built-in BMS Results: 11:27 AM 2/28/2021Start ~370 watt load 3:19 PM 2/28/202112.55V 3:41 PM 2/28/202112.43V 4:19 PM 2/28/2021END~1.845V (voltage below inverter low voltage disconnect, apparently due to BMS disconnecting load at “empty”) Results: 4 hours 52 minutes runtime at ~370 watt inverter output = ~1801Wh output (not accounting for inverter inefficiency) Using inexpensive Bestek 500W 12V to 110V AC inverter

Goal Zero Yeti 1400 lithium ion battery, replaced under warranty

Update, February 2021: Goal Zero replaced my Yeti 1400. The new model is working perfectly. They paid shipping both ways and I am very satisfied ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜โญโญโญโญโญ Original information, January 2021: The following email was sent to Goal Zero on November 29th, 2020. As of Jan 11th, 2021 I have not received a response. Hello and thank you in advance for your assistance. Issue:I have a Yeti 1400 Lithium (non-wifi) unit that will not work properly.Specifically, the display does not stay on, none of

Rotate a tablet screen when using TeamViewer or remote work software

Summary: sometimes a PC or tablet may be stuck in the wrong screen orientation when you log in via TeamViewer or other remote software. Solution: Turn rotation lock ON Rotate via the “orientation setting” Apply settings and you are done! Details: Recently I had to do some work for a client via TeamViewer. While that is normal, the ruggedized tablet that I was logging into was a little out of the usual. Specifically, the tiny tablet was running Windows 10

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