Category Archives: Off the Grid

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 👍👍😁⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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

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