Battery Charging Success at Last

Trimetric showing full power

  I am happy to announce that after several months of dealing with “the mystery of the non functioning charge function“, I have finally solved it. Short recap: After setting all the equipment up and wiring everything, the inverter/charger would not detect any incoming AC load from the generator. A couple of days ago, when Erin…

Final part of the West Coast trip

Kept us warm well into the morning

After Sebastopol, we stopped over at Emerald Earth for the night and had some good conversations and even better dinner. It was our first night sleeping in a natural home. How amazing it was, not a single foul chemical to be perceived. When we got there it felt like we were in the middle of…

Half way through the West Coast trip

One of the most amazing seed stores I've seen, ever...

This west coast trip is proving to be a very fun and informative one. Petaluma is quite the vibrant community. It is the home of the Daily Acts headquarters, the Transition US headquarters and the Seed Bank which is located in the old Sonoma County Bank building constructed in the 1920’s.   A bit further north, there is the…

Been out of blogger land because of big changes coming my way. About to embark on a new and very exciting path. Check back soon for updates.

Hope you are living to the fullest and if not then why not?

Energy tracking achieved

Trimetric and shunt ready to install

I’ve been struggling to understand the inner workings of the life of a battery. When it’s charging per instance. How much is too much? In what amount? How often? And more. Being that battery banks are one of the most expensive parts of most off-grid systems, you better take care and know how to treat…