25kW of total capacity. Charge and discharge limits fence this to 19kW of usable capacity with an expected lifetime of 14-18 years before replacement of cells is necessary. 3kVA in split phase. So about 6kW total outputish. Recharges via 50 AMP RV connection or 2.5kW of roof solar. Remote monitoring via cellular data with packet radio fallback. Weighs about […]
The other reason for the 230 volt power system was to select the most efficient washer and dryer combo I could stand to afford. They are made by Blomberg, which is actually a sub-brand of Arçelik A.Ş., a Turkish appliance company. The dryer is clever – it’s basically a fancy dehumidifier. The heat pump vents […]
Propane and hot water work now, also I got the onboard water pump situation squared. I can cook things. Accumulator tank and instant hot water heater. Hot water is nice. Girard GSWH-2 Proof of concept for capactive tank level monitoring system. The cat has taken well to living on the bus.
Plumbing (expensive!) Propane (heavy!) Cats Working in the rain The water setup is complex because I have hot water preheat to each fixture with a temperature control, and I have a reversing valve shunt set up so I can connect a pick-up line to the water panel, and pump water out of fixed vessels and […]
I’ve been working mostly on electrical and lighting, some utility and improvements up front, and just trying my hardest to get the storage bay finished up down below. Crawling around on my knees in the gravel in December/January has not felt like the best use of my time, but here I am. In no particular […]
I plan on using dual shur flo pressure demand pumps, one for each fresh water tank, mounted at the lowest water level possible. (Down in the bay) Its about 10 feet of head pressure, which is easily accommodated by one of those pumps for a shower head. So, yeah gravity primed. I’ll set up a […]
The space heater is enough to keep the vehicle at about 66-68 degrees F during the nights when it has been about 28-30 degrees outside. When the temperature is in the 40’s (F) I have to turn the heater down a bit or I get too warm working. I hope that in the summer, the […]