Tuesday, January 7, 2014

back on track

Had the lowest temperature of the season this morning.  18°  Got down to 54° inside with my heater off overnight.  Fired up the Mr. Heater and was back up to a cozy 68° in 30 minutes.  Did a temporary rigging for the tracking mount.  Switched out the old actuator - the replacement I had was the exact same size.  Wired it up to the new battery bank and got good range of motion.  41,54,18,0,B,0

6 comments:

Sue B said...

Hi John,

Just curious if you're still planning to turn one of the containers into living space. Was looking forward to seeing your posts about the construction process, if you're still planning that project. Love the self-reliance projects too -- solar oven, off-grid power, etc.

mary lee said...

Oh to be so self sufficient.

Chris Miller said...

MPPT charge controller - problem solved. I thought you learned your lesson about moving parts? Solar is great when it has no moving parts. :)

John Wells said...

Chris...Thank you for pointing out the obvious, but you must have missed the purpose of this experiment. I've wanted to build a tracking system for a very long time and now I'm finally doing it. If the circuit from redrok works as well as it is supposed to, then I will try the dual axis version for my solar oven.

Chris Miller said...

Ahhh... well played! I like that idea. In fact - if you come up with a design that is easy enough to reproduce, I can bring it to market. We could build them here or outsource the whole thing. There's a huge gap that SunOven is not filling...

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