It was silent last night. No wind and no interstate noise. I think we're going to like it here in the badlands. It was before 8 o'clock and Yuma wanted outside, so we took a quick walk. Then I laid back down till 9 o'clock. Happy February 1st everyone. Can't believe I'm half way through my southwest adventure already! 😲
Called Jim to talk about polarity. I'm cutting plugs and pushing wires through small holes and then splicing back together. Plus I will be cutting the fridge electric cord and I have no idea which side is hot and which side is neutral.
I went over my plans with Jim and he immediately saw big problems with it and suggested I place a plug on the cut fridge cord going into the fridge and have the two inverters wired one to each of the two plug wall receptacle. He sent me a U Tube video of how to do it.
It's amazing how much I don't know at my age and my son Jim is having to explain how electricity works to his old man!😲 After a quick breakfast I got right to work wiring my two solar systems to the wall receptacle I bought.
After nine hours of electrical work I have the project up and running 😀 Would have taken a qualified electrician maybe two hours, but I sure did learn a lot. Still not too old to learn new things. 😁
I said I have the fridge working but tomorrow I have to do the finishing work to make it look good. Too tired today.
What you see is a two plugin wall receptacle and each female is wired to a different inverter. The plug comes from the fridge electrical input cord. When I plug the fridge into the first female it is running off the 1500 watt inverter and if I plug it into the female it is currently plugged into I am using my 600 watt inverter two battery solar system. The fridge is the only thing being used on this 600 watt system.
It is my hope that the 600 watt system will keep the fridge cool all night and I will use the 1500 watt system to run the fridge all day. Tonight is the big test and I will let you know tomorrow how it works. 😕
The day started out with a slight breeze and fairly sunny skies but as the day went along, it clouded and the breeze from the north became chilly. Still in the 60s but the wind chilled me as I worked outside all day.
Nick didn't want to stay around and hold tools for me all day so he took the Jeep and went down to Salton City to take a look around and walk down to the Salton Sea. The pictures below are from his new Kodak PixPro camera I gave to him as an early birthday present. He's planning to create a blog named Nick's Pics, but not tonight.
Nick couldn't get to the water because the beach is not sand but a stinky, soggy and mucky sludge! 😖 But there is some interesting things laying around.
Nick then walked around the abandoned buildings along the beach and took pictures of the graffiti everywhere. Some of it is pretty good. 😉