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by Jas
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Which lectures/discussions are you most excited for this year?
Replies: 0
Views: 759

Which lectures/discussions are you most excited for this year?

I saw a good talk or two last year-- which ones are you most excited for in '18?
by Jas
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar Panel extension cable... help me not blow this up
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Solar Panel extension cable... help me not blow this up

I'm trying to extend my solar panel and need a couple of MC4 cables to do it. The cord running from the panel to the charge controller reads "14 AWG," but the closest I can find online for extension cables is 12AWG. (My charge controller's specs: 10A Current + 12/24v Voltage) I doubt I'd do any dama...
by Jas
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?
Replies: 21
Views: 2009

Re: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?

Hook it up, secure it, point it the right direction, let it charge all day. Thanks again for all the help, dude. If you swing by the Roller Disco and ask for Jas (zz) - I've got a beer with your name on it (that goes for you as well Cap G) (we're on Esplanade & 5:00 this year) Last question: I beli...
by Jas
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: cleaning your Kodiak tent
Replies: 2
Views: 599

cleaning your Kodiak tent

I've got a 10x14 kodiak. I love it. It's great for the playa. The problem is, it fuggin SUCKs to clean out. Here's how I do it. Any suggestions to help me up my game? 1. Set it back up once off-playa 2. Spray the whole damn thing down with a goddamn hose 3. Spray down exterior with white vinegar + w...
by Jas
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?
Replies: 21
Views: 2009

Re: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?

Welcome aboard, bring a notebook and gear down for some learning. You spent some $$ on this already, got some good gear and need to guard against failure and disappointment. First, tell us about this “folding solar panel” and what kind of charge controller you got. Hook that up to the battery right...
by Jas
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?
Replies: 21
Views: 2009

Re: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?

I got one of these bad boys . Think it'll get me to a 1000W? Not like I need to get it there for this burn, but I will for next. My goal is mini fridge for next year, and I already realize I'll need at least 2 deep cycles plus the ability to charge mid-week (which I already have via fold-up solar). ...
by Jas
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?
Replies: 21
Views: 2009

Re: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?

Yes, remote switch. That’s exactly what I use. On the playa, if you want your electronics (or anything) to not get playa-dusted you’ve gotta keep them sealed tight. Think similarly to making it waterproof. Otherwise the dust is gonna get in. As for changing what’s connected, all you need is an exte...
by Jas
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?
Replies: 21
Views: 2009

Re: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?

Token wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:01 pm
Captain Goddammit wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:50 pm
This totally works, It’s completely dustproof.
But how do you turn it on?
I'm guessing he's got something like I got. Remote switch:
by Jas
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?
Replies: 21
Views: 2009

Re: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?

The cables go through holes drilled in the appropriate places, and sealed with a bunch of silicone sealer. This totally works, It’s completely dustproof. Thanks Cap G. I envisioned something like that for the cables that stretch from inverter to power source. Silicon sealer is a nice touch. But, I ...
by Jas
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: how do you protect your inverter on the playa?
Replies: 21
Views: 2009

how do you protect your inverter on the playa?

Just got my pure sine inverter today and boy am I Jazzed to pump some juice through this bad boy.

How do you keep yours covered on the playa to minimize dustiness? Send pics?
by Jas
Sun May 06, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa
Replies: 26
Views: 7053

Re: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa

worldjoe how do you like your engel? Was thinking of getting one, but to use in more of a fridge capacity... I'd rather not jerry rig the thermostat like I've heard can be done (I've read through how to do so, seems complicated), but rather keep my perishable foods at the top of the freezer in hopes...
by Jas
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Mini Fridge? Chest Fridge? What's your zero-ice solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 4422

Mini Fridge? Chest Fridge? What's your zero-ice solution?

I'm about 95% certain that I'm going for a mini-fridge this year. My plan would be to run one off of a deep cycle battery or two, or four, and swap them out while recharging via solar (well, ideally). From what I've read, mini-fridges are totally inefficient for a number of reasons (thin insulation ...
by Jas
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa
Replies: 26
Views: 7053

Re: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa

I currently have two 12V 65AH deep cycle batteries. And two 100W panels each with their own charge controller. I'm trying to upgrade my setup to achieve Solar without buying more stuff. Side question: I'm thinking of establishing a similar setup-- what are you running off of it currently? My goal i...
by Jas
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Kodiak Tent: 10x10 or 10x14 for a couple? Deluxe worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3885

Re: Kodiak Tent: 10x10 or 10x14 for a couple? Deluxe worth it?

Sweet. Needed that bump to throw down an extra hundo. x14 it is...Thanks everyone!
by Jas
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Kodiak Tent: 10x10 or 10x14 for a couple? Deluxe worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 3885

Kodiak Tent: 10x10 or 10x14 for a couple? Deluxe worth it?

oh hey there, you saucy dust lovers. I'm down to the wire and need guidance on which Kodiak I should go for. It's me and my lady, might bring two cots or lay some sort of bedding on the ground, though it would be nice to have a little breathing room in the tent. We'll keep our fold-out table outside...

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