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New Year Catch Up – Power

Last year I purchased a complete solar panel system of 240W. Not massive by any means. The reasoning behind it was simple. I have a house full of women and they just can’t seem to switch the lights off. My thoughts were I would power the lights, and the lights alone, and it would be […]

Low Tech Electronics

Whilst sorting through my older and uncatalogued non-perishable preps I came across a collection of resistors, capacitors and transistors from my old electronic days. I put them aside because I thought that they would be useful in my preps for electronic tasks such as communications, security systems and a variety of other tasks. Associated with […]

Why Grid charge 12v backup systems and how much it cost?

Our house is on the edge of a remote hamlet, and we do not want to draw any attention to the technical capabilities that we are building into it.

Just over 4 weeks ago we installed the first stage of our 12v back-up power system.

We’ve opted to maintain charge in the 2 x 125ah […]

Solar Panel Project

I’ve got two weeks off work and I’ve finally decided what I’m going to do with my Solar panels so it is time to start my first solar project.

As you may remember I have 2 120W panles, a 20A controller and 2 125Ah deep cycle batteries. I also have a 300W invertor but for […]