Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Power Problems

We're loving it so far - the only real issue has been one of power. Our two solar panels aren't making enough energy for our needs! The 12 Volt fridge is using more power than we'd feared and the batteries are discharging way faster than we'd expected! Yesterday we had to run the engine a few times to charge up. Today is sunny, but so far it isn't charging. We've had the fridge turned off since yesterday afternoon and the only power we've used is the anchor light last night. I'm running off batteries now on my laptop. I'd been worried that our power use would be bigger than what the boat can create... I'm hoping we'll work out a system soon so that we don't have to be freaking out about the batteries constantly. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure that's why Max ran the fridge off the engine direct, because it's much quicker to charge up the eutectic tank on the fridge than to charge up the batteries. The wind generator sounds like a good option. Have you got the blades and mounting for it?
    Have a lovely sail up the coast.
    xoxo Rog