Little by little, progress on the electrical stuff has inched forward. Between rain showers I’ve been sneaking outside to crimp lugs, connect cables, and heat shrink anything that can be heat shrunk. (Isn’t heat shrink amazing? I love that stuff.)
The plan for completing the electrical stuff has been a little fuzzy. First we were like, “Let’s just hook up the charge controller and see if it works.” Then we said, “No, let’s do the battery monitor first and see if that works.” And then the days drifted by, and I sort of just started making cables and attaching them according to my handy dandy spiffy nifty diagram, just sort of meandering along, and before I knew it, I was almost done!
Almost. So close!
Really, all the big stuff is more or less done. The mamma jamma inverter, switch, fuse, and cables are in place. The 12v fuse block is all wired up and ready to accept loads. All that’s left is hooking up the charge controller, inserting some fuses, and wiring the ground cables … and if past experience has taught me anything it’s that tasks that look like they’ll take an hour will take a week. Oh well, I still remain optimistic that Gypsy may be charging her house batteries as soon as tomorrow. Yippee!
That is, if I don’t accidentally blow everything up.