When we were in Belfast, David (of Highwind) helped Russ set up the our alternator for recharging the lithiums while underway. Up until now we'd only recharge the batteries with solar, the generator, or being plugged in at a dock. Additionally, many moons ago when we first bought inQuest, we installed a big, honkin' alternator. But that alternator was never set up to charge the lithiums when Russ converted the system. Until now.
|Notables: 1440 miles to Miami
2800 miles to San Francisco
and 11,675 miles to Albany, Australia
from either side of the globe.
We also took a quick run into town to eat some pizza. We're thinking we'll check out the fort tomorrow and do some grocery shopping as the very convenient grocery nearby.
|Data from powering the batteries. The noise is from too much heat.
It gets hot, shuts off, cools, then turns on. Once Russ added
a fan, it totally stabilized. And then we made power!