As time goes by and the mid of October is coming closer by when we most likely leave Chiang Mai, we started to think about our mobile life again. Elton is having a well deserved rest in the parking lot of our Condo at the moment, but in a little more then one month he will be our home again.
Next to him needing a service, aka greasing the greasenipples (What a name ? ) there are some things to be done for every day comfort.
On the one hand the original 220 Ah truck battery from Pigu (Eltons former owner) which I connected to my 2 120 AH AGMs seems to have reached its natural end of life, as those kinda batteries don’t take the charging/de-charging cycles too kindly.
So a new battery is needed and when working on the power system anyway I want to strengthen our solar system a bit by adding 2 50 Watt panels next to the roof hatch. With those I get a theoretical tops of 540 Wp – which , considering the panels are mounted flat, is a more realistic 450 Wp or around 26 Amps. And luck of lucks – there is a store in Chiang Mai, specialiced in this kind of stuff, which is like 500 metres from our Condo.
So the batterie and panels are available, the price reasonable, and the measurement of the panels next to perfect. So most likely we gonna buy them.