Category Archives: Electronics

ADVENTURE VAN INCANDESCENT LIGHT BULBS, GRRR

With plans to turn the adventure van into a rolling electrical generator with portable solar, I turn to the subject of interior lights.  The van has ten if I recall correctly.  They are all incandescent and get branding iron hot … Continue reading

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SHOULD I GET A SIMPLE RADIO OR MORE?

Travel across New Mexico and you will quickly become aware that the mountains and low population density conspires against your audio entertainment.  There’s many places you don’t get a signal.  Then again, you can’t pick up a signal when there’s … Continue reading

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FOUND THE VAN PART THAT CHARGES THE HOUSE BATTERY

I started searching under the hood for electronics that run back to the house battery.  For such a simple engine, there sure is a lot of wiring and it’s wiggling everywhere!  Tracked a cable from the battery to below it.  … Continue reading

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VAN REFRIGERATOR, NOV. 2017

Here’s my van refrigerator.  Above and to the side you can see the venting for the motor.  Gosh, I didn’t realize how disorganized the area around it is. Yes, it’s one of those kneel-to-get-to-stuff fridge.  It’s easier to get to … Continue reading

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UNDER THE FLIP SOFA

Ho boy.  Lots of stuff under there when I lifted the sofa off.  Here, let me identify them.  In the upper left corner is the water pump.  Mid top is the AC extension.  The big hoses at the top are … Continue reading

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A CHECKLIST TO ANSWER VAN ELECTRICAL MYSTERIES

I sure wish I had a schematic of the electrical voodoo done to the van.  I’m going to go back through the paperwork to see if an OCD owner left something on the back of an envelope or scrap. I’ve … Continue reading

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MINI KEYBOARD

My laptop is misbehaving often enough to think it might be on it’s last months of life.  I’ve already transferred the important stuff to a hard drive.  Time to think about how I use my laptop.  I’m cheap, and I’m … Continue reading

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