Another day in the low 90s in Denver, which because of the low humidity is very comfortable in the shade but to warm standing in the sun.
I worked on the solar panels this morning and got the wiring all hooked up. I'm hoping this 400 watts of Solar that I have now will keep me more comfortable than the 200 watts did. I guess if this doesn't work very well I'll have to look into ways to conserve my power, which would for the most part mean not taking my 17 inch Asus laptop with me, and depending totally on my 13 inch Asus. The 13 inch laptop uses about one third the amount of amps the 17 inch uses but the big one is so much nicer and faster to work with.
Sometimes I feel like making a video and I don't think I've ever edited a video on the 13 inch Asus. I imagine it would do it, it would just be very slow, which might end up using more power than the 17 inch Asus which could get it done quicker.
Or I might look into the other end of the solar equation which is the batteries. I almost wish there wasn't two new batteries in the little Bronco when I bought it because that makes it mentally much harder for me to get rid of them and put in something else.
There's not much extra room in the compartment their in since they share it with the water tank. And since the batteries are 6 volt I would have to buy another pair to increase my capacity and I don't think there's room for two more batteries. So I'm kind of stuck with 200 amps of battery power.
Since their hooked in series the batteries end up being a total of 100 amps, and for battery longevity I'm only supposed to use half of that. So in effect I have 200 amps of battery power that has 50 amps available.... such a deal.
If the batteries were old and raggedy I would've thrown them away when I bought the Bronco and put in a couple of hundred amp lithium iron batteries so I would have about 180 amps available. I know they cost more, but the BattleBorn's I bought before are hundreds of dollars less than they were when I bought them, and there's a lot more cheaper options out there now than there used to be.
But like I've mentioned before, if you spend most of your life hooked up to shore power their probably not worth the expense but to a boondocker their worth their weight in gold.... Except they don't weigh all that much.
A couple of hot air balloons were flying over the neighborhood this morning. Real common for Arizona, but not often seen In Denver.