I have to get a battery (or two) for my new solar panel and fridge to operate. It is a little bit embarrassing to admit this, but the books and internet information on the subject is about as interesting as the teacher is to the Peanuts characters. I begin reading on the subject and before long the words all blend together and all I read is wawawawawawawa… I find the subject nearly totally without interest for me. The only parts that I find captivating are, produce your own power, so that you are not depending on the shady power companies. It is the same with telecommunications companies – always ripping people off… so if I could talk my friends into operating HAM systems then I would try to dump those bastards too.
Back on topic… I have to get batteries and because basically all articles are BORING and user manual TECHNICAL… I really don’t know what to do. I found one article which at least starts off interesting enough to read. The thing is that I want to run the fridge and perhaps a few lights too since the pot-lights that I bought are VERY battery intensive. For now I have access to free batteries but this may dry up and besides I don’t like to fill the land fill with a hundred batteries.
There is a battery store in Kingston which I think I will visit today. Hopefully, I can talk to someone who speaks English… I don’t mean this in a racist sort of way at all. What I mean is that I would like to go in and say, “I have a little 12 volt fridge and a 97 square foot house. I need a battery that will make the fridge work and maybe two or three lights that are bright enough to read by”.
I would like an answer like this. “Yes, this is what you need. It is X dollars for this. Would you like that today mam?”
What I am expecting is this. “8 – 410Ah L16Ss in 2 banks is 20 RE500s wawawawawawawawa”.
Why is there not a simple solution to this task?