I remember back to elementary school like it was yesterday. I remember standing, with my hand over my heart, and saying the pledge of allegiance. I remember when that suddenly stopped and I never knew why, nor did I consider it a big deal as a child. In fact, looking back as an adult, having children swear oaths and make commitments of any sort, beyond a play date with a friend, is probably a waste of time.
I set out to hook-up a small charge controller to my inverter, battery bank, and solar panels. My cabin is totally powered by two 100-watt solar panels except for the times I need to fire up a generator to power things when I've had too many cloudy days or need more power. I've run an air conditioner on 100-degree days by running the generator.
The above photo is my washing machine. It is a 12-volt washer with a spinner. It actually works really well, despite being small. I can wash 6 tee-shirts, a few pairs of socks and underwear at one time. I can wash one heavy pair of jeans with a couple of light pairs of boxer shorts. Heavy blankets are a big NO. I can wash throws, so I use a lot of them instead of blankets. If you want to get by with very little power, these are the concessions that you make.
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