Thursday 19 April 2018

Keeping My Cool, With No Power

Okay, so as I mentioned yesterday, I have disconnected Wanda’s batteries, meaning I have no power in Wanda.

This affects the obvious things like the lights and the radio, but it also affects other systems as well. Systems such as the furnace and the fridge.

The furnace needs electricity because of the fan that is in it in order to push out the warm air.

Some older RV’s have a small furnace that needs no electricity in order to run. While they may not push out heat that far or fast, you can run them when you have no power.

The fridge needs electricity because it has a small computer circuit in there to run it. It can switch between 120VAC and propane, as well as it has a light inside it.

So, that won’t run without electricity either. So what to do to keep things cold for the few days that I am without power?

First of all, the fridge itself is insulated and designed to keep the cold in. So the first thing I am doing is keeping the door closed as much as possible.

The second thing I am doing is having one of my “blue-gel ice packs” put into a co-workers freezer overnight to get frozen again.

Mine are doing okay, but this way, I can make sure to keep my frozen stuff, frozen with a freshly frozen blue-gel ice pack.

One way or another, I am going to get new batteries this weekend (unless all stores are out of stock). I will cross that bridge when I come to it.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!

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