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All About Batteries - Charging - Maintenance - Voltages

I get asked quite often about batteries. There are many questions but most of them are about solar power and off grid environments. Today I talk about batteries, battery maintenance, voltages and how to check the water levels.   The information in this article fits both solar

How We Finish Processing And Canning Pure Maple Syrup

This is how we finish processing our pure maple syrup on the off grid homestead. We are processing maple syrup full blast these days while the sap is flowing like water from the trees. Melanie shows us how she does the final finishing boil and canning process.   Chris, Melani

Boiling Maple Syrup & Working In Off Grid Wood Shop

We have been boiling maple sap into pure maple syrup for weeks now on and off since we tapped early. The flow is not yet daily but the time is coming. I worked in the off grid wood shop designing a panel meter for my Quanta generator device.   Chris and I have been working fu

Lithium Jump Starter Pack From Noco Really Works

I have the NOCO Genius Power Boost GB40 Lithium jump starter pack which I have been using heavily in the past couple months. This is a light weight car jump starter which really works well. It has started everything I tossed at it during this time.   I had my doubts if such a

Boiling Maple Sap Into Syrup & Restoring An Old Macbook For Work

Its all hands on deck this week with the maple sap flowing like water faucets from the trees now. We are into late February and the maple trees are waking up. The 70 taps that I have out there are producing heavily.   Chris is here boiling the sap down for me each day. He wor

Cold Start An 11 HP Engine On 10 Small SuperCapacitors

The other day I started the 11 HP log splitter engine using 5 supercapacitors from Amperics. I had to warm up the engine first though. Today I cold started the engine using 10 supercapacitors with no problem.   I first tried using five 400 Farad supercapacitors to start the e

Starting 11 HP Gas Engine On SuperCapacitors

I recently got 49 Amperics supercapacitors to experiment with. One of the projects I am working on is to start various engines around the homestead with supercapacitors. Today I started the 11 HP log splitter using five 400 Farad supercapacitors in series.   Connecting superc

Early Season Boiling Maple Sap Into Syrup And Its Flowing Heavily

It is early February and the maple sap is flowing heavily already. I have never tapped this early before but I am happy that I did. We are boiling maple sap into syrup today and I am running around collecting the sap by the gallons.   I tapped the trees about two weeks ago al

Milk Kefir A Healthy Organic Probiotic Drink And Dairy Product

I ordered some Milk Kefir grains quite some time ago and started to learn about their use and care. Now that we have used it daily for months, Melanie demonstrates how to use it and we share with you what we have learned about this healthy organic probiotic dairy product. Milk Kefir

Assembling The Q3 Charge Accelerator Toroidal Section

I am assembling the Quanta Magnetics Q3 Charge Accelerator toroidal section. This is the third and final section of the three stage pulse motor generator. I have the pulse motor and energizer section running already.   I have been running experiments on the pulse motor and ge

Early Season Tapping Maple Trees & A Gift Arrived

I have been tapping maple trees early this year due to an early warm spell that began already in January. I am still working with the Bedini Motor restoring lead acid batteries. And a beautiful gift arrived at the off grid homestead.   Since it turned warmer in mid January I

Tapping Maple Trees And Off Grid Homesteading

We have a warm spell of weather the past two weeks so I am tapping maple trees early this year. I am also restoring lead acid batteries for use on the off grid homestead in our greenhouse during the winter months.   First thing in the morning I had to sweep off the solar pane

Experiments With The Quanta Q3 Pulse Motor & How A Pulse Motor Works

Now that the Quanta Magnetics Q3 Charge Accelerator pulse motor section is finished and running I am performing various experiments with it for a while before moving on to building the energizer/generator section.   The Quanta Magnetics Q3 Charge Accelerator is a three part m

Recycled Dead Jump Starter Electronics For Battery Charger

I got a couple dead car jump starter packs from a friend for free. I have recycled the electronics from the jump starter pack to use them as a lead acid battery charger and more.   My friend hauls scrap metal and I saw these in the back of his truck one day. He had removed th

Snowy Day At The Homestead & Tiny House Work

It was snowing quite heavily today at the off grid homestead so I alternated between shoveling snow outside and working on the tiny house electrical wiring inside.   It started to snow early in the morning. We had some large fluffy snow flakes falling down. It was quite prett
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