We are officially on Lithium battery power and it feels great! We are seeing longer battery life and much more consistent operation. If you want to know more about Lithium batteries and why we made the switch, check out Part 1 of our battery upgrade. But for those of you who have been asking about the details of our setup: read on!
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One of the most limiting factors to us this year has been power. Multiple times a day we glance at the battery volt meter to monitor the voltage and make sure we have enough juice left to get us through the night until the sun comes out again or we run the van. Even with 120 AH (Amp-hours) of deep-cycle battery, we have still had to decide on several occasions if we want to charge our phones or run the fridge overnight.
Casey and I took on this project one evening about a month before we left and a few weeks before quitting our jobs. We were finding that the preparation for this adventure was getting the best of us. While we are looking forward to this with all our hearts, there have been countless times over the past months that we have found ourselves completely overwhelmed by the prospect of what we are doing and the myriad of to-dos that have filled the space between where we are now and where we want to be.
“Its not about the destination, it’s about the journey.” Its an old and worn out phrase, but worn out usually means that there’s a lot of truth in it. I certainly have found it to ring true when it comes to mechanical work on the van. It’s all part of the journey, part of the adventure.