12:09 pm - Friday - September 2nd - Likely, CA - 95° F, 11% humidity, wind 19 mph out of the south by southwest.....forecast high for today is 97° F. On this date in 2015 TLE and I were acting as docents at the Cape Blanco Lighthouse near Port Orford, OR......↴
When last I wrote it was about Tuesday, and now two more days have passed, so it is time for me to get caught up once again.
Wednesday I began to tackle the task of installing our new Renogy 3,000 watt inverter. Our current inverter, a Heart Interface 2,000 watt inverter, is old technology, and is about 38 years old. It is not a 'pure sine wave' inverter, and in order to use our induction burner, and Breville oven while boondocking, and using the inverter, we need a pure sine wave inverter. This is the Heart inverter I am removing.....
....the old Heart Interface must weight about 70 lbs! The new Renogy one weighs about 10 lbs! Anyway, it took me about 90 minutes to remove the old Heart Interface, and install the new Renogy 3,000, but when I turned it on a red light lit up (fault), and then there was a single beep then it shut down after 3 seconds. After numerous attempts to troubleshoot the problem I called Renogy (by the way, they are located in our old stomping grounds....Ontario, CA). Within 10 minutes it was determined that there must be an internal short inside the new unit, so I contacted Amazon to begin the return, and replacement process.....bummer! I had to then remove the Renogy inverter, then box it up so UPS can pick it up Friday. The return process with Amazon was painless, and very easy. Now I'll have to order another one, and install it next week.