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  • Mon, Oct 29, 2012 - 03:45am

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    Tom Page

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    backup power

I rigged up power cables in my car today to feed a 1KW inverter for backup power, and tested it on my largest critical load: a small chest freezer.  Running off my Prius should minimize fuel consumption since the Prius engine will cycle on and off automatically to keep the battery charged and not have to continuously idle.  Other than refrigeration I’m pretty resilient without electricity, but it’s nice not be worrying about losing a bunch of frozen food.

The other prep today was to harvest the fall beet and carrot crops before the garden got a soaking.  A hard frost could hit anyday now anway.