Charging primary at night. We're carrying 2 chargers each that put out 4A per unit so for every hour we can each charge 8Ah into our pack's 56Ah total (7-8hr total charge time dead flat to full). We've wired them so we can charge 4 packs at once through 2 chargers and plug both in to just 1 power point. So for the 3 of us we have 6 charges plugging in to 3 power points of a 4 port power board meaning we only need to find a single wall socket to charge all batteries at once. Total power draw is under 1.2kW so a single outlet is fine (we're using less than an electric kettle!).mvly wrote:Are you charging in hotel only or are you finding port outside in random places to opportunity charge along the way to increase your daily range?
Camping Gear:Hyena wrote:Nice work guys.
Now which thread am I subscribing too for updates, this one or the diary one ? God forbid I should have to look in on 2
Abraham, I'm curious what gear you're taking with you. On the GW site it mentions your batteries and DC converters etc but what about everything else ? What are you carrying in the way of tools incase of both electrical and mechanical issues ? spare folding tyres, tubes, spokes ? And survival wise, how much food and water ? Just a swag for camping out ?
Thanks Rod. Luckily the cargo bike held for the ride today, fingers crossed for tomorrow's 188km ride. 15 km in tomorrow we'll hit our 1000th kilometer so we'll have to stop for chocolate and gatorade powder to celebrateRodney64 wrote:Bugger about the spokes but hope it all holds up till esperence
AC cables holding up well!jonescg wrote:So how's my perfectly legal soldering efforts going on the AC cables?
You're spending the weekend in Esperance? Could be worse - find a fishing line and chill out by the bay
My folks are in Hopetoun tonight, so they will probably pass you tomorrow on the road. The backpackers hostel in Esperance is pretty good, but mum might be able to hook you up with a place to stay in Esperance sans backpackers.
voicecoils wrote:...and hoping replacement spokes arrive early Monday ...
LOL, I feel this is becoming a recurring theme in this threadjonescg wrote:My folks are in Hopetoun tonight, so they will probably pass you tomorrow on the road
Hyena wrote:LOL, I feel this is becoming a recurring theme in this threadjonescg wrote:My folks are in Hopetoun tonight, so they will probably pass you tomorrow on the road
Bummer about the spokes, Sorry if I jinxed you by asking if you carried spares!
Thanks for detailing everything you're carrying, I find that aspect equally as interesting as the trip itself. Your list of equipment sounds like it'd get you out of most binds. The only other thing I guess I'd try and take is a little gas soldering iron and a few spare cells incase one suddenly died. One pesky cell dying in a big 28ah battery could be a major set back. Not that roadside surgery would be ideal either!
As Chris said I wouldn't plan on getting those spokes Monday. I dont think they even guarantee next day delivery from sydney to perth CBD, let alone out lying towns. C'mon, time for some aussie bush mechanics - I'm sure there's plenty of fencing wiring around - whip out the pliers and get creative
I'm still blown away by the ~200km/day you're covering. The furthest I've ridden in a day is 80km and I wouldn't have been keen to back it up the next day, let alone do more than double that, every day! Props!
When you're close to finishing I'll head south to do the final leg with you. Assuming your planning to head up from down Wollongong way ?