A Look at Inverter Inefficiencies

AC vs. DC Tested on a 12 Volt / 120 Volt TV For this brief article I wanted to test the total system inefficiency of using inverters when powering an LCD TV. It is stated by many companies that inverters are about 10% inefficient when converting from 12 [...]

iPad Charging – How Much Energy?

400W Inverter & Apple 120V Adapter This morning I woke up to a dead iPad battery. I had to do some tax work for the business so I decided I might as well use the opportunity to connect my iPad Air to the Pentametric Battery Monitoring System and [...]

Smart Gauge Battery Monitoring Unit

The Balmar Smart Gauge PREFACE: This article is quite in-depth but much less so than it could have been. I have given a very brief overview of my actual testing procedures but enough to explain the methodology. Other than the EnerSys white paper this is the only other [...]

Nav Pod Installation Tips

Heavy Duty Card Stock Templates It occurred to me, after seeing a guy at the boat yard destroy a $200.00 + NavPod, that some may benefit from tricks I've learned on how to handle drilling and mounting instruments to them. TIP:  If they offer a pre-cut NavPod for [...]