Had an electrician in today to do some odd jobs. He’s great with normal electricity, less so
with 12 volt, which he’s not very familiar with. I usually supervise everything that he does
with my 12 volt solar system, and check it before he goes. Today, however, I didn’t. In retrospect, I would have made the same
mistake he did. I am not a master
electrician. Anyway, I plugged in a fan
he’d wired after he left-short circuit. Destroyed at least one of the solar components, the charge controller. I’ve borrowed one from a friend, and ordered
two replacements from the States. Should
have had a spare anyway.

 It’s not a huge deal, I have lights with town power at
night, and a separate solar system for running my computer. Just kind of a pain in the neck, you
know? Those wonderful wire nuts came in
very handy today, as I disconnected the whole solar system and capped off the
wires so that there wouldn’t be any wires touching and causing any more

Published by Nora McNamara

Lover of languages and linguistics. Besotted Auntie. Jesus follower. Sacred Harp singer.

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