« Archives in January, 2018

Plants 2018

  1. Red Cherokee Crape Myrtle (Lowes, 50% off, $30)
  2. Camellia japonica ‘In the Pink’ ($5, from $13, Lowes)
  3. Camellia japonica ‘Korean Fire’
  4. Camellia japonica ‘Jordan Pride’
  5. Camellia japonica ‘Kramer’s supreme’
  6. Pluot Flavor Grenade (Payless, $20)
  7. Red currant ‘Red lake’ (Payless, $5)

Succulents

  1. Cotyledon tomentosa – Bear’s Paw variegated (Lowes, $1 clearance)
  2. From Maggie ($11 in total, cheap! Fisher nursery in Morgan Hill)
    – Cryptanthus or Earth Stars (Cryptanthus bivittatus pink) x1
    – Haworthia coarctata
    – Sansevieria x1
    – Gasteria

 

Solar stuff

Power power usage of some USB devices:

– Blink Module: 0.1amp (0.46 watt @5V)
– Cell phone charging (Moto G4): around 1 – 1.5amp
– Yi Camera: 0.25amp
– Amazon Echo dot:
– Google mini: 0.25amp
– Wifi hotspot Dlink DWR330: 0.25amp

4x 6-volt battery config:

– Sizing panel + battery: charging rate 10% (rule of thumb 5% to 13%)
225Ah x 2 x 12V x 10% x 1.2 = 648W
– Usage: 1 hotspot, 2 cameras, 1 blink module