Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Today with the new battery charged and ready for testing, I plugged everything together and miraculously it worked! However when I attempted to repeat this success, the system overloaded the step up converter and it promptly fried. After consulting Dr. Bob Kremens and looking up a few specifications for parts, we realized that this was because the step up converter we were using was rated up to 200 Milliamps and we were trying to push 1.4 amps through it. So once we had a battery capable of doing this it fried the step up converter. Now the search for a new converter begins. It is a frustrating search because everything is either the wrong part or has some other problem. There is still hope however.