Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Day 37 - Benson, AZ - TT

Tuesday (37) - Yesterday evening after returning from Bisbee, we went to a local Mexican restaurant called Mi Casa. It felt like a little hole-in-the-wall place but the food was fantastic. It had a solid five stars on Yelp so I suspected that it may be pretty good.

An additional advantage of setting up the Raspberry Pi with the Victron software is being able to use the VRM site. I think it stands for Victron Remote Management. After creating a free id on the site, I entered the unique code generated on the Pi and the data, including historical data, is viewable on the site. Of course, this relies on an always-available Internet connection from the RV.

Today's task is to string the USB cable extension from the rear bay to the wall near the refrigerator where I'm planning to install the Raspberry Pi. I don't look forward to that as the cable needs to run along the frame between the rear tires and the transmission/rear differential. Then needs to run through the bay with all of the water tanks before getting to the space under the refrigerator.

Later - Success! The USB cable is run and the hole has been cut into the wall of the RV to mount the touch screen. There are no solar panels but the Pi does see the charge controller and the battery monitor though there isn't much to report since we are still plugged into shore power. I still need to make some clips or something to physically hold the touch screen onto the wall. I was originally thinking of simply using double-sided tape. I may do that for now.