The isolator/aux batteries ended up being a really nice thing for other pursuits.. anytime we go out to one of the parks to camp (this will really make you sick):
I can power a "portable AC unit" that I place inside our 4 person double lined tent. Next to the portable AC unit (that draws 12A, so it's alone on one of my four 15A feeds), I usually bring my small microwave, it pulls 9A, so it's the second feed.
The third and fourth 15A feeds are a line for inside the tent, for computers, radios and the like, and one line outside of the tent for late nite reading, watching a DVD or whatever.
EVERYONE SAYS: That really doesn't sound like camping to me..
Me either, but I HATE camping and will only go along if I can hookup my "toys." Sometimes, I'll drag my keyboard, amp and a couple of small speakers so we can have a semi-quasi-karaoke or "stump the band" nite. I've got two wireless mics setup in my amp rack, one is a headworn (think Britney Spears videos), the other is a regular hand held.. but they can be a lot of fun!
And with a Verizon card in my laptop, I can get a 'net feed anywhere I can get a cell phone signal. Oh, and in the car, I have a cell phone amplifier, which will pickup my .5W cell signal from my computer OR phone (there's an antenna behind the dash), and it sends it out an external antenna on the roof at the full 3W allowed. If I am within 35 miles of a cell tower, I can usually get a line out..
Women won't let their husbands near my computer room. The first thing I do is squinch up my eyes as I ask them, "What do you MEAN, you don't have dual 28" monitors on your computer at home? How do you cope?"
(tigerdirect had them onsale for $269 each, I couldn't resist! I have them on a KVM switch so I can run dual monitors on both my office and server machine..)
mm the instigator