The outside is the only place we can truly be inside the world.Daniel J. Rice, THIS SIDE OF A WILDERNESS: A Novel
Have you ever been camping and wished that you had some AC power to run an appliance or to power the TV so the kids could have something to do on a rainy day?
Travel trailers, tent trailers, motorhomes, and even giant fifth wheel rigs, can feel extremely confined when the weather is not cooperating. If you are at a major campground, then you likely have a shore power connection, so there is no need for a generator. But if you are like me, and you go to aviation events where shore power is not readily available, then what do you do? You need to make your own electricity.
For me, I love to photograph airshows. So, I find myself camping in grass fields with nothing but whatever I bring with me. So, I need AC power to recharge the camera batteries, cook food, and light the camper at night. My needs are simple enough. I look forward to getting past COVID so we can all return to our camping and airshows soon.
Here is a brief video of my new Honda Generator pair. These units can be bonded together to act as one unit to double the power output. Yet, they are small and lightweight so easily carried and set up.
I have no affiliation with Honda, but I am a passionate fan of their products. And, I made this video to share my solution to the camping power issue. Maybe it will help you too.
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About the Author:
Michael Martin is the Vice President of Technology with Metercor Inc., a Smart Meter, IoT, and Smart City systems integrator based in Canada. He has more than 35 years of experience in systems design for applications that use broadband networks, optical fibre, wireless, and digital communications technologies. He is a business and technology consultant. He was senior executive consultant for 15 years with IBM, where he has worked in the GBS Global Center of Competency for Energy and Utilities and the GTS Global Center of Excellence for Energy and Utilities. He is a founding partner and President of MICAN Communications and before that was President of Comlink Systems Limited and Ensat Broadcast Services, Inc., both divisions of Cygnal Technologies Corporation (CYN: TSX). Martin currently serves on the Board of Directors for TeraGo Inc (TGO: TSX) and previously served on the Board of Directors for Avante Logixx Inc. (XX: TSX.V). He has served as a Member, SCC ISO-IEC JTC 1/SC-41 – Internet of Things and related technologies, ISO – International Organization for Standardization, and as a member of the NIST SP 500-325 Fog Computing Conceptual Model, National Institute of Standards and Technology. He served on the Board of Governors of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) [now OntarioTech University] and on the Board of Advisers of five different Colleges in Ontario. For 16 years he served on the Board of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), Toronto Section. He holds three master’s degrees, in business (MBA), communication (MA), and education (MEd). As well, he has three undergraduate diplomas and five certifications in business, computer programming, internetworking, project management, media, photography, and communication technology. He has earned 20 badges in next generation MOOC continuous education in IoT, Cloud, AI and Cognitive systems, Blockchain, Agile, Big Data, Design Thinking, Security, and more.