Each day, Kevin would walk into his office, whistling a happy song. "Good morning, Kevin!" said the giant chicken with the desk beside the bathrooms. "Good morning, Kevin!" said the polar bear who took the photos of the items. "Good morning, Kevin!" said the seagull who ran the machine that created the bags of air. And, with a big smile on his snout, Kevin said good morning in reply, each and every time.
But there was one person to whom Kevin did not say Good Morning. One person to whom he never said Good Morning. And that was the evil Pharaoh Aktentakhan, the self-styled embodiment of Ra. If anyone were to ask, Kevin would admit that he was a little bit frightened of the evil Pharaoh Aktentakhan, as well as the legion of trained assassins that were about his person at all times. But since Kevin was a kind and good armadillo, he very much wanted to find a way to be friends with Aktentakhan.
One day, Kevin opened a box and found the Sunsei 18W Solar Charger with Controller inside. "Why," he said to himself, "This Sunsei 18W Solar Charger with Controller allows energy to be transfered from the sun to a battery safely and easily, even on cloudy days! And, according to the box, you can daisy chain up to eight solar panels, which is enough to power a small cabin! I bet Aktentakhan would really enjoy this!" And so Kevin packed up the Sunsei 18W Solar Charger with Controller and began the long walk toward the department where the self-styled embodiment of Ra spent his days.
"Don't do it, Kevin!" said the terrified seagull. "He'll kill you, Kevin!" said the horrified polar bear. "Good morning, Kevin!" said the chicken, who wasn't really paying attention. But Kevin passed them all without a word, continuing toward the giant glowing tower of Ra that for some reason had been overlooked by the building inspector during the annual visit.
Who dares approach us? came the booming voice from the top of the tower. Kevin swallowed hard and held out his Sunsei 18W Solar Charger with Controller. "Hi, um, Aktentakhan. We, um, we kinda got this solar thing in today and, um, you can kinda use it, you know, instead of gas, and it has this cool LED on the front, and there's these protections built in so, you know, so it doesn't blow out, and the controller part sort of keeps your batteries safe because they might overload without it, and, well, I thought you, you know, might like it, since you're into all that sunshine stuff. I'll just, I guess, leave it with your assassins here and, I don't know, let you get back to work, I guess."
Kevin shyly left the Sunsei 18W Solar Charger with Controller on the small marble pillar at the foot of the giant glowing tower of Ra and turned to go. But then he felt a warm hand on his shoulder, like the first rays of dawn. Kevin turned, and found the Pharaoh Aktentakhan smiling at him. Good morning, Kevin. Aktentakhan said. And Kevin, the kind and good armadillo, smiled back.
From that point on, everyone would say Good Morning to Kevin when he walked in. The seagull, the polar bear, the chicken, the raccoons that made t-shirts and the snail that wrote the copy. But most especially his new best friend, the Pharaoh Aktentakhan, guardian of the Sunsei 18W Solar Charger with Controller.
Warranty: 10 Year Warranty on Solar Panel; 2 Year Warranty on Charge Controller
Immediate battery charging when exposed to sunlight, even on cloudy days
Connect to a battery array and charge multiple batteries at once
Plug and play connections for instant expansion
Daisy chain up to 8 solar panels; enough to power a small cabin
Alternative to gas powered electrical generators
Great for use with RVs, Boats, or where there is no electricity
Touch indicator tells you that the panel is working
Weather proof and mountable
Charge Controller prevents battery overcharging
Solar Charger 1200 Features:
Provides immediate charge when exposed to daylight, even on cloudy days
Engineered to charge 12V batteries, including automotive, deep cycle, traction, gel-cell and heavy-duty
LED indicator lets you know the panel is charging
Plug and Play for daisy chain connections, connect Multiple panels in seconds without tools or rewiring
Power: 1200mA, 15V (18W)
Dimensions: 39.4" x 13.8" x 1.2" (100 cm x 35.0 cm x 3.0 cm)
Weight: 9.5 lbs (4.3 kg)
Approximate Battery Charging Times: Hours in full sunlight for batteries 50% discharged
U1 (40AH): 17 Hours
Group 24 (80AH): 33 Hours
Group 27 (100AH): 42 Hours
Group 31 (120AH): 50 Hours
4-D (180AH): 75 Hours
8-D (220AH): 92 Hours
Golf Cart (220AH): 92 Hours
L-16 (400AH): 167 Hours
Charge Controller Features:
Works with most types of batteries and solar panels
Two stage charging, boost and float charge using pulse width modulation (PWM)
Status LED, LED indicated that the battery is charging
Reverse leakage protection
Incorrect wiring protection, protects against reverse battery and solar panel wiring
Terminal block, for sound and easy wire connections
98% efficiency at full current
Ensures that batteries are always fully charged
Maximizes the battery life, due to the charging method
Limits high voltage, floats battery at a safe voltage when the battery is full
Simple and rugged, streamlined design to ensure long-term reliability
Charge Controller Specifications:
Nominal Voltage: 12 volts
Array Voltage, Max (Voc): 30 volts
Charging Current, Continuous (lp): 10 Amps
Operating Voltage at Battery, Min Charging starts at: 7 Volts
Current Consumption Quiescent (Night): 2 Minilamps
Boost Charge Voltage (2 Hours) 14.5 Volts
Float Charge Voltage: 13.7 Volts
Regulation Accuracy: 0.150 Volts
Voltage Drop, Array to Battery: <170 mV
Operating Temperature Range: -40 to 50 C (-40 to 122 F)
Dimensions: 2.2" x 2.8" x 1.1" (57mm x 60mm x 28mm)
Weight: 0.26lb (0.12 kg)
In the box:
Charge Controller CC-10000
Solar Panel SE-1200
Multi-purpose adapter set (cigarette lighter adapter - male and female, battery clamps, terminal ring connector and wire connector)
Extension wire connector
Set mounting screws
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If aliens ever come to Earth, and they aren't the sort of aliens who were planning to gnaw off our heads with their little second mouths, the thing they will probably have the most trouble understanding is love. Because we all go through it again and again and again, and we can't even figure it out for ourselves.
There's the bold type of love that has you climbing precarious ladders to the sky, and the gentle type of love that makes you offer to walk someone's dog on a rainy night. There's the deep, passionate love that could ignite a blowtorch, and the selfish, irresponsible love that makes you not even care that you're about to kill a dude with an icicle. There's even a love that dare not speak its name, but since we dare not speak it we're not even sure why we brought it up here.
You can love the past so much that you don't want to go forward. You can love a future so much that you misunderstand. Love is a little word that can crawl down your throat, burrow in your stomach, pop out of your chest, bleed acid and then grow to nine feet tall and proceed to eat the entire crew one at a time. And who can escape from that? Not us, my sweet. Not us.
Wear this shirt: when you're pre-dating. Read it aloud. Now try it as an agent noun. What do you mean you don't know what an agent noun is? Look, just say pre-dater. Yeah, but not that Southern. More of an "or" sound. No, "oooor". Look, it's a simple pun you should be able to figure out from the context clues, I don't know why you're making it so hard for yourself.
The first thing I remember is running through the woods. These weren't, like, shiny happy hippie woods - these were the kind of woods Hansel and Gretel got lost in. I don't know how I got there, or what I was doing, or what I was running from. Actually, it felt more like I was running toward something. Then I tripped over a branch or a vine or something. I guess I hit my head and blacked out.
When I woke up, I was still in the forest. It was night-time, but I could see a dark red glow through the trees. It reminded me of that Laser Metallica show they do at the Planetarium. I suddenly felt compelled to go to it - like, if I didn't, my life would forever be missing something. So I stumbled toward the light. My mouth started watering. My hair stood on end. I had an overpowering craving for cheese. My mind didn't know what was in store there, but it was like my body did.
Then I reached the clearing and saw them: two fairies or pixies or tinkerbells or whatever. Two little women with wings flying and dancing and giggling. They looked like they were made of yellowish glass, but the red glow was coming from inside them. It blew my mind.
Then they looked right at me and stopped flying around. I about crapped my pants.
But they laughed and flew over to me. They couldn't have been bigger than a Dustbuster. They took my hands and get this - they lifted me into the air. By my hands. Even though I'm like 275 pounds and they were tiny little glass fairies. I'm floating at this point, held up by their tiny, glassy hands. So I go "Where am I?" And they're like "The enchanted Pinot Noir forest - specifically, the Roessler Recreation and Picnic Area."
Then I go "Who are you?" And one of them says, "I'm Savoy!" And she looks at me and I swear to God, all the sudden I could smell blackberries and mushrooms and the moss and mint and dirt of the forest floor. It was a little spicy, too, somehow. Then I'm tasting it, and then I taste dark plum and fig and a little bit of pencil lead. I'm freaking out but this pixie just giggles.
The other one goes "I'm La Encantada!" As soon as I look at her, we're off on the whole smell-taste rollercoaster again. It was like somebody was smoking pork with lots of herbs and spices, then somebody else opened up a bag of fresh cherries. I was like "How are you doing this?" but this one just laughed, too.
Then I remember that I'm, like, floating above the ground - flying, almost - just being held up there by these two little-bitty fairies. And I start laughing, too. And we all laugh together, and we fly, and we dance, and the moon casts its cold light down on their warm glow makes colors I've never seen. I don't know how long this went on. Hours? Days? Anyway, at some point I fell asleep. When I woke up, it was morning, and there was no trace of the fairies. But aside from a mild case of cottonmouth, I felt incredible. I've never felt more free, more alive. It really changed everything for me.
Oh, also, I was naked this whole time. Did I mention that?
2006 Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
TA (g/100ml): 0.61
Time in Barrel: 11 months in oak
Alcohol: 14.0 %
323 Cases Produced
2006 La Encantada Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir