My trip to eclipse-site was EXACERBATED by 2 major car problems :
1) vibrating front suspension
infamous Jeep DW = Death Wobble
2) FAILING charging system
started offroading to site with DEAD battery -- Jeep wouldn't start! I had bought a spare marine-battery in Caldwell/Idaho.
^^^^ I had to do major "battery management" for both my car AND eclipse-equipment!! I couldn't charge the
1) 2 Macbook Pro laptops
2) camera batteries
for fear of draining my already weak car battery! I was down to battery = 1 bar, for GH5 4K video-camera .. 30 min before Totality!! I almost didn't get below 4K video:
I actually ran out of batteries, as I did the 4th contact video!!