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RE: Android wifi range

Not sure what you saying... I am not familar with UA600EX but most of these units is nothing more than a external WIFI BOOSTER amplifier with a directional antenna. It has to be fed by a WIFI signal source to operate. Then you can use it to provide your phone a strong WIFI signal farther away from the existing modem/router setup. The UA600EX will not produce a wireless WIFI signal on its own... Think of it as a repeater... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/26/15 06:01am Technology Corner
RE: Is 12.5 volts sufficient for battery maintenance?

Just keep in mind that 13.6VDC will start boiling out of fluids over time where 13.2VDC will not do this as much if at all... If the batteries are already charged I would think anything above 12.6-7VDC would do the trick the maintain them... The batteries will demand how much current they want to see depending on their charge state. The only reason to have alot of DC CURRENT available would be to be able to charge several batteries in the battery bank at the same time and try to maintain around 17-20AMPS of DC CURRENT per battery if you want to charge them then in a quick three hour time frame. Otherwise it will take longer to charge them. My maintenance trickle charge is somewhere around 12.5-12.7 VDC and I monitor the battery charge status on a scheduled basis... I guess what the folks on here are saying if you want the batteries to stay at 12.7-8 VDC you should have your trickle charge at that level or a tad higher... In my case I guess they are saying my fully charged batteries will eventually drop down from their 12.7VDC level to my trickle charge level of 12.5VDC over time ??? Also alot of folks will get their batteries to a full charge state and then just disconnect them and let them set. When they drop down to 12.5VDC or so over time then re-charge them back up again and disconnect again. I do this method as well just leaving them sit in the battery box and switch them completely out of the circuit. If they are charged-up they won't be affected by freezing temperatures. Roy Ken
RoyB 11/26/15 05:46am Tech Issues
RE: Samsung Digital Camera Repair

Reminds me I need to take my 'older' Canon EOS REBEL in for cleaning and repair... It has started a zoom in and out problem when I try to take night pictures. I thought it was just a setting but I can't do anything to make it quit doing this... Needs a good cleaning anyway... Missing out on my night shots to go along with my night sounds when camping OFF-ROAD... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/26/15 05:26am Technology Corner
RE: Sweet Abby

Love your pups for sure... I always perk up when I see you guys making comments... My Mom and Dad names were Otis and Elva Agnes from southern Illinois... We have communicated before... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/25/15 06:08am RV Pet Stop
RE: Finally! Cig Lighter USB Charger With A Pair of

I use a couple of these BLUE SEA USB ports in my OFF-ROAD POPUP trailer but I think they are just a couple of DC AMPS output... ($15 AMAZON) http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81EqvjPHUPL._SX425_.jpg height=300 I am not a big fan of the cheap 12VDC Sockets... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/24/15 11:57am Tech Issues
RE: Rambling thoughts on LP and genset and such

The 93 Toyota is a popular motorhome and alot are still around. Being a 93 model sure makes it open for mods... http://www.tundraheadquarters.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/toyota-motorhome-interior-1.jpg height=400 I would be hard pressed getting rid of the LP capability... I definitely could get rid of the propane furnace for heat and perhaps use HYDRONIC type heat but that would still require LP to heat the hot water. This to me is one of the big safety features of having the tongue areas on the pulled type trailers to mount the propane tanks... Using any enclosed area will require proper venting of deadly fumes from the generator including the 2KW Honda... There are external exhaust kits for the 2KW Hondas... The bath room being on the rear of the motorhome is helpful in this respect for both exhaust and noise mods... This is some serious planning and I don't even like the idea with the OEM inside installs of generators in the bigger motorhomes. It only has to go wrong just one time... This would scare me big time... Sounds like a good project to me... Being a big OFF-ROAD RV Camper here would make me not do anything to get away from running off my large battery bank in my setup... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/24/15 05:33am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: need recomendation for 200 watt solar kit and batteries

Mentioning your batteries are shot probably is from the constant running them down below the 50% charge state and not getting them back up to their at least 90% charge state to burn off the bad deposits built up on the battery cores. We camp off the grid alot here but did plan out how big of a battery bank we needed to run the things we wanted to have. We watch our batteries real close and will not ever let them get discharged below the 50% charge state (around 12.0VDC level). Then we re-charge them using our smart mode converter/charger being powered by our 2KW generator to get the batteries back up to their 90% charge before using them again. Just running a charge for a couple of short charge cycles may do additional harm to the batteries. We found we need to get to the 90% charge state before start using them again... I have been doing this 50% to 90% charge cycles since 2009 and my 255AH battery bank is still doing ok. They are just now starting to fall off on performance now. Just keep in mind a typical 120WATT Solar panel will only give you 5-6 usable DC AMPS to trickle charge your battery bank. Depending where you are you can only expect 5-6 hours of high sun... I am just now planning to use solar panels to help out in the re-charge of my batteries and want to produce around 20AMPS of usable DC Current while in the high sun. To get my 255AH capacity battery bank started off I will still use the 2KW generator for the first hour of charging and then let the rest of the high sun day do its thing to get my battery bank to its 90% charge state before i loose the high sun. My 255Ah battery bank wants to see around 52-53 AMPS DC Current when first hit with 14.4VDC when recharging... Only my on-board converter/charger can give me this much DC Current being run by my generator. I like to be able to run a good 20AMPS DC CURRENT load off my battery bank from 6PM to around 11PM each evening when camping off the power grid... Then of course there is also a good 1-2 AMPS being drawn by parasitic drains 24/7... If we were just running a light or two and living off of candles and flashlights it wouldn't be much of a big deal haha.. Even with my bigger capacity battery bank I still don't have enough available power to run air conditioners, microwaves or long term runs just using the trailer furnace and 12VDC blower. We actually know not to expect all those lovely things to have when camping off the power grid anyway... lots to think about for me to make it all successful... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/23/15 11:01am Tech Issues
RE: "DW"

I was going to say the same thing about what the different four letter words that could go with the letter 'D'... I personally don't like to use any of the acronyms... We aren't really saving anything by using some sort of shorthand... Why not just type it out??? Roy Ken
RoyB 11/23/15 10:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Some additional info about Intellipower AC to DC converters

All I know is I have been using my PD9260C since 2009 for my 255AH Battery bank and they are still doing well. They are just now starting to fall abit on performance.. Although the DESULF mode only uses 14.4VDC verses what other smart mode converter/charger use this has been a blessing for me as I was forced into LED LIGHTS due to RFI issues with my HAM RADIO OPS that did not have built-in DC REGULATOR circuits that let them operate well within a 9-30VDC system. My cheap LED BOARDS are speced at 12-14VDC operating DC Voltage. So far none of these boards have popped any large numbers of three LEDs in a roll on the board. I have one board that has two sets of these three led's OFF now since 2009 install. My setup has a good external DV VOLTMETER setup and I have seen the system go into DESULF mode many times... I don't know first hand about your other statement as only going into BOOST mode after 30 hours or so. My PD9260C setup goes to BOOST mode when I first turn it on and if the batteries are fully charged already it then drops back to Normal mode in a few minutes. I have seen it go to BOOST mode on its own with my meter monitor but never really did any timing on it... I am usually in OFF-ROAD mode running off the batteries during the one day/night run and then using the PD9260C for three hours the next morning running from my 2KW generator setup to return my 50% discharged batteries back up to their 90% charge state.. Roy Ken
RoyB 11/23/15 08:27am Truck Campers
RE: USB charging port

Jim - That is just the start haha... Now the wife will want to watch the Home Entertainment items without AC... Then you will have to research for a white colored Power Inverter... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/15 07:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No house battery power

Sounds like you just ran out of batteries... You will have to learn what is needed for the different modes of using things... Not knowing what batteries you have or what all is running it is hard to say what has happened but it really sounds like you just started running your battery down as you went down the road. If you was using a POWER INVERTER running from your battery to make 120VAC while enroute will not last very long depending on how many batteries you have in the bank. Most basic things all run on 12VDC so they can run anything you need them getting their power from the battery source. The 120VAC items either need to be hooked to a shore power connection, AC generator, or Power Inverter that runs from your battery. If you were indeed only using a power inverter and only have a single battery you will not get a very long run time as the Power Inverters that are large enough to run 120VAC for many high wattage things will really need many batteries to make them work very long... I am thinking you may be using the term INVERTER for your CONVERTER/Charger unit. The CONVERTER/Charger unit has to be feed with shore power or an AC Generator to produce 12VDC to charge your battery... Th eonly way the battery may be charged while enroute is a trickle charge from your truck start battery system and if you have a bunch of 12VDC items on while enroute you can very easily run the battery down. You can only expect around 6AMPS or so of trickle charge coming from the truck start battery system. Hopefully you haven't hurt your battery yet by discharging it below 50% charge state which is only 12.0VDC and can get it re-charged again and then learn how your new trailer works power source wise. Just my thoughts with what information I can use from your short statement... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/15 06:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best route through Dallas

I was going to say turn right at Wichita falls and go north haha... I guess sooner or later you have to deal with the big cities... Dallas is probably alot like Atlanta as the lanes keep closing on you without much warning and you have to move over one... I hate those the worse... I always take my time and don't worry abit about the cars behind me honking horns... My setup is much bigger than theirs... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/15 09:38am Roads and Routes
RE: plug failures

Don - Everytime I have run into burned contacts like that it was because the pedestal side female plug was worn out... This is a worse case photo from google http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa371/gaspeddler/5e50fca7.jpg height=300 When you have low AC VOLTAGE then the Air Conditioners draw more current which may eventually burn your contacts... I like to stay within the limits like shown on this AC VOLT METER scale http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zP6-YjvdL._SL500_AA300_.jpg height=300 I won't use a campground pedestal if it looks like this google photo... These will just burn up your good 30AMP Plugs... http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k212/dkr9925/DSCF0860.jpg height=300 Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/15 09:31am Tech Issues
RE: plug failures

Don - Everytime I have run into burned contacts like that it was because the pedestal side female plug was worn out... This is a worse case photo from google http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa371/gaspeddler/5e50fca7.jpg height=300 When you have low AC VOLTAGE then the Air Conditioners draw more current which may eventually burn your contacts... I like to stay within the limits like shown on this AC VOLT METER 'GREEN' scale http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zP6-YjvdL._SL500_AA300_.jpg height=300 I won't use a campground pedestal if it looks like this google photo... http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k212/dkr9925/DSCF0860.jpg height=300 Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/15 09:29am Tech Issues
RE: battery compartment acid

fter cleaning up then I would investigate why your batteries are boiling out. Your 2001 Cardinal probably has the single source 13.6VDC charging setup. This is known to boil out your battery fluids over time. Replace that puppy with a smart mode setup like Progressive Dynamics or IOTA has. What they do is drop the 13.6VDC back to 13.2VDC when not be used much which limits any battery boiling out of fluids... I had to go back in your posts to find out what you RV unit was. I ruined one of my batteries early on in 2008 by boiling out the battery fluids over time but after changing over to a smart mode charger setup I have been doing great battery wise ever since... I still check the fluids out of habit but never find them low now. Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/15 06:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Duh - Problem with new Suburban furnace not Atwood

First thing I would check would be the FAN SWITCH SAIL VANE... Maybe some of that CAT and DOG hair might have go into it haha... This switch keeps the furnace from lighting in the event the FAN has failed. Squirt some WD40 on the contacts. The only one I worked on looked like this... Had debris around the button and wouldn't push it in all the way... http://www.rverscorner.com/images/sail.jpg height=200 Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/15 06:28am Tech Issues
RE: 6 pin connector wiring

Also confer with ETRAILER.com They are everything trailer with components, parts, and drawings. Also alot of how to videos... Once you come up with the various part numbers then search AMAZON before you purchase - may be cheaper and faster to get the same items... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/21/15 05:13pm Tow Vehicles

MIKE - I have a string of the 120VAC ROPE LIGHTS (LOWES) around the inside of my patio awning. This is neat to turn those on/off using the remote... My lighted sign post is also on this same circuit... The ones I have are rated at 15Amps We camp alot OFF-ROAD and when you hear a noise it is great to light up the place haha. I use these on a PSW INVERTER when OFF-ROAD... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/21/15 03:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5th Wheel Power Problems New Converter

This is a typical wiring setup for RV50A and RV30A service... also a couple of AC VOLTAGE measurement diagrams to test the 50A and 30A circuit using a multimeter... http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb122/EdConley/Plugs/rv-service1.jpg height=400 50A 120V/240V AC Measurements at the pedestal http://rvtravel.com/uploads/1/50_Amp_240V_metered.JPG height=300 30A 120VAC Measurements at the pedestal http://www.howtosound.com/NSZ/20-30_Amp_120V%20metered.JPG height=300 Roy Ken
RoyB 11/21/15 02:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: So...question for you all.

You probably should check with the COUNTY folks to see what is needed to use your RV on your property - Some countys do not allow this... May be permits required too etc... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/21/15 01:59pm Beginning RVing
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