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RE: bayite DC 5-120V 100A DC Current Meter with Transformer

I'm hoping the mode change is on the back... I will have three meters with their face glued to the back of a specialty three gang light switch cover. I will only have access to the back on the meter boards... Sounding better all the time... This is going to get me started on my two other high DC current projects. One in the house and another one for adding more batteries in the truck bed... All of this will eventually be my rolling UPS unit on wheels hehe... After I get all this figured out then I start thinking about adding solar panels Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/16 08:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Cable, Air, switch

I'm getting too old for all of the newer trailer setups... Thanks for the manual that I will add to my digest folder... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/16 06:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Ham radio monitoring.

There is alot of Ham repeaters on the BROADCASTIFY.com site. They are mostly associated with the Rescue Squads and WX things... I listen to about 10 tabs on my computer all the time... The local police have all gone to digital radios and you can't hear them talk anymore... It just goes BRRRR when they talk on my old scanners. they all but worthless now... I imagine all of the FED chaneels are doing the same thing... BROADCASTIFY is really neat for me however as i have four or five groups I like to listen too all the time... Works anywhere being on the internet... Haven't locate much for the Tn area but I bet there are a few on it... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/16 06:00pm Tech Issues
RE: bayite DC 5-120V 100A DC Current Meter with Transformer

Hope you guys leave a couple for me... I will order tomorrow... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/16 05:49pm Tech Issues
RE: bayite DC 5-120V 100A DC Current Meter with Transformer

landyacht318 - Any thoughts on gluing a flat piece of plastic on the sampler xfmr so I can mount to a wall or tongue frame. Also this will be outside... Guess I need to place it in a electrical box perhaps... My cables are 4AWG I solved the cable length problem on my other transformer by having a electrical junction box within 12-inches of the xfmr on one end and maybe two-feet from where my meter panel is on the other end. Then I ran multi-cable between the two junction boxes terminated to a small terminal strip. That worked out great once you get past cutting the short ribbon cable in two sections haha... Will probably do same for this one... I had to add an small ON-OFF toggle switch for the power lead feeding the meter panel. Mine was so bright it lit up my whole inside of the trailer haha... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/16 05:18pm Tech Issues
RE: bayite DC 5-120V 100A DC Current Meter with Transformer

landyacht318 - Thanks for the info.... I think I am going to be about 2-feet short. I will probably just add some wire in the middle of that 6.5 foot ribbon cable. All of my cables back to my monitor go thru PVC flex line so won't bother anything adding more cable to it... (Solder and heat shrink tubing) Where are the controls for the different modes - I think I see push button panels on top... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/16 05:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Ham radio monitoring.

Camping at ELKMONT in Smoky Mtn Natl Park is great with handheld... Local Gatlinburg Repeater located at Cave Cove on 146.850... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/16 04:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacing Converter

However..... Don't let Randy talk you into a WFCO product...
RoyB 05/25/16 02:01pm Beginning RVing
RE: "Oh Show Me The Way"

Sears sells the craftsman 82369 model that has both AC/DC 400AMPs Looks very similar to what you are showing here... http://c.shld.net/rpx/i/s/i/spin/image/spin_prod_1113787012??hei=64&wid=64&qlt=50 height=500 I have had mine since 2008... Think they run around $60 on AMAZON... Comes with a nice carry case... I may have to buy another one as I haven't seen mine for a while now... I'm am having fears I was using mine at a camp site and may have left it laying on a tree stump somewhere... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/16 01:56pm Tech Issues
RE: bayite DC 5-120V 100A DC Current Meter with Transformer

"Three or four otter keep me happy" Mex gave me chuckle here. One of my favorite camp grounds along the Blue Ridge parkway here is named OTTER CREEK. There is also a place nearby called OTTER PEAKS and a real creek named OTTER CREEK. SO one would assume there was OTTERS here at one time. Every time we camped there I was always looking out for OTTERs haha.. I finally researched the area and found this "With a nod to the name of the area, no river otters are known to have inhabited this area" Turn out it was apparently named after some local homeland of a couple of guys coming to this area from Ireland... I have seen otters playing at the Wichita Mtn Wildlife Refuge in OKLAKHOMA however haha... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/16 12:52pm Tech Issues
RE: bayite DC 5-120V 100A DC Current Meter with Transformer

In my case I will be looking at 25AMPS DC current drain with my 12VDC loads and also will want to see how much DC Current the battery bank is demanding when I am in CHARGE MODE. Hopefully I don't have to change any wiring for this... My OLDER XFRM Sensor does this quite easy using a MINUS symbol on the display. Hoping this one does something similar... My homemade DC meter panel already has two each 12VDC meters to measure the static DC Voltage on each of my two banks... I have BLUE SEA Battery switches that allows me to use one bank - both banks - OFF http://i.imgur.com/ZREKV.jpg height=300 This tells me both battery banks are now showing 12.03VDC and my 12V loads are drawing a total of 18 DC AMPS... Its time for me to shut down and go into BOOST charge mode soon using my generator running my PD9260C to get my batteries back up to their 90% charge state in a three hour generator run time when I am camping off the grid. The reason i need more of theses is I need to do some additional DC current monitoring for some other items and of course like to play with them too hehe... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/16 11:28am Tech Issues
bayite DC 5-120V 100A DC Current Meter with Transformer

Was looking on AMAZON getting an oder together for my upcoming mods to my BATTERY SETUP and found this available... bayite DC 5-120V 100A Mini Digital Current Voltage Meter with Hall Effect Sensor Transformer... Listed for $16.98 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DpmR6jGlL._SL1200_.jpg height=300 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61cSc8p0wZL._SL1024_.jpg height=300 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61SB6sgRh-L._SL1024_.jpg height=300 Might be worth looking into for us high Current DC MONITORING guys... No high current SHUNTS to deal with... Meter size is 2.9 x 2.7 x 2.6 inches The XMFR SAMPLE LOOP HOLE is 3/4-inch... Includes a 6.5 foot meter cable with it as well DC CURRENT 100ADC METER with XFMR My only other requirement is to be able to measure DC current in both directions without changing wiring.. All it says in this regard is it Measures positive or negative current. No current direction limitation. It also says it has three modes.. Three display modes: 1- alternately display Amps and Voltage 2- only display Amps 3- only display Voltage I am definitely going to order a couple of these. Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/16 11:10am Tech Issues
RE: heart breaking

OLD GUY... I hear you man... I am 75 here and still doing things to my OFF-ROAD POPUP... This is what SON-IN-LAWS are for you know... Then two of my kids got rid of their hubbies... One will still help but the other says he will but hasn't shown up yet haha... This is the one that has got every car/truck we gor rid of when getting something newer too haha... This is also the one that does large building contracts and the such for a living too... I do ok until I have to get on the roof of the house or RV and my ham Radio farm... I'm wanting to make my OFF-RoAD camper into a rolling POWER STATION on wheels. Already doing this when power goes off here at the house but wanted to make more plug and play so to speak hehe... Got open delivery order to all my friends arround here already especially the ones that owns golf carts... When one of thier deep cycle goes bad they replace all of the others with new one. I could live forever out that throw away pile haha... Going to make a run to Westmoreland State Park soon where they have beautiful no hook-ups camping spots... This is my test facility for things with it being only some 30 miles away from here... Then I go up on the West VA/Virginia wooded state line and stay a couple of weeks doing the same thing. Thats some 200 miles from here The only part of getting old I am finding out is I don't feel as safe anymore when camping by myself... I probably look like a real easy target to the thugs out there... Wish I had a big bad boy dog to take with me... Used to I never saw anyone in the woods but its not that way anymore around here... Guess i could test it out and throw a rock into the woods and if no ones throws one back out at me then I am safe haha... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/16 09:58am RV Lifestyle
RE: RV CONNECTION

This is a pretty good look at it... http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb122/EdConley/Plugs/rv-service1.jpg height=400 And if you measure this with your multimeter then you are pretty good to go for RV hookups.. 50AMP RV SERVICE http://rvtravel.com/uploads/1/50_Amp_240V_metered.JPG height=300 30A/20A/15A RV SERVICE http://noshockzone.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/20-30_Amp_120V-metered.jpg height=300 The 20A/15A SERVICEis wired the same as the 30A except with proper rated circuit breakers Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/16 08:55am Tech Issues
RE: RV CONNECTION

OOPS double entry
RoyB 05/25/16 08:54am Tech Issues
RE: Cable, Air, switch

You didn't mention the year of your RV unit... I am not familiar with an antenna panel that has a toggle selector switch... My 2008 setup has one of these WINEGARD ANTENNA WALL PANELs... http://img0124.popscreencdn.com/182530100_winegard-rv-7012-wall-plate-power-supply-12vdc-8-amp-max.jpg height=300 Both Cable and OTA antennas are hooked up and to switch from one to the other you press the small push button switch. When the LED light is ON then the OTA antenna is selected and the CABLE TV connection is muted. The LED light ON also tells you that 12VDC is being sent up to your OTA ANTENNA PRE-AMPLIFIER (BOOST AMPLIFIER) that is located in the base of the OTA antenna This panel does not have a toggle switch like yours have... This is how my setup is layed out... http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f315/Tim65GT/Travel%20Trailer/CableDiagram.jpg height=300 this is how the back of my ANTENNA WALL PANEL is wired... http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=42906&d=1385084073 height=300 The SET 2 in this pictorial is the BEDROOM TV hookup... I know this doesn't show your setup but maybe this will help you troubleshoot what you have knowing what the process might look like... "It's frustrating not to get simple radio" This OTA Antenna panel has nothing to do with your AM/FM RADIO reception. You should have a separate spring loaded WHIP TYPE antenna on your roof for the AM/FM radio setup you have... My OTA TV Antenna looks like this when cranked up... http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b298/professor95/wingmanon.jpg height=300 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31kXcVEizcL.jpg height=200 My AM/FM Radio antenna looks like this one... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/16 06:08am Tech Issues
RE: Anything new in Hilton head?

I went there a few years back and it certainly was not my cup of tea... No where to get close access to the beach. Everything seemed way overpriced... Even had trouble finding the WALMART hidden back off the road with no signs... Parked my truck a few blocks away from the beach front - walked around a little bit. Had lunch - visited the Walmart (hehe) then headed back to Charleston/Sullivan's Island/Isle of Palms... Felt like it was too richie for us... Might have been a bit better if we had reseached it first... Just my take on it... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/16 04:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Arctic Fox exterior speakers

My trailer has the regular JENSEN Car radio installed and I use the fader lever Inside and Outside speakers. Put the fader lever in the middle and all speakers work just like in your car... Lately however my daughter got me interested in the BLUE TOOTH stand alone speakers... I picked up one from WALMART... These are really great... The BLUE TOOTH transmitter plugs into any headphone jack and I get a really big range outside my trailer... Excellent sound qualify... $50-$60 from WALMART... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/24/16 08:30pm Technology Corner
RE: RV 7 pole plug won't fit. Help please

I just went outside and looked at my two 7-way connectors on the trailer side and they both are smoothed and round with just the one raised area like this photo... http://www.etrailer.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/pics/H/2/H20046_1000.jpg height=300 I also have one of these 7-way testers which is the same way smooth and round... http://www.etrailer.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/pics/T/R/TR20117_500.jpg height=300 My only 7-way connector on my one truck does have some small raised ribs at three locations around the inside of the round connector. These are there to keep the 7-way plug from the trailer centered I think... Mine looks similar to this google image showing the three groups of raised ribs on the inside... http://image.trucktrend.com/f/41687469+re0+ar0+st0/+1206rv-07%2Bstop-curt-manufacturings-triflex-trailer-brake-controller%2Bseven-way-trailer-light-plug.jpg height=300 Everything here fits inside my truck connector just fine with little effort... I do see in your photo scraping marks on the inside of your truck side connector on your three groups of raised ribs... http://i.imgur.com/OzPZXdHl.jpg height=300 My truck is a FORD product and has the 7-way and 4-pin combo trailer connector setup... Assuming now this is what you referring too... Don't know what to tell you.... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/24/16 07:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV 7 pole plug won't fit. Help please

I just noticed WALMART had those today when shopping back in the RV Camper section... The RV uses the BLADE TYPE connectors not the ROUND PINS... Looks similar to this... http://image.trucktrend.com/f/41687469+re0+ar0+st0/+1206rv-07%2Bstop-curt-manufacturings-triflex-trailer-brake-controller%2Bseven-way-trailer-light-plug.jpg height=300 The connector on the trailer side looks like this. You can see the extended grove that is the guide for the connector to slip into the truck side... http://www.etrailer.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/pics/A/7/A7WCB_1000.jpg height=300 Photos from google images After it is all inserted the lid then locks down on top of the trailer connector to keep it is place... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/24/16 06:05pm Travel Trailers
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