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RE: PD9260 Convertor Never Goes To 14.4V

It read 13.6, briefly 13.7, then 13.6 That is done. No boost that cycle. Voltage will only rise in boost mode.
smkettner 10/23/14 11:10pm Tech Issues
RE: PD9260 Convertor Never Goes To 14.4V

No it starts at 14.4 voltage setting but the battery wants so much current that the voltage sags to 13.6 or even below. As the current tapers off the measured voltage rises to 14.4 This is why it takes some time to rise. Not going to see an instant 14.4 unless the battery is charged and you force it with the pendent. Perfectly normal for all battery chargers. The sagging voltage is how the charger protects itself from over current damage. Then in time it will drop back to 13.6 and 13.2
smkettner 10/23/14 10:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Don't you LOVE electrical problems...

Sounds like a battery fuse or self resetting circuit breaker is shot. Voltmeter will find it.
smkettner 10/23/14 10:20pm Truck Campers
RE: PD9260 Convertor Never Goes To 14.4V

You may need to let the battery drift down to 12.0 to confirm it is just not working. Yes when the battery is super low it may take some time to get to 14.4 volts. Although you should see the battery voltage steadily rise over maybe 30 to 60 minutes if it has shifted to boost mode. Sure it is 9260? A 9160 needs a pendent. Otherwise I would be looking at replacement.
smkettner 10/23/14 10:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Do you let your TV warm up before towing?

Drive off moderately until the temp comes up. Never experienced loss of power due to cold. Can't imagine an immediate 6% grade even at zero temps would be an issue. 5.4L gas.
smkettner 10/23/14 10:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: PD9260 Convertor Never Goes To 14.4V

Is this 9260 OEM installed or upgrade? If upgrade maybe the wire to the battery needs upgrade also.
smkettner 10/23/14 10:04pm Tech Issues
RE: PD9260 Convertor Never Goes To 14.4V

Never? goes to 14.4 volts. I assumed you waited an hour....
smkettner 10/23/14 09:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Time to charge a bank of 8 6v batteries using a generator

This is all hypothetical but lets say that I have a bank of 8 6v Costco golf cart T105 batteries, hooked up to produce 12v output. With the right converter, how long would it take to charge this setup using the right generator? And what would these 'right' converters and generators be? Best shot is two 90 amp IOTAs with a parallel IQ controller. Take about 3 to 5 hours to get a good charge in from low. Maybe 10 hours to 100%. Probably 4000 watt generator minimum.
smkettner 10/23/14 09:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Off Grid TT, newbie needs help. Electrical issues!!

my pd 9260 is on the way. I have 4 agm batteries 12v at 35 ah. I've been looking at the Honda eu1000 and 2000. Would the 1000 be able to charge my batteries?No, get the 2000.
smkettner 10/23/14 08:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Don't you LOVE electrical problems...

They still read 12.7 (on the controller) and didn't want to move the slide. 12.7 volts will easily move the slide. Does battery voltage drop when you try to move the slide? Measure direct on the battery terminals. Otherwise voltage is not getting to the slide motor.
smkettner 10/23/14 07:59pm Truck Campers
RE: tire codes, how to read??

Remove the tires for inspection. Verify the tire is very round, uniform shape, no cracks in the tread or sidewall. If they look good I would run them another year in mild conditions. Vegas summer heat.... good time to put those radials on. I would go with the 65psi LRD.
smkettner 10/23/14 07:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical problems with 110V

Get the 4645 to start.
smkettner 10/23/14 07:50pm Tech Issues
RE: PD9260 Convertor Never Goes To 14.4V

Was the battery really at 12.3 just as you plugged in? If you drove a bit home there may have been enough surface charge to prevent boost. Otherwise load it down to 12.0 and try again. Do you have a pendent? What happens when you push the button?
smkettner 10/23/14 07:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Suspension Problem

Picture is worth a thousand words.
smkettner 10/23/14 07:45pm Tech Issues
RE: inverters

I have and recommend GoPower 300w sine wave. 150w is probably enough.
smkettner 10/23/14 04:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Best tire replacement of GY st 225 75R 15

I would trust the newest Goodyear without hesitation. Four+ years ago seemed like a lot of bad posts but not so much anymore that production has been switched to a newly built China facility with on site GY employees to QC the materials and build process. Run the OEM Goodyear at least three years IMHO.
smkettner 10/23/14 04:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Freezing propane tanks

If butane is suspected a good propane dealer up north can easily purge the tank. I do prefer the word 'Propane' to be displayed vs. 'LP Gas' etc.
smkettner 10/23/14 04:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical problems with 110V

Yes replace the converter regardless of the 120v power distribution issues. To find the short.... turn off all breakers, starting with the main turn them on one at a time to discover what branch circuit has the issue. I recommend the Progressive Dynamics 4645 to replace the 6345. http://www.bestconverter.com/4600-series-Upgrade-Kits_c_133.html
smkettner 10/23/14 02:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Freezing propane tanks

Frost on the exterior does not indicate the propane is frozen. Needs to be about -40 just to get propane to a liquid state. You will never see solid frozen propane. Although in cold temps the propane may boil so slow it will not provide enough volume to run what you ask, especially a generator working hard. Keep the tanks full and consider an electric heat pad if you will encounter these conditions on a regular basis.
smkettner 10/23/14 02:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Spring Shackles

Not much here because it is generally covered in Travel Trailers and Fifth Wheel forums. The shackle wears when the bolt starts to rotate in the shackle. There are splines on the bolt to prevent rotation. Bushings wear out exasperating the issue. I recommend the Dexter wet bolt kit or the Lippert No-wear bushings. Dexter is very heavy duty.
smkettner 10/23/14 02:06pm Tech Issues
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