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RE: Dual Honda 2200's

2oldman, the OP is talking about 2200’s so there’s a full 30A availableWell, 28.8 maybe. It's probably not a great idea to try to push them that far. Those two 2200's would be screaming loud at full power.
2oldman 04/25/18 09:33am Tech Issues
RE: Battle Born LiFePo Batteries

Yes, BMS is a point well-taken, as long as it won't let a user draw them down too far.
2oldman 04/25/18 09:19am Truck Campers
RE: Dual Honda 2200's

if I don't get the companion how will I get 30 amps out of one of the 20amp plugs on the regular model? If I just buy (or make) the cables to connect the 2, that still doesn't give me a plug capable of producing 30amps You won't get 30a from two generators. Each 2000 (if you go back to that one) is capable of max 13.2 each, giving a total in parallel of about 26. The 2200's are capable of a bit more, but they will be screaming loud at full power. This is my setup. Yes, I connect 3 and CAN get over 30a. Afaik you can't buy that in a parallel kit. You can put any socket you want in there. Parallel kits are nothing more than wires. https://photos.imageevent.com/2oldman/rvnetlinks/parallel.jpg height=280 And I've heard all the arguments before about 'suicide' plugs and how some kid is going to wander by and kick them out. First, you plug in the the regular sockets BEFORE starting them up (as your manual says), and, those regular plugs are very difficult to 'kick out'. Besides, you should be attentive enough to not let anyone mess around with running generators. That said, feel free to buy that parallel kit if you feel better about it. What I made above costs about $35.
2oldman 04/25/18 08:34am Tech Issues
RE: Battle Born LiFePo Batteries

There is a lot of truth in this. Many rv batteries are treated poorly as charging is not adequate and SOC is determined by the factory 1/3 2/3 3/3 gauges.So does that mean someone who bought an Li battery after abusing an acid would suddenly be diligent enough to never let them drop below 20%? If that's what's meant, I find that strange logic.
2oldman 04/25/18 08:18am Truck Campers
RE: 1999 HR 30amp With 2 ACs

Can I just plug it into the coach outlet as long as it is on the opposite breaker as the other ac?That's what I'd try. But I'd be checking for heat at the socket.
2oldman 04/25/18 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1999 HR 30amp With 2 ACs

Got an outdoor outlet?
2oldman 04/25/18 07:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery toast?

Did you check the water?
2oldman 04/25/18 07:41am Tech Issues
RE: Battle Born LiFePo Batteries

So as long as conventional batteries are going to be abused, the Li's make sense.Interesting conclusion.
2oldman 04/25/18 07:20am Truck Campers
RE: Reviewing Solar and batteries for retirement

Our new to us TT is beginning its 4th season ou!Does that mean you bought it used 4 years ago?
2oldman 04/25/18 07:17am Tech Issues
RE: Dual Honda 2200's

Once they are connected, do I just use the 50amp to 30amp adapter that came with my camper, along with a 30amp to 20amp adapter?I don't know why you'd be using a 30 to 20. You can make your own parallel 'kit', save a couple hundred, use any socket you want on any Honda you want.
2oldman 04/25/18 06:53am Tech Issues
RE: frig burner cleaning ..

Did you look?
2oldman 04/25/18 06:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coachman Cadet 19 1/2' 1976, 77 or 78

Yikes
2oldman 04/25/18 06:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Battle Born LiFePo Batteries

So as long as the conventional batteries are probably going to be abused, the Li's make sense.Huh?
2oldman 04/24/18 07:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Surge protection for my rv

I went 15 years without one, so I decided not to push my luck.
2oldman 04/24/18 05:03pm Tech Issues
RE: How do I know a tire's low/flat on dual wheel axle?

Thanks. I didn't realize how simple the tire pressure monitoring systems are to install (I was imagining something inside each tire). I notice they can be had with five sensors - which would be nice,I think you'll need 6 for dual rears.
2oldman 04/24/18 05:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battle Born LiFePo Batteries

I think it's a waste of money to go with Li batteries.Over the long term, maybe not, but if your wallet isn't too fat, I can see why you'd say that. It's nice to be able to run them down to 20% soc and not worry about damage. Or water. Or corrosion.
2oldman 04/24/18 04:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Surge protection for my rv

I had a lightning strike about 8 feet away. I doubt a surge protector would have helped for that incident.No. It's wise to unplug during t-storms.
2oldman 04/24/18 02:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Surge protection for my rv

But the microwave, which normally pops a microwavable bag of popcorn in 1 minute 55 seconds too 5 minutes to pop.Wonder how hot the plug got...
2oldman 04/24/18 02:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Battle Born LiFePo Batteries

I'm wondering if it is possible to eliminate the generator entirely and charge straight from truck?If the wire is big enough and you don't have to run 5000rpm. I run a 100ah 48v Li steel-case battery. It's wonderful. This poster has them.
2oldman 04/24/18 01:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Reviewing Solar and batteries for retirement

OP wrote this: Hair dryer: 1600 Wts 20 min 53 amps @ 12v? Coffee maker 870 Wts 20 min 29 amps @ 12v? I don't get both the "20 min" or the amp figures.. but I do get the "?" But he hasn't been back.
2oldman 04/24/18 01:38pm Tech Issues
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