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RE: how long does the fridge stay cool?

You left out one important piece of date. How much stuff was in the fridge? If it is jammed full and everything is cooled down it will stay cold longer than if it is only half full. The more cold thermal mass pecked inside, the longer it will retain the cold.
CJW8 05/19/16 09:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Converter problem?

RV's don't "switch" to batteries. Batteries are on all the time unless disconnected either physically, or by disconnect switch or blown fuses.
CJW8 05/17/16 10:29am Tech Issues
RE: Updating an RV for solar, 4-stage charging, isolated 12V??

I charge my batteries with factory installed WFCO converter (Junk), Xantrex TrueCharge 40 (excellent), Solar and alternator simultaneously, or one at a time, no matter, they all sense battery voltage and do what they do accordingly.
CJW8 05/11/16 07:55am Tech Issues
RE: Ryobi 2200 watt inverter generator.

Every time I have called Champion for service I quickly got a very helpful english as a first language human that took care of my issue very promptly. Both times it has been carburetor problems because of the **** corn gas our government forces on us. The first time they sent me a free replacement. The second time I had to buy it but it was not expensive.
CJW8 05/11/16 07:42am Tech Issues
RE: generac generators

They have a smaller engine than a Honda, thus less rotating mass, thus less HP, thus less surge capacity. Read the thread mentioned above before you decide.
CJW8 05/11/16 07:31am Tech Issues
RE: stabil gas treatment vs seafoam for storage

I just drained 17 gallons out of my boat that has set since 2012. It was heavly treated with sta-bil. It still smelled like gas. I cant say for certain but since it was 2012 gas, it probably was ethenol free. E10 after setting for 3 months smells like something the cat drug onto the porch. Only 2 places near me to get real gas. One is 110 octane race fuel and the other is auto gas about 45 miles away.
CJW8 05/05/16 09:19am Tech Issues
RE: Onan install... 5.5 or 6.5

MrWizard, Thanks, I knew about 3600 and 1800 generator speeds so I went and checked my manual. It is a 5.5K, not 7K and it operates at 3600RPM generator speed and 2400RPM engine speed. The 7K unit operates at 3600RPM generator speed and 2880RPM engine speed. I believe the slower engine is a huge contributing factor to reduced overall noise. To the OP, my 5.5 K Onan runs two air conditioners just fine. One is 15K the other is 13.5.
CJW8 05/01/16 11:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator or Inverter?

I've been in power generation my entire career and no generator I know produces a square wave. The physics of how power is produced just won't allow that to happen. There are many things that can affect harmonic distortion as the article states. One thing not mentioned in the article is other loads on the line affecting harmonics. If your power needs are that particular then I'd stick with an inverter generator. I know some ambulances run PSW Xanatrex inverters because they produce very clean power for their sensative medical electronics The two descriptions above of how inverter generators work are both incorrect. They have an altenator (producing alternating current) at a high voltage that is converted to DC and is then inverted back to AC. Typically they use quality inverters that clean up the power very nicely. Good luck finding one bigger than 3.5KW.
CJW8 05/01/16 11:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan install... 5.5 or 6.5

My 7 K onan runs at 2400 rpm and is very quiet. If either of the 2 you are considering run at something less than 3600 RPM, I'd give that one serious consideration.
CJW8 05/01/16 10:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Prosine 2.0 fan operation

I have a Xantrex TrueCharge charger which is probably close to the charger in the Prosine 2. My fan runs constantly even at 1-2 amps. Mine is located in a pass through and I can't hear but it would be annoying if I could.
CJW8 04/30/16 11:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Mexico Wanderer Thread

Just tell us what you need. I bet we could take up a collection and get you a portable defibrillator. Only 1100-1600 greenbacks. I wouldn't be able to come and get you but I could help with gas money. You can't put this off.
CJW8 04/19/16 07:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Hee Hee Who Was It........?

I'd give my wifes left arm to be able to install a Residential box in my RV. So far the only thing I could fit in there is a Haier 10 CF unit. It won't hold near as much as my 12 CF Nevercold quad door, which has already lost a board in constant use since August.
CJW8 04/19/16 06:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Microwave / Generator issues.......

Inverter generators: The engine is connected to an efficient alternator whose output is converted to DC by a rectifier and smoothed somewhat by capacitors. This raw DC power is then inverted into smooth AC power of the proper frequency and voltage for the output (for example 110-120VAC 60HZ or 220-240VAC 50 or 60 HZ). Regulation is very good and the system will use less fuel if the load is small or variable since the control system will allow the engine to idle down when the load is small or throttle up when the load is large.
CJW8 04/16/16 03:41pm Tech Issues
RE: refridge bit the dust.....

I used that same one when my Nevercold quit. I didn't install it, I just put it in my TH garage. A few months after my Nevercold was repaired I saw a pickup entering the RV park with a new Haier in the back. I follow them and they had already removed RV refer. I sold them my slightly used Haier for $200 and they returned their new one to Lowes and got their $388 back. It kept the beer cold and the ice cream frozen.
CJW8 04/05/16 09:34pm Tech Issues
RE: CUMMINS ONAN 5500 strange problem.

2014 TH and you are running the Gen for the first time and when you really needed it? Most folks bring home a new RV and make sure everything works. THEN it should be exercised regularly. I run mine monthly. Start with no or light load- Let it come up to temperature (5 min or so)- Apply moderate to heavy load for a few minutes- Remove load and let it run unloaded for about 5 min. Shutdown. Do this and it's more likely to run when you need it. Or don't and discover it doesn't work right when you need it most. Had you done this when it was new, it's likely the dealer would have found the problem and fixed it under warranty. Now you'll likely have to pay to get it fixed.
CJW8 04/04/16 07:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar Questions, yes more solar questions

Hi CJW8, Which MPPT controller will you use? I hope it has a temperature sensor. Here is one possibility Temp sensor is $10 extra. With this he has room to grow, and he can series them up for smaller wire.
CJW8 04/04/16 05:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar Questions, yes more solar questions

Well, I am going to go against the grain here and recommend MPPT Because: 1. Will only add 100 to 150 dollars to the system. 2. Typically has more features. 3. Allows for 24 volt nominal verses 12 volt nominal panels. Typically 24 volt panels are less expensive. 4. Gives more charge, granted it isn't much more. I'd also run larger than #10 wire from panels to controller.
CJW8 04/04/16 12:11am Tech Issues
RE: 20 lbs ice cubes 24 hours $75 Delivered? G'wan!

Eh? Produces up to 26 lbs. of ice in 24 hours. I've got a similar product. It produces a lot of ice pretty quickly, but has limited storage. Same here I read the ad,,, it only stores 2.2 pounds so if you want 20 pounds in 24 hours you have to empty it every 2 hours. I like mine, it makes JUST enough Ice.. What I do not like is the fact that I dropped and broke my Brita water filter... So I brought home a used PUR.. Turns out the Brita cartridges fit (Who'd a thunk it) So I can use up my Britas and then buy what's made for it, Does not fit the fridge as well though, Brita is about 1/2 inch shorter. Using water out of the fridge like you do (I do too) makes a load of ice a couple of minutes faster.
CJW8 04/02/16 10:30am Tech Issues
RE: GPS Why not a smart phone?

I am traveling all over SE New Mexico oilfield roads some of which are so new, they are not on any map. I have google earth pro, and some of the roads may show up visually but are not in the google database. Some of thee roads have no data coverage so I end up using both phone and Garmin. When I get to a location, it is easy to save in the Garmin for future reference. AND the Garmin leaves bread crumbs and that route is there until I delete it. This is huge for me when I am on a road that is not on the map. The company gave me an Iphone. Imaps is the worst nav software ever and is not used by me. Not intuitive at all. The Garmin gives me speed limits which is handy since the company monitors my speed. For general use I still sometimes use both and often get different results for routes and ETA. The phone seems to be more accurate on ETA. The in-dash GPS in my personal truck and Garmin in work truck often lead me to businesses that are out of business or have moved. The phone does that less often. Even though I've been on a route a hundred times, I still program it into something because I like to know the ETA.
CJW8 04/02/16 09:54am Tech Issues
RE: ARP Refrigerator Protection

Can the system be installed without pulling the refer out?
CJW8 03/26/16 09:40am Tech Issues
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