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RE: An Opportunity To Make a Truly Quiet Generator, someday.

Tape is great unless you have a rubber roof.
JiminDenver 09/24/16 11:43am Tech Issues
RE: An Opportunity To Make a Truly Quiet Generator, someday.

Fuel cells are 23 Db, solar is silent. The future is now. :)
JiminDenver 09/21/16 06:48am Tech Issues
RE: Solar Panel Specs for MPPT-- Issues

How do you find the Tracer? Is it one of the newer models?
JiminDenver 09/15/16 01:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Roku/Cell Phone Hotspt --- Alternative to Dish??

There are cell options that are unlimited but they are expensive and I don't think you can turn most of them on or off. With a good AT&T signal you can get a unlimited Cricket phone for $65 a month on auto pay. No contract but it cost $25 each time you turn it on. No hotspot but you can mirror cast it to a TV or stick. T-Mobile has Binge on video, I pay $15 a month for a hotspot with 5 gigs of data and free binge on and music streaming. I stream lots of you tube, Netflix and Crackle for that $15 a month. Now the thing is I don't plan on getting a signal good enough to stream where we camp, I hope for email and forums using a dish tailgater for the TV. It's truly unlimited, always HD, no buffering and always gets a signal. At the end of the season I simply ignore the bills and they shut it off.
JiminDenver 09/14/16 08:10am Technology Corner
RE: I need a portable inverter. 1000 - 1250 Watts

I've been very happy with the Tripp-lite PV1250. Clean enough for the TV, chargers, etc. Heavy duty enough that starting the window A/C is so smooth that I have to check the kill a watt to make sure the compressor is running.
JiminDenver 09/12/16 10:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Morningstar ethernet meterbus converter

Even having the TS-MPPT-60 and the expensive cable I wasn't able to get the ethernet to work right. The serial to USB converter connected instantly to the computer for programming and logs. I also have the remote panel for easy viewing of the basics. It would have been slick to hook the controller up to one of my hotspots and have it all be wireless. I saw in one video how they used a smart phone to replace the remote panel. That would mean I could check on the trailer from home. Maybe I should get that working.
JiminDenver 09/10/16 10:59am Tech Issues
RE: It's Aliiiiiiive! Jim In Denver's Megawatt

I only had to ship the mega twice. lol
JiminDenver 09/09/16 09:44am Tech Issues
RE: It's Aliiiiiiive! Jim In Denver's Megawatt

well geeze, that's almost respectable. Good job!
JiminDenver 09/09/16 12:30am Tech Issues
RE: Dish Tailgater

My Tailgater looses the satellites and guide if the power is turned off but it never takes long to find them.
JiminDenver 09/05/16 05:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Inverter/small refrigerator

You can get a better compressor in a mini fridge but it cost you a extra $100 to save 0.14a at 120Vac over the next best. Most are rated to use almost as much as a 9 or 10 ft apartment fridge because they use the same cheap compressor in everything from a cube fridge on up.
JiminDenver 09/05/16 07:42am Tech Issues
RE: Inverter/small refrigerator

Just remember that the 0.8 amp draw become 8 amps at 12v
JiminDenver 09/04/16 09:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Selecting a high wattage psw inverter

I sure like my Tripp-lite inverter. It may not be a PSW but I can't tell it with anything I use it with like my old MSW inverter. No problems starting the little A/C or a microwave pulling 1375w.
JiminDenver 09/03/16 12:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Hardwiring the modum to the Computer?

Your card may be down or you may just be missing the driver.
JiminDenver 09/02/16 08:41am Technology Corner
RE: WARNING large inverter chargers

Don Was it outside its temperature specs?
JiminDenver 09/01/16 09:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator To Power 25 Footer

We used a Champion 3500/4000 to run the A/C at 10,000 ft where we boondock by ourselves. Not bad inside the trailer with the air and TV going but obnoxious anywhere near outside. I can't think of a campground with lots big enough that I'd use it outside of a emergency. As for the quality, always starts first pull and runs, and runs, and runs.
JiminDenver 09/01/16 07:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: WARNING large inverter chargers

So glad you are safe Don, a few grand is still cheaper than a RV.
JiminDenver 09/01/16 03:13pm Tech Issues
RE: transporting a dish tailgater

I have seen ladder and widow mounts but I don't know that they are intended for transport. We keep ours on the dinette bench while traveling.
JiminDenver 09/01/16 03:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Powered solar panel tilt?

I have only seen them on craigslist once but the do make larger panels. A 435w panel is the same size as a 310w panel and would be a lot easier than mounting a few panels.
JiminDenver 08/30/16 07:03am Tech Issues
RE: Absorbed Glass Mat Battery Management Nuggets

Some cars come with AGM's...yeesh I think one big difference between the Lifelines and the Telco batteries is the Lifelines are made to act on their own. The Telco batteries like CG batteries are intended to be use in series with others spreading the load and reducing the charge/discharge rate.
JiminDenver 08/29/16 09:22pm Tech Issues
RE: How Big a Gen to Run a Converter? Some Info.

I have a Champ 3500/4000, do you have 4x4 low? You gonna need it if you are going to hear our generator. I would also have to take it with me, maybe on a extended trip. Anyways...I figure it will push a Power Max 120a at 10,000 ft. I know the parallax 7300 55a converter put enough of a load on the generator that I couldn't run the air at the same time. I could run both after a hour or so but even then it's pushing the Champ too far, it sounds sick right on the verge of overloading. Down here in Denver, meh who cares. That might be a concept to consider when planning on pushing your generator to the limit for charging. It doesn't take nearly as much to push your generator to its limits as you climb, leave a cushion
JiminDenver 08/29/16 07:42pm Tech Issues
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