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RE: Finally! Cig Lighter USB Charger With A Pair of

I have a S4, it does charge up fast. Much faster than on the car plug. I'll have to see if the charger would make a difference on my one touch.
JiminDenver 11/26/15 10:21am Tech Issues
RE: New Technology Trickles Down To Tech For RV's

Mex My window A/C uses 450w when the compressor is up to speed and it cools a 25 FT trailer well but there is lots of room for improvement if they thought you would spend the money.
JiminDenver 11/25/15 05:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: FreedomPop mingle hotspot

The link you posted is for a 3G device. I want a Verizon solution and don't mind paying for the device but I'd want 4G and 3G. I'll have to look into straight talk as my Verizon solution. I'd like it if it were like the Freedompop that I could have a minimum of data and add to it if I needed without a month to month expense.
JiminDenver 11/24/15 06:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Will laser heat sensor find inadequate battery cables?

My IR gun would pick up anything that would be noticeably hot to the touch and it does help to be closer. When we talk of running a microwave we say to use four 6v because while the Ah's may be there, the internal resistance will keep you from using it with just two. Four will do it but at the amount of run time you are talking, I wonder if you run into the same issue. Using the solar to assist the bank can help keep the bank up but small wiring between the bank and the inverter is adding resistance itself. You may want to see if those wires are getting warmer while you run it because as the heat builds up, so does the resistance. I have had our MW run 12 minutes nuking four large taters and three more minutes wouldn't have been a issue. Then again we have a little more solar, 50% more bank in 12v AGM that puke when you nuke and much larger wiring everywhere.
JiminDenver 11/24/15 07:11am Tech Issues
RE: FreedomPop mingle hotspot

Just a update. I had to return to mod Michigan to deal with family business amd took the mingle with me. It picked up LTE even out in the sticks where I have issues with cell phones in the past.
JiminDenver 11/23/15 02:43pm Technology Corner
RE: DISH vs DTV Anybody had both? Considering switching.

I had DTV for 20 years, in the end it was cheaper to get the everything package than all of the sports channels I wanted. It was $150 when we shut it off because no matter what they couldn't get the bill down any. Not until we left anyways. Here at the house we get 60 channels OTA, 30 are even watchable. Where we camp has no reception so we have a Dish Tailgator. Like DTV, the more you spend, the more watchable channels you get. I would say look at the packages and channels and pick the one that works best for you.
JiminDenver 11/17/15 07:44pm Technology Corner
RE: FreedomPop mingle hotspot

Now those people can get carrier issues resolved fast I tell ya. I turned on the Mingle to turn the 3G side back on and it connected to LTE. Imagine that. LOL
JiminDenver 11/17/15 07:30pm Technology Corner
RE: FreedomPop mingle hotspot

The Mingle has gotten a reprieve. I joined the Freedompop forums listing the issue with LTE as the reason. I instantly got a email saying they were having issues with the carrier and hoped to have it taken care of soon. The 3G works well and here's 100mb free for your troubles. The reprieve will end if by the time my free trial expires I can't use it for 4G. The free 500mb account for Freedompop is 4G only and to be able to use 3G too cost extra. I'd rather buy a extra gig for the phone or a Verison hotspot if I am going to pay for it.
JiminDenver 11/17/15 06:58pm Technology Corner
RE: non powered 8000 btu heater with through the wall exhaust

Mex I like your idea best. :)
JiminDenver 11/17/15 03:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Need Help on Battery Type for Solar ?

Another way of looking at it is yes the solar is small for the four 6v's but compared to the needs it isn't. It should easily cover the need depending on the conditions. Worse case is if the solar can't keep up due to bad conditions for long enough, you would have to fund a alternate means of charging be it running a generator on a extended trip or plugging in once you are back home if the batteries don't get too low before then. Even with a large bank and a better than 1 to 1 ratio watts to Ah, there are going to be times when it's bad enough for long enough that I'll have to run a generator.
JiminDenver 11/17/15 02:09pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: non powered 8000 btu heater with through the wall exhaust

As someone that camps at elevations that make portable heaters not a option, this is the best solution to being able to boondock in colder temperatures and not have all of the solar and battery to make sure you don't freeze. The noise of the furnace fan rarely wakes me up but it is usually a comforting thing knowing the furnace is doing it's job and I drift back off to sleep happy. When it does bother me is when we are trying to watch TV and have to turn it up and down as the furnace comes on and off. This would let us warm up the trailer with the furnace and then let the little heater keep it that way quietly.
JiminDenver 11/17/15 01:54pm Tech Issues
RE: FreedomPop mingle hotspot

It looks like I will be returning the Mingle to FreedomPop. I took it to the heart of Denver where there is a strong Sprint 4G/LTE signal and it will only do 3G. Maybe a different device or a different service will be needed.
JiminDenver 11/16/15 07:48am Technology Corner
RE: non powered 8000 btu heater with through the wall exhaust

There are two sizes larger than this. The tanks, can't help you there.
JiminDenver 11/15/15 11:57pm Tech Issues
RE: non powered 8000 btu heater with through the wall exhaust

Oh if I had the option of going electric I sure would. This looks great for the boonies and those that can't take the noise of the blower on a regular RV furnace.
JiminDenver 11/15/15 02:59pm Tech Issues
RE: FreedomPop mingle hotspot

Oddly I live a half a block outside of sprints 4g coverage. Sprint is only now expanding their LTE here and it is concentrated to larger roadways and business areas. I walked the mingle over to where it should have picked up 4G and all it did was get a really good 3G signal. I set it to LTE only and will see if it picks up anything at all while we are out and about later. It also has a guest mode.
JiminDenver 11/15/15 02:07pm Technology Corner
RE: FreedomPop mingle hotspot

That sound great and about what it would cost me for the same on the Freedompop for the extra gig and the ability to use both 4 and 3G. It would give me coverage from all the major carriers for the least amount of money.
JiminDenver 11/15/15 10:58am Technology Corner
RE: non powered 8000 btu heater with through the wall exhaust

If possible that would be nice for keeping the plumbing in that area warm.
JiminDenver 11/15/15 10:52am Tech Issues
RE: non powered 8000 btu heater with through the wall exhaust

Had I not gone over board with the solar and battery to make sure our furnace kept running I would have had one of these mounted in one of two spots in our 25 ft trailer. I would have made room if I had too. I've seen the wave heaters mounted on a door with flexible exhaust tubes. Couldn't that be done with this?
JiminDenver 11/15/15 10:03am Tech Issues
FreedomPop mingle hotspot

Before I realized Cricket had opened up their Hotspot featuure I had ordered a FreedomPop Mingle Hotspot for $44 and free shipping. The base is a half a gig free of 4G/LTE data a month but they give you a 2 gig trail when you buy it. That plan would be $19.99 a month if I kept it. You can add a single gig for $10 and they have larger plans too as well as roll over features, etc. The only feature I will add to the free plan is the ability to use 4G and 3G for $4 a month since it gets no 4G here. I'll head into Denver today an see if it gets any 4G down there. It took a week to get here and had enough charge to fire it up right out of the box. Out here 20 miles from downtown Denver it was only able to find 3G but that was fast enough to read the forums, play pogo and even load up a you tube. It does run on Sprints network which is better in the east than the west I am told. It will be a back up to the phones hotspot until I hit the road, then it will be a alternative network. Now if I could find something like it on Verison I would have all three major networks covered.
JiminDenver 11/15/15 09:26am Technology Corner
RE: Cricket hotspot feature.

Yesterday I streamed the Michigan State game, The U of M game and the wings game after that. That blew through 5 gigs of data in short order.
JiminDenver 11/15/15 09:06am Technology Corner
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