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RE: Best Air Conditioners? Driving myself crazy.

I replaced my Dometic (died in 2 years) with an Atwood. I even had to buy a new control board since I hooked it up wrong and was able to get parts no problem. The unit is much more quiet, the 15k comes with a heat pump too. The fan doesn't turn off (that turns some people off), but goes to such a low speed that it doesn't bother us. Power usage is way better, I can even run it off of a Xantrex Prosine 2000 on my 4 Golf carts for an hour after installing a Hard start cap I had put in the Dometic. I am not sure how the insides of a Dometic or RVP/Coleman that aren't "builder grade" look, but the Atwood had insulated linesets, the duct insulation appeared much higher quality and better engineered, and it came with two seperate fan motors for the Condensor and blower unlike the Dometic and colemans I've owned/seen. I did upgrade from a 13.5k btu to a 15k when I bought the Atwood, but I feel it cools better than if I would have just bought a Dometic 15k. No data to back it up though. Joel
joelabq 10/16/15 04:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Converter ( Brag)

My Errin provieded 100Amp adjustable Maxes out my Yamaha 2400ishc. The adjustable voltage feature makes for the best charges even when at high-altitude and the 2400ishc can't keep up for more than a few minutes at 94+amps. I marked mine when I first got it based on a recommendation I read in a previous thread of yours. Love these converters. Joel
joelabq 10/06/15 09:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic A/C troubleshooting

My Dometic 13.5k A/C just died over vacation 2 months ago. Worked okay then suddenly wasn't cooling much if at all. I climbed up on the roof and saw oily stuff all over the compressor which was still running. Something sprung a leak. Just replaced the unit myself since these things are pretty much non-serviceable. I hope your luck was better than mine. Joel
joelabq 09/06/15 02:57pm Tech Issues
RE: high pressure propane regulator

I had the same regulator go out on me a month ago on a trip. I replaced it with this one: Amazon High-Pressure Propane regulator Works good! Joel
joelabq 09/03/15 04:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Boliy generator?

My dad had one and I had one. I would pass. We found we wasted our money. Joel
joelabq 07/05/15 12:14am Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Boondocker Converter Question

Errin sent me two converters free of charge. The first one I screwed up on (I didn't state I had the adjustable one), I told him that and he still sent me a second. Errin has been very responsive since he became away of my issues. If I look back on several years of purchases, I've had no better support from anyone on any item. Add that to the fact that I don't know of any other adjustable voltage 100AMP charger, add in a manufacturer warranty on such a thing, and I think it's a winning combination. I have verified 96 amp output at 14.7 volts with my victron. The adjustable unit is high voltage, and I have verified up to 15.6 volts on my unit. Both of the unit I have had were able to do this. Likewise, I have ignored the warnings previously mentioned here about Hot restarts. I am not in the mood during a camping trip to forget this rule, and sometimes I may be using it as a power supply with surges from my Inverter. This unit has performed flawlessly so far. When I have recommended this product to others, I have also been careful about what to recommend. Adjusting and fiddling with voltages is not for everyone, even if it's the closest one-size-fits-all solution to the myriad of battery choices and combinations. Joel
joelabq 06/27/15 06:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Boondocker Converter Question

Errin has already fixed him up. My uncle called and even got an adjustable upgrade. Again, great customer service! Joel
joelabq 06/27/15 03:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Boondocker Converter Question

I gave him the contact info and will be contacting Errin. I am thinking there was a mistake somewhere on these and are mislabeled somewhere. I am sure Errin will be able to get to the bottom of it. Joel
joelabq 06/27/15 02:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Boondocker Converter Question

Admittedly, I don't even know if there is a problem? I was just making note that this 100 appears to be identical top the one I'm sending back to Errin. I can have him call, but I'm not sure this one won't produce the indicated amps. Joel
joelabq 06/27/15 01:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Boondocker Converter Question

This pics are from my uncle's pmbc100, which is what's on the label. The pictures have all the measurements if that is what your asking? Joel
joelabq 06/27/15 11:19am Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Boondocker Converter Question

It is a PMBC - Amazon link To clarify - This unit is the PMBC ordered from Amazon. My link shows that, I just didn't type it right (the letters get my confused since they are so close). I did not intent to lead anyone to the conclusion that was wrong because it did not have the adjuster/display, but that this one is just one without that optional item. Also - like I said Errin has been great (he even interrupted a baseball game he was at to help me). I am posting this to clarify that what I thought was possibly a mislabeled product from Randy appears not to be. I do not know what the output issues are with this smaller unit, nor do I know if the one my uncle has does not produce what it's labeled to. So hopefully this clarifies that it is very possible Randy isn't just re-labeling stuff. I have swapped the product with the one Errin sent, and all is well. The converter I received originally could not push more than 75amps. With the same wiring, I have now tested an output of 96 Amps on 40% depleated GC2s. I could only guess why, so therefore I am not going to. I am trying to state facts as I see them. I hope none of my posts are taken as a bad review of Powermax. I am currently very happy, and I recommend the product. Joel
joelabq 06/27/15 10:47am Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Boondocker Converter Question

Errin will be getting the smaller one back. I do have yet another plot twist though. My uncle ordered a PBMC-100 from amazon, received one like the one Randy sold me but with no adjuster or display. PMBC-100 from amazon I haven't brought it over to my house yet to test the output. More to come on that one but it'll be a few weeks more than likely before I'll have time. Joel
joelabq 06/26/15 11:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Boondocker Converter Question

I believe anything that says Boondocker on it would be a Randy thing. I have already taken any future business (and hopefully a few others) elsewhere. I got my replacement from Errin. Randy did not even offer assistance at all and did not engage in any customer service. Errin, on the other hand, has been great! I have been convinced this is a 75 amp model since I witnessed it on my Victron. I haven't done a battery test with this model yet, however, I know as a power supply it'll add close to 100amps back when I hit my 2000w Inverter with a heavy load. I just fixed up all the wiring with 3/0 for the interconnects and the new inverter, but haven't yet done the charger wiring yet (thats next). I am getting the rated output it seems with the current wiring. Joel
joelabq 06/24/15 09:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Boondocker Converter Question

I took pictures, measured, and weighed. I installed it as well. It does appear to have all the amps advertised. Picture comparison
joelabq 06/24/15 07:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Boondocker Converter Question

I was an idiot and didn't tell him it was an adjustable. We are having to swap things around again. So I'll have to wait for the right one to come in.
joelabq 06/12/15 09:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Boondocker Converter Question

Off-topic slightly, Any good source on 3/0 or 4/0 wire and connectors?
joelabq 06/10/15 05:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Boondocker Converter Question

Yes, I will when I get the new one I will pull the old one and document it for you. I should be able to do that in the new 3-4 days.
joelabq 06/10/15 05:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Boondocker Converter Question

Errin is shipping me out a replacement which he said would ship out yesterday via 3 day air and a return shipping label. I'll let you all know what happens as things unfold.
joelabq 06/09/15 04:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Boondocker Converter Question

I talked to Errin, he said it was a 100amp unit but there was some mix up on who was supplied what kind (OEM vs more industrial type). I'm supposed to contact him monday and he will swap me out. So looks like Randy just has some units that aren't up to the task? Anyhow, smketter, those were all good suggestions to insure all was working as designed. Randy just said "Roll with it." You and him should swap places, as since I didn't pay you for a product but yet you still pointed the right direction, I could only imagine the service I would get if I did pay you for something. Anyhow, I figured after dragging my 4 GC2 down by a measure 200amp hours then turning on my 800W inverter and running the microwave I should see more than 75.6amps off my shunt. I did not. 12" of #4 wire for the Charger and Inverter as well. Resting voltage was 12.19, although it wasn't true "resting voltage" as I had about .25 amps coming out constantly. I did not have my hydrometer camping, so no idea on that one. Joel
joelabq 06/06/15 09:24am Tech Issues
RE: Adjustable Voltage Boondocker Converter Question

So I got a hold of Randy today. Randy told me that due to the internal resistance of my 4 GC-2s I would never hit 100amps, and 75 amps would have been fine. He told me just to "roll with it and not worry about it." I'm pretty sure if I can get 4 12v Walmart specials to take close to 85 amps, I should be able to push down 100amps into 4 Gc2s? Besides, I'd love to "Roll with it" if I didn't spend extra money for a 100amp charger. I also have a real hard time believing that at 50% depleted GC2s internal resistance lines up exactly to 75amp. I've tried to get a hold of someone at Powermax, but no luck yet. Admittedly, I've only called twice (no message) and left one email through there support form. I'll try again next week more seriously. Now that I've spoke with him about this, I can't recommend Randy. I think he's a used car salesmen with some electronics talent. Randy has no intention of helping me get to the bottom of this. So, be warned and stay away. Joel
joelabq 06/05/15 09:49pm Tech Issues
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