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RE: Charge Controller

Keurig isn't happening without a large, PSW inverter. Mine takes ~1500W for the initial heating and 800W to keep the water up to temp. And you're not doing that with one battery.
mena661 10/01/14 04:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Mean Well RSP-500-15 Switching Power Supply

What size fan is that MEX?
mena661 10/01/14 04:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Source for Battery Interconnect Cables

Nice work!
mena661 10/01/14 02:37pm Tech Issues
RE: WFCO modification Images?

Thanks KJ, I haven't seem them though. I'll have to check the spam folder. My old WFCO was a 55A job from a 2010 5th wheel. No idea on the exact model number. It had no pendant. Quite frankly, this is the first I've heard of that with MrWiz's 100A as the exception. EDIT: Is the 8955 a deckmount?
mena661 10/01/14 02:33pm Tech Issues
RE: WFCO modification Images?

Only the 100A WFCO has a manual trigger.
mena661 09/30/14 04:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Induction Cooking In An RV Cutting Down On Heat Effect

You have to turn on the cold water in the shower and let it run cool or risk getting scalded."Cold" water is never cold this time of year where I live too. Never been scalding hot though. Where you live is freaking hot MEX!
mena661 09/30/14 06:26am Tech Issues
RE: Mean Well RSP-500-15 Switching Power Supply

Excellent Report. Thank you.X2
mena661 09/29/14 06:39am Tech Issues
RE: Doesn't seem to have been many ST tire failures this year.

There's too many factors that could skew the results.IMO, there's only one factor, people drive too fast. I see this from people towing almost daily. Yesterday, long bed 3/4 ton Dodge towing a 5th wheel at 75 mph.
mena661 09/28/14 10:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Harbor Freight Battery Maintainer Mod

I have a couple of these maybe I'll try the same thing just for the hell of it. Great info and thanks for the post.
mena661 09/28/14 03:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Mean Well RSP-500-15 Switching Power Supply

Nice work Land!!
mena661 09/27/14 06:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Harbor Freight Battery Maintainer Mod

Nice mod!!!
mena661 09/27/14 06:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Doesn't seem to have been many ST tire failures this year.

People are driving slower.
mena661 09/27/14 11:56am Tech Issues
RE: Inverter out -- extension cord?

Or Leave the electronics on inverter full-time This way there is no drop out , they are always protected from shore power surges etc.. The converter will charge the batteries and power inverter when on shore power or Honda No transfer switch neededThis.
mena661 09/26/14 10:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Floating too low

I think in most cases 13.6V would be fine. But, where I live, it's above 100F for too long and I think 13.6 is too high during those times. My plan is to change it 2-3 times a year. Once for winter/spring, once for summer low-mid 100's and once again for summer above 108.
mena661 09/25/14 04:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Floating too low

the question "what determines" varies with plate composition %antimony etc. as well as plate density and construction and the composition of the "paste"Thanks MrWiz.
mena661 09/25/14 03:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Floating too low

My guess is they test for what keeps self discharge from happening then add some tenths of a volt to that. Hopefully MEX will chime in and educate.
mena661 09/25/14 01:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Floating too low

Would not any current that can maintain the battery above 12.8 volts be adequate to prevent self discharge and keep the battery healthy and ready to release electrons when asked? This is what MEX has said to me. Just enough to prevent self-discharge (and maybe draws from any loads still attached). This is really for folks that have their batts on float for long periods. You off grid full timers don't follow these rules really cause you're using your batts all the time. And, IMO, a night of 13.5 isn't going to hurt anything even when it's hot. I'm only concerned because my batts sit on float for most of the summer.
mena661 09/25/14 01:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Five Of These In Series?

PT, just use heating blankets on the batteries, with 400Ah, you have 320Ah to play with. Also, solar on LI requires a rethink as all charging must be stopped after they're full (no floating). Precautions to take with LiFePO4 batteries EDIT: Floating with LI means preventing discharges from loads so you'd have to size your solar to combat that not to keep the batts full.
mena661 09/25/14 01:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Mean Well RSP-500-15 Switching Power Supply

Mena, thought you got a SPS so you could set a low float voltage out in the desert, and of course for top charging. My Iota has 13.6V float which too high for anything but winter or spring here IMO. 13.3 is fine for 90 to low 100's. Less water usage and it still keeps the self discharge at bay. EDIT: Trojan says 13.5 at 77F.
mena661 09/25/14 12:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Five Of These In Series?

What I've found from the LI battery crowd is that larger capacities are not needed because the voltage drop under load is nearly linear as long as you stay away from the edges of the discharge curve. So smaller capacity LI batteries can handle MUCH larger loads. There's a guy running his microwave from a 200Ah LI batt. With LI, most of us could do a Landyacht and run a single battery and recharge it everyday via solar/genny.
mena661 09/25/14 11:27am Tech Issues
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