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RE: High Mileage Guarantee Tires? A Game?

For sake of sanity I'd better check out the best value car tire pressure monitoring system. Maybe they're way expensive.TPMS has saved my butt a couple times. Well worth it.
mena661 05/15/16 06:00pm Tech Issues
RE: 3 stage charger for true deep cycle battery (Trojan T-1275)

I'd get the T105's over the T1275's. Granted the forums only experience with T1275's is with near death examples but T105's have proven to be easy to charge to full.
mena661 05/15/16 06:00pm Tech Issues
RE: High Mileage Guarantee Tires? A Game?

Is there a less-expensive alternative, or just Michelins? The original Goodyear tires that came with the car gave 22,000 miles service.Only 22,000 miles? My sports car tires do better than that. Michelin is the best tire in **** near every class. They charge you a pretty penny for them though. For tires, make AND model do matter. I have a set of Continental's on my truck (can't remember the model) and they wear like concrete. I had a set of Continental's on a car I used to own (different model tire but same make!!!) and they barely lasted 10,000 miles. I find that tires that are in hotly contested categories (ie customers expectations are high) are the best. Those tires get the most R&D.
mena661 05/13/16 02:27pm Tech Issues
RE: WEN Gen on sale

Excellent video and information! Thanks much for putting in the time and effort.
mena661 01/31/16 06:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery monitor pricing

All flooded batteries I've ever owned down through the years have NEVER showed zero current flow whether on high voltage/current chargers for a day, or when on good old trickle chargers for days. My batt meter shows zero current when my FLA batts are full. As a matter of fact, that's how I know if there's a problem like a broken cable or if they're not fully charged. They'll sit at .2 amp or whatever forever unless that last bit of "overcharge" gets in them.
mena661 01/24/16 06:22pm Tech Issues
RE: A report on using Lithium batteries in an MH for 3.5 years.

IMO I don't believe the lithium batteries are safe enough yet from fires. Look a the hover boards lately that are burning up. The Boeing Dream liner that caught on fire was from the lithium batteries burning. They have away to go yet to perfect them.Lithium Ion is a battery "family" not a single chemistry. Some are a LOT more volatile than others. You and I can't buy the 787 batts. The one's we can are a lot safer and much less energy dense.
mena661 01/07/16 10:43pm Tech Issues
RE: A report on using Lithium batteries in an MH for 3.5 years.

The batts used in EV's are closer in energy density to the one's used in the 787's. They use complicated and expensive BMS's and some require active cooling. They are a LOT more volatile than the LiPo's used in some RV's and racing sailboats. Maybe if you could their BMS's and had proper cooling but I'd just stick to LiPo's for now.
mena661 01/05/16 11:12pm Tech Issues
RE: ┬┐Want Lithium?

I just gnu this link would entertain! Apparently the last 2% remaining is vital. Drain the 2% accidentally and it's curtains.Those batteries in the link don't use all of their capacity. They keep some in reserve from what I understand. That 2% is part of the last 10% or even 20% which its battery management system (BMS) won't let you use. BTW, those batts have built-in BMS in each battery.
mena661 12/25/15 09:29pm Tech Issues
RE: ┬┐Want Lithium?

With all of the lithium battery overheating/fire issues, I'll take a pass also even if the price were more reasonable.Lithion Ion is more like a family of chemistries than a single one. If you have a cell phone or a laptop, you've already been exposed the fire and explosion prone chemistries. The chemistry used in the batteries in the link are a LOT less energy dense than phones and laptops and an order of magnitude less dense than the batteries in the 787 (you can't buy those batteries they are custom).
mena661 12/25/15 09:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Choice of Batteries - Which Would You Choose?

How about a couple of these Fullriver models, in either 6V or 12V type: http://www.fullriver.com/products/dclist.htm (I installed two Fullriver 115 AH 12V AGM models in our RV this past summer, at a little over $300 each.)How are those performing?
mena661 12/20/15 10:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Help with choosing proper converter amperage

Just clamp a 150W inverter to your batteries and run an extension cable to the TV. Would I do it that way? Nope, but what I do does not matter and this will give you quiet TV watching. On the converter end, if you're making it right now, just replace what you have with the same. Maybe add an extra battery if you're just barely making through the 4-5 day trip.
mena661 11/15/15 04:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Water level

I use one of these.......fill it with distilled water, insert it into battery cell, push down and water flows/stops when level reaches bottom of opening. Easy..simple http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/a1/a10f7a61-714d-4afb-9f25-2860e5a305cb_400.jpgThat's pretty neat. I'll have to look this up.
mena661 10/25/15 04:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Help: initial charge on new Crown 330ah batteries

How long have you been letting them charge at the 10A setting?
mena661 10/25/15 03:22pm Tech Issues
RE: A Peek Into Pianotuna's Dreams

Here's the install of Larry Hagman- JR! (RIP) http://home.comcast.net/~lmcintyre62/larryhagman/SolarArray.jpg Not sure if it's still the largest private installation.That's pretty kick ass!
mena661 09/14/15 09:03pm Tech Issues
RE: More Solar for "Us"

To clarify, these are your house batts now? Any reason for going lower in amp hours? I'm asking because I might do the same in the future. Thanks.
mena661 06/21/15 12:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Voltage drop shouldn't be a issue I hope.

Get a 7-ton hydraulic crimper from Harbor Freight and some heat shrink for a pro looking job that works forever. harborfreight.com/hydraulic-wire-crimping-toolI really need to get one of these.
mena661 06/16/15 10:15pm Tech Issues
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