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RE: PD9260 Convertor Never Goes To 14.4V

Also the new power centers have the wizard built in. /PD4560-50-Amp-Power-Center-with-60-Amp-ConverterChargerOh, that's nice.
mena661 10/24/14 07:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Power Efficient Computer Monitor Upgrade?

Get a 12v Google Chromebook.X2, although I already suggested that. :)
mena661 10/24/14 07:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Paging Mena661

Very nice Niner, we can put that TV on the low power "list".
mena661 10/24/14 04:46pm Tech Issues
RE: PD9260 Convertor Never Goes To 14.4V

I'd put in #2 if you're going to be stringing new wire. Price difference isn't that great.
mena661 10/24/14 04:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Charging 4 12-volt house batteries with portable charger

This is my point. Even without the list it seems like the same things are suggested before the OP usually knows what they need.True, I tend to gloss over that part. :) It would give the people looking a chance at making a better choice.I agree. It would help greatly. I don't know if I do pros/cons myself but I'll make an effort to do that in the future.
mena661 10/24/14 01:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Power Efficient Computer Monitor Upgrade?

Oh BTW, since there is no analog in HDMI, you'd have to buy a VGA to HDMI CONVERTER. Best to just get a monitor with a VGA connector on it. Plenty of computer monitors have VGA connectors.
mena661 10/24/14 11:32am Tech Issues
RE: Charging 4 12-volt house batteries with portable charger

Honestly, we could easily tell people to buy a list of stuff and it would work well for them. BUT, they wouldn't learn anything and the personalization would not be there. They'd have to use it as is for the most part.
mena661 10/24/14 11:15am Tech Issues
RE: Solar Panel Purchase

How many did you get?3 panels. :)
mena661 10/24/14 11:05am Tech Issues
RE: Power Efficient Computer Monitor Upgrade?

Here's one that plugs into the laptop's USB. That monitor says it requires USB 3.0. But it also says it's "compatible" with USB 2.0. USB 2.0 does NOT have the bandwidth to pass a video signal in all its glory (that's why it has not been used for that purpose). The specs say the following about USB 2.0. USB 2.0 connection may affect brightness settings and image quality.I'm betting it lowers the resolution in order to be able to pass the video signal. Don't use it on USB 2.0, it will suck. MEX, I'm thinking you should get a Chromebook for surfing if you're worried about battery life. They all get much better battery life than the cheap laptops. HP's new Chromebook 11 gets better battery life than 10" tablets. Yeah, the screen is small at 11.6" BUT you could combine this with a low power TV and probably draw less power than your current laptop. AND the HP Chromebook charges from dead in 2.5 hrs. No leaving it plugged in overnight. If you need to do real work, you can always fire up the laptop. HP Chromebook 11 Power Draw Testing It has a SlimPort port on the laptop, you can get a SlimPort to HDMI adapter to connect to your bigger screen LCD TV. Or for a more stable solution (IMO), you get a $35 Google Chromecast, install the Chromecast extension on your Chromebook and "cast" your chromebook screen to the TV. This solution assumes you have wifi.
mena661 10/24/14 10:25am Tech Issues
RE: Paging Mena661

SCVjeff is the guru on that stuff, he would know for certain, he's the guy that puts the airwaves in the air.I'd like to know too.
mena661 10/23/14 10:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Paging Mena661

I may have to wait until Mena661 coughs $ for the solar panels. Ball is in your court, Mena.Touche, good sir, touche! I don't really need 1080p on a 24" class TV, it is overkill.Below 50",1080p is kind of not necessary. Besides, if you're watching broadcast TV, it's all 720p anyways.
mena661 10/23/14 08:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Dropbox, Pros and Cons

For those concerned with security, enable two factor authentication. Dropbox Enable two-step verification Google Enable two-step verification
mena661 10/23/14 04:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Paging Mena661

Now pair this with a Sony BDP-S3200 bluray player that has an advertised spec of 9.5W and we'll be finished spending your money! :B
mena661 10/23/14 04:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Paging Mena661

Nice!
mena661 10/23/14 04:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Paging Mena661

Removed :)
mena661 10/23/14 04:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Paging Mena661

I am looking for a new TV for the LR also, probably in the 32" range, please post back if you find one with a light sensor.This one has an ambient light sensor (ALS) but it's "only" 720p. There is a 1080p 32" but it doesn't have the ALS. Vizio E320-B0 Specs list 23.8W draw. $200 at Costco.
mena661 10/23/14 04:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Dropbox, Pros and Cons

Google Drive, it's free and offers much more storage for free (15GB vs 2GB for Dropbox). You can use it on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.
mena661 10/23/14 03:28pm Technology Corner
RE: Paging Mena661

Do you own a Kill-o-watt?This is what I used on my TV.
mena661 10/23/14 02:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Paging Mena661

I thought you said it was discontinued...I guess you meant your particular model, I took that to mean the models with the sensors...OK will look again, thanks.Just my TV was discontinued. Vizio E-series Look at the tech specs for the power draw. Thanks Mena, for opening up our eyes about energy conserving LCD TV's. That's one of my bigger amp draws on my battery... Now, how about low amp consumption water pumps and air fans??? ;-) We are getting more efficient, bit by bit.You're welcome! For the movie watchers, there are low draw Bluray players too. I found a Sony that had an advertised draw of 25W. I don't remember the model but it was physically small compared to most players.
mena661 10/23/14 02:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Paging Mena661

With my Vizio I could leave the lights on and still get the low draw.
mena661 10/23/14 11:42am Tech Issues
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