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RE: Got me a little electrical issue

Hi Cheryl, How about posting a picture of the blue plastic thangs? I'll see how those blue plastic things pull off the breaker box. They seem to have 3 lift-up tops. Not sure if they do but I'll play around with them and see how it goes.
pianotuna 05/25/17 12:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: More Solar for "Us"

MrWizard, I hope you realize what a service you are doing for the rest of us. Thank you so much for continuing to post and the monitoring of your systems. It looks as if the daily consumption was about 2700 watt-hours or 2.7 kwh.
pianotuna 05/25/17 11:43am Tech Issues
RE: Got me a little electrical issue

Cheryl, They pull out. You need to test them one by one for continuity.
pianotuna 05/24/17 08:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bad receptacle installation by factory - potentially unsafe

I replaced all the stab connector outlets with good quality screw terminal units with boxes.
pianotuna 05/24/17 07:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Li batteries at 48vdc

2oldman that must have made your heart sink when you saw the parcel. I'm glad there appears to be no internal damage. I hope it will be a dream system for you.
pianotuna 05/24/17 05:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Choosing a service to download (not stream) tv shows?

To be fair, "free" is not the same as "complimentary". The wobbly wide web has morphed into something quite different than the old days of dial up internet. I used to listen to BBC radio plays on 1/4 dial up speed. Now, I think it would be nearly impossible at full dial up speeds. I've been in McDonalds when there were several many laptops and now phones in use. The web surely wobbles under that sort of load. I thought I had my bandwidth issues solved--but now that has turned out to be "not so". I'll have to go back to parking where there is "complimentary" internet and use my wifi booster. That in turn consumes more electricity. I do know the local year round campground in Regina, Sk has throttled their connection to the web. The speed now is about the same as 2G on a cell phone.
pianotuna 05/24/17 01:34pm Technology Corner
RE: T-mobile use outside of USA.

ty rockhillmanor
pianotuna 05/24/17 11:06am Technology Corner
RE: 12 Volt Solar panel for 4 6v batteries in series parallel

Magnusson This is what is balanced and best for twin twelve volt batteries. http://www.rubyorchid.com/RV/images/Pianotuna12V.png As it often doesn't cost a dime more to do this, I think it is worth the trouble. If you wish to understand the "why" surf here: correctly interconnecting multiple twelve volt batteries Others may say it doesn't matter--but unless there is a compelling reason to not optimize charging and discharging why not do it the best possible way?
pianotuna 05/24/17 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: T-mobile use outside of USA.

Hi Mr Wizard, I am phoning t-mobile today to try and find out what will happen.
pianotuna 05/24/17 08:53am Technology Corner
RE: Replacing Xantrex Prosine 2,0 Recommendations

road runner, I meant when the inverter is turned off the fan stops immediately. There is no "cool down" period. Last summer that lead to the inverter catching on fire. If Magnum had the fans run on 12 volt--then they could continue cooling the inverter.
pianotuna 05/23/17 11:57pm Tech Issues
RE: 12 Volt Solar panel for 4 6v batteries in series parallel

Not using a controller may be penny wise and pound foolish. The Grape 40 amp controller is quite inexpensive and extremely flexible for use. For my detailed thoughts on solar, surf here: lhttps://freecampsites.net/adding-solar/
pianotuna 05/23/17 10:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Choosing a service to download (not stream) tv shows?

Hi, It works on Android and on laptops as well. Netflix now allows downloading to IOS devices, iPad and iPhone. I'm not sure about the Android version. The Netflix app also supports ChromeCast, so if your TV setup is equipped you could play downloaded movies and shows on your TV.
pianotuna 05/23/17 10:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Replacing Xantrex Prosine 2,0 Recommendations

I prefer separate components to all in one, except for hybrid inverter chargers. Is it the inverter side that dies, or the charger side? If the Prosine is internally wired in the same manner as the Magnum, when the inverter is turned off the cooling fan stops. I believe that is a serious design flaw. Have you thought about sending it to our fellow RV'er in Montana for repairs?
pianotuna 05/23/17 10:11pm Tech Issues
RE: T-mobile use outside of USA.

Hi all, I'm not complaining. I returned to Canada on March 10 and the news of shut down came on May 23, with a cut off date of June 29th. That was generous of them.
pianotuna 05/23/17 10:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Replacing Xantrex Prosine 2,0 Recommendations

Hi, Victron if it will fit, Magnum would be my 2nd choice.
pianotuna 05/23/17 04:42pm Tech Issues
RE: T-mobile use outside of USA.

It has worked quite well. But June 29th and it will be gone for me.
pianotuna 05/23/17 04:25pm Technology Corner
T-mobile use outside of USA.

Hi, I just got a notice from T-Mobile that my phone will be disconnected because I have been using it outside of USA for too long. They gave me a link to a non existent URL. This leaves me scrambling to find another way to access the internet inexpensively from Canada.
pianotuna 05/23/17 04:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Trip Report

jplante4, Have you measured the voltage at each panel? Dump the Electra and purchase a Grape with a temperature sensor.
pianotuna 05/22/17 03:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Why no seatbelt for rear facing dinette seats?

Hi my class C has four belts for the dinette.
pianotuna 05/22/17 02:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Trip Report

Thanks for the report. What charge controller do you have? Take BFL13's advice! I added remote start to my generator so I stop and start as needed. For example--heat up a cup of coffee or make coffee--use the inverter and battery bank. Making toast, coffee, bacon and eggs and water heating, run the generator. I don't like the generator--so when I use it I load it up as much as possible.
pianotuna 05/22/17 02:55pm Tech Issues
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