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RE: Iota DLS30 question

Do what you like but the battery is going to boil off a bit of water floating at 14.2 volts. Six hours on a generator is fine at 14.2 volts. IQ controller is low cost preferred solution in all conditions.
smkettner 11/25/14 03:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Opinions on my battery charging profile (solar)

I think 15% is too tight. 25% to 50% should be fine IMO. Equalize at 14.9 is fine but I would go every 60 to 120 days. Every 3 days kinda nullifies the 14.4 setting.
smkettner 11/25/14 03:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Help with solar power.....

I would not bother with a panel less than 100 watts for in use or 50 watts for storage. That panel is probably 5w or less and not worth the effort.
smkettner 11/24/14 01:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Where did you get your Electrical knowledge?

Started with my Grandfather with his hand built ham radio and such. Then the library. Such as in 4th grade when most are looking at comic books I checked out a book and home built a motor from junk in the garage. Then mostly through automotive repair training and electric repairs at family owned rental apartments. Learned a lot here also ;)
smkettner 11/24/14 01:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar compatiability ?

Good to go. I would offer 50 cents per watt for used.
smkettner 11/24/14 01:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Should I Change My WFCO Converter?

Xantrex Truecharge II will run the fan 24/7. Could get annoying.
smkettner 11/24/14 01:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Should I Change My WFCO Converter?

Even worse, that link is back to WFCO. Better with a 35 or 45 amp Boondocker IMO.
smkettner 11/23/14 06:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Fuse converter, or not?

As long as the wire will easily handle the full converter rating I would not fuse the main connection. Actually if the main wire is safe, short and in plain sight I would also skip the battery side fuse.
smkettner 11/23/14 02:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Should I Change My WFCO Converter?

Some of you seem to be of the opinion that the WFCO is of poor quality. Could anyone please be more specific? Since the output in three modes is the same for the WFCO and PD,.....If you ever see 14.4 out of the WFCO please give a post because it will be a historic moment. Otherwise WFCO is just a 13.6 fixed voltage converter. Even the 13.2 float seems unreliable.
smkettner 11/23/14 02:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Should I Change My WFCO Converter?

If you plan to charge on generator while camped get the 60+ amp PD or 45 amp IOTA. If mostly plugged in the Power Max 45 amp would be an easy swap. Yes put the WFCO on ebay
smkettner 11/22/14 08:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Please help with prep for freezing weather

28? Just keep the propane burning and you will be fine. Check for a low tank BEFORE the local supplier closes for the day.
smkettner 11/22/14 07:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Super Wide Singles

http://s18.postimg.org/6a232mc21/88ed394cef0d38ac7f301561ba2a4539.jpg Narrow the rear to make like an SRW 350/3500 and I am in :B
smkettner 11/21/14 10:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Strange Part in a Strange Place

Check valve came apart. http://www.justanswer.com/rv-motorhome/6x5gm-suburban-sw6de-water-heater-storage.html http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/500/medium/Defective_Check_Valve.JPG width=400
smkettner 11/21/14 10:42pm Tech Issues
RE: electrical problem

2004? wow it only lasted 10 years. If mostly plugged in I would get the 35 or 45 amp PowerMax. If charging from generator a lot then get 45 amp IOTA or 60+ amp Progressive Dynamics. www.bestconverter.com
smkettner 11/21/14 10:25pm Tech Issues
RE: The big voltage rip off in my SUV

Solar works great on the roof while driving.
smkettner 11/21/14 11:14am Tech Issues
RE: Opposite of Power Surge, a Power Wane

Have you monitored voltage on both sides of the panel during the dip in voltage?
smkettner 11/21/14 10:53am Tech Issues
RE: Pex and Freezing Temps

I have had a freeze up while in use and no leaks. Maybe just lucky. Since have added a circulating warm water system to avoid issues.
smkettner 11/21/14 09:20am General RVing Issues
RE: 12 volt battery

If you do get solar think 100 watts and a good controller as a minimum for the effort. Even with solar I recommend a switch to cut power to the trailer. Disconnected should be fine. Home on a small charger is probably best.
smkettner 11/20/14 03:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Whatever Happened to Kipor Generators?

Seems to be around with lower price compared to Honda and about as quiet with 54 to 59 dB rating. My old KGE3000Ti (2006) still runs fine but solar has made it obsolete. Maybe it is time to sell.....
smkettner 11/20/14 03:43pm Tech Issues
RE: How to measure how much solar we need?

Wife runs the battery down? Want to get rid of the gasoline? Max it out. Post a pic of the roof and figure out how to get 500+ watts up there :B
smkettner 11/20/14 02:27pm Tech Issues
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