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RE: Adding Inverter

What do you expect to run? Dish, tv, dvd, phones, laptop maybe 300 to 600 watts max. Coffee, microwave, hair dryer probably needs 2000 watts and more battery depending on use. Is this a 50a or 30a MH? I like separate components. Separate inverter, transfer switch, charging system. When something fails the rest still works and you just replace what you need. I only recommend sine wave.
smkettner 02/10/16 12:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar Quick Connect

I would use Anderson.
smkettner 02/10/16 09:52am Tech Issues
RE: Do electric RV steps work off of shore power if plugged in?

What you need: http://www.bestconverter.com/TRIK-L-START_c_210.html
smkettner 02/09/16 10:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Long term battery storage.

If you have a fixed voltage charger it is junk anyway and may as well be replaced. 36v Deltran Battery Tender on Amazon
smkettner 02/09/16 10:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Who's insurance pays

As long as the people get out safe it does not matter.
smkettner 02/09/16 07:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: New owners, water tank leak question.

+1 for plasti-mend posted above by nayther. For black ABS I guaranty it works.
smkettner 02/09/16 06:12pm Toy Haulers
RE: Long term battery storage.

My FIL typically maintains batteries for free for the use of the GC. Been driving other peoples carts for years and never owned one. Trick is finding someone good.
smkettner 02/09/16 06:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailer battery charging while towing

The charge may start a bit higher but 10 amps is about the most you will get. The best solution IMO is 200+ watts of solar. Is there a portable solar charging system you can plug in and set outside on the ground instead of having to permanently mount it on the roof?Roof has a lot of advantages. Including charging while driving. https://www.solarblvd.com/index.php?cPath=1_272 Also check amazon ebay etc
smkettner 02/09/16 01:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailer battery charging while towing

The charge may start a bit higher but 10 amps is about the most you will get. The best solution IMO is 200+ watts of solar.
smkettner 02/09/16 10:19am Tech Issues
RE: MC4 to SAE adapter cable

Actually I would prefer to pull new wire and avoid an extra connection. New MC4 cable direct from panel to controller.
smkettner 02/09/16 08:58am Tech Issues
RE: MC4 to SAE adapter cable

Sure, cut the SAE off and install MC4 ;)
smkettner 02/08/16 09:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery weight

Lifeline group 27 is what I recommend.
smkettner 02/08/16 05:04pm Tech Issues
RE: The "nest" and it's loads

Here are photos of our solar set-up; one panel roof mounted and tilt-able the other 2 portable. http://i.imgur.com/vj4eg5fl.jpg Must be just for the picture. Otherwise flat on the roof probably gets more sun than the two portables.
smkettner 02/08/16 04:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Camping on the beach in southern CA

smkettner 02/08/16 03:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: power supply replacement help please

OK you bought the whole box. Still easier to just replace the converter portion. Or have that person that suggested the whole thing to help.
smkettner 02/08/16 03:01pm Tech Issues
RE: SunStalker

I doubt you would need the device to consistently hit the 'good' zone just by guessing.
smkettner 02/08/16 11:24am Tech Issues
RE: Unknown inverter code flashing

Curtis replied saying to check battery voltage and voltage at the 12v terminals. :R Feel free to follow up. Case number: 00297384 Case Subject: Display code AL1 Curtis Customer Service Xantrex Technology Inc. Email: customerservice@xantrex.com Website: www.xantrex.com t: (408) 987-6030 / (800) 670-0707 f: (604) 420-2145
smkettner 02/08/16 09:37am Tech Issues
RE: Rewiring Slide

I have a hot and a ground to the battery only.OK, where did the slide connect? Does the hot to the old battery have 12v power? Or was that disconnected somewhere? BTW you also need to check power to your emergency breakaway braking system.
smkettner 02/08/16 09:12am Tech Issues
RE: Batt charging Q - PD9245; and adding solar

Let's try a different browser: To smkettner I have seen 14.4 on the trimetric when charging. I have never seen 40 amps, but then I don't generally run the batteries below about 12.3 (70% +-); most amps in I've seen was about 16. I ran gen >6 hours till amps in dropped below 1. KellyIf you see 14.4 almost immediately on the TM all is probably fine. If voltage steadily rises over maybe an hour you should initially see 40+ amps. Could be the wire is a bit long and thin. Browser is not the issue on posting. It is RV.net server. More specifically the RV.net portal. Use the woodalls portal if trouble with RV.net and you will post every time. (this post made through woodalls)
smkettner 02/07/16 11:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery maintainer

$35 trickle start, verses an $8 switch connecting the positives together during storage ?? I must be missing something.You are not missing anything unless you forget.
smkettner 02/07/16 11:00pm Tech Issues
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