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RE: Need new converter: 14.4v or 14.8v?

Seems strange that an IOTA would fail. First time I've read about it here, but I've only been here 4 or 5 years.
NinerBikes 06/06/16 09:29am Tech Issues
RE: Generator selection

I own a Honda Eu1000i for around the house emergencies, and I've owned two Honda EU2000i's and paired them. Much, much easier to lift a 48# Honda Eu2000i and get a pairing cable for the second Honda Eu2000i. They will loaf in eco mode, nice and quiet, once the AC is started up and running. Honda motors have a lot of overhead... starting a heavy load won't make them stop running. Typical quality Honda product.
NinerBikes 06/05/16 06:54pm Tech Issues
RE: AC starts and runs on its own, won't turn off

deleted, not familiar with Coleman thermostats.
NinerBikes 06/05/16 10:12am Tech Issues
RE: Low amps from solar panels

I have 2 Renogy 100 watt solar panels flat mounted on my motor home. 19.9 volts from panels to charge controller with a 30 amp inline fuse between panels and CC. Charge controller is a 30 amp PWM. My question is.....the panels can produce up to 5.62 amps each, but are now only producing between 2-4 amps in mid day full sun. Any suggestions on what can be done short of getting on the roof? The volts coming from the panels seem OK, but the amps are way low. Up until a few days ago I was getting between 9-10 amps. Panels are in parallel. When I remove the inline fuse my amp meter will read the same as the CC. You might get 5.5 amps from panel if the panel was portable, and aimed directly at the sun. Laying it flat on the roof, where it can get dusty and dirty, will not produce anywhere near the rated amperage. Clean panel with windex and aim directly and the sun, and see if in the late morning you are getting rated amps, when battery charge is low. 100w is nowhere near enough for 4 batteries.
NinerBikes 06/04/16 09:01am Tech Issues
RE: What do I do with a 12v plug that won't fit in the socket?

Go with small inverter. I've tried what you're trying with computer, and it doesn't work well, or for long.
NinerBikes 06/04/16 08:58am Tech Issues
RE: Testing AGM batteries?

I bought 'new to me' Service swap out agm UPS telecom batteries in 2011 Five years of hard use and they still do a nights work, Just not as much reserve left in the morning now as then IMO one of the very best bargains available There are a number of members on here that have these batteries Sometimes they call then surplus batteries Where's the "like" button. I've saved a fortune on no more "acid wash" Levi 550's and T shirts. The savings have MORE than paid for the newer AGM battery. Don't bother testing, when an AGM no longer covers your electrical needs, trade it in on a newer one and be done with it. Of course, don't abuse it either, keep it fully charged when not in use, and use it when you need it. If it's running out of power too soon for you, time for a newer battery or a capacity test.
NinerBikes 06/03/16 11:05am Tech Issues
RE: Testing AGM batteries?

In all honesty, I don't think too many of us buy used batteries. At least I've never seen anyone mention "new to me" batteries. I bought a "new to me" AGM battery. It was 274 days old. It has a date of manufacture molded right into the case lip. It was a used DEKA telecom AGM 158AH at 20 hour rating. It was $125 with a core charge. They got my old T-1275. Best part, no fricken 9 1/4% sales tax. That made me fee great! :B
NinerBikes 06/03/16 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: tv signal finder app

Thank you for taking the time to respond. My apologies for not supplying the type of device I needed the app for. Android. Gonna check out everyone's recommendations. Thanks again. dt Back up all your apps to Google next time on your phone.... they will all be there then, for your next phone, they will get imported. Do a search on Google on how to do so.
NinerBikes 06/02/16 06:55pm Technology Corner
RE: 2017 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel HD

That's the part people on here don't get. I have been saying for years that Ram does not play the in-between game that Ford and GM play. Unfortunately for Ram there are people that don't understand that they are buying a half ton on steroids but paying for a 250/2500 weakling. If you have to add HD payload and HD tow packages to get you wannabe 250/2500 then buy the correct tool for the job. You will be a lot happier in the long run trust me. Don This is 100% correct... don't send a boys truck out to do a man sized job. Get the right tool for the job... a 3/4 ton.
NinerBikes 06/02/16 11:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: tv signal finder app

TV antenna helper. Might help if you mentioned operating system on your phone... Android or Apple.
NinerBikes 06/01/16 11:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Pump will not pressure up. Cedar Creek fifth.

Top the tank off and see if it then primes.
NinerBikes 06/01/16 05:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Dry camping electrical questions

150W 12v 8.4 amp solar panel, with a bunch of scrap 2x8 I nailed together as step, in the event I get a flat tire on the TT, just pull up on it or back up on it. I usually go through 30 to 45 amps in a 24 hour period. 45 amps if it's cold, run the forced air heater and I watch a lot of TV. 5 to 6 hours of charging usually covers it, if you aim at the sun. Also suitable for portable panel, aimed 3 or 4x day at the sun, on a piece of left over carpet or astroturf. Obviously, I don't run this rig in the rain, the super handy 20 amp PWM charge controller would go "poof" with blue smoke. Battery is a 150 amp AGM telecom surplus battery. Voltage is set at 14.4V Battery still needs a good hard fast 20 to 25 amp capable 2 to 3 hour recharge every 7 to 10 days to wake it up from constant solar recharging. I am a firm believer in a PWM charge controller if you are going with a 12V panel and plan to keep things under 360 watts or 30 amps at 12V http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/grand_toots/2012%20Palomino%20Gazelle%20G210/20160121_104236_zpsrfpwe21t.jpg View from the front. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/grand_toots/2012%20Palomino%20Gazelle%20G210/20160121_104258_zpskvwoijsv.jpg
NinerBikes 06/01/16 01:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Dry camping electrical questions

160 watt panel $129 Morningstar 10 amp controller $50 Naio should look into some of those panels.
NinerBikes 06/01/16 10:07am Tech Issues
RE: GMC/Chevy Baby diesel, What can you tow with it?

I guess it's waiting time, then, for the initial pent up demand to be met and bought up by those with fat wallets. It's my understanding that there might be a Denali version in 2017 with an eight speed gearbox, versus the current 6 speed, that offers a rumored 5% increase in MPGs, or about 1.5 more MPGS, since 4x4's are rated at 29 and 2wd are rated at 31, currently, with the 6 speed. The other rumor is that the 2018 models, all of them, will have the 8 speed gearbox as standard.
NinerBikes 05/31/16 08:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Some battery temperature data during high amp recharge

It probably has to do with chemistry, why the voltage is staying low this time at high amperage. More resistance?
NinerBikes 05/31/16 10:12am Tech Issues
RE: A Fast Note no reply needed

My Grandfather served in The World War, as it was known, up until 1945. I've been to the only Memorial built honoring the Vets of that World War, before World War 2 began... Kansas City, MO. Never forget. The World War Memorial
NinerBikes 05/30/16 05:17pm Tech Issues
RE: GMC/Chevy Baby diesel, What can you tow with it?

It's actually an I4, not a V4. I imagine it tows fine up to its rating. I really like the truck but I don't think it's a good value at this point. The Ram Ecodiesel is a bigger, more powerful truck, gets around the same mileage, but the kicker is actually cheaper to buy. MSRP is a little lower compared to the Ram but you can't get the diesel in a lower trim. There are not many on dealer lots so there isn't much dealing on price. I hope supply increases so one can be had for under $40K. What would you consider a good value then $$$$$ wise for a basic Canyon SLT Long Bed, close to stripped as possible? How much off of MSRP? I see Bighorn Ecodiesels all the time on Cars.com for 8 to $10k off of MSRP.
NinerBikes 05/30/16 12:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GMC/Chevy Baby diesel, What can you tow with it?

It sure feels either heavy or down on power, running it empty, compared to my Touareg TDI AWD Sport model, and that's with a 3.0 L V6 with 406 ft lbs of torque and 240 HP.
NinerBikes 05/30/16 12:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Stupid battery and solar questions

There is no bulk or absorb phase for surplus acid AGM. I guess because they are meant not for fast charging/discharging, but rather for floating forever. They are backup batteries. What happens when a typical PWM controller will be forcing 60-90 minutes Absorb stage on it, every single day? Most PWM won't let you disable Absorb. Nothing happens. You set the voltage for 14.4V, the battery charges up, and not much else happens if there's 14.4V sitting on it and the battery is fully charged... the current taken drops off to 0. I see it every time on my RC watt meter when I top charge upon return home from a trip, with my 30 amp MegaWatt PSU. It might take about 2.5 to 3 hours to top off the last 3-4 amps of recharging. Some of the panel's output during the day is used to run the parasitic 24 hours a day usage that the smoke alarm, refrigerator, water pumps and what ever else use 24/7 when camping. If there is nothing drawing current, the panel doesn't produce the current.
NinerBikes 05/30/16 09:32am Tech Issues
RE: Need New Solar Charge Controller & Batt Monitor:

20 amp adjustable voltage charge controller. I run this with my 150W 12V 8.9 Amp poly solar panel. This is the unit I bought, but in the 20 amp model, for $35.99 my unit I like that it will tell you the voltage at the battery terminal, versus the voltage set point.
NinerBikes 05/29/16 09:26pm Tech Issues
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