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RE: Battery Disconnect Solenoid

A latching solenoid has a small second solenoid that will mechanically latch the main solenoid in the closed position. Hence in either position no power is used by the solenoid coil.
CA Traveler 03/26/17 10:25am Tech Issues
RE: 70 amp charger cooking 12v LEDs?

I'm guessing you have inexpensive LEDs so just see how long they last and then replace. You can add a voltage regulator for the light circuit or just buy regulated LEDs. You NEVER want to reduce the voltage to the slide motors. If anything the wiring will be to small to the motors. Check the voltage at the motor when running and you'll see how much the amp draw causes a wiring drop in voltage.
CA Traveler 03/26/17 10:17am Tech Issues
RE: Awning issue

Has anyone had a electric awning that will not extend? Mine will unroll but not extend unless you pull on the arm.Mine was similar and the issue was the Monaco and CareLess wiring. Of course there can be other issues. What model awning, rig, etc?
CA Traveler 03/24/17 05:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Correct position of Topper for Slides when closed.

If the left end cap has a center hole then it's a SOK III, but verify. You'll soon notice leaves sticking out the bottom of the top cover cap. They have not interfered with my CareLess operation and are relative easy to clear. Using a hex bit remove the top screws (your pic) and loosen the bottom left cover screws. Do not remove any other screws. The cover will now rotate out to the side and then use compressed air to clean. And that is also a good time to inspect the car door edge.
CA Traveler 03/24/17 10:12am Tech Issues
RE: Correct position of Topper for Slides when closed.

Question: I purchased the vinyl when closed version, however I notice that about 6 to 8 inches of the topper is open when the slide is closed...would this be correct? would this just to allow water to collect in the vinyl protector and defeat the purpose? I think the dealer installed them wrong or has the mounting bracket reversed.It looks OK to me. Water will run out of the cover. But hate to tell you this but the CareLess toppers are made with cotton thread and with a few years of sun will be history. I'm guessing that you have a SOK III model and you need to check periodically and verify that the car door edge strip is in place. Otherwise it will develop the CareLess Scar and start to cut the canvas when closed.
CA Traveler 03/24/17 10:02am Tech Issues
RE: Captcha?

I've never in many years seen a Captcha popup for this site.
CA Traveler 03/23/17 10:24am Forum Technical Support
RE: Understanding battery usage and capacity

Well Bob - that could be part of my problem. Using this new info ... by having 115AH usable battery capacity and, by using the correct math, I use ~51AH/day. That says I need to recharge at least every other day. Assuming I get a full/complete charge each time. Things are making more sense now! ThanksCharging on a gen to 100 percent takes many gen run hours. So many campers after the first day consider doing a 50-90 charge - 90 percent SOC. So you have a little less than half.
CA Traveler 03/23/17 10:22am Tech Issues
RE: Understanding battery usage and capacity

Sometimes I get a brain fart and just can't get out of my own way. What does battery AH ratings vs usage mean? I have (2) 6vdc gf batteries with 230ah each which means I have 230ah's to use if I drain them to ... 50%. How long does that "last"? I know, VERY user dependent. No, 2x6V in series gives you 12V at 230AH or 115AH at 50% SOC. Series adds the voltage and parallel adds the AH.
CA Traveler 03/22/17 09:49am Tech Issues
RE: Inverter question

I wouldn't consider running any high draw appliance off of single battery. :( Safe? Should be safe but will the inverter shut down or give the expected results? :@ :h
CA Traveler 03/21/17 05:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Be Careful When Typing URL's

Why do you type URLs other than the very first time? Copy the URL to a document or create a shortcut for example.
CA Traveler 03/21/17 05:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Panel Wattage Rating Question (Midnite Mystery?)

i'm only taking educated guess's, but that what it seems like as voltage input/output goes up they have derated the max amps to compensate for the internal stress produced by the higer voltageCertainly possible. It's also possible that the MPPT 60 could produce a few more amps than 60 at 12V but they just use a fixed cutoff for all battery voltages. I'm sure a lot of factors are involved including technical and non technical product considerations.
CA Traveler 03/21/17 09:24am Tech Issues
RE: Panel Wattage Rating Question (Midnite Mystery?)

I can see how the wattage doubles if you hold amps the same and double the voltage. But that Midnite has lower output amps ratings for each rise in voltage. I didn't see where they show any panel wattage amounts.So what? These are very sophisticated electronic designs that are NOT linear. Midnight is likely the top dog of CCs and I wouldn't doubt their specs for a second. Don't know why you do. :(
CA Traveler 03/20/17 09:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Panel Wattage Rating Question (Midnite Mystery?)

If at 14.8v battery and the output watts limit is 800w can you ever see 60 amps? I think it would be limited to 800/14.8 = 54 amps but I don't own one to have noticed that.The MPPT60 is limited to 60A. There is no stated input/panel watt limit. It's clearly stated that if the panel watts should result in exceeding 60A output the CC will derate to 60A.
CA Traveler 03/20/17 09:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Panel Wattage Rating Question (Midnite Mystery?)

Controller efficiency is better at 48/48 than at 48/12 Does Midnight state this? Regardless the CC may have to limit the amps for reasons other than efficiency.
CA Traveler 03/20/17 08:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Panel Wattage Rating Question (Midnite Mystery?)

The numbers you are using are mostly for ball park planning. For example the MS MPPT 60 has a limit of 60A. So for bulk charging at 14.8V the watts to the BATTERY are 14.8*60 = 888W. And the CC input watts have to account for the controller efficiency. And the array watts have to include wiring losses. The Midnight numbers might be a reflection of the almost 2x watts that are involved for 24V vs 12V - think electronics heating and efficiency. It might even involve the efficiency of cooling the electronics with the fan.
CA Traveler 03/20/17 07:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Sewer Intake Extension

Can't you just extend the sewer pipe up to whatever level you need?
CA Traveler 03/20/17 04:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: How many days for Yellowstone

4 days or 2 days on each loop going the opposite direction. 2 more days will qualify you as "expert" tour guides. :B
CA Traveler 03/20/17 03:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2004 Holiday Rambler both A/C units stopped working

Do you have 12.6V+ DC to the A/Cs and the thermostat? Both of our rigs use DC to control the A/Cs etc. Do you have AC on both legs of the 50A circuit to the CB panel? Is the load shedding working OK?
CA Traveler 03/20/17 03:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another LA traffic (210) question....

I don't. I'm not a truck.
CA Traveler 03/20/17 01:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Ca. I-5 to US101 via Hwy20?

20 and 101 are both good roads.
CA Traveler 03/19/17 10:47pm Roads and Routes
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