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RE: Hughes RV220-50 really working?

Hughes thumbs down. PowerMaster Thumbs UP. Why?
CA Traveler 10/30/14 08:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Low Voltage on 50A - A First

Yes, I know the voltage, amps (HW50C remote provides that informaion) and CBs for each phase.
CA Traveler 10/30/14 11:24am Tech Issues
RE: Low Voltage on 50A - A First

I would not do anything except check the loads within the rig. Turn off 120 volt electric water heater if equipped. See if voltage goes up. Turn off one of the AC units and see if voltage goes up.Turning off ACs raised the voltage and the rig started to warm up. As I recall it went up to about 106V. The low voltage was park and not rig related. Not what i wanted for 50A power. I've stayed at this park before and was always suspicious of how the pedestal was wired. One pedestal with 30A and 50A shared by 2 adjacent sites. Those type of site arrangements always make me wonder if both plugs are adequately wired back to the distribution panel.
CA Traveler 10/30/14 09:53am Tech Issues
RE: USB 120 volt outlet

I prefer the plug in type, inexpensive on ebay.
CA Traveler 10/30/14 08:36am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Low Voltage on 50A - A First

In 10 years this was a first for me. This occurred in a full Winsor, CA park and it was 95 degrees. So of course many AC's were running. My PI HW50C power protector did it's job and voltage levels returned to normal later in the day as the temperature dropped. Low voltage on 30A is rather common of course. Time for a autoformer???
CA Traveler 10/30/14 08:32am Tech Issues
RE: Hughes RV220-50 really working?

I thought these were two transformers running independently, but see that if I only power up L1, L2 also has voltage on it's input. But looking at the outputs, they follow whatever input is powered. My guess would have been one transformer (120/240 in and out) with the boost coils on both L1 and L2 outputs which would explain why you can power one input and get voltage on both outputs. It does sound like the L2 output is defective since it it always in boost.
CA Traveler 10/30/14 07:40am Tech Issues
RE: road trip software?

We use gas buddy on our phone to find gas prices, works pretty goodX2 Plus in map mode you can see what and where stations are located.
CA Traveler 10/29/14 12:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: Measuring V loss during charging

13.60 less 13.06 is 0.54 voltage drop. That is a lot for 15 amps. V=IR or .54 = 15 *R; R = .036 ohms. More realistic is 50 amps. 50 * .036 = 1.8 volt drop with proper voltage to get 50 amps charging. So virtually no converter at 14.4v will supply 50 amps due to the resistance. Need to reduce resistance to get faster charging. Charging at just 13.6 volts is a disasterX2 And yet to many rigs seem to have inadequate charging. The mfg are only concerned about lower cost and equipment lasting until the warranty runs out.
CA Traveler 10/29/14 12:21pm Tech Issues
RE: What gauge wire?

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CA Traveler 10/29/14 12:13pm Tech Issues
RE: What gauge wire?

Will your controller support a second panel?
CA Traveler 10/29/14 12:12pm Tech Issues
RE: What gauge wire?

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CA Traveler 10/29/14 12:05pm Tech Issues
RE: What gauge wire?

Assuming you're connecting the panels in parallel, the distance is 35' one way and PWM controller then 10ga would give you a 1.5V drop plus the additional drop to the battery. You might want to consider a combiner box and then 8 ga to the controller. You should get more information if you post all of the details like controller type, all existing wiring lengths and gauge and panel specs.
CA Traveler 10/29/14 12:03pm Tech Issues
RE: What gauge wire?

Assuming you're connecting the panels in parallel, the distance is 35' one way and PWM controller then 10ga would give you a 1.5V drop plus the additional drop to the battery. You might want to consider a combiner box and then 8 ga to the controller. You should get more information if you post all of the details - controller type, panel specs and all involved wiring lengths and existing wire size.
CA Traveler 10/29/14 12:02pm Tech Issues
RE: ?'s about AC, Electric in BR and and thank you!

Neither of our HRs powered the bedroom plugs except for the TV plug, so it sounds "normal" to me. A/Cs have a hard start capacitor to help with starting. Yours might need to be replaced. Check the voltage right at the A/C as it starts as it could be a low voltage problem.
CA Traveler 10/28/14 11:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DirecTV Troubles

I'd point out that in a typical setup the splitter is located in the actic and putting the PI up there means you need AC power. On the other hand placing it next to the receiver means that AC power is available. And the DTV splitters I've seen are marked DC In and Dish out. I could do either setup in the RV but follow the splitter labeling. Plus at home when I leave in the RV all power is turned off at one location ie Blue Ray, TV, PI, etc - note the receiver is moved to the MH so no recording at home.
CA Traveler 10/27/14 05:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Microwave or Convection Microwave

Is there a difference in the amount of battery power used cooking the same thing microwave vs. convection? Just thought of that when running either off the inverter.I'd vote for convection using the most power because: 1. The MW will immediately cycle on and off unless on full power. 2. Convection has a warm up period 3. Convection cooking takes longer
CA Traveler 10/27/14 04:04pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Satellite TV

While I don't have DNS the guide lists HD and SD channels for both E and W. DNS is for folks that don't get local OTA channels and I suspect they would want HD like anyone else. Plus all of the non local HD channels that are available. Her statement doesn't pass the smell test.Just checked the guide and I have the DNS West channels and HD is just fine. I never applied for DNS so this is a mystery. I'll check the bill next week.
CA Traveler 10/27/14 07:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Microwave or Convection Microwave

Seems as though I am in the minority. Our previous motorhome had a microwave oven and we frequently popped pop corn as a evening snack while watching TV. We also cooked some TV dinners. That motorhome also had a gas oven that never got used. Our current motorhome has both a regular gas oven and a microwave/convection oven combination. I have tried and tried to pop popcorn and burned it every time. It seems like the convection heat cannot be shut off to only use the microwaves. Zero kernels pop, they just burn and once started the paper bag with a small fire. I am convinced it is an operator error. :BAre you using the pre packaged popcorn in a bag? We've never had a problem with several MWs. Years ago we had a young gal start a fire in our S&B kitchen with popcorn in a MW. Same thing the bag caught on fire, etc.
CA Traveler 10/27/14 06:41am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Fort Bragg to San Francisco on Hwy 1

Check with the Petaluma CG for transportation to SF and consider using he ferry out of Sausalito. I don't recommend the CG at Candle Stick as it's adjacent to a high crime area. There is a CG in Daly City on US 1 but check on transportation. South San Francisco has a CG within walking distance of BART. I drove through it for a quick check and it looked OK. There are no SF CGs. Your only other choice would be one in the East Bay near BART. Crossing the GG bridge there are no toll takers but you have to pay. Stay right drive through, wait a day and pay online. I don't recommend 101 through SF but perhaps OK with 26'. I take the second right after the bridge to 19th Ave to 280.
CA Traveler 10/27/14 06:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Fort Bragg to San Francisco on Hwy 1

I've driven US 1 with a 36' with toad. It's a slow but good coast road. Near Leggett there are 15 MPH switch backs but then not so bad. Or 20 is not to bad and I wouldn't go down to 128 and back to Ft Bragg. Wish I could go to Ft Bragg but 20 is also prohibited for us. Approaching the GG bridge 1 is windy. South of Bodega Bay you could take the cutoff to Petaluma - good road.
CA Traveler 10/27/14 06:16am Roads and Routes
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