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RE: Solar plan

I installed 3x250W, MPPT60, remote, etc last Dec for $1447. No panel shipping as I picked them up from Solar Blvd. You can install them to avoid rig shadows as I did. Flat mounted and i got 600W output (45A) on 3/3/15. I could add a 4th going series/parallel. The MPPT60 will derate to 60A should that ever be reached with 4 panels. But if so it would only be around noon time. For me no tilting and no rig shadows. MC4 connectors make removing a panel or bypassing a panel easy should that ever be necessary. I carry several spare connectors and wire. 10ga UV wires straight to the controller. 42' + pigtails with almost no loss due to the high voltage. You have lots of panel room for the 24V panels if you think outside the box. I had a lot less room. My installation.
CA Traveler 04/26/15 08:28am Tech Issues
RE: surge protector

Hardwired. Took longer to route the remote cable than install the base unit. Sure glad I have the remote.
CA Traveler 04/25/15 02:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Question For AGM Battery Owners...

lvylog, I'm guessing you have a Magnum ME2012. At any rate I typically get 80A out of my 100A rated ME2012. The DC output rating is based on 120V at the input terminals. This is one of 4 cost design tradeoffs that Magnum designed. I asked because I may need to add more battery capacity in the future and chargine etc has to be considered.
CA Traveler 04/24/15 08:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Power inverter installation

For the few rare times that I need to run of the inverter I bring the umbilical to the inverter and plug it in then have hydro to the entire rig. But I've only used it that way for short periods of time. Please tell me if I am doing it wrong. Its a Cat CPL 1000 inverter running off 2 Crown cr235 6voltsThat's fine but turn off the charger. With the inverter drawing from the batteries to supply the charger to charge the batteries to supply the inverter doesn't work and will drain the batteries even faster.
CA Traveler 04/24/15 02:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Question For AGM Battery Owners...

lvylog, How are you going to charge the closet batteries? Parallel to house batteries, additional charger or ???
CA Traveler 04/24/15 12:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Surge Protector - Progressive, or something better?

And I've emailed about specs and price. I suspect that these are very expensive units and they are certainly rather large in size. Did they ever get back to you? They haven't answered my request for specs yet.Not yet.
CA Traveler 04/23/15 03:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surge Protector - Progressive, or something better?

115V is the Dometic spec in the manual and hence there is no information on high/low limits. We don't often see voltages below 108V but good to know that the PI will shut down at 104V. Last summer when it was hot I had my first low voltage on 50A. The park was full with lots of ACs running and it was an older park so age might be a factor.
CA Traveler 04/23/15 03:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No AC power when plugged into a good AC shore power source?

It could also be the shore cord or any wiring up to the ATS.
CA Traveler 04/21/15 01:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Surge Protector - Progressive, or something better?

OK But what is the lowest voltage for the motor? My Dometic says 115V period. So do I turn it off at 114V or at 107V or whatever? And your motor may be different and it may not be 108-132? Just raising what-ifs?
CA Traveler 04/21/15 01:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 400w inverter to entertainment center

My MH TV uses 72W, SWM brick 72W and HR44 DTV receiver 240W or 384W total. Or about 32AH battery draw.
CA Traveler 04/21/15 11:57am Tech Issues
RE: Surge Protector - Progressive, or something better?

Are these surge guards adjustable? I thought any voltage under 108 for any length of time would damage AC motors and such.Not adjustable. 108-132 is the US utility standard. A particular motor may/may not be OK with lower voltage, check the specs. I'm OK with a slightly lower cut off voltage and it does reduce the number of low voltage disconnects.
CA Traveler 04/21/15 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surge Protector - Progressive, or something better?

And I've emailed about specs and price. I suspect that these are very expensive units and they are certainly rather large in size.
CA Traveler 04/21/15 11:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Vehicle GPS's

I use S&T for route panning then enter the destination in Garmin. I always use any route with a degree of intelligence. I like the Garmin map display, lane changes and time of arrival. Sometimes there are to many voice prompts but they just get ignored.
CA Traveler 04/21/15 11:36am Technology Corner
RE: 400w inverter to entertainment center

You should be able to access the 120V where it connects to the slide. Use a switch or ATS and connect to the inverter in the front.
CA Traveler 04/21/15 08:47am Tech Issues
RE: Taking RV out of long-term storage

I wouldn't drain the fuel unless required. With a new tank of fuel see how it runs.
CA Traveler 04/20/15 04:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A little help needed.

Also pull out drawers and look under them for the valves/drains.
CA Traveler 04/20/15 04:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Surge Protector - Progressive, or something better?

Eco Wise 50/1 whole house voltage regulator. Primarily used to protect office floors of computers in Mexico, (just catching on) and for use with solar. Bought it of the shelf in Home Depot, Mazatlan. About 700 dollars cdn. I have not read where "buck and boost" is available in all models however my power remained at 122 volts, both legs for 5 months. During this time the power (known from other campers) was all over the board, usually over 132, but dropped significantly during peak use of electricity in the area as well as the campground.Interesting new to me autoformer. Thanks for posting. My take is it should be compared to autoformers and not power protectors like the PI units. Did anyone else in the CG have a autoformer? It appears to me that the EW 30/1 would be adequate for a 30A RV and the EW 100/2 for a 50A rig. How is this unit used with solar?
CA Traveler 04/20/15 04:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Storing your "stinky slinky"

5" vinyl fence post offers a lot of options including caps (not shown). A semi round vinyl gutter that fits inside and can slide in/out with the contents is also available. http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo134/catraveler/DSC04593s.jpg http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo134/catraveler/DSC04594s.jpg
CA Traveler 04/20/15 03:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Unique Solar Question

Install a second shore cord for just the AC as suggested above to accomplish what you want. My reasoning for setting it up this way is: 1)Don't get charged for electricity power when hooked up to shore power to run tv, lights, stereo, etc. You'll be paying for the A/C usage which is the most significant usage. You'll also be paying with shorter battery life. Plus the initial cost of solar. In the end over a period of time you might save some $ but your reasoning is questionable to me. And many CGs don't charge extra for electricty, although it's more common for full timers. 2) eliminate the need for a automatic transfer switch to sense when plugged into shore power and switch from solar to shore power automatically and vice versa. This makes no sense at all. An ATS is baically used to switch your AC between shore power and gen. It has absolutely nothing to do with DC including the charger and solar.
CA Traveler 04/20/15 10:08am Tech Issues
RE: Sealed FLA batteries and venting

I used this white box for my sons GC2s. It was an easy job to seal and vent this box. The batteries fit nicely in the box with no wasted space.
CA Traveler 04/19/15 05:34pm Tech Issues
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