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RE: ISB Sola Basic advice?

Hi, The Sola Basic comes with a #10 input wire. Everything else is up to you. Be aware that it is 4000 VA not 4000 watts. If offers three levels of boost at 110, 100, and 90 volts and one level of buck at 135 volts. I added a 30 amp female outlet. I added a 15 amp outlet to the input side to monitor input voltage and a 15 amp outlet to the output side to monitor output voltage. I plug a surge protector into the input of the Sola. I added a handle to make it easier to move around. It is not light weight. There is a unit that does maintain voltage better (possibly using a switched power supply) mentioned in a thread on rvnet, but I don't remember the name. If you can find the one that keeps voltage constant, I'd go with it. The reason I did not is because I did not know it existed. You are probably talking about the other one I have. I'll try to remember to look tomorrow and post back here what it is called. It only guards against over voltage though. It won't raise a low voltage. but otherwise it's regulation is excellent.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/17/18 12:01am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: ISB Sola Basic advice?

Three of us bought these in Mazatlan and spliced them into our 30 amp extension cords. We also learned that here is a small single turn pot on the circuit board so we could adjust the switching points as ours seemed to switch about 108 rather than 110v. Otherwise , I can confirrn that when you add a heavy load at 115 v, the voltage drops for an instant and then boosts to 120. Highly recommend this for Mexican electrical systems. It is GREAT to find out about this! Ours would not switch enough or fast enough to allow our heat pump (AC) to start. The voltage dropped too much so that the inverter kicked in to allow the compressor to start then reverted to the line voltage. This hard use eventually killed the inverter (Xantrex prosine 2.0) We're not in Mexico this season but I'll try that in the fall.
Canadian Rainbirds 02/16/18 11:57pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: RV title or registration

Interesting. British Columbia, and I believe it is true of all Canadian Provinces and Territories, doesn't have titles for motor vehicles or trailers. Just the registration document which comes from a printer. Hard to tell original from copy. We'll see what happens this year. Mexico recognizes that Canadian Registration documents are the Title! If You are making a photocopy of the registration be sure to do a two sided copy! Thanks Rob! Buy you a margarita at El Manglar!
Canadian Rainbirds 10/03/17 12:16am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: RV title or registration

Interesting. British Columbia, and I believe it is true of all Canadian Provinces and Territories, doesn't have titles for motor vehicles or trailers. Just the registration document which comes from a printer. Hard to tell original from copy. We'll see what happens this year.
Canadian Rainbirds 09/25/17 01:05pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: GPS Preferences Please

Contemplating acquisition of a GPS after losing my co-pilot's 2nd set of eyes vs. relying upon a phone mapping program. All comments greatly appreciated! Garmin-- RV Dezl Model with 7" screen. X2. There are a few quirks, but we like it a lot. Its pronunciation of Spanish words is a bit of a giggle at times! (We keep the voice prompts OFF.)
Canadian Rainbirds 09/25/17 12:59pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: PICKUP TRUCKS DENIED ACCESS TO MEXICO

Thanks Brian, forwarding a link to this thread to my sister and brother-in-law who are planning a Mexican trip this winter with a pickup with canopy and travel trailer.
Canadian Rainbirds 09/21/17 09:22pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Close to the Season

Must be getting close. Two new topics today.
Canadian Rainbirds 09/06/17 12:05am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: INM Enforcement of 6 Month “Tourist” Visas

Interesting. I doubt the working with a tourist visa applies to members of this forum. BUT buried in Steve's articles there is mention of not being able to fly out and leave a vehicle with a TIP in Mexico. I know Tequila has done that a few times. Moisheh I know of several that fly home for Christmas every year leaving the rig and toad behind. I have done it once, for a friends funeral, but the motorhome was in my name with the 10 year permit, the toad in my wife's name, she stayed in Mexico.
Canadian Rainbirds 09/06/17 12:03am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Power Pedestal Connections

ground and neutral are common. To the best of my knowledge ground and neutral are always common as they are connected to the same bar in the main panel - I don't know of any other way of doing it. I have seen NO earth ground in many Mexican campgrounds. To fool the testers, the earth ground terminal is shorted to the neutral at the post!
Canadian Rainbirds 09/05/17 11:59pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Wise To Avoid State Of Michoacan Temporarily

How about an Update David? We may take that route southbound in late November and again Northbound in February/March 2018 Note: We managed it Northbound this February, arriving home safely, Jeep still attached. :B
Canadian Rainbirds 09/05/17 11:56pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Mexico wagon masters

If I were a bit more fit, that might be fun. At least once. :B
Canadian Rainbirds 09/05/17 11:53pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

In to the shop this morning and back this afternoon. Replace/rewired/rearranged 4 GCs, added a cut off switch (actually a thermal breaker) between the solar panels and the controller. Very tight space, took the tech 3 1/2 hours including making up a couple of new main cables. Glad I realised early on that I wasn't up to it: neither the strength nor stamina these days.
Canadian Rainbirds 07/31/17 08:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wise To Avoid State Of Michoacan Temporarily

Hey David; come across any good slightly used Jeeps down there? :B
Canadian Rainbirds 06/04/17 12:01am RVing in Mexico and South America
Replacing Xantrex Prosine 2,0 Recommendations

The third Prosine 2.0 inverterd/charger has died. Very little room near batteries. SEE PIC since then in electric bay below the charger is the SC 2030 solar controler and shunt for the Trimetric 2030 monitor. Need +/- 100A charging and easy to set charge parameters. (4 X 6V GS, 480 AH total) 2KW PSW Could go separate charger and transfer switch but where to put them? Recommendations? https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xuNJJb1wGVA/UtxPWcXS9kI/AAAAAAAAHZY/OJ0nZYZj_Yo/s1600/DSCN4112.JPG
Canadian Rainbirds 05/23/17 03:37pm Tech Issues
RE: UPDATE Yuma AC repair recommendation?

UPDATE: Should have posted this weeks/months ago. On the way home, in San Carlos, on their 30A RV outlet the heatpump worked great. No problem starting. HOWEVER I had taken the Xantrex out of circuit (it had died) so there was no low voltage protection. It runs fine on the generator (7500 Onan Quite Diesel) Looks like it was just an inadequate supply.
Canadian Rainbirds 05/23/17 03:20pm Class A Motorhomes
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