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RE: Replacing current 30A with MPPT controller - make sense?

What do you hope to improve with MPPT? Given that there are already 480 watts of solar, any competent PWM controller may work well.
pianotuna 04/23/18 10:04pm Tech Issues
RE: 15 amp adapter running the air conditioner

I suggest jumping all the way to 50 amp. either way Im having a 30 amp installed.......No more questions. Im getting used to all this adapter. Im sure its a smaller a/c unit so thats prob why it was able to run
pianotuna 04/23/18 08:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacing current 30A with MPPT controller - make sense?

What is the existing system (watts, battery bank size)? What charge controller?
pianotuna 04/23/18 12:31am Tech Issues
RE: 15 amp adapter running the air conditioner

What was the voltage?
pianotuna 04/23/18 12:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electric Frypan Technical Advice

Hi Almot, He can--but the nearest refill place is at least 50 miles one way. I'm still curious why it is not possible to run a small propane burner inside that old motorhome.
pianotuna 04/22/18 07:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric Frypan Technical Advice

Hi Mex, Induction cooker and MSW probably doesn't work because the controls are computerized. I have seen a dual hot plat at Walmart with manual controls. The ones with solid burners are slow to respond and do not seem to work well (yes I had one). https://www.walmart.com/ip/Brentwood-Electric-Countertop-Double-Burner-White/22107858 I do have a single burner non inductive hob that works well with MSW.
pianotuna 04/22/18 01:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Choice Opinion Please

BFL13, I think the 0.3 would be 250 X 0.3 = 75 amps max charging rate. But I could be wrong.
pianotuna 04/22/18 09:11am Tech Issues
RE: Battery Choice Opinion Please

I would have bought two. I would have no hesitation using a large inverter with a draw of up to 1000 watts on a single jar. The one hour rate in the specifications suggests 137.5 amps.
pianotuna 04/21/18 09:59pm Tech Issues
RE: an invalid topic 2 AGM batteries and converter

Hi, AGM do recharge more quickly due to lower internal resistance. Flooded at 85% state of charge only accept a 12.5 amps charging rate (per 100 amp-hours of capacity) and that gets lower as 100% is approached. This tapering of charge rates seems to happen at about 95% state of charge for AGM. Self discharge is much lower in an AGM. My personal opinion is that the very nature of the design makes them some what more vibration tolerant. AGM are going to be more expensive per amp-hour than flooded golf cart batteries. AGM may exhibit less voltage drop than golf cart. With any battery cell count matters. More cells increases the risk of failure. My ideal bank would be 1000 amp-hours of six 2 volt AGM. Seeing as I have a beer budget, I'm using 556 amp-hours consisting of for 12 volt telecom jars. Telecom agm is a special subset and appear to act as if they were flooded to some extent. But it is the less desirable characteristics that are mimicked such as lower current (amperage) recharging rates. For example, the suggested maximum recharging rate for mine is limited to 27 amps each. OK, not a total battery geek,,,,, yet, but have watched and listened enough to get that a multi use battery ie; deep cycle/starting marine battery is not going to do as well as a Golf Cart battery, have seen very little for some reason about 12 volt deep cycle batteries such as sweeper batteries which can be 12 volt 200+ amphr, in a single unit for under $250, vs the GC-2's Do they both poorly handle 50% + discharge rates? Is one any better than the other? Do the GC batteries better handle bouncing around? Can AGM's better handle a 75% discharge? And how long to recharge both types? Those of you deeply invested in the differing types seem to get so deep into the littlest differences, that stating the basics in these threads gets by-passed. Would love to see a site or thread explain the advantages of each.
pianotuna 04/21/18 09:44pm Tech Issues
RE: an invalid topic 2 AGM batteries and converter

http://electrabattery.com/images/Polezni_materiali/Zarejdane_v_3_etapa_EN.jpg width=375 I hope this helps.
pianotuna 04/21/18 06:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Four Dollar Per Gallon Gasoline & Diesel Has Arrived

Talleyho69, I hope your new home will be spectacular.
pianotuna 04/20/18 09:45pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Solar Solution Adequate?

Hi obiwancanoli, I suggest an inexpensive ammeter, or amp-hour counter.
pianotuna 04/20/18 09:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help me decide, take it or leave it

Hi Johnnybgood, Washing the roof, unless there is some significant reason, may simply shorten the life span.
pianotuna 04/20/18 09:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help me decide, take it or leave it

I toured the triple E factory in 2004. It was a quality place. Does this one have metal studs in the walls or are they wood? If metal, I'd say "go for it".
pianotuna 04/19/18 08:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suburban Furance supply line question

Phone the store and ask?
pianotuna 04/19/18 12:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Newbie question

if all breakers are off no charging will happen.
pianotuna 04/19/18 09:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar experts....Matching solar panels help needed.

pirlbeck, Make sure the switch is DC rated. Looking for a DPST switch. Del City DPST switch Would something like this be robust enough to be safely used?
pianotuna 04/19/18 09:37am Tech Issues
RE: Boon docking/Dry camping in N.E. Texas

Hi, This may help: https://freecampsites.net/#!Texas&query=region Looking for ideas where I can dry camp/boondock with my 32 ft fifth wheel. It seems like any state park sites without hookups are only large enough for a tent. My wife ok'd the purchase of a generator, so I would like some places to try it out. We definiely will be using it for some NASCAR races, and at a friend's deer lease, but I was thinking that there has got to be some places where we could go, especially during the holidays, when all the popular places fill up.
pianotuna 04/18/18 03:15pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Class C, OWNERS ONLY PLEASE American or Foreign Chasses

D.E.Bishop, I love lazydaze class c units. They are also factory direct. http://www.lazydaze.com/index.htm They have no slides. Perfect for my cold weather.
pianotuna 04/18/18 02:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Having trouble understanding GFCI problem

Hi, Tonight I'm having to use the generator as the GFCI is popping due to wet snow. What a pain!
pianotuna 04/17/18 08:28pm Tech Issues
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