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RE: Anybody with Camco Olympian Heaters?

There are other vented no power heaters. They are blue flame I think. empire vented no power required
pianotuna 08/01/15 08:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Does DEKA make a good UPS battery?

Deka is a reputable brand. How much does it weigh?
pianotuna 08/01/15 12:00pm Tech Issues
RE: fridge sensor up or down for colder?

Hi Jim, Up--but it doesn't make a heck of a difference in mine. I finally added interior fans and that has helped immensely, especially with initial cool down time.
pianotuna 08/01/15 11:56am Tech Issues
RE: Dual battery in 5th wheel

This is what is balanced and best for twin twelve volt batteries. http://www.rubyorchid.com/RV/images/Pianotuna12V.png As it often doesn't cost a dime more to do this, I think it is worth the trouble. If you wish to understand the "why" surf here: correctly interconnecting multiple twelve volt batteries Others may say it doesn't matter--but unless there is a compelling reason to not optimize charging and discharging why not do it the best possible way?
pianotuna 08/01/15 11:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Speaking of heating pads

Hi, Are they 12 volt or 120 volt?
pianotuna 07/31/15 03:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Staying in Canada this Winter

Osoyoos B.C. Some low end parks are $400 per month. Fancy ones with pools are about double that.
pianotuna 07/31/15 08:48am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 6V Deep Cycle Batteries

Did you accidentally charge the batteries to reverse polarity? Check to see with a meter.
pianotuna 07/31/15 08:45am Tech Issues
RE: 15k ac unit recommendations

Hi, What killed the old one? If it is low voltage then acquire an autoformer. I'm partial to units that are capable of being used as heat pumps.
pianotuna 07/27/15 07:03pm Toy Haulers
RE: A question on rolled shore power cords

I solved the issue by cutting off the cord. I added a male end to the cut off RV cord, and a female end to the remainder.
pianotuna 07/27/15 01:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Solar panel for storage

If you plan to 'grow' the solar farm, make sure to get a controller that will handle all the panels that may be added. The controller should have a temperature compensation sensor on the battery, and voltage sense wires are good, too.
pianotuna 07/27/15 01:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Installing (6) 6volt Batteries - Is My Wiring Diagram OK

1 and 12 will also work.
pianotuna 07/26/15 07:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Yes it's my own D***N fault

S.G. of 1.2 = 50% state of charge Assuming 1.285 is 100%, 1.265 is about 88% Self discharge on golf cart batteries is in that ball park over a 5 week 'rest' period. I'd say the batteries have been recovered and should be kept in service. SG and Voltage
pianotuna 07/25/15 10:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Recommendations to replace BlueSky 2000 MPPT

Hi, I would consider the Tristar MPPT 60 amp unit.
pianotuna 07/25/15 10:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Good news -- a tree branch ripped off my antenna

Hi, Great that it didn't cause you lots of grief. I consider my antenna a waste of space and money.
pianotuna 07/24/15 07:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Inverter/Charger Question

Hi, My magnum 3000 watt will charge at 125 amps from a 15 amp supply. The yamaha generator will do 16 amps continuous. My questions are on the 100amp chargers on these inverters. Will the Yamaha 2000 be able to power those 100amp chargers if I need to charge the batteries when I winter camp. Also, is the PD9245 going to put enough amps into the 3-4 batteries or should I just take it out and use the inverter/charger only. If the 100amp charger won't work on the Yamaha 2000, then can I just leave the 9245 and switch to that to charge the batteries off the genny. I have heard a PD9280 won't run on a yamaha2000. Will the 100amp charger work on a 15amp 120v outlet from my house? Kinda confused on these larger chargers.
pianotuna 07/24/15 03:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Solution

hi Mr Wizard, The specs are the same for mine. They are used telecom batteriess, so have spent 3 years on float. There was no core charge. http://www.wholesalebatteriesdirect.com/73252-73137-thickbox/cd-dynasty-ups12-490mr-ups-12-490-mr-141ah-high-max-rate-battery.jpg width=420 ups12-490mr 12 volt 139.2 ah (20 hour rate) 488 WPC 15 minute rate to 1.67 volts Float charge 13.5 to 13.8 @ 77 F (25c) IEC rating 124. ah 10 hour rate to 1.80 VPC @ 20 c (68 F) 11.5" tall 13" long 6.75" wide weight 100 lbs ups-490mr pdf ups battery My surplus ..CD technology AGMs turned 4 years of daily use this month, they are rated new 139 amp hrs, they are taller than group 29/31 and weigh 100# each and yes that's the C20 rating Sounds like PT found some of the same ones...great batteries
pianotuna 07/24/15 02:38pm Tech Issues
cleaning up a battery slide out

Hi all, Any advice on cleaning up a nasty corroded battery slide out on a Class C?
pianotuna 07/23/15 09:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Solution

Hi, I will be charging the new to me batteries using the Magnum inverter/charger which does have an AGM setting. The jars are 11.5 inches to the top of the posts. They look like a group 29 other than that and the 140 amp-hours is the 20 hour rate.
pianotuna 07/23/15 09:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Installing (6) 6volt Batteries - Is My Wiring Diagram OK

Hi, If you want the system to have perfect balance then each 'set' of six volts needs to have cables to a buss bar, and all cables should be the same length. This is method #3 from the Smartgauge web site. http://www.smartgauge.co.uk/images/batt_v_new.gif It shows four jars--but you can leave out one, I'm certain.
pianotuna 07/23/15 06:04pm Tech Issues
RE: I want to measure my own KWH kilowatt hours

watt meters
pianotuna 07/23/15 05:50pm Tech Issues
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