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RE: Battery monitor: useful tool or toy?

I have a voltmeter and an ammeter. The voltmeter tells me when I should recharge and the ammeter tells me when the battery is sufficiently charged.
tenbear 10/31/14 05:15pm Tech Issues
RE: 12V LED TV options

In 2012 I bought a DC/DC Converter DC 8-50V to 12v 3A Car Power Supply. Unfortunately, it is no longer available, but it does exist.
tenbear 10/31/14 10:41am Tech Issues
RE: Freshwater tank taking in water from unknown source...

Maybe you could open the fresh water tank drain, and leave it open, so that you could tell when the tank is receiving water. That might enable you to tell something about the problem.
tenbear 10/31/14 06:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 12V LED TV options

Some of the TVs that use a brick are 14 volt. These will work just as well as the 12v. The voltage is usually marked on the brick. Don't ask the salesmen about 12v TVs, they don't know. The advantage of using a 12-14 volt TV is it uses less power than using an inverter. Not important if you have hookups but if you are camping off the grid it will reduce the current drain and allow you to watch TV longer. It also allows you to hook-up the TV once and use it whether or not you have hookups without re-hooking up the TV. Yes, I have a 12v TV.
tenbear 10/30/14 03:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Handy Hints, Gadgets, Products & Gizmos

I am researching portable 'washing' machines and there are so many styles and brands. Would love to hear what has worked well for you. Interested only in models with a spin cycle. Thanks in advance! Here is another portable washing machine thread, about a year old.
tenbear 10/30/14 02:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: battery maintainer

I agree, one maintainer should work fine assuming the batteries are charged to start with.
tenbear 10/30/14 08:00am Tech Issues
RE: DeLorme Street Atlas

Thanks for the heads-up. I used Delorme a few years ago but liked Streets and Trips better. Guess I'll switch back to Delorme.
tenbear 10/30/14 07:54am Technology Corner
RE: The pink stuff in the toilet.

I put some pink stuff in it and watch it to make sure it doesn't dry out.
tenbear 10/29/14 08:11pm Tech Issues
RE: How to measure DC current

Sometimes I use my multimeter, sometimes my DC clamp-on and if I want to see how much current is flowing into or out of my battery I use the built-in ammeter. (Built in by me.) Perhaps you could give more details of what you want to measure.
tenbear 10/29/14 08:07pm Tech Issues
RE: LED Porch Light

If you could check the voltage at the light with the light on, and with no bulb, it will tell you more than just checking the voltage with no bulb. If the voltage drops with the bulb lit, you have a bad connection. If there are other lamps on the same circuit, unplug the fuse to see what other lights go out, that may help you locate the bad connection.
tenbear 10/29/14 07:54pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Cool Mods - Thread restored 10/18/2012

The laptop display has 1366 pixels width. Did your monitor display the width of 1000 correctly? I wouldn't think the resolution would affect the width of the display.???? I tried to center the display but it still wouldn't fit my 1366 screen. I haven't gotten down to take a close look at the steps. It's stopped raining but still some showers. I'll take a look when it dries out a bit.
tenbear 10/29/14 03:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Measuring V loss during charging

Add switches to my list of things that constitute "wiring".:B
tenbear 10/29/14 03:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Measuring V loss during charging

So in my example, some part of the resistance is coming from the battery, right? If there was no wiring resistance, would the charger and battery terminals read the same voltage, whatever it may be? The voltage drop between the converter and the battery is entirely due to the resistance of the wiring between the two. The wiring consists of the wire, connections, fuses and the chassis. Ohms law is a simple thing, voltage = current x resistance or E = I x R, R = E / I and I = E / R. So when the battery draws a lot of current, the charging voltage at the battery drops and as the battery charges, the voltage increases. Its all a function of the resistance in the circuit. Reduce the resistance and you will get more voltage at the battery and thus faster charging.
tenbear 10/29/14 02:36pm Tech Issues
RE: toilette tissue

I would really like to see a logical explanation of what possible difference it makes whether a TP breaks down in less than 1 minute, versus one that breaks down in 5 minutes. A facial tissue that may not breakdown at all, I can understand being a potential issue with sensors, macerators, etc. X2
tenbear 10/29/14 08:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Cool Mods - Thread restored 10/18/2012

Limoges_Camper, looks like you made a real good mod, but your pics are so wide I have to scroll back and forth to read anything. You could improve the readability by editing your post and changing the width=1000 to width=640 for each picture. Thanks, done, and just how small is your monitor? :D Thank you! I am using a 15.6" laptop. I don't think it is the monitor, but maybe differences in the portal. I access the forum thru rv.net, but I know the forum has several other portals. Perhaps they have different widths, or different display configurations. Which portal do you use and did the wider width fit the screen without constant scrolling? I was interested in your mod since my steps sag a bit too. I will have to take a look underneath to see just what the problem is. Looking at it from the outside, I don't think it is the same problem.
tenbear 10/29/14 07:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Cool Mods - Thread restored 10/18/2012

Limoges_Camper, looks like you made a real good mod, but your pics are so wide I have to scroll back and forth to read anything. You could improve the readability by editing your post and changing the width=1000 to width=640 for each picture.
tenbear 10/29/14 06:05am Travel Trailers
RE: inside lights are not steady

is there a better one that will fit? the new batteries have been on trickle charge for 3 years- unused. the tech said they were fine. Progressive Dynamics makes several converters that are a direct replacement for your 7300 series. Here is a link to the 45 amp version. The PD converters are much better than the Parallax converters, faster charging and easier on the batteries.
tenbear 10/28/14 03:58pm Tech Issues
RE: RF Interference from LED Lights affecting TV?

Like Gdetrailer says. All of my lights have been changed to leds without regulators. I have had no problem with voltages as high as 14.4v, the max output of my converter.
tenbear 10/28/14 03:49pm Tech Issues
RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

Ran the generator and the engine to distribute the fuel stabilizer and to exercise the genny.
tenbear 10/28/14 03:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Are Tioga 31M m/h's equipped with inverter by Fleetwood?

I used 10 gauge wire, as was recommended to me by someone on another forum. The distance from the batteries to the inverter is at most two feet. I looked at heavier gauge wire, but it was just too stiff and too heavy. Smaller gauge than 10 gauge was too light, so I think the 10 gauge was the right choice. My inverter is only 350 watt, and will only power the DVD player. Sounds good, you still might want to consider a fuse. 30A ought to protect everything.
tenbear 10/27/14 04:59pm Class C Motorhomes
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