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RE: Converter Question

Sorry I hijacked your thread iski4fun. Do yourself a favor and buy one of these IOTAs. You can't beat the price, and I believe you will need one. If you're not comfortable putting a 120V plug on it, find someone that can. Even without the IQ4 controller, it's better than what you have. My WFCO converter puts out a constant 13.6V and I've lived with it for 7 years. You just have to be careful to not let it boil your battery.
2112 11/24/20 02:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Converter Question

Thanks for the heads up According to the description and video, it's IQ4 compatible
2112 11/24/20 02:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Converter Question

WOW that IOTA is a deal. I grabbed 1 to replace my WFCO junk. 30A is all I need. The IQ4 upgrade is $20 on Amazon Thanks for sharing
2112 11/24/20 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Converter Question

It would not be outside. Gdetrailer gave you some good places to look. He is correct that some manufacturers use the circuit breaker he illustrated as a convenient terminal block. Start at the positive battery terminal and work your way back, following each wire. You should find that breaker. Follow any wires connected to it. Your emergency brake switch would be in this path as well. There is a good chance a previous owner removed it. The electrical tape wrapped on the bundle in your last pic doesn't look factory installed Look at the bright side, you're learning a lot about your trailer :)
2112 11/24/20 03:43am Tech Issues
RE: Converter Question

This may help Follow the wire from the "B" connection above the fuses or the positive cable from the battery. If there is a converter it will be connected to them.
2112 11/22/20 04:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Converter Question

This may help Follow the wire from the "B" connection above the fuses or the positive cable from the battery. If there is a converter it will be connected to them.
2112 11/22/20 04:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Pure sine wave inverter suggestions?

I'm sorry I got your hopes up only to tell you this converter won't work for your application. 2 problems: It's only good for 360W at 12V If you do indeed have a smart charger, you can't replace it with this converter and expect it to work without developing additional circuits. The BMS tells the charger what to do. We were debating if you should without determining if you could. FWIW: I have 3 of these converters in use for different purposes without issue. One boosts my TV voltage to my FW battery to a constant 14.2V to recharge my battery while driving if needed. I have a toggle switch to remove it from circuit if not needed. Another in my boat to recharge my 24V trolling motor battery bank. The third runs a 48V hoist. I have a fourth on the shelf as a spare but haven't needed it.
2112 11/12/20 08:42am Truck Campers
RE: Pure sine wave inverter suggestions?

What's your charge current requirement? Are they lithium batteries with internal battery management system?
2112 11/11/20 01:45pm Truck Campers
RE: Pure sine wave inverter suggestions?

I think that thing generates 150kHz DC pulses and smoothes and regulates them to a higher DC output voltage very efficiently. It's a DC input switching power supply. Going through an inverter to create true AC, and then an AC to DC charger is an inefficient, but simple approach. Maybe 70% efficient at best. So you are saying that generating modified wave and stepping up voltage is not making it inverter? I tought I know something about electricity, but evidently not. Maybe our definition of an inverter differ. Regardless, I was just pointing out an efficient alternative to OP if it meets his power requirements.
2112 11/10/20 03:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Pure sine wave inverter suggestions?

I need to charge an electric dirt bike. Its charger is AC only and I will pay the extra for a pure sine wave inverter. I had a MSW inverter for my microwave and it really did not like the MSW. My CPAP runs from 12VDC. Thanks all.Why not just boost the DC with something like THIS? There is a lot of loss converting DC to AC then back to DC That's an interesting product. Thanks, I'll look into it. What do you think that thing is? DC to DC chargers are inverters with converters in the same unit.I think that thing generates 150kHz DC pulses and smoothes and regulates them to a higher DC output voltage very efficiently. It's a DC input switching power supply. Going through an inverter to create true AC, and then an AC to DC charger is an inefficient, but simple approach. Maybe 70% efficient at best.
2112 11/10/20 10:24am Truck Campers
RE: Pure sine wave inverter suggestions?

I need to charge an electric dirt bike. Its charger is AC only and I will pay the extra for a pure sine wave inverter. I had a MSW inverter for my microwave and it really did not like the MSW. My CPAP runs from 12VDC. Thanks all.Why not just boost the DC with something like THIS? There is a lot of loss converting DC to AC then back to DC
2112 11/09/20 08:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Battery problem

I recently worked on an Escalade with the same symptoms. It was caused by a poor crimp connection on the negative battery cable. Where the lead terminal clamp is crimped to the copper ground cable. It would have been impossible to find it without a voltmeter.
2112 11/04/20 01:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for fellow RVing writers

I enjoy reading Becky's IO Blog. Very interesting young lady. She doesn't post as much as she did in the past.
2112 11/02/20 10:55am RV Lifestyle
RE: Towing Safety Tech

Adaptive cruise, and me not being ready for it, got me a speeding citation last month in our new 2020 Ford Edge. I had cruise set on 65 going with the flow in the inside lane. We enter city limits where the speed limit is reduced to 45, adapive cruise doing its thing. We approach an LEO in the center median. No problem, I'm doing <45. As I approach the LEO the car in front of me changes lanes, leaving open road in front of me. The adaptive cruise sped up to 55 before I realized what it was doing. It was trying to get back to 65. I was wrote up for doing 55 in a 45. $255 deferred. Other than that, I like the technology.
2112 10/31/20 07:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sunrunners - opposite of Snowbirds?

We "Summerize" ours and use it in the winter. Our camping season starts in September
2112 10/27/20 04:19pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Battery over charging

I was having the same problem with my WFCO. I made one with a MOSFET and a timer. It charges 1 hour every 5 days.
2112 10/26/20 08:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Found a unicorn

Do the newer Max Payload models have 6 lug wheels now? Earlier models had 7. Just curious
2112 10/25/20 06:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rechargeable Spot Light

I love my Alpha Flashlight for up to about 100 yards. I can tell you what not to buy, the Q-Beam Max Million III. I have owned a Max Million II for years and it's an incredible true halogen spot light, holding a tight spot for over a 1/4 mile. The rechargeable battery eventually failed. Rather than buying a new battery I decided to buy a whole new setup. The II was obsolete so I bought the III. The III is nowhere close to being the same quality and capability as the II. It's not a spotlight. The III is junk.
2112 10/19/20 03:32am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Which Shocks for 2017 F150 Ecoboost

I went with Timbrens, LT tires and eventually 5100's.
2112 10/18/20 07:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Propane Coffee Pot

We use a french press and a pot to boil the water in. It's a bit time consuming but makes a great cup of coffee
2112 10/18/20 07:07pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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