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RE: HVAC - No Compressor run

There is no low pressure cut off on his AC. You should have 12 volts on the YELLOW wire or "Y" terminal at the upper control board. If you do NOT, just jumper the 12 volts from either the GL(low) or GH(high) fan wire. Fan on LO and the GL will have 12 volts. GH and on HIGH it will have 12 volts. IF the Compressor relay fails to close and engage the compressor the upper board is probably bad. Doug Doug, I love reading your prescriptions -you are truly amazing :) !! Many Thanks, 3 tons
3 tons 09/15/21 11:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Lithium cost keep dropping!

That would be one of the few things that is dropping in price these days. I think it’s mostly due to the value of money going down…:) 3 tons If the value of money is going down, the price of an item should be increasing!!!? Bingo!! Suggesting nowadays, the battery’s relatively low price is ‘the exception’ (competition? market flooding? increased efficiency? over supply?)… In general Econ 101 terms, it’s not so much that the cost of goods and services keeps going UP, it’s that the value of our currency keeps going DOWN (Ugg!) due to the ongoing dilution of a nation’s monetary supply - this process can equate to a stealth form of taxation, thus the rational for (at least a lucky few :) ) COLA adjustments… 3 tons
3 tons 09/15/21 08:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Lithium cost keep dropping!

That would be one of the few things that is dropping in price these days. I think it’s mostly due to the value of money going down…:) 3 tons
3 tons 09/14/21 11:03pm Tech Issues
Lithium cost keep dropping!

A FYI only, I haven’t checked into Amazon’s LiFePO4 offerings in quite some time, but just saw this today, 100a/h and 10 year warranty for $338 with $50 coupon applied…I have no experience with this particular brand (I have Aims), so I make no claims as to it’s performance, but the Lithium value quotient is becoming something to consider… https://www.amazon.com/Enjoybot-100Ah-2000-5000-Lifetime-Off-grid/dp/B09CPWMZBZ/ref=sr_1_42?crid=30WW8IZY0IEBH&dchild=1&keywords=lithium+rv+battery+100ah&qid=1631671328&sprefix=Lithium+Rv%2Caps%2C245&sr=8-42 3 tons
3 tons 09/14/21 08:48pm Tech Issues
RE: West Coast Jamboree 2022, Who is Interested?

No Grid Support!! Self-supporting campers need only apply :)
3 tons 09/14/21 05:32pm Truck Campers
RE: 400 mile electric RV

Note that pivoting away from an assumed paradigm takes work and is a particular challenging matter to embrace - a yoke that can be difficult to escape… 3 tons
3 tons 09/14/21 01:21pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

Nice try Pianotuna (don’t like the message, shoot the messenger) but be advised that Personalties are of little interest to me… Make your arguments, no point in taking things so personal… 3 tons
3 tons 09/13/21 07:55pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

3 tons, Why not just say you don't believe global warming is man made? Why??…Great Question, because, real ‘Science’ has little to do with ‘one’s own opinion’ - the point here is to remain skeptical and objective by adhering to the tenants of Scientific Methodology, rather than the ‘assumed to be correct’ group-think…
3 tons 09/13/21 07:13pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

With all due respect, merely a ‘popular notion’ lean in science, made possible by the targeting of a subjective historical baseline (often skewed by political Grant monies) with the subtle intent of producing a pre-ordained conclusion - this, made possible via virtual computer simulations ( * ) offering long-term climate projections…In fact, when it comes to matters involving earth’s temperatures, with all to objectively consider, CO2 is one of the least important items among a panoply, but is a reactionary catalyst for Gov’t intervention…In the U.S. this has resulted in a trend towards de-industrialization (a NIMBY syndrome - China Good!!) and social program dependency… Almost all of these conclusions purposely neglect the chief cause which has been scientifically suggested to be the cycling of cosmic rays (the same source that results in elements - richer in neutrons…) than say iron (element #26), yet by dismissing this all important factor how can these studies claim any validity?? So by simply dismissing this and other more important factors (‘CO2’ by popular consensus the default boogeyman…) that contribute to climate far more than carbon dioxide (such as water vapor - having a far greater coefficient of heat, or say axial and orbital issues), most of what is repeated is merely that which has been implied, reported and repeated…Note the petrified redwood tree stumps which can be found at the Arctic circle (pre-industrialization era), and many examples in world history where a sudden lurch towards a ‘popular idea’ makes for numerous poor outcomes….However, to help underpin your preferred point of view, one might suppose that you too could agree that an ‘objective critical examination’ helps to ensure cogent policy making, eh - It’s a settled Science”!! What makes this so?? (* as with ‘virtual virus’ simulation computer programs - the vagaries of computer modeling) 3 tons
3 tons 09/13/21 06:54pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

Fusion is currently viable and among the lowest cost. Put out your solar panels to collect the energy. Very true Sir, and (for the uninitiated:) ) it’s this same realm of physics which plants exploit when harvesting the necessary energy needed for the conversion of CO2 (a plant fertilizer) into Oxygen (a land and sea animal fertilizer) - it’s in this way that a balance of equilibrium is maintained… The problem is that most of the authentic solutions are weighted down or dismissed entirely due to political gerrymandering and conflicted self-interest, resulting in a parade of red-tape and the emergence of a virtual cottage industry of marginalism and the virtuous sanctioning of ‘For the Children’ styled graft… 3 tons
3 tons 09/13/21 03:25pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

“ Yep, in order for BEVs to be GREEN the vehicle must be charged using clean electricity. As we can see, oil, coal and natural gas are not winners.” Oops, Be forewarned, your social credit score might be in jeopardy - that kinda suggestion is an excursion into ‘wrong-think’, meaning a glitch in the matrix… BTW, Heretofore, the only dependable source of so-called ‘green energy’ is nuclear and earthen dams, but note that due to drought Calif was recently forced to shut down Oroville Dam….. On another note regarding claims surrounding ‘net’ decarbonization, consider too that the carbon produced from the manufacture and costly construction of wind mills and PV panels is never mentioned, and curiously Calif exempts from it calculations all carbon that results from their seasonal wildfires - the greatest source of CA’s carbon production, one that goes under the States famous Cap and Trade carbon credit system, yet another malignancy run by the tenured Bureaucratic fantasy world….”Follow the Science”, except (furnish exemptions) where Science really matters…”The Greatest (fraud) Show on Earth”, P T. Barnum would be ‘green’ with envy ($$) lol… With soooo much high-profile paradigm nonsense present at nearly every turn, who is it that’s driven to look out for our progeny?? 3 tons
3 tons 09/13/21 11:19am Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

Well, that appears to be a fairly solid indictment, and at least an independent salvo into the direction of truth, so just take a moment to consider how many other false man made premises (assumptions minus objective examination) we are routinely exposed to and expected to embrace as beyond critical scrutiny (often to gain a passing grade!)…The phrase ”Follow the Science” has become adulterated to now mean, “Grant Zone, please move along, there’s nothing here to see”…Thus, what’s become a formalized, State sanctioned retreat to ‘tenured mysticism’…JMHO 3 tons
3 tons 09/12/21 06:23pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

Well, nowadays we’re fully immersed in a sea of abject falsities and unsubstantiated paradigms - examples will continue to roll out ad nauseam…No doubt, these vehicles are truly engineering marvels, but their sleek novelty (bolstered whole-cloth via PC taxpayer subsidies) in no way suggest an actual net decarbonization - an ‘objective independent analysis’ (rather than the subversion of outcome based science) might likely crash these EV ‘wild-arse’ assumptions. Nor can the substantially hydrocarbon driven, patch work wire collection we call ‘the grid’ support such follies… Truth is that almost any late model ‘hydrocarbon-DIRECT’ fueled vehicle is very nearly a zero emissions vehicle - yes they emit carbon dioxide (what we exhale, and a fertilizer for plants and rain forest…), but only the weakest of objective evidence exist (or of other anthropomorphic activities) that CO2 substantially contributes to warming cycles (with ‘slight of hand’ far greater causes are neglected or dismissed), but to challenge the vested policy inertia behind the existing (unsubstantiated, absent objective critique) Public Policy narrative will impulsively result in swift political and social rebuke if not complete immolation…This is but one example whereby critical policy execution is lacking objective independent review and critical analysis… From my perspective, Western Nation Academia is terrible conflicted, and in danger of becoming a ‘driven by profit’ educational mausoleum…R.I.P. 3 tons
3 tons 09/11/21 04:20pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

To rlw999: So you are suggesting that a ‘Government Report’ is independent and without bias?? Be advised that Universities routinely compete for Gov’t Grant moola ($$ cash cow) by willingly contracting to substantiate what’s often and essential a politically preordained outcome - Heads up, unfortunately, this is how the real world of Academia often operates… Also be advised that by design ‘Real Science’ cannot seek a preordained outcome, to do so is an abject violation and reversal of Aristotle’s scientific method, and a retreat to the Scientism of Rasputin..By definition, there’s no such thing as “it’s settled science” (how so??), a phrase regularly employed to disarm one’s opponent…Due to the ‘highly politicized inertia’ inherent with a Gov’t sponsored study (e.g. the uber potential for ‘outcome based’ science), one needs to take serious independent and more objective sources… The Socratic method requires critical thought, and the obligation of deeper enquiry… 3 tons - with fluid recollections of WMD
3 tons 09/10/21 06:48pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

Another Scientifically Unsubstantiated Quote (e.g. pure Scientism): “Additionally, as the electricity mix continues to decarbonize”… More ‘feel good’ (PC) trigger words - Where has this claim ever been empirically established? Are we to continually accept such wholesale claims without any proofs of evidence? Without such, a full blown Academic and Public Policy repudiation of Aristotle’s invention called “the Scientific Method”… 3 tons
3 tons 09/10/21 05:59pm Tech Issues
RE: 400 mile electric RV

While I can well appreciate the characteristics of modern EV’s (BTW, made possible by adoption of lithium), I’ve yet to see a single competent academic study that empirically demonstrates a ‘net net’ reduction in CO2 emissions via the adoption of EV’s…Yet I’ve heard it said (by some far more knowledgable than me…) that in all actuality the opposite is what’s very true…I’d love to experience the uber performance of an EV, but AFAIK there’s never been demonstrated a net, net study that EV’s reduce net carbon emissions - Why is this?? Without any empirical evidence whatsoever that a cleaner environment is the outcome, I call this overly romanticized claim pure nonsense - admittedly however, sometimes nonsense can be the greatest source of entertainment…Should anyone be questioning the ‘conventional orthodoxy’?…Do EV’s place an additional strain on our ecosystem and at taxpayer expense?? I say that minus any scientific evidence to the contrary, we’ve once again jumped the gun (unfortunately a re-emerging pattern…). CRICKETS….. 3 tons
3 tons 09/10/21 05:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Confusing readings on Victron SmartBMB and Smart Solar

Perhaps I’m not fully understanding the issue, but based on the data provided it appears that the solar controller input voltage is quite satisfactory, thus controller could be in float per it’s algorithm…Assuming that this might be true, then my guess is that the SOC is merely in need of synchronization…To confirm, isolate battery, wait a few before checking voltage… 3 tons
3 tons 09/07/21 06:09pm Tech Issues
RE: white paper on SiO2 batteries

PerryB67 said, “ but it helps to dispel the arguments against SiO2.” Maybe it’s slipped my fuzzy mind, but personally I don’t recall any *substantive arguments against SiO2, in fact, if my needs were like PT’s (say, a non-heated battery box, e.g. sub-zero temps) I too would consider SiO2 as a highly competitive choice…In the end, I’m quite sure you’ll experience no regrets with what seems a sage choice :) *initial cost, but offset by longevity… 3 tons
3 tons 09/07/21 03:44pm Tech Issues
RE: white paper on SiO2 batteries

Per BFL, “I have not been able to really use my two SiO2s in the camper since last December due to Covid”. BFL, Interesting, but AFAIK there’s not been reported a single case of LiFePO4’s getting Covid!! 3 tons
3 tons 09/06/21 09:58am Tech Issues
RE: Anyone with 12v Air Conditioning Experience?

Not sure I'd build a camper with a 24V system. On the boat there are many high current devices (AC, watermaker, 3 winches, windlass, inverter) so a lot of big cable. With 24V you get half the current and can withstand twice the voltage drop, so the difference in cable size is quite large. I'm curious HMS Beagle where you keep your boat up in the North Bay? My folks have a 47' Gulfstar Sail Master in Sausilito that they stay on 50% of the time. When I was in college at San Jose State I used to drive up there on a regular basis to visit. I'm now in Gilroy so I can't get up there that often but still try to visit on occasion. My dad is an active sailor (was a Merchant Marine for 30 years before retiring and buying the sailboat) and loves taking his boat out. He's also been sailing in the Master Mariners Regatta. Guessing you might be involved in some of the same circle of people as my Dad. The sailboat is now in Brickyard Cove at Pt. Richmond. It took us about 12 years to get there from Toronto where it was launched. I'm not tied into the local crowd that much, as I don't race or belong to a yacht club. I also keep a small trawler up in the PNW - had the sailboat there for 4 seasons but there is no wind there so I sailed it home. A lifetime of boat ownership has gained me a lot of experience in DC systems! If I were to choose to go this route (full disclosure, I’m not) I might consider the 24v unit were there to be a loooong cable run, and use a dc to dc converter to power up all other 12v devices… 3 tons
3 tons 09/02/21 01:32pm Truck Campers
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