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RE: Connect multiple portable solar panels?

Must also consider the max capabilities of the charge controller on the single panel. It may not be capable of handling more panels.
Ed_Gee 11/21/22 06:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Roadtrek 170 boiling cabin battery

Geez Why replace the alternator when the problem is with whatever charger/converter the RV uses to charge your battery when on shore power. Since you are still having the overcharge issue with a new battery I would think most likely the problem is with your shore powered charger unit. Find it, check it out and replace if necessary.
Ed_Gee 11/19/22 07:26pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Safety: Microwave Fire!

I had heard long ago that it was hard on the microwave 'tube' to operate it without a 'load' for the power so never thought to operate it without some food or drink in it.
Ed_Gee 11/15/22 07:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

12v vs two 6v batteries Just keep in mind that joining two 6v batts will keep the amps the same, where by joining two 12v batts, the amps will double. The above is misleading, and possibly erroneous. The capacity of a quality GC2 Six volt battery is generally around 220AH, where the capacity of a good 12V battery is around 100AH ... so you will end up with slightly more capacity with the heavier duty two 6V batteries anyway.
Ed_Gee 11/11/22 04:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

Most RVs are designed to have the alternator charge the house batteries through a solenoid while the engine is on (...presumably while driving from one campsite to the next). A built in feature of that solenoid is an "emergency start" switch usually mounted on the dash or near the driver side steering column. When working properly, if you push and hold that button you should hear a "click" and the solenoid temporarily connects the house batteries to your chassis battery so that you can use the house batteries to help jump start a dead/weak chassis battery. This is all by design. It is not rare at all for that solenoid to wear out and break. They are cheap and usually fairly easy to replace. Let us know how it goes. -Chris What Chris said, above. Sounds, from your previous posts, that your old RV may have already have that feature. ... boost at least. you could simply change that momentary contact boost switch on the dash to a toggle switch that will stay on when you want it ... thus maintaining your starter battery connected through that solenoid you found to your house batterys. You should check that that solenoid still works ... they can and do fail at times ... but easy to replace.
Ed_Gee 11/11/22 01:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery problem?

What kind and size of batteries? Are they wet cells? If so, had you checked electrolyte levels lately?
Ed_Gee 10/30/22 09:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Connect Bluetooth Headphones to TV

I use a small unit connected to the Optical output and converts it to Blue Tooth to work with my Hearing Aides. Seems would be very similar to work with Blue Tooth Head Phones. Question for Michelle -- when connected to the optical audio out , does that kill your local TV speaker sound for others in the room?
Ed_Gee 10/28/22 04:50pm Technology Corner
RE: What happened to LSL Products?

Not sure if this is current! amp-LS-tart Trik-L-Start Not current. Best Converter no longer sells those products. HOWEVER - I believe I have found a suitable close substitute - the Xantrex Echo-Charger.
Ed_Gee 10/23/22 04:22pm Tech Issues
What happened to LSL Products?

Trying to find the Trik-L-Start and Amp-L-Start product by LSL Products but now seem to be unavailable. Can anyone advise what happened to them and the fine product they sold? Also, if anyone can suggest a close substitute to the Trik-L-Start, it'd be appreciated.
Ed_Gee 10/23/22 03:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Two questions: fridge OOPS! and battery boost relay

Technically, that relay is called a solenoid. It should likely be silver in color, cylindrical in shape, and have two large terminal posts on opposite sides and a smaller terminal post ( switching control ) in the middle. It should also be providing a path when the engine is running for the alternator to charge your house batteries as well as being a path for the engine battery boost feature.
Ed_Gee 10/22/22 04:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: GMC Sierra EV

Well, one positive note on this vehicle - no one will steal your catalytic converter ! ??
Ed_Gee 10/22/22 11:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Firearms in RVs in California

on the road in California your firearm must be unloaded and in a locked container... unless you have a California CCW permit. In your campsite, you may treat your firearm as if in your own home.
Ed_Gee 10/21/22 05:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Guidance using Zamp Solar Controller

From Zamp Solar technical support this morning: " Zamp Solar Hi and thank you for contacting Zamp Solar. You can absolutely leave your Controller disconnected from your Batteries over the course of the Winter. You will see a B01 error code but that won't have any risk of harming your system. " I other words, you do NOT need to disconnect your solar panels.
Ed_Gee 10/13/22 09:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Guidance using Zamp Solar Controller

If you contacted Zamp already, why didn't you ask them? They have excellent customer service . Just a phone call away. Frankly, as I already said, never an issue for me in past years to leave Zamp as is. there is no off switch. Additional, with battery disconnect switch off, no need to remove batteries anyway . The Zamp controller bypasses that switch and will continue to keep batteries topped up, even with a cover over them.
Ed_Gee 10/12/22 02:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Guidance using Zamp Solar Controller

I have never seen the need to 'turn off' the Zamp solar charge controller in our RV for storage. Why would one want to?
Ed_Gee 10/12/22 10:08am Travel Trailers
RE: TV and Internet

Has anyone made frequent speed tests with a reputable tool such as Ookla in order to determine if slow or overloaded Internet is the problem or something else ....
Ed_Gee 10/10/22 02:03pm Technology Corner
RE: No battery power

Auto transfer switch has nothing to do with the 12v battery system; iit only switches 120VAC between shore power input and generator. Quite likely the problem is an inadvertently switched battery disconnect switch.
Ed_Gee 10/03/22 09:43am Tech Issues
RE: Hobson Beach campground, Ventura Calif.

No dump station according to one review I read.....
Ed_Gee 10/01/22 10:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Solar Install

I should have exempted rubber roof from my previous post. My concern is you having enough cross members in your roof to provide adequate mounting for solar panels.
Ed_Gee 09/17/22 10:37am Truck Campers
RE: Solar Install

Avoid holes all-together by using Scotch 3M VHB double sided heavy duty tape - # 4950.
Ed_Gee 09/16/22 08:54pm Truck Campers
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