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RE: PD charge wizard not working

I use this now for here. Tinypic went TU and took all the old photos down with it :( http://photoposting.is-great.net/?i=2 Too bad rv.net changes all your old sig stuff in the archives when you change your sig when you buy a new rig now. Makes it look like we had this C back then instead of the Komfort 5er we had then. Same with the old names. time2roll was smk then (he also wears those big glasses with a false mustache as part of his disguise) 13.9 on the Tri which measures at the battery could indicate it was 14.x at the converter with high amps making for some voltage drop. EDIT--I used the advanced search with archive over 12 months and the keyword "Fisherguy" and my BFL13. Apparently I have taken your name in vain 52 times up to 2013, more lately. Sorry about that! :( I wouldn't say "in vain". lol ;) I'm honored you use my findings as reference material, and thank Salvo for actually making the graphs for me. Those converter threads are always entertaining to me, a lotta you guys (who no doubt are a lot smarter then me) go back and forth arguing over the smallest details and I just wanted something to charge my batteries faster with less genny time. This thread is a funny example, a guy asks a simple question and the fun starts. Then on page 3 he comes back asking another simple question which everyone completely ignores and it carries on for 4 more pages! :B click And BTW, I think I can get a new Wizard for nothing.
Fisherguy 10/18/20 03:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Where's the old threads?

Jnteresting. But kinda sad we need to use Google to search this forum..?
Fisherguy 10/18/20 02:46pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: PD charge wizard not working

EDIT here is Fisherguy's actual post on that https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24129716.cfm Barry, how did you find that thread? I looked everywhere. That seems like a LONG time ago. BTW, I left the WFCO in place but now when I flip the breaker for it I get nothing.
Fisherguy 10/18/20 02:27pm Tech Issues
RE: PD charge wizard not working

You need to see the voltage at the converter's terminals (not the battery's) as 14.x to know if it is in Boost. It is possible to get high amps at 13.x at first with a low battery. I was seeing 13.9V on the trimetric which is pretty much the same as my old graph so I'm assuming it was in bulk mode. (I don't see the photobucket in the link you posted here, I've added a "Photobucket Hotlink Fix" to my Chrome browser. I stopped using photbucket when they started charging extra for anything over 250 images, I had 2000 or something. Logged in today for the first time in years, they're still trying to get money. Too bad, I did a lotta threads on the diesel forums and a few on here where the images don't show up.
Fisherguy 10/18/20 02:12pm Tech Issues
RE: PD charge wizard not working

Way back, the graphs the OP produced indicated the unit went into Boost by itself because the batts were low enough. The unit dropped to Float after about 3 hours. If the CW had been used to initiate Boost, AFAIK it should have stayed at that for a full 4 hours, then drop to Float. In this case, it would be worth running the batts down to under 50% SOC, and then connect the PD9280 to see if it still would go into Boost by itself. If it did then a new pendant would be indicated. Barry, I took the batteries down to 44% and plugged in the trailer, got 77.5 amps on the Trimetric so it IS going into bulk mode, will order a new "Wizard" and hopefully that works. It's funny though, since I went to solar I got outa the habit of even looking at the wizard to see what was going on until now.
Fisherguy 10/18/20 01:23pm Tech Issues
Where's the old threads?

I'm trying to find some of my old posts comparing my old WFCO to the PD converter I put in, did an advance search with my user name, the "PD vs WFCO" name of the thread and a few other advance searches, cant find it. It was probly done around the summer of 2010. Also it doesn't show up in "topic subscriptions" which for some reason only goes back to 2013. Any ideas? Thx Will
Fisherguy 10/18/20 01:00pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: PD charge wizard not working

Technically the Wizard is built in to the PD unit. The thing with the LED and button is an optional remote pennant. If the LED isn’t lit and the unit doesn’t seem to produce any current something is probably wrong with the PD itself. It could be as simple as a blown fuse. You can also try disconnecting the pennant and see if there is any charging current in case the pennant has failed and is confusing the main unit. It is charging the batteries but not in bulk mode. Way back, the graphs the OP produced indicated the unit went into Boost by itself because the batts were low enough. The unit dropped to Float after about 3 hours. If the CW had been used to initiate Boost, AFAIK it should have stayed at that for a full 4 hours, then drop to Float. In this case, it would be worth running the batts down to under 50% SOC, and then connect the PD9280 to see if it still would go into Boost by itself. If it did then a new pendant would be indicated. Thanks Barry, that's a good idea and is what I'm gonna try next. I *DO* remember it didn't put out the max 80 amps very long but it charged a lot faster than the WFCO the trailer came with.
Fisherguy 10/12/20 06:57pm Tech Issues
RE: PD charge wizard not working

Batteries were at 66%. It was charging the batteries but not in bulk mode, and like I said I disconnected and reconnected the wizard phone jack. The LED of the Wizard should normally be on when the PD is on.
Fisherguy 10/12/20 01:43pm Tech Issues
PD charge wizard not working

Since I put the solar panels ontop of the trailer I haven't used the PD 9280 I put in a few years ago. When I parked the trailer a while ago in the RV Port I plugged in the trailer my trimetric showed the converter was not putting out many amps, then I noticed the LED on the wizard wasn't lit up and pushing the button didn't do anything either. It's stilll plugged in, I removed the jack and plugged it in again and still can't get the converter into bulk mode. So my question is do you think the issue is the wizard or would something be wrong with the PD9280? Thx
Fisherguy 10/12/20 12:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic fridge WITHOUT thermostat

part number is on the tag, Googled it and found this: link to part
Fisherguy 10/07/20 07:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic fridge WITHOUT thermostat

My Dometic fridge is same as you described, no lights when on propane only. We spend most of our time RVing off of the power grid thus we just set fridge to propane, plus it tends to cool better in that mode. Fin temp control can be replaced with a dial type temp control, freezing up of fridge may indicate fin temp control has failed or possibly fallen off allowing for constant cooling to occur. We have had both brands of RV fridges, they cool pretty much the same. What's paramount is that they are properly installed, many RV builders do a poor job not allowing for enough ventilation on the rear of the unit. Many turn to residential fridges primarily do to poor performance, anything to assist air movement for proper airflow behind fridge would indeed enhance cooling prowess of the unit. Yes, that's exactly what happened. I sent the link to this thread to my bud, he said the white thing musta fallen off the fin, he didn't know where it was sposed to go. (he just got the trailer) I added inside fans to my Norcold, just gotta make sure I don't pack beer on the top shelf by the fan cuz the toggle switch with poke a hole in them! :)
Fisherguy 10/07/20 11:32am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic fridge WITHOUT thermostat

OK, that seems weird though. We never have hookups and our fridge is always running on propane and always have lights on. (But then again I've never had a fridge without a thermostat either)
Fisherguy 10/07/20 10:16am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic fridge WITHOUT thermostat

The Auto Temp Control DOES have a thermostat and thermistor....just doesn't have Temp Setting Adjustments The Thermistor (Temp sensor) attached to FIN can be moved to adjust overall fridge temps Move thermistor UP for colder Move thermistor DOWN for less cold In your 'friends' case....DOWN https://www.motorhome.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/HO_0118.jpg height=400 width=400 In AUTO the fridge controls will select AC Power (Priority) If AC Power becomes unavailable the fridge swaps to GAS It will swap back to AC when AC Power is restored If you select GAS Manually the fridge will only run on GAS ...no swapping back to AC Power CHECK Light comes ON when GAS Fails to light off and prove a flame is present. https://i.imgur.com/x2DU69bl.jpg height=350 width=450 Several Dometic Models use the Auto Temp Control This Manual covers some of them OK Thanks, I didn't know about the thermistor on the fin, will see if he does. I do know how the "auto", gas, AC thing works though, but what I'm saying is none of the indicators light up like it your pic, that I've never seen before. (... and this is regarding my 'friends' trailer BTW, mine has a Norcold with a thermostat and working indicator lights) You can get one of these eyebrow boards that has the adjustable temperature. It is a direct replacement. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/UvEAAOSwD0lUlDhJ/s-l300.jpg Thanks, I think I can barely make out that part number.
Fisherguy 10/06/20 10:14pm Tech Issues
Dometic fridge WITHOUT thermostat

My bud's 2013 trailer has a Domeic 8 cubic foot fridge without a thermostat, it's labeled as having an "Automatic refrigerator temperature control"" but it doesn't seem like a very good idea to me, the fridge kept freezing stuff while we had it out for last week. Also, when this particular model is running on propane there's no light at all on the top panel; I'd expect it to at least have the AUTO and/or PROPANE lights lit up similar to the last 2 trailers I've owned, 1 had a Dometic, the other a Norcold. Has anyone run across a Dometic like this? (Don't know the exact model number)
Fisherguy 10/06/20 07:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Removing Eternabond

You might want to wipe over the area you used mineral spirits on, with acetone or Eternaclean on a rag, before you apply the tape. All of the mineral spirits I've used leave an oily film/residue that will likely weaken the bond of the tape. That's probly a good idea but I don't have either one, I was going to use a 50/50 mix of water and vinegar, think that would work? Cleaned up, dicor caulked and ready for the Eternabond. Old stuff musta been 3". The alum is quite a bit higher than the rubber, I might run a 3/4" strip of Eternabond next to the alum as a step, the old stuff had holes in it from the wiper seals over the years. https://i.imgur.com/W9dVtnzl.jpg
Fisherguy 07/18/20 08:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Removing Eternabond

I'm using mineral spirits and it's working ok. Bit of a messy job. https://i.imgur.com/HtGpH3cl.jpg
Fisherguy 07/16/20 09:20am Tech Issues
RE: Removing Eternabond

OK, so used the heat gun and scraper, as you can seee got most of the sticky **** off on the close side in the pic, acetone will take the rest off without causing the rubber to blister, is that right? Last time I did something like this the rubber bubbled, think I used varsol, was a long time ago and don't remember exactly... https://i.imgur.com/0TshCDRl.jpg
Fisherguy 07/05/20 11:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Removing Eternabond

It looks like only a small area is coming up. Can't you just trim that off, and lay a fresh layer over it? There's a few areas like that, worst areas are where it comes over the top down the side. One spot there's a metal flange on the corner where the flange pokes through the eternabond, I gooped it up with Dicor a fey years ago but it's poking through again. I wanna pull the Eternabond back, see if I can flatten the flange then redo it. If I can't make it flat enough I'll build up a ramp with smaller pieces of Eternabond then top it off with a full strip. But you're right, I could probly get away with just redoing the corners, ordered a 50 ft roll so will have lots to play with.
Fisherguy 05/27/20 09:31am Tech Issues
RE: Removing Eternabond

I used something on our old trailer when I did some work to it that caused the rubber to bubble, don't want to have that trouble again.
Fisherguy 05/26/20 10:37am Tech Issues
RE: Removing Eternabond

Ok thanks guys. What's the best cleaner for the rubber roof before applying the Eternabond?
Fisherguy 05/25/20 07:10pm Tech Issues
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