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RE: portable generator placement

you should buy a carbon monoxide detector regardless. Carbon monoxide has a funny way of finding its way into homes.
LittleBill 09/04/19 01:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Can you run a 220v A/C unit off a 50 amp service?

As has been said before, lots of " 50 " amp service in campgrounds were installed on the cheap so you will have 120 from ea hot leg to neutral but not 240 hot to hot. Please explain in detail how on the cheap is done with 50 amp and no 240v, because i don't understand how making it 120v only is easier or cheaper.I think it is a bit rare actually and certainly not in compliance to NEC. The reports are using a single pole 50a breaker and tie the single hot to both the hot terminals of the outlet. Voila you have "50 amp" service. that's interesting. Thanks!
LittleBill 08/30/19 02:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Can you run a 220v A/C unit off a 50 amp service?

As has been said before, lots of " 50 " amp service in campgrounds were installed on the cheap so you will have 120 from ea hot leg to neutral but not 240 hot to hot. Please explain in detail how on the cheap is done with 50 amp and no 240v, because i don't understand how making it 120v only is easier or cheaper.
LittleBill 08/30/19 02:24pm Tech Issues
RE: New Meter on order

Gary when do you think you will get your meter hooked up?
LittleBill 08/30/19 10:37am Tech Issues
RE: Batteries drained to dead, what is nominal drain on truck?

generally fan speed resistors are only used for the lower speeds, they are bypassed at High Speed.. GL
LittleBill 08/30/19 10:36am Tech Issues
RE: Accidentally plugged into 220v

More info pls. Must have been a 30A RV. A 50 A rv likes 220. How exactly did it happen. A 50 amp RV does NOT like 220. A 50 amp RV has two 120 volt legs and is not 220. There's a big difference. I think there should be a money jar for absolutely wrong answers. I cannot believe how many times this comes up and how many times they make the above statement and it's completely WRONG. Lets be clear again 50 is FINE on 220, it is the 30 amp connection that throws people and is a 120v only connection. This REALLY should be a sticky at this point
LittleBill 08/28/19 01:25pm Tech Issues
RE: New Meter on order

i hope that is the case. hopefully we will find out shortly
LittleBill 08/26/19 07:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Learn about solar for rv's

has a youtube channel as well
LittleBill 08/26/19 11:18am Tech Issues
RE: New Meter on order

Decimal place does NOT Float , it was 006.5 amps Not 6.500 amps Resolution , is 0.1 amps, aka 100 ma, No it won't show 0.043 amps Aka 43 ma or 0.430 amps aka 430 ma , it will display 000.4 amps right, but you have the 100A hall sensor right? .4= 400 milliamp. i am looking for the same resolution in the 200a sensor.
LittleBill 08/26/19 10:20am Tech Issues
RE: New Meter on order

did anyone buy the 200 amp shunt? or do you all the 100 amp version, i have tried all over the place but no one will tell me if the 200a shunt will measure milliamps.Hi Bill, I have the 200 amp meter, but unless I'm mistaken, the meters in this thread only use a hall sensor, not a shunt. does it show a decimal place? or does it only read in full amps? im looking to see if it reads milliamps i mis spoke i meant the hall sensor.I haven't got mine programmed right yet, but it DOES show a decimal point. Not sure how accurate the reading is though. when you get it running will you please let me know, i would greatly appreciate it.
LittleBill 08/26/19 06:08am Tech Issues
RE: New Meter on order

meter display right NOW 006.5 amp discharge (1) decimal point , xxx.1 to xxx.9 yes but don't you have the 100 amp hall sensor?
LittleBill 08/26/19 06:08am Tech Issues
RE: New Meter on order

did anyone buy the 200 amp shunt? or do you all the 100 amp version, i have tried all over the place but no one will tell me if the 200a shunt will measure milliamps.Hi Bill, I have the 200 amp meter, but unless I'm mistaken, the meters in this thread only use a hall sensor, not a shunt. does it show a decimal place? or does it only read in full amps? im looking to see if it reads milliamps i mis spoke i meant the hall sensor.
LittleBill 08/25/19 05:30pm Tech Issues
RE: New Meter on order

did anyone buy the 200 amp shunt? or do you all the 100 amp version, i have tried all over the place but no one will tell me if the 200a shunt will measure milliamps.
LittleBill 08/25/19 10:55am Tech Issues
RE: Batteries drained to dead, what is nominal drain on truck?

start the truck take it for a drive, run every single accessory you can. shut it down disconnect battery put meter inline and wait 15 minutes, it should drop, remember most meters are fused at 500ma or lower for the Ma rating, if u saw 2 amps and tested it on the ma setting you prolly blew the fuse. check the fuse normal ma draw is somewhere in the area of 30-40ma. you should let the vehicle sit over night and check it in the morning as well, with not opening the doors or touching anything that will power the computers back up. that said a 100ma if that is remotely accurate should not even come close to draining 2 batteries in 1 day
LittleBill 08/21/19 06:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Harbor Freight 100 Watt Solar Kit

Get a look at the "manual" that comes with the kit. Some panels and controllers are made to be "chained" with a single controller and some are not. Note: Since there are some losses involved, a 100 watt panel likely will produce only about .7 amps at 12 volts. Barely enough to float a fully charged large battery. Two together will get you about 1.5 amps IN FULL SUN, which still really isn't much. You're math is way off. Likely by a decimal place. A 100 watt panel likely has a Imp of around 5 or 6 amps. OP, what's this kit cost? HF is know for selling over priced junk. Large solar panels sell for around 50 cents a watt. Smaller ones like you're looking at are usually about $1 a watt. If this panel is much over $100 it's too much. What kind of controller? I'll guess a small PWM model with no adjustable set points and not monitoring or display. You can buy one of those for $40 ish from a good manufacturer like Morningstar. If the panel is rated Imp 6 amps and the controller is rated for at least 20 amps it should handle 2 panels. Anything less than 20 amps and you may be wasting power or burning out the controller on a clear cold day when panels put out more current. a lot of misinformation, the kit is 4 25 watt panels, and has 4.5 stars, the kit works fine, its a bit large for its wattage, but there is certainly nothing wrong with it. and yes it uses the cheap pwm charger, not sure what you expect at this price point. the double price suitcase kits on amazon aren't using a much better controller either. and yes the math is way off its not .7 its 6-7A.
LittleBill 08/21/19 07:29am Tech Issues
RE: Is this normal for a 30 amp breaker

We're talking about TT AC units not household or commercial units. My trailer AC unit is on a 15amp breaker. If that has a 50 to 60 amp draw at start up, there is something wrong. i have an electric log splitter, uses a normal 15 amp outlet. i have a inrush amp meter, that thing will pull 62 amps on startup all day long...
LittleBill 08/19/19 05:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Meter on order

do any of you know if there is a difference in amp resolution on the meter between the different shunts? there is a 50 -300 amp shunt sold? i would like to see .5 amp register on the meter,as i feel the 100 amp shunt will not be enough if i go to a inverter down the road. do you know if you can switch from 100-200 amp shunt with the same meter? this is the only thing holding me up from buying one of these at this point.
LittleBill 08/19/19 01:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Voltage drop on inverter

Telephone and talk to Blue Seas Systems. They have their act together when it comes to supplying what you need. Phone: +1 800-222-7617 A direct continuous short can blow your batteries to shreds. Ignite your inverter and a bunch of other nasty deeds. They say and I agree CLASS T fuses are the proper way to fuse ANY inverter. I learned this 30 years ago from Trace Engineering. But Blue Seas will set you straight. Circuit breakers have a specific use for a specific application and PROTECTING ELECTRONICS is not on that list. Hope this helps I did speak with someone at Blue Seas, they agreed that a class T 400 amp fuse would be sufficient for my setup, that's what I ordered. Remember you also need to know the insulation rating of your wire, if its 200c that wire is rated at 510 Amps, there are 2 things you need to look at wire gauge and insulation rating. voltage drop over distance determines what gauge wire to use as well. remember you can always parallel fuses to get the rating protection you want ( 2x 250A) to get 500 etc..
LittleBill 08/13/19 05:55am Tech Issues
RE: Voltage drop on inverter

based on the reading from the marine website. it says to fuse for the size of the wire, not for the load on the wire. fuse can cause a voltage drop even when working properly, never thought of that till he mentioned it. glad to see the voltage drop test worked for you, it found something for me as well. just learned about it a year or 2 ago, and i thought i knew alot of about electricity. Fuse tutorial. "#1 Fuses should be sized to not exceed a continuous current of more than 80% of the fuse or breakers rating. Doing so will lead to short fuse or breaker life and the potential for nuisance trips. It also leads to excessive voltage drop across the fuse. #2 When sizing for charging systems it is often best to use a fuse that more closely approaches the maximum ampacity of the wire. Doing so will still protect the wire but will also result in less voltage drop across the fuse. In other words it will be helpful, from a voltage drop perspective, to use the largest size fuse the wire can handle. Doing so will minimize any added voltage drop across the fuse."
LittleBill 08/12/19 06:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire pressure gauge

I have this one for about a year, reads identical to my hand held digital. it hooks right to the airline and is accurate and can deflate as well while hooked up! I use this one
LittleBill 08/10/19 07:33pm Tech Issues
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