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RE: Honda 2000i generator amps surging up and down

PT you might be right about the victron monitor But that will not compensate for a sulphated battery system That no longer has the capacity the monitor is programmed with, 12.1v is Not the correct voltage of a system at 78% SOC, the SOC says he used 22% by counting the power used, but the volts reading indicates 50% SOC, The batteries real capacity is only HALF of whatever the monitor is programmed for, time for some new batteries , and a re-examination of the use/recharge regimen, maybe there is a bad cable or dead battery, and he is only using half of the installed batteries, or the cables are good but the batteries are heavily sulfated
MrWizard 08/21/21 04:49am Tech Issues
RE: WARNING: Weather Home App

Mike thank you I haven't used that app and never will We need to stay alert for things that alter the way our smart devices operate I get the weather report from google
MrWizard 08/21/21 03:52am Technology Corner
RE: Honda 2000i generator amps surging up and down

Most monitors do not compensate for Peurkert effect Heavy loads such as inverter powered MW or coffee maker Have a harder/stronger effect on battery capacity than the AmpHrs that are counted/measured by the monitor . EXAMPLE Use using 60 amps for 1 minutes, is not the same as using 1amp for 60 minutes, the monitor will count each event as 1 AmpHR, but the physical toll on the batteries is completely different, and with 60 amp load the batteries will have a lower voltage and less capacity than the 1amp load, even though the monitor will display the same SOC in each case This could be your situation, according to battery voltage you were at 50% SOC, Not 78% indicated by AmpHR count, 3 amps or not, you need to get those batteries up to full, that means 14.4v and under 1 amp rate per 100AmpHR capacity, 0.5 amps per 100 at 14.4 volts is what I use to indicate full charge, the capacity count will indicate 100% before the batteries reach that charge rate, but I charge them until they reach that point, more batteries die from under charging sulphation buildup, than over charging, 400AmpHR bank, I charge until batteries take 2 amps or less at 14.4v
MrWizard 08/20/21 01:11am Tech Issues
RE: Samsung Phone

For your info Doing anything on your Android phone is using an App aka short for Application program/ software When you text..that's an app Use the camera ... App Web search .. YEP Google search engine app PHONE CALL ... YEP phone app And you can replace each one with one you choose to download and install, or have them replaced / altered when the phone is hacked You can even install an HDR camera app to take higher definition photos, takes multiple images and combines them {Good for still photo scenery} helps make the cactus needles pop out in the picture, optics is where phones suffer versus a Canon or Sony , but they sure are handy, one device that does so much
MrWizard 08/18/21 05:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Yahoo scam...?

Good thing you caught that and was suspicious Your self created password does not expire !! Only temporary login passwords sent to you from the website do this, and they are only sent , After you verify who you are, because you forgot your password I get phishing emails and texts every week, supposedly from banks to fix some error, I DON'T have any accounts with those banks, The scammers buy email addresses list, and then send out their phishing attempts, Use an auto text program pick and area code and send out scam texts to All possible phone numbers , With 7 numbers after the area code that about a million phone numbers, even just one exchange prefix the last 4 numbers provide a chance to send out thousands of scam texts Or robot calls
MrWizard 08/18/21 04:33pm Technology Corner
RE: DIRECTV Real or Not

This is what I see When I get the monthly email billing notice for my Wi-Fi hotspot account "AT&T Account Management • update@emaildl.att-mail.com" Note the "att-mail.com"
MrWizard 08/18/21 02:57am Technology Corner
RE: Western wilderness refrigerator issue

What happens when you turn the temp all the way down ? Is the knob in the correct position ? It is it on '3' when it should be on '1' Maybe everything is working and it's just a knob & shaft position issue Does the fridge get cold enough ?
MrWizard 08/18/21 02:43am Tech Issues
RE: Help! A/C only works when below 100°

ESPEE congrats, job well done , Nice to get the feedback on the results, MANY TIMES people don't post back
MrWizard 08/18/21 01:08am Tech Issues
RE: Dashboard Alternator light

Eric1514..Ok , I'm on page 5 of 7, Find the heavy battery cable that goes from the Intellitec to the house batteries, find the most convenient spot in that cable run to cut it and in insert a 200 amp DC circuit breaker, the marine style have push button that opens the breaker contacts so it acts like a switch, and a lever reset that closes them, this will be manually operated by you the driver when travelling, these are very reliable and can removed or replaced easily if there is ever a need to do so
MrWizard 08/08/21 04:42am Tech Issues
RE: Phone went dark!

2old man doesn't worry because as a photographer, he has offline hardware backups in place and (I think) his own photo websites, He is Not being careless, it just seemed that way, Because he did not elaborate
MrWizard 07/15/21 02:49am Technology Corner
RE: Computer Location..Where am I?

The MEME shows the happy older couple with the RV and the caption is: "The kids can't move back in with Mom and Dad if they can't find us". I like that one
MrWizard 06/28/21 01:51pm Technology Corner
RE: AT&T Mobley has Died. Need replacement Router

I put my Mobley SIM card into this AT&T netgear router Hot spot AT&T Netgear 815s And use the available mimo antenna Hopefully you have already gone thru the SIM unlock procedure with the Mobley If not and the needed router gives you a SIM error msg You might need too tell att you have SIM problems with the Mobley, (not a dead Mobley) and you need a new SIM, then put it in the new hotspot router, You didn't say how dead, if the Mobley Wi-Fi works but the cellular is dead, you might still access administration and unlock the SIM if you have the puk code, what many of us did was to set our own SIM lock code, so AT&T could not alter any settings to the SIM or the device, The lock unlock change lock code settings are accessible thru the device administration login url from your web browser, After the normal wifi connection has been made Looking ahead to Feb 2022, I jumped on the T-mobile wireless home internet gateway, and plan on replacing my old Samsung S5 Verizon phone, so I can switch to Visible and reduce my current $148 per month vzw bill, to $25, two months savings will cover the cost of the replacement phone, after that I will still be saving $$70 every month, even with having the new T-Mobile account,
MrWizard 06/27/21 07:24am Technology Corner
RE: T-Mobile Home Internet WOW!

Thanks for the info I found my problem and have it working It was an ID TEN T error ... id10t I changed the wifi access key/password during setup, without documenting it and in the excitement totally forgot So this morning After a few hours of head scratching the dim light bulb In my brain finally got bright enough for me to have a glimmer of realization of me chasing my tail
MrWizard 06/23/21 02:56pm Technology Corner
RE: T-Mobile Home Internet WOW!

It arrived, but I'm having problems, plugged it in, and went thru the setup procedure, downloaded the app to my phone, changed the adminm password as directed, but it will not authentic the wifi access two tablets one phone, I spent hours trying to connect my Android devices, checked security settings over and over,very careful putting in the password but getting nowhere And this one does the initial setup over wifi, does not use BT, all the instructions and prompts are about wifi, very frustrating
MrWizard 06/23/21 05:02am Technology Corner
RE: Mini Swamp Cooler (Arctic Air) - Legit?

Swamp coolers do add moisture to the air, Not remove it, that's why they work in dry climates, chill water systems used in commercial installations, isolate the cooling air from excess humidity, the water is circulated through the system instead of freon, then cooled in huge open ventilated structures to remove the heat, I'm not an A/C specialist and that's the best description I can give, there are residential versions based on the chill water system, the function much like a heat pump, but no Freon , and no added humidity, some friends had a swamp cooler system removed and the chill system installed, I thought that real swamp coolers were mounted on the roof in dry climates with all removed moisture being vented to the outside and cold from evaporation being vented in??????????? bumpy
MrWizard 06/22/21 04:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Wi-Fi / Cell-phone Signal Boosters

I started with a 3G Wilson Sleek (cradle style model) in 2011 Then a Wilson 4G Sleek And in 2018 I installed a WeBoost 2 piece all carrier model in the RV , I've been happy with each one
MrWizard 06/22/21 02:14am Technology Corner
RE: Verizon or gmail bouncing email to phone

I did a email text to myphonenumber@vtext.com And it worked I sent a test gmail email to a friend's AT&T cellphone number (Using the info posted above) And they received it
MrWizard 06/22/21 12:31am Technology Corner
RE: Verizon or gmail bouncing email to phone

I tried from gmail using my tablet, and received a text on my phone from Google voice with the text from the gmail I sent to my phone number So it's working for me, I haven't used Vtext email option in about 9 years, maybe more, maybe 11 years, I forgot it was even available
MrWizard 06/20/21 01:48am Technology Corner
RE: Generator and an EMS

I forget who makes the Onan portable GENERATOR (Cummins who owns Onan, has it Mfg for them, not Mfg in the Onan factory) But the EMS should not be needed The EMS protects against shore power outlets that are wired wrong, an open ground or neutral, utility power transient spike voltages, brown out low voltage that could damage appliances like the air conditioner or 120v fridge, etc.. Your Onan will shut down if overloaded, (does not create low voltage unless overloaded) and does not create transient spikes, won't have an open neutral or ground unless something comes loose due to vibration or damage
MrWizard 06/19/21 07:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Original Mobley Obsolete?

I downloaded the AT&T supported phone list Page 7, the last page , lists the hotspot devices that will be supported, the ZTE Mobley model VM6200 Is not on the list The unite explore AC851S aka Netgear 8155 for AT&T Is on that list, this is the device my Mobley SIM is in, The device/Hotspot I'm connected to right now It seems the best option to keep a Mobley account going, Is to get puc (SIM unlock code) from AT&T , unlock the sim and move the SIM to a supported Hotspot device https://i.imgur.com/0Sh1urtl.png "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. To the OP Thanks for calling attention to this Users now have have time to replace the device or wait until Feb 2022 and drop the Mobley service account AT&T does have a 100gig hotspot data account for $55, that would fill the need for many users
MrWizard 06/19/21 06:06pm Technology Corner
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