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RE: Electrical Help Needed...TriMetric / Xantrex / Coffee

My induction NuWave unit draws variable wattage. When it is first turned on it draws the maximum wattage--even if set to low. Once it reaches the set point temperature it cycles quite rapidly (too fast for a kill-a-watt meter) through various wattages. You may find that a 1500 watt inverter might not be big enough to handle the induction cooker. sounds like these work by using a switching circuit timing the off on cycle to maintain the power setting/heat level you might find that the switching cycle just changes cycle time to more often , when presented with lower input power even though it is an inductive load, it does NOT have the LRA of an A/C unit
MrWizard 05/23/16 07:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical Help Needed...TriMetric / Xantrex / Coffee

I can tell you that the NuWave 1300 watt will boil water faster than a 3000 watt traditional stove top burner. 3000w are you talking electric range in the stick and brick 3000w would 26 amps at 120v LP burners are rated BTU, not sure what RV burners are rated, maybe around 6000btu 6000btuHr = 1758watHr 1300w = 4435 btu 800w = 2729 btu
MrWizard 05/23/16 07:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Fuel Leak ... need mobile diesel mechanic

the injection pump came back from the rebuilder today and the work of putting it back in has started Might maybe get it out of the shop tomorrow/tue afternoon
MrWizard 05/23/16 06:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Directv upgrade to HD

thats OK i have an HD RV Heavy Duty expense
MrWizard 05/23/16 05:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Olympian wave catalytic heaters

i've used one for years, in two different RV's and but a new wave 8000btu in this one in 2014 it sets in the kitchen with a window cracked open and the kitchen ceiling vent cracked open the platinum cat and the wave are both Catalytic heaters both use a platinum coated mat 'oxidation surface' the difference is the plat cat has an external vent tube, IDK if thats exhaust or fresh air for the heating process Wave used to be Olympic before Camco bought the brand and changed the name thats why you will the reference to OLY Cat in some posts aka Olympic Catalytic heater
MrWizard 05/23/16 03:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Noisy Onan 4K = hack job install?

thats a totally enclosed unit in the bottom of that picture, it looks like rubber mounts for the motor it is possible they are too tight you could put in a new piece of flooring, say a piece of 5/8 plywood with a hole cut for the exhaust, maybe some metal flashing/heat insulation an set the whole genset enclosure on new mounts look up the mounting instructions for that model should be easy to find the PDF file, should also be in your generator manual that came with the install Cummins Onan QG manual from the pictures, it looks like internal springs between the power section and the enclosure floor
MrWizard 05/23/16 02:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical Problems-Need your help

output fuses on the converter ? you did a battery swap while plugged into shore power at home ? always unplug from shore power, turn off generator when swapping the batteries or pulling cables for cleaning
MrWizard 05/23/16 10:27am Tech Issues
RE: Question about house battery's

start by checking the batteries charge with an external charger they are now about dead and need a full recharge either the converter died and quit charging the batteries or there is a bad shorted cell that overloaded the converter and killed it chances are the converter blew/burned out an internal part, a filter capacitor or high power diode, switching rectifier etc.. its toast the batteries might be savable
MrWizard 05/23/16 10:19am Tech Issues
RE: Please help with headlight problem

grounds are the common suspect for many wiring problems BUT when power blinks on / off at at regular timing intervals i start looking for overload conditions on that circuit do the DRLs stay on when the low beams come on ? are they on the same fuse/reset breaker ? if the answer to either is yes, then i would remove that new DRL bulb and test the lights again, see if the problem changes
MrWizard 05/23/16 10:12am Tech Issues
RE: '1978 30 foot Dodge Swinger

i had the 413 'wedge head' semi-hemi in a 1972 Lifetime Premiere, it was phased out of the truck chassis line before 78 440 parts are easier to find and cost less than for the 413
MrWizard 05/22/16 05:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: '1978 30 foot Dodge Swinger

a 78 model will have either a 360 or 440 cu inch engine on a Dodge 'M" series chassis
MrWizard 05/22/16 04:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Eternabond over uncured Dicor lap sealant

a tube of Dicor once it has been opened, and closed will slowly cure over a period of months if left un-used it will eventuality cure solid your choice, pull it off throw away the EB and let the dicor cure normal or leave it alone covering it to warm might not make any difference, in curing,
MrWizard 05/22/16 03:36pm Tech Issues
RE: 12V

talking about the lighting etc..? no.. thats backwards black is is PLUS aka hot white is neg aka ground same thing at the trailer battery connections
MrWizard 05/22/16 03:18pm Tech Issues
RE: 12 available in house ONLY when the motor is running

Battery disconnect Not Salesman switch That switch is not for the RV salesman It is for the owner to use during RV storage Sounds like a wire was moved or dropped during a new battery swap If it was the switch aka power relay, engine running should not make any difference
MrWizard 05/22/16 11:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Correct LiPo Charge Rate?

My first watt power meter, came from hobby King I think they have a West coast warehouse now
MrWizard 05/22/16 10:47am Tech Issues
RE: Electrical Help Needed...TriMetric / Xantrex / Coffee

Works like a charm
MrWizard 05/22/16 09:52am Tech Issues
RE: Need help to night

sounds like a portable generator ? what brand what model ? sounds like the voltage regulation is acting up/not set correctly 130v is a little high but not outside of limits tripping the breaker is possibly something, surging (load spiking) on the higher voltage try turning off the converter charging the batteries and make sure the fridge is on propane (manually set to lp) some times the electric heating element becomes leaky, and will cause a GFI breaker to trip or turn off ALL circuit breakers in the 120v electric panel start generator plug in turn on only ONE circuit breaker at a time i hate typos..and i get them a lot..gaaah
MrWizard 05/21/16 10:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carpet type Headliner Sag

my suggestion would be to try a syringe with glue poke the needle in and squirt some glue just a little do it multiple places you will need some kind of support to press up on the ceiling fabric until the glue drys a section of 1/8 plywood or luan, a couple of step ladders and some of those reversible clamp/push long ratchet clamps used on wood furniture projects , between the ladders and the support sheet and maybe place wax paper or alu foil between the support sheet and the fabric, if any glue seeps, it won't stick to the support and pull the fabric back down could also use 4*4 wood support posts with bottle jacks under them very little pressure would be needed to hold the support sheet thats why i sugested ladders and wood clamps
MrWizard 05/21/16 09:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Help Needed...TriMetric / Xantrex / Coffee

this is what we have in the hotel room https://hdsupplysolutions.com/wcsstore/ThdsMroUs/product/fm/additional/74/749424.pdf https://www.guestsupply.com/DynamicResources.axd?item_id=0029024 i haven't timed it, but its very quick 3 or less specs say less than 3 minutes specs say 500w will use most disposable cups etc.. Keurig hotel single cup 8oz reservoir http://goo.gl/xodjmz http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71qOvO1jrxL._SL1500_.jpg width=300 Brews One 8-ounce Cup in under Three Minutes, Single-use Water Reservoir Mug Sensor - No Accidental Spills, No Glass Pots to Clean, Break or Crack Easy Cleaning and Maintenance No Coffee Grounds or Wet, Messy Filters Energy Savings Mode - Automatic On/Off Function Power: 700 watt
MrWizard 05/21/16 08:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Adding Back Up Camera

neat solution for hitching up but maybe the OP wants too see behind the 5th wheel
MrWizard 05/21/16 07:44pm Technology Corner
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