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RE: Any Solar EXPERTS? charge controller

Grape Solar is a U.S. Company Yes the controller is probably Mfg in China, but so is a lot of other electronics It it made to the specs that grape solar ordered Yes time will tell on the reliability
MrWizard 10/27/16 10:26am Tech Issues
RE: Making silicone parts for the RV

Looks like fun Thanks
MrWizard 10/26/16 09:32pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: More Solar for "Us"

Pictures were taken right after I started tweaking the settings Battery type is now SLD sealed aka AGM It also has a setting for lithium batteries I posted the pictures so you'all could see all the settings that could be changed It also has a data saved page aka 'record' Which keeps daily records But it seems flaky, some days are missing, showing blank data fields and incorrect math 17Ah total 1.88kWh I sent them an email about that, got an answer they would forward to engineering But so far I'm real happy about being about to set my own charge profile
MrWizard 10/26/16 07:17pm Tech Issues
RE: More Solar for "Us"

New Solar controller, Grape Solar 40a PWM, with Blue tooth remote monitor and setup, using my Android tablet http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm251/Mr__Wizard/20161024_103846_zpsautzpbg4.png http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm251/Mr__Wizard/20161024_103905_zpskhqo4pgl.png
MrWizard 10/26/16 04:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Fleetwood Excursion electrical problem

did you check the inverter for tripped push button circuit breakers also check, any outside 'patio' outlets for gfi and any outlet you might have in the compartment bays check the bathroom outlet and kitchen outlet
MrWizard 10/26/16 03:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Does Your Inverter "Track"?

Mex For us in the USA, you know the utility disconnects when and if this happens The only spin down I have encountered is my own generator running out of fuel I have had this happen with every generator I have ever had while RV living But the mass and power just don't match up to what you are up against But I have never noticed any damage from any of these events
MrWizard 10/26/16 10:10am Tech Issues
RE: Any Solar EXPERTS? charge controller

You don't need a controller for the alternator But you need to isolate the engine battery from the house batteries That is done with a diode based isolator Or A heavy duty combiner relay, that comes on with the ignition and off when parked
MrWizard 10/26/16 09:31am Tech Issues
RE: Any Solar EXPERTS? charge controller

I bought one of these last week you might want to check it out nice insert connectors, no trouble getting wire in there https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81n5YdiCzeL._SL1500_.jpg width=400 only $45, its PWM not mppt the thing i really really like is it has blue tooth connection to my android tablet or phone, fully programmable by remote blue tooth you can change all the set points charge voltage, boost time, float voltage, over voltage disconnect, equalize voltage, time, battery type from your android device, even monitor the current charge conditions on the android display i'm still adjusting charging profiles 'tweaking things' Grape Solar programmable controller
MrWizard 10/25/16 10:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Dodge Mobile traveler

yep no charge no output verify the converter is getting 110v you might need to replace the converter
MrWizard 10/25/16 08:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Does Your Inverter "Track"?

the kaw would not read the tripp lite 30hz and zero volts will have to use the dmm
MrWizard 10/25/16 08:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Does Your Inverter "Track"?

Will check tonight with fully charged batteries and again in the morning
MrWizard 10/25/16 12:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Does Your Inverter "Track"?

That test I can perform, using a 200 watt electric heater I keep under my desk I can even use my oem 15 amp K-A-W to check voltage My first response was based on using my big 1100 cooking watt MW
MrWizard 10/25/16 12:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Does Your Inverter "Track"?

I will assume yes I do know that as battery voltage goes down Cooking power goes down But I also assume that is because the batteries deliver less amps
MrWizard 10/25/16 09:13am Tech Issues
RE: Solar Controller Wiring

Your existing wiring is fine for one panel Including the back feed you did The problem is the fact that the disconnect is basically inoperable and unusable The wiring thing is mainly about voltage drop during charging Since you are going to pull new wire I would use wire large enough for any upgrade you might be considering for the future, like adding another panel or two
MrWizard 10/24/16 07:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar Controller Wiring

speakeasy yep.. you have it figured out and as you have found out some shortcuts cause problems, down the road you need to rewire or disconnect the solar panels from the controller and take the batteries inside for storage there are good reasons for wiring the controller directly to the batteries be mindful that most controllers must be connected to the batteries before connecting the panels and the panels need to be disconnected from the controller before disconnecting the batteries from the controller otherwise the controller will be damaged my best guess, for your controller still working is because the TT wiring devices, presented a load, to use the current/amps from the controller normally voltage spikes would kill the controller, disconnecting the batteries while the panels are connected and supplying power
MrWizard 10/24/16 02:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Streaming - Cell Phone to TV?

its not wifi hot spotting the TV is not using wifi the video is on the phone, received by the phone, displayed on the phone and sent to the chrome cast receiver plugged into the TV in other words, the phone is the player, like a DVR, DVD etc.. you could use a cable instead of chrome cast, it makes no difference but you do need a video data allowance/plan on the phone, such as one of the binge or splurge plans
MrWizard 10/24/16 02:17pm Technology Corner
RE: If You Had $300 To Spend On A Laptop...

Yeah..x2 on the game's With that modem connection at the store, the kids are not going to be playing Call of duty, Warcraft etc.. Laptops, notebooks etc... Are going to be used on the table etc.. And not carried around and dropped like what might happen with a tablet Also play games with a mouse, not finger taps on the screen How old are these grandsons? That is also a factor in choice
MrWizard 10/24/16 10:17am Technology Corner
RE: Ferrites, and buzzing

What was buzzing The charger or the ferrite bead If it was the charger remove that bead If it was the bead don't worry about it, except for being annoyed by the buzz
MrWizard 10/23/16 10:28am Tech Issues
RE: Battery Bank/ Inverter Question

Not with that switch It's either/or/Both for only one leg, the positive You have to switch both wires positive and negative back and forth between from one pair to the other
MrWizard 10/22/16 07:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Geo Method question

your putting a concentration designed to clean the 30gal ? tank into a pan of course that small amount of water cannot hold that much chemical when it cools BTW i tried the GEO method did not work for us it did some cleaning, but the Smell whew ! does seem to work for some folks
MrWizard 10/22/16 03:11pm Tech Issues
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