How big is the MW,
The little one will use less when charging, But not half as much
20 amps at 14v 280 watts, is the same load, no matter the engine size
Yes the bigger one has more engine and generator head to turn
But it is not double the gas when under load , charging
Idle time running, is not used for comparison
And 50% load of the big one is more than double 50% load of the small one
They will both use almost the same amount of gas when charging
The big one will use a little more, but not double, perhaps 25% more gas than the little one with the same amount of charging load
Btw, the little 1200w will power a 600-800 cooking watt MW
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What is wrong with your Android Wi-Fi ?
A phone not picking up campground Wi-Fi signal is common
If you want to boost campground Wi-Fi
You need a Wi-Fi repeater/router
Not a pc USB Wi-Fi adapter
400 watts of solar
400 watts is 3.5 amps at 120v output from the inverter
The a/c uses about 12 amps at 120v that's 1400 watts
Wire all the batteries together to the solar
Using DC into inverter to drive converter to make DC for the other battery is double conversion and a lot of wasted power, possibly 20% our more wasted in the process
There are one or two members that run a small 5 amp 600 watt, window a/c using a big battery bank and 900 watts or more of solar
A HEAVY USB charging cord is important. Some USB cords have conductors the diameter of a human hair.
Yep I have some flat ones in red blue green etc
I only use them for data transfer, or all night recharge
nothing has changed expect the tripping breaker
sounds like a failing battery or failing converter
battery is cheaper and easier to replace than converter
lets hope its the battery
you will need to unplug from shore power while removing the battery
besure to take a picture of the wiring with cellphone or camera, before disconnecting the wires, wrap the wires in tape to prevent shorting problems
and you can plug back into shore power, while the battery is being checked/tested
Is the HEATER or anything else New
Are you doing something different than you did this time last year?
If nothing is different
Either the battery is bad or the converter is bad
You needed somebody to check and test the battery
The best way is to disconnect it, and take it to AutoZone or pepboys, some place that will charge and test it for you
A bad battery can ruin a good converter
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to use the usb options in FoxFi-PdaNet, you need to have the "PdaNet destop"
installed on your PC/laptop
I know many of you only used the wifi side
but before foxfi existed we used PdaNet to cable tether are phones to the laptop,
after foxfi came out the two apps merged, ( i don't know who bought who )
goto JuneFabric.com (the developers of pdanet) and download the pdanet desktop
and install on your pc
the alternate method might work
that is to connect the phone with usb to the PC, then on the phone, choose usb option, and be prompted to install pdanet, foxfi will Dl and install it on the PC
or search pdanet on google play/store and follow the prompts
i note of clarifiaction
when you connect to wifi at home, the campground or starbucks
you do not call it tethering
why do people call it tethering when they connect to the phone via
its a wifi hotspot, its wifi access point, NOT tether, its no different than anyother wifi Except that its your private network
even the technical websites who should know better make this mis-statement
tethering via cable still works, bluetooth connection works
its the wifi-router access point, that is being blocked
I have been using the USB tether with my S4
Right now I'm testing, the Wi-Fi share option, of PdaNet
And it's working, my phone is connected to my laptop via USB cable, internet connection is made using the PdaNet desktop on the laptop, then click on Wi-Fi share from the PdaNet menu
I am posting from my tablet the phone is connected to my laptop, the laptop is the Wi-Fi access point
Not as neat and simple as a direct Wi-Fi hotspot, but works well if you need to share the connection and you have a pc with you in the RV,
If you live on an iPad or chrome book, and no pc, maybe Bluetooth will work
The first thing you need is measure you real power use (amp hrs and watt hours)
Get a bogart or tri metric, or some other watt power meter and go spend a normal camping might
I think your going to be really surprised by how much power you really used
You have not been running the generator enough to get the batteries properly recharged, but that might be partially the fault of your converter, you need 14.4v at the battery from the converter and that could be for 4~6 hours each day, for a 35 amp converter charger
A good high amp 14+v converter could return,60 amp hours to your batteries in a couple of hours
Are you trying to read chassis/engine batteries or house batteries
Any measuring device (the shunt)
Must go in between ALL CURRENT FLOW in and out of the batteries
Is the negative from ALL your charging systems connected to the chassis and not to the battery negative
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15 minutes, are you baking a turkey ?
6-7 minutes to bake a potato
1200 cooking watts or total watts
total watts = 100amp load
1200 cooking watts equal approx 1700 input watts
easily 140 amps or more
thats an awful lot to carry for 15 minutes
i think your connections are solid or you would not get 15 minutes
im USB tethered and netflix works fine
your problem is the blue tooth connection, it is not designed to carry video
netflix tests your connection, if the bandwidth speed is not enough, it will give you an error
try it with a USB cable
Good idea, thanks.
Just have to find the appropriate USB cable that goes from the phone to the tablet. I dont think I have one in my quiver.
i thought you were on the PC
i'm Not sure your tablet will usb tether for internet
my phone has micro HDMI output, does your phone have that option ?
connect the HDMi to your TV and goto Netflix with the phone
tether the phone USB to the PC/laptop, then use the wifi share option in pdanet or windows connection share option
the PC becomes the wifi hotspot
for netflix and amazon prime, i usually connect HDMI from the laptop to the TV,
i prefer a larger screen than my tablet or phone
wifi or USB cable for the PC to phone, the picture comes from the laptop