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RE: 2000 harney coach ...trick to start?

could be the key switch is bad, or could be a blown fuse or loose connection we have a Safari, iirc harney was built by SMC which was bought by manaco
MrWizard 07/24/16 03:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why I carry a boat-load of lumber

that sites got about as level as my brothers driveway
MrWizard 07/24/16 02:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: New converter PD4655 doesn't go into boost mode Part 2

you have a long way to go batteries will be fully charged when charging at 1-amp at 14.4v 10 amps into that pair of 6v, you have some ways too go the only way to get an idea of SOC is an SG reading of all 6 cells 10 amps at 13.8v from a pd 45 is not an indicator of bad PD if you get to 1 amp at 13.8v with solid green led then the PD is malfunctioning or there is too much resistance in the charge path
MrWizard 07/24/16 01:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator runs until AC starts

Either you have fuel problems with the generator aka carb etc.. Or you have an A/C compressor problem , bad start capacitor or bad compressor You could try a clamp on amp meter some place in line maybe inside the the a/C But since you are not tripping any circuit breakers? Try cleaning the generator carb with sea foam
MrWizard 07/24/16 12:29pm Tech Issues
RE: My new van buildout thread

Great buy , great price I bought a new 70 amp, a few months ago To replace a dead boondocker Sent too Florida for warranty, never returned The PD has been flawless, works great
MrWizard 07/24/16 12:24pm Tech Issues
RE: New converter PD4655 doesn't go into boost mode Part 2

What was the amps at 13.8v when you shut it off Two hours might get you 80 percent charged If your down to 45 percent you have to return about 140 amp hrs to the batteries that's not going to happen in two hrs Not even with my 70 amp PD Not saying your PD is working correctly, Just saying your not providing all the info we ask for to say what wrong
MrWizard 07/24/16 10:19am Tech Issues
RE: $30 mini batwing at Fry's electronics

Oh I have plenty of recorded media and DVDs :B That antenna was in my FRYS daily promo email for $19.99 with promo code, $29.99 without And it caught my eye and I got curious and then posted it I've got my eye on that new wineguard automatic Rayzar ota dome for broadcast stations No room for a bat wing with all the solar panels on the roof
MrWizard 07/24/16 09:52am Technology Corner
RE: My new van buildout thread

Great deal.. Good finds
MrWizard 07/23/16 10:30pm Tech Issues
RE: This is a first for me!

Microwave link for the secretary of defense
MrWizard 07/23/16 10:25pm Technology Corner
RE: Roof AC - Compressor on, fan is not

Moved from technology
MrWizard 07/23/16 10:06pm Tech Issues
RE: New converter PD4655 doesn't go into boost mode Part 2

I appreciate all the reply, thanks guys! I do not have the pendant, I manually push the button on the board. During my charge, either 10 seconds or 5 minutes into into the cycle, when I push the button, the LED light will change from steady green to blinking green, but the voltage and amps does NOT change as reported on the TriMetric.. You just turned boost OFF Solid green light is boost mode indicator Blinking light is normal absorb mode It may not be working when it is supposed too But but you turned it off, so no way to know Leave it on solid green and give us volts to go with the amps Volts should be rising but it could take awhile to see the rise depending on battery condition TriMetric are nice, but at this point it is possibly out of calibration Batteries should be charged until totally full this is going to be hours and hours then calibrate the TriMetric
MrWizard 07/23/16 08:17pm Tech Issues
RE: $30 mini batwing at Fry's electronics

The description and picture looks like a non-amplified batwing of old, only smaller. I wonder if the booster will work with this one. If it will, I think I'll buy one for our friends home on the OR coast and see if it will bring in any stations. Didn't see a couple of the links, says it has a preamp if I read correctly. For $16, I'll pick one up tomorrow and try it where we camp next week. I just checked home depot, says not available in store, order online ship to store or ship to home Currently in stock at Fry's 'more $$' FRYS is $19.99 with today's promo codes $29.99 with out promo code
MrWizard 07/23/16 06:58pm Technology Corner
RE: New converter PD4655 doesn't go into boost mode Part 2

The 14.4 is what it will reach at the batteries near the end of the cycle, if you Never see that voltage then it's not working I installed the 70 amp version And in the morning my 5 big AGMs take any where from 40+ to 60+ amps at 13+ volts on the meter, the 14+ shows up a few hours later These converters are chargers, Not 'constant voltage' power supplies 30 minutes is not an adequate test, you did not post voltage you only posted the amps, was the voltage rising?
MrWizard 07/23/16 04:07pm Tech Issues
RE: $30 mini batwing at Fry's electronics

From the home depot web page Stylish and compact design Shielded for minimum interference Built-in high gain and low noise amplifier Portable for mobile use (camping, boating, etc.) SMD circuit technology Green LED power-on indicator Anti-UV coating and waterproof design for durability Powered by DVT set-top box or included separate power adapter Compatible with various HDTV terrestrial signals (DVB-T, ISDB-T, DTMB, ATSC) Gain: 28 dB 87.5 - 230 Mhz frequency range for VHF 470 - 862 Mhz frequency range for UHF Receiving range: FM/VHF/UHF Impedance:75? Max Output level: 100 dBµV F-type connector Noise figure less than 3 dB But they say it's 13.89" FRYS says 408mm which is 16+" At least it's amplified
MrWizard 07/23/16 01:52pm Technology Corner
RE: My new van buildout thread

I'm wondering about scissor Jack's aka trailer levelers Welded n place, use a cordless drill with socket to run them down for leveling, and back up for storage, just like on TT bumpers and frames A pin thru the jack stops it from opening while moving In the RV catalogs they call them stabilizers The van probably came with this type of jack and has places on the chassis were to be used when changing a tire A trip to the recycle yard might find four of these really cheap Then weld in place, drill hole for latch pin or maybe some dog chain with snap hooks for keeping in the retracted position
MrWizard 07/23/16 01:37pm Tech Issues
$30 mini batwing at Fry's electronics

Wonder who makes this http://images.frys.com/art/product/300x300/8867072.01.prod.jpg Says weather proof indoor outdoor Weird mini batwing It's not called a bat wing, but she looks like one Length is 408mm approx 16 3/8" Size makes me think it might be tuned more for UHF , because of the digital migration
MrWizard 07/23/16 12:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Air conditioning on a small generator

PWM.. Pulse width modulated motor controllers have been used in machine tools for 30 years or more I have worked on many CNC mills that use that technology Installing, maintaining , repairing, CNC machines was my career for many years We never called them inverters Three phase 480vac in , three phase variable voltage and frequency out to the motor Frequency controls the speed When I think inverter, I don't think of PWM motor controllers Motor controllers are a lot more complicated than the basic DC to AC inverter And yes I guess you could say motor controllers evolved from inverter technology
MrWizard 07/23/16 10:51am General RVing Issues
RE: T V wiring

My concern is that my Direct TV receiver doesn't have a HDMI port. All it has is a coax connection. It does have a USB port. Could I use the USB port to the USB port on the TV to receive the sat signal? Then your SAT box is SD No the USB won't do that But connect the coax and watch SD programming the same as before on analogue CH-3?, If you want HD you will need to invest in a new Sat system
MrWizard 07/23/16 09:53am Technology Corner
RE: Air conditioning on a small generator

is this 'inverter' technology or is this 'variable speed' compressor or does the variable speed compressor run off some voltage changing electronics ?
MrWizard 07/23/16 12:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Summers And Boiling Hot Galley Cooking

108F here today lunch was smoke sausage and baked potato, both cooked in the MW dinner was a chicken and cheese pita, heated in MW tomorrow at least one meal will be Cold roast beef sandwich
MrWizard 07/22/16 11:56pm Tech Issues
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