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RE: Microwave replacement options

New microwave from Walmart was almost identical and I swapped covers so it vents on top and is directed out top trim. Great deal for $71 and the magnetron from Amazon would cost $50. Same one that's in the new one.
SFVdave 05/16/21 12:41am Tech Issues
RE: Microwave replacement options

Before you go through the trouble of retrofitting a new microwave check the thermal fuse inside. It is a couple of dollars and will save you the cost of a new one. I took the back off and looked for any burnt wire and found none. Put back on and put a pyrex cup with wter in it and turned it on for a minute. Immediately got buzzing noise and burning smell. Shut it off and wnet online with symptoms. It's ythe magnetron failing. I disconnected the cord and cut it. It's going to the local recycling center tomorrow. New cheap Walmart microwave is coming today. Will see what modifications I will need to make if any. It should get me thru my camping trip to the sierra's next week. Then I have a month to decide what to do. Thanks!
SFVdave 05/14/21 08:55am Tech Issues
RE: Microwave replacement options

I found one at Walmart and the dimensions are exact with length and with. but it is deeper and only leaves about 1/2” behind. With vented trim, should I place a 12v fan on the top of the microwave blowing heat out the top trim vent slats? The manufacturer recommends 3” clearance all the way around. Not sure where the microwave heat comes out, back or sides?...
SFVdave 05/12/21 05:18pm Tech Issues
Microwave replacement options

My Furrion FMSN09-BL needs to be replaced. Has anyone used a different brand? Sources are limited to a few vendors and the shipping time doesn’t work for us. Guess we can rough it without. Spoiled!
SFVdave 05/12/21 11:25am Tech Issues
Do cellphone boosters work for RV camping with poor signal?

I was wondering what effect a cellphone booster would have on signal while camping in mountains with only one bar? Any recommendations?
SFVdave 05/07/21 11:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Charge wizard with Lithium upgrade to Converter charger?

I have shipped back the PD4560Licsv and am getting credited. I am using the original converter charger until PD comes out with a multi stage Li for unit. One nice thing about the original converter charger is at home, I can keep the shoreline plugged in and disconnect the house batteries from the converter and solar. This allows me to connect the engine battery back up to the system and keep it charged. Then the day before leaving for a trip I just isolate the engine battery again, reconnect the house batteries to the system to recharge and hit thge charge wizard. That will boost the converter charger to 14.4v for 4 hours allowing them to fully charge. Also, I switch the solar back on so the house batteries are continually charged while driving. All this switching is easily done by the Bussman resettable fuse switches.
SFVdave 05/07/21 08:01am Tech Issues
RE: Charge wizard with Lithium upgrade to Converter charger?

Called Battleborn and it is a single step charging with the Lithium upgrade. They said PD is working on multiple step converters, but it's not available for mine yet. Working it out for return of the PD4560Licsv. They are always courteous and helpful.
SFVdave 05/03/21 08:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Charge wizard with Lithium upgrade to Converter charger?

Should be 2000 watt inverter from Renogy.
SFVdave 05/03/21 07:02am Tech Issues
RE: Charge wizard with Lithium upgrade to Converter charger?

If you have a progressive 3 stage charger and plug in the progressive charge pendant you can charge lithium batteries. By pressing the charge pendant, the charger will go into boost mode 14.6 volts and after 4 hours return to a safe 13.6 float charge. Progressive recommended this to me instead of replacing the charger with the lithium charger. That's is what I have been doing. Not happy about a constant 14.6v and possibly frying my appliances. Also have a 200 watt Renogy inverter attached to the batteries. Not sure how it likes that voltage either.
SFVdave 05/02/21 05:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Charge wizard with Lithium upgrade to Converter charger?

Going to call Battleborn tomorrow. They told me last week that they specifically adjust the voltage down to 14.3v . This is 14.6v.
SFVdave 05/02/21 12:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Charge wizard with Lithium upgrade to Converter charger?

So it conituously charges at 14.6v all the time?If your PD lithium converter is a single-stage unit, yes, it does. In addition to the LifePo4 float issues, there also those who feel a continuous application of 14.6v may not bode well for the long-term health of some 12vdc appliances in your camper, too. That's my concern too about 14.6v continuously. With the original converter, I could charge the engine battery while at home and use the the bussman resetable fuse next to the engine battery to isolate it while driving and camping. then rest it while at home.
SFVdave 05/02/21 11:46am Tech Issues
RE: Charge wizard with Lithium upgrade to Converter charger?

I upgraded my PD4560 converter charger with the PD4560Licsv which is designed for Lithium battereis. I noticed that the charge wizard light still flashes and can be changed to the different modes. Is that purely visual and nothing is actually taking palce like voltage changes to storage, normal and boost?Odds are very high that you have a single-stage Progressive Dynamic 14.6v lithium converter. The only way to be sure is to measure the voltage on the converter output as you switch through the functions on the Charge Wizard. If the voltage remains the same (as you switch through the various LED display functions on the Charge Wizard) then you have the single-stage model. Progressive Dynamic has just started to roll-out a very limited selection of multi-stage lithium converters. This is no doubt due to Battleborn batteries recommendation that their LifePo4 batteries not be floated at 14.6v for longer than 2 weeks with a single-stage converter/charger. FWIW, We purchased the single-stage PD4045LICSV lithium converter last year with the intention of replacing the 3-stage PD4045 converter in our truck camper. We've since decided the 3-stage PD4045 (13.2v/13.6v/14.4v) is actually a safer, better charger for LifePo4 batteries than the PD4045LICSV and sold our PD4045LICSV lithium converter on eBay. LifePo4 batteries don't do well sitting at a high state-of-charge for long periods of time. A PD4045LICSV converter, if left on and connected to LifePo4 batteries for long periods of time would do just that---constantly keep them at 100% SOC. This may be good for a lead-cell battery, but bad for a LifePo4. With our 3-stage PD4045 converter (and a Charge Wizard) we can leave it on and connected to LifePo4 batteries indefinitely at 13.2v or 13.6v with zero worries about overcharging our LifePo4's. Might even get away with leaving it floating at 14.4v, since technically you can only charge a LifePo4 to 99% at 14.4v. Note: vermilye's post refers to a particular model of Progressive Dynamic converter that can be switched for use with lead cell and LifePo4 chemistries. There is no lead-cell/LifePo4 option (switch) on a "standard" Progressive Dynamic multi-stage converter. So it conituously charges at 14.6v all the time?
SFVdave 05/02/21 11:15am Tech Issues
RE: Charge wizard with Lithium upgrade to Converter charger?

The charge wizard button is located on the original panel containing the fuses and circuit breakers. It wasn’t changed out, only the circuitry board and fan. It does say that it’s no longer used. So why is it lighting up?
SFVdave 05/01/21 09:40pm Tech Issues
Charge wizard with Lithium upgrade to Converter charger?

I upgraded my PD4560 converter charger with the PD4560Licsv which is designed for Lithium battereis. I noticed that the charge wizard light still flashes and can be changed to the different modes. Is that purely visual and nothing is actually taking palce like voltage changes to storage, normal and boost?
SFVdave 05/01/21 08:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 4000 surging at idle warmed up only

Easy answer. Your Carb is gummed up. There are 16 VERY SMALL fuel jet holes and if just one is blocked will cause surge at idle. It is normal for a gummed Carb to smooth out under load or even increasing the idle speed. DO NOT INCREASE THE IDLE SPEED. Some do this and think they have fixed the problem. All it does is increase the output voltage. Doug I read your post too late. I downloaded the service manual and adjusted the speed one full turn increasing voltage up to 122.5 with no load. I increased the sensitivity adjustment screw but put it back where I started. The surging is gone with or without load. However, while doing the adjustments and testing, I found that the Hz was fine with good load from AC, microwave or electric water heater. But when I have it only with converter charger with a high charging rate the Hz fluctuates between 45 and 62Hz. What's that all about? Happens only when converter charger is the only load on the generator. If I turn on anything else it settle down to 62Hx. I am setting both back to the original spots and taking it in the the Onan shop next week. Let them sort it out.
SFVdave 04/16/21 09:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 4000 surging at idle warmed up only

Easy answer. Your Carb is gummed up. There are 16 VERY SMALL fuel jet holes and if just one is blocked will cause surge at idle. It is normal for a gummed Carb to smooth out under load or even increasing the idle speed. DO NOT INCREASE THE IDLE SPEED. Some do this and think they have fixed the problem. All it does is increase the output voltage. Doug I read your post too late. I downloaded the service manual and adjusted the speed one full turn increasing voltage up to 122.5 with no load. I increased the sensitivity adjustment screw but put it back where I started. The surging is gone with or without load. However, while doing the adjustments and testing, I found that the Hz was fine with good load from AC, microwave or electric water heater. But when I have it only with converter charger with a high charging rate the Hz fluctuates between 45 and 62Hz. What's that all about? Happens only when converter charger is the only load on the generator. If I turn on anything else it settle down to 62Hx.
SFVdave 04/16/21 06:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan 4000 surging at idle warmed up only

Not sure if this would be the issue, but have you tried playing with the altitude adjustment? (on mine, the knob for this is partially hidden behind a small hose, but it's there) -Chris I sure did, and it had no affect on surging at idle when warmed up.
SFVdave 04/16/21 01:10pm Tech Issues
Onan 4000 surging at idle warmed up only

My Onan 4000 has developed surging at idle idle after warming up. If I apply a load, it smooths out. I did a change of air filter, oil and fuel filter. I also ran Seafoam mixture in 1 gallon can of gas per Seafoam youtube video. Actually did it 3 times. Any iieas before I make a call to the authorized Onan shop. Starts up fine and with load, just warmed up idle. Voltage is fine and Hz. I can still use it on trips and just turn on electric water heater for load and allow batteries to recharge. Converter charge alone doesn't stop surging.
SFVdave 04/16/21 11:02am Tech Issues
RE: Dish rec’r No Satellites found using new 2000w inverter

Good you fixed the problem. BUT, you stated it worked fine on Shore Power and not with the new Inverter. Replacing that Coax would not have fixed the problem. What Gives? The Inverter only supplies power to the Sat Receiver and has nothing to do with the Coax cables. IF the coax has indeed fixed the problem, then the 13 to 18 volt pulsed signal test I want you to do would point up a bad coax at the Sat Dish itself. My test requires you to test the output at the reciever. IF that was good, then you disconnect the Coax AT the Sat dome/dish and test for that 13 to 18 volt pulsed signal. IF you do not get that then your coax is indeed compromised. Doug It makes no sense. The DW doesn't want me going up on the roof, for now. So I can't do that check. But to further add to the unexplained, my friend who lives 15 miles due east of the beach campsite got a new satellite dish and Wally. He has been able to get quick setup of the satellites when at home. But when he comes out to the beach he has the same issue, "No Satellites Found". He joined us last week and we both had the same issue. I can't find any logical explanation for this. He was using shorepower at home and the generator at the beach > Used shoreline power at home and generator and inverter at the beach. But when I did the test at home, I used inverter and generator. Makes no sense. Only option left is to test voltage as you advised.
SFVdave 04/12/21 10:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Dish rec’r No Satellites found using new 2000w inverter

I believe I found the cause of the no satellites found. When we got home last night, I moved the dish receiver inside the house and set it up with no issues. This morning, I moved it back to the MH and tried it and came up with no satellites found again. I ran coax directly from the receiver to the rooftop sat dish and it worked and quickly. I then isolated the cable by running the coax from the rooftop connector to the sat dish and it woked. So I have replaced the rooftop coax from the rooftop connector going to the sat dish and it works again. So it was the rooftop cable causing the sat dish not to find the satellites and not the inverter or power supply.
SFVdave 04/09/21 06:47pm Tech Issues
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