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RE: Victron MultiPlus II Inverter/Charger

Anyone install the MultiPlus II? As to the multi-plus I’m signing up with PT :) (assuming my ProSine 2.0 ever goes south??), but would opt for the 3000…You might also check at Youtube. Yep. That's the bad boy I'm talking about. Discovered the MultiPlus II from one of the videos on the All About RVs YouTube Site. Two months later he followed up with an install video. I also like Chad Heiser's stuff. He confirmed that the MultiPlus II can be wired directly to a 50A electrical panel. Nope, but it is on my shortlist should I have a failure of the inverter/charger. The other one I'd consider is Outback. Does the Outback allow direct connection to the main electrical panel?
TechWriter 01/11/22 10:45pm Tech Issues
Victron MultiPlus II Inverter/Charger

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TechWriter 01/11/22 05:05pm Technology Corner
Victron MultiPlus II Inverter/Charger

Anyone install the MultiPlus II?
TechWriter 01/11/22 05:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Wifi options

I am thinking that if I want anything it would have to be a satellite type setup. Besides cell data service, there are a number of satellite data services: Ones That You Can't Afford Ones That You Might Afford -- Starlink, HughesNet (Ku band), HughesNet Gen 5 (Ka band) (see below) STARLINK Cost: $500 for dish. $99 monthly fee. Speed:100 to 200+ Mbps (my average) Mobility: Kinda sorta. You can move your Starlink dish by changing your Service Address. However, the area you're moving into may not have Starlink service. Also, when you may not be able to return to your "home" service. Notes: Expect a 6-month to 1-year wait time to get your equipment. You'll need a clear view of the sky like my roof setup. Don't hold your breath for a truly mobile version of Starlink. Check Starlink Reddit for more info. HUGHESNET (KU BAND) Cost: Way too much for what you get. Speed: 1 - 3 Mbps (at best) Mobility: Ku-Band HughesNet ("your father's HughesNet") was made for RVing. Lots of Rvs had that dish with the blue light on their RV roof. Notes: Ku-Band HughesNet is still available and service is typically supplied by iDirect. HUGHESNET (KA BAND) -- Business Service, NOT Home Service Cost: $1500 for equipment (dish, tripod, etc). Data Plans from $40 to $600/month. Speed: 10 Mbps (my average speed) Mobility: My .98M HughesNet Gen5 dish was a PITA to set up, but it was easy to aim, and ultimately always performed well. Rooftop automatic HughesNet Gen5 systems are available. Notes: To reaffirm, this is the Business version of HughesNet Gen5, not the home version. FYI - the home version uses a .74M (29 in) dish while the Business HughesNet Gen 5 uses .90M (35 in) to 1.2M (47 in) dish. In this case, size does matter. Finally, you're locked into a 2-year commitment.
TechWriter 01/05/22 12:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Wifi options

Here's a member's forum post suggesting "We have Starlink and travel extensively with it...". It appears to violate Starlink's current TOS . . . I don't think so. According to the Starlink Reddit, people just change their Service Address and then move the dish. However, two gotchas: - There may not be Starlink service in the area you're moving to. - If you return to your "home" base, there may not be an available spot for service. In other words, you could lose your Starlink home service.
TechWriter 01/05/22 11:47am Technology Corner
RE: Wifi options

Thanks everyone for the idea's and suggestions....I will research everything suggested. Appreciate the help! Also look at MIRC. They know what they're talking about.
TechWriter 01/04/22 11:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Wifi options

1. Would a mobile hotspot work for this type of camping situation? 2. If you use a mobile hotspot....which service provider do you have? 3. I don't think Wifi boosters or repeaters would work for us...am I correct in thinking this? Well, it depends on what, if any, cell service is available. As previously mentioned, you can try Verizon’s Visible system. They send you a phone you can use as a hotspot or remove the phone’s SIM card and put it in a hotspot. I did the latter when I had Visible. Visible is cheap, but the Verizon network it uses is also cheap. However, it’s a good place to start. I think all the major cell carriers all have hotspot data plans. The smart thing to do is to have a Verizon and an AT&T data plan.
TechWriter 01/04/22 12:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Where did the Non weekend RVers go?

Facebook, Twitter etc. x 2
TechWriter 01/03/22 06:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: water filter for taste and smell

Does anyone know of a system that can get rid of both taste and smell while allowing enough water flow for a shower? I put a lot of filtration on my old Class A, and to ensure adequate water pressure I just made sure to turn on my water pump and shower on my water tank supply. Don't you have the same option? I don't know if using the tank is an option. It is a fifth wheel that will not be moved anytime soon. It does solve any flow rate problems. This is not an area where I'm knowledgeable. I believe your 5th wheel will have a gray, a black, and a water tank.
TechWriter 12/26/21 11:23am General RVing Issues
RE: water filter for taste and smell

Does anyone know of a system that can get rid of both taste and smell while allowing enough water flow for a shower? I put a lot of filtration on my old Class A, and to ensure adequate water pressure I just made sure to turn on my water pump and shower on my water tank supply. Don't you have the same option?
TechWriter 12/25/21 12:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: which caulk

Eternabond May be a good choice. Or Eternacaulk.
TechWriter 12/16/21 07:00am General RVing Issues
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

Oh Brother next your going to complain about the CG swimming pool you don't swim in:). Good one!
TechWriter 12/14/21 04:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

WHY should I subsidize someones driving choice. Said the guy on a horse while a freeway went up near him.
TechWriter 12/14/21 04:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

Just like paying School taxes even if you don't have kids, everybody pays. Exactly. I can't remember the last time I used a nuclear submarine.
TechWriter 12/14/21 04:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: StarLink internet without an address

My understanding is that they are working on a mobile antenna. Yes, but don't hold your breath. AFAIK just a fixed location is needed. If you're thinking (as others seem to be on this thread) that you can just submit some random address to get Starlink access, then think again. Sure, you can go to Starlink's website, then type in an address to see if there's service available. But if you don't actually live near this address (within a few miles), then there's a chance you won't get service when you set up your antenna. If you're interested in Starlink, I suggest you check out the Starlink Reddit. FYI, I've had Starlink service since March.
TechWriter 12/13/21 10:52pm Technology Corner
RE: StarLink internet without an address

Have any mobile full-timers solved this problem? No. Starlink is currently not set up for mobile use. While some have tried (or trying), you risk losing service altogether by changing your service address.
TechWriter 12/13/21 05:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Setting up Solar on my Moho

Instead of pre-selecting panels and making them fit, select panels to maximize your roof area. You want as much wattage as possible because of the numerous factors that lower PV output.
TechWriter 12/07/21 06:04pm Tech Issues
RE: physical size of solar panels

It should only be regarded as a marketing guideline…I’m fairly sure that harvest in Minnesota is often quite different than harvest in the high Nevada desert where 200+w of solar per 100a/hr seems just a reasonably good baseline… Bingo! Since there are numerous derating factors (geography being one) with solar, the more panels the better. Fill your RV roof with as much potential wattage as possible.
TechWriter 12/07/21 12:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Automatic Transfer Switch

I don't have an onboard Generator. I will be transferring between shore power and the Inverter. I assume the output of your transfer switch will go into your 30A electrical panel, right? If so, that means when you switch over to your 2000W inverter, it will be powering ALL the circuits, including your AC & water heater. I hope you have a large battery bank. He doesn't have to turn the AC on. He can set water heater (and refrigerator) to propane. He has already said he will turn off the breaker to the converter/charger. What he is doing is imminently feasible. So OP will have to always remember to throw several switches or risk dead batteries. Plus, if the ATS is generator preferred and the inverter is connected to the generator side of the ATS, then OP will have to remember to also turn off the inverter when shore power is applied. Why not just use a manual transfer switch? Or, though more expensive, it sounds eminently more practical to buy an inverter/charger with a built-in transfer switch and wire it like so (with or without a sub panel), especially is OP's wife or friend(s) will also be responsible for switch throwing: https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/ms2000_newmar_inverter_wiring_01_20_2013.jpg height=615 width=788
TechWriter 12/05/21 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Automatic Transfer Switch

I don't have an onboard Generator. I will be transferring between shore power and the Inverter. I assume the output of your transfer switch will go into your 30A electrical panel, right? If so, that means when you switch over to your 2000W inverter, it will be powering ALL the circuits, including your AC & water heater. I hope you have a large battery bank.
TechWriter 12/05/21 12:35am Tech Issues
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