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RE: [SOLVED] Replacement plug head for NEMA 15A 10 AWG extension

NEMA 15A is a 15 amp plug should not neee 10ga go to an electrical supply house Skip google and go to a sticks and bricks electrical supply house. If you can take the cord, or a couple inches of it, with you. Called an actual electrical supply house and aHa! Leviton 5266-C can support 10 AWG and it’s about $10. Problem solved.Interesting that the Leviton and Hubbell have the same part number. For some reason, wiring device part numbers are frequently the same or similar among different manufacturers.
frankwp 09/09/21 12:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Fan Speed Control

ok. good points. I dont think my fan is worn in any way. The noise is a ringing, not a mechanical issue. The noise is a function of the PWM controller. The high speed on/off switching that is used to effectively lower the voltage produces the high pitched sound. You probably noticed that at full speed the sound goes away or is greatly reduced. Some controllers are noise, some not. BTW, The noise is mostly generated at the motor, not the controller.
frankwp 08/27/21 02:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Fan Speed Control

I know you don't want links, but you're going to have to put some effort into this yourself because we don't know what your precise requirements are. You'll find a good selection here: Aliexpress Be aware that current ratings are frequently overstated & choosing something that is rated for 2x the fan current would be reasonable.
frankwp 08/27/21 07:50am Tech Issues
RE: Fan Speed Control

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frankwp 08/27/21 07:44am Tech Issues
RE: Fan Speed Control

a heating element is a resistor, thats why it works. The FF uses these "things" to waste electricity. A heating element is designed to produce a certain amount of heat at a certain voltage. They are generally made of materials that can glow red hot without failing. It does have a defined amount of resistance to work properly but generally they are not used in a circuit to serve as a resistor. Think of the heating element in your electric water heater. It has about 10 ohms of resistance but why would you use that as a 10 ohm, 1000 watt resistor? Plus, it would have to be submerged in water or it will cook itself and fail in seconds. The air core wire wrap resistors on your fan were designed to be used as low resistance, high wattage resistors. You could probably use them as a heating element if you stay within there design parameters. Their datasheet would define their thermal characteristics and other parameters you would have to adhere to. There are other resistors they could have used that look more like resistors. They probably made the ones they used in-house for cost savings. Short story: I was designing a 3-phase brushless motor controller years ago that required exactly 40A peak current. I needed a precise milli-ohm level current sensing resistor capable of passing 40A +margin in a small footprint. Tolerance stack-up of other components required this resistor to be tuned. I used large gauge enamel coated wire wrapped similar to your resistors. It may have looked like a heater element but its purpose was to create a precise amount of resistance. I hope this helps Good explanation. Those coils, in the context of the FF controller are most definitely not heating elements.
frankwp 08/27/21 07:44am Tech Issues
RE: Fan Speed Control

mindless is when people just look up "speed controller" and post a bunch of links, none that are relevant usually. That Guide to put a controller in is nice, but not anything to do with what I want - to have a controller that uses less energy at lower speeds. I have my controller feeding the FF, so have control on a wall, not at the fan. I can always put controller at max and run the FF normally. I set FF on High and control the speed by using the controller. The PWM things have big heat sinks, so are producing heat. IDK beyond that, so am asking any electrical geeks out there who might know You seem to be contradicting yourself here. The controller in the linked guide is a PWM, as is your controller that burned out. It's about the most efficient speed controller for your fan that you will find. The reason for the big heat sink is so it won't burn out like your old one. You can still mount it remotely from the fan & bypass the local fan switch, or just leave it on high. And those coils are not "heating elements", they are resistors.
frankwp 08/26/21 01:20pm Tech Issues
RE: List some RV movies

National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Uncle Eddie's RV. But that was Cousin Eddie! Clark to Eddie: "do you think it really matters?"
frankwp 08/14/21 04:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Solar maintainer.

I've always disconnected the fully charged battery every fall & left it for the winter. In the spring, the battery isn't noticeably discharged. I just replaced the old battery at 11 years, but even so, it still had some life left in it.
frankwp 08/13/21 12:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Removing clear silicone caulk from exterior fiberglass

That was a good video, but it's concerning that he uses "silicone" as a generic name for silicone sealant. Lexel doesn't even make a silicone sealant.
frankwp 08/12/21 04:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Removing clear silicone caulk from exterior fiberglass

Silicone sealant has become like a plague on humanity. It's great stuff for certain uses, but there is almost always a better choice when caulking is required. Even when using caulking remover, it's very hard to remove all traces of the ****.
frankwp 08/09/21 06:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Loss of power when driving

Just this weekend, while towing up to our camping vacation, the truck would drop down to what felt like about half power. Kinda butt clenching when your going up a steep pass. I took it in yesterday & is was the mass airflow sensor.
frankwp 07/20/21 09:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane tank level monitor

Pressure in the tank will remain constant until the tank is almost empty, so a pressure gauge won't work. I've not used the Mopeka device. Does it indicate the level or just when the tank is empty?
frankwp 07/20/21 08:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for ideas on how to Roll up/store 50 amp cord

also if ya use a reel it should be fully unreeled be for use due to counter emf in the circuit. actually for any cord. Sorry, but you've got some mixed up info there. Counter-EMF does not come into play at all in this situation. Maybe you're thinking of electric motor windings. The reason for not using the cord while it's not fully unreeled is that if it's being used at anywhere near its capacity, the portion that's still on the reel can overheat to the point of melting or even starting a fire.
frankwp 07/12/21 10:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: black water tank treatments

I've probably tried at least a dozen tank chemicals & the one that consistently works best is just plenty of plain old water. At the end of a camping trip I put couple of cups of liquid laundry detergent in & fill the tank about 1/3 way for the drive home. There's a free dump station at a national parks centre closer to home where I dump again & give the tank a rinse. My wife, who is very quick to complain about tank odors has not done so in years.
frankwp 07/12/21 10:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pros and Cons of Tankless water heaters in RV

Most of our camping involves 7 people in our fifth wheel, 4 adults & 3 teenagers. We have a 10 gallon HWT & running out of hot water is not a problem. The cons are: - you can't use the campground power to heat the water - goofy temperature regulation issues - initial cost - cost to run it - maintenance & repairs The pros are: - there are none that would apply to our situation
frankwp 07/12/21 10:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for end all be all air pump

I've been using a Milwaukee M18 toolbox vac (0880-20) for the past few years to inflate our air mattresses & water inflatables. It inflates them fast & firm & just as importantly, will suck them thoroughly flat for storage. The vacuum is quite inexpensive, especially if you're already in the M18 ecosystem.
frankwp 07/11/21 04:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Are you heading for Utah's National Parks?

Southern Utah has been one of our favorite destinations for decades & I don't have any one that's a favorite. They're all fantastic & spectacular in their own ways. One year at Zion we were well into the narrow when there was a massive thunderstorm & flood, but we were high enough to be safe, just. The cliffs all around looked like they had sand pouring off them. A parks worker we spoke with said it's rare to get to experience that because they close the trail at the first hint of approaching rain. They had closed it just minutes after we started the hike.
frankwp 07/03/21 11:56am General RVing Issues
RE: More Australian unusual 5ver photos

I like the interior decor of the Australian fifth wheels so much more than the American designs.
frankwp 06/29/21 08:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lost members - What happened to Clubmaxx?

Might want to take a look at this. Not alot of info but it may help. https://www.manufacturerss.com/company789477.html Thanks for that. Unfortunately the website is gone now. I didn't try the number. Long distance charges from Canada Long distance charges?? a buck or 2 should be well worth paying if you really want to find him.
frankwp 06/27/21 03:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: LED Ceiling Lights

Check carefully as incandescents take 6x+ the power (hence heat) of LEDs. Could also be a wire size issue. This. An LED fixture is not designed for the high temps & heat output of incandescent lamps. Just get new lamps with a warmer color temperature.
frankwp 06/24/21 07:18pm Fifth-Wheels
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