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RE: Inverter and battery sizing to power my camper microwave

I don’t have BB myself, but the bargain-bin batteries dare not match their 10 year warranty (who can tell what grade or composition their cells are??), or tech service, and cylindrical cells stay cooler (due to assembly air gaps), thus no outward swelling of battery case…Quite naturally this all comes at a premium, but it’s nice to have the option - Just saying 3 tons There are people that tear these bargain bin batteries down,identifying the cell manufacturer/wires etc and bms..On YouTube,so you pretty much know what your buying and what's inside.. Example-Redodo(Zooms) Ganfeng cells/LiTime (Ampere time). Eve cells
jaycocreek 02/05/23 04:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Generator Gas Storage

Something as simple as an inexpensive bike rack works well. https://i.imgur.com/273aqwW.jpg height=440 width=440
jaycocreek 01/04/23 09:53am Truck Campers
RE: Looking for a post Christmas sale on Lithium batteries

who has a sale going on good quality lithium batteries? I saw this one, but they don't have built in heaters, which I may not even need here in Florida... https://dakotalithium.com/product/dakota-lithium-12v-100ah-deep-cyle-lifepo4-marine-solar-battery/ Ampere time 100ah lifepo4 with eve cells-$299 Redodo (Zooms) 100ah lifepo4 with Gangfeng cells-$299 I have two of the Redodo and couldn't be happier.
jaycocreek 12/26/22 01:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Portable Solar Generators

jay, Cost depends on capacity. For example a 200 watt inverter vs a 3000 watt inverter, so what you are asking for is not going to happen. These little things are really feature packed for the price...Now there coming out with the UPS feature included in that tiny box that weighs 10 pound and it's kinda cute..lol 600W AC Pure Sine Wave Inverter (1,200W surge); 268Wh Capacity; 430W Max. Fast Dual Charging (Solar+AC); LiFePO4 Battery with 2,500+ Life Cycles to 80%; 6 Ways to Recharge (AC/Solar/Car/Generator/AC+Solar/AC+Adapter); 9 Outputs for Charging Multiple Devices at once; Smart Control & Monitor in BLUETTI App; 200W Max. Solar Input; Easy to Carry/ Fast Charging/ Safe & Reliable/ Cost-effective For $200
jaycocreek 12/12/22 12:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Portable Solar Generators

build your own. 1 Sio2 100 amp-hour battery 2 battery charger 3 inverter 4 solar panels 5 charge controller 6 hire a handy man Give us a price list of a build your own with the same features and a visual of what it looks like... :B
jaycocreek 12/11/22 03:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Mounting cell antenna on a spring?

I use Wilson magnetic antennas and yes,I have knocked them off several times..In my opinion,I wouldn't mount one without some kind of spring or give in it for my type of camping..Something has to give when you hit a branch or object with the antenna..My wife always says,your antenna is knocked off and dangling again..lol I use a Yagi when parked for a while, mounted on an expandable pole.
jaycocreek 12/04/22 05:54am Tech Issues
RE: Lithium batteries

Even though it is possible,I chose not to parralel my 120ah battery with either of my other 100ah battles..
jaycocreek 11/29/22 06:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Connect multiple portable solar panels?

I have two 100 watt portable panels that I connect to one of my two portable Renogy solar controllers using a Jackery Y branch..They have the Y branch clones on Amazon...Not sure how your Renogy controller is connected but the two pannels connected, need to go into the input of your controller..The Y branch connects the two panels to make one inputto said controller..
jaycocreek 11/22/22 07:10am Tech Issues
RE: Safety: Microwave Fire!

I use a paper towel or a paper plate with food on it, all the time and never have had an issue..
jaycocreek 11/16/22 09:39am Tech Issues
RE: Solar charger for 4 6v golf cart batteries LONG TERM?

Solar is awful dependent on where you live and the weather..I have 400 watts on the roof and 200ah of lithium batteries and it won't keep up right now in this weather..5-6 days maybe then it's generator time...Roughly 5-600 watt hours going out daily..The 2k inverter uses 13 watts times four is 300 watts plus daily of I left it on 24/7.. I need my generators even with 4-600 watts of solar where I live in the winter..The summer is just the opposite with all the sun..
jaycocreek 11/08/22 10:10am Tech Issues
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

https://i.imgur.com/mHq9lls.jpg height=640 width=440
jaycocreek 10/20/22 05:15am Truck Campers
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

That's weird,I have a 1994 ford f350 drw and a 9.6 Lance and a Reese 18" extension works perfect..That S&S must be longer than 9.5..
jaycocreek 10/19/22 03:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Batteries died...sheesh

I agree it seems like a no-brainer this day and age..Will Prowse has a nice video on this battery and a tear down..There is a heated version for less than $100 more.. https://i.imgur.com/yz5UQkk.jpg height=640 width=440
jaycocreek 10/09/22 02:33am Truck Campers
Flexible solar controller cables?

What kind of wire are you guys using from the solar controller to the battery and solar panels?..To the solar panels is not an issue but to the battery is.. I have tried Renogy and some other tray cables and they are either to stiff or to big for the Victron 75/15.. Is there a place to get them already made up and flexible? Thanks
jaycocreek 10/07/22 10:46am Tech Issues
RE: what size inverter.

They do have hard wired options it appears..I'm not trying to sell giandel but everything considered,including warranty and customer support,there one of the best bang for your buck inverters..IMHO... Buy direct from them and it's free shipping and no sales tax,which is a plus..I'm a sucker for no sales tax..lol Giandel Direct
jaycocreek 10/05/22 04:16am Tech Issues
RE: what size inverter.

As mentioned earlier,my 1000 watt PSW inverter(Wagan) runs my Commercial Chef microwave just fine, as does my 1500 MSW Wagan..And the toaster oven/coffee maker/Instant etc..Less than an amp idle draw..(.9) I think.. A 1500 watt inverter should,depending on the brand,run most anything you use for camping with power in mind..I just bought a 2200 watt Giandel for RV and home use,the only reason I went that route is for home appliances in a power outage..Idle draw is up in the air because of conflicting internet opinions,but Giandel is usually very low..This is my third one.. Lance trailers installs a 1500 watt GoPower in there new units..Perfect size and brand but expensive compared..
jaycocreek 10/04/22 09:41am Tech Issues
RE: what size inverter.

Ok so building another battery and I am wondering what the smallest size inverter people would run in a camper. I am thinking if I get a 1500 watt inverter and if I decide to put a microwave in at some point then get a smaller 700 watt one. is a 1500 watt inverter proacticle for most normal stuff? the reason I am looking at that siaze is that is about a 125 amp draw so I can go with a 150 amp BMS and not be running flat out. Steve I did just that..I just can't get past the idea of spending more than an inverter generator on a decent/known 2k inverter with a 2 yr warranty..I originally was only going to use one 100ah LFP battery in my TC and a 100 amp BMS would be just fine..Now I have two in parallel. I have a 300 watt Giandel I run most small stuff on like the TV/DVD charging phones and fans..I was looking for a 1500ish PSW in my budget at the time and ran across a Walmart closeout of a Wagan 1500 MSW for $55 so I scooped it up..Still wanting a larger than 300 watt PSW I found a Wagan 1K PSW for a little over $200 so I bought it and couldn't be happier.. It runs my old dial microwave just fine as does the Wagan 1500 MSW/the coffee maker/Instapot/toaster oven and one burner electric cooker..If I need more than 1K I have the 1500 MSW and if I need more than that,I have inverter generators..LOL I just can't pull the plug on a $300 inverter when I could buy an good Wen inverter gen for close to the same money..With coffee makers/microwaves/toasters and stuff being less than $100,I buy the low watt ones.. Works for me..LOL
jaycocreek 09/20/22 09:38am Tech Issues
RE: looking to upgrade

I'm a huge Adventurer fan....But I've also never had any issues with my Lance's.. No help huh...lol... Good luck on your choice.
jaycocreek 09/16/22 03:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

Absolutely ridiculous, and to what end??…How many times in the past have discussions like this very one been the absolute norm??… Many times..So solar/solar chargers and battery issues are campfire talk now?
jaycocreek 09/16/22 08:28am Tech Issues
RE: Do you know what brand/model this bed camper is?

Those were quite common back in the day..Some of the local manufacturers like Security industries and Kit campers were ones we had...Easy to make an overnighter out of...
jaycocreek 09/13/22 11:49am Truck Campers
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