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RE: Hey There - First Post

Hi, Welcome to the forums. Are these lights connected to the 12 volt system? If so please post the maker and model. We placed motion sensor lights in the closets and cabinets.
pianotuna 06/26/19 09:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery question

Are the group 29 marine batteries or are they deep cycle? The inverter is on the large side for what you wish to use it for. What is the idle current draw?
pianotuna 06/26/19 08:40am Beginning RVing
RE: Battery question

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pianotuna 06/26/19 08:38am Beginning RVing
RE: Change to Lithium-ion?

A very interesting article. I hope you will follow up with results of this shift to LI. Just finished making the change. Here is a link to the change.
pianotuna 06/26/19 08:36am Tech Issues
RE: Lithium Ion Submarine Batteries

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbosail Fascinating!
pianotuna 06/25/19 07:46pm Tech Issues
RE: What can I do with/expect from a generator?

While part timing I would often heat the water electrically as I was trundling down the road. I used a duty cycle of ten minutes heating, and twenty minutes off. It worked well for me.
pianotuna 06/25/19 07:23pm Beginning RVing
RE: Newbie-type question about power supply at home

117 under load is excellent. Nothing will be damaged. You may want to check with the air and fridge both on. Why? Because in the hotter time of summer the air conditioner may want more watts. Typically the Fridge is 325 watts--so that will tell you if there is any "wiggle room" on that (lovely) 20 amp circuit.
pianotuna 06/25/19 05:03pm Tech Issues
RE: 50 to 30 to 15 amps

Best practise would be a 15 male to 50 female. You may wish to have a 30 to 50. Dogbone adapters are preferred.
pianotuna 06/25/19 09:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Survey-- City Water vs pump

I taste the water. If I like it, I'll hook up. If i don't I'll use the tank. However, I mostly boondock.
pianotuna 06/25/19 09:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Charging battery with Honda 2000

Whether an 80 amp charger (converter) can be powered by a Honda 2k (really 1.6 k) VA may be due to power factor. My PD is small at 35 amps--but the power factor is .7. So it can draw up to about 750 watts. On the other hand, my inverter charger can do 127 amps on an 1800 watt supply because the power factor is 1. It is also temperature compensated. I have no troubles running the charger from eco mode--partly because the Yamaha Sieb does have a way to do a 500 watt surge for 7 seconds iirc.
pianotuna 06/25/19 09:24am Tech Issues
RE: Mind the Batteries

What is STB?
pianotuna 06/25/19 08:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Charging battery with Honda 2000

Some folks use multiple 120 volt charging devices. The Honda is best powering a decent charger with eco mode turned on. The best "beast" for charging may be an inverter/charger. Mine will do 127 amps (but I throttle it to less). It is important that there be a way to control the voltage set points. Another excellent addition is temperature compensated charging. Sophisticated inverter/chargers and solar charge controllers often have probes on the battery bank. That said, most of my charging happens from the solar panels.
pianotuna 06/24/19 10:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Lithium Ion Submarine Batteries

It certainly avoids one aspect of Lead Acid power. If battery acid and sea water mix, chlorine gas is created.
pianotuna 06/24/19 10:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Another bad RV wreck, driver dead. Montreal.

Brake failure? It is sad.
pianotuna 06/24/19 10:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fresh water tank oveflow lines will not stop leaking

Do you have access to the top of the water tank? If so check the path of the tubes.
pianotuna 06/24/19 04:49pm Toy Haulers
RE: Which to comprimise on? Toilet or Heat?

A wise choice! Do read the full time forum on winter camping. Thanks! We've decided to go with the one with the better heating system and make the toilet work. We did look at northern lite but a bit too expensive for us.
pianotuna 06/24/19 04:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Mind the Batteries

X2 on the Trik-L-Start
pianotuna 06/24/19 04:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What can I do with/expect from a generator?

Hi valhalla, Ty for pointing that out. Sorry I was not clear--these numbers are from my RV--but I think that most units have similar draws. So far as I am aware the only microwave that uses inverter technology to allow lower power levels is Panasonic. The others (and mine) merely pulse on and off to slow the cooking process. I "get around" brief over loads by using the "load support" feature on my hybrid inverter. But be aware load support is NOT voltage support, so it still behooves the end user to monitor what is going on. Hi, The microwave draws 1561 watts and the water heater 1400. Adding in the fridge is another 325 watts. One would have to rely on the water heater and fridge being in the off part of their duty cycle, or there might be quite a bit of voltage drop. The advantage is the ability to run the roof air conditioner. Reality, is you can run the microwave, TV & fridge simultaneously. Possibly the water heater but that's pushing it a bit. That's awfully specific...where did he list the microwave model? Some microwaves go that high but I've also seen smaller 600-800w models and you can use lower power settings. But as I said, running microwave and water-heater simultaneously gets iffy...even at 800 + 1400 if the charger kicks on at 50amp/12v...you are pushing the limits of a 3000w generator...which is likely rated for a lower amount in continuous duty. 3000w is plenty for air/con. We run on a 2600w yamaha. (no, not with microwave and hot water heater but TV, fridge and lights we've never had a problem).
pianotuna 06/24/19 11:48am Beginning RVing
RE: Getting an error

I'm on GoodSam and it is working normally at 8:22 am CST on 2019 06 21
pianotuna 06/24/19 08:23am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: What can I do with/expect from a generator?

Hi, The microwave draws 1561 watts and the water heater 1400. Adding in the fridge is another 325 watts. One would have to rely on the water heater and fridge being in the off part of their duty cycle, or there might be quite a bit of voltage drop. I too, would favor the Predator 3500 with electric start. The advantage is the ability to run the roof air conditioner. Reality, is you can run the microwave, TV & fridge simultaneously. Possibly the water heater but that's pushing it a bit.
pianotuna 06/24/19 08:05am Beginning RVing
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