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RE: Just an FYI

I chose to use a Trik-L-Start instead.
pianotuna 04/24/19 08:21am Tech Issues
RE: Ford V10 with 4 speed or 5 speed transmission

Hardly any difference, and no mileage advantage.
pianotuna 04/23/19 07:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Forget 5G

For rural 5G may do 600 or 700 megahertz. But that means it won't be any faster than LTE. roll of lte won't be completed until 2028 article Looks like it will be worthless for anyone outside a major city
pianotuna 04/23/19 05:00pm Technology Corner
RE: AA battery life

It depends where you live. Where I live, overall it is much drier than say Orlando. So batteries do not corrode nearly so fast.
pianotuna 04/21/19 09:45pm Technology Corner
RE: Solar Sequence

connect the battery first.
pianotuna 04/21/19 07:30pm Tech Issues
RE: MiFi/Verizon

email straight talk and ask?
pianotuna 04/21/19 02:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Us 2 mackinaw to Kalispell

Lots of us use cell phones for gps devices. Once the map is downloaded it continues to be usable. However, if the map needs to be updated--then cell service becomes essential. I don't have a satellite phone--nor do I know anyone who does. GPS coverage is completely separate from cell phone coverage. Different satellites.
pianotuna 04/21/19 02:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: wifi booster

Hi, It has to do with 90% of folks not wasting time looking at technical help that may not be helpful at all. As I originally said 'unfortunate'. And what has your most recent post got to do with wifi boosters? Unfortunately the gentleman is using mac. They are now down to 9.73% market share. If you are interested in a good explanation of wifi boosters and how to put together your own system, this guy is probably the best on youtube. He does talk fast, so you might need to watch it a couple times, especially if the subject is new to you. David Bott Explains RV wifi boosters What does that have to do with wifi boosters?
pianotuna 04/21/19 02:33pm Tech Issues
RE: wifi booster

Unfortunately the gentleman is using mac. They are now down to 9.73% market share. If you are interested in a good explanation of wifi boosters and how to put together your own system, this guy is probably the best on youtube. He does talk fast, so you might need to watch it a couple times, especially if the subject is new to you. David Bott Explains RV wifi boosters
pianotuna 04/21/19 10:37am Tech Issues
RE: Leaving camper in florida for summer

Grizz, The control boards for ducted air conditioning require 12 volts--so don't turn the battery off.
pianotuna 04/21/19 10:34am Tech Issues
RE: wifi booster

vermilye, Which specific Ubiquiti Nanostation unit do you have?
pianotuna 04/21/19 09:24am Tech Issues
RE: Us 2 mackinaw to Kalispell

Hi Matt, What i GOTZ? If you have a Canadian cell phone there is a usable signal without a booster from Sault St Marie to Williston (and probably farther--I just have not driven that portion). 2- Believe them about limited (nearly non-existent) cell service. This means that if you are using a smartphone for navigation and you have not preloaded the areas, you will have GOTZ. Matt
pianotuna 04/21/19 09:20am Roads and Routes
RE: minimum amount of solar

Hi Almot, I'm firmly in the fixed flat panel crowd for solar installs on RV's. I've graduated to an electric mattress pad now and find it quite wonderful. It has a 'pre heat' button, so no more climbing into a cold bed. It does time out after ten hours and does require a pure sine wave inverter, but I have a lovely Victron 350 watt that works well. I got mine at Aldi's (one of their specials of the week) for $59 USD.
pianotuna 04/21/19 09:09am Tech Issues
RE: Using Furnace While Driving

2112, I regularly run the furnace while in motion.
pianotuna 04/20/19 10:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Us 2 mackinaw to Kalispell

Stew47 Here is a route map from freecampsites.net with LOTS of places to stay. https://freecampsites.net/#!Mackinaw+City,+Michigan+49701,+USA~Kalispell,+Montana+59901,+USA&query=routeSearch&routeDistance=25&routeIndex=0&roundtrip=false
pianotuna 04/20/19 10:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: wifi booster

Hi, I do have one that works. However, they must be configured to each and every park you visit.
pianotuna 04/20/19 10:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Extension Cord

myredracer, One has to factor the voltage in--most folks just don't bother, so they get lower or very occasionally higher wattages. My 1500 watt oil filled is pretty much "spot on". My 1/2 size oil filled is 462 watts, instead of the rated 500.
pianotuna 04/20/19 07:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Extension Cord

Hi SoundGuy, No, your reply to my post did not mention voltage drop. It said the heaters did not "do" their rated output. I do respect you, but you and I do not communicate well with each other. No one has mentioned running the converter which I expect is NOT a resistance load. I know IOTA can work at 95 volts--but what does the OP have? SoundGuy, In that case the heater that does 900 watts may only output approximately 684 watts at 105 volts input. Label output errors have nothing to do with what I was trying to explain, which that voltage drop for resistance heating devices make a large difference in "real" output. :h Isn't that what I just said? :R Greater voltage drop over 100' of 12 gauge vs the same length of 10 gauge. :S Point is, it's a moot point as long as the OP restricts his use to low draw devices. If he does plug in an electric heater it won't generate as much heat if running on 100' of 12 gauge as it would if running on 100' of 10 gauge. So what? It's a resistance device and won't care, it will just output less heat - whether this is acceptable for the OP is up to him to decide, not us. OTOH if he expects to run an inductive load such as his A/C he'd be well advised not to as the voltage drop over 100' of 12 gauge will be excessive and he can bet his A/C won't like it.
pianotuna 04/19/19 10:57am Travel Trailers
RE: "Open Ground" from generator

Hi, Generators have a floating neutral. You can correct it by adding a "bonding plug" on the generator. The easiest way to do a N-G Bond is to create a N-G Bonded Edison Plug, this is done by simply buying a replacement male plug and wiring the Neutral (White Wire/Silver Screw) to the Ground (Green Wire/Green Screw) using a 12-14 Gauge piece of wire. Just make darn sure you don’t wire the Hot leg tot he ground. Then when you need to power something like a RV or HE Furnace with your generator you plug it into a empty outlet. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mMnmlUx2yX0/UGyZWjdD2TI/AAAAAAAABnI/Gd1I82E3_7Y/s1600/N-G+Bonding+Plug2.JPG width=375
pianotuna 04/18/19 11:16pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: AA battery life

Tom is more correct than I was. The actual numbers for LiFeS2 are 1.8 volts. I found their life span poor and not cost competitive with alkaline AA and AAA from dollar stores. Tom thank you for the correction and for getting me off my duff to research this. redracer, The AA li have to have a voltage dropping resistor. I'm not at all happy with them.You mean an internal one? Why is that and do other Li batteries like that? The nominal voltage of lithium-ion is 3.60V/cell.There are different chemistries of lithium cells. The disposable AA and AAA cells use Lithium Iron Disulfide which is 1.5 volts. There are rechargeable AA and AAA cells which have a buck converter built into each cell. A dropping resistor will not work. Half of the energy would be wasted in heat and you would get huge voltage swings depending on the amount of current drawn.
pianotuna 04/18/19 11:06pm Technology Corner
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