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RE: House batterys

Did you fill the batteries to the bottom ring and not the top? Did you distilled water? Doubtful it matters with the amount of water added, but good to know for the future. With excess water and a short they are likely compromised. At a bare minimum have they load tested.
CA Traveler 06/07/23 10:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: House batterys

Anyone have a comparison of GC2 and GC15? Apparently the GC15 is a little better quality? Any reason to not use the GC2 and save some $? OP Surge possibility - The first thing I installed was a PI HW50C. I've never had a surge since 2004 but numerous other pedestal problems. OP It almost goes without saying that batteries need to be maintained.
CA Traveler 06/07/23 07:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 Keystone Montana 3400RL Electrical Issues

Good info above. Load check your batteries (free most auto stores) as they may be compromised from being discharged.
CA Traveler 06/06/23 11:12am Tech Issues
RE: Coleman Mach 15 problems......need some help troubleshooting

Anothe AHA moment would be to post the A/C make/model. Have you checked the AC voltage with a heavy load like HW? You could also check voltage at the A/C. Low voltage is more common in the summer. Otherwise as a non expert it sounds like the compressor.
CA Traveler 06/05/23 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: Voltage protector 110V?

tuna, Check the second link. Opinion: At $14 it must be a great device. :S
CA Traveler 06/03/23 10:09am Tech Issues
RE: What is the lowest voltage you have seen?

The lower the voltage, the higher the current draw... Things are cooking somewhere! Maybe - resistive loads will have lower amps with lower voltage. Inductive loads like motors will have higher amps if they maintain the same horsepower. Years ago I measured my A/C, lower voltage resulted in lower amps because the motor produced less HP. Several others reported the same. Not suggesting low voltage is OK...:B
CA Traveler 06/03/23 09:54am Tech Issues
RE: What is the lowest voltage you have seen?

Hot summertime, A/Cs blasting, older park 92V. EMS had disconnected. Quiz: 30A pedestal, 160V, hint open neutral - Why? Of course this happened at 10 PM.
CA Traveler 06/03/23 09:40am Tech Issues
RE: Voltage protector 110V?

Questionable devices. I also installed the PI unit and low voltage disconnects are common in many CGs. Even had 160V one time.
CA Traveler 06/03/23 07:27am Tech Issues
RE: Wiring diagram - Find my mistakes!

10 ga wire on the panels results in a 1% voltage drop to the MPPT, very acceptable. Max current is 16.6A and 15.5A requires full sun which won't happen often. House battery should not exceed 200A, so you could reduce CB size.
CA Traveler 06/03/23 07:07am Tech Issues
RE: Wiring diagram - Find my mistakes!

I believe China is 220V 50Hz.
CA Traveler 06/02/23 03:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Wiring diagram - Find my mistakes!

What is the reason for the DC-DC charger? Doesn't the alternator keep the chassis battery charged? Plus with the 2 batteries in parallel the voltage from solar should keep them both charged. But normally there will be an automatic connect of the 2 banks only when the engine is running, otherwise disconnected so that the chassis battery is always charged so that you can start and go. Your solar has both 10 and 6 ga wires, should be the same. Wire size is based on the amps and series voltage. My panels for example are 9A and 36 Vmp with 62' of 10 ga wire and about 2% voltage loss. No need for the fuses on the MPPT input as the panels will not be damaged with a short. See the Imp panel spec. Use you panel specs, wire length and online wire calculator to determine voltage loss. 3% or less would be good. To be clear your panel wiring is not carrying 40A, but a lot less due to the higher voltage, MPPT converts the higher panel voltage power to lower voltage with more amps on the output. Posting panel specs will help. The most critical wiring is from the MPPT output to the house battery and from the house battery to the inverter. Wires should be as short as possible and sized to handle the higher amp loads to minimize wiring voltage loss. You show the red AC wire grounded which is OK if it's the neutral. In the US neither would be grounded and there would be a separate ground wire. Hope this helps.
CA Traveler 06/02/23 02:10pm Tech Issues
RE: New Class C - murphy bed question

Measure the clearance and the topper. :S
CA Traveler 06/02/23 10:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wiring diagram - Find my mistakes!

Read the forum on picture posting.
CA Traveler 06/02/23 09:04am Tech Issues
RE: garmin 1090 goes to sleep

lighter plug under dash but have tried 3 different plug-ins with same resultsCheck the plug voltage plus those plug connections can be iffy so check the voltage at the other end of the wire.
CA Traveler 06/02/23 09:01am Technology Corner
RE: Mystery leak

All openings are potential leaks, fan, seams, A/C, windows, lights, etc. Or plumbing.
CA Traveler 05/31/23 10:38am Travel Trailers
RE: House Battery charging

X2 Also post the float voltage, but you may need new batteries first for a reliable reading. Is the Die Hard a AGM? They definitely cost more.
CA Traveler 05/28/23 09:11am Class C Motorhomes
RE: No power to inverter

Might be a good idea to load check the batteries as they should have lasted the night if initially charged.
CA Traveler 05/27/23 08:52am Tech Issues
RE: Norcold Refrigerator will not run on 120-volt power.

Check that there is power at the 120V plug. Then check the fuses in the back.
CA Traveler 05/25/23 11:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Generac shutdown issues, help!

It’s not a RV so not subject to all the weird travel trailer “stuff” that virtually no one else cares about…ever, when actually using trailers. Maybe we need the payload capacity of the tow vehicle before we can talk aboot his generator too?Yes tow vehicle information is also needed. Weight can be a very significant factor for liability, severe accidents do happen. I wouldn't ignore it but to each his own...
CA Traveler 05/25/23 07:45am Tech Issues
RE: Generac shutdown issues, help!

I was wondering about air flow. Recommend 2 or 3 of the large fans on one end, no other openings on that end. large single opening on the other end and no fans. Exhaust straight up through the top and Gen-Turi to cool it. Also have you weighed the trailer? Looks like a lot of weight on the hitch.
CA Traveler 05/24/23 01:16pm Tech Issues
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