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RE: Anderson connectors: if too small, is that a bottleneck?

Ed, I am the OP, and I am again showing my ignorance here -- why would a 120 wat portable panel (like mine) be immune to a voltage drop? Is the drop worse for more powerful solar panels? The more I read the posts on this forum, the more I wish I had taken some electrical engineering courses in college, rather than a bunch of soft social sciences!! ;) Your 120 Watt panel can only output about 6 Amps max, ( under optimum conditions. ) voltage drop in the circuit is directly proportional to your current.... and to the resistance of your connecting circuit. You have not stated what your connectong circuit is. May I assume you are going to use 10 gage wire and it won't exceed 30 feet? The resistance of that wire and a single connector plug is so minimal for your 120 W panel that it isn't worth fretting over. Use the connector you want. You will be fine.
Ed_Gee 10/14/21 10:17am Tech Issues
RE: Anderson connectors: if too small, is that a bottleneck?

The Original Poster made referral to his 'Portable Panel. I doubt all the concerns over voltage drop through a connector for a 100 or 200W panel is going to be significant loss under any circumstances. Further, I stand behind my recommendation for not using Anderson Power Pole connectors for this situation. They are simply not that physically robust or weatherproof. The Zamp 2 pin connectors would be the better choice.
Ed_Gee 10/13/21 08:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Anderson connectors: if too small, is that a bottleneck?

Anderson Power Pole connectors are available in different current sizes, to fit the appropriate gage wire. You should use the appropriate size for your projected maximum current. I use Anderson Power Poles all over for most of my 12VDC amateur radio connections. HOWEVER - I don't think they are quite physically robust to use for your described usage. Instead, I would use the connectors that Zamp solar uses.... which are nothing more than the standard two pin trailer plug readily available in hardware stores.
Ed_Gee 10/13/21 10:31am Tech Issues
RE: Request Prayers

I can get her there. She just won't go. When my mother suffered serious brain issue, my wife and I physically forced her out of bed and took her to hospital. Turned out was a terminal brain tumor. Better, I would do what Thomas said .
Ed_Gee 10/08/21 10:15am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Solar panel mounting; screws or toggle bolts?

Frankly, the modern thing to do is use 3M VHB 4950 double sided tape and stop putting holes in your roof. If the VHB tape is going over a rubber roof the mechanical connection is only as strong as the adhesive bond between rubber and wood. The VHB will likely Never fail. However, the wind uplift could cause the rubber roof adhesive to fail. We have all seen that trailer coming down the opposite side of the highway with the giant air bubble beneath. I would not risk having an 8 square foot kite peeling my roof off. Could be a problem for traffic behind too. Greg Very True. The OP did not say he had a rubber roof so I didn't know.
Ed_Gee 10/04/21 09:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar panel mounting; screws or toggle bolts?

Frankly, the modern thing to do is use 3M VHB 4950 double sided tape and stop putting holes in your roof.
Ed_Gee 10/03/21 04:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacement Toilet Recommendations

Suggest looking at the Dometic 310 or 311 (shorter)
Ed_Gee 09/28/21 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Outrageous CA registration fee!

Come to Louisiana where $90 will get you a permanent registration for your RV. People like to blame politicians for the cost of living but in reality they are responsible for their own situation. That figures. Louisiana has some of the worst maintained roads in the nation.....
Ed_Gee 09/24/21 05:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Group 24 Flooded to Group 31 AGM

Fully agree with Boon Docker... nothing in the coach is changing.... you still can only use so much power no matter how big your batteries are...and your battery charger is only capable of charging at whatever its max charge rate is.... so putting in bigger batteries does NOT require any change in wiring. Your shop is trying to scam you .... or they are idiots.
Ed_Gee 09/17/21 04:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Limp mode in Ford diesel vehicles - how prevalent?

This is what my post is asking about. https://www.ttnews.com/articles/diesel-exhaust-fluid-sensor-failures-sideline-thousands-trucks
Ed_Gee 09/12/21 08:51am Tech Issues
RE: Limp mode in Ford diesel vehicles - how prevalent?

I believe that the Transit only comes with the small 3.5 engines and are not at all like the Super Duty. Yes, the Transit 350 HD is a 3.2L turbo diesel, but the emissions controls are all similar in all diesel engines... with the stupid Limp mode required for all detected emissions failures, be they actual, or just sensor problems.
Ed_Gee 09/10/21 04:55pm Tech Issues
Limp mode in Ford diesel vehicles - how prevalent?

A number of Ford Transit 350 HD B and C owners have apparently experienced engine issues that cause it to go into Limp mode. I am wondering it is somewhat common issue in the Ford super duty pickups, too.
Ed_Gee 09/10/21 03:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Sometimes a picture does say many words.....

Not what it looks like. My perception is the power lines are well BEHIND the RV and Kayak.
Ed_Gee 08/30/21 09:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Roadside assistance

Coach-Net one of the best for the whole package - but they are getting pretty pricey.
Ed_Gee 08/29/21 09:42am Beginning RVing
RE: Astoria,OR to Florence OR

X2 Pull off at the view spots. We'll be in Florence Mon and have dinner reservations at Waterfront Depot. Oh how I envy you! Since the Delta variant arrived we've been avoiding dining out for awhile. Waterfront Depot is our favorite and unquestionably the best restaurant in Florence. If the original poster stops in Florence, suggest he try it too..... reservations generally required unless you dine outside....
Ed_Gee 08/28/21 05:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: 30 amp plug assistance needed

I suggest you use a 12 gage extension cord, at least, to run your portable AC. P
Ed_Gee 08/24/21 04:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Border News

Very disappointing! Even though we're vaccinated, and even if we catch Covid the effects will be minimal if at all, this closure continues. A real bummer! Yes, the effects of COVID on vaccinated individuals are usually minimal....BUT YOU CAN STILL TRANSMIT THE VIRUS TO OTHERS! People keep ignoring this fact.... it is why even vaccinated persons should still wear a mask.
Ed_Gee 08/20/21 09:35am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Samsung Phone

One little question remains ... do you have any 'data' available now in your plan? Sounds to me like you may not if you can't get anything on the Internet. Need to check with your cellular service provider to find out if you don't know ... telephone service is separate from Internet data ...
Ed_Gee 08/17/21 04:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Samsung Phone

I have an iPhone, but regardless, you should be able to just bring up Google home page in your web browser and save it to your home screen.... effectively creating a new Google icon. Then just delete the old non-functioning one.
Ed_Gee 08/17/21 01:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Progressive Industries EMS and Powerline frequency error

To repeat some info - the frequency error occurred at three different RV Parks... all in the eastern Oregon area... I have yet to determine if my DVM measures Frequency.... but I must consider the EMS may have a problem.
Ed_Gee 08/11/21 11:48am Tech Issues
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