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How Bad Is "Bad Enough" COVID-19

First of all, this occurred in Mexico not the USA But it does raise some questions about when to say "when" Vanessa is a 41-year-old Mexican friend. She has no underlying heath issues. I have been following her COVID-19 Odyssey at a distance (Social network). Day 8, her blood O2 level was shown to be eighty-two 82, on two different blood oximeters and confirmed at the hospital (clinic). It's probably obvious that a trip to the hospital becomes an emergency when a person has trouble breathing, but she reported that they gave her an injection and sent her home. No ID on the medication. Is evaluation of distress the preferred way of determining an emergency? Other symptoms: 104F fever untreated, 101F with both aspirin and Tylenol. Reported painful muscle aches, weakness. No appetite and disturbed sleep. Constant coughing. She was told today that they determined she has a mutated form of the virus. They did not reveal which mutation. I need to find a vaccination site with wheelchairs. I cannot walk and my transportation is a tiny KIA. So far everywhere I've checked replied "we don't have wheelchairs". South San Diego County. I can only hope living alone that I do not have to discover when to say when on my own.
MEXICOWANDERER 04/13/21 07:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: is a surge protector necessary for a basic travel trailer?

In thunderstorm country the lights may cut out for several seconds. A "recloser" has protected the line. But if the strike is between the transformer and your service there is no protection. I made my own protector. Two plates of copper separated with .005" mica spacers on the corners. The house is disconnected via a high current knife switch. One day I returned from a mini vacation and found no power. Lightning had hit somewhere on the 250' service drop. The grounded copper plates were gone. The 10 gauge wire from the plate to a ground rod was gone. The above ground part of the copper plated steel rod was mangled. The 3 wire service drop was melted and mangled. I had to buy lengths of 6 AWG copper wire, and a new "mufa" with meter base for the service drop. It was expensive. I also dissected a power management RV service box that had been hit by lightning. The inside was charred and smelled horrible.
MEXICOWANDERER 04/12/21 11:39am Tech Issues
RE: Inverter to run outside fridge

Split phase motors frequently demand 500% of run current to start. If you design your inverter circuit for 500 watts you will lessen the certainty of failure.
MEXICOWANDERER 04/11/21 01:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

Yellowstone Park
MEXICOWANDERER 04/11/21 04:55am Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

MEXICOWANDERER 04/10/21 12:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: Stimulus Late in Arriving

The payments are attributed to Social Security numbers for those who have them.
MEXICOWANDERER 04/08/21 11:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Lead Acid Battery - 2 Cells No Float

Polypropylene holds heat. Your lead is telling the truth. If the weak sister cells fall on their butt again it's time to start shopping.
MEXICOWANDERER 04/08/21 06:49am Tech Issues
RE: Lead Acid Battery - 2 Cells No Float

MEXICOWANDERER 04/07/21 11:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Lead Acid Battery - 2 Cells No Float

Temp the disconnected battery terminal. It's directly connected to the bus and grid.
MEXICOWANDERER 04/07/21 11:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery observations of winter storage.

Duracell is a re-brand. Perhaps John Controls? A helping hand for warm weather use and storage is to adjust electrolyte density to 1.260 This must be done when the battery is brand new. It should be top charged and rested for a day. This can easily add 30 - 50% added lifespan.
MEXICOWANDERER 04/07/21 12:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Stimulus Late in Arriving

Today 1:46 AM Wells Fargo via associated Social Insecurity.
MEXICOWANDERER 04/07/21 10:29am Around the Campfire

As long as a high percentage of the population remains unvaccinated the hazard of a key mutation remains unacceptably high.
MEXICOWANDERER 04/06/21 03:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: Lead Acid Battery - 2 Cells No Float

29, 30, and 31, are acid starved specials, just like 65's and 34's. They scrape by in engine starting duty but fall flat on their face if cycled. A real hoot was Delco's calcium/calcium sealed RV battery. Known as the single cycle special. After 1 discharge the "eye" stayed red until shortly after when the battery played possum. The mark of a crappy quality battery is flaky hydrometer readings. They reflect poor capacity, horrible charge efficiency factorials and early death. The battery regresses to its evil habits very soon after a lengthy equalization. I have had scumbag brand golf car batteries revert to .03 differential 5 cycles after equalization. Six months old. The owner of the Screwy Battery described a charge regimen of jamming 200+% electricity back into the battery. Pretty much a disaster as far as Charge Efficiency Factor is concerned. Using CEF to determine health of a battery is a good way to stay out of the swamp. This is true for any rechargeable battery including lithium with all of the variants. If a battery advertises CEF of 1.15 and you find yourself at 1.26 Houston, you have a problem.
MEXICOWANDERER 04/05/21 10:43pm Tech Issues
RE: generator and alternator charging at the same time

Don't forget to factor terminals studs and connections into total resistance. A good way to discover reactive resistance is with an IR gun. LOAD for 10 minutes then scan. Warmer specifics should be examined and rectified. Anything made of brass should be treated with suspicion.
MEXICOWANDERER 04/05/21 10:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Cow Missing Legs

MEXICOWANDERER 04/04/21 08:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: solar panels with diodes between each cell

They are marketing a circuit "diode" now. It consists of a MOSFET that blocks reverse current. They have something like .008 vf.
MEXICOWANDERER 04/03/21 04:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Old automotive battery charger question

A 5,000 uf electrolytic cap tames those wild swells.
MEXICOWANDERER 04/02/21 02:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Old automotive battery charger question

I nicknamed new style chargers CANCEL CHARGERS If you have to ask - God have mercy on your battery A Megawatt 36-amp set at 14.0 volts... Hook it up... See you tomorrow or the next day. Cancel culture California legislators know as much about batteries as much as I know about fundraiser dinners at The French Laundry.
MEXICOWANDERER 04/02/21 11:32am Tech Issues
RE: Stimulus Late in Arriving

2 April nothing yet. When it arrives I head north for the Covid19 jab.
MEXICOWANDERER 04/02/21 08:23am Around the Campfire
RE: Why Not a Happy Drunk

What scares me is the added number of stoned drivers added to drunk drivers. Advocates are usually silenced at the following... Cop "Why are you here?" "Just waiting for it to turn green, officer" "The stop sign?"
MEXICOWANDERER 04/02/21 08:16am Around the Campfire
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