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RE: Lithium batteries

Even though it is possible,I chose not to parralel my 120ah battery with either of my other 100ah battles..
jaycocreek 11/29/22 06:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Connect multiple portable solar panels?

I have two 100 watt portable panels that I connect to one of my two portable Renogy solar controllers using a Jackery Y branch..They have the Y branch clones on Amazon...Not sure how your Renogy controller is connected but the two pannels connected, need to go into the input of your controller..The Y branch connects the two panels to make one inputto said controller..
jaycocreek 11/22/22 07:10am Tech Issues
RE: Safety: Microwave Fire!

I use a paper towel or a paper plate with food on it, all the time and never have had an issue..
jaycocreek 11/16/22 09:39am Tech Issues
RE: Solar charger for 4 6v golf cart batteries LONG TERM?

Solar is awful dependent on where you live and the weather..I have 400 watts on the roof and 200ah of lithium batteries and it won't keep up right now in this weather..5-6 days maybe then it's generator time...Roughly 5-600 watt hours going out daily..The 2k inverter uses 13 watts times four is 300 watts plus daily of I left it on 24/7.. I need my generators even with 4-600 watts of solar where I live in the winter..The summer is just the opposite with all the sun..
jaycocreek 11/08/22 10:10am Tech Issues
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made? height=640 width=440
jaycocreek 10/20/22 05:15am Truck Campers
RE: 36" Hitch Extension for 2" Receiver - Are they Made?

That's weird,I have a 1994 ford f350 drw and a 9.6 Lance and a Reese 18" extension works perfect..That S&S must be longer than 9.5..
jaycocreek 10/19/22 03:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Batteries died...sheesh

I agree it seems like a no-brainer this day and age..Will Prowse has a nice video on this battery and a tear down..There is a heated version for less than $100 more.. height=640 width=440
jaycocreek 10/09/22 02:33am Truck Campers
Flexible solar controller cables?

What kind of wire are you guys using from the solar controller to the battery and solar panels?..To the solar panels is not an issue but to the battery is.. I have tried Renogy and some other tray cables and they are either to stiff or to big for the Victron 75/15.. Is there a place to get them already made up and flexible? Thanks
jaycocreek 10/07/22 10:46am Tech Issues
RE: what size inverter.

They do have hard wired options it appears..I'm not trying to sell giandel but everything considered,including warranty and customer support,there one of the best bang for your buck inverters..IMHO... Buy direct from them and it's free shipping and no sales tax,which is a plus..I'm a sucker for no sales Giandel Direct
jaycocreek 10/05/22 04:16am Tech Issues
RE: what size inverter.

As mentioned earlier,my 1000 watt PSW inverter(Wagan) runs my Commercial Chef microwave just fine, as does my 1500 MSW Wagan..And the toaster oven/coffee maker/Instant etc..Less than an amp idle draw..(.9) I think.. A 1500 watt inverter should,depending on the brand,run most anything you use for camping with power in mind..I just bought a 2200 watt Giandel for RV and home use,the only reason I went that route is for home appliances in a power outage..Idle draw is up in the air because of conflicting internet opinions,but Giandel is usually very low..This is my third one.. Lance trailers installs a 1500 watt GoPower in there new units..Perfect size and brand but expensive compared..
jaycocreek 10/04/22 09:41am Tech Issues
RE: what size inverter.

Ok so building another battery and I am wondering what the smallest size inverter people would run in a camper. I am thinking if I get a 1500 watt inverter and if I decide to put a microwave in at some point then get a smaller 700 watt one. is a 1500 watt inverter proacticle for most normal stuff? the reason I am looking at that siaze is that is about a 125 amp draw so I can go with a 150 amp BMS and not be running flat out. Steve I did just that..I just can't get past the idea of spending more than an inverter generator on a decent/known 2k inverter with a 2 yr warranty..I originally was only going to use one 100ah LFP battery in my TC and a 100 amp BMS would be just fine..Now I have two in parallel. I have a 300 watt Giandel I run most small stuff on like the TV/DVD charging phones and fans..I was looking for a 1500ish PSW in my budget at the time and ran across a Walmart closeout of a Wagan 1500 MSW for $55 so I scooped it up..Still wanting a larger than 300 watt PSW I found a Wagan 1K PSW for a little over $200 so I bought it and couldn't be happier.. It runs my old dial microwave just fine as does the Wagan 1500 MSW/the coffee maker/Instapot/toaster oven and one burner electric cooker..If I need more than 1K I have the 1500 MSW and if I need more than that,I have inverter generators..LOL I just can't pull the plug on a $300 inverter when I could buy an good Wen inverter gen for close to the same money..With coffee makers/microwaves/toasters and stuff being less than $100,I buy the low watt ones.. Works for me..LOL
jaycocreek 09/20/22 09:38am Tech Issues
RE: looking to upgrade

I'm a huge Adventurer fan....But I've also never had any issues with my Lance's.. No help Good luck on your choice.
jaycocreek 09/16/22 03:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

Absolutely ridiculous, and to what end??…How many times in the past have discussions like this very one been the absolute norm??… Many times..So solar/solar chargers and battery issues are campfire talk now?
jaycocreek 09/16/22 08:28am Tech Issues
RE: Do you know what brand/model this bed camper is?

Those were quite common back in the day..Some of the local manufacturers like Security industries and Kit campers were ones we had...Easy to make an overnighter out of...
jaycocreek 09/13/22 11:49am Truck Campers
RE: LFP/LiFePO battery asleep?

Let us know what the problem was.... I accidentally shorted my stand alone 100ah lfp battery..It was dead with no power at all..I thought this was an expensive I hooked my Noco genius 10 amp charger to it and it popped right back on like nothing had happened..The BMS must have saved me and the Noco charger woke it up..
jaycocreek 09/10/22 03:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Somewhat wacko battery/solar question

Can the Renogy 30A PWM charger charge both the AGM batteries and LiFe battery at the same time? I have a Renogy 30A PWM connected to a single 100AH LFP with aligator clips so I can charge whatever battery or bank I want..I use this particular battery for coffee maker/microwave and hot plate and kept close to fully charged,it does the job..If I need more charging of something else.I just use the aligator clips on that battery bank...Weird maybe to some,but it works for me.. So,yes you can use that controller on two different battery banks independently, but not at the same time with alligator clips or by just changing which batteries are connected to the Renogy. Good luck..
jaycocreek 09/09/22 03:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Purchasing a Jackery or something similar....need help....

Everyone is worried about the price of the larger power stations yet... Why would you buy a Battleborn battery(cylindrical cells) for just under $1000 when you can buy almost three Ampertime(Eve cells) Zooms/redodo(Ganfeng cells or even Enjoybot(Gotion cells) for the same price? Again..To each his own..LOL
jaycocreek 09/02/22 10:35am Tech Issues
RE: Purchasing a Jackery or something similar....need help....

For my use,they work just dandy. Your use is not a blanket recommendation. For example I wish to run my roof air. Doing that is possible with these devices--but ridiculously expensive. As is using any battery to run roof air..I have both,power stations and lifepo4 batteries with solar...Both have there place..The installed lifepo4 are not portable,the power stations are which can serve many more situations... If not bought on specials,they are expensive for the large ones but so are Battleborn batteries without the inverter etc... To reach his own for his intended purpose..
jaycocreek 09/02/22 10:18am Tech Issues
RE: Purchasing a Jackery or something similar....need help....

Ok, got more specifics from my husband....."Can the Jackery charge my house batteries which in turn will run my refrig, TV and coffee maker. We are planning to get a Jackery 1000 and another 100 watt portable solar panel. Is that enough or do we need more solar panels? Thanks Yes it will if you can turn off the house converter charger..I have plugged my cord into my power station but I can't turn off the charger section of the converter so it charges my house battery which is very wasteful..But you can! Power stations have there place for some..I personally would never spend over $500 for one tho..Jackeries do not use LFP batteries making them short term like lead acid batteries..Bluetti on the other hand uses LFP batteries with cylindrical cells just like Batteleborn in some of there units,(3500 cycles) making them 10 plus years in longevity versus 3-5 maybe on others without LFP batteries. I have a couple power stations I use in my TC or in the house..They are very handy for power outages in the house or anywhere in the TC I need power..If you shop and watch you can get these power stations really cheap..My LFP 700 Watt hour cost me $399 and has a 700 watt PSW inverter/regulated 12v outlets and came with the wall charger and all the cables...You would be hard pressed to build the same for that,I have tried..LOL Good luck to the op and just ignore the nay sayers that have never owned one..For my use,they work just dandy.
jaycocreek 09/02/22 07:55am Tech Issues
RE: no noise generators

Battleborn 230ah(3456wh) bare battery......$2375 Bluetti B300 3072wh(240ah) with outlets.....$1999 Battleborn is more expensive here..
jaycocreek 08/25/22 07:04am Tech Issues
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