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RE: Converting Honda generator to propane

propane has ~73% of the BTU of gasoline/gal For example, conventional gasoline has an energy content of 116,090 Btus per gallon, while propane has an energy content of 84,250 Btus per gallon. As such, 1.38 gallons of propane has the same amount of energy as one gallon of conventional gasoline. I'm sure Propane 'cans' are easily pissanted! Warm months I can only get 4.2 gallons of propane into a 4.6 gallon 'can'. That's 84% times the above 73% yields 61% 'can' for 'can'.
red31 12/02/21 06:37am Tech Issues
RE: Converting Honda generator to propane

What is so difficult about 20# containers, 20# is 80% Exchanges get less, 15# When my S-10 was converted to propane, finding propane on Sundays could be an issue, a simple switch and I ran on gasoline.
red31 11/25/21 07:27am Tech Issues
RE: Need advice on 50 ft cable to portable solar panel

Luckily the panel operates over a wide range of voltages. I use 12g landscape wire
red31 10/11/21 07:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Coleman Mach III 13.5 btu replacement

how much less amperage will a power saver reduce the amperage consumption on a replacement Coleman Mach III PS? have you compared the specs via the document library?
red31 08/08/21 11:46am Tech Issues
RE: Ancient Dometic absorption cooler
red31 07/26/21 10:48am Tech Issues
RE: Looking for a good deep cycle battery charger

NOT FOR EVERYONE The Best Portable Charger On The Market with no charge profile listed in the manual it is junk IMO
red31 07/06/21 01:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Better AC filter for those who havnt seen it yet

if I had ducts, I'd have rvairflow that smooths air flow in the plenum and also smooths/increases the intake area
red31 06/29/21 11:15am Tech Issues
RE: Watts needed

battery rating
red31 06/19/21 06:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Filling of Propane tank

craig7h, which ever is colder!
red31 06/01/21 08:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Old automotive battery charger question

ye ole manual charger will bring the sg into the GREEN, ye newer ones won't. ye ole manual charger is used to power 12v items that come with alligator clips or cig lighter, ye newer ones won't.
red31 05/16/21 11:04am Tech Issues
RE: How to boost charge AGM batteries in storage?

Maintenance not in use. I think I need a Mex to English translator. maintenance - not in use, not being discharged, stand by. in use - being discharged or used!
red31 05/01/21 07:05am Tech Issues
RE: Solar mppt controller, uses for "load" outputs

With all the lighting controls for the load terms, program the controller for on a couple of hours and wire up LEDs under the trailer so it GLOWS for a few hours at sunset :B I've done this for years with 100w/motorcycle batt and 6 landscape lights around my deck. useless to me on the trailer.
red31 04/21/21 07:35am Tech Issues
RE: Battery wing nut size

energizer specs
red31 04/20/21 10:44am Tech Issues
RE: Follow up Solar Question

I'd fuse a 20A CC with a 20A fuse! or a 40A CC with a 40A fuse. wires sized bigger than the fuse.
red31 04/08/21 01:56pm Tech Issues
RE: slightly different solar qx

controller eff of mppt is a real loss of power via heat sink, esp cheaper models! mismatched or in low power conditions. While I can't speak to some of the off brand/cheaper models of MPPT controllers, for the reputable ones (think Victron, Morningstar) the conversion efficiency is really pretty good. In the figure below, the orange line is a Morningstar MPPT controller, they don't say which controller the blue line is. In either case the power lost to heat is much lower than the power gained by MPPT and reduced wire losses. Victron's whitepaper and the graph 7.2 Absolute performance as a function of temperature (~page 10) convinces me with my various small 100w systems that mppt was a waste of my time locally in the heat. Their little blue shaded area is actually wider than they suggest! 7.2 Absolute performance as a function of temperature graph assumes mppt has higher voltage to continue to 'buck'. :E
red31 04/08/21 01:29pm Tech Issues
RE: slightly different solar qx

controller eff of mppt is a real loss of power via heat sink, esp cheaper models! mismatched or in low power conditions.
red31 04/08/21 09:09am Tech Issues
RE: Advice on new RV battery maintenance.

If always followed this advise "The chargers should always be connected to the same points as the loads. Without exception."
red31 03/28/21 10:07am Tech Issues
RE: Bluetooth Adjustable Converter?

Been 8 years since I set my solar controller. Have not even looked at the settings since. so you used software (app) and a cable connected to a computer to do this? I did this with BT & phone once, seemed simpler than piss anting a laptop to the garage and finding a cable.
red31 03/04/21 05:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Bluetooth Adjustable Converter?

of course
red31 03/03/21 06:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Using RV generator as backup for house?

interlock (all double breakers OFF) Power Inlet 30 Amp Twist Lock Nema 3R L14-30 AC WORKS brand orange locking adapter (ADTTL1430) is very durable with a new sleek design. It is a NEMA TT-30P to NEMA L14-30. The NEMA TT-30P is a 30 Amp, 3-prong RV male plug. The NEMA L14-30 is a 30 Amp, 125/250 Volt, 4-prong locking female connector and has two hots bridged. This product contains nickel-plated pins and terminals to prevent rusting and a power indicator light. The maximum operating power is 3750 Watts. TT30 RV extension cord generator (3500/4000 or single or paralleled 1800/2000 inverter gens) possible upgrade to 30A 240v gen or dual 50A breakers/input with larger generator
red31 02/25/21 08:40am Tech Issues
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