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MrWizard

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Posted: 12/18/20 03:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

https://mopeka.com/

Came across an ad for this on YouTube tonight, while looking at some other RV topic video, use Android phone or tablet for gauge display, can be set for auto alert low level

Looks promising, does anybody have any real world knowledge

The tank on my Bounder the gauge is Wonky (scientific term) reads 1/4 tank low, max full can't hold no more, will read 3/4 full
Gauge at 1/4 is really 1/2, needle on at empty line, really somewhere between 1/4 and empty, but No-way to know if that is 1 gallons or 4 gal, dead empty to max full and out the liquid bleeder takes 18.8 gal
I have to check it everyday, so I can judge my use rate of the first 3/4 ,and guess how many more days I can last, several times I was caught unawares of what day was cross over, and ran out of LP

* This post was edited 12/18/20 03:49am by MrWizard *


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Posted: 12/18/20 06:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks interesting, I wonder how well it will hold up to the spray and grime from the road when on the bottom of the tanks on mh's. And how much they cost?

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Like everything there are positives and negatives.

On the plus side as long as it is located properly on the bottom of the tank it gives you a very good reading of the propane in the tank.

On the negative side the battery life is not very good. If you are full time and having to refill often then just remember to change the battery every 6 or 8 months and you will be good. I am not full time and use very little propane so the battery life is shorter than the time it takes me to use the cylinder of propane. I have rectified this problem by making a remote battery system that uses AA batteries mounted where they can be changed without removing the cylinder.

The sensor is thick enough that the tank has to be elevated slightly to prevent crushing it. They provide feet to do this but I am not impressed with them and made my own.

I also had one of the sensors lost the contact pad when I took it to be filled. Mopeka tells me it is not repairable but I will have to replace it as it is long past warranty.


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Posted: 12/18/20 07:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I tried it when it first came out a couple years ago, and it didn't work reliably for me. Sometimes no signal, levels changed, just didn't trust the accuracy. Perhaps they've improved them.


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I've been using a pair of the Mopeka sensors for a few months so far and have been quite satisfied with the performance. The key to consistent readings seems to be making sure there's a solid contact with the cylinder bottom by putting a dab of dielectric grease or petroleum gel (Vaseline) on the sensor pad before attaching it. Both of my sensors came with a small tube of grease for that purpose. The sensors come with a set of small aluminum spacers to hold the cylinder high enough off the ground to clear the thin sensor unit, but I found their optional "halo" spacer to be much easier to use.


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I have been using them as well. Great Idea, but I've found them to be pretty finicky. Proper placement is critical along with using some dielectric grease on the contact patch, So far on the trailer they have been reasonably reliable, along with the remote readout they offer. The newest remote display can be calibrated for 30lb tanks.

I've had less luck with them on portable 20 and 5 lb tanks for the grill and firepit and heater. I guess moving the tanks around can misadjust the sensor position.

Also they are sensitive to water not waterproof.


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The app can be configured for 20, 30, and 40 lb vertical cylinders, as well as settings for horizontal cylinders and tanks by entering the orientation and height in inches.

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MrWizard wrote:

https://mopeka.com/

Came across an ad for this on YouTube tonight, while looking at some other RV topic video, use Android phone or tablet for gauge display, can be set for auto alert low level

Looks promising, does anybody have any real world knowledge


Yep. Old news.

The product has been around about 3 years or so. I have been using it and love it.


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Roger10378 wrote:

The sensor is thick enough that the tank has to be elevated slightly to prevent crushing it. They provide feet to do this but I am not impressed with them and made my own.


The redesigned the case and made it thinner so those ussless spacer feet that never stay on the tank aren't required now.

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Posted: 12/18/20 09:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you everybody, I just might go for it next month, their product advert was inserted in a YouTube rv project video I was watching, I was unaware of this product until seeing the demonstration advert

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