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RE: Jump Statt Battery Pack

Wow, whata weird around about way to try to put power to your toad…. Grit dog, What would YOU do? Tim
Healeyman 07/31/22 04:05pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Jump Statt Battery Pack

I'd like to thank you all for your inputs. In addition to options 1 & 2 above, I have come up with option 3. Option 3 = BOTH. I will go ahead and use the fused and diode charge line that I already have installed. AND I will buy a 20 AMP Li battery, fabricate the input and output cables, and house all of it in a small plastic (Harbor Freight) toolbox for portability. I find that I can build a more powerful battery power supply system that will do exactly what I want for slightly less than I paid for the Jump-Pack (which I have already returned). Thanks again, Tim
Healeyman 07/30/22 03:38pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Windows 11 ..headaches..

But I want to use the computers internal built in speakers as well as an amplifier connected to the audio line out jack. I would guess that all computers work the same way. At least on my desktop, 2 laptops, and tablet. The audio is either in OR out. The switchover is mechanical, not electrical. The act of plugging in changes the audio output from in to out. On one of my laptops, when pushing in a headphone plug, there is a place where BOTH will operate at the same time. The audio output socket has mechanical contacts that are "make before break". In other words, the audio outputs are BOTH made (make) before one (inside) is break (switched over). Using an external speaker or headphones, SLOWLY push in the plug and see if there is a point where both will be on at the same time. It works for me. Good luck. Tim
Healeyman 07/29/22 02:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Windows 11 ..headaches..

THIS should do it.,aps,707&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1 Plug the splitter into the computer audio jack. That will send the audio signal to BOTH output jacks. Plug a speaker set into each output jack. OOPS! wa8yxm had the splitter first. Tim
Healeyman 07/29/22 11:51am Technology Corner
RE: Jump Statt Battery Pack

I did run our BrakeBuddy with it for a day due to a skechy battery in the Jeep. Seemed to work fine. Gary Gary, Thanks for your answer. Please read my response above. I think that I will just get a larger capacity LI battery and LI specific charger and make some cables. Then I'll fab a small toolbox size case to house it all. I feel naked without a spare battery on hand. Tim
Healeyman 07/28/22 12:04pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Jump Statt Battery Pack

If you are trying to power a brake system that lays dormant until you engage the brakes, then no, these packs won't work. toedtoes, Thank you so much for your informed answer. It seems that few people and none of my car buddies have any experience with, or knowledge of, these Jump-Packs. Yes, what I quoted from you (above) is exactly what I wanted to do. After playing with it a bit more, I can agree with what you have said. I have a couple of options: 1) I already have a charge line from the RV to the towed car. While I have not tried it yet, that will probably keep the towed battery charged. 2) After chatting with a local LI battery supplier, I can buy a much larger LI battery and a LI specific charger MUCH cheaper than this Jump-Pack cost. I already have the materials, tools, and knowledge to fabricate all of the needed cables. For over 50 years, until the last few years, I have always had an extra battery "on the shelf", just for emergencies. I'll probably go with option 2 Thanks again, Tim
Healeyman 07/28/22 12:00pm Dinghy Towing
Jump Statt Battery Pack

Hi All, I wanted to use a LI Jump-Start Pack more as a battery power supply to power my in-car brake system, than as an engine starter. My issue with the one I just bought is that the 12 VDC Power Port (cigarette lighter) output will not Turn ON and STAY hot unless the ON button is repeatedly pushed. It turns off after a few minutes. The heavy battery cables will not become hot unless a small, residual, voltage is detected. This (rather expennsive) unit won't light a bulb or spin a motor at all. It seems to need to be able to sense some electrical power to enable the voltage outputs to energize. Is this the way they ALL work? Maybe I should just buy a LI battery and fabricate the needed charge & output cables. Tim
Healeyman 07/28/22 09:26am Dinghy Towing
Vintage Gas Prices

Some years ago, I was talking about gas prices with my mom (born in 1912). It was a lot more where she lived in SoCal than in Texas. I reminded her that when I started driving (mid-1950's), gas was normally $0.25 - 0.27 a gallon but the cheapest I had ever paid was $0.15 during a "gas war". She told me that when she started driving (Early 1930's), she paid $0.07 a gallon. WHAT is the cheapest that you remember ever paying for a gallon of gas? Tim
Healeyman 07/02/22 01:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Catelitic Convertor protect?

I have a friend who put down a BIG pile of gravel under the Cat Converter where he parks his RV. He then covered the gravel with a 4 bags of Sack-Crete concrete and wet it all down. They may still steal his Cat, but they are going to have to work for it. Tim
Healeyman 04/16/22 10:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What do tow behind your Class C?

HERE is what we tow. Tim
Healeyman 10/28/21 07:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Family Tree Maker

Dale & Steve, Thanks for the tip on Roots Magic. It appears to be a pretty close clone of Family Tree Maker. My FTM version is over 10 years old and I cannot find a source to provide a FTM update. Roots Magic will apparently open and deal with FTM files. I have a FTM file with about 5,000 people in it and would hate to have to re-input all of that data into a new program. I'll try Roots Magic and see how it goes. Tim
Healeyman 09/21/21 12:24pm Around the Campfire
Family Tree Maker

Does anybody here use Family Tree Maker? I've got a question. Thanks, Tim
Healeyman 09/18/21 01:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: Mother/son wedding dance songs

My son has decided it's up to me to pick out a song for us to dance to at his wedding next year. I am looking for suggestions. Song should be "waltzable" but open to other thoughts. The first one that came to me was "You Light Up My Life". Debbie Boone sang it. - You Light Up My Life The "Light" shines BOTH ways. Tim
Healeyman 09/07/21 10:29am Around the Campfire
Just got back from Hawaii

Our 50th State visited. Most of them multiple times. Except for a day trip to the Arizona Memorial, we spent a week on Kauai, the northern most and "greenest = vegetation" island. Great place to visit. Not crowded and little traffic. Almost all of the rent-cars are Jeeps or Mustang Convertibles. We had a Jeep. We visited some of the "out-of-the-way" beaches and the 4-WD Jeep was helpful, maybe even necessary. We would not have attempted taking a Mustang there. Well... One more Bucket-List item checked off. Tim
Healeyman 08/29/21 01:46pm Around the Campfire
Going to Hawaii

Hi all, We are going to Hawaii (our 50th state) in a couple of days. I cannot get the "Mandatory State of Hawaii Health and Safety" web site to accept my signature or information to send us a QR-Code for acceptance. I've messed with it for hours and have input my VAX cards pix in 3 different formats. No Go.... In reading several "Help" screens, the web site "may" not accept information prior to 24 hours before our trip. BUT it may? Has anybody else used this web site and had any trouble. How did you fix it? Thanks in advance. Tim
Healeyman 08/15/21 02:49pm Around the Campfire
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