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RE: 12-volt power for macerator pump

Expensive? Check out a MEGAWATT power supply. Couple a 10,000 uf cap to it if you're worried about inrush.
MEXICOWANDERER 07/09/20 03:19pm Tech Issues
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

The Oxford AztraZeneca studies in Africa look promising. In agreement. A drug cocktail like for HIV looks more feasible.
MEXICOWANDERER 07/08/20 06:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: Do any of the new TTs come with Surge Protectors?

So shutting off power is not management (in case of an errors) isn't management? I'm a documented engineer not an RV appliance salesman. When electricity is incorrect and managed by shutoff this correction? No it would be management. Corrective measues like voltage, transient removal, and waveform distortion reform are all active actions. Load shedding is another management action. Auto paralleling another... Referring to a camping equipment sales site legitimizes an opinion? Active protection is continuous. do you prefer transformer multi tap or frequency regulated. MOS or TRansient Avalanche Diode spike filtration. Fully shielded transformer isolation? Each has its positive and negative attributes. But shutting power off in case of error detection is management not surge protection as used as a a marketing term.
MEXICOWANDERER 07/07/20 06:08pm Tech Issues
RE: REDUCED ENGINE POWER

Does your engine have a throttle or fuel position sensor. If yes measure resista.ce at the terminals. Diesel engines with spurious check engine warnings should have fuel rail pressure, tested after which test for poor conductivity at harness junctions
MEXICOWANDERER 07/07/20 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: 30amp Y Splitter for 2 RV's

I SOLDER all my screw connections in cords. I use quality spec grade receptacles with FORKED 12 gauge x number 6 screw terminals soldered to my conductors. My oh my it's a miracle that troubles have decreased 99 percent :)
MEXICOWANDERER 07/07/20 11:50am Tech Issues
RE: Do any of the new TTs come with Surge Protectors?

EMS ELECTRICAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Would be a better term for these gizmos. An isolation transformer coupled after a ferroresonant voltage correction device is a true surge protection unit. From high frequency transients to continuous out of spec line voltage such a product protects against "surges" by any definition. An LO to earth ground audio screamer would announce L1 Lo reversal. And anyone connecting to a STANDARD generator without Hertz and Voltage monitoring before throwing the switch, is foolish.
MEXICOWANDERER 07/07/20 11:42am Tech Issues
RE: harbor F replacement jack also recalled

I would ask Eric Smidt to slide under every product they sell. I'm getting to the point where unless a product has an ISO 9000 compliance issued by the final vendor in the USA I skip it. The final vendor is 100% responsible for authenticity of ISO 9001 accrediting. To date the Chinese have not built a single jet engine. Not even a copy of a private passenger jet engine never mind military, that has survived 60 seconds on a test fixture. Their military jet engines are 100% made in Russia. PLA container ships are built in special PLA shipyards that use dedicated PLA steel mill output. Every single welder is hand picked. Too many times steel that was supposed to be 1010 ANSI did not meet specs for this most common and cheap grade of steel. I was first alerted to Chinese sloppiness when ball bearings would not fit dimensionally in precision bores nor precision shafts.
MEXICOWANDERER 07/07/20 10:22am Tech Issues
RE: Charge across 2 6V batteries is 11.78. Is that right?

Rely on that for off grid camping. With a generator for a month. Then test its intelligence with a hydrometer. Power Princess camping is as inauthentic as chocolate flavored puffs cereal. A month's undercharging is enough to permanently encapsulate too many plates with hardened sulfates. I used to camp months at a time fully cycling the batteries and get 8 years service out of a car jar RV battery. Boondock and count cycles rendered. How many RV batteries get cycled 12 times in 3 years and then float belly up? With a smart charger. My 9 year old Concorde battery last tested at 91% capacity. Time to do a reconditioning charge. My 2 volt cells are going on 23 years. Think I may saved ten or 20 grand? If smart chargers now have AI to know the state of charge please clue me in :)
MEXICOWANDERER 07/06/20 08:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Tapping off of the 3/8 Propane Line

First things first... Immediately after a "T" tap comes an LPG rated shut off **** valve. Then fittings for an LPG rated hose. There are quick connect low pressure disconnect fittings So you van swivel the valve shut the quick disconnect and roll up the hose.
MEXICOWANDERER 07/06/20 07:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Charge across 2 6V batteries is 11.78. Is that right?

I'm sure glad I retired before the advent of fraudulent smart battery chargers.
MEXICOWANDERER 07/06/20 02:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Charge across 2 6V batteries is 11.78. Is that right?

Absolute agreement.
MEXICOWANDERER 07/06/20 02:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Charge across 2 6V batteries is 11.78. Is that right?

A heavily sulfated battery can show 12.8 volts. The problem? It may have 10% of it's original amp hour capacity. Voltage is only useful when battery is not sulfated. It's a **** poor way to determine battery condition.
MEXICOWANDERER 07/06/20 12:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Charge across 2 6V batteries is 11.78. Is that right?

Correlate weak sister cell gravity with state of charge voltage. It may be significantly different than above chart. The battery must must must be fully charged before doing that. Charge on shore power until ALL CELLS are gently bubbling. Charge correctly and get 300% added life span. Depending how much you abuse by undercharging.
MEXICOWANDERER 07/06/20 12:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Charge across 2 6V batteries is 11.78. Is that right?

The use of a hydrometer cuts through the fog and tells you in easy to understand terms yes-or-no, are the batteries getting charged enough to avoid early death. Look at a life cycle chart then moan when your batteries die before they give 10% of the cycle life. Without knowledge of how to care for a battery expect to replace batteries every few years.
MEXICOWANDERER 07/06/20 12:40am Tech Issues
RE: Powermax 75 amp converter/charger

He gave the correct answer...... The BS proofer Hydrometer The flooded battery polygraph
MEXICOWANDERER 07/04/20 10:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Powermax 75 amp converter/charger

A precision 10 ppm zener diode can be used as. A go no-go tester. Need an adjustable power supply and No Meaning Zero ripple
MEXICOWANDERER 07/04/20 06:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Firman W02981- Any feedback?

I ran a generator 24/7 for three months. A Yamaha 5500. Even on 15 cent gallon diesel it was costly because of 90 mile runs to get 200 gallons of fuel. Constant A/C is no trivial matter. I was diving the Chinchorro reef near Belice.
MEXICOWANDERER 07/04/20 03:39pm Tech Issues
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

In the age of cigarette smoking, I used to blanch in horror at the enormous size of the blue clouds especially if they were backlit by sunlight. I remember how far the smoke traveled if the smoker blew the smoke or coughed. The analogy is useful. If the virus was like smoke I remember gagging as I threaded my way through the bar to the dining room. Supposedly the virus is like the smoke: Only when the concentration the density of smoke gave a person a headache: The virus can be deadly. i remember
MEXICOWANDERER 07/03/20 10:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Onan Marquis 5500 put out too much voltage

The motor would have to be screaming fast to put out that voltage
MEXICOWANDERER 07/02/20 05:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Foam air filter disintegrating, clogging carb, alternatives?

Put it in storage with a new dry filter and change to genuine KN filter oil.
MEXICOWANDERER 07/02/20 12:11pm Tech Issues
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