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  • Using Solar Controller as a DC-DC Converter for Alternator Charging
    Last Sept we dry camped overnight in cold weather while running the furnace, when I got up the following morning I noticed by the solar monitor that the voltage had dropped substantially(can't remember that number). Because my umbilical cord was hooked up to the truck I started the truck and almost Immediately the voltage came up. Fired up the furnace and the truck was able to maintain voltage to the batteries while running the truck.
    We have a 170 watt solar panel with PWM2 and 2x12 volt led acid batteries.
    This was my by guess and by gully method,, who would know I did not until I tried it.
    Would I be stressing the alternator ?
  • Los Algodones, Mexico
    Electricians ? Electricians , we don't need no damn electricians ! LOL
  • Wild Clouds in AZ to Celebrate our Anniversary
    Ray and Anne Blessings and a Merry Christmas !
  • Drone film or Photo
    The Parrot Anafi is very quiet actually one of the quietest over 30 ft above you barley can hear ( I have flown it), the Mavic Mini comes in second. I appreciated privacy and when you can fly stealth, that would be the sweet spot for done pilots as well as observers. In Canada the Mavic Mini is outside the regulations of Transport Canada Laws for drones for now though it has geo-fencing built into the drone and one should always fly within safe guidelines .
    I like the different perspective air drones lend to photography.
  • To solder or not
    So I did some digging around town and thought I would share my findings about the soldering versa crimping .
    1 Best method is crimping using marine grade connectors which has the shrink wrap to make them water tight .
    2 You need a good crimping tool, one that ratchets and sets the connector as apposed to the pliers type.(expect to pay north of 30 dollars.)

    The crimping tool was my best purchase for this task, I could just hold the crimping tool with the connector locked in with one hand while placing the wire with the other. Now there is no guessing the amount of pressure to set the connector with the ratcheting style, once you clamp down its done. Made it simple job's done :smile:
    Sometimes its about the right tool especially while 6 ft up a ladder, BTW I already had a good wire stripper tool.
  • Goodyear Endurance Tire Rated up to 80 PSI
    225/75/15 tire, I have them pumped up to 70 PSI and will monitor. Thanks Ray .
  • A little about us and our rig
    Hello All . We are Laurence and Betty, with our traveling puppy 15 1/2 year old Libby. We have been retired for 4 years now and haven't been able to do our bucket list because life happens. We enjoy Southern Gospel Music. bjgam0fmf50pfbla.jpg

    Our rig is a 2013 27FB International Airstream trailer and our tow vehicle is a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 ,5.7L gaser. We have been part time travelers for 6 years and plan in the near future to do some of that southern camping in the winter . Our home base is Victoria BC.
  • New Group 24 batteries
    Thanks for the input . I do have a Go Power GP-PWM-25 25 Amp Pulse with Modulated Digital Solar Regulator and a 160watt Panel .This charger is suppose to handle AGM batts. I have never liked my OEM converter as it is a two stage . The system was installed for me by using this method as seen in this video ; https://youtu.be/oqfIjfF5eGQ
    It passes through the converter to the batteries and the batteries are external, so no worries of any off gas.