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    Thread: Looking for advice
Post: RE: Looking for advice

One more thing….you didn’t really ask about fuses. So, anyway… I suggest you make the cable from battery to master shut off switch 00 gauge. From there to the power buss bar it should be siz...
RoamingKat Solar/Electrical Sparky Camp 2 184 01-08-2024, 09:47 AM
    Thread: LiFePo4 battery users
Post: RE: LiFePo4 battery users

One quick comment on voltage for LiFePo4 batteries. It is not possible to determine the sate of full based on the voltage. It will sit at 13.1 for a long time …from about 80% down to about 60%. ...
RoamingKat Solar/Electrical Sparky Camp 94 64,512 01-08-2024, 05:53 AM
    Thread: Looking for advice
Post: RE: Looking for advice

First, I would move the mppt ground to the ground buss barr. This then includes it in the shunt. Include ground from yhe battery side of the shunt to ground to chassis. Move the battery connecti...
RoamingKat Solar/Electrical Sparky Camp 2 184 01-08-2024, 05:42 AM
    Thread: What is going on in a mini inverter?
Post: RE: What is going on in a mini inverter?

Oops… yeah, thinking inverter when I mean converter. I’d like to go from 12v to anything lower. I have seen in-line 110v to 9v, And 110v to 5v. I know I cannot hook them up without the little d...
RoamingKat Solar/Electrical Sparky Camp 8 1,169 03-11-2023, 05:56 PM
    Thread: What is going on in a mini inverter?
Post: RE: What is going on in a mini inverter?

Nice. I have had no issues with this little thing on a 5amp fuse wired to the 12v system. Sometimes I find a inverter on a 110v power cable which says it’s output is 9 volts It there a s...
RoamingKat Solar/Electrical Sparky Camp 8 1,169 03-11-2023, 11:43 AM
    Thread: Registering/Insuring a van/ bus/truck as an RV
Post: RE: Registering/Insuring a van/ bus/truck as an R...

If you buy an old dead RV, totally restore it….back to full working conditions. Beautifully done. You add $40k to it. You do not have a $300 old dead RV. I called that insurance company. ...
RoamingKat Builds,Modifications and Restorations 15 2,190 02-28-2023, 12:39 PM
    Thread: Registering/Insuring a van/ bus/truck as an RV
Post: RE: Registering/Insuring a van/ bus/truck as an R...

GypsyDogs Wrote: (02-22-2023, 04:34 AM) -- When I had the Roadtrek- I lumped my ‘upgrades’ in with personal items.. And for this custom build- the agent asked me what I could sell it for.. -- W...
RoamingKat Builds,Modifications and Restorations 15 2,190 02-22-2023, 05:31 AM
    Thread: Registering/Insuring a van/ bus/truck as an RV
Post: RE: Registering/Insuring a van/ bus/truck as an R...

GypsyDogs Wrote: (02-19-2023, 09:02 PM) -- I had no problem with my insurance company. They just asked me a couple questions and now I am insured as a ‘motorhome’. And no.. it isn’t some weird litt...
RoamingKat Builds,Modifications and Restorations 15 2,190 02-21-2023, 05:53 PM
    Thread: Registering/Insuring a van/ bus/truck as an RV
Post: RE: Registering/Insuring a van/ bus/truck as an R...

I was told that to insure an RV…or anything which you want to claim as an RV…it must have the metal identification which is welded into the drivers side door frame. It is the name of the manufacture ...
RoamingKat Builds,Modifications and Restorations 15 2,190 02-19-2023, 01:10 PM
    Thread: First of many questions on vans
Post: RE: First of many questions on vans

I have one comment to add. If you are looking to build out completely, be aware that insurance companies will not cover more than the bare bones van. If you are living full time and made huge upg...
RoamingKat Passenger 14 1,672 02-10-2023, 10:34 AM
    Thread: A/C for my battery compartment
Post: A/C for my battery compartment

I have an issue.   I had a LiFePo4 battery system I built myself.    Realizing then that keeping the batteries cool would be a challenge…I built they system so that each of the 16 battery cell pack...
RoamingKat Heating/Air Conditioning 2 656 02-01-2023, 05:06 AM
    Thread: What is going on in a mini inverter?
Post: RE: What is going on in a mini inverter?

Thanks! I find it difficult to ask straight questions from one of these guy selling stuff. Maybe I should find out their job title first? As in… “don’t ask the shipping clerk tough questions...
RoamingKat Solar/Electrical Sparky Camp 8 1,169 01-02-2023, 01:08 PM
    Thread: What is going on in a mini inverter?
Post: What is going on in a mini inverter?

It seems to me that one of those little “boxes” that sit on the 110v power cord to invert the voltage to 12v does very little …..   1) inverts the power 2) moderates the amp output to a spec, and 3) s...
RoamingKat Solar/Electrical Sparky Camp 8 1,169 01-02-2023, 11:45 AM
    Thread: New Year’s resolution?
Post: RE: New Year’s resolution?

Learn Classical Latin All of us Catholics learn some amount of Latin…but it was the abbreviated, “evolved” (read bastardize) version that was left over from the fall of the classical world. Not goi...
RoamingKat Chat around the campfire 5 46 12-29-2022, 09:06 AM
    Thread: Forum was down yesterday
Post: RE: Forum was down yesterday

Yes, I got messages requiring I download an App. Thought you guys just went away. I never left….it is this site that is back.
RoamingKat Forum News 3 683 12-07-2022, 05:57 AM
    Thread: Happy Thanksgiving
Post: RE: Happy Thanksgiving

Huh? The occasional fruit (as a relish, not a side dish) is an ok thing. The sweetener I choose is the same one that type 1 diabetics use…. Erythritol. Swerve is erythritol My goal is to ...
RoamingKat Chat around the campfire 5 31 11-25-2022, 04:56 PM
    Thread: Happy Thanksgiving
Post: RE: Happy Thanksgiving

Joined a large group doing pot luck. Big turkey cooked by someone else….but, every side and desert you can imagine. I cooked cranberries (using swerve for sweetener). I, however, only ate tur...
RoamingKat Chat around the campfire 5 31 11-25-2022, 06:05 AM
    Thread: Ciggy plugs and why they should be pee’d on and tossed in the ocean.
Post: RE: Ciggy plugs and why they should be pee’d on an...

After having a 12v Coffee pot die because the ciggy plug failed….and then my rice cooker went….well, I looked up what Sternwake did to solve this……and now every ciggy plug style device I get is replac...
RoamingKat Story time with Scott 12 132 11-15-2022, 05:17 AM
    Thread: Profound Thought thread
Post: RE: Profound Thought thread

There is an ever growing “community” of deep adaptation. https://www.deepadaptation.info/what-is-deep-adaptation/ There is a forum of many people who see the world today the same way. I couldn’t pr...
RoamingKat Chat around the campfire 17 139 11-04-2022, 05:57 PM
    Thread: RIP Camo
Post: RE: RIP Camo

Sorry to hear that you lost your fur baby. I know how hard this is. RIP Camo
RoamingKat Pets 10 1,228 11-04-2022, 05:52 PM