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  1. RandyP

    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    Look at the photo below ....... ? I missed it.
  2. RandyP

    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    If the solar panel + - leads are neither grounded to earth ground, you will not get shocked solar wire to earth ground.
  3. RandyP

    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    The ebay listing for that panasonic panel has ended, but there is a panasonic link with specs and info https://na.panasonic.com/us/energy-solutions/solar/hitr-black-series/n325k-photovoltaic-module-hitr-black-40mm and several other seller links, one being...
  4. RandyP

    Overlanding the California Trail

    Yes ACE, that was me, RandyP. Oridavadah, Brett's adventure.
  5. RandyP

    Small 12v 100AH LiFePO4 battery system for use in a camper

    Do Not use a BP-100 to charge a battery with the Charger+ lead wired to the BP100 'out' stud and the Battery + lead wired to the BP100 'in' stud. This scheme runs current thru the BP100 in the reverse direction and can cause a fire.
  6. RandyP

    Small 12v 100AH LiFePO4 battery system for use in a camper

    There is a figure in the BP-100 'manual' I received (Rev08 27-03-2017) with the product with some words about second battery protect. Here's an image of figure 5: The caution is not sufficient to warn about possible fire when running current thru the BP100 in reverse. In my case the current...
  7. RandyP

    Small 12v 100AH LiFePO4 battery system for use in a camper

    Just found this info. It explains why my BP-100 was a little flakey when running the battery charger current thru it backwards. I guess I'm lucky I did not start a fire with it. Limited to about 36A reverse thru the BP. Connecting a charger to Load (Out) side of a BatteryProtect - Victron Energy...
  8. RandyP

    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    There is a figure in the BP-100 'manual' I received (Rev08 27-03-2017) with the product with some words about second battery protect. Here's an image of figure 5: The caution is not sufficient to warn about possible fire when running current thru the BP100 in reverse. In my case the current...
  9. RandyP

    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    Dreadlocks, have you reviewed this info. It explains why my BP-100 was a little flakey when running the battery charger current thru it backwards. I guess I'm lucky I did not start a fire with it. Limited to about 36A reverse thru the BP...
  10. RandyP

    Connecting a 300W Inverter

    There should be a ac Neutral to ground (on the device) jumper and the ground should be bonded to the grounding electrode (vehicle chassis). If the ac neutral is not bonded to the chassis ground and the ac hot goes (shorts) to chassis ground, any ac over current device in the schem will not clear...
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    Connecting a 300W Inverter

    I used this same inverter in a popup camper for years. ac went to one GFCI duplex receptacle. Plugged in a power strip there with multiple outlets. Charged many different DC batteries from the plug strip. Worked flawlessly.
  12. RandyP

    Connecting a 300W Inverter

    Note that in the Sure Sine Install & Op manual, last page lists GFCI devices by mfgr/part number that work with your inverter. Make sure to use one of the recommended devices.
  13. RandyP

    Connecting a 300W Inverter

    In your case it is simpler, read the "Note" in the instructions and complete item #4 in the wiring description. done.. <edit> the complete wiring diagram is figure 6, including all grounding.
  14. RandyP

    Connecting a 300W Inverter

    There is quite a bit of code compliance and safety items when grounding an inverter. I just read thru the grounding section of the Magnum MSH3012 M smart inverter pages 23-27. Answered all my questions. You might look at it.
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    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    Same MO here, little electron going with the flow thru power and control wiring diagram, seeing all the electrical fittings and devices in the build making sure that I have all the bits & pieces to put it together. Odd, but worked for me.
  16. RandyP

    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    Did you ever use the second portable solar panel this summer ? Or just rely on the fixed panel ?
  17. RandyP

    The Maze ROF trip 9/19

    Thank you, glad to see that things are still in place as i remember them from the 80's trips.
  18. RandyP

    Genesis Dual Battery System: Install Photos

    LiFePO4 batteries will not hold up to under hood engine compartment temps well. They are not starting batteries. They are however the best deep cycle batteries you can buy. Just mount it in the back of the jeep away from the engine compartment.
  19. RandyP

    Jeep '03 TJ DC Corp Technical Service Bulletins.

    I have an '03 TJ and am looking for the TSB related to the Cat Converter Pre-Heater emissions monitor reset. I think it has to do with the wiring in the Power Distribution Center and voltage drop caused by high current in that circuit that is not supported by sufficient bus/wire size to supply...
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