I think most of the Victron components I've seen are made in India, for what it's worth.
How is REDARC support? I know Victron works to keep their products updated and communicating with each other pretty constantly, which is a plus.
I use a 12v. mattress pad heater, but usually only to heat the bed then off for the night--too warm to leave on sleeping with a comforter.
If the truck is still running, the power comes from the alternator, otherwise 50-60w. from the battery/ hour
Pretty great, also turn it on on cold mornings...
Another way to think about it is what are you willing to fix?
If your medical skills stop after cleaning and bandaging, get some antiseptic and bandages and painkillers.
How about itches & burns? are you any good applying creams? There are some that work and are worth having.
What do you think...
Nice write-up! I've been curious about these heaters and the Planar in particular, glad to learn they make both a high altitude version & an improved fuel pump.
Your Gas can looks great too, especially with the quick connects, nice solution!
Congratulations on a new (old) house and a new (old) truck and a shop to park it in!
I like the name Sandy too, much more graceful than Choppy, Grindy or Weldy ;)
Looks like you're going to run low on things to clean/fix & paint, so maybe we'll get some more of your great trip reports again...
... I think I follow, but if the trans temp is lower than the radiator, wouldn't you be using the transmission to cool the antifreeze?
The towing package radiator is exclusively for the transmission, but it sits in front of the stock radiator and has no fan of its own.
I'm looking for a good...
Good news about your mods--that got me thinking.
I don't have a temp gauge for my transmission, but my truck came stock with the extra towing package radiator.
The only problem I've had with it was the bypass hose burst in my driveway one night, luckily, there was plenty of hose to bypass the...
The fully boxed frame is impressive, good steel (if it isn't Spanish), stiff, and they worked hard to fit everything above it so it stays protected.
The turning radius is crap, but I don't know enough to say that's a matter of the frame. While that is worth fixing, the rest of the frame performs...
The conductivity of any metal is probably less important than its corrosion resistance. Some dissimilar metals will inspire galvanic corrosion and brass is not one of them. Stainless should work fine.
If you have any screw holes in the base of the shunt, use those. The base should be an...
McMaster Carr has some great info on various plastic properties; flexibility, hardness, impact resistance, tensile strength etc.
Start with Plastics under the Raw Materials heading
Once you start choosing materials, the properties can be seen or searched for in...
Should Maine be compensating Delica owners for removing the utility and sale value of their vehicles?
Even a reclassification may not get them out of that obligation.
That minivan needs a lawyer! Obviously talking sense to the BMV isn't going to change anything-
I have a Frontier with principally original parts and something like a 1.5"-2" lift to fit 33" tires on stock rims
It's a camping rig, not a rock crawler, but I like to camp at the end of really bad roads.
It's been like this for a few years and only now am I considering new upper control arms...
Thanks for the in-depth explanation of derating--
Not totally approachable to folks uninterested in arguing points of syntax.
Luckily, Blue Sea makes a pretty good app/ charts for illustrating acceptable resistance when you design DC circuits
that covers the interplay between amperage, voltage...
It's true that a few pinstripes could look bad on an everyday vehicle,
but when you add MaxTrax and a tire carrier on the back--everything changes!
As long as you look like your about to leave civilization instead of coming back to it every scratch is a mark of cred. not weakness!
The only way...
Re. Flexible metallic conduit, it is designed and used to protect wires running to motors or other vibration sources, I've never taken apart a system that had damage from the conduit that wasn't caused by either the unprotected ends or destruction of the conduit itself.
Any cable running between...