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    Solar + Gas Generator Charging?

    Because modern vehicles are fitted with smart alternators and the BMS in the AGM tells the Alternator what to put out to prevent over charging, Regardless of what "Was" for many years with modern vehicles require very stable voltage due to the amount of computers they have in them and all these...
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    Solar + Gas Generator Charging?

    It's the same with AGM's you can't blast them because of the BMS, My new vehicle came with an AGM as the starter battery and it does not matter if I use a 26A smart charger or a 15A one it just won't have it and when it gets real low the chargers will coarse charge it in 6 to 8 hours then they...
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    Solar + Gas Generator Charging?

    No not quite, The Charge Rate in Limited by the Upper and Lower limit Voltage and Amps that is preprogrammed in to the BMS after the Cap/Limit is reached the battery will not charge any faster than it is programmed to do, All of My SoGens are setup by the factory to except the Volts/Amps that...
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    Solar + Gas Generator Charging?

    It's all very well blast charging these units in under and hour but that is going to cost you in terms of cycle life, dispite what the companies say in their advertising blurb does not alter the fact that these batteries don't like being hammered.
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    Struggling with Solar Setup - 100 Watt Solar + Lead Acid + Lifepo4 Power Pack + Dometic Fridge

    Struth 600w is a lot, my CF/CDF18 uses about 200/220w in temps of around 82/83*
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    Solar + Gas Generator Charging?

    The simple answer is yes, I have a few SoGens but due to a lot of bad weather I also have a Generator so I can charge the SoGens using the wall adapter but in order to speed up the charging time of the SoGens I have also bought the Factory high powered Wall Charger which works about twice as...
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    Pros and Cons - Tire Plug Installers

    The ARB Kit seems to have about the best setup, In the heat we've had lately it's easy to get stressed doing a simple task, But even on a good day using a plug kit can be a challenge,
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    12v portable jump starter issues?

    My Noco GB150 would turn that motor on its head, A friend had left her Diesel Merc 2.5L parked for the past 2 and a half years and the battery had zero volts and my GB150 started it so fast I never heard the starter motor Click. The GB70 or the GB150 or their new models are the ones to buy.
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    SnoMaster L96

    I've owned the 95L Snomaster and I took it back due to the power draw and I bought the 35L Snomaster, All the snomasters hold their Temps really well, but they are no good on power and if you plug them in to AC power they will only run on the High Power mode where your 95L/96L will chew as much...
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    12v portable jump starter issues?

    Another good reason to buy the GB70 or the GB150 is because they can be charged with the Noco Fast Charger which will charge the GB70 in under an hour and a half and about 2 to 3 hours for the GB150, Other wise charging by USB can take quite a long time and you can run a small fridge from them...
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    Battery for Dometic CFX3?

    Yes you are, Your Fridge was designed to Run with both leads connected incase of a power failure when used at home or emergancy situations Or when living off grid., The trouble is when you do plug in both leads it Kills the Fridge, As for your 30Ah Battery that can only work you are driving all...
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    12v portable jump starter issues?

    I bought the GB150 about 2 or 3 years ago and then I added the GB70, I ended up giving the GB70 to my Brother and he gave me his GB40, There is not much the GB150 won't start including Buses and Semi's.
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    Fiskers X7 hatchet: NO!

    Every professional Axemen I have known beit a working Axe or a Competion Axe will always do the final shaping of the Axe by Hand them selves, and then they will spend days/weeks sharpening it until it is the is the way they want it, Even a $2000 Racing Axe has to be finished by hand by the Owner.
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    Battery for Dometic CFX3?

    If you want a single Bin version then look at the ARB Classic II series, Or if you must have a Twin setup then take a look at the ARB ZERO series, Or if price is not an Issue then take a look at the National Luna range and In 3rd place I would go for one of the Engels and in 4th place I would go...
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    Battery for Dometic CFX3?

    You need to forget about the Dometic CFX3 Aeries all together, they a design fault where you should be able to plug in both the AC and the DC leads at the same time and if the Grid goes down then the fridge was meant to switch its self over to DC and then switch its self back to AC Once the...
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    100W Simple Set Up

    So at 14Ah your using roughly 179wh per day, 14Ah x 12.8v = 179.2w.
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    100W Simple Set Up

    The reason I got my brother to test those 2 big panels on a cloudy day was so we could see what the worst possible results we could expect to get, baring in mind these 2 panels are 2 x 24v, He was getting 29v+ from one and 30v+ from the other with both hooked in series, So you might want to do...
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    100W Simple Set Up

    First off you would need to fully charge those batteries from a Wall outlet before you begin your Trip, Second you need to forget the PWM Controller because it will waste too much power and take too long to convert the power the panel can make during peak hours and on cloudy days you will be...
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    ARB Fridge for truck bed

    Yep, If I was to pick One then it would be the 63qt Classic, the 50qt is a great fridge and the 82qt is awesome but the 63qt just ticks all the right boxes. (y)
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    The Dometic CFX3 Mega Thread

    Yeah well running the Ice maker is like running it in freezer mode and that can multiply the power draw up to 3X or more on average which is about 2.04Ah or more, It's a handy feature but in reality running a proper Ice machine would use less power and run your fridge at around 2*c and put the...
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