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Forum: General Discussion Forum 09-15-2020, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Van_Dreams
Speaking to the staffing specially, shouldn’t...

Speaking to the staffing specially, shouldn’t they be changing soon due to the outdoors act that was recently signed into law?
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-22-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,393
Posted By Van_Dreams
Yeah, those evil people. Hopefully society will...

Yeah, those evil people. Hopefully society will eventually reintroduce the idea of a class system so that the upper crust doesn’t need to have any unnecessary interactions with the lower classes.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-20-2020, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Van_Dreams
GREAT build!!!

GREAT build!!!
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-20-2020, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Van_Dreams
We have a composting toilet. It’s no where near...

We have a composting toilet. It’s no where near our food. It works perfectly!
Forum: General Discussion Forum 01-13-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,393
Posted By Van_Dreams
I wouldn’t want an “rv” for a few reasons,...

I wouldn’t want an “rv” for a few reasons, including black tank, exterior body treatment, typically anemic solar system, and way overpriced.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 12-11-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,616
Posted By Van_Dreams
Solar is effectively a trickle charger in the...

Solar is effectively a trickle charger in the winter. Also, those of you with a victron or similar inverter charger with a configurable current limiter can simply plug in to household ac and limit...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-10-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Van_Dreams
What kind of charger are you using, and what is...

What kind of charger are you using, and what is your battery bank configuration? How are your charger leads connected to your battery bank?
Forum: General Discussion Forum 12-03-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By Van_Dreams
Not sure if you noticed, but they do classify it...

Not sure if you noticed, but they do classify it as “used” on that link.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-26-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,320
Posted By Van_Dreams
Here are my current plans: I have two of...

Here are my current plans:

I have two of these on order from amazon:

Namsan Warmer Pet Heating Pads - Dog Safety Indoor Bed Cat Electric Heating Blanket with Free Cover, Red (11.8")...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-26-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By Van_Dreams
I would use an adapter on the 50 amp to break it...

I would use an adapter on the 50 amp to break it into two household 15/20 amp outlets and charge from there. Like I said above, you’re only going to see 15-20 amps of charge to the Tesla from a 50...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-26-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By Van_Dreams
I’d love to see a hack that permits use of the...

I’d love to see a hack that permits use of the Tesla battery as a house battery when camping plus solar charging.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-26-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,752
Posted By Van_Dreams
Wow..what does 5400 watts of AGM weigh??

Wow..what does 5400 watts of AGM weigh??
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-26-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By Van_Dreams
You’d need a 50 amp to j1772 adapter, which they...

You’d need a 50 amp to j1772 adapter, which they make. However, I’m not sure what kind of amperage you would actually see - probably not much more than 20 amps because electric vehicle fast charging...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-25-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,320
Posted By Van_Dreams
Lithium battery warming idea

Davydd — Which 12v warming blanket do you use? How do You have it positioned (under the cells, above, how does it contact the cells, etc)?
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-24-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,320
Posted By Van_Dreams
You can’t charge them at 0 C or colder. Starting...

You can’t charge them at 0 C or colder. Starting at -4 C, the cold may start to damage their chemistry permanently.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-22-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,320
Posted By Van_Dreams
That would be a major pain to remove them. They...

That would be a major pain to remove them. They are cells that I wired together, not drop ins, and they are situated pretty securely. I’d need to take the entire battery apart.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-21-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,434
Posted By Van_Dreams
That’s still over $6 per amp hour. The real deals...

That’s still over $6 per amp hour. The real deals are had under $3 per Ah.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-18-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,320
Posted By Van_Dreams
Another interesting product. My battery sits on ...

Another interesting product. My battery sits on top of a long wooden raised platform inside my van. I couple place something like this heating cable under the wooden platform....
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-18-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,320
Posted By Van_Dreams
Thanks!! That looks very promising!

Thanks!! That looks very promising!
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-18-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,320
Posted By Van_Dreams
Which 12vdc units would you recommend?

Which 12vdc units would you recommend?
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-18-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,320
Posted By Van_Dreams
The solar is not adequate to run an electric...

The solar is not adequate to run an electric heater — I don’t think anyone’s is. You’d need some serious KWh’s!


So here’s a rundown of my propex issues. First of all, we are limited by the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-18-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,320
Posted By Van_Dreams
I did notice this on amazon which would allow me...

I did notice this on amazon which would allow me to do what I’m proposing without the inverter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079FNSH1Z/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_2?smid=A1GUQD3SRXOFFI&psc=1
...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-18-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,320
Posted By Van_Dreams
I run my inverter all the time, but I’m 24v and...

I run my inverter all the time, but I’m 24v and it’s a victron multiplus — I barely notice the inverter overhead.

And I just thought of something obvious — the the warmers will likely not turn...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-18-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,320
Posted By Van_Dreams
Lithium battery warming idea

I store my DIY promaster outside at a storage facility without access to an AC source. The solar is generally able to keep up, even in winter. The only issue has been keeping the van interior at an...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-18-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,484
Posted By Van_Dreams
If you’re talking about needing 4x4 for rough...

If you’re talking about needing 4x4 for rough roads, or for those occasional spots where wheel slippage occurs (as opposed to general highway stability), these things work pretty well. FieryRed...
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