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Old 10-17-2006, 07:39 AM   #15
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There were 7 deer within 100 yards of our house a couple of days ago.
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During my walk in the dusk this morning, I flushed at least 15 deer out of a neighbor's yard. All doe. With no enemies (other than the automobile) the deer are proliferating and becoming terribly destructive. When I moved here 9 years ago, I would see one or two occasionally and my plants were fairly safe. Now, my yard is paved in deer pellets and everything I grow is either enclosed in a fence or high enough that they can't reach.

One town nearby is trapping deer and having them butchered to give to homeless shelters and the like. They tried trucking them to Mexico, but the fatality rate was too high. They wanted to use professional marksmen, but the "bambi lovers" kicked up a fuss.
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:43 AM   #16
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Need a new thread on this.

As a Massachusetts refugee the experience of hunters on Plum Island by the Mighty Merrimac river is similar. The wealthy residents fought deer hunting until they tested positive for deer tick fever, Lyme disease. The attitude is much different now. I do not hunt in Massachusetts any more though.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:53 AM   #17
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The best way, if your generator is so equipped, is to charge directly through the 12v system. The converter is meant for slow, long-term charging.

If your generator has a 12v output (as my Honda 1000 does), you can rig up a cable to tie directly into the 12v wiring of the trailer. Going directly into the 12v wiring charges the batteries many times faster than going through the AC system. The 12v output of the generator, actually 14 volts or so, is meant for charging batteries.
I'm puzzled by this. A Honda EU-1000 can only charge at 8.8 Amps/Hr DC to DC. (1000 Watts / 12 vDC = 8.5 Amps). But if you use the AC through your trailer it goes through your Converter and converts to 55 Amp DC (in my case on a 22' CCD). If you have 2 Gp. 24 batteries @ 85 Ah rating (170 Ah total) and charge from 50% to 80% State of Charge ((30 %) x 170 Amps = 54 Amps.) Neglecting the inefficency of the batteries (usually 26% for flooded cell) then your charge time would by 54 Ah / 55 Ah = .98 hour, say 1 hour.

However, by going directly DC to DC, 54 Amps / 8.5 Ah = 6.35 hours.

That's a big difference.
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A Honda EU-1000 can only charge at 8.8 Amps/Hr DC to DC. (1000 Watts / 12 vDC = 8.5 Amps).
I'm sorry. The Honda produces 8.3 Amps according to the literature, regardless of whether it's going toward DC or AC usage. The 1000 watt rating is for AC (8.3 Amps X 120 VAC = 1000 Watts). The DC rating is (8.3 Amps X 12 VDC = 100 Watts.
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