Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-14-2006, 06:25 PM   #15
2 Rivet Member
 
Colo_StreamN's Avatar
 
2005 19' International CCD
Colorado Springs , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 20
John,

I was thinking about that but I assume that when you use the dc output on the generator you get zero smart charging capability and you need to watch the batteries very closely? I'll go serarch for your earlier post.

Thanks,
__________________

__________________
Jerry

Colo_StreamN
K0JEH,
WBCCI # 5630

Pikes Peak, Colorado
FCU
TAC CO-1
Colo_StreamN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2006, 06:55 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Hays County , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,822
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colo_StreamN
John,

I was thinking about that but I assume that when you use the dc output on the generator you get zero smart charging capability and you need to watch the batteries very closely? I'll go serarch for your earlier post.

Thanks,
For a short period (couple of hours) you aren't going to do any harm to the batteries. After all, you tow all day with the tow vehicle putting a similar voltage on the batteries through the umbilical. Smart charging is only important for long term charging.
__________________

__________________
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2006, 06:57 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Hays County , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,822
Images: 3
My pervious post is in the thread
http://www.airforums.com/forum...ies-26916.html
__________________
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2006, 07:57 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
wheel interested's Avatar
 
2007 23' International CCD
Lapeer , Michigan
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,039
John I posted a question about your direct charging of the batteries to the generator in the other thread. Thanks.
__________________
Caroljb



photography
wheel interested is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2006, 09:12 PM   #19
Rivet Master
 
davidz71's Avatar
 
1986 25' Sovereign
Southern Middle , Tennessee
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,150
Images: 23
I have 27.5 hrs. on a Yamaha 3000iSEB (500 watt additional boost when needed) which powers my 13,500 BTU DuoTherm Penguin A/C just fine. It's only drawback is it's 151 lb. heft. I have to have help lifting it into and out of the bed of my 2500hd pickup. I can load/unload it at home with the use of several long 2X8 wood ramps with aluminum ends but once at the campsite I have to have someone help me get it out. I've been looking for aluminum ramps that will fold up and fit in the 6.5 ft. pickup bed. For this reason, I recommend buying the Honda 2000 now for charging batteries and general lighting use through your converter then buying a second 2000 when the pain strikes you along with the parallel kit. That will give you 4000 watts and the running of the 2 generators is still very quiet. This seems to be the ticket now according to a number of other RV forums. If only Honda or Yamaha would make a 4000 watt unit weighing around 65-75 lbs. then that would be just right for me. Wishful thinking I guess.
__________________

__________________
Craig

AIR #0078
'01 2500hd ext. cab, 8.1 litre gas, 5 sp. Allison auto
3.73 rear end
Mag-Hytec rear diff cover
Amsoil Dual by-pass oil filtration system
Amsoil synthetics all around
265 watt AM Solar, Inc. system
davidz71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need advice on a portable 12V freezer Xray Refrigerators 9 03-29-2004 01:30 PM
Electric or Gas electric fridge replacement?? tin can luv Refrigerators 26 03-22-2004 10:50 AM
idle ?s about quality of space, life suspiria_2 Full-Timing 21 10-22-2003 07:53 PM
Thoughts on quality and prices ipso_facto Our Community 4 04-29-2003 09:04 PM
Electric Brake Question 68 Suburban Brakes & Brake Controllers 6 03-04-2003 09:09 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.