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Old 07-07-2009, 06:52 PM   #43
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For the hockey puck style lights I used Superbright G4-WHP10-D warm white and for the drop down swivel lights I used their G4-WHP15-T warm white lights which required no soldering, but just plugged in.

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Hmmmm! Different from the ones I ordered from Superbright which were:


Quantity: 3
Product: G4-WHP6 White LED lamp $ 11.95 (each)
Options: Warm White - 3100K

Quantity: 3
Product: G4B-WHP4 White LED lamp $ 11.95 (each)
Options: Warm White - 3000K


From the numbers, I suspect yours may have more individual led's than the ones I ordered - I don't recall there being much choice at the time, maybe I missed out, I certainly would have ordered ones with more led's if I could!

Oh well - at least they do work!

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Old 07-07-2009, 07:23 PM   #44
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could you use the cig litter to put a car converter in and use it that way?
My experience with inverters that plug into a 12v power point is that they're cheap and don't last very long. The best inverters are those that wire directly to your batteries. JMHO.
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I have a 250W inverter that plugs into the cigarette lighter that I have used for over 10 years with not the first bit of trouble. It has been used for powering my laptop and numerous small electrical tools.

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Old 07-08-2009, 03:31 PM   #46
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I just saw the new Honda Handi EU-3000iHAN generator. It only weighs 78 lbs. This is surely going to be popular.

Honda Generators - Model EU3000is
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:37 PM   #47
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I have a 250W inverter that plugs into the cigarette lighter that I have used for over 10 years with not the first bit of trouble. It has been used for powering my laptop and numerous small electrical tools.

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Dennis, who is yours made by?
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Look at the watt consumption of the largest power tool you plan to use and size your inverter accordingly.
For the lap top, it is better to just purchase a car charging cable and stay with DC. You have a lot of heat/efficiency loss using an inverter. Put your hand on it after 30 minutes of use to feel it.

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I have decided to not purchase a generator. Was leaning toward a Honda 2000 but instead will be mounting a 110 Watt PV on the roof. Our needs while boondocking will be simple, lights (I am going to change to LED or at least lower watt bulbs),refrigerator and heat. I will make coffee on the stove with the old perk pot and will take pre ground coffee with us. All to say, the 110Watt should keep the batts charged. The only item I am leaning toward would be an inverter to charge up a lap top, or portable electric tools. What are the thoughts out there about size of inverter? I probably will only need one plug into the inverter.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:30 AM   #49
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Dennis, who is yours made by?
My inverter is a PROwatt 250 made by Statpower Technologies Corporation.
I did a search and it looks like this company is now be Xantrex Technology Inc. They have a PDF for my PROwatt 250 on their site. It looks like they have quite a few PROwatt labeled inverters on their web site Xantrex Technology Inc.. Not sure if they are the same quality as mine.

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