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Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 10-06-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By ForumCreeper
You can easily do that. I would make sure the two...

You can easily do that. I would make sure the two batteries are very similar in age, capacity,etc.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 10-06-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,005
Posted By ForumCreeper
If I were you I would go with the 12 awg. I also...

If I were you I would go with the 12 awg. I also have a 12v fridge and I am experiencing a voltage drop from my yeti to the fridge. You have to remember that the yeti is only 12.6 v fully charged, if...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-17-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,971
Posted By ForumCreeper
Try Samlex And Go power Get the pure...

Try
Samlex
And
Go power
Get the pure sine wave
Also you can find used Xantrex prosine on eBay for cheap prices
These are all quality inverters get at least a 1500 they will surge to 3000
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-20-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,936
Posted By ForumCreeper
I have two big budddy heater and love them. A...

I have two big budddy heater and love them.
A new competitor seems to be the wave model. Search wave 3
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-12-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,475
Posted By ForumCreeper
Here are some thick ones I found. ...

Here are some thick ones I found.

https://www.tarpsnow.com/40-oz-vinyl-coated-tarps-extreme-duty.html
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-08-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By ForumCreeper
I had a similar model, when it died, I reused the...

I had a similar model, when it died, I reused the positive and negative wires and clamps for an inverter that connects to my car battery.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-06-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,295
Posted By ForumCreeper
Bought one of those big candles in the winter and...

Bought one of those big candles in the winter and kept in center console of my car along with lighter, utility knife, window piercing tool, and a few other things.

I figured if The car ever broke...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-02-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,284
Posted By ForumCreeper
It’s because you can only have one bonding point....

It’s because you can only have one bonding point. This usually is at your house panel.

It sounds like your generator also bonds the neutral and ground.
See if there is a way to lift the bond at...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-27-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By ForumCreeper
if your electronics are all usb, then just buy a...

if your electronics are all usb, then just buy a 12v cigarette adapter and a usb charger that has 4 outlets 2.1 amp each

keep it all dc like the other poster mentioned.
maybe even consider those...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-04-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,259
Posted By ForumCreeper
i had a pellet stove a a backup heat source for...

i had a pellet stove a a backup heat source for years.
the one i had used about 140 watts an hour, mostly for the auger and electronics, and 5e igniters on startup.

you will have to open a hole...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-04-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,259
Posted By ForumCreeper
dc blanket, 47 watts. thatís over 27 hours and...

dc blanket, 47 watts. thatís over 27 hours and if you had it on all the time, which you wouldnít do.
he did not say specifically trying to heat. his options are limited.
a george forman small only...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-04-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,259
Posted By ForumCreeper
here is a thought, depending on exactly what you...

here is a thought, depending on exactly what you want to heat.
buy either a inergy kodiak , basically a li ion battery with built in inverter / charger.

you can then buy some dc or ac heating...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-17-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,118
Posted By ForumCreeper
to be honest, you will not be happy with the...

to be honest, you will not be happy with the performance of trying to use a solar panel indoors.
if it were me, i'd by a good deep cycle 12v battery, and 12 to 120vac inverter with 2.0 amp usb...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 04-27-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,348
Posted By ForumCreeper
what happens when the sun isn't shining? your...

what happens when the sun isn't shining? your solar output will drop significantly. as others have said, you would need a serious battery bank, thus not making this a good decision for solar running...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-07-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,275
Posted By ForumCreeper
i have two of them. i bought them a few years...

i have two of them. i bought them a few years ago.
Yesterday was the first time I ever really had to depend on them.

Outside temperature was 7 degrees. Around 4:30 pm on Friday, the temperature...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-08-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,771
Posted By ForumCreeper
pure sine wave inverter only user here. I've...

pure sine wave inverter only user here.
I've done a lot of research in the past
and I believe cotek,samlex and go power pure sine wave inverter are
all made at the same place..

so when you...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-28-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,085
Posted By ForumCreeper
isn't that the same thing? I thought they just...

isn't that the same thing?
I thought they just import the generator from China?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-12-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,502
Posted By ForumCreeper
I do not see anywhere on that web link that says...

I do not see anywhere on that web link that says I t can do 240v, can you point me to that?


Are you sure your not confusing the 30 amp connector as a 240v connector?
do you have the number to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-12-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,502
Posted By ForumCreeper
are you sure? I've never seen a 240vac 60 hz...

are you sure? I've never seen a 240vac 60 hz eu2000i.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-05-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,502
Posted By ForumCreeper
I can think of many reasons why. Say for...

I can think of many reasons why.
Say for instance if the individual has a small business and is hosting
their own email, web, or database servers, and other need access remotely that are not in the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-29-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,611
Posted By ForumCreeper
Well, there are two things, the amount of stored...

Well, there are two things, the amount of stored energy in the battery, and how much the alternator can put into the battery.

From my research , it appears the higher amperage alternators for an...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 08-26-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,768
Posted By ForumCreeper
genius! I love the POD concept. What a great idea...

genius! I love the POD concept. What a great idea in that you can have a camper, or a hauler, or whatever POD(s) you can dream up.

Nice work OP
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-17-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,817
Posted By ForumCreeper
I think the eu2000i can surge to 2000 watts for...

I think the eu2000i can surge to 2000 watts for 30 minutes, do not confuse this with a surge of inrush current from a motor.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-16-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,018
Posted By ForumCreeper
This is my other one, it can accept any 5vdc to...

This is my other one, it can accept any 5vdc to 40dc and output 2.1 amp 5v USB.. Total cost, $3.00

Search ebay for this: DC-DC Buck Voltage Converter 4.5-40V 12V To 5V/2A Step-down LED Voltmeter...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-16-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,018
Posted By ForumCreeper
How about this, Once completed, It will Hold 8 AA...

How about this, Once completed, It will Hold 8 AA eneloops
total cost less than $10.
You can search ebay for this: DC-DC 3V/3.3V/3.7V/4.2V to 5V USB 2A Step Up Power Module Precise Vehicle Charge
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-14-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,172
Posted By ForumCreeper
You should do some more research then. With...

You should do some more research then.
With proper maintenance, over 2000 hrs is easy.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-13-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,172
Posted By ForumCreeper
You are welcome. Keep in mind that most...

You are welcome.
Keep in mind that most generators do output a a pure sine wave for the most part, some are a little dirtier than others.

A big issue is letting them power off, for instance ,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-12-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,172
Posted By ForumCreeper
You could plug a frig into a 100,000 watt...

You could plug a frig into a 100,000 watt generator if you wanted to, and it would be fine. It's not the size of the generator, it's important that the outlet is rated close to what your household...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-08-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,808
Posted By ForumCreeper
If that's all you are looking to power up,...

If that's all you are looking to power up, possibly consider a solar solution.

All you would need is a few batteries, a panel or two, and a controller, and inverter.

No noise or fuel to worry...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-27-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,459
Posted By ForumCreeper
One thing I would add here is to check the...

One thing I would add here is to check the amperage of the USB port.
Remember the tablets and larger phones like at least 2amps to charge normally.

Some of these are .5 amps, so buyer beware.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-23-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By ForumCreeper
Anther idea might be to have a gas solenoid...

Anther idea might be to have a gas solenoid inline that opens the gas line when 12v is present, then closes when no power.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-14-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By ForumCreeper
Also, You might want to look at some of the...

Also,

You might want to look at some of the various ways to connect to your parellel string, yours does not look like the best tap points.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-14-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By ForumCreeper
I did the same thing a few months back, there are...

I did the same thing a few months back, there are different grades of copper
Some more rigid than others.

I ended up switching and buying 2/0 terminal to terminal battery cables, because I was...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-11-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,858
Posted By ForumCreeper
You can put together a much better solution for a...

You can put together a much better solution for a lot less money.
2k is what they are selling that for.

You can buy a 100 watt Renogy solar panel and charge controller $150
You can buy a 1800...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-31-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4,818
Views: 1,402,837
Posted By ForumCreeper
57%. That's beats the sale a few years ago of 40%

57%. That's beats the sale a few years ago of 40%
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-29-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,626
Posted By ForumCreeper
The MPPT controllers allow this. If you look at...

The MPPT controllers allow this. If you look at the specs, it can handle 100v input.

The old pwm controllers you had to closely match, or lose alot of power if you did not.

I heard their...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-29-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4,818
Views: 1,402,837
Posted By ForumCreeper
WOOT has mountain house on sale

Get it before it's gone.
Chicken Alfredo
Diced ham
Cinnimon apples.
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