Sunday, November 27, 2016

Battery


Scampy's New Battery

7:30am - Battery Specific Gravity
When we bought Scampy’s new battery from an Interstate Battery Center a few days ago, they informed us that the battery was fully charged.

However, yesterday we took specific gravity readings. All of the cells read around 1225. This reading indicates only a fair condition for this brand new battery!

This morning, first thing, we are going to a nearby Home Depot and buy a Battery Tender Jr. This device should bring this Interstate Battery up to a specific gravity of 1300. Excellent condition!

Click [link] to see about Battery Tender Jr.


11am - Souplantation
We are at a salad bar restaurant named Souplantation. The chowder soup was good. Now I'm eating the salad.

So far this morning we bought:
  • Battery Tender Jr 
  • Bird treats for Boid
  • Some stuff to allow the hanging of clothing in the shower.

Battery Tender Jr.
We believe that Little Honda's engine starting battery and Scampy's marine RV battery may be brought into top condition by the use of Battery Tender Jr.

Little Honda's battery has been abused by over using an inverter which caused the battery's charge to go low enough so that the starter would not turn over. This happened to Honda three times!

Scampy's battery was not fully charged when we got it. And, if the specific gravity does not go up near 1275 after charging with BatteryTender Jr, that battery shall be returned to Interstate.

Battery charging at John and Mimi's home


6:30pm - Improvements!
We wanted to be able to put clothing on hangers. When MsTioga was around, clothing was hung in her shower. So, we wanted to the same thing in Scampy.

Initially, we planned on mounting a hanger bar from the wall of the shower. That solution was not appealing. We came up with two different methods to attach the hanger bar to the shower wall. We could not go for either one!

Then, this afternoon while thinking the problem over, an answer dawned! Here it is shown in the pic below. Clothing hanging from the existing shower curtain rod!

We like this way to hang our clothing

Another improvement
How to tell time? Our clock has been sitting on Scampy's dining table bench seat. That's a pain.

This afternoon, a place appeared that delighted the TiogaRV Team!

Easy to answer: "What time is it?"




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12 comments:

  1. Nice little device George, it should increase the life of your batteries. We just replaced our converter and are now looking for an add-on device that turns the converter into a "smart" unit, adding 4 stage charging as well.

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    1. Hi Croft,

      I just received a brochure on:
      Inteli-Power 9100 Converter

      The Intel-Power Model #PD9105 Charge Wizard does exactly what you want to do if your converter is the same brand [Progressive Dynamics].

      Click [HERE] for info.

      Tioga George

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    2. The converter I bought was an IOTA DLS45. Now I need the IQ-4 to turn it into a 4 stage smart charger. Probably similar technology. http://www.iotaengineering.com/iq.htm

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    3. Hi again Croft,

      I took a look at the Iota site. Looks like a great charger.

      Tioga George

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  2. We put that device on years ago and our batteries are well maintained. Sure is worth it.

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    1. Hi OAT,

      Thank you! Your comment is extremely encouraging on how well this will work. 😎

      Tioga George

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  3. George is always tinkering....:-)

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    1. Hi Rita,

      For us on the TiogaTV Team, tinkering is named tweaking.

      But you are absolutely correct! I am a confirmed tinkerer!

      Tioga George

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  4. Happy Birthday, George

    Cat Lady

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    1. Hi Judy Cat,

      Thank you sooooo much! 😎 My 79th year is lookin' good.

      I have earned Bragging Rights:
      * Weight 158 lbs from 185 lbs 2-years ago
      * Waste Line 32" from 39" 3-years ago


      Tioga George

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  5. I've had the 9100 for 8 years and works well when driving and plugged into 120v. Unfortunately I keep my Winnie in a storage yard with no plug-in capability. So I use a small solar panel as a trickle charger.

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Good to read your good review on the 9100! 😎

      No electric power in storage yard must be kind of frustrating.

      George

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