6X12 SS&S

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby McDave » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:41 am

John61CT wrote:Note: 

For dock charging you may want to compensate float down to 13.4V to 13.6V 
the guidance above is for off-grid or deep cycling applications where the batteries are cycled daily. 

Stick to the 14.7V end of the absorption range and the batteries will do much better if they are cycled 


That's right where my WFCO seems to run. Almost always sits at 13.6

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby John61CT » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:45 am

As long as it goes higher when actually charging
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby McDave » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:05 pm

14.4 bulk charge.

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:22 pm

Thanks Guys! Lots of good stuff to think about, test, and measure when I get the batteries all hooked up. :thinking:

Bed frame being built on the makeshift workbench. Shop was way crowded for a few days.
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Installed and all the boards screwed on. I about went nuts. :? There's a whole box of screws (100) in those boards.
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Expanded for the full size futon.
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Made the whole thing hinge.
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby McDave » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:23 am

Nice!

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby featherliteCT1 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:52 am

Again, you are setting the standard for excellence!
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby flboy » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:05 am

Icofabul8... you do great work. Looks very nice and professional.

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby hankaye » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:48 am

Iconfabul8, Howdy;

There is a word that begins with 'A' that is extremely over used these days but ...
it fits the bill for your work and the results that you achieve that is AWESOME !!!
:thumbsup: , :thumbsup: !!!

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:53 am

Building the battery box mount.
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Positioning and mounting the battery box.
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View from down under.
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A bit blurry but there they are. All snug in their new home.
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Batteries are mounted. The box is made of polyethylene and doesn't do well in the sun.
I am trying to find a paint or primer that will stick to this stuff. Any suggestions?
The other thought was to make a canvas cover for it.
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby m.colley » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:20 am

A flexible paint from an auto parts store used for auto bumpers should do the trick but the canvas cover will probably work just as well.


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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby McDave » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:32 am

Krylon Fuzion, maybe.
You may be able to flame treat and clean with 91% isopropyl, of course there are risks. But it's really right up your alley. You can clean with methylhydrate or denatured alcohol and then flame treat with a propane torch, but you need to prime or paint pretty quickly, like10-15min. Obviously, keep the torch away from the alcohol at all times. If you flame it first, you will see it get shiny, almost wet. Then wipe it with 91% on paper towel to remove the release agent.
Check youtube for some demos first.

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Padilen » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:27 am

Plastic kote or krylon fusion. Plastic kote can be peeled off and reapplied.

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby featherliteCT1 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:38 am

Wow! That battery box mount is awe inspiring!
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:32 pm

Thanks everyone for the paint Ideas. I will look into them all.
Took a few days to chase the eclipse. 1,200 miles round trip. Trailer pulled awesome! Averaged around 12 mpg.
Found this nice little spot along a country road.
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The wife watching the sun disappear. :goodmorning:
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Went into town and did a little business (gota make the trip deductible.) :money:
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby McDave » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:56 pm

Nice Trip Icon, I recognize that stack of antlers. Did you stop by the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar or the Rancher Club? I could see your vending machines working at either of those. Popular spots for tourist. Looks like the Mrs. enjoyed herself. Good for you.

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PS. Just a thought on the battery box. There are some faux diamond plate products out there, plastic sheets and vinyl sticker types etc. You might be able to do something with that?
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