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by ShreddinPB
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: The sheriff of Mono, 395?
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: The sheriff of Mono, 395?

In a car I have that problem, in the RV, the speed limit is no issue. I already told all people that we will be going slow ;)
by ShreddinPB
Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: The sheriff of Mono, 395?
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: The sheriff of Mono, 395?

As I recall he was replaced by an officer that he fired. It wasn't just burners, apparently he was making things difficult for locals and tourists alike. I say go for it. It's a great drive and a more reasonable sheriffs department now. Thanks :) Last year coming back thru the 80 in a SUV with a Uh...
by ShreddinPB
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: The sheriff of Mono, 395?
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

The sheriff of Mono, 395?

Hey guys, this is my first year with an RV and I want to take the 395 as I hear the hills are a little more forgiving. I have also read the horror storries of the Sheriff in Mono county. I have also heard that he was replaced due to the fact that burners were boycotting that county. Is there any tru...
by ShreddinPB
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

nice upgrades on the battery box! I am going to do that to mine :p
by ShreddinPB
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

For sure, wasnt for making the pads, was for getting a general idea of how much material I would need for a certain amount of buckets since my bucket is currently in storage and I needed to order a roll of the pads :)
by ShreddinPB
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

on another note, does anyone know the length of swamp cooler material needed to go around the inside of the standard home depot bucket? I have two layers of dura cool mat ( about 1" thick ) one is 32" around ( outside measurement ) and the one that goes inside that one is about 28" (...
by ShreddinPB
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

on another note, does anyone know the length of swamp cooler material needed to go around the inside of the standard home depot bucket?
by ShreddinPB
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

Again, you have the stuff to test it. I wish I could figure your water consumption, but there are too many variables. If you can carry enough water, I wouldn't slow the fan down. A full sized 6000 cfm house cooler will use 5 gallons an hour. Somewhere between my 3/4 gallon per hour and that 5 gallo...
by ShreddinPB
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

I want to share this find with you guys... I needed a dimmer for the Endless Breeze fan, something that would control the fan blades from 0% to 100% speed, continuously. After researching and ordering 3 different dimmers, this one worked the best: KEDSUM® PWM DC Converter 12V-36V 10A DC Motor Speed...
by ShreddinPB
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

With that much fan you'll need all the surface area you can get!!! I don't know what your water consumption will be like. My unicooler uses about 3/4 of a gallon per hour with 250 cfm. Yours won't use 7x that, but it will be considerable. Best to test than to come up short. 8) Do you think it would...
by ShreddinPB
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

since its 16.5" wide, maybe I go with these, wider and shorter giving me more reservoir space.. I loose a little surface area, but gain a lot more reservoir. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5D52R05991&cm_re=Return_Air_Grille-_-9SIA5D52R05991-_-Product or a little more he...
by ShreddinPB
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

At 27"s tall you will need to keep the cutouts as close to the top as possible to maintain a good sized water reservoir. Cut the lip off the side where your fan will be, so that it can fit flush to the wall. Looks good. 8) I was still planning on doing a 4 sided one with the fan in the top lik...
by ShreddinPB
Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

I got this guy to build mine.. I asked the seller if the walls were vertical and he said they were.. I havnt used my bubble level on them yet.. but they look just slightly non verticle.. but they are close.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221570940416
by ShreddinPB
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

I build my boxes out of plywood. I've used an 80 gph on my box design and it was plenty, but yours is bigger and taller, so more is better. This one should be more than enough. http://www.amazon.com/Rule-24-Marine-360-GPH-12-Volt/dp/B000O8D8QG So, I happened to have a couple sheets of 12"x24&q...
by ShreddinPB
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

I would go with one 12 volt bilge pump. Probably 100 to 200 gph. When building out of wood, I coat every thing heavily with roof coating, let that dry, then coat with epoxy spray paint. Boat paint would probably be perfect, but I haven't tried that. Might go with ABS sheets like this.. just make th...
by ShreddinPB
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

I've never done it quite that way. How long will your duct need to be? The longer the duct the more cooling you lose, but probably not much. I would keep this set up on the south side of the RV so that it's in the shade most of the day. I was thinking about putting it on a table to keep it off the ...
by ShreddinPB
Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

Id use a flexible vent tube to pipe the exhaust from the fan up into the RV
by ShreddinPB
Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

That means the whole cooler is outside with just the fan blowing into the RV. Soooooo now you get to design a stand of some kind to set it on. Even with the "Box" cooler I would use the biggest intakes you can comfortably manage. What about this idea? Intakes on all sides that are 1' x 1'...
by ShreddinPB
Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

FIGJAM wrote:If it does everything it promises it sounds great.

It may be loud.

For that much CFM you will need 3'x3' air intake and maybe a double layer of pad.


Sounds like it would be a good idea to do a 3 sided intake like the one earlier in this thread?
by ShreddinPB
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 839318

Re: cooling your tent or van

So, I have been using the standard bucket cooler in my yurt the last 3 burns, this year tho, I have my own RV that I bought!! So, its time to upgrade to a unicooler!! On fans, I believe this is the one that most people use.. http://www.amazon.com/Fan-Tastic-01100WH-Endless-Breeze-Stand/dp/B0000AY2Z6...
by ShreddinPB
Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playawear Work In Progress 2014
Replies: 151
Views: 10668

Re: Playawear Work In Progress 2014

Nice work! What are you powering with that bad boy? What is the readout? V or Ah remaining? Thanks! The readout is voltage right now (10.8-16.4 volts). It's just a rough indication of remaining life - I'll have to print a little label out that cross references remaining life with the readout... I'm...
by ShreddinPB
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Questions about this small sound system
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Questions about this small sound system

I have built a 300 watt sound system for my bike. It uses a Class D car trunk amplifier, and it runs for 8 hours on about 20 amp hours of 12V power. Details here: http://www.cathodecorner.com/loudbike/ I highly recommend this Pioneer amplifier. Of course, it's discontinued, so you will need the mod...
by ShreddinPB
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Questions about this small sound system
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Questions about this small sound system

Im am pretty sure you are not supposed to completly drain the batteries. Deep Cycles are designed to go lower than normal batteries, but if you take them too low, like any battery, I think you damage them. I have a boom box type thing on my tricycle, I used all car stereo equipment to put it togethe...
by ShreddinPB
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How to choose: LiIon, LiPo, LiFePO4, Wet Cell, AGM, .....
Replies: 16
Views: 1779

Re: How to choose: LiIon, LiPo, LiFePO4, Wet Cell, AGM, ....

I use a LOT of lifepo4 batteries, all headway cels. I use them to power my tricycle and the huge boom box on the back of it. I have 2 36v 12Ah packs 1 24V 60Ah pack 2 12V 10Ah packs I love the cels, 38120's, 38140, and then 40152s The two 36V and 2 12V packs have been to the last 2 burns and been to...
by ShreddinPB
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: LED strip power?
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: LED strip power?

I've experimented with a very similar configuration in the past and was unable to get a clean signal. I wasn’t using arduino, but the power config was the same. WS2812B seems more sensitive than earlier generations of addressable strip. My knowledge of electronics isn't sufficient to explain why th...
by ShreddinPB
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: LED strip power?
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: LED strip power?

Excuse the poor photochop.. but I think it gets the point across.
They are WS2812B strips, they will all go in unison.
Would this work?
ledStripHookup.jpg


As a side note, power and signal would actually be going in the same side.. just did that for ease of view ;)
by ShreddinPB
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: LED strip power?
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: LED strip power?

Two or more supplies will work fine if you split the system. That means if two supplies are connected to the same strip, you'll have to break the 5V line at some point so the supplies aren't connected together. You will of course connect all grounds together. Controlling 450+ pixels from a single A...
by ShreddinPB
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: LED strip power?
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: LED strip power?

I'm not clear if you are planning to, but you can't run that type of DC-DC converter in parallel - the voltages will not be identical and thus the one regulating at the higher voltage will take all the load. However, the arduino, as you say, will still need a common ground for the data signal. You ...
by ShreddinPB
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: LED strip power?
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: LED strip power?

I don't see why your power supply idea wouldn't work but be careful how you connect the arduino, I doubt you can easily sync the two power supplies. I am curious about your numbers though. At full brightness each LED pulls 50MA, a 30 LED strip pulls 1.5A. If you are using an Arduino you obviously a...
by ShreddinPB
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: LED strip power?
Replies: 9
Views: 860

LED strip power?

Hey guys, so I am helping a friend with some LED strips, we are using the addressable 5V ws2812B strips. We are going to be running enough that we will need about 28 amps total, 7 strips of about 4amps per. They have 12V that they have, so I need to step down to 5V. I found this guy, can I just use ...

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