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by herpderpleton
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048776

Re: cooling your tent or van

You can charge a 12 V battery using a car dynamo. Just make sure both have the same Voltage, the external battery is only connected to the charging cables and the car is started prior to connecting the external battery. Only charge for brief periods (less then 10 minutes) as your external battery m...
by herpderpleton
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048776

Re: cooling your tent or van

Last minute question (doing my build then heading to the burn!): I haven’t quite done the calcs for how long this should power my classic figjam swamp cooler config, but this is the battery I’ll be using. ExpertPower 12V 7 Amp EXP1270 Rechargeable Lead Acid Battery https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003S1RQ...
by herpderpleton
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048776

Re: cooling your tent or van

spacetime wrote:That is the size I use and have a backup for. Try it, should be plenty of drips
Nice. Thank you kindly, spacetime!
by herpderpleton
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048776

Re: cooling your tent or van

Following up previous question and thanks again for your input. I'm trying to do a basic figjam build. This just arrived from amazon. Is this pump too small or not powerful enough?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010L ... UTF8&psc=1
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by herpderpleton
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048776

Re: cooling your tent or van

bjorken: Well that much restriction is not going to work. Dump the 12" fan and g0 back to the 200CFM 12VDC fan specd. Like Canoe said you had other problems as too many have no issue with the cooler as is. herpderpleton: Your link is broken.... The tubing/tee is the same size as the pump barbs, usu...
by herpderpleton
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048776

Re: cooling your tent or van

I've scoured the interwebs and this thread quite a bit but I'm running out of time and need a shortcut to a quick answer; what size inner diameter tubing and outer diameter tubing should i be looking for for my basic figjam design (and also subsequent Tee)? I believe i'll be using this pump, unless ...

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