2kw. No idea how to tune it tho
Good on the 2kw. You're just adjusting the Hz of the pump and the fan speed. It's simple, but if you don't do it you'll end up like me with a clogged up heater after one night.
At 1:54 he shows the tuning specs for different altitudes. Go there first and write down the #s before following the steps on the controller.
Oh okay. Honestly I thought the hz setting was just another way of controlling the power. When I hit plus or minus on my key fob what am I controlling?
I watched quite a few videos but had no idea that was a thing. Thanks for pointing that out. That's the type of thing that can be so frustrating when you go to finally use something and it worked fine at homeIt is, but the fan speed and HZ max/min have to be synced up for different altitudes. Otherwise it will dumb too much fuel and not enough air or vise versa.
I watched quite a few videos but had no idea that was a thing. Thanks for pointing that out. That's the type of thing that can be so frustrating when you go to finally use something and it worked fine at home
I can't remember if switching from ° to Hz on the display let's you maintain a speed or just sets a min. I know that if you're in ° and you try and put the controller outside, it will just run on the highest setting the whole time as it will be trying to compensate for the low temps the thermostat is seeing.
Yup. We would run fine at home but could never get a full night without it shitting the bed in the middle of the night. I was about to give up then found the tuning stuff on the FB page. Once I did that, it's been flawless. I've even had to strip down because I was sweating when it was 20° outside lol.
500 amp hours. 12v x 1amp is 12 amps an hour. Sleep for let's say 8 hours would be 96 amps. 2 nights would be 192 amps.
Should be plenty even with high start up.
Okay thanks. I'm just worried it wont handle the startup and then It will be impossible to get it going. I also bought a 1.3 gallon yellow Wavian jerry can. I think that will be enough (I can always switch to 2 gal) but I dont want to worry about that plastic fuel take leaking all over so Ill just transfer the fuel at camp.
I'm still confused lol. Let me look for the exact specs.
the goal zero claims:
- Pack capacity: 505Wh (10.8V, 46.8Ah)
And then for the 12v port:
- 12V car port (Output): 12V, up to 10A (120W max), Regulated
I'm assuming an 11 amp draw on startup would be too much for it. But I get overwhelmed quickly when going between watts/amps/volts/inputs/outputs etc. I just know they are usually pretty optimistic with their ratings.
So If Im reading it right, the amp hours should be fine but it's just a matter of how it handles the start up. I think I'll call them tomorrow and see what they advise.
If it starts up now, it's fine. The 10 amps is based on the fusing inside and wiring. Since it's only start up, if it's not popping fuses, you'll be okay.
Depends on condition of the frame and maintenance records, but 250k isn't too much for a daily beater. But not for $7500, more like $5k or so.
Same condition? V8 or V6? Lack of rust the same? Maintenance records on both? Mileage is one of the last things I weigh when looking at these things. I've seen 100k mile trucks I wouldn't touch and 300k mile trucks that I'd get in a bidding war over.
the thing to worry aboot is it not having enough juice to run thru proper shutdown and melt the heaterI was running it today off my truck battery. It worked fine with the truck off. I don't have a power station yet but I think I'll just go ahead and try the 500x run it here at home and test it out. I really don't want to jump to the 1000x as I really don't even go through a 1000mAh battery pack camping (as far as phone charging/bluetooth speaker/etc.) Only needs at the moment are the fridge, which is fine on truck battery, and now the heater. Think I'm on the right track?
why no filter?I think I’m just gonna leave the display inside. In camp I can just use one clasp and leave it on top of the case. It’s already not waterproof and I don’t want to run the thermostat/display into the tent. Once it’s running I’m just gonna use the key fob to dial it up or down. I think at least.