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Old 09-06-2016, 11:14 PM   #171
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I did receive a call back from my contact at Powerstream this afternoon and have written about it on the DC-DC Chargers thread since it's more relevant there.
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:02 AM   #172
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Wow.... reading this thread I realize how much I didn't know about electrical systems in these conversions. I know more than a novice but at the same time I'm definitely not a pro.... I guess you could say I know just enough to be dangerous.

Having said that, I did see some elements that I'm gonna have to do a little differently than I had thought. I had no idea about bonding the AC ground to the bus chassis. I'm still not completely sure I understand that, gonna have to go back and reread the last few pages of the thread until I do get it (and the diagram did help, but my setup isn't gonna match it exactly, at least not right away. The generator I have picked out has a 50A receptacle on it so the thought was I would just plug the shore power cable into the generator when I want to run off that so will have to figure out the bonding scheme for both ways by doing it this way... or maybe I should rig a transfer switch between shore power and genset and have a dedicated hard-wire connection at the switch to a 50A plug at the genset... not sure which way I'll go.

One thing I will do though is add a couple of these at my mains panel, one on each side of the 50A service... may not be identical to this one but something with the same function.



May also add amp-only readouts to each branch circuit as well to be able to keep tabs on things.

I also figure I'll put the mains about midway up to minimize length of wire runs.
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Old 09-30-2016, 10:12 AM   #173
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One thing I will do though is add a couple of these at my mains panel, one on each side of the 50A service... may not be identical to this one but something with the same function.



May also add amp-only readouts to each branch circuit as well to be able to keep tabs on things.
What is this Watt - Amp - Volt meter called by the manufacturers?
Got a brand name? I'd like to look up specs on it.

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Old 09-30-2016, 11:01 AM   #174
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What is this Watt - Amp - Volt meter called by the manufacturers?
Got a brand name? I'd like to look up specs on it.

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Old 09-30-2016, 11:13 AM   #175
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:35 PM   #176
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I see you reference Dave Galey. I have been trying to find an affordable version of his bus conversion bible but every one I can find has been about $200 or more. Would anyone be willing to sell theirs? or rent me theirs for a while?
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:24 PM   #177
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I have a book I like to use called managing 12v how to upgrade,operate,and troubleshoot 12v systems by Harold barre. He covers RV's,solar,wind, formulas to design a system including battery cap.,inverters,converters with basic diagrams for all.
But the no shock zone by mike Sokol is a must read. I haven't heard of Dave graley but it's probably me.
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I have a book I like to use called managing 12v how to upgrade,operate,and troubleshoot 12v systems by Harold barre. He covers RV's,solar,wind, formulas to design a system including battery cap.,inverters,converters with basic diagrams for all.
But the no shock zone by mike Sokol is a must read. I haven't heard of Dave graley but it's probably me.
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Old 12-06-2016, 02:09 PM   #180
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I see you reference Dave Galey. I have been trying to find an affordable version of his bus conversion bible but every one I can find has been about $200 or more. Would anyone be willing to sell theirs? or rent me theirs for a while?
20/20 hindsight......

I gave away all of my Galey books. I had no idea that I would want to use them again or that they would develop that kind of value.

Dave was a solid guy and an awesome resource to the bus conversion community.
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