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Old 09-09-2013, 01:37 PM   #411
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

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What does this have to do with placing batteries on the ground to watch them discharge, oh sorry we hijacked your thread.
Exactly why I bowed out of that particular soon-to-be-argument, but some insist on making it a federal case...

What I can vouch for is the fact that when I worked at AutoZone, we had a special on DuraLast top-post batteries of a certain size group. They were stacked on the concrete floor as a display. EVERY SINGLE ONE of the batteries on the bottom row (that sat on the CONCRETE) had problems. None of the others did. Can anyone EXPLAIN that? Call it what you want. Agree to disagree. Back to the OP's build... What's new?
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:02 PM   #412
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

Likewise here...a buddy owned a half dozen motorcycle shops and learned the same "phenomena" the hard way. For whatever reason, batteries discharge when they sit on concrete floors. Seems counter-intuitive since the cases should act as insulation but it happens all the same. Any rocket scientists out there know why?
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:17 PM   #413
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

For what it's worth, I found this on snopes: http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/battery.asp
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:09 AM   #414
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the battery debate is becoming a draining experience, i leave here with a complete lack of energy
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:49 AM   #415
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

For what it's worth, Snopes has never shown credentials of any sort, shown that any real research is done, who (if anyone) actually checks the facts, nor do they provide proof of why the subject matter is "proven" or "debunked". C'mon, folks, even Mythbusters at least runs a real test and shows scientific evidence to back up their findings. Anyway, I don't think the OP is getting a charge out of this, nor do I think it turns them on... "Type faster, I hear off-subject arguments..."
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Re: 87 Wayne Lifeguard international S1700 CXXVI

I created a topic on the subject of batteries and concrete floors. I think any further posts about the subject should be entered there so this poor man can have his conversion thread back.

MYTH or FACT: Storing batteries on concrete floors
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:27 PM   #417
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Antenna mostly installed, i still need to mount the amplifier, and run the wiring.









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nice,what model is it?
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nice,what model is it?
RV MARINE GLOMEX TV ANTENNA GXV9125EC, 10``+ GXV9124 MOUNT+ GAIN CONTROL

1. Antenna 2. Amplifier 12/24 gain control 3. 66` (20 mt) coax cable 4. 5` (1.5 mt) coax cable TV set cord 5. Wall and flush amplifier mounts 6. F type gold plated connectors 7. MOUNT 9124


Product Details
Antenna Type: TV
Antenna Size: 10"
Included Amplifier: GX50023/98EC
Angle of Reception: 360 deg
Frequency Range: 40-890 Mhz
Noise Factor: 2.2 dB
Impedance: 75 ohms
Gain Average: 26 dB
Power Consumption: 20 mA
Power Supply: 12VDC
Base Diameter: 1" (25mm)
Antenna Height: 5" (120mm)
Warranty: Lifetime
Weight: 1.250 lbs.

they say it is RV/Marine, but neither the box, instructions, nor anyone on line mentions using it on an RV. Lots of people using them on their boats.
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the battery debate is becoming a draining experience, i leave here with a complete lack of energy
Hahaha!!!!
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