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RV Daily Tips. Monday, April 5, 2021

Issue 1571 Welcome to another edition of RV Travel’s Daily Tips newsletter. Here you’ll find helpful RV-related and living tips from the pros, travel advice,...
RV Electricity

RVelectricity – Just Ask Mike: Can I build a “SoftStartRV”-type controller for cheap?

By Mike Sokol Welcome to my J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session, a weekly column where I answer your basic electrical questions. If you're a...
RV Electricity

RVelectricity – Ask the Expert webcast on SoftStartRV, and future webcasts

By Mike Sokol Dear Readers, I've tried this type of webcast two times already, and they've been a huge success with the manufacturers and you (the...
RV Electricity

RVelectricity: Readers’ top 5 questions on running air conditioner from batteries

By Mike Sokol Dear Readers, Today I’m going to reach into my mailbag to answer the top 5 questions I’ve received in the last month about...
RV Electricity

RVelectricity – Hughes Autoformer testing – Part 3

By Mike Sokol Disclaimer: Hughes has not offered to pay me for this test, and I neither asked for nor received any compensation. But Hughes...

How many air conditioners does your RV have?

Remember the days when RVs only had one air conditioner (and that was only if you were lucky and it was working!)? Nowadays, some...
RV Electricity

RVelectricity – Updates on Hughes Autoformer, Dometic 12-volt fridge, SoftStartRV on a solar panel

By Mike Sokol Dear Readers, I've been working on several unrelated testing projects over the last few weeks, but don't have enough new data on any...
RV Electricity

RVelectricity – Hughes Autoformer testing – Part 2

By Mike Sokol Dear Readers, If you subscribe to my monthly RVelectricity Newsletter you've already read the first part of my Hughes Autoformer test. If you...

SoftStartRV – Run an air conditioner with a small generator

By Dave Helgeson Earlier this year I installed a SoftStartRV™ on my RV's roof air conditioner. You can read about the installation and my first impressions...
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RVelectricity: Hughes Autoformer testing – Part 1

By Mike Sokol My Hughes Autoformer testing has begun. Here are details on how much additional current an air conditioner draws as the voltage goes...
RV Electricity

RVelectricity: The rise of HRDL (rhymes with turtle)

By Mike Sokol HRDL (the turtle), and how I can log 192,000 data points a second with 24-bit resolution Okay, I'm going to show you the...
RV Electricity

RVelectricity: SoftStartRV update – Yes, it really works, and here’s proof…

By Mike Sokol Dear Readers, Since I published my initial peak starting current data last month comparing SoftStartRV technology to stock starting capacitors, I've had hundreds...