Recent content by DieselAddict

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    Alternative to D51R Optima on MEP-802A

    I picked up a pair of Group 51 batteries at Costco for about $80 each.
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    MEP 831 FAQ for owners or potential buyers

    Crap, yea you're right. They are smaller. If you can't find one let me know. I have a parts unit that I've not torn apart yet.
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    Alternative to D51R Optima on MEP-802A

    I bought 2 regular batteries for less than the cost of one Optima. Keep a battery tender on them and they will last for a long time.
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    MEP 831 FAQ for owners or potential buyers

    Would this not work? You'd have spares. https://www.oshkoshequipment.com/products/detail/115/5316/Main-Load-Connection-Terminal-Board-Assembly
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    Providing Magna Sine Inverter with MEP power

    Yep. That exact one.
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    Providing Magna Sine Inverter with MEP power

    I'm considering those for my final setup when my house on the lake property is built. Going with 50kw/hr of storage and a 14kw solar array.
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    Providing Magna Sine Inverter with MEP power

    +1 on going 48v. Everything works better with higher battery bank voltages. The batteries I'm using are from 3 Chevy Volt cars. Chemistry is NMC (Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt). They have been modified to give 48v nominal pack. Its a 14s setup and I charge to about 4v per cell which is about 56v. The...
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    Providing Magna Sine Inverter with MEP power

    I have Schneider equipment. My system is very similar to what you are proposing. It works great for running overnight. I can report that the MEP831, MEP802, and MEP803 are all inverter friendly. You shouldn't have any issues with power quality from your generator. The one caveat is the MEP831...
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    What have you done WITH your FMTV ( trips, Rescues etc) NOT: fixes, updates etc

    For here thats snow. We don't get snow often so when it does happen its a big deal. The biggest problem we have here unlike places further north we don't get just snow. We get snow AND ice. The ice is where the problem really is. Driving on snow isn't so bad. Driving on ice without studded tires...
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    What have you done WITH your FMTV ( trips, Rescues etc) NOT: fixes, updates etc

    I just took mine out for a little joy ride in the snow. No drama other than I think I have a little ice in an air line of the CTIS system. It was NOT happy! Spooling up the turbo on the brake would give you a good bit of wheel spin. :D Other than the CTIS flashing like a cheap christmas tree...
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    What is this for?

    That is a power output plug.
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    Mep 802 A fuel gauge

    If the gauge is jumping around it could be a dirty sending unit. You can pull it out of the tank and clean it with carb cleaner. I've recently had to do that to one.
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    Looking for a gear wrench to use on LMTV lug nuts.

    Yea, I'm looking for a torque multiplier wrench.
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    Looking for a gear wrench to use on LMTV lug nuts.

    Anyone have a spare gear wrench they are interested in partying with? I’ve seen them in the classified section before but at that time I didn’t have a LMTV. :)
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    MEP-016B no start help please

    Nice. That should get you going.
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