Posted by Vaughn on January 17, 2006, 11:23 am
Like I said, they serve as the cranking battery for my generator, which is
an Onan, which takes lost of starting current so gell-cells would hardly do.
They are (now rather elderly) AGM's. Don't remember the make.
I don't understand why they are not more popular.
Posted by Mr Wizzard on January 19, 2006, 6:25 am
Yeah, I was trying to figger that out myself...
My theory is that its the "base" - not an RV
type guy, but most RV's don't have regular
Edison (standard bulb) base sockets, do they ?
For me if was great - took a few of them clamp
on aluminum cone lights you see at HomeDepot
or the hardware store, hacked off the plugs, and
put on cigarette lighter plugs. Use em in/on/with
the truck and boat. They are just great! - love em.
Posted by Mr Wizzard on January 16, 2006, 2:18 am
$2 for a 13W 12-volt CF that draws .86 Amps @12v is bad ?
hummm. Better go back and rethink this I guess.
No idea what this is. I'm a DIY guy, hot glue gun, hobby battery's,
12-v CF's, old lamp sockets, miniture decoverative lamp shade...
Posted by SolarFlaire on January 15, 2006, 11:31 pm
Have you, or can you, actually measure the imput
current and voltage for one, or more, for a sample? I,
for one, would be interested in the actual power
consumption of the inverter.
"The 1156 incandescent draws about 2.1 amps at 12.8V
'W, and provides about
400 lumens for an efficiency of 15 lumens per watt.
An F8T5/CW Fluorescent draws about 0.8 amps at 12.8V
.2W, and provides
about 400 lumens for an efficiency of 39 lumens per
watt. That's over twice
the efficiency of incandescents"
This indicates a regular incandescent is about the same
efficiency as the 1156 at 400 lumens per watt. There
must be a typo, wordo, or matho there.
More data needed if anybody has it please.
dc side of one of
watt. (rated at 9
Posted by JoeSP on January 16, 2006, 1:20 am
It's not 400 lumens per watt. Both produce 400 Lumens (brightness)
Incandescent = 15 Lumens per watt. (less efficient)
Fluorescent = 39 lumens per watt. (more efficient)