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Rob
Tue, Jul 13, 2021 9:56 PM

Your Teclast Tbook 11 looks like it runs from 5V - 2.5A, according to Amazon. That would make a great monitor for the fuel injection!

The charger in your link was the one I saw earlier - I do like the little voltage display! I may replace my rear one with one of these. My volt meters are all up front...

Rob
76 Royale Twin Beds, Dry Bath
Victoria, BC

On Jul 13, 2021, at 2:26 PM, twlldeen@gmail.com twlldeen@gmail.com wrote:

Well my windows 10 machine runs on a USB connection and it's also a dual boot android unit so I don't need anything more than 12v. It's a techlast
Tbook 11 from 2017, picked it up at the fleamarket for $40. Works well.
The USB socket I was looking at was this one:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07VT81PDX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_i_KYC4MGW0WVTASTXR54R2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Is it any good?

Larry - Victoria BC -

1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system,
6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses

Your Teclast Tbook 11 looks like it runs from 5V - 2.5A, according to Amazon. That would make a great monitor for the fuel injection! The charger in your link was the one I saw earlier - I do like the little voltage display! I may replace my rear one with one of these. My volt meters are all up front... Rob 76 Royale Twin Beds, Dry Bath Victoria, BC > On Jul 13, 2021, at 2:26 PM, <twlldeen@gmail.com> <twlldeen@gmail.com> wrote: > > Well my windows 10 machine runs on a USB connection and it's also a dual boot android unit so I don't need anything more than 12v. It's a techlast > Tbook 11 from 2017, picked it up at the fleamarket for $40. Works well. > The USB socket I was looking at was this one: > > https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07VT81PDX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_i_KYC4MGW0WVTASTXR54R2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 > > Is it any good? > -- > Larry - Victoria BC - > > 1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system, > 6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses
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Burl Vibert
Wed, Jul 14, 2021 1:03 PM

boybach wrote on Tue, 13 July 2021 16:26

Well my windows 10 machine runs on a USB connection and it's also a dual boot android unit so I don't need anything more than 12v. It's a techlast
Tbook 11 from 2017, picked it up at the fleamarket for $40. Works well.
The USB socket I was looking at was this one:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07VT81PDX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_i_KYC4MGW0WVTASTXR54R2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Is it any good?

While I haven't really used it yet, that's basically what I installed in mine when I was doing the furnace work.  You can see it in there above the
receptacle.

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Burl Vibert
Kingston, Ontario
1976 GMC 26 foot, Sheridan reno, don't know original model but we call her Roxie

boybach wrote on Tue, 13 July 2021 16:26 > Well my windows 10 machine runs on a USB connection and it's also a dual boot android unit so I don't need anything more than 12v. It's a techlast > Tbook 11 from 2017, picked it up at the fleamarket for $40. Works well. > The USB socket I was looking at was this one: > > https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07VT81PDX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_i_KYC4MGW0WVTASTXR54R2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 > > Is it any good? While I haven't really used it yet, that's basically what I installed in mine when I was doing the furnace work. You can see it in there above the receptacle. -- Burl Vibert Kingston, Ontario 1976 GMC 26 foot, Sheridan reno, don't know original model but we call her Roxie
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twlldeen@gmail.com
Wed, Jul 14, 2021 4:23 PM

Looks good!

I ordered a couple of them, should be here Friday. Haven't decided WHERE to install them as yet ...

Where did you tap into the 12v line?

Larry

Larry - Victoria BC -

1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system,
6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses

Looks good! I ordered a couple of them, should be here Friday. Haven't decided WHERE to install them as yet ... Where did you tap into the 12v line? Larry -- Larry - Victoria BC - 1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system, 6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses
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Rob
Wed, Jul 14, 2021 5:42 PM

Mine's a Royale - so different than yours. But I had existing 12V cigarette lighter sockets in both of my desired locations.

Rob
76 Royale Twin Beds, Dry Bath
Victoria, BC

On Jul 14, 2021, at 9:23 AM, twlldeen@gmail.com twlldeen@gmail.com wrote:

Looks good!

I ordered a couple of them, should be here Friday. Haven't decided WHERE to install them as yet ...

Where did you tap into the 12v line?

Larry

Larry - Victoria BC -

1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system,
6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses

Mine's a Royale - so different than yours. But I had existing 12V cigarette lighter sockets in both of my desired locations. Rob 76 Royale Twin Beds, Dry Bath Victoria, BC > On Jul 14, 2021, at 9:23 AM, <twlldeen@gmail.com> <twlldeen@gmail.com> wrote: > > Looks good! > > I ordered a couple of them, should be here Friday. Haven't decided WHERE to install them as yet ... > > Where did you tap into the 12v line? > > Larry > -- > Larry - Victoria BC - > > 1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system, > 6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses
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Burl Vibert
Wed, Jul 14, 2021 10:28 PM

boybach wrote on Wed, 14 July 2021 11:23

Looks good!

I ordered a couple of them, should be here Friday. Haven't decided WHERE to install them as yet ...

Where did you tap into the 12v line?

Larry

I tapped into the furnace circuit, it's not much power and the wiring was right there being rerouted and reconnected.

Burl Vibert
Kingston, Ontario
1976 GMC 26 foot, Sheridan reno, don't know original model but we call her Roxie

boybach wrote on Wed, 14 July 2021 11:23 > Looks good! > > I ordered a couple of them, should be here Friday. Haven't decided WHERE to install them as yet ... > > Where did you tap into the 12v line? > > Larry I tapped into the furnace circuit, it's not much power and the wiring was right there being rerouted and reconnected. -- Burl Vibert Kingston, Ontario 1976 GMC 26 foot, Sheridan reno, don't know original model but we call her Roxie
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Chris S.
Thu, Jul 15, 2021 12:51 PM

I did pretty much the same thing, but we ended up tapping in directly to the 12V feed back at the fuse panel in the electrical cabinet, and ran all
new 10/2 marine grade wire to each 12V cigarette outlet that we installed.  One at the front dash, one at the kitchen counter, and one in the very
back near the rear 110 outlet.  A ton of work, but the GMC was designed well to allow access to feed the wire behind the cabinets, etc.  I wanted to
also install one at the dinette but it would have been quite difficult to get the wire run over to that one so we figured we could just plug in an 12V
extension cord over from the dash one if needed.  I also picked up 12V adapters for our laptop, and other devices so that we don't have to rely on 110
as much (very handy when dry camping, or heading down the road!).

For what it's worth.

Chris

Chris S. -
77 Kingsley, 3.70 FD, mostly OEM -
S.E. Michigan

I did pretty much the same thing, but we ended up tapping in directly to the 12V feed back at the fuse panel in the electrical cabinet, and ran all new 10/2 marine grade wire to each 12V cigarette outlet that we installed. One at the front dash, one at the kitchen counter, and one in the very back near the rear 110 outlet. A ton of work, but the GMC was designed well to allow access to feed the wire behind the cabinets, etc. I wanted to also install one at the dinette but it would have been quite difficult to get the wire run over to that one so we figured we could just plug in an 12V extension cord over from the dash one if needed. I also picked up 12V adapters for our laptop, and other devices so that we don't have to rely on 110 as much (very handy when dry camping, or heading down the road!). For what it's worth. Chris -- Chris S. - 77 Kingsley, 3.70 FD, mostly OEM - S.E. Michigan
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Matt Colie
Thu, Jul 15, 2021 1:48 PM

jimk wrote on Tue, 13 July 2021 12:14

I find it best to use the Living area battery as it has the Deep Cycle battery and less effected by drain.

Jim Kanomata ASE

To encourage paying attention to what JimK wrote.
When doing any mod to you coach, always think about what will happen if this goes bad.....

Story if you care...
An enraged client called me long distance one time because they had to be towed to a dock because they could not start the engine.  The battery was
dead and he had paid me to re-wire this boat so that could not happen.  So, as I did not have a fast boat available, I drove half way around the lake
to get to where he was.  When doing the initial diagnosis, I found a connection I had not made.  When someone installed a new entertainment radio, he
had tapped into the main engine electrics for power.

They had been a week cruising and enjoying the comforts of their "Performance Cruiser" (this is a retired racing boat that now has comfort features)
and they had been four days sailing off the anchor and never running the engine with the new high powered stereo going the whole time.  When he tried
to fire up, the music quit. (That was my big hint.) The glow plugs for the little diesel finished the battery off.  I am still not sure if he was
angrier about loosing his tunes or the lack of an engine.

I moved the connections to the new big house bank and promised to mail him the bill.

So. Leave the chassis power (in RVish) alone.  If you need power for something, get it from the house bank.  As long as you can start the engine, you
can power up that house bank, but unless you have a combiner or manual version there of, if you loose the engine battery, you are stuck.

Matt

Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, GMCES
Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum Brakes with Applied Control Arms
SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit

jimk wrote on Tue, 13 July 2021 12:14 > I find it best to use the Living area battery as it has the Deep Cycle battery and less effected by drain. > -- > Jim Kanomata ASE To encourage paying attention to what JimK wrote. When doing any mod to you coach, always think about what will happen if this goes bad..... Story if you care... An enraged client called me long distance one time because they had to be towed to a dock because they could not start the engine. The battery was dead and he had paid me to re-wire this boat so that could not happen. So, as I did not have a fast boat available, I drove half way around the lake to get to where he was. When doing the initial diagnosis, I found a connection I had not made. When someone installed a new entertainment radio, he had tapped into the main engine electrics for power. They had been a week cruising and enjoying the comforts of their "Performance Cruiser" (this is a retired racing boat that now has comfort features) and they had been four days sailing off the anchor and never running the engine with the new high powered stereo going the whole time. When he tried to fire up, the music quit. (That was my big hint.) The glow plugs for the little diesel finished the battery off. I am still not sure if he was angrier about loosing his tunes or the lack of an engine. I moved the connections to the new big house bank and promised to mail him the bill. So. Leave the chassis power (in RVish) alone. If you need power for something, get it from the house bank. As long as you can start the engine, you can power up that house bank, but unless you have a combiner or manual version there of, if you loose the engine battery, you are stuck. Matt -- Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, GMCES Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum Brakes with Applied Control Arms SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit
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Richard
Thu, Jul 15, 2021 3:30 PM

Matt Colie wrote on Thu, 15 July 2021 06:48

So, as I did not have a fast boat available, I drove half way around the lake to get to where he was.
Matt

I hope you charged him for your travel time and gas.  🙂

Richard

'77 Birchaven TZE...777;
'76 Palm Beach with 18,477 verified miles;
‘76 Edgemonte

Matt Colie wrote on Thu, 15 July 2021 06:48 > So, as I did not have a fast boat available, I drove half way around the lake to get to where he was. > Matt I hope you charged him for your travel time and gas. 🙂 Richard -- '77 Birchaven TZE...777; '76 Palm Beach with 18,477 verified miles; ‘76 Edgemonte
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twlldeen@gmail.com
Thu, Jul 15, 2021 4:35 PM

Ideally, I'd like to install one device in the dinette area, option 1 is to mount the unit in the bottom of the cabinet and drop the charge cords
vertically, tapping into the interior lighting harness or running back to the switch pack at the door. Easiest for sure, but a bit amateurish IMO.

Option 2, which I fancy a bit more, is to install in the dinette wall. Not exactly sure how to get the power there without taking the wall out (and
I'm not going to do that again).
I may be able to route the wiring beside and under the window and just remove the table support so I can see/get to the wires and then mount the unit
on a plate just above the table support.
I'll have a look today, units arrive tomorrow.

Larry - Victoria BC -

1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system,
6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses

Ideally, I'd like to install one device in the dinette area, option 1 is to mount the unit in the bottom of the cabinet and drop the charge cords vertically, tapping into the interior lighting harness or running back to the switch pack at the door. Easiest for sure, but a bit amateurish IMO. Option 2, which I fancy a bit more, is to install in the dinette wall. Not exactly sure how to get the power there without taking the wall out (and I'm not going to do that again). I may be able to route the wiring beside and under the window and just remove the table support so I can see/get to the wires and then mount the unit on a plate just above the table support. I'll have a look today, units arrive tomorrow. -- Larry - Victoria BC - 1977 Palm Beach 40,000 miles, PO said everything working but forgot the word NOT. New Atwood fridge, water heater & furnace. New SS exhaust system, 6000w Onan, Iota Converter, R134A A/C, New fuel lines & heat exchange hoses
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Matt Colie
Thu, Jul 15, 2021 6:22 PM

Richard RV wrote on Thu, 15 July 2021 11:30

Matt Colie wrote on Thu, 15 July 2021 06:48

So, as I did not have a fast boat available, I drove half way around the lake to get to where he was.
Matt

I hope you charged him for your travel time and gas.  🙂
Richard

Richard,

I did and he paid it promptly.
He was also a good reference for other work.

Matt

Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, GMCES
Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum Brakes with Applied Control Arms
SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit

Richard RV wrote on Thu, 15 July 2021 11:30 > Matt Colie wrote on Thu, 15 July 2021 06:48 > > So, as I did not have a fast boat available, I drove half way around the lake to get to where he was. > > Matt > > I hope you charged him for your travel time and gas. 🙂 > Richard Richard, I did and he paid it promptly. He was also a good reference for other work. Matt -- Matt & Mary Colie - Chaumière -'73 Glacier 23 - Members GMCMI, GMCGL, GMCES Electronically Controlled Quiet Engine Cooling Fan with OE Rear Drum Brakes with Applied Control Arms SE Michigan - Near DTW - Twixt A2 and Detroit