Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Jaspernuts

How long do your batteries last?

7 posts in this topic

I have a converted camper for a fish house and run an invertor off deep cycles. I run a 19 inch tv and 2 lights. I only get about 2- 2.5 hrs off a battery. What are u guys getting with similiar setups? Think my batteries are getting weak?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Switch to a LCD tv and you will get a lot more time. I have a 9 inch lcd and get about 10-11 hours with that a sat receiver and a light on with a series 29 battery. Check the power rating of the TV and compare to other models. My guess is that 19 inch uses a boatload of power.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I forget but it is one of the smaller ones sold at wallmart(B&D). It is not the little ones that use a cig liter though. I think it is a 250 watt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jaspernuts, You might also want to check out the inverters at Menards, brand name is "Peak". I run a 700 watt inverter and I'm very happy with it. Regarding the LCD TV, Stay away from the TruTech at Target and the DuraBrand and ILO at Wallyworld(built by the same company). Bought a set for my girls room and with less than 5 months on it, it's shot!! Target won't help and the ALCO company won't even respond! Buy at your OWN RISK, And BEWARE!! I have the receipt and Target won't touch it! Goes to show you the 'faith' they have in the products they carry!! Spend a little more and get some Quality! From now on, I will!! Phred52

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the tip, I think I will upgrade to a flatscreen this year. I was going to go for the cheapo, but now I think I will spend a little more!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Whole weekend cheats yes I agree even with ideal weight but one cheat meal a week I feel is ok If you are maintaining your calorie deficit for everything else. I feel like this is actually a good thing because when you are in a calorie deficit your bodies metabolism actually will slow down as your leptin levels drop to conserve energy. Having one cheat meal will temporarily raise your levels.  Now your cheat meal should be sensible still something with carbs and protein think burger or philly cheese steak sandwich pizza with sausage two or 3 slices not the whole pizza.   Fasted cardio before your cheat meal is also recommended         Anyway like others have said before being in a calorie deficit is the way to lose weight You need to find your calorie maintenance level then ideally cut 500 calories a day below that this will get you around 1lb of fat a week loss. Weigh yourself ONCE a week in the morning and track your progress give it 3 weeks before you evaluate and see if the calorie deficit you are at is right if you gained or stayed the same weight take more calorie off your daily intake. Being in a 500 calorie deficit is the most important part exercise comes second when adding exercise this is going to add to the daily calorie you burn so if without exercise you calorie deficit to lose weight was at 2500 calories with exercise it might be 2700 calories a day.   When cutting or anytime really clean foods are #1 in my book if it doesn't spoil in a week I don't eat it Think chicken, broccoli, green beans, peppers, sweet potatoes, green beans, turkey blah blah   You should also count your Macronutrients which are carbs protein and fat Ideally when cutting  10-30% carbs, 40-50% protein, 30-40% fat  
    • Have you had a chance to use your new Garmin Ref? Any feedback to share... 
    • Now that Dems are out of the majority I am seeing big sales on black guns. I would think you could get a better modern rifle than the bushmaster for a very reasonable price right now. 
    • "Because he lives in a high tension area" ... "high capacity"....    This one sounds like trouble just waiting to happen.
    • check for crack in the boot between the motor and the carb. get it started squirt some carb cleaner on the boot if the rpm goes up there is a leak.   
    • just spotted one. yay ! LOL 
    • Leech is absolutely on the right track.  Likely an easy remedy here.
    • Oh yes, he has been around guns since young. I suspect it is a combination of his thinking they are "cool" weapons and the fact that he lives and often has to work in a "high tension" area. I believe he is more interested in high cap than high quality and he can likely spend something reasonable. Since these things are not my bag I am unaware of pricing, features etc. just told him I could ask around for him. Have never had one in my hands! He may have been fired up because he saw some special at F.Farm on them. Thanks.
    • No battery in a 185 3 wheeler. Will have to pull it by hand.
    •   Does he own other guns?   What does he want it for? Self defense Hunting Just to own an AR because they are cool   How much money does he have to spend on one?  
  • Our Sponsors