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    Note for folks seeking the elusive ability to split your phone's USB-C wire into separate power and data cables

    I'm afraid my setup is very basic and inelegant. I hide half the mess behind my ProClip and let the other half be. The Pro Clip is probably my #1 upgrade. The phone is right next to my wheel, as close to the eye as possible without being an actual projectile aimed at my eyes. Minimizes my...
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    New Group 31 battery not sustaining voltage to aux battery as well as old Group 27 battery

    Great diagram, @daneo . Thank you! I have the car integration kit too. In fact, it's the cable from that kit (with connectors replaced) that I'm using for the run from the starter battery to the Victron. I had a few issues with the kit over many months of usage. First, the connection between...
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    New Group 31 battery not sustaining voltage to aux battery as well as old Group 27 battery

    So, another bit of clarity on this situation. After taking more measurements, I think I figured out a little more precisely what's happening. The Victron puts out my choice of any voltage in the 20V to 30V range. Meanwhile, the Anderson-like input on the Goal Zero Yeti is rated for 14V-50V...
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    New Group 31 battery not sustaining voltage to aux battery as well as old Group 27 battery

    Well, after further testing with a multimeter, as @TeCKis300 suggested, I believe the issue is the Goal Zero power station that I'm charging. The voltage measured at the aux end of the wires from the starter battery is almost identical to the voltage at the starter battery terminals. This...
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    New Group 31 battery not sustaining voltage to aux battery as well as old Group 27 battery

    I should report another factor that may or may not be related. This just came to my awareness yesterday. Yesterday, when using a hair dryer in my Goal Zero 1500x power station (the aux battery being discussed above), the meter on the battery initially said 93% charged. I was drawing 1490watts...
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    New Group 31 battery not sustaining voltage to aux battery as well as old Group 27 battery

    @TeCKis300 No, that's not quite it. Sorry if my presentation of the data was confusing. When the vehicle is idling and the charger is off, the voltage at the battery post is 13.82V (per multimeter), and the voltage at the charger is 13.8V (per Victron app). So the loss of voltage is only...
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    New Group 31 battery not sustaining voltage to aux battery as well as old Group 27 battery

    I did some troubleshooting today, including your tests @TeCKis300. I redid all the input and output connections at the charger point. I also redid the connections on the switch in between the charger output cable and the Yeti. I also redid the installation of the battery billets and cable on...
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    Reasonably quiet All Terrain tire

    E-rated KO2s here. Awesome tire for almost everything. I drive long distances on the highway and in most conditions offroad, though I don't do much rock climbing. Biggest limitation of the KO2 for me has been deep mud. They clog and lose any bite very quickly. Also, trails covered in wet...
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    New Group 31 battery not sustaining voltage to aux battery as well as old Group 27 battery

    Thank you for the help here, @TeCKis300. I will conduct these tests soon. I'm also picking up a fresh set of terminal adapters today--the Deka brand, which are lead and identified as being for group 31. It might be worth noting my generic Amazon adapters are zinc.
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    New Group 31 battery not sustaining voltage to aux battery as well as old Group 27 battery

    Doesn't have to be 24V exactly, but the Yeti 1500x requires at least 14V when using the high-power charging port. Prior to the upgrade, the system was working great for me for many months. The Victron can be adjusted to output less--for example, 20V--without changing the watts going into the...
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    New Group 31 battery not sustaining voltage to aux battery as well as old Group 27 battery

    Gonna give this a try, for sure. As noted in another post, I make a couple mistakes in installing the tray, so I'll have to do this anyway.
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    New Group 31 battery not sustaining voltage to aux battery as well as old Group 27 battery

    Trying to figure out what's going on here and whether I have an issue. I recently upgraded my old OEM battery to a group 31 standard lead-acid. I also upgraded to the Slee extended battery terminals, whereas previously all my accessories were connected directly to the posts. The battery was...
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    Slee Battery Tray and Terminal--Install and Thoughts

    Thanks @Markuson and @bloc. Looks like I'll be taking a second pass at this for a more robust install.
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    Slee Battery Tray and Terminal--Install and Thoughts

    Turns out the screw is an M8 with a just a narrower tip. That narrower tip mates with a narrower terminus at the bottom of the hole. I replaced it with a standard M8 and a few fender washers, and everything seems right now. (The only reason for the upper fender washer is that the screw was a...
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    Slee Battery Tray and Terminal--Install and Thoughts

    Just installed the Slee battery tray. I installed the full kit, including the bottom tray and top cover. I also installed the billets and positive billet cover. Overall, I was really impressed by the quality of the products. Even the packaging was outstanding. A couple minor questions do...
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    Less overall weight, or more weight to enable better weight distribution?

    Thanks, guys. Sounds like the jury is unanimous on this one. @TeCKis300 I did see that thread. Also, in my usage to date--mainly on the East Coast and in some parts of the midwest--I've been going up and down a lot of steep and muddy hills. I've also been enjoying higher-speed off-roading...
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    Less overall weight, or more weight to enable better weight distribution?

    Another skid plate question, though this could be generalized to other mods and vehicle additions as well. My LC200 will be 300 to 400 pounds heavier on the rear axle than the front axle after I install my rear bumper. Although I was planning on getting all aluminum skids, because I don't do...
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    Note for folks seeking the elusive ability to split your phone's USB-C wire into separate power and data cables

    Guess it was in stock for a couple hours and that was it.
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    Note for folks seeking the elusive ability to split your phone's USB-C wire into separate power and data cables

    This only-such-device-on-Earth just got back in stock: USB C Splitter for Android Auto / Apple Carplay by Rohan Koripalli on Tindie - https://www.tindie.com/products/rkoripalli/usb-c-splitter-for-android-auto-apple-carplay/ I got one a couple years ago to separate my phone's USB port into a...
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