Splitshaft
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    4.6 out of 5
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    August 21, 2013
  • Last Review:
    September 18, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        255
      • Helpfulness votes
        207
      • Average rating
        4.6
        4.6 out of 5
      • First Review:
        August 21, 2013
      • Last Review:
        September 18, 2019
       
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          Remember when you had the right plug? The WEN RV Adapter Cord acts as the perfect companion for RV and generator owners alike. This compact cord turns your standard 120-Volt 15 Amp household outlet (5P-15P) to an RV-ready 30A TT-30R receptacle. The flexible 12 in. 10/3-Gauge reinforced cord handles up to 15 Amp and 1875-Watt of power, featuring heavy-duty flame retardant and heat-resistant PVC protection. Finger holds on the body of the TT-30R allow for easy plugging and unplugging of external power cords. 90° cord design alleviates tension at the source, limiting wear and tear on your plugs and receptacles. Remember when you could power your life? Remember WEN.
           
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          The WEN Brand, 125-Volt 15-Amp 1875-Watt Generator to RV Adapter Cord (5-15P to TT-30R) is a prem...
          PostedSeptember 18, 2019
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          The WEN Brand, 125-Volt 15-Amp 1875-Watt Generator to RV Adapter Cord (5-15P to TT-30R) is a premium dog bone adapter at an affordable cost. The most impressive feature of this dog bone adapter is the heavy gauge copper wire. A 15 or 20-amp circuit will never supply 30 amps very long if at all, yet having the copper to carry it monetarily in an adapter is an important feature for starting a rooftop AC. Thick copper wire will carry an abundant amount of current from a 15- or 20-amp circuit and will remain cool doing it due to its good heat dissipation and its low electrical resistance. These dog bone adapters are great for connecting an RV to a portable generator or to campgrounds only having Read More
          The WEN Brand, 125-Volt 15-Amp 1875-Watt Generator to RV Adapter Cord (5-15P to TT-30R) is a premium dog bone adapter at an affordable cost. The most impressive feature of this dog bone adapter is the heavy gauge copper wire. A 15 or 20-amp circuit will never supply 30 amps very long if at all, yet having the copper to carry it monetarily in an adapter is an important feature for starting a rooftop AC. Thick copper wire will carry an abundant amount of current from a 15- or 20-amp circuit and will remain cool doing it due to its good heat dissipation and its low electrical resistance. These dog bone adapters are great for connecting an RV to a portable generator or to campgrounds only having 15- or 20-amp electrical service. And work well for plugging in at home to use the RV converter to keep batteries charged in off seasons. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality
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          Create a festive wonderland light display with the Shooting Star Light String featuring 5 LED icicle bulbs in bright white. Large 11 in. icicles create a spectacular shooting star effect. Perfect for outdoor holiday decorating in trees, along roof lines or anywhere else you want to brighten. Connect up to 18 sets for a dazzling light show.
           
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          These 11 in. 5- Christmas Icicle Light String Shooting Star (White) lights add sparkle and animat...
          PostedSeptember 15, 2019
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          These 11 in. 5- Christmas Icicle Light String Shooting Star (White) lights add sparkle and animation to indoor or outdoor holiday lighting. And the miniature LED lights between the icicles add extra sparkle and flair. The color temperature of the icicle LED light is daylight or about 5,000K for a truly icy cold appearance. When first powering up the shooting star icicles, they are all initially synchronized and over a few minutes time they gradually all start chasing down at different random times. There are spare bulbs included for the miniature LED’s between the icicles. The icicles themselves are crystal clear plastic and the undulating smooth surface of each icicle acts like many small Read More
          These 11 in. 5- Christmas Icicle Light String Shooting Star (White) lights add sparkle and animation to indoor or outdoor holiday lighting. And the miniature LED lights between the icicles add extra sparkle and flair. The color temperature of the icicle LED light is daylight or about 5,000K for a truly icy cold appearance. When first powering up the shooting star icicles, they are all initially synchronized and over a few minutes time they gradually all start chasing down at different random times. There are spare bulbs included for the miniature LED’s between the icicles. The icicles themselves are crystal clear plastic and the undulating smooth surface of each icicle acts like many small lenses directing the light in different patterns. We like hanging several sets of these icicle light strings in our trees outdoors at Christmas. They are fun to watch and blend will with other outdoor ornaments we hang in our trees too. Read Less
          Pros: High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design
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          Put on a dazzling display this holiday season with a Shooting Star Light String featuring eight LED icicle bulbs in classic white. With graduating sizes (11 in., 9 in., 7 in.) to simulate natural icicles, this light string displays a spectacular shooting star effect. It's perfect for outdoor holiday decorating along rooflines, in trees or anywhere you enjoy Christmas lights. Connect up to 18 sets for a more dramatic effect.
           
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          The LightShow Brand, 8-Light White Shooting Star Icicle 11 in., 9 in., 7 in. Classic Light String...
          PostedSeptember 15, 2019
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          The LightShow Brand, 8-Light White Shooting Star Icicle 11 in., 9 in., 7 in. Classic Light String Set adds sparkle and animation to indoor or outdoor holiday lighting. The color temperature of the icicle LED light is very close to incandescent light, warm white, or about 2,700K. When first powering up the shooting star icicles, they are all initially synchronized and over a few minutes time they gradually all start chasing down at different random times. A single LED light at the top of the icicle stays illuminated while the LEDs below chase down the icicle. The icicles themselves are crystal clear plastic and the undulating smooth surface of each icicle acts like many small lenses directing Read More
          The LightShow Brand, 8-Light White Shooting Star Icicle 11 in., 9 in., 7 in. Classic Light String Set adds sparkle and animation to indoor or outdoor holiday lighting. The color temperature of the icicle LED light is very close to incandescent light, warm white, or about 2,700K. When first powering up the shooting star icicles, they are all initially synchronized and over a few minutes time they gradually all start chasing down at different random times. A single LED light at the top of the icicle stays illuminated while the LEDs below chase down the icicle. The icicles themselves are crystal clear plastic and the undulating smooth surface of each icicle acts like many small lenses directing the light in different patterns. We like hanging several sets of these icicle light strings outdoors in our trees at Christmas. They are fun to watch and blend well with other outdoor ornaments we hang in our trees too. Read Less
          Pros: High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design
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          Create an outstanding holiday scene on your lawn with this Airblown Santa with gifts waving a cheery hello. Whether you add other decorations or leave this one as a standalone, it is a great way to let the magic unfold. The inflatable is easy to setup, just plug it in, stake it down and it self inflates. This is a symbolic display of the holiday season.
           
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          The Home Accents Holiday Brand, 6.50 ft. Pre-Lit Inflatable Airblown Santa is colorful and well m...
          PostedSeptember 15, 2019
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          The Home Accents Holiday Brand, 6.50 ft. Pre-Lit Inflatable Airblown Santa is colorful and well made. The blower motor and fan are on the back, near the base, so the Santa can sit directly on the ground or grass. There are four thin nylon ropes with clips to use as guy ropes outside when windy and six small metal ground stakes included. The Santa is powered by a 12V transformer with a two prong non-polarized plug. To deflate the Santa for storage, there is a zipper on the back at the base to allow the air to escape more easily. The Santa will stand upright without the need of guy ropes if used indoors. Two bright internal LED lights illuminate the Santa when inflated. At six and a half feet, Read More
          The Home Accents Holiday Brand, 6.50 ft. Pre-Lit Inflatable Airblown Santa is colorful and well made. The blower motor and fan are on the back, near the base, so the Santa can sit directly on the ground or grass. There are four thin nylon ropes with clips to use as guy ropes outside when windy and six small metal ground stakes included. The Santa is powered by a 12V transformer with a two prong non-polarized plug. To deflate the Santa for storage, there is a zipper on the back at the base to allow the air to escape more easily. The Santa will stand upright without the need of guy ropes if used indoors. Two bright internal LED lights illuminate the Santa when inflated. At six and a half feet, the Santa stands tall and can easily be seen from the street. Passers by were slowing to observe me taking the photos below. Air blown decorations take little room when storing from year to year and can be stored in the box they are sold in once deflated. Be sure to allow them to dry completely either outdoors, in a garage or suitable location prior to storage for many years of holiday cheer. Read Less
          Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great
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          The Smarter 6-Volt to 12-Volt 3.5A Smart Automotive Battery Charger is capable of testing, charging, maintaining, and even repairing all types of 6-Volt and 12-Volt lead-acid batteries and 12-Volt Lithium batteries. It has a built-in intelligent microprocessor which makes charging faster, easier, and safer to use. Safety features include spark proof circuitry, reverse polarity, short circuit, over current, overcharge and overheating protection. Keep it connected 24/7 without damaging the battery and keep your battery ready to use. Smarter battery chargers offer expanded features not found on most chargers. Use the IC-3500 to diagnose and repair your batteries with advanced diagnostics, desolation, destratification, and optimization. Regain 100% of your battery's capacity the IC-3500 is capable of recovering battery voltages that are too low for traditional chargers to detect. The Smarter IC-3500 3.5 Amp 6-Volt to 12-Volt Battery Charger features a Small Battery Mode to allow you to charge batteries from 2 Ah to 120 Ah and safely maintains 6-Volt and 12-Volt lead-acid batteries of all sizes. With a dedicated Repair Mode for deeply stratified or sulphated batteries, the Smarter 3.5 Amp 6-Volt/12-Volt Battery Charger could save an otherwise dead battery.
           
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          The Smartech Products Brand, 3.5 Amp 6-Volt/12-Volt Smart Automotive Battery Charger, Maintainer,...
          PostedSeptember 8, 2019
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          The Smartech Products Brand, 3.5 Amp 6-Volt/12-Volt Smart Automotive Battery Charger, Maintainer, Repairer, Tester with Advanced Desulphation Process is rated to charge and maintain batteries from 2 to 120 amp-hours of both 6 and 12 volts. This is the first battery charger I have owned where the instructions state to plug the charger into 120V power before connecting it to a battery. Surprisingly, there we no arcs or sparks when connecting the charger to a battery having it plugged into a wall outlet.
          While this charger offers many features, my primary use will be to charge or maintain batteries. I have found properly maintaining a battery works a lot better than trying to recover a Read More
          The Smartech Products Brand, 3.5 Amp 6-Volt/12-Volt Smart Automotive Battery Charger, Maintainer, Repairer, Tester with Advanced Desulphation Process is rated to charge and maintain batteries from 2 to 120 amp-hours of both 6 and 12 volts. This is the first battery charger I have owned where the instructions state to plug the charger into 120V power before connecting it to a battery. Surprisingly, there we no arcs or sparks when connecting the charger to a battery having it plugged into a wall outlet.
          While this charger offers many features, my primary use will be to charge or maintain batteries. I have found properly maintaining a battery works a lot better than trying to recover a neglected one. While this battery charger is supplied with three methods for connecting to a vehicle, I prefer to avoid charging though a 12V power outlet that may be controlled though the body control module. My preferred point of connection is always directly to the battery.
          This Smartech battery charger is easy to use. Once it is plugged into the wall, connected to a battery and the charging mode is selected, the battery charger does the rest. If there is a problem with the battery or the charger connection to the battery, the fault indicator LED will flash. Since there is no legend on the charger, the Operator’s manual can be referred to for identification of the fault. At my age and vision, I found the small print for each mode very difficult to read and see. However, the LED indicators are nice and bright and can easily be seen from across the garage. I learned when charging several batteries, each time the charger is reconnected to another battery the mode button must be cycled to reselect the mode, even if using the same mode, otherwise the charging sequence will not start as the charger appears to store the last battery charging data in memory.
          In using the charger, I did notice that step five (bulk) appears to be unlimited time wise until battery terminal voltage reaches 14.8 volts. I discontinued charging after 10 hours when one of my batteries reached 110-F degrees and the charger was not moving to the next step. In my opinion the charger was only supplying enough current to overcome the resistance created from the heat of charging. Once the battery cooled back down to room temperature. I reconnected the Smartech charger and it stepped through all eight steps and went into maintenance at the correct float voltage. I know the battery was fully charged after it had been sitting all day to cool depleting the surface charge as the battery terminal voltage was resting at 12.9 volts. And the Smartech charger confirmed the battery was fully charged, yet became stuck at the bulk step when initially recharging the battery with a starting terminal voltage of 12.2 volts, or approximately 75-percent discharged. All voltage readings were made using an Idea Test Pro 61-342 multimeter and temperatures were measured with a Klein Tools infrared Thermometer IR1000.

          The Smartech charger is supplied with screws for wall mounting and has a handy pull out hook on the back to hang it under hood or on the wall. There is a spare 15-amp fuse included for the big fused crocodile battery clips. The 120V cord is an ungrounded polarized two prong plug, 6-feet in length. The case is made of plastic and there is a single membrane switch for cycling though the various charging modes. Despite being an automatic battery charger, I recommend when planning to leave the charger connected to a battery in maintenance mode for an extended period of time, it be periodically observed during the charging process to make certain that battery charging completed. The battery charger can become warm to touch during the battery charging process and will cool once reaching float voltage in maintenance mode.
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          Pros: Easy to Use, Lots of Features, Nice Design
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          QuickTouch Programming Easily set the time and program the auto brew feature with large, clearly marked buttons. Duralife Glass Carafe The sturdy 12-cup carafe has measurement markings for accurate filling and an easy-grip handle for comfortable pouring. Washable Brew Basket Cleanup is easy with the dishwasher-safe brew basket, which is compatible with basket-style paper filters. Keep Hot Carafe Plate The nonstick carafe plate keeps coffee warm for an hour after brewing is complete.2-Hour Auto Shutoff For added peace of mind with daily use. Auto BrewWake up to a fresh pot of coffee with the 24-hour programmable auto brew function. Color: Black.
           

          water to coffee ratio

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          bb
          May 14, 2019
          water to coffee ratio
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          Splitshaft
          California
          August 25, 2019
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          The lightness or the robustness of coffee flavor really depends on the individual. However, I find using two-ounces of ground coffee for each 12 ounces of water makes a robust coffee flavor without being bitter, similarly to regular coffee shop coffee. Be sure to add an extra six ounces of water or so to compensate for what the coffee grounds will retain and when using a paper coffee filter too that also Read More
          The lightness or the robustness of coffee flavor really depends on the individual. However, I find using two-ounces of ground coffee for each 12 ounces of water makes a robust coffee flavor without being bitter, similarly to regular coffee shop coffee. Be sure to add an extra six ounces of water or so to compensate for what the coffee grounds will retain and when using a paper coffee filter too that also absorbs water. Read Less
           
          OdoBan 360 Neutralizer is your secret weapon for odors on fabrics. It is fragrance-free and works instantly. The convenient 10 oz. continuous spray dispenses at all angles and does not contain any harmful propellants. It eliminates odors from food, pets, smoke and bodies on fabric, clothes, gear and shoes. Color: Purple.
           

          Will it eliminate cat pee in carpet,?

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          Vlmoyers
          April 25, 2019
          Also furniture?
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          California
          July 29, 2019
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          This product may not eliminate cat urine by its self. Cat urine must be extraction cleaned from carpeting and fabrics. This product can eliminate the odor of cat urine once the urine is removed. Unless the wet or dried cat urine is extracted from carpets or fabrics, the odor will continue to return, however Odoban 360 may reduce it somewhat with each application. Use Odoban 360 after extracting the urine Read More
          This product may not eliminate cat urine by its self. Cat urine must be extraction cleaned from carpeting and fabrics. This product can eliminate the odor of cat urine once the urine is removed. Unless the wet or dried cat urine is extracted from carpets or fabrics, the odor will continue to return, however Odoban 360 may reduce it somewhat with each application. Use Odoban 360 after extracting the urine and one or two applications should result in an odor free surface. Read Less
           
          Morton Potassium Chloride Pellets are a 99% sodium free choice for your water softener. For the many households that have hard water, it is a natural solution for softer water that provides many added benefits. When used, Morton Potassium Chloride Pellets help not only decrease the buildup hard water can cause in pipes and appliances and make dishes easier to clean, but also leaves hair and skin feeling softer after washing and bathing. To continue to see the benefits of Morton Potassium Chloride Pellets, it is recommended that every other month you add between two and four new bags to your tank, depending on the number of people in your household. In order to make carrying and pouring our 40 lb. bags easier, this bag features a sturdy plastic handle and an easy-tear opening.
           

          does potassium chloride pellets last any longer than the salt pellets

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          Nan
          November 3, 2018
          does potassium chloride pellets last any longer than the salt pellets
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          Splitshaft
          July 16, 2019
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          Potassium Chloride will dissolve more slowly in cold temperatures than Sodium Chloride, so while certain conditions might indicate potassium chloride lasts longer than sodium chloride, they both perform essentially the same as salt settings need to correspond to the hardness of the water being softened.
           
          Morton Potassium Chloride Pellets are a 99% sodium free choice for your water softener. For the many households that have hard water, it is a natural solution for softer water that provides many added benefits. When used, Morton Potassium Chloride Pellets help not only decrease the buildup hard water can cause in pipes and appliances and make dishes easier to clean, but also leaves hair and skin feeling softer after washing and bathing. To continue to see the benefits of Morton Potassium Chloride Pellets, it is recommended that every other month you add between two and four new bags to your tank, depending on the number of people in your household. In order to make carrying and pouring our 40 lb. bags easier, this bag features a sturdy plastic handle and an easy-tear opening.
           

          does potassium chloride pellets last any longer than the salt pellets

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          Nan
          November 3, 2018
          does potassium chloride pellets last any longer than the salt pellets
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          Splitshaft
          July 16, 2019
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          Potassium Chloride will dissolve more slowly in cold temperatures than Sodium Chloride, so while certain conditions might indicate potassium chloride lasts longer than sodium chloride, they both perform essentially the same as salt settings and consumption need to correspond to the hardness of the water being softened.
           
          WEN WEN 11,000/8,300-Watt 120V/240V Dual Fuel Gasoline and Propane Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Wheel Kit
          WEN WEN 11,000/8,300-Watt 120V/240V Dual Fuel Gasoline and Propane Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Wheel Kit
          Remember when you could run your generator off either gas or propane. With the WEN 11,000-Watt Dual Fuel Electric Start Generator, you'll be able to create power from 2 different sources. Simply select your preferred method, either gasoline or LPG and power on the generator using the electric start. Propane provides the generator with 9,500 surge and 7,500 running watts while gasoline creates up to 11,000 surge and 8,300 running watts. Our packed panel features four 120-Volt GFCI outlets (5-20R), a 120-Volt 30 Amp twist lock outlet (L5-30R), a 120-Volt/240-Volt 50 Amp outlet (NEMA 14-50R) and a 12-Volt DC cigarette-lighter-style plug. Run your lights, TV, refrigerator, sump pump, power tools or other essentials with ease. The wheel and handle kit makes transportation easier than ever while the included 47 in. LPG hose allows for immediate connection to propane tanks. With its 240-Volt of power and 457cc engine, this CARB and EPA III compliant generator is the perfect companion for emergency back-up. Simply plug your transfer switch into the NEMA 30 Amp twist lock for electricity in times of need. Fill the gas tank with up to 6.6 Gal. of gasoline for an 8.5-hour half-load runtime. Its durable enough for the job site and compact enough for easy storage and because its a WEN product, your generator comes backed by a nationwide network of skilled service technicians, a friendly customer support phone line and a 2-year warranty.
           

          The answers given about the THD of the generator are unsatisfactory as they address the robustnes...

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          Danzer
          January 9, 2019
          The answers given about the THD of the generator are unsatisfactory as they address the robustness and reliability of the generator but not the question asked. True, electric motors are sensitive if the THD is too high, but TV and audio equipment are much more so. THD is a measure of the "electric noise," (not the audible sound) generated. I desire to power an emergency amateur radio rig which depends on a very electrically quiet power source. I know that there will be surges and short-term frequency variations as the total load changes. Again, what is the unit's THD?
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          Splitshaft
          July 9, 2019
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          If THD is an issue, I suggest purchasing an inverter style generator. Regarding the electrical distortion of this or most any common small generator, it is greater than utility power, yet since most every Flat screen TV and every computer has it own switching power supply, the generator’s THD is going to be filtered out by the internal power supply for the most part. And I find electric motors for air Read More
          If THD is an issue, I suggest purchasing an inverter style generator. Regarding the electrical distortion of this or most any common small generator, it is greater than utility power, yet since most every Flat screen TV and every computer has it own switching power supply, the generator’s THD is going to be filtered out by the internal power supply for the most part. And I find electric motors for air conditioners and refrigerators very tolerant of small generator THD and likely the motors themselves reduce generator sine wave distortion, thereby improving the quality of the sine wave due to the internal EMF of the motor its self. And most any device with a switching power supply is going to very tolerant of its power source, providing clean power to the device it serves. Read Less
           
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