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Mike Sokol

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Tour Bus Shore Power
« on: June 18, 2014, 09:49:05 pm »

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post this here, but my first eBook on RV Electrical Safety just published on Amazon/Kindle yesterday. What initially got me interested in starting No~Shock~Zone and researching vehicle grounding issues was a buddy of mine asking why he was getting shocked from a tour bus while plugged into shore power. It didn't take me long to realize that very little practical research had been done on this subject, so I dived in and started experimenting. See http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L2DWBD8 for my first Kindle effort aimed at RV owners.

I'm now working on a second No~Shock~Zone eBook on electrical safety and shock/grounding issues for pro-sound venues and performers. Should be out by the end of the year and include everything I've been learning about ground loop and hum issues, plus other experiments I've been working on that affect sound quality in sound systems. Going to get even more interesting very soon.
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 09:52:20 pm »

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post this here, but my first eBook on RV Electrical Safety just published on Amazon/Kindle yesterday. What initially got me interested in starting No~Shock~Zone and researching vehicle grounding issues was a buddy of mine asking why he was getting shocked from a tour bus while plugged into shore power. It didn't take me long to realize that very little practical research had been done on this subject, so I dived in and started experimenting. See http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L2DWBD8 for my first Kindle effort aimed at RV owners.

I'm now working on a second No~Shock~Zone eBook on electrical safety and shock/grounding issues for pro-sound venues and performers. Should be out by the end of the year and include everything I've been learning about ground loop and hum issues, plus other experiments I've been working on that affect sound quality in sound systems. Going to get even more interesting very soon.

You're a moderator, you can do anything. :D

But really, congrats on publishing!!
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Re: Tour Bus Shore Power
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 08:31:20 am »

Great book about tour buses and RVs.  :-)
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Re: Tour Bus Shore Power
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 09:52:15 am »

If we buy the book, will you loan us a Kindle?
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Re: Tour Bus Shore Power
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 12:16:47 pm »

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post this here, but my first eBook on RV Electrical Safety just published on Amazon/Kindle yesterday. What initially got me interested in starting No~Shock~Zone and researching vehicle grounding issues was a buddy of mine asking why he was getting shocked from a tour bus while plugged into shore power. It didn't take me long to realize that very little practical research had been done on this subject, so I dived in and started experimenting. See http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L2DWBD8 for my first Kindle effort aimed at RV owners.


Mike,

Excellent. Hopefully I'll get some bandwidth to read it. Is there any concern over PID damage of crystalline solar cells in the RV context, IOW how is the reference voltage plane handled for PV arrays in the RV/Bus context?
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Re: Tour Bus Shore Power
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 12:20:31 pm »

If we buy the book, will you loan us a Kindle?

I doubt Mike would spring for that, but you try this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000493771
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Re: Tour Bus Shore Power
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2014, 04:30:19 pm »

If we buy the book, will you loan us a Kindle?
Kevin, you don't need a Kindle to read it. You can get a free Kindle Cloud reader from Amazon which works great. You can also download this it a Kindle app on your iPad which I've also tested and works well.
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Re: Tour Bus Shore Power
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2014, 07:05:26 pm »

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post this here, but my first eBook on RV Electrical Safety just published on Amazon/Kindle yesterday. What initially got me interested in starting No~Shock~Zone and researching vehicle grounding issues was a buddy of mine asking why he was getting shocked from a tour bus while plugged into shore power. It didn't take me long to realize that very little practical research had been done on this subject, so I dived in and started experimenting. See http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L2DWBD8 for my first Kindle effort aimed at RV owners.

I'm now working on a second No~Shock~Zone eBook on electrical safety and shock/grounding issues for pro-sound venues and performers. Should be out by the end of the year and include everything I've been learning about ground loop and hum issues, plus other experiments I've been working on that affect sound quality in sound systems. Going to get even more interesting very soon.

This would be very good for the industry. I have heard and seen some very questionable tour bus hookups in my time especially when the bus driver pulls out bare tails and says the white conductor is actually a hot leg. He definitely got some looks and questions on that. I bet that electrician did not want to burn a tour bus down.
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Re: Tour Bus Shore Power
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 09:56:14 pm »

This would be very good for the industry. I have heard and seen some very questionable tour bus hookups in my time especially when the bus driver pulls out bare tails and says the white conductor is actually a hot leg. He definitely got some looks and questions on that. I bet that electrician did not want to burn a tour bus down.

I wonder if there's any Tour Bus organization or forums that would be interested? You're right, those buses are darn expensive. Burning up a guitar amp is one thing, but burning up the electrical system in a Prevost would be crazy expensive to fix.
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Re: Tour Bus Shore Power
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2014, 01:26:57 pm »

Don't forget the campgrounds and mobile home. 

http://www.lakearrowheadcampground.com/   

This is a family member that I have sent this link to for his work. 
They may be starting to promote and review to ensure problems don't occur. 
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