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  1. #121
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtBasher View Post
    Will let you know how it works, just ordered one for myself.
    Hi Dirtbasher

    Just picking up an old thread...
    How's that Victron bluetooth module working with the charge controller?
    Thinking of getting one as a last addition to my battery box...

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    The BT module works perfectly, you can sit anywhere in your camp site and see what’s going on with your Victron controller.

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    The only thing I'm not yet convinced about is if it's worth R800... But without it you're pretty much blind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillemT View Post
    The only thing I'm not yet convinced about is if it's worth R800... But without it you're pretty much blind...
    To me it’s worth it even though I have the DIY forum Batt monitor.
    The BT app works on my phone and iPad

    I can check the state of the battery while driving

    I can turn the load off and on via the BT app.

    I can check the system at night if need be with out getting out of Bed /Tent as the range is quite far

    It shows history per day for 30 days, so for long stays you get an overall picture of what’s going on and can pick up that the battery is getting Less and less, you can also export the history for comparisons to determine if the battery is aging, or if the solar setup is different.

    And most importantly , upgrade the firmware of the controller , Stock Std off the shelf the controller is behind.

    You can also change battery algorithms if you are clever enough.

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    Guys,
    When looking for Solar equipment contact Setsolar in CT or Pta.

    They have very good prices on now.

    Just picked up 100/15 MPPT and 2 x 100 Watt panels for under R3 000 on Friday.

    Unsure how long these prices will last as stock is limited.
    Danie & Marinda - die wiele is rond, dus moet hulle hardloop, net jammer ek moet werk om te oorleef
    2017 BL - Kewer B1115 - bos en kamp tyd
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    2013 Ford Ranger 3.2 DC XLT - nuwe rondloop ry ding, nou sleep ons! (2017)
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    1998 Opel Kadett - Dogter se wiele geword in 2003 (baie warm enjin)
    1990 Datsun 1800 short wheelbase - Pa se ou plaas bakkie, na die Nissan die pad gevat het met sy probleme in 2003
    1990 Hilux 2.4D - en hy kon loop, pomp en top gewerk aan.
    1984 Opel Commondore - het gehardloop
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    1980 Ford Granada 3.0 - warm enjin afgeskryf
    1969 VW 1600 TL - geen einde nie, warm enjin en geruil
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danie S View Post
    Guys,
    When looking for Solar equipment contact Setsolar in CT or Pta.

    They have very good prices on now.

    Just picked up 100/15 MPPT and 2 x 100 Watt panels for under R3 000 on Friday.

    Unsure how long these prices will last as stock is limited.
    Thats extremely good prices!!
    What voltage are the panels?

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