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  1. Thread: AWD Tyres

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    AWD Tyres

    Hi everyone,

    I recently got a Volvo XC60 AWD for my wife and would like some advice on some All Weather/HT tyres that would be suitable for the occational light off road driving/Dirt road driving...
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    Re: Cooper AT3 vs Cooper AT3 LT

    I only came across this information after purchasing Cooper AT3's 3 days ago, the non LT version

    Are these tyres really that bad?

    Don't foresee any heavy off roading soon but are they ok for...
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    Re: 40% Tread Depth

    The SupaQuick near me has Cooper Discoverer AT3 for R2750.00 each, read some decent reviews about the Coopers, anyone had these or could tell me if they are any good?
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    Re: 40% Tread Depth

    Thanks for all the comments, I think to be safe it's best I get a new set, after reading a bit, first choice would be the BFG KO2 but just to expensive, so choice would be between the Grabber AT or...
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    40% Tread Depth

    Hi All,

    I am heading up to Sodwana Bay and Ponta later this month and I am a bit concerned about my current tread depth.

    I have about 40% - 50% left on my BFG KO AT's, cant afford the new...
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    Re: Fridge Slide - Power Cable Management

    Great idea, thanks Blackie
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    Fridge Slide - Power Cable Management

    Hi all, I am busy building my first drawer system for my Jeep and was just wondering how I can protect/manage the power cable for the fridge so it doesn't get caught or damaged when retracting the...
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    Re: WRND dual battery charger

    As i said above, i haven't actually tested it yet but the screw connectors don't seem to be an issue, they feel very strong and its actually nice to not need tools to add cables.

    It does look a...
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    Re: WRND dual battery charger

    Thanks, correct, i got some nice flexible silicone covered 10mm multi-strand cable from Mantech.

    Very flexible and easy to work with
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    Re: WRND dual battery charger

    I got my WRND unit last week, haven't had a chance to test it yet, have been busy getting it installed. Modified my existing NL battery box, removed my other PWM solar controller and added the WRND....
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    Re: Adding Solar Panels

    That must have made your day.

    Sorry to hear, hopefully a quick warranty swap.

    Please keep us posted once you get your controller swapped out

    Thanks Greenandgold
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    Re: Adding Solar Panels

    Hi Ryzen,

    This is incorrect, different size Panels will work, although i may not get the maximum from my MPPT controller, the loss would be hardly noticeable, the key is to make sure the voltage...
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    Re: Solar Panel Output Test

    On this topic, could i ask some advice Fluffy.

    My solar panels came with what looks like 2.5mm 2 core cable (looks like standard cabling width, same as you would find in a home extension cable)...
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    Re: Solar Panel Output Test

    HI Nico,

    I found the watt meter from a supplier on Bidorbuy:

    http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/229784808/Watt_Meter_DC_0_60V_0_100A.html

    R229.00 plus postage, think it was under R300.00 in...
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    Re: Solar Panel Output Test

    Hi All,

    Please ignore my post, i had no load pulling amps through the watt meter, as soon i connected my fridge to the battery and there was a load, the amps climbed right up to 5.01amps which is...
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    Solar Panel Output Test

    Hi all, i hope someone can maybe assist me.

    I purchased a 100amp Digital Watt meter, i wanted to confirm the amps my NL fridge pulled and test my solar panels output.

    Fridge pulls almost the...
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    Re: Adding Solar Panels

    Awesome, please let us know how it goes with the different sized panels
  18. Re: Vision Deep Cycle 100Ah 12V Fully Sealed AGM 6fm100p-x Battery

    Hi Eggie, I found this spec sheet for the Vision battery, it does state a capability to release gases in the event of overcharge. This Vision battery apparently also has a higher operating...
  19. Re: Vision Deep Cycle 100Ah 12V Fully Sealed AGM 6fm100p-x Battery

    Thanks Eggie, i appreciate all the info.
  20. Re: Vision Deep Cycle 100Ah 12V Fully Sealed AGM 6fm100p-x Battery

    Thanks Eggie, I was referring to the Omnipower which i was told by Sinetech that it cannot or should not be used to start a car. This is a concern so that's why I started looking around and I found...
  21. Re: Vision Deep Cycle 100Ah 12V Fully Sealed AGM 6fm100p-x Battery

    I am in the market for an AGM battery and considering the Omnipower unit, does the Omnipower unit cater for recombination of gases?

    I cant see that stated anywhere on their spec sheet?

    I just...
  22. Re: Vision Deep Cycle 100Ah 12V Fully Sealed AGM 6fm100p-x Battery

    Hi Eggie, mainly computer stores and Mecer South Africa is the distributor, i have an account with Mecer so i can get this battery at a very good price.

    Here is one of the stores supplying it:
    ...
  23. Vision Deep Cycle 100Ah 12V Fully Sealed AGM 6fm100p-x Battery

    Hi all, has anyone used or had any experience with these Vision AGM batteries?

    Deep Cycle 100Ah 12V Fully Sealed

    6FM100P-X

    There are a few stores selling them below R2,000.00, it seems...
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    Re: Adding Solar Panels

    Thanks Dirtbasher

    As I thought, combining the 2 different panels does increase the overall amps.

    I will do a similar test when I get my additional panels

    Appreciate the feedback
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    Re: Adding Solar Panels

    I came across this model to calculate the output of 2 solar panels, take the lower VMP of the 2 panels (if different) and multiply this buy the combined IMP to get the maximum watt output, eg:

    My...
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    Re: Adding Solar Panels

    Thanks for the advice Eggie, how could I test the combined voltage and Amps of these different sized panels with a multimeter, do I do this on the panel connections when all panels are joined into...
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    Re: Adding Solar Panels

    Hi Fluffy, i did read that different sized panels can cause problems with a MPPT controller.

    My existing 100w is made up of 2 X 50w in parallel, if i rather get another single panel 40w would that...
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    Re: Adding Solar Panels

    From what I read, you will only reduce the total watts of the solar panels if you wire them in series, thereby the smaller watt panel is the output, in parallel this is not the case and as long as...
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    Re: Adding Solar Panels

    I can but the size is the problem, I need to go smaller and hinge them together for packing and space reasons
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    Re: Adding Solar Panels

    I am considering the WRND dc-dc charger, spec states 20A and up to 250W panel

    This is basically what i would like to do:
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    Re: Adding Solar Panels

    HI Subok, my current fold up kit is as follows:
    Typical power: (Wp) 100
    Tolerance: (%) +- 5%
    Voltage at max power: (V) 17.5
    Current at max power: (A) 5.70
    Open circuit voltage:...
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    Adding Solar Panels

    Hi all, I would appreciate some advice here.

    I have a 100w solar kit(2x50w) in a briefcase kit, I would like to add an additional 40w (2x20w). The extra 40w will only be connected when...
  33. Re: Which Battery, Lead Acid, AGM, Gel or Lead Crystal

    Thanks Dirtrider,

    Basically my current 105 Deltec has had it, even though i have a solar setup, i still need to get a new battery. What i really need to know is if a AGM or DryCell battery will...
  34. Which Battery, Lead Acid, AGM, Gel or Lead Crystal

    Hi all, again, I know the topic of batteries has been extensively posted but a lot of the details are from a few years back and I would be grateful for some current advice.

    My current Deltec...
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    How to break the beading

    Hi All,

    Please could someone tell me how i could break the beading of my tyre if i got a sidewall gash of some kind while in the bush?

    I saw some posts about a BeadBreaker but the website no...
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