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    Re: Solar : lets play a game

    Ok so I went and had a look at the panels on our installation.
    The installation was designed to generate up to 830 KW which it does, so the design must have factored in some losses.

    This is the...
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    Re: Solar : lets play a game

    I have to add , the 830 KW was the value of the whole setup as suplied, the actual total kW value of the panels could be different, I will have to go and count them to calculate that to get a true...
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    Re: Solar : lets play a game

    This might give some reference points since it is grid tied.
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    The best day in winter gave me 67% of the best day in summer.

    Using the "best day" in a month seem to give a fairly...
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    Re: Solar : lets play a game

    Same here, highest peak for the winter so far , I wonder if it has something to do with the solar flares?
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    Re: Solar : lets play a game

    We feed into the grid, not on the roof though, it is about 1ha.
    As far as I know we were the first such installation to feed into the grid, it took them a month to get the regulators for that to run...
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    Re: Solar : lets play a game

    KLein Pella Noordkaap
    830kW panels ( a bit kompleks, but thats the design number)

    770 kW is a typical peak in winter VS 829 kW in summer

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    Re: OME and Terrain tamer

    OME or OEM?

    OME - Old Man Emu
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    Re: Best Family Camping on West Coast

    We have camped at Rooi Duin 12 KM north of Lambertsbaai a couple of times, excellent site.
  9. Re: 2023 Ford Ranger (inc. 0-100) on/off-road detailed review with some new tests

    I have to say if you have any aspirations of doing the Namib dunes for instance it does matter. There was a new 2021 model with us on the dune trip and it struggled.
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    Re: Decat defender Puma in CPT

    Keep in mind that the core of the cat is worth a lot of money for recyclers , it should more than pay for a simple decat job.
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    Re: Toyota forum Get together

    People are much more interesting that vehicles, basing your GTG on vehicle brand seem to be very limiting. I agree with Rechardt.
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    I saw that, and found it interesting. My house on the farm is a large 70 year old house with very inefficient layout, but we average 570 per month with an average of 1200 in summer and 320 in winter....
  13. Thread: Mapping

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    Re: Mapping

    I have to look at the video at home tonight, did it improve the fuel consumption?
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    Sticky: Re: New Atlantis Dunes thread

    I am going into Cape Town this morning , and the plan is to pay the dunes a visit around lunch time and see how long the families patience will hold out on the dunes with me.
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    Re: FJ Cruiser Pic Thread / Upgrades / Mods

    Ek het al n paar keer oorweeg om na die 285's oor te gaan, maar hoewel dit baie beter lyk maak dit nog net nie vir my sin nie.
    Ek sal maar kyk as hierdie bande klaar is.
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    Re: FJ Cruiser Pic Thread / Upgrades / Mods

    I dont know if this picture will work here , lets try .

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    Re: FJ Cruiser Pic Thread / Upgrades / Mods

    Some more exploring of Amam
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    Re: FJ Cruiser Pic Thread / Upgrades / Mods

    Early stages of testing H trail.


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    Re: FJ Cruiser Pic Thread / Upgrades / Mods

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    Re: FJ Cruiser Pic Thread / Upgrades / Mods

    It is the torque converter unlocking as I understand it.
  21. Re: Prado 120 4l v6 catalytic converter (mostly) DIY removal

    I discussed cats with a guy 2 weeks ago, he had a 2011 FJ with about 200k km's on and he got a complete new free flow exhaust fitted at R11 k , the return he got for the 4 cats out of the old one was...
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    Re: Thoughts on spacers to level vehicle?

    Yip with all the recoveries needed on Land Rovers they had to design them that way. >:D
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    Re: FJ Cruiser Pic Thread / Upgrades / Mods

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    Re: FJ Cruiser Pic Thread / Upgrades / Mods

    I have heaps of good action pics, just spend so much tie building trail and editing videos i dont seem to get time to sort out the pics.
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    Re: FJ Cruiser Pic Thread / Upgrades / Mods

    I have to finish building the next trail before I can drive it.

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  26. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    I started to work on the access road to this trail, it turn out of one of our grade 3 trails and will also serve as a escape route.
    I start at this point to make access easier as i will have to...
  27. Thread: Why not a Patrol?

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    Re: Why not a Patrol?

    Did you at least test drive a Patrol? just so that you are being honest to yourself with your conclusion?
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    Re: Nissan XTrail - 2016 2.5 SE 4x4 CVT (T32)a

    There's a big difference when you turn it off.
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    Re: Nissan XTrail - 2016 2.5 SE 4x4 CVT (T32)a

    My wife has one albeit 2018 I think, at 90 000km now, got it on 40 000 and no problems so far.

    The 2.5 engine has more than enough power for the car and she gets 11.7km/l in town and 12.5 on...
  30. Thread: Baviaans pics

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    Re: Baviaans pics

    I played with one of these and it was the most effective tool for removing small Prosopis trees.
  31. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    With all of the trails conquered I decided it is time to add aother.

    The Next trail that I am now working on I did not believe to be possible at first, but after the successfully completion of...
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    Re: GARMIN vs. Tracks4Africa

    That is how it works, my problem with T4A is that sometimes routes that are not permissible are traveled and captured, we have had a lot of that happen here. T4A have removed there routes on our...
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    Re: GARMIN vs. Tracks4Africa

    My dad just got back from a Central Botswana trip , they followed T4A tracks and it worked better than the Google or Garmin options they had in the group so they ended up following it most of teh...
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    Re: New Owner of a FJ Cruiser

    Ek gebruik glad nie die crawl control funksie nie, dit behoort nie n verskil te maak nie.

    As joune gemap en exhaust het kan hy dalk n throttle controller ook inhe, jy moet net daar onder inloer...
  35. Thread: Why not a Patrol?

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    Re: Why not a Patrol?

    Let us know which way you went in the end.
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