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    Re: Welding on a vehicle

    This is like driving under the influence and never involved in an accident........
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    The seller who sold the Changi has changed to the Topshak brand. From your picture it seems the PCB differs a lot. The 2020 Changi had the 2 x 12V wires from the same spot on the PCB and the Topshak...
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    Re: How are all you Vaalies who are off grid doing?

    Horizontal scale is at 2.5 5 7.5 and 10kWh. Array size is only 1.62kW grid tied.
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    Re: How are all you Vaalies who are off grid doing?

    Also happy with my baby system. Have been using only 4.4kWh per day from the grid for this month. PV picking up nicely but next month clouds could be coming into play for the summer.
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    Re: Mesuring sunlight with an LDR ?

    Yes your calcs are spot on. P=VI or P=VV/R or P=IxIxR. All the same.
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    Freelander II Re: Freelander 2 PTU/Transfer Case advice

    Further advice you can get from Sue Maddock who is the Co-director in the UK at www.freelanderspecialist.com.
    Give her any audio clip and she will tell you what the problem could be. They also sell...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Donderdag tot Sondag by Konka.
  8. Re: Can I charge lead acid car battery on gel battery setting

    AFAIK gel charges to a lower voltage than normal FLA or VRLA. If the charger charges to gel profile it would just charge to about 95% full. This is not a mayor problem as long as you then charge...
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    Re: Lead acid minimum charge current

    I would rather put it down to gadgets drawing power. The Freelander has a battery monitor. Long after the battery will no longer crank the engine it opens the tailgate window before the battery is...
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    Re: Trailer plug wiring

    Easy to extend by joining and placing a piece of heat shrink over the join. Make the join about 1.5m from the 7pin under the trailer. About all Jurgens CI caravans have a open 7 way loom connector...
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    Re: Lead acid minimum charge current

    IIRC I have seen graphs that indicate the faster you charge/discharge the shorter the life would be. May be our fundis could comment on this as well.?????
    When using a charger that de sulphates...
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    Re: Lead acid minimum charge current

    Quite happy with the 3-6A charging rate. Battery is used for outside lights from 12V. Although far over specced the price per Ah is better than smaller batteries. Yes the 10A is fine for normal...
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    Re: Lead acid minimum charge current

    My testing of a 10W panel with PWM controller still caused a car battery in my Freelander to discharge. This was on a well used battery about 6 months before I had to replace it.
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    Lead acid minimum charge current

    I hope someone has done some tests or researched the topic of minimum charge current to at least get a good life for a stand by application like loadshedding.
    A number of topics have mentioned that...
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    Re: Jors Malan Videos

    Thanks for these gr8 video's Jors.
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    Re: Radiator motor on a switch ?

    Chances are good that there is already a relay for the fan. One just need to check that it gets a pos or neg supply to switch on. One this controlled point one could wire the bypass switch.
    An easy...
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    Re: Radiator motor on a switch ?

    As it is good for the engine to reach normal temp before cooling I would consider using a piece of 5mm copper and mount such a thermostat on it and bolt to the head. This t-stat can power a spot...
  18. Re: Advice on an inherited Jurgens Areo XL please.

    You can also place ads on this forum with pics of what you want to sell :)
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    Re: Electronics 101 on a trailer

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    2. To be used as camping trailer as well, while removing the target frames and replacing it with plastic containers (ammo box) with the necessary goodies for a weekend camp trip.
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    Re: PWM Controller/potentiometer

    I would buy from Led-Select on bidorbuy. David is a great seller and he stocks the 12V and 220V controllers. I recently bought a 2kW 220V unit with LED display from 0 to 100%. At 50% the load used...
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    Re: Electronics 101 on a trailer

    Although the OP is thinking about a genny. This is not something I would like to have close to me and others as well. Most camps would also not allow it even if you want to run your genny.
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    Re: Old caravan questions

    It is also a great point to sweek the soil out with a broom. Modern vans without it takes more time to get it out due to the sill.

    I would go for commercial tyres in the same size.

    If the van...
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    Re: Solar panel diodes and more.

    I fully agree. My point was really we make a big deal about 20mV on cables and look at the posts around volt drop and here we add 600mV extra for the extra cost of about R12.

    6A diodes as pointed...
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    Re: Solar panel diodes and more.

    Apart from the current this diode (P600M) has a 1V drop which can be inefficient for solar.
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    Re: Solar panel diodes and more.

    I doubt if the make scottky at such high voltages. Eggies spec seems spot on.
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    Re: Mecer charging lithium battery

    The model IVR720 12v or IVR1200MPPT 24V what we have been discussing here. Just look back a few posts. This model has a solar controller included.
  27. Re: Running Pool Pump off DC motor and solar panel

    This is where you introduce an ongoing cost with no ROI by introducing batteries. A solar panel and grid tied system can have an easy 10+ year life. Paid off will depend on the hours per...
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    Re: Solar panel diodes and more.

    Just something on the choice of diodes. Silikon diodes will have double the voltage drop than the real thing. Don't we spend a lot of time to reduce voltage drops.?
    Yes this will just be a problem...
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    Re: Karavaan gas yskas

    Kraai dis goed dat jy genoem het ammoniak gas en nie LP gas. Ek weet baie mense glo vas aan hierdie tipe maar omdat 'n 220V kompressor volgens my baie beter werk sal ek dit vervang. Herstelkoste raak...
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    Re: Electronics 101 on a trailer

    I have never camped with a TV. For some sport I would just stream. Toaster a no. Use a nice fire or gas hob. The TV can still be used with battery but you will have to try and limit it to 1-2h per...
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    I can just say just like welding some solder joints could be good or bad. In my 2nd car a Fiat 124ST I wired in an ammeter with charge and discharge through the ammeter. I drove it for 14years and...
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    Re: Home solar system recommendation

    Just my response after the experience of a fellow member recently.

    He got involved with a major installer to ensure all is done correctly with the needed support.
    This major installer indicated...
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    Re: Anderson Plug Crimping Tool

    Actually the hex crimper in the earlier link is a good buy.
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    Re: Caravan Tire Size

    I doubt that you can go to 14.
    There are a lot of places that do supply 165C 13. Errols on line. Tyres. Co. Za. You must just look at the other tyre shops than those you have tried. Lombard do have....
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    Re: Camp fridge,105ah battery and solar?

    The long and the short of it is.

    PWM (Pulse with modulation) It is basically just a switch that directly connect your panels to the battery.

    MPPT (Multiple Power Point Tracking) When panels are...
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