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    Re: Carport Installers

    Take the opportunity to use Solar PV panels instead of ABS to steel for the roof sheeting.
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    Re: FJ Cruiser VHF antenna mount ideas

    Seems to me your biggest problem is your wife, not the antenna.;D

    The ground plane doesnít have to be earthed to the rest of the body, only the antenna mount.

    In fact it doesnít even have to be...
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    Re: Average working time for solar

    mmm. Quite but not quite.
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    Re: Average working time for solar

    That is what is called a sun day or sun hours.

    The total power generated over the entire day (10 hours) is equivalent to the solar energy that would have been produced from the panels at full...
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    Re: R350 000.00 What would you buy?

    Aah, you mean this one.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy4I6RjVk08

    I sure hope they made the rear of the bakkie better than the front.
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    Re: Battery Behavior

    Heat soak. Compounded by bad battery/s and a really marginal shi$$y starter system design.

    Heat Soak - as everything gets warmer itís resistance increases. Thats every part of the electrical...
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    Re: Best solar yield yet

    Spring and everybody’s panels are now “run in”. Just like a new car.;D>:D More power and more efficient once it is run in.
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    Re: Best solar yield yet

    Aah - that explains the weird stats.;D
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    Re: Best solar yield yet

    I can go online for a full picture but I get an E-Mail Daily from the system telling me what my previous days generation was.

    Yesterday was

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    Dear Sir/Madam
    The daily generation info...
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    Re: Best solar yield yet

    Ah OK, that picture tells a whole new story.

    In truth you system seems to be working at max efficiency and your PV Array is excellent. - 6kWh/kWp is effectively 6 sun hours a day. That's about...
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    Re: Best solar yield yet

    It should throttle generation from the PV. So when an inverter reports that xkWh was generated it implies that it was also consumed. The inverter has no way of knowing how much power could have been...
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    Re: Best solar yield yet

    For the morning. You have lots of wasted energy. This can be fixed pretty cheaply.
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    Re: Best solar yield yet

    Well spotted. Those figures tell me that all energy generated is consumed. Either by the home or fed back into the grid.
  14. RangeRover Re: Disco 4 - Is it worth the headache to look at buying one

    A bit late but - that’s only true for solid axle suspension.

    With IS raising body with suspension gives a true under body clearance lift because the pumpkins are packed away behind undercarriage...
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    Re: Sidestep the dual battery system

    A lot depends on specific circumstances.

    How many accessories and how much current they draw.
    How important is it for them to run.
    How much time driving vs standing.
    How easily the car starts....
  16. Thread: Dunlop? Or not?

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    Re: Dunlop? Or not?

    What I find interresting. People are saying Dunlop are rubbish and Cooper are the best.

    mmmmmm - ;D>:D;D;D
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    Re: Dunlop? Or not?

    Which reminds me.

    Guy walks into a Kilt shop and asks if they have any McIntyres clan print kilts.

    The lady hands him a kilt and he leaves.

    The boss see's this and calls the sales lady over...
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    Re: Sous vide cooking

    Dont forget the oven will cycle. So it may only turn its elements on for 5 or 10 minutes in every hour.
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    Defender Re: HELP! Defender Puma Issue

    This could get interesting.

    Somewhere in my memory banks I recall something about a motor losing its earth connection and then getting earth via a steel brake cable. That might help explain the...
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    Freelander II Re: Rear power socket amp rating?

    It will be just fine. I use my Engel like that all the time.

    Just one thing to look out for is the NL pesky low voltage cut out.
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    Re: National Luna Intelligent Solenoid

    Quite so.

    Just one small thing. There is no benefit nor requirement for similar batteries in this application. Whilst the batteries may be in parallel during charging they will be driving...
  22. Thread: HAM Call Signs

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    Sticky: Re: HAM Call Signs

    Hi Corne - ZS5KAD

    Damn I must set up my station again. Moved into an estate and I am gonna need stealth antenna, thats what is holding me up.
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    Re: small scale nuclear

    Pretty much.

    Some of us are making own plans, but in the long run we are still paying for the idiocy and lethargy of others.

    I suppose you gotta start somewhere. ???

    The problem is these are...
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    Re: small scale nuclear

    Well actually there are the workers, in the power stations and in the mines and in the industries supplying goods and services to the industries and the people. And then there are the people services...
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    Re: small scale nuclear

    So what - I live at the coast and get a daily dose of fresh sea breeze. ;D

    And there in lies the hypocrisy of energy issues.

    People going to an anti-fracking meeting in the Free State are quite...
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    Re: small scale nuclear

    Well I am a bit of a bunny hugger and openly punt nuclear and renewable energy. My own home is Solar and Wind powered, and its not cheaper than Eskom power, so I am putting my money where my mouth...
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    Re: small scale nuclear

    I think people are just too scared and legislators dont know how to handle this tech.'

    Research needed to cover safety and security issues as well as actual working models and fuel processing...
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    Re: small scale nuclear

    Very interesting - only problem is the conclusions he comes to about renewable energy. While they may have been valid in 2011, not so much so in 2019.
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    Re: Wideband Reciever needed - URGENT

    As a HAM (ZS5KAD) I too am rather curious of the CW and SSB requirement in that frequency range.

    Many HAM transceivers like Yeasu 817 857 897 will however do what you want to do, but it would be...
  30. Re: I can't sleep so I thought: What about fitting RR P38 Air suspension in a D2?

    Over and out.
  31. Re: I can't sleep so I thought: What about fitting RR P38 Air suspension in a D2?

    Well exactly the opposite, you have just disproved your own point. It is very dynamic, and most certainly not only static. Its just that the dynamic aspect is capped at 0.2G.

    Drive a P38 and see...
  32. Re: I can't sleep so I thought: What about fitting RR P38 Air suspension in a D2?

    Forgive him .... he knows not what he is doing. - He drives a Jeep. >:D;)

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    Just out of interest I very nearly nearly nearly bought an air suspension conversion kit for my...
  33. Re: I can't sleep so I thought: What about fitting RR P38 Air suspension in a D2?

    Thats a D1 - Tunc ;D
  34. Re: I can't sleep so I thought: What about fitting RR P38 Air suspension in a D2?

    I haven't forgotten my offer, it is still on. Just waiting for word from my insurer before I do anything.

    BTW what is a C-nut
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    Re: small scale nuclear

    Knowing our legislators probably Range Rovers, Porsches, ML's, BMW's and Bentleys.
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