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    Re: Misleading advertising

    The real question, when you buy that sportscar, do you really expect the bikini chick with? ;D
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    Re: Medical Rescue Insurance when Overlanding

    Also contact Tuff Stuff, their 4x4 insurance and medical.
    https://www.tuffstuff.co.za/insurance/services
  3. Thread: New LWB Pajero

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    Re: New LWB Pajero

    When I had my D3 I spotted one at a used dealership with 17" rims, and with a small cash adjustment did a swop, they at the time said in their market the 18" rims sells a vehicle quicker so was quite...
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    Re: Opps room requirements

    Our setup, this might help you in deciding.

    1.3kw running during the day, that is all the lights in our office (about 130sqm), all LED tubes.

    1x Macbook Pro with 27" Monitor
    8 Computers with 2...
  5. Thread: Power for a modem

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    Re: Power for a modem

    Only for the one, the POE access point, the only reason I have 3 is because of my network layout at home that was done many years ago so I was forced to get 3 of these.
  6. Thread: Power for a modem

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    Re: Power for a modem

    I bought 3 of these.
    https://www.takealot.com/fibre-wifi-router-backup-power-dc-mini-ups-8800mah/PLID71640434

    1) Fiber ONT and Mikrotik router
    2) Mikrotik POE Wifi Access Point
    3) Additional...
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    Re: Off road caravan rental in/near PE

    Not sure myself, but phone George at LA Sport he might have more info.
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    Re: Travelling after covid

    Did that already :)
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    The VW Bus that never made it to market

    https://www.hagerty.com/media/automotive-history/volkswagens-forbidden-4x4-bus-was-developed-to-tame-the-dunes

    Interesting article!
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    Re: Scratched/faded vehicle plastics.

    The heatgun method works but is a shortterm solution. I did it with my KLR plastics, about 18 months and the fade is completely back.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    https://iccsoftware.co.za/icc-pi/

    I am running it on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ connected to the inverter via usb.

    Connect to the PI via VNC, but it also outputs to pvoutput.org in realtime which is...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Shadows cast by the tree next door. Our installation site was poorly chosen, but we will be adding 3 panels now, I was planning on adding 6 but forgot about the 4kw limitation of our inverter.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    This was illustrated nicely yesterday, during the morning the panels did about 2kw while we were working, but our usage was only 900w, the moment the batteries were full the delivery dropped to match...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    I am using ICC-PI to monitor, that outputs to its own system for the graphs etc, and then also output to https://pvoutput.org

    https://iccsoftware.co.za/icc-pi/

    I am running it on a Raspberry Pi...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    At 00:25 this morning the substation threw a wobbly and the office area lost power. Batteries ran down very low but the solar kicked in before the cutoff was reached.

    The power is still out, and...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    I am very happy we went this route, it is much easier understanding everything with something real to look at, and I love working with real data, so this is nice to be able to monitor this in...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Panels are facing north. There is a tree next door, made a note tomorrow for 2pm to check if it is the culprit which I am suspecting as the dropoff was the same again today.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Yes, but when the time comes I will have to do a cost comparison in replacing current with this, or adding a separate unit, but that will only be at the end of the year probably.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    No, but if we do go that route later we would want to keep our existing system as it is the backup system for all our computers.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Yip, 30 minutes and it is about gone.

    Going to monitor it to decide how to continue.

    If we had double the panels we will power the office during winter, but will generate a fair amount of...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    10.75kWh today, it looks like at this time of the year we can produce about 40% with the current configuration, but I guess that is going to drop going deeper into winter.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    6x 415w panels at the moment cannot deliver enough to even run just our system, when spring/summer arrives it will obviously be an entirely different story.

    Max delivery of 2.49kw. Yesterday it...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Grid tie is not something on the horizon at all, all my savings for solar is down the tubes, and will now be spend on water for the office, busy with that project now, gutters, tanks, pump etc.
    ...
  24. Thread: Wrangler to Disco

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    Re: Wrangler to Disco

    If a JKU maintenance costs are too high for your liking then you might want to reconsider....
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Ek wag ;D
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    Cherokee Re: My Jeep Cherokee KJ Build

    Welcome, you most welcome to share info, but to me it seems you only joined to grow your own channel.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Where can I get more documentation on this, need to educate myself.

    We have a completely separate circuit connected to the inverter, the "live" db is not connected.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    I think the batteries are currently taking a beating due to incorrect installation, cable length and thickness issues.

    The Axpert/Mecer that we have can handle solar, when you add solar it works...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    To continue on this thread.

    In March I contacted 2 companies to quote on the solar installation.

    Company 1 arrived within one hour of the call, I started explaining what I was hoping to...
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    Re: Has the Wrangler bubble burst?

    So far driving around PE I have only seen one JL.

    To drop R900k on a Wrangler is pretty rough, for that money you are spoilt for choice.
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    Re: Picture of your bike!

    I was just looking for him.

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/member.php/73324-ghouwens
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    Re: How much is she worth? 85 Trooper 2.3

    Thread cleaned and split.
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    Re: National Luna / Snomaster

    Report to Google can cost them their Adwords account.
  34. Thread: D4 Reliability

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    Re: D4 Reliability

    Year?
    Petrol/Diesel?
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    Re: Newbie here, Gay couple from Pretoria

    Welcome.



    Agreed and edited.
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