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    Re: 1.4k Blue Nova, 30a Victron dc-dc

    Just an update, still having cell overvoltage warning with a 14.1v bulk and 13.5v float.
    Blue Nova's support team have been really good. Will keep people updated on the final outcome.
  2. Re: Lusaka to South Luangwa (croc valley) Do's and Dont's

    I think it's all been said :) but feel free to post any follow up questions.
  3. Re: Best route Muvv lodge (near Chirundu ) to South Luangwa NP?

    I stayed at Chimwemwe two nights ago, very nice a reasonable lodge plus it has an emu so two thumbs up from me.
  4. Re: North Luangwa self drive camps and new curcuit

    You can pay in advance at Samala or Ituba, there is a whatsapp line for the man in charge of the camps who is robinson I'll DM you the number. There isn't great reception in the park so message him...
  5. Re: North Luangwa self drive camps and new curcuit

    Yes that was me, glad the tire pressures worked out well. It's amazing how much they can change how the vehicle performs. How was the rest of your trip?
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    Re: 1.4k Blue Nova, 30a Victron dc-dc

    I'll give it a try as well, the BT app has the individual cell voltages and they looked balanced according to the app but hopefully this sorts it out.
  7. Re: Planning a trip to South Luangwa NP, Kapishya Springs and Shiwa Ngandu Manor

    Hi Tron,
    Some of your information on north park is a little dated regarding the camps in the park, there are now campsites in the park and new game drive routes designed for self drive vehicles....
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    Re: 1.4k Blue Nova, 30a Victron dc-dc

    Yeah only a few months ago
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    Re: 1.4k Blue Nova, 30a Victron dc-dc

    Hmmm sad face! I just brought the thing up to Zambia from SA, only has 3 charge cycles on it so far. Blue nova just got back to me a suggested a lower bulk voltage of 14.2v so I'll try that out.
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    1.4k Blue Nova, 30a Victron dc-dc overcharging?

    Hi,
    I've just built my own battery box with the 1.4k blue nova bluetooth battery and a victron 30A dc-dc charger. I have the victron set to the charging specifications advised by blue nova (Bulk...
  11. Re: Conversion cost - 1HD-FTE into 80 series or 105 GX

    I've got a 1 hz 105 and toying with a engine swap to one of the HD series engines.
    The 1hdfte is the most difficult due to the electronics associated with the injection pump so you also need a...
  12. Re: North Luangwa self drive camps and new curcuit

    Hi All,

    Just a quick update on North Luangwa Camps. I took a trip last week over a 4 day weekend + 1 day annual leave to finally make the trip up to North Park. We left Mfuwe on the Saturday with...
  13. Thread: Currency.

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    Re: Currency.

    Hi all,

    We gong to Zambia in 2 weeks and just want to check a couple of things.

    1. Cash if we need Kwacha can we draw from an ATM in Lusaka with a SA bank card? Yes, most atms are connected to...
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    Re: Quick Update on Zambia

    Thanks for the update.
    The grader and front end loader for opening up the 05 left a few days ago but I hear the grader broke down. Might be a little while before the 05 is open but should be well...
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    Re: Mfuwe to Katete ?

    It's a reasonable gravel/dirt road but it is certainly much much slower then going via Chipata.

    Via the Petauke road is another option which is more more scenic/adventurous but not any faster or...
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    Re: Bridge Camp to Mvuu Camp

    The route you had posted previously is probably the best one. I haven't done the route down to Mvuu but I see people are doing it fairly regularly in pretty standard 4x4s but from Lusaka side not...
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    Re: Zikomo to Pioneer Camp

    Yes it is doable but it is a long day. it would take about 10ish hours
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    Re: Accommodation in Chipata

    Other than Mamma Rula's there is also crossroads motel, which is reasonably priced and comfortable.
    For shopping Shoprite is the best supermarket in town but a long way.
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    Re: Border entry Zambia

    You can get on arrival no problem, it's currently $25.
    As for accommodation recommendations do you have a budget? since not camping what kind of accommodation are you looking for?
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    Re: 8 weeks in Zambia, 8 places I must go

    On the Katima-Mongu road there are two spots where the road is completely closed. The barrier is opened for zambian vehicles, but not for foreign ones. The first one is already paid at the border so...
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    Re: 8 weeks in Zambia, 8 places I must go

    Maybe it is different in the west (Barotse areas) but I've never paid at a council barrier anywhere I've been. My understanding is they are only for agricultural produce leaving the district, they...
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    Re: Border fees between Zambia and Malawi.

    No Credit card facilities at Mchinji, they are not far off opening the 'onestop' border post there which may change things but basically act as if there won't be any.
    I'm not sure on the fees...
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    Re: Overland Security in Zambia

    There are security guards at the large malls and shoprites, I do still hear about things being stolen from time to time from cars, particularly Manda hill mall, Its mostly bags and laptops people...
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    Re: Food into Zambia

    Not exactly what you are asking but, I just came through the Malawi border (yesterday) and they was nothing about food or produce. I would think it would be the same for other borders. Maybe someone...
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    Re: Great East Road condition

    I found it...

    "I drove Lusaka to Mfuwe last week and while I was driving I was thinking about what tips I might want if I was driving it for the first time. It took me 10 hours to complete the...
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    Re: Great East Road condition

    Drove it last Saturday. No road works being undertaken. it's average condition. I did a little write up recently, let me see if I can find it since not much has changed.
  27. Re: Zambia no longer requiring PCR tests for fully Vaxed travelers

    Guys, please don't hijack this thread to discuss anything other than entry requirements for travelers entering Zambia. As previously stated there are many other threads to discuss other topics but...
  28. Re: Zambia no longer requiring PCR tests for fully Vaxed travelers

    Also the president announced half price Visas...$25
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    Re: Coleman Octagon 8 Person Tent

    I've got one and it is great for the dry season. I haven't used it in the wet but might not be ideal for high winds and rain.
  30. Zambia no longer requiring PCR tests for fully Vaxed travelers

    From Monday the 28th of March, Zambia will no longer require fully vaccinated traveler to have any form of negative COVID tests done prior to arrival. Unvaxed travellers still need a 72 hr neg PCR...
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    Re: Lithium battery for National Luna DC25

    I just ordered my bluenova 108 from bushpower up to Zambia, Make sure you can get the SAT500 from your exporter to avoid VAT.
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    Re: Alpicool Flex CF8. Charging station

    The charging is not done by bluetooth it is by electromagnetic induction. Not all phones have this function. Just because your connected via blue tooth doesn't mean your phone will charge in the...
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    Re: Epic East Africa Trip - Zambia Part

    If you are doing SLNP on your return why not incorporate North Luangwa and Lower Zam at the same time? You could do an epic trip traversing these parks in a drier time of the year and could do the...
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    Re: Lithium battery box build

    No comments? I guess I'm on the money then :)
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    Re: Lithium battery box build

    Sorry for going quiet on the build, ended up catching typhoid which put me out of action during the time I was hoping to do the build. I am now picking up where I left off and have complete my very...
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