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    Discovery 1 Re: Brakes - no brakes and then fine again ?

    If you have ABS on your D1 it could also be the culprit if the pump fails.

    On my D1 I had consistent poor brake performance, then one day only brakes on one front wheel. removed ABS pump and now...
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    Re: Defender steering wobble

    If the pre-load on the swivel pins are too low it also that.
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    Re: The 2020 Epic River Trip (Part2)

    Permit om voedsel te gaan aflewer by behoeftige gemeenskappe langs die rivier?
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    Discovery 3 Re: Rear differential locking motor

    If you take of the left rear wheel you can get in there to change it, although tricky.
  5. Re: Ongeluk, en versekering weier om skade te herstel

    Die verkeerde inligting kom van die versekering se eie spesialiste, dit bly hulle probleem totdat hulle die klient se skade na behore herstel het.
  6. Thread: Inverters

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    Re: Inverters

    Wow, if you do not have shares or vested interest in Victron products you sure are a serious Fanboy.
  7. Thread: Inverters

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    Re: Inverters

    There is a clinic in Cape Town that prescribe antibiotics for any ailment ;D
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    Re: Reverse Subsidising the Grid Tied Users

    You forgot the traffic, you will need to sort out the traffic :)
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    Reverse Subsidising the Grid Tied Users

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-16/rooftop-solar-owners-could-be-charged-to-sell-energy-to-the-grid/12461748

    South Australia suggests an annual fee to connect your solar to the grid, else...
  10. Re: Need help with RCT axpert inverter charger

    My Axpert 5kW units draw roughly 50W continuous when left on with no load, so I see a small voltage drop overnight if no power is used.

    The voltage drop you are seeing sounds way too much though,...
  11. Re: 200Ah Gel batterye: Hoe lank kan hulle hou?

    Hier is die ontlaai kurwe volgens die data sheet wat jy aangeheg het, ek het kolle gemaak op die 12V en 10.8V spanning na discharge.

    Die 0.17C lyn is teen 34A DC (ongeveer 7A AC)
  12. Re: 200Ah Gel batterye: Hoe lank kan hulle hou?

    3 Ure tot by 12V
    5 ure tot by 10.8V
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    Discovery 4 Re: Nice Disco 4 video.

    In my opinion it's still one of the most capable 7 seater off roaders, and on tar you could buy.
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    That's good, imagine you have to dump a good unit just because the agents don't want to blow bucks on testing certificates.
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    What happens if your inverter is on the list, it gets installed and then drops of the list?

    Do you have to disconnect it, because it is no longer approved?
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    Re: 220V Compressor not working at home

    Had the same with an Adendorfs compressor, it is very sensitive to voltage supply, it does not like running of extension leads etc.
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    Re: Venter Trailer Plug ripped

    Here is one of them
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    Re: Venter Trailer Plug ripped

    Yes, check for 0 ohms between wire and chassis(there is a chance that chassis may not be earthed)

    There is lots of diagrams on web that shows car plug layout
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    Re: Venter Trailer Plug ripped

    Use the multi meter to find trailer earth.

    Then switch on car lights, use a wire from known light point on car plug to energise trailer wires one after the other and note the relevant wire color...
  20. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    On the license disk of the commercial unit it states 2 passengers. If you fit seats that has not been homologated for use as a passenger vehicle you are in the same trouble as the taxis that were...
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    I think everyone has its own reasons for doing the solar thing. Some people want to save electricity costs, some people don't want to be effected by loadshedding etc etc.

    My system started out for...
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    Re: Small Low-Cost Off-Grid Solar System

    Your fridge load in the table seems a bit low, unless its a camping fridge?
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    Re: Small Low-Cost Off-Grid Solar System

    That's not true, you get them.
    https://lithiumbatteriessa.co.za/collections/frontpage/products/2p-dc12-120v-63a-80a-100a-125a-dc-circuit-breaker
  24. Discovery 2: Re: Service: Independent4x4 or British4x4 or Waynes 4x4??

    Send MikeBob a PM, he is on the forum and based in Silverton and knows the Disco 4's very well.

    He does good work.
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    Re: DEBATE: Pajero vs Land Rover

    I'm trying to figure out how listening to other people's subjective views make the resulting choice rational?
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    Re: Lithium battery usage

    We have had as much if not longer spells without power due to network faults or sub trips than loadshedding, so make that 40 days a year. One of them ran for 4 days continuous.

    We just got tired...
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    D4 had a Cambelt change, oil service and turbo oil return pipe mod. Also replaced water manifold. Now ready for the next 180k km's.
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    Re: Grid-tied or off-grid. Please consider ...

    Jip
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    Re: Grid-tied or off-grid. Please consider ...

    No, just as I would not switch my petrol gennie back to the grid, so my Axperts do not swith to the grid. The mains grid input to my Axperts are empty.

    There is no way my solar connects back to...
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    Discovery 3 Re: Disposing of my deceased Disco

    What makes the Disco4 prooably the best SUV out there is the capability of the whole package. If you are going to remove half the functionality to keep some sheet metal shell going, you can just as...
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    Re: Grid-tied or off-grid. Please consider ...

    Nope, the switch actually makes them illegal.

    The problem NRS and SANS are dealing with, in very very basic terms, are solar panels connected to the grid via a DB using a inverter.



    Nope,...
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    Re: Grid-tied or off-grid. Please consider ...

    What I have done is basically what you have, except I'm running two Axpert in parallel.

    To get grid backup without grid tied equipment I fitted a changeover switch. That should take care of the...
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    I always thought Pretoria was sunny until I installed solar, the you get to notice how much cloud cover we get in summer
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    How does genitals come into play here?

    Do you have an inferiority complex
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    Maybe we should have freedom to discuss our experiences rather than to conform to your preconceived ideas?
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