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    Re: Battery Advice/Thoughts

    Based on the pic shown it seems it is a 6V 5Ah AGM battery. They could be 70x47x101mm in size.
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    Re: Split pole plank wall cladding - any tips

    I have done the same with knotty pine against a wall. This week when I removed it I found some mice nests and what a nice place well hidden. I still don't know how they could get in as it was firm...
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    Re: Inverter for laptop charging

    I have not seen the Astrum charger in any shop for over 2 years. You will have to ask a PC shop to order it for you. A good start would be Computor House (CH) in Centurion as they will be able to...
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    Re: Inverter for laptop charging

    After burning out my Dell adaptor with a modified sine wave inverter I opted for the older model of this adaptor using 12V directly without the use of an inverter. Further I can confirm that even my...
  5. Re: A Victron MPPT 75/15 solar charge controller question.

    Let me add my 2c. I would not use the load output but rather have all loads connected to the battery. That circuit is very very sensitive and does switch to off for even the slightest drop in battery...
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    Re: Inverter and charger combination

    I would pass this inverter. Too many false claims as it is not pure sine a lot of things will not work as claimed. Also claimed as 12/24V?
  7. Re: 12V Battery Charger gives you a small electric shock on the charge leads?

    Does it have a 3 core supply lead or only a 2 pin. If 3 core check earth back to socket.
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    You can plug the loose panel in the BH on van. If the Caravan does not stand in full sun all day it will boost the charge rate quite a bit. If standing in full sun your battery might just be fully...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Perhaps one must start with knowing what fridge model and make is to be installed in orfer to calculate the load supplied by the battery for the period without sun.
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    Re: Freelander 2 ECU remap Cape Town

    I would think phoning Dastek in Pretoria and have a chat with them.
  11. Re: Preventing reverse current in domestic solar power installation?

    When you mention Chinese meters is it the Hexing which I see is used by some munics and they are flagged as good meters by people working with them.
  12. Re: which solar regulators can be used in vehicles??

    Thanks for the post to explain why a lot of devices control the N leg. I suppose it will take long to move to the P side in cheap equipment.
  13. Re: which solar regulators can be used in vehicles??

    This is a interesting point with respect to which side is the controlling polarity. I also thought that the positive side is controlled. Thumb suck. When I actually checked I found the chine kind it...
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    Re: Axpert inverter for camping

    The charger would depend on how much current you are going to draw and hours per 24h period.

    As you don't really need the inverter the Mecer 720W simul sine wave with 10/20A charger below R1500...
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    Re: Axpert inverter for camping

    Interesting that the seller can give a run time of 6-8hours @ 255W without a battery size being specified.
    Trick???
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  16. Re: which solar regulators can be used in vehicles??

    My take on this would be you can use any 20A controller BUT the 2nd battery must not be earthed.

    It would still control on the negative side without a problem. Also if you use the load output of...
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    Re: Inverter - repair or replace?

    When my previous pure sine wave decided it's time there was no obvious signs of damage. Just fiddled with it to see what's inside as one can just learn what type of components are used and recover...
  18. Re: Preventing reverse current in domestic solar power installation?

    How about speaking to the installer and using some AC capacitors to help with the sudden load drop and disturbance that the prepaid meter might see. Further may be the 200W load at all times could be...
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    Re: Inverter - repair or replace?

    Based on the OP saying peak 1200W it could imply it was a 600W inverter. The Mecer 720W simulated sine that Fluffy always mention could be a good replacement but not to use the hairdryer on it or for...
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    Re: Turbo Service/Overhaul in Pretoria

    I would contact Carlos at the workshop behind the testing station in Booysen St Les Marais and ask him for the names of the 2 places he normally uses. I know he uses one in Silverton and one in Pta...
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    Re: Dual Battery System Touareg V8

    Well done. It looks good and now you ready with the 2nd heart.

    Please give us feedback on the difference between the watt meters as and when you dot down readings over a period.
  22. Re: Correct size cables for my solar set up - advice pleasee

    Bigboy I fully agree with you on all points. The risk here in || is the panels are only providing 17.2V and that is what the Victron will see. It needs 5V higher than the battery volts. Not much of a...
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    Re: Gried-Tied; Power during blackout

    Imagine 'n boer maak 'n plan" and a cord is used from the dedicated plug on the inverter with 3pin plug to any other plug to provide 220V on the whole DB and the grid-tied inverter sees a active grid...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Sorry I read it as one at a time. Getting old!!!! Then my 1st sentence should not read nothing wrong.

    Yes I agree both the MPPTs would be trying to load the panels at the maximum power point and...
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    Re: Water pump confusion

    Some Camp World branches do stock the Shurflo 2095 which can run dry and is a suction pump so no air locks. Price for the model 2095 is also below R1500 and cheap for a Shurflo.
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  26. Re: Correct size cables for my solar set up - advice pleasee

    Using Victron smart controller myself I would be on the side of using it in series. Why dump 15% when it can make the battery being used to prevent going to a higher DOD. A number of 100W panels do...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Nothing wrong with the setup. With the current of each panel at about 5.5A if you don't want to limit the current the MPPT must be 25A or more if the panels are in ||. If in series you would need...
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    Re: solar charge controller / solar regulator

    For a small inverter the 720W Mecer with simulated sine wave is a very good buy. Currently available at https://www.firstshop.co.za/mecer-ups-IVR-1200LBKS-p-41969 for only R1520. A friend has tried...
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    Re: Luiperd

    Ek is ook seker hy het nie gevlieg of geseil nie. Hehehe.
  30. Re: Balance pipe on auxiliary wing tank TD5 Defender

    It does explain the way to fit the balancer pipe. It seems it is merely between the 2 tanks. Also the instructions do indicate how to get the fitting in place with it's Fibre washer.
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    Re: Gried-Tied; Power during blackout

    Fluffy will explain it better but I see if he refers to grid-tied that do have batteries. Also those inverters with a solar priority although with bat can provide power. This is then the 1st without...
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    Re: Gried-Tied; Power during blackout

    Great feature without having the battery option as on some grid-tied as Fluffy indicated. I think one can look forward to more new designs in inverters.
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    MediaRelease: Re: Grid Tie Office Solar Setup

    In my case I have a 20% lower peak in winter than in summer but in summer we have days where the output could be as low as 25% of a full sunshine day.

    For the last 2 months we have had full...
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    MediaRelease: Re: Grid Tie Office Solar Setup

    Normally the angle is latitude. If one wants to adjust you add 15 degrees for winter and subtract 15 degrees in summer.

    Real output of my panels on a grid tie at a latitude angle with no shade in...
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    MediaRelease: Re: Grid Tie Office Solar Setup

    Thanks a lot for explaining. I did not pick up that the inverter has 4 inputs. Only saw in the specs the max input is 60V and 10.5A with no reference that you have 4 inputs to the panel.

    Thanks to...
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