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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Baie netjies Ekkekan!
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Yes you do. The alternative is to disconnect both batteries and charge them separately every time which is not an option from a time and frustration perspective.

    Look at the Benton BX2 sold...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Bigger is not always better, but in case of an emergency, I'd rather have a bigger inverter that could handle more load.

    I'd go for the 200Ah battery. Less chances of one becoming defective and...
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    Sticky: Re: Gauteng Member Sightings

    I spotted him Monday 20 July 2020 as well and chatted to him but he didn't seem THAT upset ;D.

    Nice meeting you Adam!
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    Re: What did you do to your Mitsu Today ?

    Job well done!!!

    I know waaaay too little about lithium it seems, but your setup is then most impressive!
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    Re: What did you do to your Mitsu Today ?

    Very very nice.

    But where do you hide the battery?

    Because there is no way a 240Ah battery will fit in that NL battery box.
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    Nou kan mens dit verdomp lees en verstaan en ek dink nie eers ek het dit heeltemal reg nie. ;D

    Laat hulle vir jou wragtag 'n beter quote uitwerk man!


    - VOLTRONIC AXPERT KING INVERTER...
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    Re: What did you do to your Mitsu Today ?

    Nice Jacques,

    Welkom by die Mitsu (en spesifiek Triton) brand. :cool:
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    TTT,

    The penny finally dropped, for real this time. ;D

    I get it now.

    So as I understand it now.

    - AC in is bi directional. Inverter gets its power from Eskom for battery charging and...
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    Re: Linyanti camping

    Yes it was rough.

    During the day we would constantly soak the clothes we wore just to cool off. And every night, when the sun goes down......so does what little breeze there was during the day and...
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    Re: Linyanti camping

    Some more.
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    Re: Linyanti camping

    To the OP.

    My first trip to Botswana was during 2008

    My most memorable experience ever was at Lynanti where we stayed for 1-2 days.

    We had the whole campsite to ourselves the entire time. It...
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    It is true that a 5-10 Watt panel might not be enough to halt self discharge and maybe there is a satellite tracker that ads to this.

    The only reason I suggested this, is that there is no way a...
  14. Re: Optimal solar panel for vehicle in long-term storage?

    A small panel of 5-10 watts is al that's required.

    Then you wont even need a solar charge controller. Just couple directly to the battery.

    The amount of current it will produce will be akin to...
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    Re: Show your Two Way radio and Arial setups

    Thanks Eric.

    I forgot about the 50km radius for private commercial freqs as well as the roving freqs. ;D
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    Re: Show your Two Way radio and Arial setups

    There are different bands allocated to different industries. The Orra freqs we mention stands for Off Road Radio Association and is "mostly" associated with the offroading community and part of the...
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    Re: Show your Two Way radio and Arial setups

    Since taking up this hobby in 2002, I have had radios in all my vehicles and I have never ever experienced snapping of a radio antenna. And I have done a fair amount of bushwacking.

    You would have...
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    Re: Solar System for Home - A Victron view

    When the penny drops, in other words. ;D;D;D
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    I owe you big time, thank you so much T-man! :cool:
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    TTT, one more (I'm lying, there will be more) question please.

    Apologies if this was mentioned yet, I cant seem to find a definitive answer to this.

    Those Carlo and Venus johnies….

    I'm busy...
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    Thanks, will try them.

    I usually go to ElectraHertz in Silverton, but I don't think they're the cheapest.
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    Re: Show your Two Way radio and Arial setups

    Centre console to the left - Kenwood UHF NX800 Digital

    Centre console in the middle - Kenwood VHF TK7360H

    Behind the back seat - Kenwood HF TK90

    Right C pillar - UHF antenna

    Left C pillar...
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    I think the comprehension problems I'm having came with exactly how the wiring is supposed to be done.

    The picture cleared everything up, I think. ;D

    My confusion was with the fact that AC2 out...
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    TTT you're going to get gatvol with me, sorry about that. I believe we're almost there.



    Then one more thing please.

    I have been advised by someone in the industry that the VenusGX is...
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    Aggenee man! Now you've lost me again.
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    Thank you TTT, just a few more points requiring clarification please.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Looking nice Ekkekan!

    A mobile power solution. ;D

    How many batteries and of what size do you intend fitting in there?
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    Thank you sir! Just couple more questions please. ;D



    Only one db in the house. Nothing in the garage except 2 plug sockets. I considered using the one socket as a direct line to the house db,...
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    Thank you TTT.

    Again, sorry for how I'm trying to make sense of it, I also must see in pictures to understand, word pictures that it is.
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    TTT, Gerlach and all other Victron fans and boffins.
    I would also like some advice from you first hand experience guys that have paid the school fees.

    Looking for the right product for my needs....
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Hahahaha so I did!

    I actually had to edit the picture by cropping it because just as I took the screenshot, a WhatsApp popped up which I did not notice. And I'd rather not share the contents...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Just a little feedback from my previous post.

    This is the closest I've ever gotten to VOC of the panels. ;D

    This I ascribe to my superior wiring skills. >:D;D
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Also cannot view the attachments.

    How big are these batteries that more than 4 can fit in the computer box?

    Would love to see this setup.
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    Re: Solar decisions

    Agree absolutely. In a small mobile system like you and I use it makes no sense to go series, parallel is the way to go always.

    Provided space is not too much of an issue, the 3 x 90W is also the...
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    Re: Solar decisions

    You guys are way to worried about panels packing up or breaking.

    The only way I see this happening is if:

    - you crash or roll your vehicle (stuffed in any way an the panels will be least of...
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