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    Re: Pure sine wave inverter

    bake praktiese verduideliking!
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    Re: Loadshed problem advice please

    I like your system its very basic as well and can go indefinately during the day no matter how long load shedding goes. However in the future try to increase your battery bank for especially in...
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    Re: Loadshed problem advice please

    I would advice you to go very basic. Dont buy solar panels
    nor charge controller rather invest on the inverters with built in charger such a devel 24v 3kw that you can permanently keep plugged to...
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    Re: The right tyres are important

    I have been driving a q7 with OEM 275/45/20 pirreli for 5 years but in the past 2years I changed to 255/60/18 pirreli Atr and the vehicle was totally transformed and could take the deep sand of...
  5. Re: I bit the bullet, panels etc to be delivered on Monday

    there is a maximun limit of the total watts from the pv panels that can be handled by one particular mppt and it is usually reflected on the specs of the mppt .for eg a 60 A 150v mppt will allow a...
  6. Re: I bit the bullet, panels etc to be delivered on Monday

    Similar size mppt
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    Pv
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    I could be wrong but your PC array is way over the limit for your mppt. I have a similar size schubart inverter and for a 48v system the limit is around 3000w and you are over 5000w .
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    Re: Complete energy system for camping

    And you really dont need an inverter but you can get s small one 300 to 500w for some equipment that do not take dc input like indy case I only need it for kids nebulizer and laptop . There are dc...
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    Re: Complete energy system for camping

    Best way in my opinion is to build your own battery box and add a dc to DC charger.get a deep cycle or high cycle 102/105 ah battery. This will allow you to charge with.your car alternator on the...
  11. Re: How long will fridge on battery last in various scenarios

    It is an usual calculation. Discharging: Example: Battery AH X Battery Volt / Applied load . Depth of discharge but lets say you can discharge down to 50% ie 51 AH .The load of your fridge when...
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    Sticky: Re: Proud of your softy place your 4x4 pic's here

    Took q7 to Moremi Xakanaka 503945503949
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    Re: Evacuated tubes vs plate

    Evac tubes aren't as robust as the flat plate and therefore are easily damage by hailstones .Evac tubes only better on wintertime.
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    Re: Mikes BMW X1 23d Xdrive Journal

    Very nice .Did you turn traction control off.I assume you had road tyres do you think AT tyres would have made a difference.
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    Which trailer to buy for less than R40k

    I have a decision to make on a camping trailer purchase. I currently gave a karet 200 roadster will racks which has served me well over the years but now I want to upgrade to an offroad trailer to...
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    Re: Unfenced camp rules

    Very helpful thread. Any advice for solo travellers eg how do you take a shower without being stalked by some big cat etc. Is it safe to have a nice rest on your camp chair enjoying a good book or...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Love this neat setup. How did you fix the ac breakers to the wooden surface because I cant see the fuse holder.I have a similar setup but not as neat.
  18. Re: Can a modern AWD navigate the same terrain as a old 4x4

    You quite right . Its not the turn but torque. Will post an article on it.
  19. Re: Can a modern AWD navigate the same terrain as a old 4x4

    Has a self locking centre differential which by the nature and size of its internal wheels/machinery when locked if its rear biased each full turn of the front wheels will produce 1.5 turn of the...
  20. Re: Can a modern AWD navigate the same terrain as a old 4x4

    There is a replacement. Modern top of the range awd s have esc off button which switches off traction control and defaults the vehicle to diff locked position eg if its rear wheel biased it default...
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    Re: Duel Battery set up.

    the problem may be with the year model of your car. I assume the dual battery system you are using is solenoid based. With cars manufactured after 2009 or so the voltage output was reduced such that...
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    Re: Grounding if solar system

    Thank you so much. The amount of knowledge a person can get from this Forum's experienced members is so remarkable!
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    Grounding if solar system

    Im not sure if this question was ever asked but could not find it on previous threads. I have a 2400 solar panel array on a corrugated roof ie 6 x 24 v250w in 3s2p and 6x 12v150w 6s . the two groups...
  24. Thread: Sani Pass - 4x2

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    Re: Sani Pass - 4x2

    agree 100 %. maybe it also depend on the skill of the driver . maybe the weather and state of the path. Even with awd softie you have to switch off the tc to sort of 'lock' the wheels and be able to...
  25. Thread: Sani Pass - 4x2

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    Re: Sani Pass - 4x2

    not with a trailer the turns at some points are too sharp .
  26. Thread: Sani Pass - 4x2

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    Re: Sani Pass - 4x2

    I dont think 4x2 should go up Sani Pass especially between the two border posts. I saw atleast two 4x2 stuck this past weekend a picanto and this Ford on the pic. The pass is extremely rocky...
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    Re: Trucks burned at Mooi River Plaza

    Could probably be right. What are the current birth rate statistics for SA population groups and to have prevented the current chaos what would in your opinion be the appropriate birth rate?Was in...
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    Re: Solar panels configuration dilemma.

    as you can see 4 x36.8 is 147v which is too close to the limit 150v
    initially i thought that if I can match the 12 v string to the 24v string in parrallell with no more than 5% difference in the...
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    Re: Solar panels configuration dilemma.

    Thanks for the advice Ill just get a second mppt controller. Currently only the 12v pv are connected to the mppt and I lined all six of them in series and they give me an Voc of around 117 v. and +-...
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    Re: Solar panels configuration dilemma.

    Thanks. What about the battery bank?Do I need to split it or can both mppt's charge the same battery bank at the same time
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    Solar panels configuration dilemma.

    ave 250 w 24v x4 and 150w 12v x6. I have a 48 v battery bank of 800ah and mppt 60A 150v limit and a 48v kv inverter. zI need help with the pairing of the panels ad the voltage of the 12v panels in...
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    Re: Khama Rhino Sanctuary Chalet

    Used their campsite 2 weeks ago and was perfect .No elecricity but if you bring your own electrickery youll be fine. Ablution facility well cared for . Nice self game drive only con is they are over...
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    Re: Q7 , X5 and hilux fun

    That I must say was definately the highlight of my Botswana Namibia overlanding trip. I have always thought and believed that dunes were off-limits for softies and that they were playground only for...
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    Sticky: Re: Escape Gear Seatcovers - Discount for members!

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  35. Thread: power box

    by Mbu
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    Re: power box

    Very nice and neat if your intelligent charger is ac then you can also add a dc dc charger for charging on the go
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