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  1. Thread: Bush Lapa mods

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    Re: Bush Lapa mods

    It's the BMV which is expensive. R3 400 a quick online search shows
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    Re: Show us your camping trailer setup & solutions

    Beautiful photo!
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    Re: XT140 customizing.......

    Slowly but surely...

    I'd thought a plug box would be a nice place for the cables to congregate before their required destination. I must say it's rather difficult to keep cables near when they are...
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    Re: XT140 customizing.......

    Thanks Ray

    I see you have 2 db boards in your installation. Is the top board for AC only and the bottom DC only?

    Are you using the load connections on your solar controller?
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    Re: XT140 customizing.......

    Getting started on redoing the electricks539148
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    I'm looking forward to seeing those videos, the notification button has been on for some time now.
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    Re: X140 customizing.......

    Hi Donlux

    I just fitted a Brad Harrison plug outside the original box where I slide a battery box in and connect it when necessary. No serious modifications we necessary and the battery box can be...
  8. Re: 90w solar charge controller - HCPD Power Pack Mk2

    I don't think it will be enough. We camped in Tzendze over December for 5 days and used 180w of solar on the 12A HCDP. The batteries did not last 5 days.

    I have to add that day time temperature...
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    Re: AGM Battery Recharge Time

    What price were you quoted if you don't mind me asking
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    Re: XT140 customizing.......

    +1 on the HCDP and buy right the first time. If get a system too small you'll end up regretting it.
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    Re: New Patriot camper trailer

    I think the hard shell, easy to pitch tent is probably the most attractive feature of their setup with the rest of the features fun to look at.

    The Metalian is really nice and like I said in a...
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    Re: New Patriot camper trailer

    The Metalian range of trailers and Bundutec tents and awnings are also amazing products! For my ideal setup would most likely be a combination of these.
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    New Patriot camper trailer

    Have you seen the trailer? Pretty cool....

    https://youtu.be/LlJHCvrudho
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    Re: Camping in Tsendze, KNP?

    This past Tuesday was also seriously hot 513909
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    Re: XT140 customizing.......

    Also fitted a power meter to check battery level and power usage512787
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    Re: XT140 customizing.......

    Fitted a Brad Harrison plug to the battery box to connect a second battery when needed.512734
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    Re: Camping in Tsendze, KNP?

    Definitely spending time in the bush 🤣
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    Re: Camping in Tsendze, KNP?

    I can not wait for the 15th!
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    Re: Overcharging alternator or bad battery?

    Morning Guys

    Just an update on what I have done thus far. I got a volt meter from 4x4direct and attached a cigarette lighter plug to monitor the voltage while driving. I used the Jeep last Friday,...
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    Re: HCDP 20A DC-DC Dual battery box

    Hi HKing

    Please let me know how your installation works. I would like to do the same and measure current drawn.

    Thanks
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    Re: Camping in Tsendze, KNP?

    Hi Guys

    We will be at site 31 from the 15th. Does anyone here know what can we expect in terms of the site and if water at the camp is safe for human consumption?

    Cheers
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    Re: Overcharging alternator or bad battery?

    I just checked the old dixon and the voltage is at 12.47v. I do want to fit a volt meter permanently in the jeep as it charges the trailer when we get to take a trip and it will be a good idea to...
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    Re: Overcharging alternator or bad battery?

    I will send them an email and ask what charge voltage is recommended for their batteries.
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    Re: Overcharging alternator or bad battery?

    Morning Guys.

    I took the Jeep to an auto electrician yesterday who performed a diagnostic test on the alternator. I am not sure what equipment they used but they tested it when the engine was...
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    Re: Overcharging alternator or bad battery?

    I made a booking on Saturday morning for an auto electrician to test the alternator. I will keep you posted on their findings.
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    Re: Overcharging alternator or bad battery?

    Fortunately I got home early today and did as you said. The car did go out for a short drive early this morning and I took the following readings now at the battery using a multi-meter:

    Engine...
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    Re: Overcharging alternator or bad battery?

    I will try a different app and also start looking for an auto electrician.

    According to the graph the charge rate hits 15.2v to often.

    I attached a screen shot. 510460
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    Re: Overcharging alternator or bad battery?

    Hi Guys

    A quick update on what I have managed to do so far.

    I connected an ELM OBD device and installed "Car Scan" on my phone to log the OBD volts. Unfortunately the app does not export data...
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    Re: Overcharging alternator or bad battery?

    The vehicle battery has a 2 year warranty and the deep cycle has a 1 year. The vehicle battery is almost at the end of its warranty and I think the deep cycle is out of warranty.
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    Re: Overcharging alternator or bad battery?

    All I can say is that I do not think so. HCDP installed the DC-DC charger in the trailer, re-routed battery, load and charge cables to the charger. They also did the vehcile installtion running a...
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    Re: Overcharging alternator or bad battery?

    It sounds like there is so much I need to check here, thank you for all the advice. I will take on this elephant one bite at a time [emoji16]
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    Re: Overcharging alternator or bad battery?

    Maybe I should add that the camping trailer has a 12A HCDP DC-DC Installed by Manie from HCDP) charger connected to a 105AH Dixon deep cycle battery. I mentioned this for 2 reasons:

    1) I do not...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Hey guys

    May I ask the electrickery specialists to assist on the below post:

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/306045-Overcharging-alternator-or-bad-battery
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    Overcharging alternator or bad battery?

    I am looking for some advise on how to solve the battery mistery I've had with my 2009 Jeep CRD WK.

    I purchased a Dixon 88AH battery around January 2017 and it performed fine for most of 2017...
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    Grand Cherokee Re: WK2 CRD battery replacement

    I recently replaced the battery in my WK1 with a Varta after the Dixon I had leaked acid on the internals (I am about to start a thread seeking advice). The indi we used recommendedd the Varta and I...
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