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  1. Re: Going LifePo4 and ditching the current charging system

    Mine went to ďsleepĒ and we originally connected a pulser which kept them going for two years until the sleeping reoccurred and on stripping the batteries it was decided that the BMS had failed. They...
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    Re: Matusadona September 21 report

    Thanx Mike and especially all those involved in getting Matasudona back on the map. We support these efforts and should help getting it back on every Zim tourists itinerary. Great job guys!
  3. Re: Going LifePo4 and ditching the current charging system

    BN replaced my 2 batteries without any issues. The management systems went wonky
  4. Re: 11 months to E. Africa and back and...plans and updates

    What! 11 months! Thatís just about enough time. Soooooo jealous!

    We will keep an eye on your progress have a safe and enjoyable trip.
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    Re: Suggestions please for round trip?

    Youíll be fine that time of the year just ask for advice when you enter any park. That is one of my favorite times of the year for Zim.

    Hwange will be OK. Vic Falls?

    Also work your route after...
  6. Re: Food, drink, and perishables when crossing into Zimbabwe

    Yes and no!

    Yes - I have taken those items across the border. Always got away with this as I state that it is all for personal consumption.

    No - I know that there is a customs rule re something...
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    Re: Where to buy Defender Intercoolers

    Elton = Eurospeed.
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    Re: Developments at Matusadona National Park

    Yes please Mike and thanx so much.
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    Re: Developments at Matusadona National Park

    Well done! I enjoyed your trip report. Matasudona used to be a great park with many fond memories. Need to go back sooner than later.

    As a point of interest what did the ferry cost?
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Shingwedzi from the 10th for 2 weeks then Punda for 1 week.
  11. Thread: Road condition

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    Re: Road condition

    Havenít travelled that road in a while. But it used to be Ok. Just watch out for speed traps especially when you approach or in Badplaas area.
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    Re: Kenya - Selfdrive trip - October '21

    Stefan,

    Wishing the two you a safe flight!

    Keep us posted as you go along.
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    Re: Swartpan is Very Dry & Desolate

    Thanx so much, what a well written post and lovely trip!
  14. Re: 24 days overlanding in Botswana for the first time!

    Baines for one night is a great option after Khumaga but I would also recommend that a night or two at South Camp Nxai Pan.

    You could do this and cut out Kubu, which is similar - well not quite. ...
  15. Re: 24 days overlanding in Botswana for the first time!

    As said before basics also available at Third Bridge.
  16. Thread: First bots trip

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    Re: First bots trip

    There is only on option at Savuti.
  17. Re: 24 days overlanding in Botswana for the first time!

    Try and book you flight beforehand, to make sure that time is not wasted when doing this on the trip as sometimes when you arrive in Maun and want to book then there are no open slots to fit in with...
  18. Re: 24 days overlanding in Botswana for the first time!

    And, of course youíve got to wash and clean the at every campsite! 😇
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    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    Thanx. I donít think that it is fair to refer to proper comparisons when there are so many variables. Whichever product to go for is another question.

    I would like like to make a call on a...
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    Re: Portable Solar Panels

    Thanx for all your insights.

    Maybe Dogbert can comment or have details on the foldable panel. Yes the prices are good.
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    Re: Portable Solar Panels

    I hope those spotty clouds bring us some rain. Another question, what is the width of the foldable when it is in the bag? I assume the 8mm listed on the product spreadsheet is the width of the panel...
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    Re: Portable Solar Panels

    By the way your video is not sloppy at all as it shows the basics of shade influences.

    By the way have you done a similar video on the foldable panel? If so please share.
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    Re: Portable Solar Panels

    Thabx so much for the feedback. So in short the better option, ignoring the weight difference, the foldable panel will outperform the blanket plus you get about 3A more?
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    Re: Portable Solar Panels

    Thanx for your reply PsyPhin I get it. Did you look up JJís YouTube video. I have 3X 12V 80W - each about 8kg panels and 1X 48V 240W - about 22kg panel which operate (as explained in your post) in...
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    Re: Portable Solar Panels

    First time my link only took me to the summary sheet of each product. Thanx sorted out. When I now click on the product I get the full spec sheet.

    The weight difference is significant but...
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    Re: Portable Solar Panels

    Hi Dogbert, I managed to get to the portion of the video you directed me to. What I see is that reviewer only holds his hand over a portion of one section and then states that shade is no problem. I...
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    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    Hi, I accidently linked to this solar blanket/panel review. https://youtu.be/Txt1HePm9aM
    JJ's Review.

    I am a little bit confused by this review. He compares a foldable solar panel to what he...
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    Re: Portable Solar Panels

    Thanx Dogbert.
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    Re: Hwange to Karoi via Matusadona and or Chizarira

    I 2nd this!
  30. Thread: Luangwa pontoon

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    Re: Luangwa pontoon

    Which month are planning to cross?
  31. Thread: Liuwa Plains

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    Re: Liuwa Plains

    Not easy! the migration can be a hit or a miss and with Liuwa being in high demand one has to make your call on timing well in advance. Normally (if there is such a thing) the best time is around 20...
  32. Thread: Liuwa Plains

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    Re: Liuwa Plains

    IMHO one night at Ihaha is a waste, it is not a stay-over camp. Just saying!��

    Tony’s idea to get to Liuwa ASAP is a good recommendation. But I would suggest that one 2 day stop in either Namibia...
  33. Thread: Liuwa Plains

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    Re: Liuwa Plains

    12 days to Liuwa and then to Kafue and the back via Livingstone? That is going to be tight. From Livingstone I assume you return to SA via Kasane?

    Are you guys towing?

    The road from Liuwa to...
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    Re: Portable Solar Panels

    Dogbert Prices look good. I followed the product links but canít get to the specs sheets of either. Can you please post the details on this thread.

    Cheers
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    Re: Portable Solar Panels

    The review link is followed by a review of a similar blanket vs a foldable blanket (JJís review). This review indicates that the blanket current drops to zero amps if part of the blanket is in shade...
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