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    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    Nothing magic. Setting up perfect works for one point in time for one direction. Ten minutes later, unless you reset, it is now wrong.

    So unless you have a tracker, or sit there all day fixing it,...
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    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    And the real interesting part. Setting up all the panels to face the sun perpendicular is probably the least efficient way of deploying them.
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    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    The power will be at the simultaneous rated operating Voltage and Current. To use the available Power one needs a "Power Converter" or put differently DC-DC Charge controller, again put differently,...
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    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    For sure 100%. But I find it difficult justify the price difference, no matter what the the other factors are.

    There would need to be a VERY VERY significant difference in performance or quality...
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    Re: Testing MAF Sensor

    IMHO a bit of a useless test and waste of time. The probability of there not being power TO the MAF is probably a 1000 times less than a faulty MAF. Reading FROM is difficult and impractical.

    Best...
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    Re: Loading a co-ordinate

    Or just set your Garmin to Lat Long - Deg : Minutes DM mode.

    It’s in the menu somewhere.
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    Re: "Affordable" foldable solar panels

    I have to be fair.

    Look at these. 200W foldable with a Charge controller. R3895

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/347683-Portable-Solar-Panels?p=4737144&highlight=#post4737144...
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    Re: Proof that the new Navara

    Confused, you defend leaf springs as a better alternative than coils, now you are disappointed it has leaf springs.
  9. Re: Going LifePo4 and ditching the current charging system

    I think we are all still learning with these new technologies.

    Not helped by all the misinformation and charlatans out there.
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    Re: Welding on a vehicle

    And donít forget about the neighbours cars and the bunnies.
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    Re: Welding on a vehicle

    Look, I think one needs to be pragmatic. Depends where and what you are welding.

    Also important is where you attach the clamp, obviously as near as possible to the weld makes sense.

    Similarly...
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    Re: Welding on a vehicle

    This subject is a lot more complex than one thinks.

    If one connects electrodes to a cars body and carefully and slowly crank up the current, you will get volt drops developing, pretty much...
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    Re: Welding on a vehicle

    That reminds of the thread earlier this week where somebody recons a JEEP JK is a good overlanding vehicle, because that's what he does.
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    Re: Welding on a vehicle

    Current will go all possible paths simultaneously, the amount of current in each path is proportional to the resistance.
  15. Re: Why No Jeep Wranglers or Gladiators Through SA, Namibia, or Botswana?

    Lovely - report back when you get back.

    Assuming you all get back, my money is on the Treg.
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    Discovery 4 Re: Whining sound around 45km/h

    Naw, I would like you to stay.

    You are the first one. ;D

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    And now completely serious. SERIOUS

    I like the new you. Just enough BS and AGRO to be meaningful,...
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    Discovery 4 Re: Whining sound around 45km/h

    What a special day, I will mark it on my Calendar - Forums Official Land Rover basher had some real advise.

    Yeh yeh, know - just a bit of fun. ;D
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    Discovery 4 Re: Whining sound around 45km/h

    Best get a good divorce lawyer.

    If that doesn't help - take it to a mechanic. The older D3's had that problem with the differentials, but not enough info to help any further.

    These kind of...
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    Re: Portable Solar Panels

    Honestly - add a half decent battery, and what more could one ask for.

    Simple, clean, compact, portable.
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    Re: PSD008 playing up?

    Typically on this class of chargers, using the wrong battery for the setting, will just be sub-optimal, and not likely to destroy the battery, or get the chargers knickers in a knot.

    Any time you...
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    Re: PSD008 playing up?

    Wierd>:D;D

    I suspect your battery is Fubar.

    If you let it settle for an hour disconnected, what is the voltage.
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    Re: PSD008 playing up?

    Put the charger in power supply mode. The load from the router is confusing the charger algorithm into thinking the battery still needs charging.

    What the charger does is output a high charge...
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    Re: Spare wheel braai grid.. Who uses it?

    I was about to go off-grid, then you posted those. Now I am stuck.
  24. Re: Why No Jeep Wranglers or Gladiators Through SA, Namibia, or Botswana?

    The problem with threads like this is when you opinion doesn't fit the mould.

    As pointed out and then burned for it by HeinrickC. Overlanding and capable off road are not necessarily the same...
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    Re: Stahlwille

    And all their units are linked back to a SI reference standard.

    So they choose to use Metric measurements in USA Imperial units.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmSJXC6_qQ8

    My bedtime...
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    Re: Cigarette Lighter - Hella Plug

    Which is fine for a fixed installation but gives you interoperability and compatibility with no one.
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    Re: Cigarette Lighter - Hella Plug

    Quite so. They are actually designed to carry mega Amps, its the cheap build that is the problem. A quality Cig Plug should easily handle 50 Amps.

    Its the thin wires and the cheap spring retainers...
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    Re: Cigarette Lighter - Hella Plug

    Yep, they work nice.
  29. Thread: Pizza oven

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    Re: Pizza oven

    Thanks, it seems that the choice between vermiculite and perlite hinges on the finish. I am looking for something that is aseptically pleasing as it will sit on a dining table.

    So for a table top...
  30. Thread: Pizza oven

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    Re: Pizza oven

    Ah so normal cement. Thanks.
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    Re: Pizza oven

    Nice - What about a bed of steel.

    Please tell me about the perlite/cement mix. I am making a Hibachi braai and doing the same mix. Which cement did you use. I see some people use some "white"...
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    Re: Solar panel diodes and more.

    Yes but - absolute worst case is 6A at 1V = 6W lost. Not a train smash, because even the best diode is also going to be up tp 3W lost.

    So a difference of 3W then. That makes a difference of the...
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    Re: Solar panel diodes and more.

    If you must.

    https://www.mantech.co.za/ProductInfo.aspx?Item=14M8318
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    Re: Camp fridge,105ah battery and solar?

    Unfortunately, an old wifeís tale. While theoretically true, the losses part, in practice not so.

    Parrallel will yield the same performance, and be automatically fault and shade tolerant.
    ...
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    Re: Solar panel diodes and more.

    I canít help but think that pos and neg are swapped.
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