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  1. Re: Problem witth solar panel - advice please

    Amp meter must be series , in other words break the wire insert amp meter in line , reconnect, crocodile clips work as a temp connections

    Also amp meter readings only show if there is a load...
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    Solar power for camping fridge

    @EHoffman, Eggie, Fluffy

    Eggie posted the pessimistic opinion and in truth is quite correct based on real life Experience.

    Fluffy posted the optimistic opinion and in truth also correct, but...
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    Re: Day zero when the Cape runs dry

    Iíve looked at the map , friends clients etc, and knowing the amount of people living there itís astonishing to see friends and people we know with high usage 2-4 people over 6kl

    We are averaging...
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    Re: inline resistors

    If itís a bright red LED X1 =1KOHM
    2 X LED = 800 ohm
    3 X LED = 600 ohm
    4 X LED = 400 ohm
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    Re: What did you learn on your holiday camp.

    That you can run a freezer at -10į off a 12A/h LC battery 6A PWM controller and one 80W panel , while the main 100A/h battery gets full amps from the 2nd 80W panel.

    Tried this after we had 4 days...
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    Re: Romer Cooler Boxes

    Used dry ice a few times, itís great if you want to keep stuff frozen for longer, in fact it dropped our gas freezer from -14 down to -30į during a 5 hour trip to Cederberg one year, freezer wasnít...
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    Re: Best camping lights

    We use silicon solar lights, which can be usb charged for subtle lighting around camp at night , come in different colours

    Also we have headlamps for Hands free use, and personal LED flashlights...
  8. Deep Cycle Batteries (Prices and Suppliers)

    Battery life in A/h gets depleted over time, commonly known as charge cycles, each battery has a rated charge cycle capacity.
    by what info youíve provided it sounds like the battery only has 40-50%...
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    Re: Solar power and deep cycle battery

    The problem with that Paul is their are different temp zones inside a freezer.

    EG :We use an external temp probe to make sure,
    itís normally 2-5į variance from the built in probe because the temp...
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    Re: Camp security

    This happens even in Europe, camping some years ago in France I heard someone walking around outside our Tent , early hours of the morning, as soon as I switched our lantern on the intruder moved...
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    Re: Logbook - tracker

    I looked at all the types before hand,
    My decision was based on two things, multiple vehicles including a motorcycle.
    And one device to do everything , carrying a phone plus a dongle type didnít...
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    Re: Logbook - tracker

    You start the log by selecting the vehicle IE : by number plate or model no
    Vehicles are setup at any time and can be deleted if you for instance sell and buy new vehicle(after a data backup)
    I...
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    Re: Logbook - tracker

    On my iPhone I use an app called Travel Logs, I chose this because it can log more than one vehicle
    It exports to CSV files via email or to the Cloud and from there you have a complete log.
  14. Re: Victron Bluetooth on Bluesolar Chargecontroller

    @Willem
    I replied on your other thread as to why I bought the BT.
    But here it is again...

    ďTo me itís worth it even though I have the DIY forum Batt monitor.
    The BT app works on my phone and...
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    Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

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    Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

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    Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

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    iPhone 6s
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    Re: DIY battery boks

    To me itís worth it even though I have the DIY forum Batt monitor.
    The BT app works on my phone and iPad

    I can check the state of the battery while driving

    I can turn the load off and on via...
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    Re: Campmor Safari Bow setup & leaking issues

    The grommet in the last picture look fine, ours is also tight , but never had an issue 4 years later after purchase.

    The Stitching in the left picture looks correct, tent should overlap the ground...
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    Re: DIY battery boks

    The BT module works perfectly, you can sit anywhere in your camp site and see whatís going on with your Victron controller.
  21. Extending awning coverage on Campmor Safari bow?

    Then you need this type of setup, but it takes time to setup
    467026

    We just put our canvas Gazebo in front, so it looks like the dining shelter / veranda, and with two side panels it get snug in...
  22. Re: Extending awning coverage on Campmor Safari bow?

    Campmor sells side panels

    We have them , but canít say for sure if they are stocked in OZ
    Contact them via their website and request.

    Any tent guy can do also it, I made up two for a friend.
    ...
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    Re: fride freezer question.

    Having had both my take is such

    Gas Fridge:

    Not as efficient in high ambient temps
    Initially Cheaper to buy <5K
    Running costs because of LP gas refills
    Limited to how much gas is in your...
  24. Seam sealer on quality Canvas vs Cheap Synthetic Tents without it?

    Sorry didnít finish Tapatalk crashed

    I suggest reading my short article on the merits of canvas and nylon.

    ...
  25. Re: Seam sealer on quality Canvas vs Cheap Synthetic Tents without it?

    Hi Manix
    Have you read my reply to the original post you created regarding the Campmor ? Itís at the end

    We have good quality Australian designed Nylon Turbo tent that is 5-6 years old and donít...
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    Campmor Safari Bow setup & leaking issues

    Hi
    Iíve been following the thread to see if you have any luck from the vendor and by all accounts you are out of luck.

    We have the biggest Campmor Safari with out the enclosed kitchen veranda and...
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    Mixing solar panels

    Hi Paul
    Iíve mixed glass panels with flexopower , different Wattsís but effectively similar panel voltages, the controller sorts it out no problem.
    Mixed 79W and 30W,
    Mixed 2x80W with 30W
    Mixed...
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    Re: Solar power and deep cycle battery

    100W panel isnít enough to run a freezer at -18į and still fully charge your battery each day to continue for the next day and thatís assuming you have a new battery

    Older the battery = less A/h...
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    Re: Where can I camp in peace and quiet?

    Sadly to say we had a similar experience on the long weekend past, I wanted to chat to the noisy neighbors who were super nice and friendly during the day with little kids to teenagers running...
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    Re: Outbound Tent?

    If its a Square 2.5x2.5 or 3x3m tent, you could try Tentco, supplied by Camp and Climb
    The have canvas domes in a few sizes , and use spring steel poles outside and the tent clips on to the external...
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    Re: Waeco 50L Fridge repairs

    Contact LeanneK4th on this forum
    she is the Waeco/Dometic representative , I'm sure she can assist.
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    Re: Budget torch under R1000

    Sent you a PM
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    Re: Engel Fridge 12V Cable

    4x4megaworld stock them
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    Re: Solar. panel

    Hi Paul
    Also have the roll up,
    we added a 30W panel
    I think 30-50W could be light enough and still small for packing.
    On a good sunny day we get 2.25A but average 1.8A on the 30W
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    Re: Slow Cooker etc and Ox Tail

    Something we do often is pot roast a chicken in the slow cooker,
    prepare the chicken like you normally do for the oven.
    We place a small teacup saucer at he bottom upside down to lift the bird off...
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