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    Terios Fuse Description

    I have a current draw off the battery (about 250mA) that is running it down but am struggling to track down exactly what is causing it. The responsible circuit fuse (15A) is labeled "BACK UP".

    It...
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    My comment only refers to the current draw from...

    My comment only refers to the current draw from each individual battery, and not the amount of power that the battery pack delivers to the load.

    Ie. Whether connected in series or parallel the...
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    Ok, but I'm still not 100% with you. Lets assume...

    Ok, but I'm still not 100% with you. Lets assume you have a 100W load. 2 x 12V batteries in parallel, that is 8.3A from 12V or 4.15A from each battery.

    Now if you have those same 12V batteries in...
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    Surely the amount of energy is the same, whether...

    Surely the amount of energy is the same, whether you place the batteries in parallel or series? The only advantage I can see with placing the batteries in series is that you can use thinner cables...
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    Regardless of the state of the country - 3 years...

    Regardless of the state of the country - 3 years is a very short term for property. Remember that when you buy you will pay transfer fees, bond registration fees, etc.. and when you sell probably 5%...
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    Out of interest why do you want to pot the...

    Out of interest why do you want to pot the electronics? In most cases you are better off using a conformal coating over the PCB and components. Something like Peters:...
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    Had a good response from Snomaster - fridge has...

    Had a good response from Snomaster - fridge has been replaced with a new unit.
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    What was the outcome of this? Did they tell you...

    What was the outcome of this? Did they tell you what was wrong? Have returned mine after it did it twice but they are struggling to replicate the problem.
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    I see mine just reverted back to -28 / +10 now as...

    I see mine just reverted back to -28 / +10 now as well after half a day of controlling correctly. Sigh...
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    Turned the fridge off for about 12 hrs, turned it...

    Turned the fridge off for about 12 hrs, turned it on again this morning and it seems to be behaving itself again. Anyone with similar experiences?
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    Our brand new Snomaster (few months old) is also...

    Our brand new Snomaster (few months old) is also freezing at -28 degC with thermostat set to -10 degC in the one compartment.

    Seems to be a common problem judging from the above. All well and...
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    Also very true!

    Also very true!
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    Thanks Paul. That is also a good option,...

    Thanks Paul. That is also a good option, especially since it can then be taken off and washed if necessary.
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    Thanks! Will give them a call.

    Thanks! Will give them a call.
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    I guess so, but I feel comfortable with the...

    I guess so, but I feel comfortable with the design and construction of the shell. I however have no experience working with canvas so that seems the biggest hurdle for me.

    Could you please tell me...
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    Thanks Andz, but I want to mount solar panels to...

    Thanks Andz, but I want to mount solar panels to the roof of the tent so probably rules that out?
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    DIY roof top tent

    I am struggling to find a good 2nd hand clam-shell type RTT in my budget (about R9k) so am toying with the idea of having a crack at one myself. How difficult can it really be to? :rolleyes:
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  18. Thread: CTEK Instalation

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    Also keen to keep mine in. Prefer the idea of not...

    Also keen to keep mine in. Prefer the idea of not having my primary battery permanently connected to the secondary system. Seems safer but can't quantify it. With solar will the CTEK divert charge...
  19. Thread: CTEK Instalation

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    CTEK Instalation

    Currently have my CTEK connected to the main battery via a relay from a previous installation which disconnects the CTEK from the main battery when the vehicle is off.

    Would it be better to...
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    Thanks. Once I go through the effort of cleaning...

    Thanks. Once I go through the effort of cleaning I'm thinking about lubricating with dirt bike chain lubricant rather. Doest attract dirt and should do a decent job lubricating the bearings I hope?
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    cleaning ball-bearing slides

    I have new ball bearing slides (busy building a fridge slide & drawer system) that I have managed to get steel filings into >:(

    Is there any way to clean them and get them free-running again?
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    The steel frame looks like a great idea! Very...

    The steel frame looks like a great idea! Very neat, strong and can be welded by the common folk. I'm a bit PO'd with myself for buying one now :)
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    Planning to cover the back of these panels with...

    Planning to cover the back of these panels with thin aluminium sheet, but that is a very good point!
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    Hinged Solar Panel Wire Routing

    I have 2 x 80W panels that I have hinged together for camping. Anyone know if it is better running the wires on a fixed loop at the top of the panel (arrow 1) or through the sides with one end...
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    Looks like it's intended to slowly charge the...

    Looks like it's intended to slowly charge the battery, rather than jump start the battery?
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    I have a similar machine with a similar...

    I have a similar machine with a similar "problem". I think it's due to the duty cycle of the machine.

    "Duty cycle is a welding equipment specification which defines the number of minutes, within a...
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    Did you manage to sort the issue with the drums?...

    Did you manage to sort the issue with the drums? Mine do exactly the same..
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    I'm guessing you don't want to sell yours then......

    I'm guessing you don't want to sell yours then... :rolleyes:
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    Looking for RTT...

    How long will it take to setup and pack away a Technitop RTT vs the Impi and how do the two compare in terms of ease of use?

    How does the mounting system work on the Impi. Ie would it be easy to...
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    squeaky drum brakes

    I cant seem to solve my squeaky rear brakes on the Isuzu. I have replaced the drums (which were badly pitted) and the brake shoes which only bought me about a week of quiet braking. I did notice an...
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    Now that is very neatly done! How rigid is that...

    Now that is very neatly done! How rigid is that Alu flat bar? I imagine that the panel frame itself adds a lot to the sturdiness of the assembly?
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    That was the cheapest shipping offered. The other...

    That was the cheapest shipping offered. The other company wanted Au $ 30 for shipping :(
  33. Thread: DIY Roof Rack

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    I have considered 25mm aluminium square tubing...

    I have considered 25mm aluminium square tubing and connect-it's, however I couldn't settle on a practical design that I liked given the limited choices in configuring the bars. What dimension is your...
  34. Thread: DIY Roof Rack

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    I have a set of Thule load bars on that has a...

    I have a set of Thule load bars on that has a channel used to mount accessories.

    A far as I can tell the weight limit given by Thule is 75kg.
  35. Thread: DIY Roof Rack

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    Hope I'm not hijacking this thread, but I am busy...

    Hope I'm not hijacking this thread, but I am busy designing a roof rack to go on the cab of my bakkie. Dimensions 1.2m x 1.1m. I have calculated the weight to be 20kg using mild steel. Would this be...
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