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  1. Thread: Contests

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    Re: Contests

    Maybe post your call sign so we can look out for you.
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    Re: Electric motor into Defender conversions

    Thatís exactly what a Hybrid like the Prius is.
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    Re: Electric motor into Defender conversions

    Windmill on the roof is a fantastic idea. The faster you go the further you go. >:D;D>:D
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    Re: 12v Power supply

    Not if it is the ever popular 2N3055 industry workhorse configured as a series pass device in an old analogue power supply. ;D

    Twenty years ago about 99% of all power supplies would have been made...
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    Re: 12v Power supply

    Remove the resistor that goes to ground and replace with a wire link.

    Just be aware that you may never get to 2V and even if you do you will have dissipation problems.

    Continuously variable...
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    Re: Electric motor into Defender conversions

    I once saw a picture on this forum of somebody repairing a clean wheel barrow.
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    Re: Radio equipment iIdentification required.

    To reduce mutual interference or and in this case to allow a repeater to function.

    What happens in a repeater is that you have separate Tx and Rx frequencies. so for example the your mobile Tx...
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    Re: Radio equipment iIdentification required.

    Cavity filters, probably diplexer.

    Cavity filters are an awesome technology.

    Think of them like this.

    The walls of the cavity represent the inductor and the end plates represent the...
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    Re: Electric motor into Defender conversions

    That is a clean Defender. ;D
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    Re: What do I need? Solar

    What do I need? Solar.

    Sell the water in the pool to buy some Solar Panels, Batteries and an Inverter/Charger.

    Fill the empty pool with sand and make a vegetable garden.

    Run the lights and...
  11. Thread: Speed Limits

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    Re: Speed Limits

    I find it hard to believe a vehicle enthusiast forum is even having the discussion.

    This idea about the last posted sign is just plain dangerous. I would love to see somebody justifying doing...
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    Re: Increasing Amarok wading depth

    None ?
  13. Thread: Boat to Ponta

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    Re: Boat to Ponta

    Eek ;D
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    Re: CTek D to DC charger

    HOLY COW, scratch the "reputable supplier" part of your post and replace with "blithering idiot".
  15. Re: Suzuki Service In Cape Town (CBD / Southern Suburbs)

    This is the best Deep South facility.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9FzVhw8_bY
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    Re: Repairing Semi-Flexible Solar Panel

    Thin hideen wires coming thru the pane and the glue and the connector box onto the terminals in the middle. You can see the solder connections.

    Common most popular connection method.

    Somebody...
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    Re: CTek D to DC charger

    Doesn't really matter where they are manufactured.

    Redarc is an Aus product, and Ctek is a Swedish product and iPhone is an American product. Doesn't matter if they are manufactured in Chins or...
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    Re: CTek D to DC charger

    They are both Australian products. ?
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    Re: Connecting PV system to Municipal Supply

    Yep, can be very workable if you are knowledgeable and disciplined enough to maximise your systems capabilities.

    Really a case of making hay while the sun shines. So run that lawn mower and...
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    Re: Connecting PV system to Municipal Supply

    As long as you are happy to have the load limited to the inverter size and you are happy throwing away the extra PV energy.

    But that's life
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    Re: Is the OBD temp reading good enough?

    Quite correct.

    But also within the context of this thread, anybody who doesn't know that shouldn't be measuring and relying on accurate temp measurements, he may just panic if he sees 104 deg C
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    Re: Is the OBD temp reading good enough?

    Why not ?
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    Re: Connecting PV system to Municipal Supply

    Its either/or. Load is limited to what the Bi-direction inverter can supply. So if it is a 3kW unit your load is limited to 3kW. Unless you switch to mains only, in which case it is mains limited.
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    Re: Connecting PV system to Municipal Supply

    Correct, or he was misleading you.

    Extremely misleading statements. (Not yours, the ones in quotes in your post) A Bi-directional Inverter is simply a AC - DC battery charger and a DC - AC (220V...
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    Re: Claimed Consumption Please sue a manufacturer

    You don't have to and that's not the intention. It's a standardized test used for all cars so its an indication allowing you to "compare" different cars.

    Honestly, "sue a manufacturer", you got...
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    Re: Connecting PV system to Municipal Supply

    I wasn't being nasty, just pointing out for info.
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    Re: Connecting PV system to Municipal Supply

    One or two things -

    You can feed back now in many places and circumstances, but there are a bunch of hoops to jump through.

    A sparky cant do a COC. Only a professional registered Engineer....
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    Re: Connecting PV system to Municipal Supply

    From what you describe I seriously doubt your system can grid-tie. What inverter and MPPT's are you using ? What you describe is a UPS based technology.

    In a grid -tie system the Solar Panels...
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    Discovery 4 Re: Stuck in off-road height

    AFAIK the temp sensor is like a thermostat. It isn't an analog device, its either over temp or not. Same as the other sensors, etc. eg pressure.

    But anyhow, makes no difference. Makes sense to...
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    Discovery 4 Re: Stuck in off-road height

    I cant for the love of money think why the software would be different for the AMK compressor.

    Ooh OK, there's the reason, love of money, they can pretend to change the software and charge you...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Which small car?

    Difficult when somebody summarily dismisses two of the best contenders outright before taking advice.

    I have hired a Group A/B care once or twice a month for a week at a time almost every single...
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    Re: Pandora's box....

    I prefer a Raspberry PI to the Pandora's box for retro gaming.
  33. Re: To map or not to map Fortuner GD-6 4x4 is the question???

    manufacturers build safety margins into their tuning.

    chipping eats into these margins.

    the ball is in your court.
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    Re: CTek D to DC charger

    Correct, and that is a good choice. However just be aware that you aren't comparing apples with apples. There are some major and very important differences.
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    Re: CTek D to DC charger

    Yes, but you can take corrective action if there is a problem and be forwarned if there is a problem and fix it, or if it is a load problem change your useage profile.

    Information is valuable....
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