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    Re: Zuurberg Pass - The Forgotten Pass?

    Nice drive .....
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    Re: Auto vs manual in off road conditions...

    I prefer automatic transmission in 4x4.

    As for the battery issue ..... if you have a dual battery system ....if one battery fails use the other.
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    Re: WRND dual battery charger

    Add a volt/amp meter between the unit and the battery.

    Build one...

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    or buy one ....
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    Re: Which flexi solar panels do I buy?

    I don't think 79W will do it for 7 days. Rather consider about 120 - 150W.

    I have the same problem with space in the Fortuner and have bought this 150w.

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    It folds up real small and...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    The product is supplied by Snomaster, the same company that is doing the fridges, ice makers and battery boxes.

    They had the 150W solar panel with the controller and connecting wires at the...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Has anyone used/tested the Snomaster 150w fold up solar panel and controller? Would like to hear your comments on efficiency etc.

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    Re: Lighting in and around tent

    I have a small crate (30cm x 22cm x 15cm) with the following to use for lighting either in the tent or gazebo - or during load shedding at home:

    12v 7.5ah battery with lighter socket - (5w globe...
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    Re: Tentco- Brilliant service

    I used a 30 x 30 mm angle alu strip and bolted the channel onto it (did not want to drill holes into my roofrack). Use eye-bolts to tie strip to the roofrack. Between the overhang stuck some rubber...
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    Re: Tentco- Brilliant service

    Agree with the brilliant service received from Tentco. I love their products.

    Just a tip Riaan. When securing the guide ropes - loop them around the poles. The wind will then not lift them as...
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    Re: Tentco Bundu Canopy - anyone using one?

    The roof section which is attached to the bag has this where the extra support pole is mounted so that the canopy can be used as a stand alone unit.

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    Re: WRND DC-DC chargers

    Have no problem with the WRND chargers.

    Older model in the vehicle
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    Newer in the trailer

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    Re: Basic AC-DC charger

    I bought one of these 7A chargers the other day for less than R160.
    Stood up to the task in charging and maintaining a deep cycle.

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    Re: Tentco Bundu Canopy - anyone using one?

    We're using a Tentco Bundu Canopy and can't complain about it.

    Takes little more time to pitch than a bat/ostrich type awning but imo much more sturdy in windy and rainy conditions and it...
  14. Re: RTT is a place to sleep. Where do you get dressed?

    Agree fully. That's why we love the RTT with the zip on room below especially for getting dressed. And when it rains, we stay dry getting up and down.
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    Re: Kwas en Koringkorrel baai

    Ons het 'n Echo Kavango wat omtrent net so swaar is maklik daar gesleep.
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    Re: Sani Pass - 4x2

    Hyundai i10 doing Sani ...... ::)

    Passed this one on Sani.... :confused: Maybe an Avis 4x4 rental?

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    Think they have missed this....

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    Re: Best camping lights

    Local Chinese electrical shop in Pretoria....(no idea what the name of the shop is).

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    Sure the fellows from Pakistan / India who have these electrical kiosks at traders markets should...
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    Re: Best camping lights

    My DIY lights.

    small 12v 5w led globe
    Plastic bottle/jar - (to prevent globe from breaking).
    Lighter plug for normal/hella fitting
    Switch


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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Thanks Mr Tolbos and Hendrik. I have learned something ....

    Also ran a quick experiment/test with the meter.

    Connected the meter as per Paul's equation between source (charger/solar controller)...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Think the clever guys should come in here.

    As far as I have it, in your equation, the meter will show the voltage delivered from the C-Tek and not the voltage of the battery. The amps and watt...
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    Re: Old Electrolux Resuscitation

    Try

    Zero Appliances:
    Tel: +27 10 207 1600
    Fax: +27 10 207 1675
    Export Department Fax: +27 10 207 1676
    [email protected]

    OR: COLD FACTOR
    Contact Details:
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    Re: Solar panel amp meter

    Toks - the credit must go to ChrisF, et al - I would not have been able to build the setup without their posts.

    Just for interest, I have added this little meter between the aux battery and the...
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    Re: Running Fridge off batteries

    I had the same problem with fridge that used to cut out on startup even if battery was fully charged. I lowered the cut off voltage setting on the fridge to lowest, (think it is 10v something...
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    Re: Solar panel amp meter

    Cannot see why they say its unable to measure input from solar with the first meter.

    I have similar meters between solar and DC-DC charger (20amp) and between charger and aux battery (50amp).
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Well done ....looking good.
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Mike, from our friends at 4x4 direct.

    http://www.4x4direct.co.za/558-meters
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Eggie, spot on as usual as to the in-line switch.

    I think these meters are build for prolonged display, however, I disconnect the meter from the battery when not camping or using any load for...
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Plastic box from Communica - less than R40.00.

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    I still need to cut out the screen size on the lid.
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    Agree with the wires on the side. I'm busy installing mine in a small plastic box with perspex cover that is the size of the meter screen. Wires are then concealed going through the back of the box....
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    Sticky: Re: Electrickery for camping

    This little meter also works quite nice.

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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    By Bushwillow in Karkloof (Howick) gekamp afgelope naweek. Baie netjies met skoon abulusie.

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    Re: Solar Car Battery Charger

    The specs:
    Input voltage: 16 - 20 V/DC (solar panel or power supply)

    Output: regulated for charging a 12V battery to max. 13.8 - 14.2 V/DC
    Output current: 0 - 1,5 A, depending on the...
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    Re: Sail Track/ Awning rail

    Bought mine at Non-Ferrous Metal Works (SA) (PTY) LTD - 264 Zeiler Street; Pretoria.

    They might also have off cuts.
  34. Re: NEW!! Challenger / Camp Master trailer problems....watch this space

    Just love my Challenger / Wildeness 310! Just did about 4720km of which some was on very bad roads without any problems.
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    Re: Snomaster 35L in plastic box

    Week ago came back from a 2 week trip along the West Coast and bought me one for the car the day before we left. Best buy I could have ever made. 60l Snomaster fridge in trailer stopped working on...
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