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    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    So Firstly as the OP thanks for all the info and debate much appreciated and helped me a lot.

    I went ahead as per advice and purchased a National Luna 25 amp hr DC to DC charger and managed to...
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    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    Kortgat

    Thanks for your reply. Something I picked up that I had not heard before is the correct SOC for Storage. I am planing to do a permanent install under the 6th and 7th seats of the disco. So...
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    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    Many Thanks all

    I appreciate you taking the time to reply. It a pity about the Ctek D250s not being able to do the job. Given that I go for the BN 104Amp Hr What DC to Dc chargers would be...
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    Lithium vs Lead Acid

    Hi All

    Im considering changing my portable battery pack battery to a Lithium Iron Battery. I have a few questions that I would appreciate advise on though.

    1) Will the original Ctek D250 S...
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    Re: Solenoid versus DC-DC dual battery system.

    Cainslie

    Hi, That amount of driving would be good to keep the battery in good shape if you were not drawing power. With my set up running a freezer at -10 I would normally drive around 6 to 7...
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    Re: Solenoid versus DC-DC dual battery system.

    Cainslie

    "There will be a fridge permanently connected to the Deltec".

    Hi. Will the fridge be on all of the time. If yes, my experience is that you will need to drive a few hours a day to keep...
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    Self Charging Nuclear Battery

    Hi this would change the world.

    Could this be true.

    https://newatlas.com/energy/nano-diamond-self-charging-batteries-ndb/


    Regards
    Gavin
  8. Thread: Inverters

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    Re: Inverters

    ekkekan

    Hi. Please see picture attached
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    Re: Inverters

    Hi all.

    I have just installed a 3KVA 24 volt inverter. Everything works perfectly but the fan has remained on constantly for the last 48 hours. This cant be right can it.

    Regards
    Gavin
  10. Re: URGENT........Registration Office or Agent in Pretoria East area PLEASE!!

    Petri

    I have just used Q Solutions. Great Service

    Murray Brown
    083 447 6564
  11. Re: Plastic Dam Liner vs Bentonite for earth dam sealing

    Grant

    Hi. I built a 500sqm dam on my property. You are doing the right thing by going deep. I only went 1.5m deep which I think was a mistake. The fish struggle in the winter if they cant go down...
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    Re: Custom trailer idea

    Welcome Merweandre

    This might be what you are looking for

    https://www.unipod.co.za/#

    Regards
    Gavin
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    Re: Metalian Maxi super thread

    Hi. I do exactly the same

    Regards Gavin
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    Re: Big 5 area - wild camping 3 hours from Gauteng

    Kaingo

    Hi. This sounds very exciting.

    I personally enjoy wild camping (unfenced) but with basic shower and ablution facilities. I do like to be able to go on my own drives and would be less...
  15. Thread: Metalian - Maxi

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    Re: Metalian - Maxi

    Warren note that this is the 2,1x 1.6 version.
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    Re: Metalian - Maxi

    Pieter

    Dependant on how many people you have in your family I think I have the ultimate Metalian set up. Having had the Howling Moon Trailer Tent set up which is spacious and comfortable, but...
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    Re: Removing rear seats in a puma

    Mike N

    Good point I should have mentioned it is a Puma 90. So it's the fold away seats.

    Regards
    Gavin
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    Removing rear seats in a puma

    Hi All

    I need to remove the rear seats in a Puma. Is there any tricks or watch outs. Is this something that a reasonably non technical person can undertake

    Thanks in advance

    Gavin
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    Re: Looking for decent lockdown project

    There is one for sale in the Classifieds.

    Regards
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    Re: Bundutec rooftop tent

    I would not try to open the Tent with 40KG on top.

    Regards
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    Re: Bundutec rooftop tent

    I think that the weight is more the lifting capacity of the winch. Im sure that if the surf boards were removed before lifting the top you will be fine. I have a 18kg Solar Panel which lifts fine and...
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    Re: Ithala Doornkraal Campsite

    What a ridiculous statement.
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    Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story….

    Agreed this is seriously poor behaviour. Some lessons to be learned as well.

    Im intrigued though as to what happened after you had refreshed on the lovely cold water at the office.

    Regards...
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    Re: Gonarezhou: Trip report Jul/Aug 2019

    Many Thanks Anne-Marie

    Definitely going to book for 2021

    Regards Gavin
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    Re: Gonarezhou: Trip report Jul/Aug 2019

    Many thanks Pieter and Malcolm for the maps.

    Mousie

    If you did it again would you do the same trip again just adding one or two more days in each camp. Or are there places that you missed that...
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    Re: Gonarezhou: Trip report Jul/Aug 2019

    Hi all

    Does anyone have a good map of the park that they can post. Id love to see the above route on a map.

    Is Camping and park fees similar what one would pay in Botswana.

    Regards Gavin
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    Re: Help with trip Botswana June 2020

    Candice

    Hi. If it were my trip and I had only 9 days i would do

    Francistown Tantebane 1 night
    Elephant Sands 1 Night
    Senyati Safari Camp 4 nights
    Nata Lodge 2 nights
    Stevensford Game...
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    Re: Help with trip Botswana June 2020

    A bit rushed but if thats all the time you have so be it. For accommodation in Francistown try Tantebane Resort. its very special.

    regards Gavin
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    Re: New NL Battery Box - The All in One Solution??

    This box has everything that you need and it looks well put together. If you are not a DIY person and have the money buy it. As you mentioned NL service is great and a 5year warrantee is great to...
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    Defender Re: Defender Puma 2.4 blown head gasket cost

    Had same with mine last year 2019.

    Speak to Leon Strydom from Custom Landy 072 648 9533. He charged me around R14K.

    Regards Gavin
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    Re: Bundutop Solar Charging

    Many thanks Guys for your input.

    Regards Gavin
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    Re: Bundutop Solar Charging

    Ok so what I'm trying to do should work. Im only running one fridge and a CPAP machine at night. I must just check if my controller can handle 285W. If this panel is not efficient due to shade I'll...
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    Re: Bundutop Solar Charging

    No I haven't. I can get one competitively priced and wanted to go as big as possible to avoid having to be in the sun for 8 hours or so. With my current system 260W and reasonable sun I go to bed...
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    Re: Bundutop Solar Charging

    Mr Tolbos, does this help
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    Re: Bundutop Solar Charging

    Thanks Monkey-D

    So to make sure I understand.

    A 320W Panel can deliver 25A under ideal circumstances?
    My Controller indicates how many amps are being delivered by the sun so if roof top panel...
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