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    Japie

    Easiest is a big panel and a solar regulator. The cheaper type which I have basically trim the voltage out of the panel ~18V down to 14V to protect the battery. Regulator comes with positive and negative for panel battery and load, as most will act as a load disconnector to protect the battery.

    Connect panel to panel of the regulator and battery to battery. You can optimize and make this a lot more complicated if you want. I ran mine straight on the battery for a year, but it's a pain in the ... because you have to watch it to make sure the panel doesn't overcharge the battery.

    Sinetech in Randburg had good prices when I last compared and last year there were FS bakkies loading there.

    Remember that you can ignore the watt rating of the panel with the above type controller. Just check the amp rating. That's the most it will ever produce if you're lucky. These things are plenty big, so check how you're going to transport them. Mine is mounted on removable "slides" on the roof of my companion.

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    Walk past my Bush Baby I,m so liss to camp. Going to crack a ale and just check her over ;-)

    Last edited by LoBez; 2013/03/18 at 08:30 AM.
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    Sean, haak aan en ry, do not look for excuses to go camping. The longer the van is stationary, the more things go wrong.......
    I might be a FOOL, but I am an OLD fool - from unknown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ockert123 View Post
    Sean, haak aan en ry, do not look for excuses to go camping. The longer the van is stationary, the more things go wrong.......
    Hahaha Ockert to true . . . Leave for Inhambane Wed for the long weekend (Flying though) Easter weekend I got a spot at http://www.silverrocks.co.za/ first time there see how it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JapievdPlaas View Post
    Francois111 HELP bietjie hierdie "rookie" asb man !?

    Ek het 'n Conqueror Conquest met dubble battery sisteem en wil ook solar power opsie gaan - kan jy help met wie, waar, wat kos ens asb man !?

    Cheers
    Japie Ek het n conquest gehad en die beste opsie is 180 watt (9.8amps) foldable solar panels van TBV solar in bronkhorstspruit( hulle courier ook). Kos so R5800. Dis n kompleet kit met regulator en 5m kabel wat jy net op jou conquest se battery koppel en klaar. dis 2 x 90 watt panele wat toevou in n carry bag, dit werk fantasties. www.tbvsolar.co.za
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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois111 View Post
    Japie Ek het n conquest gehad en die beste opsie is 180 watt (9.8amps) foldable solar panels van TBV solar in bronkhorstspruit( hulle courier ook). Kos so R5800. Dis n kompleet kit met regulator en 5m kabel wat jy net op jou conquest se battery koppel en klaar. dis 2 x 90 watt panele wat toevou in n carry bag, dit werk fantasties. www.tbvsolar.co.za

    Die voordeel van 'n portable stelsel is dat jy jou wa onder 'n boom kan staan maak en die sonpanele in die son. Ons het 'n 20 meter draad, so die panele kan nogal ver weg in die son staan.
    "If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Die voordeel van 'n portable stelsel is dat jy jou wa onder 'n boom kan staan maak en die sonpanele in die son. Ons het 'n 20 meter draad, so die panele kan nogal ver weg in die son staan.
    Stem saam, ek het nou op my commander vaste panele(210watt) op die dak so dit laai my batterye vol terwyl ek ry en dan het ek die Portable 180watt panele ook wat ek kan koppel indien ek in die koelte staan. Ek koppel sommer almal gelyk, as ek kamp, met n 30 amp regulator dan weet ek ek het nooit pap battery probleme nie.
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    Dankie Manne !!

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    Ek het 'n supra1 en het nou 2 x 60 watt panele gekoop teen R820 stuk. Hulle pas net mooi tussen die dak en raam op die dak. Ek gaan 'n 10 amp Mppt controller gebruik

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    En daar druk ek send voor ek klaar is.

    Die 220 - 12 volt laaier van die supra wil ek dan ook deur die controller laat laai, want ek verstaan die supra laaier is nie slim nie. Ek verstaan dit is moontlik.

    Maar nou oorweeg ek dit ook om die controller van die kar se 12volt af krag te gee as ek ry Sal dit werk?

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    Leisure Wheel: Battle of the off-road heavies!
    Well done and congratulations to Conqueror with their Commander winning the off-road shoot out held by Leisure wheels.
    Overall scores:
    Commander = 81.9%
    Echo Kavango = 76.2%
    Jurgens Safari Xplorer = 70%

    Ps: The Commander was also the runner up for off-road caravan of the year in Australia last year and the Conquest won off-road trailer for the year in it's 2013.

    Does look like we are in the right supporter club?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoBez View Post
    Walk past my Bush Baby I,m so liss to camp. Going to crack a ale and just check her over ;-)

    I can see you are a real Conqueror supporter, do you enjoy your Companion?

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    I use 2 X 80W panels with Echo's regulator/charger (and a cheapy as backup) with 2 X sets of 20m cable. The panels are lying on the ground when needed. Never had any problems (and I use 2 X 130 Ahr batteries).
    I might be a FOOL, but I am an OLD fool - from unknown.

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    Absolutely love it and so does the other 5 in the family :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Outback View Post
    I can see you are a real Conqueror supporter, do you enjoy your Companion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ockert123 View Post
    I use 2 X 80W panels with Echo's regulator/charger (and a cheapy as backup) with 2 X sets of 20m cable. The panels are lying on the ground when needed. Never had any problems (and I use 2 X 130 Ahr batteries).
    Where do you store your portable panels in the commander ? I currently strap them to the table, but am interested in a better location..

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    Steve, at the moment I store them in the rear of the Hilux. I do not use the panels that often. I am looking at making a hinged bracket at the rear of the van. I left the 3 bottom hinges in place when I lifted the roof. I want to use them to fabricate something and also a slider system to use both panels when needed. The panels are too heavy and the van is too high to store them on the roof and I need to place them somewhere else. When I get around and doing it, I will post some pics.
    I might be a FOOL, but I am an OLD fool - from unknown.

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    We have joined the Conqueror clan so that makes us a FAN

    Took delivery of Comfort trailer on Friday
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    Congrats Randy

    We just love our Comfort! Next in line for me is a 4x4 that can tow the trailer to Moz
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    Congrats enjoy!

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    We have joined the Conqueror clan so that makes us a FAN

    Took delivery of Comfort trailer on Friday
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    Default Reminiscing

    Reminiscing

    Jeffs Place Inhambane Mozambique - Sept 2012

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