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    Was gister by ODW by Willowbridge, hulle het nie daai pan nie, Jotto kan jy laat weet van die een by Eddlesgas asb. Dankie



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    Ek het hom nou die dag hier in die Kaap by Eddlesgas raak geloop. Ook glad nie duur nie. Laat weet maar as ek een moet kry en op pos

    Sal weer gaan draai en kyk wat die koste is en laat weet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaptein Jack View Post
    Was gister by ODW by Willowbridge, hulle het nie daai pan nie, Jotto kan jy laat weet van die een by Eddlesgas asb. Dankie
    Sal so maak, sal gou Saterdag gaan inloer en post met fotos.

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    Plek vir my visstokke
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    Howzit, 100bedonerd, just admiring your trailer setup, where did you get the hand pump that you are using with the jerry can as a matter of interest?
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    Not a lot of gadget but a few things that was done to my Echo 3 just to make things a bit easier .
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    Pic Pic one and 2 :
    Move spare to back and install nose cone , move all electronics to front .
    Pic 3 : Install drawer system on side , both sides the same setup
    Pic 4 : Proper stands to level
    Pic 5 : Convert old battery box to wood bin
    Pic 6 : Big drawer at bag with 90L fridge on slides
    Pic 7 : and the tri-pod light , idea I got from this discussion .

    All the mods to the trailer was done by previous owner and I though that was what the trailer is suppose to look like until I saw once in standard form the other day . I also added a bike rack to the front where the spare use to be .
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    Nice mods.

    We have the Echo 4.
    Made the battery box deeper to fit 2 x 100 Amp batteries and lifted the tent off the trailer box to fit 130 Watt solar panel between the tent and trailer box.

    One thing we found is that the spare wheel latch at the back came undone a few times, simple R clip at the bottom end kept it closed.

    Sadly the Echo 4 is now for sale after 44 000 km of enjoyable travels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Super daav ,you don't need to be electrically minded to make a camp light. Here is what to do. I bought a 12v gate battery 7 ampere hour, 1x lumeno LED ( bought at Out door ware house- those that come in a strip with aliminum housing),1 x length 30mm and 25mm pvc pipe, 1.5m of flex. Put 25mm pipe into 30mm pipe,drill holes through pipe so it can be adjusted up and down.Attach/screw LED onto 25mm pipe and connect flex to the LED,connect other end of flex to 12v battery and there you have an adjustable LED light.It is rough,so you sit in your garage and then make a nice wooden battery box,then you improve your design etc etc. Remember the guys building up the fancy electronic lights with etc etc have or are experienced in electronics,some times making complicated light gear is more costly and works the same as your simple set up.I take my hat off to the knowledgeable chaps.
    What would you recommend the best way to charge the 7ah battery-I tried a 6A charger from Makro but had no luck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamG View Post
    What would you recommend the best way to charge the 7ah battery-I tried a 6A charger from Makro but had no luck?
    Ctec or Benton BX1 Chargers can charge them
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamG View Post
    What would you recommend the best way to charge the 7ah battery-I tried a 6A charger from Makro but had no luck?


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    Brilliant thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamG View Post
    What would you recommend the best way to charge the 7ah battery-I tried a 6A charger from Makro but had no luck?
    The charger is expecting a bigger battery. A smaller or real cheap stuff charger should do it. I take it along on long trips as power bank. Made up a piece of flex with a lighter plugs on both ends. It charges perfectly when you are driving. Obviously the battery will need a lighter socket.

    It works well for pumping mattresses, lead lights, cell phones, GPS etc etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamG View Post
    What would you recommend the best way to charge the 7ah battery-I tried a 6A charger from Makro but had no luck?
    Have a look at this kit from Lumeno. It comes with a charger and a "cap" for the battery that has a lighter socket and the charge point build in to it. I have one that I use in conjunction with the bag that they have that the battery fits into. I use it when on CPF patrol with my hand held spotlight and it works very well.
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    What would you recommend the best way to charge the 7ah battery-I tried a 6A charger from Makro but had no luck?
    Either the Victron 1.1 Amp charger or the little 500 mA charger works for the 7 Ah batteries.

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    This one works perfectly..Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    This one works perfectly..Click image for larger version. 

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    Yoh Duncan where did you find that one. That baby is so old they don't make power for it anymore

    Seriously I would not recommend that one. I have the exact same one only mine is either 6 or 12 V and it charges 6 A........Constant and cooks a battery in the blink of a eye. A 14v power supply with a 500mA output would be much better and if you leave it on for too long the low current would not kill the battery in one go
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    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    This one works perfectly..Click image for larger version. 

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    We are giving our age away !!
    I have the same and it works perfectly.
    Never cooked a battery including the gate batteries.
    Doubt you can buy them still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter de Waal View Post
    We are giving our age away !!
    I have the same and it works perfectly.
    Never cooked a battery including the gate batteries.
    Doubt you can buy them still.

    Had mine for 40 years now, still works 100%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
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    Haha also have one... Rather using solar and the bluesolar controller now for battery charging needs, and I know I can leave it and forget about it for a few days.

    You must keep an eye on these when using for long charges. Can't leave them on the batt for too long other wise the volts just runs way to high...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henkt View Post
    Here is my battery box built up from loose components at half the price of the snomaster one:




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    I use a small 20w solar panel to charge my batery.
    Been doing it for 3 years and still doing fine.

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