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    Post Example Jurgens XT 140 Electrics

    Hi All,

    Here is an example fit out of electrics in my XT140.

    Features:
    • DC/DC Charger to enable proper battery charging from the car while driving.
    • DIY Solar briefcase 2 x 12v 80watt panels wired in series, in case stored in bottom of trailer with 15m cable
    • MPPT Solar Charge Controller to charge battery while camping
    • External 2 pin CTEK battery charger connection to allow me to plug external mains charger when Iḿ at home to charge / maintain the battery between safaris
    • 1 x 100AH AGM battery - would love to have lithium but $$$$
    • 12volt 375watt pure sine wave inverter
    • Battery Monitor
    • National Luna LED clip on 9LED lights
    • 40l engel fridge
    • 4 x Hella plugs for DC distribution


    I chose to use Victron products as they were available here in Kenya, but they are eye wateringly expensive though seem to be great quality. Everything is bluetooth enabled and infinitely programmable to match your battery/loads/alternator. The guys over at Mustek are now bringing in the National Luna kit which is a lot cheaper and possibly more compact with the downside of everything in 1 box, so if you have a problem its hard to replace indiviudal parts.

    The MPPT charge controller is also the battery protect, and it will disconnect the DC loads when battery is too low. I use the remote on/off cable to make the MPPT send a turn off signal to the inverter.

    The next posts have the images of the installation.

    Enjoy, I hope it helps provide inspiration for your own builds.

    Salaams,

    Alex

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    Default Re: Example Jurgens XT 140 Electrics

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    Default Re: Example Jurgens XT 140 Electrics

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    Below the green case has the diy folding solar panels inside. It fits nicely below the bottom sliding drawer.
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    Below is the home made battery combiner / fuse box with battery isolator switch. Also the Victron Shunt is included here.
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    Below is a Load Bank / test rig I use to test the inverter and battery runtime. It uses 100w old fashioned incandescent light bulbs to provide load.
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    Cool Re: Example Jurgens XT 140 Electrics

    When my XT140 and Victron components are all grown up, I hope it will look as good as that

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    Default Re: Example Jurgens XT 140 Electrics

    Awsome daai XT140 reg virrie bos mis myne baie

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    Default Re: Example Jurgens XT 140 Electrics

    Quote Originally Posted by kavirondo View Post
    Hi All,

    Here is an example fit out of electrics in my XT140.

    Features:
    • DC/DC Charger to enable proper battery charging from the car while driving.
    • DIY Solar briefcase 2 x 12v 80watt panels wired in series, in case stored in bottom of trailer with 15m cable
    • MPPT Solar Charge Controller to charge battery while camping
    • External 2 pin CTEK battery charger connection to allow me to plug external mains charger when Iḿ at home to charge / maintain the battery between safaris
    • 1 x 100AH AGM battery - would love to have lithium but $$$$
    • 12volt 375watt pure sine wave inverter
    • Battery Monitor
    • National Luna LED clip on 9LED lights
    • 40l engel fridge
    • 4 x Hella plugs for DC distribution


    I chose to use Victron products as they were available here in Kenya, but they are eye wateringly expensive though seem to be great quality. Everything is bluetooth enabled and infinitely programmable to match your battery/loads/alternator. The guys over at Mustek are now bringing in the National Luna kit which is a lot cheaper and possibly more compact with the downside of everything in 1 box, so if you have a problem its hard to replace indiviudal parts.

    The MPPT charge controller is also the battery protect, and it will disconnect the DC loads when battery is too low. I use the remote on/off cable to make the MPPT send a turn off signal to the inverter.

    The next posts have the images of the installation.

    Enjoy, I hope it helps provide inspiration for your own builds.

    Salaams,

    Alex
    Hi Alex

    What is the proper name for those cable trays and where can I find them?

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    Default Re: Example Jurgens XT 140 Electrics

    Quote Originally Posted by rudyb View Post
    Hi Alex

    What is the proper name for those cable trays and where can I find them?
    Hi rudyb apologies for delay. Been out on safari.

    The product is called Slotted Cable Duct.

    This link to the Legrand website shows it: https://www.legrand.com.au/products/...s/slotted-duct

    You normally buy this from commercial electrical materials suppliers (I am not in ZA, so dont know), and you can also get IP55 boxes (like I used to make the busbar box) DIN Rail, connectors heat shrink and all sorts.

    Good luck!

    Alex

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