Hoppy & 4x4 direct

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GI Jane
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:13 am

Thanks Allan, for helping to get my vehicle rigged before the trip to Kagalagadi, and also to 4x4 direct for having available necessities. Feel really confident now that my 4x4 trailer and hilux, had a good check up and that all looks good and is ready for the trip. You a star kleinboet. Also believe with another solar panel, regulator and parts needed for my bakkie fridge, from 4x4 direct, all installed, will ensure that I can always find a cold drink, in a warm destination.., and my awesome new spots to see where I'm going if we need to travel at night... with all the Eskom outages I will even be able to camp in my drive way with all these solar panels... Oh and Pieter, Allan kindly installed the led lights in my canopy that I bought about a year ago. Took some time for me to get around to having them installed but it is like daylight around my bakkie at night.... really great.. thanks guys and Zelda
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:16 pm

Val, you know the rule, no pics, did not happen :siffler:

And come to think of it, you take great pics :twisted:
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:53 pm

Eish man Neil, now I gotta climb on top of my canopy for the photo of the solar panel.... okay.
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:58 pm

I'm so jealous..... :thumbup:
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:10 pm

swartvark wrote:I'm so jealous..... :thumbup:
Tiaan you can start loading your Hilux and join us, there's still lots of space on the campsite...., and enough fridge space and power for lots of cold ones...
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:33 pm

solar panel mounted on canopy roof, busy charging as I write this,
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and the spots
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:21 pm

I like the ARB, i must say, the spots really impressed me
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:40 pm

Val, to track the sun for max performance on that panel are you planning to re-position the whole bakkie on a termite mound every 20 minutes? :twisted:

Or can you just rotate that panel?


I see lots of rivets.............. :shock2:
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:05 pm

I use a 100w instead of a 60w, no need to rotate or angle, tested.
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:14 pm

Hoppy wrote:I use a 100w instead of a 60w, no need to rotate or angle, tested.
With Project RANGER we used a 100W from 4x4Direct.

FIRST camp in Die Hell for THREE days PARKED - end December.


that thing WORKS !!! :) :)

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Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:15 pm

Val ENJOY !! :)

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Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:40 pm

Thanks Allan, just seen that it was a 100w.... Steve, have used the 130w solar panel a while already and most times aren't around the trailer while it is charging in the day, and so am normally unable to constantly move it, or angle it optionally to follow the sun, and quite honestly normally just place it in a position that it will receive most of the sun for most of the day and have never had a problem yet. In fact it works better than what I had anticipated. The one on the roof has been fixed on the roof, as is temporarily, because I sprung it on Hoppy yesterday when I arrived with vehicle and trailer, that I wanted an additional solar panel on my vehicle, been debating the issue in my mind of taking both fridges, so because it has been so hot, decision made on the spur of the moment. Have found on some of the longer trips, that when it has been so very hot the second battery in my vehicle starts taking a bit of strain after a few days with no electricity around to keep the fridge as cold as I would like and decided that a bit of additional sun power will be a good option... Also spend a lot of time standing in the sun viewing game etc in arid environments, and driving around. But will definitely try the parking on a anthill, it sound like a lot of fun... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:42 pm

Also think wind resistance and fuel consumption will increase if it is angled on top of the canopy.... Sorry Steve a bit off topic, but think I can do that since I started it. I asked elsewhere about the section of road from the Nossob road to Polenstwa camp about the condition of the road. Do you know that the deep sand is about for that 2 or 3km to the waterhole and campsite... Just wandering about pulling the trailer through that?
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:44 pm

Val please come tell us how that 100W worked for you in real life. It's one thing to work these things out on paper, but quite anither when you hear 1st hand testimony from the field... My 100W worked a charm in Kgalagadi as well.. You should be okay.. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:08 pm

ChrisF wrote:With Project RANGER we used a 100W from 4x4Direct.
Hoppy wrote:I use a 100w instead of a 60w, no need to rotate or angle, tested.
GI Jane wrote:I have used the 130w solar panel a while already and most times aren't around the trailer while it is charging in the day, and so am normally unable to constantly move it

So what all you 'fixed panel' okes are alluding to is that maybe, if I use 180w solar panels, I can park in the shade and still get the beer cold? :cooldude:
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:27 pm

zepplin wrote:
ChrisF wrote:With Project RANGER we used a 100W from 4x4Direct.
Hoppy wrote:I use a 100w instead of a 60w, no need to rotate or angle, tested.
GI Jane wrote:I have used the 130w solar panel a while already and most times aren't around the trailer while it is charging in the day, and so am normally unable to constantly move it

So what all you 'fixed panel' okes are alluding to is that maybe, if I use 180w solar panels, I can park in the shade and still get the beer cold? :cooldude:

net om difficult te wees :lmao:


Project RANGER het n LOS paneel. So Paul staan in die skaduwee,en geniet sy water on tap saam met sy wiskey .... :)

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Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:29 pm

No Steve with 180W you will be able to generate power at nite!!!
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Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:38 am

ThysdJ wrote:No Steve with 180W you will be able to generate power at nite!!!

Unlike Eskom. :cooldude:
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Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:23 am

I kitted an over-landing vehicle and i fitted a similar system with a single 90w panel fixed mounted flat on the roof-rack, one 658 (100w non deepcycle batt.) connected to the LED lights, a 40l Engel and a 300w inverter for cameras, laptop etc. They toured Africa for 9 months and the fridge was never switched off, it stayed cold throughout the trip.
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Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:55 pm

Hey Steve, I was just testing my trailer setup with fridge and solar panel the other day when we had that overcast day, and a few drops of rain, and my panel still charged the batteries with the 90l fridge freezer running and in fact staying very, very cold. So I think ideally you want sun, but a bit of cloud also seems to do its thing... but still keen to find a anthill to park on, just for fun...
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Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:19 pm

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This graph tries to show that a horizontally mounted panel is only 10% less effective than one parked on an ant hill ... :tease:

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Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:40 pm

Baie nice
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