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    Quote Originally Posted by S49 View Post
    Between you and Arfur there cant be much left of the poor old Skylab.
    Yes. These panels are testing. Very .Click image for larger version. 

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    Me das más grima que el bigote de tu prima

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    Have they not sorted it yet Arfur?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Activ8 View Post
    Started looking at the van electrics over the weekend plus I could stay clean (er) for visitors / other allocated jobs!
    Checked & fired up the 75KG HP UPS I bought earlier this year 5400KWh with a full charge.

    Battery circuit breaker was damaged during collection / storage in the garage but managed to turn it back on (the replacement CB was £65-£165!

    Bought this off of flea bay for £12 (?) to play with solar control, voltage monitoring etc...



    I don't want cupboards or rock and roll beds in the red van as it's my daily run around so it needs to be flexible. So I butchered an old pelicase to fit a 12vdc charge input, a 240v charge input, 2 external USB ports, 5 input feeds from my 5 x solar 20W panels from RS Components. The case will store the cabling plus 2x 12vdc lithium-ion aircraft batteries, the controller and the cabling. Got some other external connections coming but fitted a few coax connectors for GPS, WiFi, TV etc... The idea is to make it completely portable or plug-in off the van or mains.


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    Not yet Si. 5/6/7 Sept. Can't wait. Just a massive intrusion and didn't need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Activ8 View Post
    Started looking at the van electrics over the weekend plus I could stay clean (er) for visitors / other allocated jobs!
    Checked & fired up the 75KG HP UPS I bought earlier this year 5400KWh with a full charge.
    Is it a 12v one?

    Most of the big ones are 24v or more.

    I picked up a 12v one so I could hook it to the leisure battery, that way it'll run as an inverter off the leisure battery and charge the leisure battery when on hook up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    Is it a 12v one?

    Most of the big ones are 24v or more.

    I picked up a 12v one so I could hook it to the leisure battery, that way it'll run as an inverter off the leisure battery and charge the leisure battery when on hook up.
    Yep, I recall my original post. You clicked on to my train of thought and posted your build etc... I'm sure it's 12v with two dual banks of batteries hence the weight!!

    How was the baked cheese cake? One of my favourites too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Activ8 View Post
    Yep, I recall my original post. You clicked on to my train of thought and posted your build etc... I'm sure it's 12v with two dual banks of batteries hence the weight!!

    How was the baked cheese cake? One of my favourites too!!

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    Check that 2 batteries aren't wired in series to make 24v and then paralleled together to increase Ah - this is typical for UPSii

    Cheesecake was good - too much lemon as I like cheesecake without any flavours or fruit or sweet sickly additions - but still very good. I was right on the Haribos though as I got sweet FA. Not even my parents remembered which is a bit of a pisser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post

    Cheesecake was good - Haribos though as I got sweet FA. Not even my parents remembered which is a bit of a pisser.
    Not good Reg

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    With blatant homage to Regs' rear bumper diffuser I'm copying it.... I love it... delivery this morning brought this...


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    Holy diffuser batman!

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