Sunday, Feb 20, 2005 at 22:21
Hi The reason I said ARB etc is we live in Yeppoon. Not much choice around here. Also all the wiring is 6 and 8 g-/mm whatever.and it's all run
through conduit sleeving in and under chassis.Which is more than I'm probably capable. or interested in doing.what I'm saying is, It's done properly for a reasonable price. which is a lot better and safer than I'm capable of doing I'm an ex dragline driver,not a sparkie. ten thumbs when it comes to electrics.The Exide extreme is for the winch as well as freezer. I have 4 on yacht with solar, and 3 1/2 + years down the track. starting diesel and running all electrics inc, waeco. they still good. Very good value for money ,they're starting and deep cycle combined,which is why I suggested them.they're also a fair bit cheaper than some of the fancy ones.One of my mates has a Land Rover lwb. with 1x 80 watt and 1x 60 watt panel on roof rack,they hinge up for loading underneath. combined with 2 Exides in back of car,and they run
his 120 ltr waeco all the time It's a completely seperate system.He does have a wire going from car batt to batt's and neg to earth, with an isolator
sw.For cloudy weeks.Slightly off subject, but with second hand solar panels, a viable alternative, maybe.and no fancy electronics with wiring all over the car. I bought the 2 x40 watters I have second hand for $100 each.Plus $40 on Ebay for regulator.They give me up to 4 1/2 + amps on an av, day and run
the 80 ltr.+ feed a bit spare into the batteries too.But we do live in Q'land and N.T. all year round.So plenty of U.V.
It's just another thought in what can be a fairly complex subject.