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Obonobo
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:18 am    Post subject: T2b now solar powered Reply with quote

Now my conversion is up and running I need other convos to pour money and time in. That's why I bought this:





to power my fridge, radio, LED interior lights etc. The idea is to integrated it in my pop top like so:



I hope to install it within a few weeks. Will keep you posted.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like it, I assume you'll use it to trickle charge your leisure battery job done.

How much does one of these panels set you back if you don't mind me asking.

Keep us posted
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jp, you are right. I'll be picking up n Optima Yellowtop 75Ah battery later this week for all those things that you don't really need to drive Wink

This panel was about 260,- including shipping from the Netherlands. It includes the regulator, some cable and mounting thing (which I probably won't use). Quite cheap in my opinion!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ill be watching this with interest as im going to do a similar thing with some panels I rescued from a skip. I was orignally goign to go with a pop top mount but as mine lifts up sideways and has a load of windows its not so well suited as yours. Look forward to seeing the progress.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you rescued some solar panels from a skip?? Eeeek
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hei Rich, I bought a Dormo-top some time ago and I'm planning to put that on the van next winter. Then I will have the same issue, but I have some ideas already. But that's for later. I think That fitting it here will not take too long!

Will keep you posted!

BTW, what is a skip?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obonobo wrote:

BTW, what is a skip?






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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grin

Obonobo wrote:

BTW, what is a skip?

Dat is een afval container. Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fitted a solar pannel a few months ago and havent looked back! Its great and I never run out of electric! Ill post some pics up soon!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hei, Alex, I would love to see those pics!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is done: my solar panel is in my roof now. A bit of a quick and dirty solutions, but will do for now:

A slot in the roof allows the panel to slide into it a bit. The edges are later sealed with silicon stuff.








4 bolts keep it firmly in place.


Wiring from the panel comes from underneath it (so will stay dry) and comes down along the canvas.


Yesterday night around 20h i measured these figures: Amps are max 12A, the panel produces max 100 Wp.


Exterior shots:







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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very neat good work
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