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16 Sep 2015 @ 10:41:40 am
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Who has which one and what are you running off your battery?

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16 Sep 2015 @ 11:59:33 am
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I would also like to know, I am thinking of going that route for my Echo.

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16 Sep 2015 @ 12:52:34 pm
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What prices did you get on the flexo panels and what size are you planning to use?The quote I got for a similar product was 4 x the price of normal solid panels, that put me off, the flexibles are supposed to be more efficient but comparing the pros and cons still am not conviced they are not worth the extra price, how ever I am open for opinions and discussions, maybe someone can convince me other wise.
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16 Sep 2015 @ 15:53:56 pm
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I have the Flexo power roll up panels. The kalahari set consisting of two panels total of 157 watts. Easy to handle and charge the batteries fast. Have 2 105 amp batteries installed in my caravan running lights, water pump, charging small batteries like cell phone and camera and NL 72 Fridge Freezer.
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17 Sep 2015 @ 05:11:50 am
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Thats great,if I may be so rude, what did the panels cost and where did you get them from? The great pro I see is that I was planning to put a 300w solid panel on the roof permanently BUT it would be a pain in the As$%^^# to keep clean.
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17 Sep 2015 @ 07:32:52 am
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Just for interest sake solid panels 300W Renosolar R3150.00 or 250W SD DIRECTPRO R2400.00
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17 Sep 2015 @ 08:13:50 am
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Also not a fan of roll ups.. maybe good for some, survivor, you are mentioning big panels not suitable for camping, or maybe better word is not practical. You need to look at what else you need??

 

Just the oanel itself does not mean anything..

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17 Sep 2015 @ 08:19:53 am
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Depends on what you want to do... 

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17 Sep 2015 @ 08:35:22 am
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Presently I have a 100w permanently on my Landys roof rack,connected to a solar controller and inverter with two 120ah batteries ,I am pulling a 220v SNOWMASTER FRIDGE FREEZER, lap top ,cell phone etc.With experience of 3-6 days off the grid all goes well until I have 2-3 dyas of heavy overcast weather,then systems go from green to red ,after doing some research found a 200-300w panel with mppt controller would fill the gap.I am still experimenting with the aim to fit a similar system on the caravan.

I agree that changing panel size is not the only option, battery A/H increasing and controller upgrade can also improove the situation,thats why my eyes and ears are open for better ways
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17 Sep 2015 @ 08:35:39 am
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Thats great,if I may be so rude, what did the panels cost and where did you get them from? The great pro I see is that I was planning to put a 300w solid panel on the roof permanently BUT it would be a pain in the As$%^^# to keep clean.

I purchased it from Flexo Power, click on there link on the top left hand side of this page. I paid +- R9000.00 for mine.
They have a bigger kit The Kalahari 237. Yes it is more expensive than solid panels but very efficient.
Good luck in your choice.
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17 Sep 2015 @ 22:52:39 pm
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Net die yskas, ligte en die movers.
As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

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18 Sep 2015 @ 06:50:45 am
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Presently I have a 100w permanently on my Landys roof rack,connected to a solar controller and inverter with two 120ah batteries ,I am pulling a 220v SNOWMASTER FRIDGE FREEZER, lap top ,cell phone etc.With experience of 3-6 days off the grid all goes well until I have 2-3 dyas of heavy overcast weather,then systems go from green to red ,after doing some research found a 200-300w panel with mppt controller would fill the gap.I am still experimenting with the aim to fit a similar system on the caravan.

I agree that changing panel size is not the only option, battery A/H increasing and controller upgrade can also improove the situation,thats why my eyes and ears are open for better ways
100W is not enough for your setup anyways. 200W to 240W isactually charging. There is a huge difference in keeping up, and actually charging.

 

Just add another 100W if you can or look for something similar to a bookfold kit, which you can use when stationary. A vehicle charge system of around 30Ampshould help you a lot when overcast... you just need roughly 1hr to replace a good number of 8 to 10 hrs fridhe ime into the battery... once then sun is out, you can go with solar again..

 

You already have 2 large batteries. If you look at the correct stuff, you would be ok. I think we mostly only shop with our pockets than with practical mindset if it sould maybe cost more to do things properly?

 

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