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  1. nickburt

    Litium batteries for winching

    Yes, I always do too.
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    Litium batteries for winching

    Thank you. Very similar end result to my current train of thought. For the amount it "might" get used for (assuming I don't do something stupid!!!) I've come to the following conclusions: 1. Swapping out the starter battery for Lithium and all that goes with being able to charge from a...
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    Litium batteries for winching

    Thanks all for the replies. Winch is a 12000lb champion, front bumper mounted for vehicle recovery. Used very little - and as said above - used more often for pulling others out than self recovery. Current starter battery is charged by a standard alternator, so if I were to go lithium, a B2B...
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    Litium batteries for winching

    Just in the process of a re-vamp of my battery set up and have changed my house batteries over to lithium (2x 100Ahr Renogy). My starting battery is a 110Ahr lead acid. My winch is powered by the house batteries, but now thinking I need to power it from the main starter battery, due to the...
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    Mains/Batt to Batt/Solar charging

    Thanks for the advice guys. I'm sticking with the kit he has at the moment, and will rewire with correctly sized cabling and put a change over relay in to auto switch which charging source is to be used by using the trigger signal from the alternator.
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    Mains/Batt to Batt/Solar charging

    The vehicle is an ex MOD DAF 4x4 10,800kg flatbed. The box body is a demountable comms body which has been converted for living. Mixture of 12vdc and 240Vac equipment (water system, 3 way fridge, LED lights, TV, shower and toilet) in the comms body and the main vehicle retains it's original...
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    Mains/Batt to Batt/Solar charging

    @john61ct Many thanks for your reply. Hmm, not sure, but I guess the battery will smooth any difference. Just don't like the idea of a back feed to the charger with the lower voltage. 24v starting/main battery + 12v house/auxiliary batteries. The original vehicle is 24v, so all native...
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    Mains/Batt to Batt/Solar charging

    Hmm, a possibility. Just working with what's there at the moment. If I can come up with a more efficient system, I'm sure he'll spend the money.
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    Mains/Batt to Batt/Solar charging

    Been working on a friends overland Daf 4x4 this bank holiday weekend. The Daf is 24v, the main vehicle battery is a bank of 2 x 24v. I've had to strip out a lot of wiring due to poor design and installation causing a few problems, but now getting close to rebuilding. The battery to battery...
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    UP around Europe

    Good luck with this, will be watching with interest.
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    a good route through norway

    Just picked up on this topic. I'm looking at planning a trip in 2020: UK - Netherlands - Germany - Denmark - Sweden - Norway - Sweden - Norway - Finland - Estonia - Latvia - Lithuania - Belarus - Poland - Germany - Netherlands - UK Current rough route is 4500 km in roughly 4 weeks Already have...
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    Solar panel connections with split charge - a couple of questions

    I already have a split charge system the uses a voltage sensing solenoid to auto connect when the starting battery voltage passes above a threshold, the controller for the solenoid also gives me the ability to manually connect the starting and houshold batteries if needed. (I have a Tmax split...
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    2011-2014 JK dash accessory mount Proof of Concept

    I'm liking the idea, could be made to work in many different vehicles.
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    Rear arb bumper with tire carrier?

    Hmmmm .... thanks for the info. I bought it second (in fact third) hand. When I first saw it, it was black and did have an ARB sticker on it, but then I guess anyone could have put that on. It was on a truck with the canopy I now have. I bought the canopy direct from the same owner when he...
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    Rear arb bumper with tire carrier?

    ARB rear bumper with wheel carrier and jerry can holder (UK Mits L200):
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    Digital journal for photographers?

    I use Lightroom - set up libraries for each trip, then subdivide using keywords, flags, colours, metadata etc.. etc... very versatile. Must admit, never thought of linking to keywords from external sources, must be possible though, LR can do just about anything. Off to have a mess about and...
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    Geometry and OME suspension

    I've had an OME 2" lift on my UK Mits L200 for getting on for 8 years. The only thing that needed to be rechecked was the front wheel camber. Because of the double wishbone geometry and torsion bar set up, lifting the front by winding up the torsion bars will throw the camber out. Easily...
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    The evolution of L200 NB

    Thanks for the comments. I have a GKN overdrive, but it's in need of a refurb, so not fitted at the moment. It whines a bit and keeps breaking the speedo cable extension - although there is a company who is supposed to be make a modified version - stilll waiting though !! The GKN is great for...
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    The evolution of L200 NB

    Front end rebuild still ongoing (don't seem to get as much time per day as I'd like !!! Quick tot up, (rounded up/down to nearest £1) - think I've remembered everything :o SuperPro bushes (kit)TBR (discounted - should have cost - £200) £160 Bottom ball joints (pr)Mitzybitz£28 Top ball joints...
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