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by ghost123uk
13 Jul 2020, 08:45
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Solar controller recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 963

Re: Solar controller recommendations

Just a bit of a heads up re MPPT controllers from the likes of Ebay. I cannot "name names" I am afraid, BUT, I am aware that there are Chinese suppliers that simply lie about the controllers they are selling and they claim they are MPPT, even labelling them as such, but in reality they are cheap PWM...
by ghost123uk
06 Mar 2020, 08:27
Forum: Campers
Topic: Compression fridge or portable coolbox advice
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Compression fridge or portable coolbox advice

I got the one in the link below (though it was only £280 when I bought it), but worth looking at the other "suggestions" further down that Amazon page. It goes cold VERY quickly and can go as low as minus 15 if you need it and it only uses about 2 Amps when it's on (but of course the thermostat turn...
by ghost123uk
05 Mar 2020, 12:45
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Low voltage disconnect
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: Low voltage disconnect

Ah, I thought the two conversations looked very similar :lol:
by ghost123uk
05 Mar 2020, 12:14
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Low voltage disconnect
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: Low voltage disconnect

That low voltage alarm buzzer I linked to pulls only 5ma :ok
by ghost123uk
05 Mar 2020, 09:15
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Low voltage disconnect
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: Low voltage disconnect

This company do a range of them, though they no longer supply them in enclosures = http://www.reuk.co.uk/wordpress/reuk-shop-low-voltage-disconnects-lvd/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I no longer use an actual LVD as I don't want it to just cut off everything without warning, so I u...
by ghost123uk
27 Feb 2020, 16:30
Forum: Campers
Topic: Diesel heater and leisure battery
Replies: 13
Views: 1397

Re: Diesel heater and leisure battery

That's it :ok

The hole cutter used is 127mm.
by ghost123uk
27 Feb 2020, 13:53
Forum: Campers
Topic: Diesel heater and leisure battery
Replies: 13
Views: 1397

Re: Diesel heater and leisure battery

Yes, when mounting these to a vehicle with anything other than bare flat metal, a turret plate not only makes it easier, it is also much safer. It isolates any material (wood etc) from the heat of the exhaust outlet.
by ghost123uk
27 Feb 2020, 10:15
Forum: Campers
Topic: Diesel heater and leisure battery
Replies: 13
Views: 1397

Re: Diesel heater and leisure battery

My Chinese 2KW one heats the van nicely, gets it up to comfortable from an outside temperature of around zero in 10 to 15 minutes. It pulls around 10 Amps on start up, for 3 or 4 minutes, then about 2 Amps on high, quickly dropping to around 1 Amp when it is up to temperature and "ticking over" to m...
by ghost123uk
31 Jan 2020, 10:46
Forum: Campers
Topic: 12/240v cool box recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 4099

Re: 12/240v cool box recommendation

Ant-t wrote:Yes compressor units are worth the extra expense, I'm happy with mine.
Me too :ok
It goes to minus temperatures (if dialled in on the temperature control) very quickly, like 30 minutes and it can stay like that even on the hottest day.
:ok
by ghost123uk
31 Jan 2020, 10:32
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Cabin Heaters, Diesel powered, new Chinese ones = any good ?
Replies: 42
Views: 9612

Re: Cabin Heaters, Diesel powered, new Chinese ones = any good ?

I have been following 3 "groups" on Facebook re these heaters. To date I have not heard of anyone having a fire problem with the unit.

As long as it is installed properly, they are perfectly safe.
by ghost123uk
30 Jan 2020, 12:07
Forum: Campers
Topic: 12/240v cool box recommendation
Replies: 21
Views: 4099

Re: 12/240v cool box recommendation

Fridge / Coolbox = forget running them off 12V unless it is a "compressor" type. These start at around £260 but only use a fraction of the power of a conventional camping fridge / coolbox. Around 2 Amp hour versus about 7 Amp hour (the latter, non compressor type being roughly equivalent to leaving ...
by ghost123uk
30 Jan 2020, 10:07
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Cabin Heaters, Diesel powered, new Chinese ones = any good ?
Replies: 42
Views: 9612

Re: Cabin Heaters, Diesel powered, new Chinese ones = any good ?

I started this thread a good while back, asking about them. They are now less than £100 each 8) I can now report that I fitted mine late last summer and it has been great, no issues at all. I am very active over on the Facebook group that offers support to folk fitting them, and folks that are havin...
by ghost123uk
15 Sep 2018, 07:32
Forum: Campers
Topic: Keep your camper dry inside and smelling REALLY nice =
Replies: 14
Views: 3774

Re: Keep your camper dry inside and smelling REALLY nice =

P.S. = They don't start to give off the nice smell until they have started to absorb moisture.

Just thought I'd mention that ;)
by ghost123uk
14 Sep 2018, 10:37
Forum: Campers
Topic: Keep your camper dry inside and smelling REALLY nice =
Replies: 14
Views: 3774

Keep your camper dry inside and smelling REALLY nice =

I came across these when I found one, half used, in my new camper. I was very impressed with the amount of condensation it removed from the camper, and the really nice smell it gives off. They are only £1 each too !!!!!!!!! The "Fresh Linen" one is by far the best smell, especially for a camper ;) H...