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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby clift_d » 21 Mar 2018, 09:59

That's a really well thought out and tidy looking installation. :ok

PS. For some reason the pictures and links in that post only render properly on Tapatalk, but they appear as raw BBCode on Firefox and Chrome.
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 21 Mar 2018, 18:20

bigbadbob76 wrote:Nicely done Keith.
Very neat and allows a little airflow underneath too. :ok


Yep hopefully this means they will last :) I bought three as I wss getting a good deal so I have a spare just in case :mrgreen:


silverbullet wrote:Solar panels with the terminal boxes underneath are so much neater.
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clift_d wrote:That's a really well thought out and tidy looking installation. :ok
PS. For some reason the pictures and links in that post only render properly on Tapatalk, but they appear as raw BBCode on Firefox and Chrome.


cheers yep there is something up with the forum at the mo which I think there working on :) I have completed the install but Ill wait until things are working before popping up any more photos...
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 22 Mar 2018, 18:50

Well the install is complete. I installed both panels in parallel. With the panels in parallel the voltage of the overall array won’t change, but the current will double.
Very happy with it so far, the cable glad fits snugly under the tray (out of sight), I stuck some left over neoprene on the top to protect it from the tray.
Tidied up the remaining cables and connected it to the CTEK D250s and straight away we have power :mrgreen: although Tuesday was quite dull the leisure battery quickly moved from 98% back to 100%, all monitored from the Victron BMV-700 (I just has to buy a shorter cable for it) which I'm really happy with too.
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby bigbadbob76 » 22 Mar 2018, 21:18

Great install Keith.
I do like the ctek but they're out of my price range.
Roll on summer. :D

P.S. Airflow is important for the panel output too, if they get too hot the output voltage drops.
This is one reason I went for a ridgid panel that tilts to face the sun, mines a tintop so tilting it increases airflow as well as angling it for maximum sunlight.
You have the best of both with the poptop. :ok
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 23 Mar 2018, 09:01

bigbadbob76 wrote:Great install Keith.
I do like the ctek but they're out of my price range.
Roll on summer. :D

P.S. Airflow is important for the panel output too, if they get too hot the output voltage drops.
This is one reason I went for a ridgid panel that tilts to face the sun, mines a tintop so tilting it increases airflow as well as angling it for maximum sunlight.
You have the best of both with the poptop. :ok


cheers bigbadbob76, luckily I grabbed one cheap on fleabay, they do come up from time to time..... :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby bigbadbob76 » 23 Mar 2018, 09:19

irishkeet wrote: luckily I grabbed one cheap on fleabay, they do come up from time to time..... :mrgreen:


Nice one. :ok I'm keeping an eye out.
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby bene » 23 Mar 2018, 09:50

Personaly i think it looks rubbish....

Only Joking!
As usual dude... you have done a great job.
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby Splurt » 23 Mar 2018, 11:53

Quality in design and finish, class!
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby Winchweight » 23 Mar 2018, 13:04

Is that battery LiFePO4? Where from, how big, how much?
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 23 Mar 2018, 13:18

Winchweight wrote:Is that battery LiFePO4? Where from, how big, how much?


Hi Shaun

I went for this one from Photonic Universe
http://www.photonicuniverse.com/en/catalog/full/120-100Ah-12V-Gel-deep-cycle-battery-for-motorhomes-caravans-boats-and-off-grid-power-systems.html
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 23 Mar 2018, 13:19

bigbadbob76 wrote:
irishkeet wrote: luckily I grabbed one cheap on fleabay, they do come up from time to time..... :mrgreen:


Nice one. :ok I'm keeping an eye out.
Yep I had a search set and fleabay to email the results, didnt take too long :)
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 23 Mar 2018, 13:19

bene wrote:Personaly i think it looks rubbish....

Only Joking!
As usual dude... you have done a great job.
:mrgreen: looking forward to seeing the orange machine

Splurt wrote:Quality in design and finish, class!
not my design but many thanks for the kind words :ok
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 12 Apr 2018, 19:17

Well after nearly three years of ownership and working on the van I finally got away in it the other weekend with a few fellow van owners. It was a great weekend if a bit cold and even with the fridge, lights, heater and tunes I drove home with the leisure back at 100%, very happy indeed :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 12 Apr 2018, 19:19

a few little jobs done today. With the starter battery moved and the swivels sold I have a lot of space under both seats. I have lined them with a thin layer of neoprene, under the drivers seat is most of the breakdown bits & bobs and under the passenger seat I have managed to fit 99% of my tools :mrgreen:
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About a year ago I sourced a map reading light for the padded dash, its been lost in the dapths of the garage for the past 9 months, I finally found it on the weekend, another piece of the puzzle completed :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby bene » 13 Apr 2018, 08:14

All looks superb dude...
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