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Topaz Topaz / Re: Brand New Topaz - question
« Last post by Linda on March 18, 2018, 10:05:39 PM »
No Harry you didn't need to be here as you have been super helpful without being here. I will do as you say and report back. Thanks so much for your help.
Tvan Tvan / Re: Stuck Stove Knobs
« Last post by Cruiser 105Tvan on March 18, 2018, 09:48:49 PM »
Perhaps it needs a really good clean around, in and under the it..its amazing what you can find!

So what are you really sayin???
Tvan Tvan / Re: Lithium batteries for Tvan MK3
« Last post by Cruiser 105Tvan on March 18, 2018, 09:46:02 PM »
True but two Lead acid batteries also have the advantage that they reduce that heavy towball weight by about 15kg. That's the one thing stopping me going Lithium.
Totally Boobook.
How many Lithiums do I get, to equal the weight of the two AGM's currently fitted?  Anyone?
Topaz Topaz / Re: Brand New Topaz - question
« Last post by Harry Lissimore on March 18, 2018, 09:36:55 PM »
My understanding is if the green light is on, then the batteries are charging, either via the alternator of the car or rooftop/portable solar panels.  If the vitron current is negative, then more current is going out compared to power going in from the solar (if the green light is on). If the batteries are 100% charged, then there will not be a positive solar charge going in.  When the charger gets to steady state and batteries are fully charged, and the solar is working, then when you put a load on the batteries, the charger will just correct it and the current will still be around 0. 

Also check that power is not being used eg fridges are off, and the INVERTER IS TURNED OFF!

If you want to check the solar, let the batteries run down to about 85% by running fridges overnight, then turn them off and then see how the solar charges the batteries  as seen on the vitron and then see how the solar is working to recharge the batteries.  The current should be around 5 - 10 amps at least initially.  That will diminish as the batteries charging level  increases. Naturally you can't have the 240V charger on as you are doing all this!

It's hard to help when I'm not there to see for myself.

Tvan Tvan / Re: A step closer ... to ownership
« Last post by RAR110 on March 18, 2018, 07:38:04 PM »
Thanks Andrew.
General Discussion / Family room
« Last post by webstertwin on March 18, 2018, 07:07:39 PM »
G'day all , we have a mk11 2007 tanami , when we purchased a few years ago we also picked up elsewhere a family room , my question is it zips on to our van no worries but has pres studs along the bottom but our van does not ,
Would this room originally have been for a mk111 ?      We may be moving it on soon as the kids all have swags ,   Any idea on the $$$$$
Tvan Tvan / Re: A step closer ... to ownership
« Last post by Xpedition on March 18, 2018, 06:24:46 PM »
There is a guy at sippy downs that hires out a mk2 really nice guy we hired one last year, think we found him through gumtree will look to find his number and pm you

Tvan Tvan / Re: Roof solar panel dimensions
« Last post by dudders57 on March 18, 2018, 04:25:28 PM »
Thanks very much Pete / Andrew, this is exactly what I was after. Not to fit the b*st*rd!!

Topaz Topaz / Re: Brand New Topaz - question
« Last post by Linda on March 18, 2018, 03:58:40 PM »
Oh Harry, thanks for the reply. I had wondered about the Redarc BCDC1240 charger. And yes I have one green light not two.
So I can assume that when the green light is on the solar is working.
If that is so, why does my Vitron Battery Monitor show only negative current when for example the lights are on, but 0 when everything is switched off. Shouldn't there be a positive current reading if the solar is working?
Should the solar Led on the Redarc BCDC be on. Only the charge profile A led is on?
Thanks again in advance
Tvan Tvan / A step closer ... to ownership
« Last post by RAR110 on March 18, 2018, 02:27:21 PM »
We have finally sold our hardfloor camper so are a step closer to ownership. I also need to sell a spare Land Rover.

But I need to convince the household about the virtues of Tvan ownership.

Does anyone know of anyone who hires a Tvan in the Brisbane area?  There is an advert on Gumtree for Caboolture. But the camper is in NT.

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