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PostSubject: solar panels   Tue 4 Aug 2015 - 16:32

Hi All you fellow travelers

We are getting a few upgrades to the van before we set off on the big retirement adventure next year

looking into putting a solar panel and 2 batteries

this may sound daft but the three way fridge will this run via solar or will it be the gas when when we wild camp
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PostSubject: Re: solar panels   Tue 4 Aug 2015 - 16:41

I guess that, with big enough batteries and an entire array of solar panels, you could consider modifying the wiring so that the fridge will run off the habitation batteries.  Even then, you might need to calculate whether you would need to switch to gas operation at night or on a dull day.

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PostSubject: Re: solar panels   Tue 4 Aug 2015 - 16:42

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PostSubject: Re: solar panels   Tue 4 Aug 2015 - 17:12

Thanks 
Ken i think that the gas sounds the easiest option perhaps we should look at the gas it or gas lo option
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PostSubject: Re: solar panels   Tue 4 Aug 2015 - 17:25

I have 3 x 110 batteries and 200watts of solar controlled by a MPPT regulator. Been parked up for last 20 days running on batteries without problem. Thats TV, computer, showers etc etc.
The fridge runs on gas, however I know a few people who run of batteries feed by solar, but to be honest for all the fridge uses not with it.
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PostSubject: Gas vs solar   Tue 4 Aug 2015 - 17:29

Refillable gas bottles fully plumbed in with auto-changeover are certainly convenient and economical compared with exchangeables.

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PostSubject: Re: solar panels   Tue 4 Aug 2015 - 19:18

Forget to add we had fitted Alugas system. Best thing we did,  can fill a bottle for 10 quid or less, but the best thing is when filling up with fuel we can also "top up" the gas...... Perfect.
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PostSubject: Re: solar panels   Wed 5 Aug 2015 - 6:58

Three way fridges are Absorption fridges and are designed to run on battery, only with the engine running. Compressor fridges are designed to run on electric only, some are mains and battery, and some are just battery, like my own Waeco fridge. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: solar panels   Wed 5 Aug 2015 - 10:19

Hia

I have a mobile chap coming nect Wednesday to do a habitat check and talk about gas it or Autoglass
Gaslow is out of my price range
But will let you know the outcome

I will check my size batteries after and my solar and find the prices
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PostSubject: Re: solar panels   Wed 5 Aug 2015 - 10:37

Have a read, Dave Newell fitted ours after seeing [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] fitting great system.
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PostSubject: Re: solar panels   Thu 6 Aug 2015 - 20:47

Hia

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Trueshopping solar panels and all I needed and brackets for roof sealant etc £152 think it was an 80
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2x 75 amp lesuire batteries £119. 98
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PostSubject: Re: solar panels   Thu 6 Aug 2015 - 22:34

Was an 80w Polly and they have a 20% off deal this weekend so making it about £120 for the full kit :-)

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PostSubject: Re: solar panels   Thu 6 Aug 2015 - 22:44

also used these for batteries, down the road from me
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PostSubject: Re: solar panels   Sat 8 Aug 2015 - 12:34

We have 2 x 110 amp leisure batteries and a 100W solar panel. All our lights are now LEDs and so is our TV.  We seem to spend quite a bit of time in fields and have found that the solar panel keeps our batteries topped up.
We also have an 1500W inverter (something else you might like to think about adding), so that I can dry my hair using a 450W travel hairdryer.

We also have a Gaslow system and if you are travelling Europe you will need different connectors for different countries for refilling.  

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