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I am getting 18.6v at the panels, and 12.1 v at the outletside of the solar regulater, but 12.68v at the battery. Is there some fault or is the 150amp hr battery fully charged?The leds on the re which some battery state say its not fully charged. Strange, because it runs the fridge and the lights no problems. I would apreciate some views as I am off to Boraloola in 2 weeks. Thanks, Bill

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Bill12 Thats a nice place to go, had a few tips up there and liked it a lot..used to camp down on genny flats..just up from the boat ramp..The volts from the panel sound right , the volt from the reg. are a little low, But is that reading conected to the batt. or not. the batt. should be up around 14.4 when on the panels , in full sun. A little higher if they are wet cells. the volts will go back to around 12.8 13.4 at night when there is no pressure from the panel charge.. and it will depend on the batt. age ect..A 150 amph Batt .will take a bit to bring up to a full charge. and it will depend on how many panels you have and the total watts as well.
There can be so many factors to look at in a sola setup. wire size distance from panels to charger.. Hope this helps Bill

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The panels(3x40w)are on the roof of the camper abot 1.5 m away, and about the same to the battery. The battery shows 13.8v when I start the motor in the hilux up, so thats working. I think I will have to go through every conection and check conductivity, a bit of a pain but can,t think of anything else.Thanks, Bill

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I am going to King ash bay,for a few days and then to Batten pt.Then off up towards Limmen Bight fishing camp and Roper bar for a look. Has anybody been to Monkey island onthe Roper.Just a word of warning- the pub in Boraloola is closed and you can only get take aways (midstrength) from 2.30 pm. Bill

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If you are going to King Ash Bay and staying at the Fishing Club Camp make sure you get a site as far away as possible from the Club itself.  They have an industrial generator that runs 24/7 and is quite noisy.

There are any number of nice sites down along the river if you don't need power.

We enjoyed our few days there, apart from the Willy Willies that turned our curtains in the van red.........but hey..........they are and were washable.  Lovely part of the world.

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your not wrong. As an associate member, I amthinking of buying a shack there, but at the moment , I am self powered. I got some nice barras and crabs there last year, and all I have to do is get through the current school holidays. I am counting down the days.What is Batten point like?see ya on the road sometime.Bill

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Actually didn't get that far up this time Bill.  Sorry.  They say the road up to there is really bad at the moment.

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Fixed the bloody thing!One of the crimp on connections was not touching, so I recrimped it and it works. The battery shows fully charged , and the leds light up nicely. it all seems so simple once you find the fault.Counting the days til I can get away. Thanks, Bill

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bill12 wrote:

I am going to King ash bay,for a few days and then to Batten pt.Then off up towards Limmen Bight fishing camp and Roper bar for a look. Has anybody been to Monkey island onthe Roper.Just a word of warning- the pub in Boraloola is closed and you can only get take aways (midstrength) from 2.30 pm. Bill



Have been on the roper a few times but have not heard of monkey island.?

A huge area of the road near Port Roper turn off & south was completely washed away,[ up to a metre deep]  in the cyclone earlier this year when we were up there.
The word was it would not be rebuilt for months due to the extent of damage. you may wish to check before you go.

 no grog any where in NT before 2.00pm



-- Edited by justcruisin01 on Monday 20th of September 2010 09:28:27 PM

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Good to see that its fixed Bill12.. I always solder my crimps and have never had anyproblems..
me and my big mouth..
have heard the same about the road . brother goes each year, has been for the last 10?
Good fishin spot just the same.. safe travels
.ps the last time we went the same thing the bridges were sitting out on there own, the ramps were gone , had to drive down the bank cross the river then up the other bank..wifey not happy...

-- Edited by BobnBev on Thursday 23rd of September 2010 12:01:47 PM

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