OFFROADSUBARUS.com

Go Back   OFFROADSUBARUS.com > Offroad and Touring Central > Solar and power banks

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 4th November 2017, 10:40 PM
Rally's Avatar
Rally Rally is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney
Year: 2004
Model: SG Forester X 2.5 Turbo
Transmission: Custom hybrid D/R 1.446, Twin Lockers, R180, Front LSD, 4.44, 0.738 5th Gear
Posts: 3,253
Rally is on a distinguished road
Default Solar and Chargers

My most recent trip highlighted that my ctek has died. Most likely caused by being submerged. Itís pretty disappointing that these off road products fail like this, but as Ned once said, such is life. It is rated IP 65 which doesnít cover being submerged. I have found an Australian made one which is IP 67 rated, and that does cover being submerged for a short time, around 30 minutes. It also includes a display that gives voltage on both cranking and service batteries.

However, they donít like the current set up I have for my solar panel. My existing panel is rated at 32v and 250w, requiring a step down to around 20v. So I am ditching that solar panel and getting another 250w unit but around 25v, so no step down required. For $250 delivered, with regulator, itís not a bad buy.
__________________
Almost all Subaru. Parts bin special
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 5th November 2017, 03:11 AM
Kevin's Avatar
Kevin Kevin is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney, Oz
Year: MY'03
Model: Forester
Transmission: A/T
Posts: 3,925
Kevin is on a distinguished road
Default

That's a shame it failed! My CTEK 250S is in the Triton, high up in the canopy so the whole car would pretty much have to be under water before it got to the CTEK - just as well by the sounds of it!

Seems a good deal on the new panel; what's its weight?
__________________
MY'03 Foz AT XS with centre lock-up
MY'10 Triton AT GLX-R 2.5 DiD
www.subaruclub.com.au
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 5th November 2017, 05:05 AM
Rally's Avatar
Rally Rally is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney
Year: 2004
Model: SG Forester X 2.5 Turbo
Transmission: Custom hybrid D/R 1.446, Twin Lockers, R180, Front LSD, 4.44, 0.738 5th Gear
Posts: 3,253
Rally is on a distinguished road
Default

18kg. I am looking at this charger.

http://www.intervolt.com/wp-content/...1225ACK-RP.pdf
__________________
Almost all Subaru. Parts bin special
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 11:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.