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Everything posted by Richard10002

  1. I hadnt seen mention of a fridge, merely a replacement for a 700w unit. The Victron he is quoting is 650W, so fairly close. Or is his son bringing a 240v fridge with him?
  2. For less than £400, I'd buy Victron.... perhaps this one, with the VE Direct cable, and bluetooth dongle. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Victron-Energy-Phoenix-Inverter-1200VA/dp/B08PPTPR89/ref=asc_df_B08PPTPR89/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=500982087357&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=175790939652095271&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9046455&hvtargid=pla-1320243016020&th=1
  3. I asked a similar question not long ago: I also discovered that Ryobi do a 40+ bar model but, at the moment, it seems to be out of stock in the EU/UK. I've watched a few Youtube videos where the 24 bar units seem to do a reasonable job, and the 40+ bar units a better job. Alan might be right with his primitive "finger over the end of the hose" method, but I would rather be pulling a trigger than holding my finger over the end of the hose, and I will be needing something that can pump the water out of the canal. There are lots of primitive ways to do many of the things that we do, but this is 2022, and there are better ways for many/most. You are obviously very selective over which reviews you read
  4. Nobody else seems to be having any trouble understanding. What are you struggling with? Perhaps we can find a 5 year old to help you
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  6. What is the actual model name of the inverter charger. I used to have a Sterling Pro Combi S, so know a little bit about them, although it didnt have an LED readout of the voltage, so probably yours is a different model.
  7. I dont think there is such a thing as a standard toilet seat. I once bought a toilet seat from B & Q, thinking they were all the same shape and size..... not a chance!
  8. Hence my last sentence!! However, it isnt pointless, and nor is it madness, if it is the only option at the time. As far as i know, the electricity that reaches our homes enjoys a variety of voltages on its journey. Your logic would suggest that is also pointless and madness, whereas, in reality, it is merely a means to an end.
  9. I, like many boaters, don't have "mains", but I do have 230v AC. In fact, the chances are that it has an AC to DC adapter so, with the right gear, could be charged directly from the boat 12v supply.
  10. I should have said "main advantages to me" I have a 230v supply on the boat, which i use for lawn mower, strimmer, vacuum cleaner etc.. 😀 😄
  11. The main advantages are size and no cable, (less clutter and freedom of movement ). I'll be charging the battery on the boat, using the inverter. Looks like Ryobi now do a 40+ bar one, although finding one in the UK isnt so easy right now.
  12. and what if they hadn't read the replies? I think we often see people who have just joined the forum check back a week or so later, and cant believe the speed with which they got a response. Entirely possible that the OP has decided to give it a week, then check back to see if anyone has answered.
  13. Strewth! I use my boat to escape Radio!
  14. I dont really want a 240v pressure washer on the boat, and am not motivated to bring the one we have at home, so I've been considering one of the rechargeable battery operated washers, with syphon kit, (6m), to use canal water. However, on closer inspection, they only seem to be 20-24 bar as against 100-120 bar for the home 240v version. Does anyone have any experience of these things, and are they powerful enough to do some boat jobs, as against getting caked on grime off a patio or similar. Something like this?: https://uk.ryobitools.eu/garden-tools/outdoor-cleaning/pressure-washers/ry18pw22a/ry18pw22a-3/?gclid=CjwKCAjwv-GUBhAzEiwASUMm4iZ_qUJ29QMZe1OymF2BAHVqmqAgbCORkOe_w_eGf3EKP5BiqnPiYxoCZBUQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  15. As far as I can tell, it is being paid as a discount off electricity bills, over a period of 6 months, (£66.67 per month). If you dont get an electricity bill, you dont get the payment. It seems that the government cant find a way to give it to those who dont get an electricity bill direcly from a "supplier".
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  18. Does the 818 have a 240v adapter which converts to a DC input? If so, it should be possible to get a cable of some kind to power it directly from the boat 12V supply, (not that you need to, but it might be helpful for others to know )
  19. I visited the factory where they have a small showroom, so was able to see them in the flesh. They were very helpful over the phone and, at the time I bought, they delivered, guaranteed to get it on board, and assembled it. Having said that, assembly didnt look difficult, and getting it on board, through the cratch and front door, was very simple and straightforward.
  20. My gunnel didn't limit things as it's higher than yours at about 95cm. In fact, I have actually raised my sofa by about 5cm. I was merely pointing out that the frame is not the full height of the sofa, so "should" slide under your gunnel, with the back cushion not under the gunnel, but somewhat proud of it.
  21. I used a battery powered mifi dongle for some years but, having used a permanently powered Huawei router, I would never go back. I have an older Huawei B310s-22 which I powered directly from the boat 12v power, with no regulation, (so it would have got 15V from time to time), but now use a USB 5v to 12v cable.
  22. What is it that limits you to 89cm high? If it is the gunnel height, the wooden part of the frame on mine (Belvedere), fits under the gunnel, and the cushion back is actually higher than the gunnel, but sits nicely in front of the gunnel. The cushion back is about 5cm higher than the top of the wooden frame - if that makes sense
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