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dreadnought

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  1. hi all,i have a epever n series mppt controller on my nb coupled to a 200 watt solar panel,the led screen is showing 100% charge,batteries full, but the watts are only showing between 40 and 50 watts from the panel, is this normal ? many thanks
  2. hi all, i have added another solar panel to my existing panel, and before they are connected to the mppt controller i`ve run them through an isolating fuse box ,which is fine , when i get back to my home mooring and plug into the landline my vitron battery charger come manager takes over the charging and managing the battery bank,so my question is should i turn off my solar panels at the isolating switch and let the victron do its job alone when on landline?many thanks
  3. Hi all,has anyone got any recommendations for a radio on board a narrow boat, I,m looking to see if there are any radio,s with a plug in external aerial so it can be mounted outside for better reception, many thanks,sorry I should of said the radio is for music like,radio 2,gold,smooth, that sort of thing,at the moment I have to put inverter on then the wi fi then a tablet then a Bluetooth speaker a right faff, TIA
  4. hi all,has anyone got any experience with reflex diesel heater by lockgate stoves,i`ve just installed one and yet to get it to light,has anyone got some lighting tips for me please,many thanks
  5. hi all,i`m looking at fitting a reflek diesel heater in my 57ft nb,and just wondering what KW power i would need, i`ve got the chance of a 1.6kw at the right money but not sure its man enough !, i would appreciate your thoughts,many thanks,
  6. hi guys,i`ll be blacking the nb this year and i`m just looking at some bitcho,i`ve come across black jack seems a good price and i was wondering if anyone has used it or could recommend an alternative,many thanks
  7. should i connect in series or parallel ? should i connect them in series or parallel ?
  8. i`ve just looked at my new panel and the spec is this,, nominal voltage 17.8, voc 21.6v, maximum power current 11.2amp, short circuit current 21.1amp.
  9. many thanks,i`ll have a look at the existing one on the boat when i can get down after lockdown,cheers
  10. thanks everyone for well explained answers,i think the best for me is to keep them separate,it just means i`ll have two controllers one per panel.
  11. i`m not entirely sure what you mean,i just thought they were 12v !!!
  12. hi guys,i hope everyone ok, i`ve just bought a new solar panel 200w, with a 30amp mppt controller,i do have an existing 100w panel going to a separate controller my question is will i be ok to get rid of my existing controller and run both panels through the new mppt controller making things a bit simpler,thanks in advance
  13. hi guys l,hope everyone is safe and well,we are hoping to get away for a few months later in the year and are sorting a few things now,on board we have a little twin tub washing machine and are looking for a low temperature wash powder to use,is there any recommendations out there,many thanks in advance
  14. hi hudds lad,what i`m trying to do is get a signal to my ee dongle in the boat,i can take the sim card out the dongle and upgrade if needs be,cheers
  15. hi all,can anyone recommend an aerial that will pick up a better signal to work my dongle,so we can pick up programs through a fire stick,or is there a better set up ? many thanks in advance
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