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  1. Thanks everyone, i ended up delaying till Spring to get some jobs done on the boat. It's good to know it will feel safe and the internet is ok. Thanks for the weather tip re Glasson Dock too.
  2. Thanks everyone, that's really helpful, i can cycle into Preston if i need to, good to know it's generally safe.
  3. Thanks @TheBiscuits good to know, are there any places you didn't feel were safe to moor?
  4. Hi, Can anyone give me an idea of mobile wifi coverage on the Lancaster, specifically on the 3 network? I'm planning a trip but need to be able to use my wifi for work. Anyone with recent experience? thanks
  5. Thanks Higgs, i'm definitely buying the lead but like the idea of having the settings for maximum charging capability for part of the year at least, i guess it feels like a compromise either way, but I agree, the no conflict and extended options approach would make life easier...I could even buy a fridge now i've got the power to run it.
  6. Fitted new jabsco water pump to replace the slightly leaking original one that has lasted 15 years and so owes me nothing. Very pleased that i can now leave the water switch on without the pump kicking in every 10 minutes?
  7. It's an EPEver Tracer MPPT, but I was mistaken. ? After reading the comments on here I checked and the inverter is wired straight to the batteries, the panels into the MPPT and the MPPT into the batteries. However it does look like it is the sensitivity of the Sterling inverter, apparently they have a fairly low high voltage cut off threshold. So the options seem to be: run appliances to use some of the power and bring it down, that seems to work sometimes; or lower the settings on the charge controller, but this requires a lead to attach to the computer so it's a job for another day when said lead has been sourced. I think i prefer the first option as this seems to allow for maximum use of the available sunlight as I only need the big inverter occasionally.
  8. That's a really good point, I'll check that, thanks
  9. No, one is for the 240 ring in the boat and the other just has its own socket The main inverter is connected straight to the battery, the other is connected to the battery and the charge controller, and works fine
  10. Thanks for replying It is an MPPTcharge controller, and its reading for battery voltage is 13.9v. The small inverter that's attached to it works fine. I'll get hold of a voltmeter and measure directly from the batteries. I followed the instructions when I set up the charge controller. I'm wondering if the Sterling inverter also needs to go via the charge controller, but that was fitted by an electrician and I wouldn't know where to start or if the charge controller is suitable for such a large inverter.
  11. ❓ Good morning all, I'd be really grateful if the hive mind can help at all. My inverter is saying the batteries are over voltage, but only in daylight. I have a Sterling inverter charger, a 12v battery bank and all was good until I fitted solar panels. I fitted 3 x 275w panels via a smart charge controller. I also fitted a smaller inverter with just one socket via the same charge controller. The Sterling inverter now just beeps if there is any charge coming in from the solar. It works fine if I disconnect the panels, but that defeats the object. I'm assuming that the Sterling inverter is reading the input from the panels, rather than the output from the batteries, but no idea how to fix this...does anyone have any ideas? Any experience? I have spent a while on Google but not found anything useful.
  12. Thanks BEngo, that's really helpful, I'll look into local stainless steel fabricators. J
  13. Hi Everyone, Does anyone make back boilers to fit small stoves? Width would need to be less than 280mm. If not could I just use a zigzag of 28mm copper pipe inside the stove. I have access to a mag drill so cutting the holes should be relatively simple. I'm replacing my broken morso squirrel with back boiler with a slightly smaller 2nd hand cast iron stove and would like to fit a back boiler to it as I already have the pipe work and radiators. The squirrel boiler is just a little too large.
  14. Thanks Gareth, that is useful to know. I fited the pump ages ago and can't remember the spec so i'll probably go for one that claims to be suitable for either. Interesting point Tony, i'll stick to 15mm, thanks.
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