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  1. Here's what I've got: ...

    Here's what I've got:

    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5561/14962963125_d4911a4b6a_z.jpgLandcruiser Solar Panels by WideAngleWandering, on Flickr

    Custom frame mounted to a custom rack using...
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    Answering my own question ... it disconnects LOAD...

    Answering my own question ... it disconnects LOAD from BATTERY. I was under the mistaken impression that the LOAD was isolated from BATTERY and powered only by PV. I'm not sure why I'd ever connect...
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    What is the purpose of the Low Voltage Disconnect...

    What is the purpose of the Low Voltage Disconnect in the Sunsaver 10L PWM controllers? I see they are sold both with and without LVD but I'm struggling to understand why you'd want the controller to...
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    Yes but I'm considering an MPPT controller, and...

    Yes but I'm considering an MPPT controller, and that's not going to come from MorningStar.

    If I go with a PWM controller, I'll get another SunSaver 10. It's affordable and I've had good...
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    The MorningStar MPPT is way outta my price range,...

    The MorningStar MPPT is way outta my price range, especially considering the solar panels are not critical. That said, I hear you when it comes to quality components.

    The rebranded Steca MPPT...
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    I see there is also an Instapark® MPPT-2010 12V/24V, said to be a rebranded Steca controller, for only $87. Perhaps an MPPT upgrade is the right way, though I don't know where I'd find the space to...
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    That is helpful. The math is a bit...

    That is helpful. The math is a bit loosey-goosey, but from what I can tell, a 10-amp PWM controller can handle ~150 watts (rated) from solar panels. I would definitely be over-subscribing my...
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    My plan right now is to pick up another Sunsaver...

    My plan right now is to pick up another Sunsaver 10 and a 100 watt solar cynergy panel. I'll send 100 watts to each of the Sun Savers, so I'll have 2 solar "banks". This has the advantage of being...
  9. I keep all my gear in a Pelican case, padlocked...

    I keep all my gear in a Pelican case, padlocked to a chain, which is in turn padlocked to a tie-down attached to the floor. I keep all this in an old truck that doesn't look like it's worth breaking...
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    The Prostar does look cool. and I like gauges...

    The Prostar does look cool. and I like gauges and meters but the 30 is pricey for this project, especially considering my roof is about to be full of panels. It's not too likely that I'll go over...
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    What are you in favor of? I don't want to...

    What are you in favor of?

    I don't want to damage it experimenting, or worse, have it fail part-way through an upcoming trip. How would it clip the amperage? I imagine a fuse or something would...
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    My solar upgrade thread

    Howdy folks,

    I have a 20 watt mono and an 80 watt polycrystaline panel wired in parallel to a Morningstar Sunsaver 10. I've measured it at just over 6 amps in the past.

    I am using this panel...
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    Sticky: I thought I was going to buy a van but it looks...

    I thought I was going to buy a van but it looks like I'm going to keep rolling in my 60 for a bit longer.

    Here are the vehicles I found:

    1988 E350 6.9L IDI high roof. $5k in Beaverton:...
  14. Time for a new project - the search is on

    So my diesel Landcruiser is down for engine repairs. I need something to drive in the meantime. So I thought ... why not start my next project?

    I have wanted to build a camper of some sort...
  15. I just saw your note about being road-trip worthy...

    I just saw your note about being road-trip worthy so let me adjust my question ... what is it like in terms of heat/noise/vibration/comfort on a long drive in it's current condition? I'm pretty...
  16. What did you build this for? is it ready for a...

    What did you build this for? is it ready for a long roadtrip?

    I was on my way from Oregon to Illinois and back when my rig went down. It's stored now and I need to get back on the road. I'm...
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    You have a sun roof? Now I'm jealous. What kind...

    You have a sun roof? Now I'm jealous. What kind of gutter mounts are you using?
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    Rack for HJ60 Hi-Roof

    I've been through several incarnations of roof rack (pics on mud).

    I started with a couple simple Yakima bars then went to a full basket (which had a nasty tendency to snag bamboo, parking...
  19. Mine are currently in a custom frame made of...

    Mine are currently in a custom frame made of angle iron, with u-bolts to a pair of Yakima load bars. I'm in the process of rebuilding it to something lower profile.
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  20. Thread revival. It's still happening and I'm...

    Thread revival. It's still happening and I'm about to add an additional panel and upgrade the charge controller, so this is on my mind.

    Updates:

    Tried switching the morning star from sealed...
  21. Rain Gutter Mounts for a custom roof rack (HJ60 landcruisere)

    Howdy folks,

    The Yakima gear on my Landcruiser didn't survive my latin america roadtrip. I'm looking at building a simple, custom unit to replace it.

    The front part will be attached to the...
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    I have one of the 80 watt panels on the roof of...

    I have one of the 80 watt panels on the roof of my Landcruiser. I drove it from California to Costa Rica and back, no problems. I built a steel frame and attached that to a pair of Yakima load...
  23. Holy **** man. I'm about to read your post. ...

    Holy **** man. I'm about to read your post. You're ok?
  24. Two Weeks in Antigua

    Full Post: http://www.wideanglewandering.com/2013/05/two-weeks-in-antigua.html

    https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8477/8245002462_411e5581de_c.jpg
    Clouds Over Antigua by WideAngleWandering, on Flickr...
  25. Well, there should be ... it's been a helluva a...

    Well, there should be ... it's been a helluva a ride.

    For the moment, you can watch the goofy timelapse driving videos I've been putting up on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/wideanglewandering/videos
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