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by willfromsussex
Fri May 20, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Led lighting
Replies: 2
Views: 13312

Re: Led lighting

my home is now fitted out with a 12v lighting circuit , i use mr16 and g4 lamps, they are superb, especially the 5w mr16, i bought them from a UK supplier of bulbs, as LED bulbs vary so much in quality and life expectency I wanted a reputable source. finding MR16 light fittings is quite hard these d...
by willfromsussex
Fri May 20, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Using a battery dc source to power the home along with solar
Replies: 4
Views: 5304

Re: Using a battery dc source to power the home along with solar

running a bank is a great idea , just leave the car out of it. i run a 20kwh lead acid battery bank. (48v) i got the batts (6v) from the scrap metal recyclers. they are in such good working order that one really has to wonder about the origin of some of the items brought into these places, but what ...
by willfromsussex
Mon May 02, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Any info available on allied electric conversions
Replies: 17
Views: 18854

Re: Any info available on allied electric conversions

Also thinking about getting one of these, did they convert any panel vans or just teepee (mpv) versions. Would like to see what sort of a job they did.

Wonder if Allied somehow managed to order them from the factory with no ICE parts. Makes you wonder.
by willfromsussex
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Converted commercial vehicle MOT exempt?
Replies: 1
Views: 4838

Converted commercial vehicle MOT exempt?

I know that electric goods vehicles don't require an MOT test but what about if i convert an ICE van or pickup, of course DVLA will change the fuel type and taxation class but will they change the requirement for it to have to be MOTd? I am guessing one wouldn't be able to tax it if they didn't adju...
by willfromsussex
Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Is it a Supercar?... No it's a van....Or evil mistress
Replies: 11
Views: 11081

Re: Is it a Supercar?... No it's a van....Or evil mistress

HOw are you getting on with this , I have two of these vans now. How many owners on here now?
by willfromsussex
Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: How good are modern PV panels in cloudy/shady conditions?
Replies: 11
Views: 19193

Re: How good are modern PV panels in cloudy/shady conditions?

I have a home brew off-grid system comprising 9 panels (3 x 3 strings) running to a Outback FM80 charge controller which runs into a load of T125 6 volt lead acid batteries. The panels total 2250W peak . They are currently lying flat on a flat roof and in summer I was getting over 2000W peak and may...
by willfromsussex
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Southeast and London monthly meet
Replies: 9
Views: 11964

Re: Southeast and London monthly meet

Still a bit of a stretch for my ageing Berlingo I think but also I'm always busy on Tuesdays.
by willfromsussex
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Southeast and London monthly meet
Replies: 9
Views: 11964

Re: Southeast and London monthly meet

Is there a charge point there? My EV might make it one-way on a full charge but not there and back!

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