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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1525 on: September 29, 2020, 08:09:50 AM »
In 1981 I bought my Anchultz target rifle .22 for $670. That was a lot back then. Sold it 5 years later for $1000


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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1526 on: September 29, 2020, 08:40:13 AM »
In 1981 I bought my Anchultz target rifle .22 for $670. That was a lot back then. Sold it 5 years later for $1000


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I had an Anschutz .22 semi auto, with a takedown barrel, in the early 70's. With the barrel removed it would fit in my RAAF kitbag, and it travelled by train with me a couple of times between Melbourne and Brisbane. Would hate to think what would happen these days if you did that. Be we also carried 4 SLRs in the boot of my FJ Holden, from Laverton to the rifle range at Williamstown, every Wednesday arvo for shooting practice, back in those days too.
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1527 on: September 29, 2020, 08:46:25 AM »
Yep , the good ol days.
I carried my rifle around in its bag, kept it under the bed. No gun safe etc , not required.
We had a make shift target range in my mates lounge room.
As long as I was a member of the club, I didn’t need a gun license. Rules were basically non existent back then.



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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1528 on: September 29, 2020, 10:23:04 AM »
Yep , the good ol days.
I carried my rifle around in its bag, kept it under the bed. No gun safe etc , not required.
We had a make shift target range in my mates lounge room.
As long as I was a member of the club, I didn’t need a gun license. Rules were basically non existent back then.



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And that is precisely why we have rules nowadays. They never existed back then and people got hurt because there were no controls.
Some people did the right thing, others did not.

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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1529 on: September 29, 2020, 12:06:24 PM »
Used to have one of these, that went on plenty of trips around the country side, all packed into the but . Known here as the AR-22 ..  Did its job pretty  well for what it was .   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQgHqzud4Ks
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1530 on: September 29, 2020, 01:51:10 PM »
Used to have one of these, that went on plenty of trips around the country side, all packed into the but . Known here as the AR-22 ..  Did its job pretty  well for what it was .   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQgHqzud4Ks

I had one of those as well, when I handed it in at the gun buy back the copper thought it was just a toy and told me to go away. Told him to check again. ;D

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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1531 on: September 30, 2020, 10:35:08 PM »
Dont know whether to cry or smile, Just pulled the trigger on one of these Jiggers for the Aux / fridge battery in the truck $790 AU off Renogy through Fleabay, supposedly has a 5 year Warranty ...  12Kg compared to 32 + Kg for a lead acid batt  .. Already spent this amount on a couple of Lead acid batts over the past 6+ years anyway that died  and only had 1/2 the power output usable .
Hope this blokes right . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aahHWaV6Zdk and they are pretty good value .
Ohh well you Never Never Know if you never never go, So we'll give it a go .
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1532 on: October 01, 2020, 03:33:26 AM »
I've got a Renogy solar controller. I was a bit dubious at first as I'd never heard of them and it was an Amazon open box bargain. It's been installed about three years now and I'm very happy with it. More so now that I added the bluetooth module.
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1533 on: October 02, 2020, 08:08:11 PM »
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1534 on: October 02, 2020, 08:22:47 PM »
C'mon GG, tell your story.
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1535 on: October 03, 2020, 08:15:04 AM »
Good customer service and standing by your product.

About 6-7 years ago I bought a CTek battery sense to read battery charge by Bluetooth. 2 year warranty.
Wind the clock forward.
Couple of months ago my phone “stopped” and the new wouldn’t pair to the CTek even though the wife’s would. The new phone Bluetooth 5 should read the old CTek BT 4. Sent an email to CTech asking if they could explain why.
Seems some of the old sensors could not be read. After all that time, even though I couldn’t really recall when or where the sensor was bought because of passage of time, supplied the serial number and the new one turned up at no cost. With a letter of apology.
Can’t beat that I reckon

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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1536 on: October 03, 2020, 08:19:58 AM »
Good customer service and standing by your product.

About 6-7 years ago I bought a CTek battery sense to read battery charge by Bluetooth. 2 year warranty.
Wind the clock forward.
Couple of months ago my phone “stopped” and the new wouldn’t pair to the CTek even though the wife’s would. The new phone Bluetooth 5 should read the old CTek BT 4. Sent an email to CTech asking if they could explain why.
Seems some of the old sensors could not be read. After all that time, even though I couldn’t really recall when or where the sensor was bought because of passage of time, supplied the serial number and the new one turned up at no cost. With a letter of apology.
Can’t beat that I reckon
Who did you send the letter to?
I have two of those sensors with the same problem. Only my old phone will read them.
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1537 on: October 03, 2020, 08:29:39 AM »
support@ctek.com

Pm me if you want and I’ll give you a run down on the info sought etc.

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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1538 on: October 03, 2020, 08:32:50 AM »
Bit the bullet and took out my 3 x 120 amp/hour Full river agm,s and have ordered 2 x 120 amp/hour Itech Lithiums.  Lightened the trailer by around 90kg.   After 3 years the Fullrivers tested at 98% capacity and a very low 2.5 ohm internal resistance.  Gotta be happy with that.  Put on gumtree for $200 each.  The Renogy in the tub of the Pajero is performing exceedingly well but went with Itech 120,s for the bit more capacity.
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1539 on: October 03, 2020, 08:54:00 AM »
Bit the bullet and took out my 3 x 120 amp/hour Full river agm,s and have ordered 2 x 120 amp/hour Itech Lithiums.  Lightened the trailer by around 90kg.   After 3 years the Fullrivers tested at 98% capacity and a very low 2.5 ohm internal resistance.  Gotta be happy with that.  Put on gumtree for $200 each.  The Renogy in the tub of the Pajero is performing exceedingly well but went with Itech 120,s for the bit more capacity.

Why Itech, good reviews or what ? I've been thinking about getting "SolarKing"  2x100  as they would fit well
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1540 on: October 03, 2020, 08:58:53 AM »
With all lithium’s , check the load rating. Don’t want to spend all that money to find it’s BMS won’t run a power hungry inverter etc


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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1541 on: October 03, 2020, 10:08:42 AM »
Why Itech, good reviews or what ? I've been thinking about getting "SolarKing"  2x100  as they would fit well

Checked out solar king.  Battery looks like a generic chinese with a very average sticker put on.  I tech also use the better quality prismatic cells. Solarking only allows a 100 amp draw.  Not that I am interested as I only use a 300watt inverter as emergency should I need one.  .  Have to ask...why would someone give you an extra 30 amp/hrs for the same price as a 120 amp battery?  Itech have had good reviews.  Not saying solarking is no good....I am just a little careful spending on something I want as a reliable camping feature. If I wanted 150amp hours I would have gone for the Renogy 170 amp battery. The 100 amp Renogy I have now is great quality and does the job well.     
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1542 on: October 03, 2020, 11:04:40 AM »
The 100 amp Renogy I have now is great quality and does the job well.   

Hey BF, can I ask what your powering with the Renogy and how its being charged ..
Just ordered a 100ah smart Renogy lifepo4 lithium .. was figuring using the 200W solar on the canopy and the Alternator [ not a smart type ] .. Worst comes to worst Ill bite the bullet for a DC / DC charger .
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1543 on: October 03, 2020, 11:18:00 AM »
Hey BF, can I ask what your powering with the Renogy and how its being charged ..
Just ordered a 100ah smart Renogy lifepo4 lithium .. was figuring using the 200W solar on the canopy and the Alternator [ not a smart type ] .. Worst comes to worst Ill bite the bullet for a DC / DC charger .

Would one of those booser diodes on the alternator help out? It will bump the alternator voltage to 14.2-14.4 volts. Maybe no need for a DC-DC charger.
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1544 on: October 03, 2020, 11:44:46 AM »
HBK on here does them thingo 's think,   Thanks for the prompt Keith . had forgot all about them ..  :cheers:
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« Reply #1545 on: October 03, 2020, 12:26:50 PM »
Hey BF, can I ask what your powering with the Renogy and how its being charged ..
Just ordered a 100ah smart Renogy lifepo4 lithium .. was figuring using the 200W solar on the canopy and the Alternator [ not a smart type ] .. Worst comes to worst Ill bite the bullet for a DC / DC charger .

I run a couple of panels on the roof that put out about 10 amp max.  I also have a Victron 75/20 solar reg and a Renogy dcdc 20amp charger.  I run a 40 litre engel as a freezer.  Sits on minus 18. Recently spent 2 weeks in Burketown where the temp was 34 daytime and 20 at night. Hot and very windy, no shade and the renogy battery never got below 75%.  What I like most about the lithium is the very quick charge rate. I,d go for the renogy dcdc charger as it will be a lot quicker than the alternator and fill to 100% capacity a lot quicker.
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1546 on: October 03, 2020, 12:31:13 PM »
Beware of some of the $400 lithium’s
They can only have 30 amp draw on them. Good if you only run a fridge, but limits what you can run off it.


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« Reply #1547 on: October 03, 2020, 01:19:31 PM »
I run a couple of panels on the roof that put out about 10 amp max.  I also have a Victron 75/20 solar reg and a Renogy dcdc 20amp charger.  I run a 40 litre engel as a freezer.  Sits on minus 18. Recently spent 2 weeks in Burketown where the temp was 34 daytime and 20 at night. Hot and very windy, no shade and the renogy battery never got below 75%.  What I like most about the lithium is the very quick charge rate. I,d go for the renogy dcdc charger as it will be a lot quicker than the alternator and fill to 100% capacity a lot quicker.

Check the specs on the Victron, a lot of them have a lithium setting
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1548 on: October 03, 2020, 02:34:06 PM »
Check the specs on the Victron, a lot of them have a lithium setting

I bought it especially because it had the lithium setting.  I also have a 100/30 in the camper. Not a fan of one tool does the lot...prefer individual components that are specifically designed for the job.
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Re: What made you smile - 2020
« Reply #1549 on: October 03, 2020, 02:47:31 PM »
C'mon GG, tell your story.
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Sorry mate. I didn't realise you had the other thread. call it a Senior's Moment.
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