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Re: Kings Electrical stuff
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2020, 09:17:49 PM »
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« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2020, 05:44:03 PM »
Bought a 5 bar light kit form Kings.

Used it once, so far). Works great! Surprisingly better than I thought it was going to be.

So much so, I'm gonna go back there and buy a 3 or 4 bar kit to add on to it.

As above, some of their stuff is nasty. Flat pack fire pit would make a pretty good gong substitute!

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« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2020, 05:55:32 PM »
Bought a 5 bar light kit form Kings.

Used it once, so far). Works great! Surprisingly better than I thought it was going to be.

So much so, I'm gonna go back there and buy a 3 or 4 bar kit to add on to it.

As above, some of their stuff is nasty. Flat pack fire pit would make a pretty good gong substitute!

Just make sure you do not bend the connection to the led strip when packing them, this appears to be a weak point in the kits I have, done a few repairs but no complaints about the light output.
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Re: Kings Electrical stuff
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2020, 06:34:28 PM »
Bought a 5 bar light kit form Kings.

Used it once, so far). Works great! Surprisingly better than I thought it was going to be.

So much so, I'm gonna go back there and buy a 3 or 4 bar kit to add on to it.

As above, some of their stuff is nasty. Flat pack fire pit would make a pretty good gong substitute!

Just plugged in my 4m LED strip (same LEDs as the 5 bar kit) and they are a really nice bright white light (as opposed to the purplish ones from eBay.) The 4 bar kit LEDs aren't as bright with smaller LEDs but still the nice white colour.

I'd happily recommend them, from memory they are pulling less amps than the crap ones I got from eBay as well.

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Re: Kings Electrical stuff
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2020, 10:15:07 PM »
Just plugged in my 4m LED strip (same LEDs as the 5 bar kit) and they are a really nice bright white light (as opposed to the purplish ones from eBay.) The 4 bar kit LEDs aren't as bright with smaller LEDs but still the nice white colour.

I'd happily recommend them, from memory they are pulling less amps than the crap ones I got from eBay as well.

With all 5 light bars going PLUS 2 orange LED bars as an extension, they were drawing .7 of an amp.

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Re: Kings Electrical stuff
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2020, 12:37:42 AM »
I have 2 x 4 bar kings kits for well over 3 years now, never had the slightest problem, they have been exposed to several long periods of days with torrential rain as well, so the connections have been well tested for waterproofing!

Only bought them, because I wanted some to do a quick trip, and planned to buy better quality later on, the way they are going, it's going to be a long time before I need to upgrade!
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Re: Kings Electrical stuff
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2020, 09:53:59 AM »
I stay away from kungs personally.

Young fella had a subscription for a while.
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Hate to admit but they not bad, except the dimmer/on off switch is cheap and nasty.
Thier tool kits arent bad for price and i like design of screw drivers so sockets can fit on end and hit them with hsmmer, but i chipped tip off Phillips head one bit too easy for my liking.

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Re: Kings Electrical stuff
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2020, 01:26:49 PM »
I stay away from kungs personally.

Young fella had a subscription for a while.
Scored 5x led strip lights for camping with couple of renewals
Hate to admit but they not bad, except the dimmer/on off switch is cheap and nasty.
Thier tool kits arent bad for price and i like design of screw drivers so sockets can fit on end and hit them with hsmmer, but i chipped tip off Phillips head one bit too easy for my liking.

Swags, i looked at them and honestly you could see how much more they sagged in middle.
Ended up going darche while on sale, happy i went that way.

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It's a bit of a case of pick and choose, no?

Son in law wanted a camp stretcher. Kings is rated for 200kg (he's a Maori, the usual economy size they come in). Both the display models in the showroom were broken. Tabs snapped off the end. Walked past them and left them there.

The air compressor, however is fairly decent for the price. As long as you aren't trying to inflate 4 vehicles worth of tyres up to road pressure from sand pressure, they'll be fine.

Their driving lights look to give decent brightness, but I'm not keen on the plastic brackets. 10 mins worth of decent corrugations and they'd be toast I reckon.
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Re: Kings Electrical stuff
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2020, 06:24:01 AM »
We also have thier Carry Bag for the toilet and two other bags for various things. they suit the purpose ok :cheers:

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« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2020, 11:56:54 AM »
We also have thier Carry Bag for the toilet

so... their bags ain't Shit?

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Re: Kings Electrical stuff
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2020, 07:06:02 PM »
I got one of the first double swags, it’s really good. Full canvas, edging is canvas, pole loops are canvas, rope tie downs and eyelets canvas. Zips seem pretty good too. Bag was canvas and big enough to leave the bedding in the swag.

The second one I bought in 2018 was only canvas on the main swag. All edging, pole loops and tie points are crappy nylon and the stitching is a bit iffy. Bag is also nylon and you can barely fit the rolled up swag on its own, really need to get it tight to fit the straps around it. Half the amount of eyelets on the base too.

They both work fine but the newer nylon one is showing more signs it will fail first. My advice is go to the shop and check out the gear in person. A bit hard with electrical items I suppose!!!!!

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Re: Kings Electrical stuff
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2020, 08:09:10 PM »


Their driving lights look to give decent brightness, but I'm not keen on the plastic brackets. 10 mins worth of decent corrugations and they'd be toast I reckon.

I've had a set of their led driving lights for approx 3 yrs. No plastic brackets on mine. For a copy of ARB lights, I reckon they are great.
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« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2020, 08:25:37 PM »
I've had a set of their led driving lights for approx 3 yrs. No plastic brackets on mine. For a copy of ARB lights, I reckon they are great.
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I have the 9 inch Osram set. Metal brackets and throw a good light.


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Re: Kings Electrical stuff
« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2020, 12:54:52 PM »
I've had a couple of sets of their LED spotties now and found them great
No plastic, good mounts and the wiring loom worked great. Only complaint is it's a bit too long but that beats being short

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Re: Kings Electrical stuff
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2020, 01:13:11 PM »
so... their bags ain't Shit?
Literally. They are also made better than some of the BFC we looked at. :cheers:

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Re: Kings Electrical stuff
« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2020, 01:50:54 PM »
Literally. They are also made better than some of the BFC we looked at. :cheers:

I’d vouch for their bags
I have a few of the clear top ones
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