2003 GU PATROL
I don't miss the days of my old GQ and keeping the dual fuel tunes right!
The one I purchased was the mppt 74 / 10..Troy I can’t remember how long ago they introduced it but I know you have the VictronConnect app on your phone (how good is that!), now it is built in to the smart solar models but earlier you had to buy a separate ‘dongle’ (sounds a bit rude) for the blue tooth, which version is yours? Either way glad you’re happy with it, I had fitted a few for other folks and was impressed, hence I recommended it to you, and the ongoing good reports from folks such as yourself made it an easy choice when I had to buy one for my own car, so for that I thank YOU lol
So many things I like in you post.Bolted hinges to the solar panel and mounted to front of roof rack, normal use it sits flat, with room underneath to mount maxtrax out of the sun.
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Astute observers will have noted the gas struts on the outer extremities, pull a clip out of each side and, sun position permitting, it offers a better angle. I can even drive with it like that, as it offers a perfect wind deflector when my oztent or swag or something is up there. Tent is only an RV1 so fits perfectly under there and wholly within rack.
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In these pics car was facing almost directly north, and, late morning, I shlt you not the watts output was approx 30% higher with panel tilted up. Of course this will depend on both time of year and time of day (ie angle of sun).
As you can see it’s only a fairly small panel, but with 40 litre Engel on, and not tilted up, battery went in to float around 10.30am, so pretty bloody happy with that.
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And that is using a VictronConnect MPPT reg. Hands down best value for money controller I’ve come across.
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That is all.
I don’t think you’d get much water in that door Trev.,, 😆