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    Riedon RSB 250amp 50mv current shunt

    As always the 'Good Stuff' is made in the USA and us Brits suffer trying to get hold of it. Would anyone on here be willing to source one locally and ship it out to me with all costs covered before hand via Paypal gift or similar. I've been quoted 15 weeks lead time by the wholesalers here in...
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    Best BMS setup for a 8S2P 360Ah 24v CALB battery .....

    Can I have recommendations for BMS on this setup bearing in mind my location and availability based in the UK...???
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    Motorhome Build Thread

    Intended solar array : 8x 230w , VOC 36v VMP 30v. IMP 7.67A. Then 4x 230w (same panels) as an auxiliary booster setup used as and when needed or just in play when I'm at the truck and the sun is blazing. So 12 in total for calculation purposes. Power demand for the inverter is approx...
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    Motorhome Build Thread

    Sorry Redpacket I meant Ahr rating for the batteries. 100ah or 200ah etc etc.... I've been looking at 200ah cells to build a 24v battery bank.
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    Motorhome Build Thread

    Going flat with 8x230w panels on the roof and an extra 4x230w panels on the rear tailgate ( fold out structure and separateMPPT SCC) to be used as an auxiliary power boost as and when needed, well this is my current plan but of course that could change, what do you think on this setup...
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    Motorhome Build Thread

    Thanks guy's, yeah looked at linear actuators but the maths against them and for hydraulic is quite convincing. As you said Korishan, I've been looking at double action rams. Same as a trailer jack but a little more robust and can be jacked 'down' which is the important aspect so they can be...
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    Motorhome Build Thread

    We are one the same page Redpacket. This is exactly the intension using a dual actionhydraulic 'Pull' ram and linkages plus cable operated spring loaded latches. Two MPPT SCC's . The previous vehicle owners chequerplated the whole roof so we have a robust fixing platform as a starting point.
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    Motorhome Build Thread

    Quick question here..... I'm planning a setup whereby the automation will allow only one bank (2S2P x2banks in total) of panels to tilt at a time to pick up a more efficient angle to the sun. They will tilt in opposite directions (one way or the other) via a clever method we have come up with...
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    Motorhome Build Thread

    Bloomin typical, about 7 years ago I slung out a huge box of breakers, S,D&Tpole AC & DC rated from when I worked as a panel wireman. Now I got to buy them...!! I'm presuming and myself unprompted would use DP breakers for the solar panels.
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    Motorhome Build Thread

    Thank you again gents, this is the stuff i need...... So layout of panels reached, one MPPT controller or two..??? Just run this by me again please the need for two..?? I'll get a picture of the panel spec labeland post up. Now my issue of "do i get a combined charger/inverter" or do i buy...
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    Motorhome Build Thread

    I have some new Dimplex 230w panels at my disposal, so, how to work out the current value for the two MPPT controllers then... Is it 920(watts) / 75v = 12.26amps ...???
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    Motorhome Build Thread

    Quick question : The panels I'm getting give out approx 37.5v & 230w. For a 24v battery bank is that sufficiant or should I link them in series/pairs to give 75v and run 8 panels through 2 MPPT controllers..??? Also this Victron unit...
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    Motorhome Build Thread

    Thanks guys, Starting to gain some momentum now, all posts greatly appreciated and read several times to absorb.... Reading reviews on equipment is proving a plus. Found a guy called Will Prouse on Youtube who's enthusiasm for LiFePo4 cells is very infectious indeed and the use of BMS. I'm now...
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    Motorhome Build Thread

    Hello all, ok, so I've been hovering and absorbing info at all levels before I go build/ lash out thousands on a perfect setup. Here lies the problem, I've been an electrician for almost 40 years now, very capable with the building/wiring aspect BUT have tied myself up in knots with the design...
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