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    Gday.

    I just mounted one of the weatherproof Anderson plugs onto the bull bar on the same side as I mounted the ctek under the bonnet. Nice and easy access.

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    I used one of these meters from my Aux battery to the bullbar , great bit of kit
    shows amps used and AHs being put back in battery plus other stuff !
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    help me pick one as i can't do it.. not worried about cheaper verses expensive etc.. just want to know which if any will be the best product/buy out of these panels..?

    its almost impossible to pick now and i just seem to run around in circles trying to work out which is the one!

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271621179...84.m1438.l2649

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261412468...84.m1438.l2649

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/111417695...84.m1438.l2649

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/231267540...84.m1438.l2649

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/360466559...84.m1438.l2649

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    Best kit of the 5 - the first one

    Best bang for your buck - probably the last one
    Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

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    thanks ET!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the evil twin View Post
    Best kit of the 5 - the first one

    Best bang for your buck - probably the last one
    I have the first kit in the list but in 180w. I bought it from those guys too but with no reg as I already had the Redarc Bcdc. Funny thing was they told me it was only 20$ cheaper to buy without the reg and wiring and that their reg was the same as the Redarc unit. I laughed at him when he told me and he just gave me a blank look of, I don't understand.
    I have to say though that they are good panels. I had before a 180w kit but in 3 x 60w panels. They didnt seem to eotk as well as these plus it was a real pain to move around three panels joined together.

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    I have a Rich Solar (Bit Deals) panel & find it to be much less affected by a bit of shadow than other ebay cheapies I’ve got. From my experience & of others I know they are a good product for the price. If you want the best have a look for Kyocera panels. I paid over $1100 each for 125w panels about a decade ago, they are around half that now.

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    umm decisions decisions.. just gotta bite the bullet and choose out of the two that have been recommended by you all - extra 80 bucks or save the 80 bucks.. might spend the extra 80 bucks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bishbashbosh View Post
    umm decisions decisions.. just gotta bite the bullet and choose out of the two that have been recommended by you all - extra 80 bucks or save the 80 bucks.. might spend the extra 80 bucks!
    It probably won't help... but... Solar Panels are classified in "tiers"
    Tier 1 is the best, Tier 2 not quite as good, etc.

    All Solar Panels deteriorate and the main difference in tiers and price is simply in how well the panels maintain their original specs.
    The figures look like, say, "more than 80% of output after 25 years" versus "more than 80% of output after 20 years".
    There isn't all that much difference for us Campers but better panels are a good idea and I would def stay away from the real cheapo's.

    Panels with good specs and reputations will only have very small performance differences when you are camping.
    Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

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    how do you know what tier they are when buying of eBay etc.. surely they can fudge?

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