We began the day by measuring the battery voltage after start-up and then took voltage measurements as we increased the electrical load, first by switching on the lights, then adding the aircon and then adding the fridges. Although the voltage drop, resultant from the increased load, seemed insignificant, the effect that that has on battery recharge time, as determined by a detailed set of charts, showed surprising results. This exercise provided a detailed explained as to why many of the attendees had huge frustrations with their auxiliary power systems, or batteries. If you have a concern with your auxiliary power solution, it might be a good idea to attend the next Technical day on Auxiliary Power Systems. You may be very surprised on how much there is to learn.
Another area of tremendously valuable and well received information was the discussion on battery chargers, both 240V to 12V, as well as 12V to 12V and what a difference different chargers has on the life expectancy of your batteries, and how much more power you can get from your batteries with a little know how. A tremendous eye opener enjoyed by the attendees during the day’s training!
We covered different types batteries, including which is the preferred type for Auxiliary work. We covered the expected difference a solar panel makes when included in the configuration, as well as the associated costs for the different auxiliary power components. We even covered the type of fridge to buy. There was so much to learn, and the attendees were able to absorb huge amount of very useful information!
This was the first time that such a detailed session was provided regarding Auxiliary Power Systems and it came as no surprise that positive informative feedback was received from the attendees which will be incorporated into future planning for presentation on this topic. This will include more detail on supply cables and sizing, fitting connectors, fridge drawdown, battery sulphasion, winching drawdown, typical pitfalls and much, much more.
We ended the day socially with a braai and continued to share our Landy experiences and stories with one another. There is always a story to be told and a lesson to be learnt!
The LROC hosted its first New Members Braai for 2020 on Sunday 08 March. For some, the Night trial from the evening before was the start of the festivities. There were a good number of participants and spectators who decided to spend the night enjoying the company of fellow club members, regaling stories around a campfire. The lateness of the ...
The LROC hosted its first New Members Braai for 2020 on Sunday 08 March. For some, the Night trial from the evening before was the ...Read More
The 2020 trials calendar has officially kicked off and we are excited about what will be on offer this year under the new Leadership of Frik Cilliers. Frik has had extensive experience with off-roading events and is sure to have a few surprises up his sleeve.
The 2020 trials calendar has officially kicked off and we are excited about what will be on offer this year under the new Leadership of ...Read More
The Land Rover Owner’s Club held its 60th Annual General Meeting on the 15th of February 2020. This momentous AGM represents the first event of the year which celebrates the tremendous achievement of our club. 60 years young! Celebrations are well deserved.
The Land Rover Owner’s Club held its 60th Annual General Meeting on the 15th of February 2020. This momentous AGM represents the first event of ...Read More