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Re: Generators

Unread post by Jonkers » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:54 am

my idea too!!!!

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Re: Generators

Unread post by WeskusKlong » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:44 pm

For all practical reasons it will be impossible to regulate generators. One person may find a certain level of noise acceptable and the next will find it annoying. I have had horrendous experiences with camping neighbors' generators so I surely hope the day never comes that it is allowed in our wilderness camping areas.

I invested in a very portable an rugged solar panel. It rolls up in a coil and can be stowed in a container the size of a 20L paint drum. It delivers 60 Watts of power. Typical power requirement of my National Luna Fridge/Freezer is 30 - 40 Watts so quite clearly the solar panel deliver more than enough charge to sustain the battery. We camped at De Hoop for 5 days without starting the vehicle, the solar panel managed perfectly to maintain full charge on the battery. Sure solar panels are expensive but consider the fact they use 0 fuel, requires virtually no maintenance and produce 0% noise pollution so in the long run it really pays to buy one.

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Power Sockets

Unread post by htid » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:26 pm

Hi all,

I'm sure there must be an answer to this somewhere, but after spending some time searching and using the search function, I couldn't find an answer so sorry if I've missed it! :)

I just want to check if there are power sockets to charge cameras in the Mata Mata, TR and Nossob? At TR we'll be in a 'family cottage', in Mata Mata we'll be in 'River Front Chalet' and in Nossob we'll be in 'Chalet'.

Thanks for any help, and sorry again if it's a silly question!

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Re: Power Sockets

Unread post by enrico » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:59 pm

Hi htid.No sweat at all.
Yes,power sockets to charge cameras are available in the chalets at MM,TR and Nossob.
MM and Nossob are generator driven and the power is switched off from 11pm until 30 mins before gate opening time.
So if you want to be out of the gate early at MM and Nossob charge the batteries before the power goes off.
Enjoy your trip.

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Re: Power Sockets

Unread post by htid » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:03 pm

Thanks for your help! :)

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