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How to Use a 12 Volt Solar System - 160 Watt Portable Solar Panel

 

 

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IAN: Hi it’s Ian, we’re doing our live video that we do every single Friday! This week we are doing it on our 160 Watt Portable Folding Solar Panel. We were going to do a live demonstration outside but the weather in Perth today is pretty bad and really wet so we won’t get the full effects, but we can do it inside anyway. If anyone has any questions you can put them in the comment section and we will answer them as we go along. So with the 160 Watt Portable Solar Panel from iTechworld, we give you Monocrystalline German Certified solar cells which have a 25-year performance guarantee on them. These cells are the best cells you can get in Australia at the moment. With the solar panels, we also make sure all the fittings are stainless steel so they won’t rust and you will get the full lifespan out of those as well. We put a solid collapsible handle on the unit also which makes it easy to take out of the bag. On the solar panel, we have given every solar panel an MPPT Solar Controller. What that means is it will grab the maximum voltage and charge it the best possible way to your battery. So you get all the quality features from the solar panel. The way it works, to connect it to the battery is really simple. You can either plug it directly in using the Anderson Plug. So if you have an Anderson plug on your camper trailer, motorhome, caravan you can plug it in and the panel will start charging. The regulator and solar controller will do a 30-second diagnosis of your battery. It will determine AGM, car battery, lithium battery and will start charging it accordingly. If you don’t have an Anderson plug you simply, connect to the alligator clips and you put this directly onto the battery. To then run things from the battery, you either plug it into a 12 volt or your will have an inverter on the battery and you plug you 240-volt appliances into the inverter. With this portable solar panel at the moment, we provide 5 metres of cable, which is 6 mm cable so you won’t get any voltage drop from the controller. This panel produces about 9 amps of power, in Australia, we roughly get 8 hours of sunlight per day, which means realistically you can put back 70 amps over one day. What that means in real terms is that you can plug in your 12-volt fridge, you 12-volt television or all your camping lights your LED lights you can run them overnight and still won’t run out of battery. A 160 Watt means you become self-sufficient, you no longer have to rely on staying at powered camp sites and you don’t to pay because you have all your power here. So the 160 Watt becomes an investment that gives you money back because you no longer have to spend money on powered sites. So we have the 160 Watt it’s the flagship model and the most powerful and popular one as well. It will run anything up to a 60-litre fridge freezer with TV and lights no problem at all. We have the 120 Watt Portable Solar Panel it will do 40-litre fridge with TV and lights. They are available on our website as well as the battery and the battery box on itechworld.com.au. Thanks for watching!

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160 Watt Portable Solar Panel

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Live Video - See our 400 Amp Jump Starter Start a Car

 

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IAN: Hi this is Ian from iTechworld, today we are going to look at our new 400 cold cranking amp jumpstarter. A lot of people have seen the previous video and wanted to see one of these in action. So we have spent all morning draining the battery from one of the worker’s here car. If you have a look we have drained it down to just about 11 volts. What we are going to do now is put the jump starter on and start it up. So first of all, we connect the cable to the battery. And then we connect the cables to the unit. (Phil starts the car) Easy! Once you have started it you remove the cables.  Now it’s jumped up to 13.4 volts. And that's how you use the iTechworld Jump Starter!

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Live Video - Complete Traveller and D4 Satellite Finder Demo

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IAN: Hey it’s Ian from iTechworld! We are doing something different this week, we are doing a live demonstration on our satellite equipment. A lot of people have been messaging us asking how to use the Marriage Saver, the D4 Satellite Finder. So we are going to do a live demonstration on Great Eastern Highway on how to set it up. So we have our reference chart, this tells us what angle to use the satellite dish at and which compass baring to point it. So if you have a look at the satellite dish here we have set the angle for Perth which is 33 degrees. If you just have a look on there, using the angle finder you can see its set to 33 degrees. So that’s the first thing you want to do with your dish. You get the angle on your dish correct. The next thing you do is to use your compass to find the compass baring to find where the satellite is. In Perth, it’s 59 degrees east of  Perth which is roughly there. Once we got that in our heads, we use a short axel cable from the D4 to the satellite dish to the LMB.  We switch on the D4. The great thing about the D4 is that it doesn’t have to be connected to your VAST box or your satellite box, its battery operated so it has its own power. We switch it on, and then we press the information button on the unit. When we press the information button, it will tell us the signal intensity and quality is coming from. If you want to show that. As you can see we got the blue bar with is our signal intensity and the green bar which is signal quality. So now we want to move the satellite dish from it’s current position towards the compass baring to the satellite in the sky. We simply move it, as we are moving the dish the reading on the D4 will show us we are getting closer. As we got closer the green has gone up so has the blue one, 64% quality, 83% intensity and we have live TV on the D4. So using the D4 it takes all the guess work out of setting up satellite you can literally set it up in five minutes. If you have a look we have a free way in front of us, high rise buildings, shop and it’s really easy to use. They call this the marriage saver because it eliminates any guess work. You don’t have to shout into the caravan if it’s on yet because it’s all in your hand, you get live TV in your hand. You can charge this on 12 volts or 240 volts so you just charge it when you're not using it. And you should only be using it for a couple of minutes. It makes setting up satellite really really easy. With this dish as well it makes it a lot easier because we give you 100% guarantee that this dish works everywhere. The price of the D4 at the moment is on our website for $155. So usually it’s about $250 but we actually have got it $155 which is worth its weight in gold! We also have the full package for the satellite equipment which is on our website for $549 and that includes the angle finder, the LMB and all the accessories as well. Have we got a question? 

DANA: Joshua asks does the satellite work everywhere and what do the different angles do? 

IAN: Yep, so this satellite dish works anywhere in Australia and we give you 100% money back guarantee with this package. It will work everywhere. But if you can find somewhere where it doesn’t work due to coverage. We will give you your money back. The different angles, so where ever you go you need to use a different angle. So if you go to Perth you need 35 degrees, for example, if you go to Melbourne you will have to use 45 degrees, if you go to Townsville you will need to use 65 degrees and that’s all on the instruction booklet. Everywhere in Australia you go you will need a different angle to catch the satellite in the sky. Any other questions? 

DANA: Not yet

IAN: Cool, that's our satellite package, that’s our D4. It’s on sale for $155. We also have out 120 Watt Solar Panel Folding Kit on special as well for $229. That’s a complete package with 5 metres of cable, Anderson plugs, alligator clips, bag, the regulator,  warranty. The full thing for $229! Usually these will retail for about 500 dollars but ours are on special for $229. The other thing we have on special is our hard frame panel, which is designed to be mounted on top of a caravan roof which is on special for $149 dollars which is a ridiculous price. They usually retail for about 299, we have them on special for 149. And also we still have our FREE bags. We have been cleaning out our warehouse. Lots of 65cm bags! You can either order then online, you just jump onto itechworld.com.au and select the 65cm bag, order it and get it for free and we will delivery it. You can come to the shop and collect one, or you can phone us up on 08 9472 7200 and you can get your bag for free as well. Any other questions? I think we will wrap it up there, thanks very much for watching the video, that's us the Power Experts. Cheers!

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