Don't know how my Bushtracker works

Submitted: Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 05:43
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We recently purchased our first Bushtracker from a couple who bought it three years ago and never used it. Therefore, they could tell us nothing and now we know nothing about our new rig. We are having trouble with our solar, battery charging set up. It all seems fine and looks ok. But on a sunny day we are getting nothing from our solar panels. We are running a Pro Star 30M and when it switches to solar it shows 0.0 amps in full sun. Is this normal? Are we dumb? Please help. Any other assistance would be greatly appreciated since we know nothing. Thanks
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:17

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:17
There's a whole bunch of BT Documentation inside the File Swap section.

Click on the tab above.

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Follow Up By: Need More Time - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 06:09

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 06:09
I don't seem to have a 'File Swap' section in my tabs. We are not financial members yet maybe that's why.
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Reply By: Frank Aus - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 06:22

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 06:22
Paul, Jackie,
If you post what city/town you are from, you may be surprised just how many bT's there are out there.
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Follow Up By: Need More Time - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 06:32

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 06:32
Thanks Frank,

It was suggested to us in an earlier message and I just forgot. We are in Langwarrin, Vic.

We really know nothing about how any of the charging system works so we may just have to flick a switch somewhere, not sure, but we have flicked alot of switches.
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Reply By: The Hob - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 19:00

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 19:00
Check on the controller to see if the load has been switched off.

From a search of the internet it appears that it may be the button on the upper right.


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Follow Up By: The Hob - Tuesday, Mar 24, 2009 at 19:01

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My link stuffed up

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Follow Up By: Need More Time - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 06:53

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 06:53
Thanks Alan.

We have the manual for the controller and have had a fiddle with that button to see what it does and when the solar is turned off it shows the word 'OFF' when it toggles to solar on the controller.

Would anyone know who to contact eg. autoelec. or someone who deals with this sort of stuff in Melbourne metro.

Thanks

Paul
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Reply By: Tassie Bushies - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 07:52

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 07:52
Hi Paul Jackie & The Boys,
If your Battries are full, the solar can't put any more in?
Langwarrin sounds like Melb. City area? but which way NSEW? there will be 6+ Bts coming back from Tassie in the next few weeks. around the 19th April.
We will be turning west Great Ocean Rd, on way to WA.
Don't know which way the others are headed yet? Maybe someone could meet up with you?
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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 02:30

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 02:30
Peter,

Langwarrin is out the other side to great Ocean Road, between Frankston & Cranbourne just before you hit the Mornington Peninsula.

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Follow Up By: Need More Time - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 06:13

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 06:13
Peter,

You're making me jealous just reading your message. I can't wait to get in ours and go.

Thankyou for your input and to everyone else that has offered us help and asistance. We have rang the 12 volt man and he is coming out to have a look at it for us. We think the batteries are shot, seems they have been sitting for 3 years doing nothing. We fully charged them the other day on 240v and they were flat by the end of the day just sitting in the driveway running the fridge. Hopefully this has something to do with it. If not i'm sure the 12 volt man will be able to tell us what's happening.

It's so nice to have so many people wanting to help who don't even know you. It's great. Thank you all so much.

Paul, Jackie and the Boys
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Follow Up By: Paul and Barb - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 03:02

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 03:02
Paul and Jackie,

We live close by and I have sent a member message with contact details. We have the same regulator.

Paul.
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Reply By: Tellem Bugrem - Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 21:18

Saturday, Mar 28, 2009 at 21:18
G'day Paul & Jackie,

You just missed a Bushtracker Mini-Muster at Mallacoota, however, there's the AGM Muster in Jepant, (western Victoria) in September. This would be the best place to learn all the ins and outs of a Bushtracker, and have a fun week as well!
. If, in the meantime, you are heading north up the NSW coast, we are at Nelson Bay and you're welcome to call in. We can arrange a free campsite as well!!

Cheers.....Rob & Liz
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