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  1. Heaters

    I had a water eberspacher (espar in the US) and it had no blower noise because it was connected to household radiators so no air need to be blown.
  2. Tablet Power

    Have you tried the app called Viewranger (http://www.viewranger.com/en-gb) very good at tracking your position with lots of map options but no turn by turn or Here ( https://www.here.com/en ) for turn by turn.
  3. Tablet Power

    And then you can add in quick charge capabilities, (I think there are only 2 types for that, but they do also come is various versions). These can also increase the voltage over USB, part of why they do this is that battery charging rate is related to input voltage - the battery voltage. i.e as a battery gets charged the voltage difference decreases and thus the power that can be inputed decreases. But it seems that the problem is identified, the original posting was not clear that it was a dual socket converter that probably only had a 2.4A buck so if the 1A socket took 1A there was on 1.4A for the 2.1A socket. Solution buy a better convert like the blue sea one Scotts90 posted
  4. Tablet Power

    The short answer is that just wiring 2.1 amp and 1amp outlets together is unlikely to work as the adaptors are a bit more complex than batteries. Have you checked the output spec of the tablets normal wall charger? USB 2.0 Battery Charging Spec max current is 5A (but most don't go this high as the cable cannot usually take this much and most only go up to 2.5A If the tablet is an i Thing then it might not be doing USB standard for power signalling so it would need a specific car adaptor. Also you might want to use a high quality and short USB cable and as with a high current draw on a long cable might mean the voltage drop takes it below 4.75v which is out of spec (See that https://www.adafruit.com/product/1994 actually supply 5.25V for this reason) When looking at a USB power supply for another project, this ebay item looked good https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DEOK-12V-5V-Buck-Converter-Step-Down-SR-Adjustable-Module-DC-8-22V-to-1-15V-3A-V/282849858874?hash=item41db2a553a:g:K6MAAOSw-YFahezD (as it can also be tweaked to 5.2v output and should handle most needs - though I have not tested this) I could then also use good quality wire and easier to make water tight connections as the bulky usb plug can be wired on after being passed through a suitable gland)
  5. Nearly lost the Defender!!!

    There is of course some fairly cheap ways of improving traction when you know you are in trouble on wet grass before you get stuck. You can let out some air from the tires, this increases their grip footprint BUT don't let out too much otherwise the tire might come off the rim especially when turning the wheel. You would of course need a portable compressor to pump them back up before driving on a public highway. This method does have drawbacks and risks because you would probably not want to go below 20psi on a normal road wheel and it is very time consuming and still might not be enough to help. Edit: I came across this https://www.landrover.co.uk/ownership/4x4-off-road-driving-tips/off-road/sand-driving.html Land Rover suggest 15PSI (Sand is another low traction surface like wet grass)
  6. Superwinch Gaskets

    In the past I used http://www.superwinch.co.uk/index.asp for a source of parts as the are the main distributor in the UK. Give them a call.
  7. You would be using momentary switches instead of physical latching switches, the latching ( become fixed in a particular state ) would be handled by the software in the central unit. e.g. First button press (sends +12v impulse signal) turns the output on, with the switch returns to 0v signal after the finger was removed Second button press (also sends +12v impulse signal) and turns output off Thus state of the switch is independent of the state of the output and therefore any activation by a remote does need to affect the switches state (which is a default of always off)
  8. Portable jump starter

    Just don't expect to be able to take it on a plane as a large USB power source (was thinking of getting one for this purpose), as it is too large to be allowed.
  9. Has anyone tried LED headlamp bulbs?

    I seem to remember reading somewhere that a lot of modern car now have flat beams as standard. I guess it removes a cost of having left or right hand drive versions or having to include mechanics for switching. Also https://www.mot-testing.service.gov.uk/documents/manuals/m4s01000801.htm Says Flat beams are OK for the MOT
  10. I had the same problem and went with a remote oil filter I used a sandwich plate with top cover https://www.thinkauto.com/acatalog/On_line_shop_Take_off_plates_for_remote_filters_39.html I think it was the TOPO1C model (But I would check with Think Automotive - note the PC1 model does not work with 3.9's) And then something like RFH3A or RFH3B from https://www.thinkauto.com/acatalog/On_line_shop_Remote_oil_filters_40.html (again check with Think auto to make sure it meets your needs) Plus some appropriate pipe and connections This takes up 60mm to the centre of the top hat nut with the outside edge being less
  11. Two or Four post lift

    I've used a 2 post with a number of landrover and not had any problems I've not used a 4 post but as I see it:- A 2 post gives great access to the underside, easy to drop axles off etc But the downside is that for some things have the suspension at full droop makes things difficult and for some things having a cross beam jack would be handy. But a 2 post with a good selection of very large axle stands and hydraulic supports can negate the downsides of a 2 post. If you have watched Wheeler Dealers then I believe that Edd has always used a 2 post with hydraulic supports (even when they have done Landrovers)
  12. Er. Horn upgrade post (well additional tooter)

    Probably a typo from Nige or the seller (or the seller lying because a bigger number is better for sales) As most horns of this type quote 149/150 Db
  13. Er. Horn upgrade post (well additional tooter)

    Just waiting for Nige to go
  14. Er. Horn upgrade post (well additional tooter)

    We also fitted some to our bus for this same reason, but I would fit them as a separate horn switch or have a disabled switch so you can use the normal horns without the air horns. Also watch out I have seen drivers temporarily loose control when they are startled by the horn.
  15. Need a Product name for my newest product !

    Big Kahooners Diff Kit