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  # 1940184 16-Jan-2018 21:01
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hio77:

 

Nice photo!

 

your boring though, i woulda made a rock sculpture and left it to see how long a bite would take :3

 

 

I just got home now, would have seen a cairn, and straight on GZ to see how the culprit was :)

 

As for earth, battery not earthed, have thought about it.
The ground is real gnarly, just shingle packed together with glacial silt
I would not even consider bringing a digger in to do any work here unless it was 20tn
Cable from Grey pillar to modem is only 1m long so the lightning interference is coming in along the road.
All the village power is buried, very last pole before going underground is also where our transformer is, no idea about earthing at cabinet as it's just a grey box sitting on a concrete base, would love to see the connection credential of house behind the cabinet.
At our house I put in a 6.5m long galvanised rebar, down beside 2x concrete water tanks so buried 2.5m deep

 

I can live with Loss of signal resyncs, as long as my gear keeps working and not going up in smoke, as a DV120 did a few years back burnt out completely on inside, black mess


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  # 1940211 16-Jan-2018 21:32
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freakngeek:

Well spotted, you must be staying in town for the holidays or camping with the hordes (well no so bad now) or on the Alps to Ocean ride ?
Yes its a spot we love, and having VDSL just cream ontop



Yeah the Alps 2 ocean. Ohau (Lake Middleton campsite) to Kurow today.

Have been pleasantly surprised how quiet things are, both on the trail and in the town's along the way

 
 
 
 




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  # 1940217 16-Jan-2018 21:49
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nickb800:
Yeah the Alps 2 ocean. Ohau (Lake Middleton campsite) to Kurow today.

Have been pleasantly surprised how quiet things are, both on the trail and in the town's along the way

 

Between Xmas and last week up here was bedlam with people, the camp at middleton was chocka, Twizel was just manic, population 1200 normally 30,000 over new years
Quite a hike between Ohau and Omarama, people often don't realise its a 400m climb
Did keep a closer eye on the Battery box and solar panel, incase of unsavoury behaviour




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  # 2205774 27-Mar-2019 17:09
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Was having all sorts of issues with VDSL stability of late, went through a gazillion different possibilities of what could be causing the issues.
Decided it could be a number of things time for a big rearrange.

 

I've just now rewired the Line from Pillar to DV130 modem with CAT6 outdoor cable, still not ideal I need to find a RJ45 socket to RJ12 plug for a cleaner connection
Put on new Gel filled connectors
Inserted a 1amp Circuit breaker onto battery +ve terminal
No longer run power out of MPPT controller power out
No longer use the 12-24v DC-DC converter
POE injector also runs from circuit breaker directly
Radio now runs of 12v (was surprised it could)
Modem power also rewired out of circuit breaker direct

 

Everything is simplified and rewired
Currently line is stable and at full speed, best to leave it for a bit before I jump with joy.


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  # 2205781 27-Mar-2019 17:26
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Nice, those radios generally run OK on anything from around 10.5v to 26v or even a little higher if you want to push your luck, but 24v is ideal. 

 

I think the newer radios are a little more fussy. 


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  # 2205793 27-Mar-2019 18:10
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wratterus:

 

Nice, those radios generally run OK on anything from around 10.5v to 26v or even a little higher if you want to push your luck, but 24v is ideal. 

 

I think the newer radios are a little more fussy. 

 

 

it's the modem that's likely a little more sensitive...

 

 

 

DV130s are meant to be pretty solid through it, but i've got one friend whos fried 4 of these in the last few months..

 

Lighting strike would take it out every time.





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  # 2205809 27-Mar-2019 18:20
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The DV130 has probably been the most stable
Not missed a beat, issues seems to be everything around it causing grief
No longer worry about lightning, the stats show some errors when its about, but nothing has broken in coming up 2 years

 

Back in the old days with modem in house, sure as mud as soon as lightning was about, something would get fried attached to modem
Used to unplug modem from wall at first sign of lightning


 
 
 
 




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  # 2207497 30-Mar-2019 10:52
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Had more issues, that were doing my head in
The Litebeam at road kept power cycling, usually when we were surfing
Couldn't work out why, 12-24v converter was reading 24v (at the time) when I checked on it, switched to 12v POE it still happened, bought another Litebeam and it still happened
Pulled everything apart again rechecked the 12-24v converter this morning and only showing battery voltage (12v)
I had already come to conclusion that the Litebeam does not like 12v POE under load
Replaced the 12-24v converter, and viola all is good again
Old one must have had an intermittent issue, ran at 24v sometimes and 12v at others (when I wasn't looking)

 

Kids are happy again they can geek without interruptions and I don't have to drive to end of drive with all my gear to tinker in the Battery/modem box every time checking on next issue

 

Hope this helps someone else looking at this


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