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So, I've decided to treat myself to a Gardiners backpack. A few questions before I start using it. I've plugged it in to charge it (it does say it comes fully charged) and no lights are visible on the volt meter. It is charged as I have switched it on. I bought it with no connections as I wanted to use a male EZ-snap in the backpack hose and attach to the female EZ-snap on my poles. Will a male EZ-snap hold in the hose? Does water drip constantly out of the backpack when not in use? Maybe @Alex Gardiner could shed some light for me?

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Mooners

Hi Tuffers, i've my connectors that way. Not sure what size barb is on the male connector on the back pack, though with an o ring all is fine. As soon as i switch off i don't have any water coming out. I've just this minute ordered some bits from Gardiner to make an extension hose, as i find it can be a pain just going from the back pack to the pole i.e. having to move the back pack around a little too much.

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Tuffers
Hi Tuffers, i've my connectors that way. Not sure what size barb is on the male connector on the back pack, though with an o ring all is fine. As soon as i switch off i don't have any water coming out. I've just this minute ordered some bits from Gardiner to make an extension hose, as i find it can be a pain just going from the back pack to the pole i.e. having to move the back pack around a little too much.

 

I'm thinking I need an 8mm barb on the male EZ-snap? I tried a 6mm in the backpack hose but there is a plastic ring about a quarter of an inch in in the hose, I don't want to start cutting the hose just yet. Does yours light up on the volt meter when charging?

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Tuffers

Just watched the video on the Gardiners site and the volt meter lights should light up when charging to show the status of the battery. Mine aren't lighting up.

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Mooners

It's been a while since i put the fitting on so can't remember what size i've got on there.

To tell the truth i just look at the little light on the power supply unit. Green when charging and red when done(think that's the other way round). I think it's something silly like around 20hours use out of one charge, so i've not come close to being without any charge out on a job.

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Eviestevie
So, I've decided to treat myself to a Gardiners backpack. A few questions before I start using it. I've plugged it in to charge it (it does say it comes fully charged) and no lights are visible on the volt meter. It is charged as I have switched it on. I bought it with no connections as I wanted to use a male EZ-snap in the backpack hose and attach to the female EZ-snap on my poles. Will a male EZ-snap hold in the hose? Does water drip constantly out of the backpack when not in use? Maybe @Alex Gardiner could shed some light for me?

Mine is red when plugged in goes green when fully charged

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Guest Solarpanelcleanington

As above.

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Tuffers
Mine is red when plugged in goes green when fully charged

 

As above.

 

I might have a duff one then :confused:

 

What fittings are you two using to connect to your pole?

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Alex Gardiner

HI Tuffers

 

The volt-meter LEDS only light up when the backpack is in use to show the state of the battery - as explained in the printed guide. The video is actually incorrect and I will edit that in a moment!

 

To tell you when the battery is fully charged there is a light on the charger that goes from red to green.

 

An 8mm barb would be a tighter fit on the EZ-SNap Male.

 

With the pump turned off the hose should not allow water through, but I cannot guarantee this as I have never tested it. Generally most users have an end-stop fitted.

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Tuffers
HI Tuffers

 

The volt-meter LEDS only light up when the backpack is in use to show the state of the battery - as explained in the printed guide. The video is actually incorrect and I will edit that in a moment!

 

To tell you when the battery is fully charged there is a light on the charger that goes from red to green.

 

An 8mm barb would be a tighter fit on the EZ-SNap Male.

 

With the pump turned off the hose should not allow water through, but I cannot guarantee this as I have never tested it. Generally most users have an end-stop fitted.

 

Thanks for that Mr G. The charger is showing green, so all good there. I can see what you're saying about the end stop, but I work the other way round by having an end stop on my pole hose to stop water trickling out of it. I will have to rig up a tap on the backpack to overcome this.

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Tuffers
Hi Tuffers, i've my connectors that way. Not sure what size barb is on the male connector on the back pack, though with an o ring all is fine. As soon as i switch off i don't have any water coming out. I've just this minute ordered some bits from Gardiner to make an extension hose, as i find it can be a pain just going from the back pack to the pole i.e. having to move the back pack around a little too much.

 

Did you order a 6mm - 8mm bore adapter to extend your hose?

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steve garwood
Thanks for that Mr G. The charger is showing green, so all good there. I can see what you're saying about the end stop, but I work the other way round by having an end stop on my pole hose to stop water trickling out of it. I will have to rig up a tap on the backpack to overcome this.

If you have the end stop on your pole hose, doesn't the water come out of your reel hose which will have a male fitting?

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Tuffers
If you have the end stop on your pole hose, doesn't the water come out of your reel hose which will have a male fitting?

 

No, because I have a tap on the reel.

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Guest Solarpanelcleanington

Couldn't you have two ends joined by a male/male?

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Gav
@Gav, you cant blank out the word that rhymes with lay,day,may etc, that's homophobic! :D;)

Don't you start! ;)

 

It maybe untill its used in a homophobic way which often is lol.

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steve garwood
Don't you start! ;)

 

It maybe untill its used in a homophobic way which often is lol.

What a poof. Lol

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