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    Re: Panel Configuration

    May be this will shed some light on some bended truth answers. This answer from Victron on a question around a 250/100 Victron controller.
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    From the Victron specs you can use Isc above the...
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    Re: RCT Mega Power Inverter

    Perhaps OK for a few low draw items like TV and/or router and/or laptop. The problem is the bat capacity is a lot of times stated higher than what one can use.

    Price OK for the Li-Ion batteries...
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    Re: Loadshedding prediction from CSIR

    This is also in line with information from Ted Blom and Chris Yelland.
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    Re: Taking our SOHO off grid

    I seems like you have a challenge to either use grid tied based on the phase with the lowest load or else the major expense of 3 inverters instead of a 3 phase.

    My guess would be that phase one...
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    Re: 220V inlet socket cover pins

    You can also buy a brazing rod and get the flux off just like you would with a normal welding rod. You can then solder a small washer on the one side before you put it back. Do the second washer...
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    Re: Taking our SOHO off grid

    I know Solis is not on the radar. As using a hybrid seems what you want. Due to your load batteries does not seem practical and a genny might be a better call for LS periods. During the night grid...
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    Re: How big an inverter to run this?

    The easy solution is to rather go for an inverter aircon. The unit I have takes 4 min to reach full power and the current start at about 350-450W and gradually increases up the the full load of...
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    Re: PV higher this year than 2019

    Fanie is the efficiency champ with his 5.9.

    Mine was 5.55 yesterday. Today seems just a trickle lower than yesterday.

    PV was very steady yesterday as in the graph. Some days I find the graph...
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    Re: PV higher this year than 2019

    Thanks for the valuable input.

    As there is only one series string - would bad connections not cause a drop in current when one looks at the current as measured by the inverter over days or weeks?...
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    Re: Solar system for off grid camping

    You must have been drawing a lot lower load today than yesterday. Even the 240Wh of yesterday can go a lot higher if you have a bigger load connected.
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    Re: PV higher this year than 2019

    Today I got the same as my all time high which was on 14-09-19. Last year I found the summer quite bad with a lot of cloud. Got some decent PV this winter even with the cold spells.

    It seems like...
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    Re: PV higher this year than 2019

    Could the pollution be suddenly lower from 27-07 and every day since?
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    PV higher this year than 2019

    I wonder if someone can indicate if panels can burn in during the 1st few years. Currently I am getting a much higher current from my panels and the current and Watts is also higher than I got even...
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    Re: Solar system for off grid camping

    Very good information for those using Victron controllers. Luckily for the parallel config the peak voltage is high early in the morning before the current increases and the voltage drops. This is...
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    Re: Private Ablutions Camping List

    A lot more places would be added without having the contact details or how many stands or doing a review as names come up of places from friends without one being there to do a full review. I belief...
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    Re: Solar system for off grid camping

    I see no reason why you cannot run the load through the Victron. Just make sure the Victron does not switch the load off as I found my 100/20 was prone to see the slightest drop in battery voltage...
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    MediaRelease: Re: Alfa Giulia 2000 GTV resto

    This was just a great head turning car in it's time. No other colour looks as stunning as this red. It brings back a lot of memories.

    What colour are the seats?
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    Re: Caravan repairers

    Caravan Clinic in Machine straat in Elsburg het my wa se houtvrot in die dak rondom al2 luike reggemaak.

    Gee vir Sean 'n luitjie.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    You were lucky. When I ordered mine I had free shipping but only if I took 1. The moment it was more than 1 the shipping/price went up a lot. I ended up doing 3 orders but they were shipped at the...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Ek het vir jou inligting gestuur per PM asook met watsaap.
  21. Re: Good quality portable 12v pure sine wave inverter

    It is very easy to reduce the speed of the fans but then one must check that the components inside(FETS) don't overheat. On the Changi the fans only come on over 300W. Should one not load the...
  22. Re: Good quality portable 12v pure sine wave inverter

    Although these are great the OP mentioned 1000 to 2000W. A expensive boo-boo if one assumes 400W will do and having to buy a 2nd time.
  23. Thread: Inverters

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    Re: Inverters

    It seems like my phone can't open these files.
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    Re: Caravan repairers

    Sean at Caravan Clinic in Machine Str Elsburg did my caravan's roof wood rot. Pay him a visit. He also came to Centurion with a new axle to fit before a Caravan could be towed to repair wheel arch...
  25. Thread: Inverters

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    Re: Inverters

    Gavin indicate what make of inverter is it?
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    Re: Deep Cycle Battery

    At least one guy that feels like I do. Not worth the risk and effort to get a refund.
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    Re: Solar system for off grid camping

    Normally close to the source. On long runs one tends to use a fuse on either end of the cable.

    It would be interesting to hear some other views on this topic.
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    Re: Private Ablutions Camping List

    Hartbeeshoek. Just across the road from Dube outside Brits in NW. There are only a few with private ablution. Self drive game viewing. Nice and quiet place.
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    Re: Deep Cycle Battery

    The GEL is also a lead acid battery. Only use GEL instead of normal acid plus water.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    My battery box is done for now. I have managed to find the 2xUSB socket which was quite a battle. Just as I thought to blank the hole I found one. Inside I just need to fit extra fuses for each aux...
  31. Thread: Camp shower

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    Re: Camp shower

    My idea would be to use the blue submercible pumps to feed a cold water line as to not reduce the flow through the gas geyser. You then have cold and hot water to a mixer and you can adjust the temp...
  32. Re: Where do I take an old dead battery for recycling

    I work on the eastern side op Pta. Pass me you cell no via the PM I sent you.
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    I can take it in and use it as a trade in when the next member buys a SMF100 from me without a scrap trade in.
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    Re: Inverter price difference

    I would put it down to volume and perhaps copies of other makes as well as different tech used and cheaper labor. Better rated components are more expensive.

    My choice 8 China inverters than 1 gr8...
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    Re: Camp shower

    Are you using a mixer to add cold water to the hot water from the geyser?
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