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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    Holy cow. :eek: A 2.2kW knife grinder. What kinda knives, you sharpening.
  2. Thread: Exide 105aH

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    Re: Exide 105aH

    Its just the product name of the Victron BMS.
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    Re: Exide 105aH

    I am getting sick and tired of you constantly harassing me with your little snide quips. I stay away from your posts and leave you be.

    It is getting so that I no longer post because this not a...
  4. Thread: Exide 105aH

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    Re: Exide 105aH

    OK, now here is the thing. Battery voltage is the most inaccurate and and unreliable method of determining battery capacity.

    So bad in fact that Victron charge thousands of Rands for their...
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    Re: Exide 105aH

    The manufacturer told me in person over the phone.

    Please quantify you other statements?
  6. Re: Hubble Lithium Battery & Sunsync Inverter - Special

    At that price probably used 2nd life cells.>:D

    In short, there is no way you get that capacity battery with new cells for that price. Hell even twice that price.
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    Re: Exide 105aH

    Before you get all high and mighty and full of it, maybe sit back for ten seconds and think about the test you are doing and why it doesnít give you the 50% discharge point.

    If you donít want to...
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    Re: Mecer charging lithium battery

    It will try to sort out the charging and get it OK within certain limits, but it's not magic.
  9. Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    Ta ever so much. Great reviews. We may not get those specific units here, but they do highlight the pitfalls of not making the correct choice.

    Must say, I found the super capacitor very...
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    Re: Most "Comfortable" family road vehicle?

    Kids, family, boot space, comfortable - cant go wrong with one of the busses. Ford Tourneo - VW - Vito - H1

    You can thank me in 5 years time.
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    Re: Solar blankets - anyone using them

    mmmm, it's not about expensive - more pricey isn't automatically more expensive. If something meets MY use case better and it costs more that doesn't make it more expensive.

    Something that doesn't...
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    Re: Solar blankets - anyone using them

    You only present YOUR use case. Obviously nobody can argue with that. ;D

    For me, rigid glass in aluminium frames would be my worse nightmare. Imagine what would happen if I draped those over the...
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    Re: Solar blankets - anyone using them

    uuumm, just about all your cons are in fact worse with rigid glass panels. ???
  14. Re: Solar charge controller connected whilst alternator charging

    And - on another planet somewhere, you will find that MPPT's are actually and where originally designed for alternators to extract maximum power from wind turbines.
  15. Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    Stating the obvious --- >:D;D>:D

    The key here is that the device recovers the energy left in the flat (almost) battery and uses it, with the aid of "DC-DC converters", to store that energy in...
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    Re: Mecer charging lithium battery

    Your best bang for the buck would be to convert to LED's.;D
  17. Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    Talking of packing a punch.

    There is another amazing product on the market that propels the average family car or TDi bakkie for 50m @ 100km/h with only 5ml. Have you ever tried pushing a car even...
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    Re: mecer inverter to a mppt controller?

    One day...one day I am gonna ...one day...
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    Re: Mecer charging lithium battery

    Look closely at the unit and you may just see it is a repackaged Axpert ;D
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    Re: Mecer charging lithium battery

    True, but I think they are actually quite different devices intended for different applications.
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    Re: Mecer charging lithium battery

    Here you go.
  22. Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    Ok 4e, as promised. Some factors that may or may not be important to you.

    The Romoss -

    - 12000mAh capacity, more importantly (44Wh)
    - designed for 200A - 400A starter crank current. (Peak)...
  23. Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    I am down the South Coast right now. Will be home this afternoon and post a pic.
  24. Re: Do these battery charger gadgets actually work?

    Without a doubt these units work extremely well. I can, and do, often start a big V8 without even blinking an eyelid.

    Itís a case of sifting through the chaff and finding a decent quality unit.
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    Re: Lifetime of Victron batteries

    Very bad test that tells you very little. The extreme drop in voltage is due in part to stripping “surface charge”. ie going directly from charging to discharging.

    Rather charge the batteries....
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    Re: Building my first house - low budget

    I think you may have a horse and cart problem.
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    Re: Growatt Inverter

    I suspect you missed a link or something.
  28. Thread: Exide 105aH

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    Re: Exide 105aH

    He is making a decision on a battery state where 0.1V error is a life or death situation.

    There is a huge difference between a 7AH SLA from China produced by the millions, made in probably a 1000...
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    Re: Exide 105aH

    He uses the wrong voltage to make the wrong conclusion using an uncalibrated meter and the wrong method.

    Did you see my holy cow comment just above.
  30. Thread: Gps sales

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    Re: Gps sales

    I use both. There are some simple things the various apps donít do elegantly, or even at all.

    And routing is a major one, plus decent logs and waypoints, and real-time updates of all sorts of...
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    Now I need somebody to teach me what speed to use when. ;D

    I'm too lazy to change the belt on my bench drill so I just use the same speed for everything.>:D
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    Re: Lifetime of Victron batteries

    I would investigate further.

    - Check for bad connections.
    - Measure the battery voltage with an external meter when the alarm comes up. Measure all 4 batteries.
    - Check what the setting is on...
  33. Thread: Gps sales

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    Re: Gps sales

    People that want a GPS buy a GPS. People that want a phone buy a phone. Simple ne.

    They are not the same thing.
  34. Thread: Exide 105aH

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    Re: Exide 105aH

    Holy cow. ;D
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    Well yes, naturally. ;D

    The point being though, to identify exactly what the motor is from its name plate, and buy an appropriate Inverter - VSD - VFD - Converter - (insert preferred term here)
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