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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    I can stare at these all day long. ;D

    Today, 8am till 4.30pm entirely off-grid, battery still on 100%.

    I did realise this week it is not possible to leave it and let it run if you want to use...
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    Re: Gridtie vs Offgrid vs Hybrid

    Wired - Yes noisy when it works.
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    Move the grid tied vs offgrid vs parallel vs the word posts here:
    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/356881-Gridtie-vs-Offgrid-vs-Hybrid
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    Re: Hubble AM 2 battery

    Look here: https://solar-assistant.io/shop/products/hubble_am
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    Bad weather and apparently big espresso machines, as we learned the hard way today ;D
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    Speak to Engel, he has a monitoring gadget that he can plug in for a while to help understand your exact loads, then work from there.

    R100k for batteries buys you roughly 20KwH, with the kind of...
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    There is no report that I am aware off that tells you that, but I am sure with some work in Home Assistant talking to Solar Assistant via MQTT you will be able to get it, I just eyeball the graphs. ...
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    Ek weet nie, ek is baie seker daar is mense aan die werk om die probleem op te los, maar ek persoonlik kan nie sien hoe dit beter kan raak in die volgende 5 jaar nie, so los my met 2 keuses, 1) Sit...
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    It is life changing, that is all I can say, and many think you have to spend R100k plus to have the experience which is BS.

    We just had our 2.5 hour load shedding shift, nothing is switched off,...
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    Re: Kuga, Freelander or Forester?

    That petrol one was still available in CT last week...I can send you photos and videos via Whatsapp if you want.
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    Re: Kuga, Freelander or Forester?

    No, the fuel consumption scares me a tad, they are 200kw or something, apparently loads of fun ;D
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    Re: Remote monitoring of batteries

    You can also connect to SA using MQTT if you want to do more with something like Home Assistant.
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    Re: Kuga, Freelander or Forester?

    A wild Forester in PE - Gralin Auto R199k

    SUBARU FORESTER 2.5 S-EDITION A/T 136 000KM 2012
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    Re: Remote monitoring of batteries

    I don't think Home Assistant will be of any use without a device that does the monitoring.

    We have used Solar Assistant and ICC Solar before, Solar Assistant is brilliant for remote monitoring...
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    Re: How to wire your pv and mains to Deye/ sunsink

    This is one of the problems with my system, the electrician only install the two fuses, I have no way of switching the panels off, so going to add an isolar before the fuses. At the moment pulling...
  16. Re: Kodak OG-Plus 5.48 (King) with Hubble AM-2 Batteries

    I am happy, it is very noisy, but mine is installed in the outbuilding so it does not bother me.
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    Re: Commuting: GS vs KLR?

    GS. Nothing wrong with the KLR (I own one), the GS is just so much more refined.
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    Re: Nissan XTrail - 2016 2.5 SE 4x4 CVT (T32)a

    Only looking at one right now, so no choice.
    https://www.webuycars.co.za/buy-a-car/9FC405422



    Thanks will check that.



    Compulsary Innovations Group warranty from WBC
  19. Thread: Moka Pot Newbie

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    Re: Moka Pot Newbie

    I use mine with espresso grind, with freshly roasted beans it makes a mean cup of coffee!
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    Nissan XTrail - 2016 2.5 SE 4x4 CVT (T32)a

    Looking at a Nissan XTrail - 2016 2.5 SE 4x4 CVT (T32) to replace our sedan, 117k KM's, anything special to look for?
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    Re: HELP!!! What are correct setting for sunsynk.

    The essential/non-essential feature is a big drawcard, probably 20-30% of my grid power goes to my geysers which are not on my inverter, but I do have some spare capacity, if I had one of these I...
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    Spotted the B40 today

    Saw this at the shop today, driving up to it from a distance you almost think it is related to the Hummer, fairly imposing vehicle, in person it looks pretty good, I would love to take one for a...
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    Yip I 100% with that. (But, read my post 1 again, this all happened unintentionally.)
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    I know, but for a sub R200 breaker I can just as well do it properly.
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    That is my next issue. At the moment the only way for me to disconnect the panels is via the fuses, so I need to install an isolator, but then I can just as well replace the fuse holders with a 40A...
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    A lot could have been avoided if I just checked, but again so you learn, do not blindly trust that the installer did it as you thought!
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    So on the topic of fuses ;D

    I was trying to get hold of 40A, no stock, so in my cleverness (I should have been twins) I went off and bought a 40A breaker, beautiful piece of Onesto engineering,...
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    Re: Kuga, Freelander or Forester?

    Finding a Freelander is a difficult job!
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    Thanks, I am not really stressing, just trying to understand better, trying to figure out why the distributor and installer said max 30A on that cable etc, but yes at this stage the 63A breaker is...
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    The cable current capability is still a mystery, according to the install and his supplier it is 30A, I have now asked for the spec sheets. I need to figure out what to do.

    Searching the web (SA)...
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    I was not there so do not know, but yes definitely as designed.
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    POP! goes the 30A fuse :'(

    Something I did not think off! So you learn.
  33. Thread: Security Forum

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    Re: Security Forum

    I had to, otherwise I get thrown with eggs ;D (but it also does help to separate the content a bit.)
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    Will check on that, the suppliers said 32A and all the specs I found online for 6mm was 32A.
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    Re: I do not support load shedding at home

    45m run, so quite a cost to add another cable. There is space for another 4-6 panels underneath the current ones, if I decide to use that location then I will sort the cabling out, but hoping to use...
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