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    Re: Vacuum sealers, what to buy?

    Just be very careful with the consumables.

    With most of them, unless you are sealing Beluga Caviar in the bags, the bags cost more than the food you are trying to preserve.

    But do proper...
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    Re: Inverter recommendations for camping usage?

    This is the thing that amazes me. If you need more than 500W when camping then re-examine your needs and wants.

    Obviously there are special cases, but people buy a 1000W or even 3000W to charge...
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    Re: 400w dc motor

    Yes, but isn't is geared.
  4. Re: Taking care of your vehicle during lockdown

    Not many modern vehicles can stand for three weeks, even with a brand new battery.

    Anyhow, why take the chance. You may need it in an emergency.

    See here:
    ...
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    Re: Social Isolation - time to fix!

    If itís not broken - donít fix it.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    My experience in my shack, even with the very best (switching) chargers and inverters is the the 40M band is completely obliterated.

    Even a domestic commercial Grid-Tie system kills HF. When I...
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    Re: Inverter cutting out powering fridge

    In a perfect world.......
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    Re: Inverter cutting out powering fridge

    The indicator wont help with faulty cell/s, but it is an excellent indicator for battery state.
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    Re: Inverter cutting out powering fridge

    Those batteries are FLAT.

    Either they are kaput or they arent getting charged properly.
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    Re: Inverter cutting out powering fridge

    Is this a new problem.

    HIGHLY unlikely it is batteries.

    Duty cycle on inverter most probable.
  11. Re: Can I use any smart charger for Lithium batteries?

    I agree - the high voltage is there but probably very little or no current is flowing.

    For damage to be done the voltage and current would need to be high. Also the Blue Nova internal BMS would...
  12. Re: Victron Multiplus Inverter/Charger 12/500/20

    To be realistic the MeanWell is more than 12 times the China Inverter.
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    Re: Tempered masonite

    Some great ideas here.

    Our Midas stocks the Masonite.

    Our Build-It also does. They sell all off cuts of material per sq meter. VERY handy for a piece of Ply or whatever.

    I suspect that one...
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    Re: smart charger working under load

    That's pretty much what a piece of wire does.

    You have a source and a load connected by wire. The load changes the current changes. Simple ne.;D
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    Re: smart charger working under load

    I's actually not that easy to run a quick charge state test. In fact very very difficult if the system is anything other than a dumb battery sitting all on its own.

    If the charger is connected to...
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    Re: smart charger working under load

    It's actually six of one, half a dozen of another.

    Sometimes you want it to remember, and sometimes you dont.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Please nobody mention the difference between 12V and 24V. ;D

    I repeat - Its is extremely difficult to get much more than +1000W reliably with a 12V system.

    It just is. Especially at this price...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    What are the short comings. ?

    I cant think of any that are substantive that are unique to the PSA and not common to all chargers of this type.

    I can think of a load of unique advantages.
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    Re: Road closure Jozini Kozi Bay

    How do we get from Durban to Jozini dam now.
    We have the annual Tiger Fishing comp in 3 weeks time.
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    Re: please help me calculate....

    Only if you have no other investment bearing investments/accounts.???
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    Re: please help me calculate....

    Remembering off course to also take into account increases in Eskom tariffs.???
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Look at the pics in thread #607 ;D
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    Re: please help me calculate....

    That 10% on the investment, which is already very optimistic and not guaranteed, is taxed at your marginal rate.

    That 10% Eskom increase is compounded.

    You will need a system anyway because of...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Honestly, you must be young and friss.

    BTW : How is the foofy valve. :)
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Hillcrest Powerzone next to Food Lovers.

    This morning they had 50 or so. I went to visit them, they know me well as I am registered as a dealer with them.

    I ordered two and went to Gelmar to...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Iv'e said this before, but I honestly didn't and don't want to derail a thread or play down the intention of the thread, which is to introduce and recommend what looks like a good deal.

    I cant...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    You are quite correct. That's one of the contributors to the use of HV for transmission purposes.

    You and Mrcloc are actually saying the same thing, just you are wording it from the perspective of...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Try and pick up a 240AH battery and report back here. ;D
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Bought these an hour ago for somebody.

    Looks like excellent value to me, given the present situation.

    Made in Europe.
    Premium Heavy Duty.
    Deep Cycle.

    12V system - Two 105's in parallel and...
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    Re: HAM radio licence renewal

    Iv'e been trying for three years.

    Try asking for help at SARL.
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    The battery voltage at no load and on load can vary significantly.

    The poorer the state of the battery (condition and charge state) the bigger the difference.

    Also the high the current draw...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Nice.

    Good charger capable of doing the job.
    Nice compromise size battery capable of doing the job.
    Nice size load that doesn’t stress the charger or other components.

    Have a look at my...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Exactly. Even running a battery at 0.5C is one hell of an ask. The, once again, rule of thumb for Lead Acids is 0.2C MAX for both charge and discharge for steady state, and even you must stay within...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Back on track.

    Clearly ;D the PSW Inverter which is the subject of this thread looks like a nice unit at an affordable price.

    And yes, buy and use one at 12V.

    Just be aware of the...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Clearly your clearly wasnt clear enough, I reference in blue above what you said. ;D

    And just out of interest, almost all of these commonly used Smart chargers are not suitable for your 12V...
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