Search Results - 4x4 Community Forum





Search:

Type: Posts; User: ekkekan; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 29 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    6
    Views
    190

    Re: Solar geyser _Pool pump- which solar way

    Willem the Solis could not be used as a hybrid. It is a pure grid tied. What is great is you only connect your panels to it and then the 3 AC wires to the DB. No setup or splitting of a DB. You can...
  2. Replies
    6
    Views
    190

    Re: Solar geyser _Pool pump- which solar way

    Yes your point of reference is to not draw from Eskom. Mine was based on OP to save not to use nothing from the grid. Unless one used all the hot water in the morning you will heat the geyser in 1...
  3. Replies
    6
    Views
    190

    Re: Solar geyser _Pool pump- which solar way

    My call would be a Solis 4G grid tied inverter with panels. This way you can produce power from PV for the whole house. No matter what is using it. You can set a geyser timer to only come on at the...
  4. Replies
    1
    Views
    277

    Axpert 4kW 5kVA special deal

    589435
  5. Replies
    7
    Views
    542

    Re: Designing a caravan hit a snag.

    My idea would be a spring loaded pin. 2 pipes that you move in each other to select the 2 positions for the bed/table. Something like the gazebo legs that you adjust.
  6. Replies
    19
    Views
    884

    Re: Silent generator/inverter or solar panel

    https://www.diygeek.co.za/product/mecer-200a-12v-lithium-ion-battery-2/
  7. Replies
    15
    Views
    819

    Re: Electrical Queston - Driving Lights

    I think the easy solution is to do as was pointed out with a relay for DRL. As the need is to have the driving lights on at all times the main beam is selected. Relay that is powered by the main...
  8. Re: I need advice on 2nd battery and maintenance there off in Toyota Hilux

    Do you drive the vehicle every day?

    Having the fridge running all the time and perhaps at times not driving for 1 or 2 days will discharge the battery too deep even when you have good chargers in...
  9. Replies
    109
    Views
    9,837

    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    The Volts yes but the watts do ADD up as more panels are connected in parallel.
  10. Replies
    991
    Views
    129,697

    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    On the plus side the Mecer will always charge the batteries if the grid is on. No problem of forgetting to charge. This is AFAIR.
  11. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,129

    Re: Fronius Inverters

    One can even use a BIG BROTHER relay where you change state by unlatching the current state with a 2nd coil. 8 contacts to parallel or use in series when switching DC.
  12. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,129

    Re: Fronius Inverters

    Thanks a lot. This is what I have been thinking one could do but the main stumbling block is as you said. Need someone to sponsor the inverters just in case......

    There are such systems using a...
  13. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,129

    Re: Fronius Inverters

    It would be interesting to know what % of airbag inflators for the global market are made in China yet we seem to distrust inverters or other less risky devices.

    Fluffy could you perhaps shed some...
  14. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,129

    Re: Fronius Inverters

    Being anti China I cannot offer any help.

    As far as loosing your solar when there is loadshedding I can just say I "loose" much more power that could be generated due to cloud which is a act of...
  15. Replies
    991
    Views
    129,697

    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    The 1st question would be is the Changi also a 24V unit?

    If that is the case you merely connect the 24V leads from the battery going to the Mecer also to the Changi.

    You then switch the Changi...
  16. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,129

    Re: Fronius Inverters

    The combination of a Solis and Axpert works great. From an economy point of view the Solis can pay for itself in 1 year. No setup to be done. Pure plug and play with 5 wires to connect.

    A good...
  17. Replies
    109
    Views
    9,837

    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    Interesting - during my years in the electroplating industry the Anode used to be positive and is also the side that gets depleted. This seems to the opposite to the indication of anode and cathode. ...
  18. Replies
    4
    Views
    321

    Re: PBE power system wiring schematic

    Try and contact PBE directly. They are in Pta.
  19. Replies
    14
    Views
    475

    Re: With what to replace 3-way caravan fridge?

    Someone we know went for the Hisense HR220. Reports were that it runs for 40 hours on 1 100Ah battery to a DOD of 50%. He indicated if the battery is totally discharged via the inverter that he would...
  20. Replies
    32
    Views
    2,390

    Re: PV higher this year than 2019

    Ja dis goed dat dit vroeg al begin maar my winter PV is eintlik heel goed omdat ons soveel wolke in die somer het.
  21. Replies
    32
    Views
    2,390

    Re: PV higher this year than 2019

    It seems like Pta had a very good day. Currently I cannot get a clear kWh/kW installed as I switch out 2 panels at about 15h00. All I can say it was also my highest yet today. The value was higher...
  22. Replies
    3
    Views
    398

    Re: Partial shade on panels in series.

    Yes that is a once of good move.
    My 2 panels were only positioned here to do the test. PV is like a yo-yo as more cells get covered by shade.
    588492
  23. Replies
    58
    Views
    3,992

    Re: 1000W induction cooker

    Looking forward to the confirmation that the Snappy uses lower power on low settings and not bursts of 1200W.
  24. Replies
    4
    Views
    710

    Re: 12V Solar Installasie

    Met die kortsluitstroom v d 3 panele op 18.9A is dit baie naby aan die 20A maks v d beheerder van 'n inset kant beskou.

    Dit behoort te werk aangesien dit 'n PWM beheerder is en net "bursts" stroom...
  25. Replies
    3
    Views
    398

    Re: Partial shade on panels in series.

    This question can be answered with my results of a week ago. I used a Sonoff timer to be able to remotely change the time for the switch and also see the results should I switch 2 panels out of the...
  26. Replies
    58
    Views
    3,992

    Re: 1000W induction cooker

    After Fluffy explained how these 2 units can affect and damage each other it remains risky trying to marry them. Perhaps the Snappy 1200W may work on transformer based pure sine waves as they they...
  27. Re: Going LifePo4 and ditching the current charging system

    Tough choices to make.

    From a budget point of view I would go the lithium route. The prices have come down very well. This is if the current HCdP DC-DC can charge lithium.

    If HCDP cannot I...
  28. Replies
    109
    Views
    9,837

    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    OK. But if you had to google the very same cells you will find they are sold across the world and are indeed LiFePO4 and not Li-Iron. Thats why I feel he calls them by what they are.

    Also a number...
  29. Replies
    58
    Views
    3,992

    Re: 1000W induction cooker

    One for the cooks - does one not get a nice taste as well as very tender meat by using a slow cooker say overnight?
  30. Replies
    109
    Views
    9,837

    Re: Lithium vs Lead Acid

    To me it seems the cells being sold are LiFePO4 and fail to see any problem. They look similar to the cells that Will Prowse have been posting videos on youtube on his channel.

    Not sure what is...
  31. Replies
    6
    Views
    468

    Re: Question on a Victron Multiplus

    Thanks for the answers.

    I found the missing Watts that Mikeml mentioned. The 502W from PV does add up to 478W which seems in order if losses are allowed. It was only without the 270W still going...
  32. Replies
    6
    Views
    468

    Re: Question on a Victron Multiplus

    You seem to be spot on. I never zoomed into the battery pic portion and totally missed the 270W as I only saw the 100%. All the other Watts are shown in bold.
  33. Replies
    58
    Views
    3,992

    Re: 1000W induction cooker

    Thanks for the reply to confirm the Snappy starts at 200W. My Midea starts at 2000W then you have to select prut, fierce fire, soup or just use the 10 to 100% heat value.

    500ml of hard frozen...
  34. Replies
    6
    Views
    468

    Question on a Victron Multiplus

    Hi Guys. I am sure someone can shed some light on these figures. With batteries full and the PV 502W yet the AC load and export shows only 200W. Where does the other 300W go.What do I miss?
    588220
  35. Replies
    58
    Views
    3,992

    Re: 1000W induction cooker

    As BruceB indicated the induction plate would use less power if you measure the actual time it took to heat the same meal or water. Although you used the low simmer of the Defy the Defy would take a...
Results 1 to 35 of 999
Page 1 of 29 1 2 3 4