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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    This was illustrated nicely yesterday, during the morning the panels did about 2kw while we were working, but our usage was only 900w, the moment the batteries were full the delivery dropped to match...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    I am using ICC-PI to monitor, that outputs to its own system for the graphs etc, and then also output to https://pvoutput.org

    https://iccsoftware.co.za/icc-pi/

    I am running it on a Raspberry Pi...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    At 00:25 this morning the substation threw a wobbly and the office area lost power. Batteries ran down very low but the solar kicked in before the cutoff was reached.

    The power is still out, and...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    I am very happy we went this route, it is much easier understanding everything with something real to look at, and I love working with real data, so this is nice to be able to monitor this in...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Panels are facing north. There is a tree next door, made a note tomorrow for 2pm to check if it is the culprit which I am suspecting as the dropoff was the same again today.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Yes, but when the time comes I will have to do a cost comparison in replacing current with this, or adding a separate unit, but that will only be at the end of the year probably.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    No, but if we do go that route later we would want to keep our existing system as it is the backup system for all our computers.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Yip, 30 minutes and it is about gone.

    Going to monitor it to decide how to continue.

    If we had double the panels we will power the office during winter, but will generate a fair amount of...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    10.75kWh today, it looks like at this time of the year we can produce about 40% with the current configuration, but I guess that is going to drop going deeper into winter.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    6x 415w panels at the moment cannot deliver enough to even run just our system, when spring/summer arrives it will obviously be an entirely different story.

    Max delivery of 2.49kw. Yesterday it...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Grid tie is not something on the horizon at all, all my savings for solar is down the tubes, and will now be spend on water for the office, busy with that project now, gutters, tanks, pump etc.
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  12. Thread: Wrangler to Disco

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    Re: Wrangler to Disco

    If a JKU maintenance costs are too high for your liking then you might want to reconsider....
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Ek wag ;D
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    Cherokee Re: My Jeep Cherokee KJ Build

    Welcome, you most welcome to share info, but to me it seems you only joined to grow your own channel.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Where can I get more documentation on this, need to educate myself.

    We have a completely separate circuit connected to the inverter, the "live" db is not connected.
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    I think the batteries are currently taking a beating due to incorrect installation, cable length and thickness issues.

    The Axpert/Mecer that we have can handle solar, when you add solar it works...
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    Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    To continue on this thread.

    In March I contacted 2 companies to quote on the solar installation.

    Company 1 arrived within one hour of the call, I started explaining what I was hoping to...
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    Re: Has the Wrangler bubble burst?

    So far driving around PE I have only seen one JL.

    To drop R900k on a Wrangler is pretty rough, for that money you are spoilt for choice.
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    Re: Picture of your bike!

    I was just looking for him.

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/member.php/73324-ghouwens
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    Re: How much is she worth? 85 Trooper 2.3

    Thread cleaned and split.
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    Re: National Luna / Snomaster

    Report to Google can cost them their Adwords account.
  22. Thread: D4 Reliability

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    Re: D4 Reliability

    Year?
    Petrol/Diesel?
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    Re: Newbie here, Gay couple from Pretoria

    Welcome.



    Agreed and edited.
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    Re: Posting something for sale....???

    You must add it here, the for sale section shows what is in the classifieds.

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/classifieds
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    Re: Gwm p series 4x4 LT

    The OP asked about the Haval P Series, surely you have now made your point?
  26. Thread: Side Reflecives

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    Re: Side Reflecives

    Just remember reflective is a bugger to remove, it does not just peel off like normal vinyl, so maybe consider applying clear regular vinyl first.

    (I learned this the hard way....)
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    Re: water tank solutions - water bladder

    Front Runner does the 10 and 27 liter versions

    https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com/en/za/water-solutions/bags/water-sack.html...
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    Re: Huge fire on Table Mountain

    https://ewn.co.za/2021/04/19/one-person-arrested-in-connection-with-table-mountain-fire
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    Re: KTM 390 Adventure or Kawasaki Versys X 300

    Also remember at this stage you think you know what you want, and want to do, that will change.

    Get into it first, then decide.

    There are plenty of really good second hand bikes out there.
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    Re: KTM 390 Adventure or Kawasaki Versys X 300

    Nah here I disagree. The 650 is more than enough.
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    Re: Stofpad rock crawlers

    I would guess that the bend is to protect the plastics.
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    Re: KTM 390 Adventure or Kawasaki Versys X 300

    Look here for solid bikes. They have a very good name in SA.

    https://www.joelsmotorcycles.co.za/
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    Discovery 3 Re: Any Manual Disco 3s out there?

    I would guess air, the only D3 with coils was the XS which was released much later.
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    Re: KTM 390 Adventure or Kawasaki Versys X 300

    Agree with Rob, those are going to be too small, also the Versys is a road bike. (Kawasaki calls it adventure styled tourer).

    I am biased as I have a KLR, but that is a really good option. If you...
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    Re: Stofpad rock crawlers

    Good products.
    More here https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/340019-Stofpad4x4-2021
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