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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    This will only work if your municipality support grid-feedback. If you have a smart meter or pre-paid that does not support it you would not use the grid-tied.

    Maybe a single inverter that support...
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    Re: Small Low-Cost Off-Grid Solar System

    375 kWh/ year works to around 1.1kWh/day. Fridge is not always on. Around 110w/h when motor running. 5w standby. 18w when you open the door with the light on.
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    Re: Small Low-Cost Off-Grid Solar System

    Strange enough not really. I have one of those KIC 340l fridge/freezer and consume around 950-1100wh for the day. Depending on how warm it is.

    Samsung front loader. 250wh per load.
    Defy...
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    Re: Solar System for Home ( yet another :)

    My grid-tie system has been running just over a year now.

    If use this calculator with my size and angles I get really close to what they predict....
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    Re: Amperage for 4x 400W 12/14.4V system

    Best would be to pull the datasheet and check for both the panels and the charge controller

    BlueSolar Charge Controller MPPT 100/30 MPPT 100/50
    Battery voltage ...
  6. Re: Solis mini 4G GRID TIED live stats of installations

    It is good to see the stats, at the end of May my system is up and running for 1 year.

    My aim is to see at least 2MWh from the year. System size is not big but the generation adds up if the sun...
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    Re: Going the solar route

    Batteries:

    Go for something like pylontech or MD Solar batteries. Please don't spend R50k on inverter and getting LA/LC batteries.

    Decent Type1/2 surge arrestors and circuit breakers also adds...
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    Re: Power for a modem

    Easiest and fastest is to get one of these and add 1/2 alarm batteries.

    https://www.alarmtec.co.za/battery-chargers/sherlo-3amp-p-1605.html

    Cheap modem/routers use about 200-300mah. Giving you...
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    Re: All things Mini - The Mavic

    Ja ek geniet my mini ook. Drones het nogals ver gekom.
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    Re: 5Kw borehole pump

    If you want to run that pump 24/7 off grid it is going to cost you.
    Power usage for the day 5 x 24 = 120 kwh


    Let's say 9h/day solar.
    15 x 5kw/h on battery = 75kw/h

    3.5kw pylontech battery @...
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    Re: solar charge controller / solar regulator

    Are those two not the difference between MPPT and PWM?

    PWM:

    Amps in = Amps Out

    MPPT:

    Power in = Power out.
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    Sticky: Re: Cell Phone Camera Photo's - PLEASE contribute

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    Re: Insurance reject stolen vehicle claim.

    The policy specify this for your query.

    6.2.19.7.Any theft or hi-jacking of the insured vehicle must be reported to the tracking company within six (6) hours
    of the loss being discovered.
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    Re: What did you do to your Mitsu Today ?

    Upgraded the wife's car to a 2013 Mitsubishi ASX GLX

    Was disappointed to see that even in 2013 with a top of the range model it does not even have automatic door lock.

    Nothing that a reprogram...
  15. Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    From the top of my head I think there is something wrong with one of your batteries. I am not sure it should drop 4V when to load kicks in.

    Maybe one of the cells or batteries is damaged.

    Can...
  16. Re: Mecer Inverter - 8 Batteries - Real World Figures

    Should a 48V system battery voltage not be around 54V fully charged?
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    Re: Mauritius.... Help please

    We took cash from this side and there was no exchange fee from Rand to Rupees at the airport.

    A lot of the small shops does not have card facilities. Needed to pay cash.
  18. Re: Padgeraas op bande wat afloop op elke tweede blokkie van band.Wat kan dit veroors

    Watse Dunlop model het jy daar? Ek het dieselfde gehad met hulle AT3
  19. Thread: 4x4 Vehicle

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    Re: 4x4 Vehicle

    This photo was taken in July 2015, below is a picture of the day before the afternoon and this is the next morning. You can see it changes quickly. But I doubt you will get snow this early in the...
  20. Thread: 4x4 Vehicle

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    Re: 4x4 Vehicle

    Afriski
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    Re: Dunlop Grandtrek

    I had the AT3 fitted to my Tiguan. At around 30k km it started making noise. Took it back to dunlop. Time period was 2 years /45k km.

    Found out it had flatspots, dealer said it was because it...
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    Re: Restoring an old Venter trailer

    Ek kyk juis na McNAUGHTAN'S vir paar van die goed. Die coupler wat nou op is, is 2000kg. Die een van hulle is 750kg.
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    Re: Restoring an old Venter trailer

    Hy het nie te los gesit toe ek hom op gelaai het nie, maar jy is reg. Ek het hom met die dremmel by gekom want hy het binne bietjie geroes al. Sal hom toets as ek die ligte aan die gang kry. Anders...
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    Re: Restoring an old Venter trailer

    Dankie sal die thread update soos wat ek aan gaan.

    2. Sanding A-frame and painting it stone chip.

    Used a metal brush to get rid of the tuff stuff then used sanding paper for the last prep.
    ...
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    Re: Restoring an old Venter trailer

    1. Sanding down coupler and repainting, installing with new bolts.

    Sanded the coupler down to the metal and coated it with red oxide to stop the rust,

    Before & After
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    Restoring an old Venter trailer

    Hi All,

    In March I inherited on old Venter trailer. The only problem is that it had some rust spots and damages from old age.

    Date of registration is 01/01/1980. About 38 years old.

    The...
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    Re: Touareg Front Difflock

    Have a look at an old ETKA version. The new ones seem to remove the old stuff.

    Something I found online :
    "on Tuareg, the front gearboxes with FLH and FLJ codes have an electromechanical lock. ...
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    Re: Touareg Front Difflock

    Switch alone won't work.

    http://www.automn.ru/vw-touareg/volkswagen-39639-10.m_id-5314.m_id2-5354.html Use chrome to translate to english.
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    Re: Touareg Front Difflock

    From what I remembered that there was an extreme offroad version that supported the front diff lock as well.
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    Re: 2.0 tdi touran no power.

    Does this one also have the vacuum control box?

    Black box that distribute the to vacuum lines.
    If you remove the circlip and disconnect the vacuum lines that is small white filters that clog up....
  31. Thread: Audi Stinks

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    Re: Audi Stinks

    Do the regen first before adding anything especially 2SO.

    Keep the 2SO as far away as possible.
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    Touareg Manual

    A very basic manual for doing stuff around the touareg.

    http://www.vwmanual.ru/touareg

    It is in russia, but if you use chrome you can just right click and say translate to english.

    Click on...
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    Re: touareg V10 repair, use , experience thread

    Always informative to follow your threads. Did you replace the bushes with the OEM ones or a different make? My tiguan have the same problem that the OEM ones does not last. The tiguan uses the same...
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    Re: Tdi platkar low fuel pressure

    HI JacoPi,

    Post some info about the car, year, make, model, kilo's?

    Did he give you the printout for the errors?

    Want to see if it is at low rpm or high rpm.

    If it is on the low side you...
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    Re: 2018 Polo and Vivo models

    I guess you haven't see what small hatchback cost these days.

    VW Polo : From R230k
    Kia Rio : From R250k
    Hyundai i20 : From R225k
    Yaris 1.5 : From R241k

    And the quality of the polo is ahead...
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