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    Quote Originally Posted by Danie S View Post
    Our solution was to have a 2.5 kVA Full Double conversion UPS with 4 x 105' batteries that power all electronics and the fridge.
    A few LED lights are run of the system.
    The UPS was bought as a secondhand unit and served by the agents.
    Has been going for the last 5 years no issues
    It runs approx 400 minutes before the batteries fade.
    It is a 24 V system and can be supplemented with 2 x 100 Watt PV and a MPPT controller (manual switch over)
    Still need to figure a way out to automate this.
    I'm going this route soon. Reality is I only want power lights, TV and internet for the couple of hours while load shedding is going on.
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    My generator was taken off my hands by Thackerman so is no longer available. I apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused, but I was stuck in a hide on Monday and as I am on cellC, I tend to have pretty bad reception there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenplumb View Post
    My generator was taken off my hands by Thackerman so is no longer available. I apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused, but I was stuck in a hide on Monday and as I am on cellC, I tend to have pretty bad reception there.
    Thanks sir. Was nice to meet you.

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    We have a Gripp 7.5kW but while it was running the @#[email protected] broke in and stole the solar panels for our borehole pump. Genie made too much noise so close to the house.

    So we now bought a silent 40kVa FAW 3-phase diesel generator mounted about 40 meters away from the house. Generator Warehouse gave me the best price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Ellis View Post
    Jumping in on this one.

    I can get a new 3.5kva ProMax silent inverter generator for R5500. Pure sine wave (no idea what it is). Any good? Anyone know them?
    Tell us more?

    That's a brilliant price, if it reliably does what it says on the box.

    For the record, most cheap gennys puts out a very pure 50Hz sine wave. All they need to do is run at 3000rpm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    Tell us more?

    That's a brilliant price, if it reliably does what it says on the box.

    For the record, most cheap gennys puts out a very pure 50Hz sine wave. All they need to do is run at 3000rpm.
    For what it is worth, the cheaper the genny the purer the sine wave.

    Your fancy expensive Inverter genny can never compete in sine pureness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    Tell us more?

    That's a brilliant price, if it reliably does what it says on the box.

    For the record, most cheap gennys puts out a very pure 50Hz sine wave. All they need to do is run at 3000rpm.
    Majority of the cheapies these days have AVRís too. Unlike the ones of 10 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    Tell us more?

    That's a brilliant price, if it reliably does what it says on the box.

    For the record, most cheap gennys puts out a very pure 50Hz sine wave. All they need to do is run at 3000rpm.
    I can honestly not tell you any more than what was said to me. New. Silent. Pure sine. Inverter. 12 mnth warantee. Still no idea what a sine wave is, pure or not.

    I need it for running essentials and powering swambo's hair salon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Ellis View Post
    I can honestly not tell you any more than what was said to me. New. Silent. Pure sine. Inverter. 12 mnth warantee. Still no idea what a sine wave is, pure or not.

    I need it for running essentials and powering swambo's hair salon.
    Here you go.

    https://youtu.be/7tgt6Ovo1n4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Ellis View Post
    I can honestly not tell you any more than what was said to me. New. Silent. Pure sine. Inverter. 12 mnth warantee. Still no idea what a sine wave is, pure or not.

    I need it for running essentials and powering swambo's hair salon.
    You know the average hair dryer will severely tax a 3.5kVa genny?

    My better half has a 3300 Watt version
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    You know the average hair dryer will severely tax a 3.5kVa genny?

    My better half has a 3300 Watt version
    Thatís 15A roughly. Maybe they should start making some of these hairdryers in 3ph for the ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohanSlabbert View Post
    You know the average hair dryer will severely tax a 3.5kVa genny?

    My better half has a 3300 Watt version
    Men's hairdresser. The dryer wont be used then. Lights (led), clippers, dstv and cctv viewing parking and entrance. Think it should work?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Ellis View Post
    Men's hairdresser. The dryer wont be used then. Lights (led), clippers, dstv and cctv viewing parking and entrance. Think it should work?
    It should be fine. All those draw very little. You could even boil water for tea

    If you don't mind, please share your experience with this genny, it sounds like a proper bargain.

    What does she charge for a gents haircut? It grates me the wrong way paying R150 for a 3 minute clipper number 2 job, without even a wash afterwards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Therackermann View Post
    Thatís 15A roughly. Maybe they should start making some of these hairdryers in 3ph for the ladies.
    They're GREAT for fanning a braai fire. I heard...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Ellis View Post
    Jumping in on this one.

    I can get a new 3.5kva ProMax silent inverter generator for R5500. Pure sine wave (no idea what it is). Any good? Anyone know them?
    That does look good.
    See you can get it with a remote start as well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeMpvqHOc94

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    I have the ProMax Silent ( ...sort off..not on par with a Honda..) 3.5 kVA unit with the wire less remote.

    I ticked all my wife's and domestic worker's boxes

    - Starts with the push of a button ...from the bathroom or kitchen
    - With some instruction ( Only one high power item with a yellow "sticky tag ) powers a 2200W dryer, kettle, washing machine, DSTV, Laptop, WIFI, lights

    Not as silent as a Honda, but a 1/3rd of the price

    Have about 30hrs on the unit ...fuel line cracked at 5hrs..Replaced no issues since
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