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Mike last won the day on April 12

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About Mike

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    Grand Master
  • Birthday 11/07/1962

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    Yzerfontein - West Coast
  • Interests
    Renewable Energy & Wind Platforms. Installations etc. Also importer of ASIC bitcoin miners and builder of Alt coin Mining rigs
    find me on www.thorne.co.za

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  1. The end is nigh

    i stopped investing in ZAR 2 years ago, i am crypto all the way now...
  2. way off base... which truck to get???

    my 1st one was my office for 3 years and brought in over R5m of work and only cost me like R119k, paid for itself in 1 month. they drive like a car, i just love them... i can let you know when i am going to trade one in on a newer one.......lol
  3. way off base... which truck to get???

    depending on your load type, i love using the M/B Vito vans. My one has done on average 14000kms per month for the last 4 years, serviced every 2 to 3 months, engine never been opened. I have two of them, 1 is a panel van and the other the crew cab...with over 700kg's of batteries to Ceres at a constant 140kms per hour......
  4. Time to clean out my demo's etc, to fund my purchase of 2 x 5kw SMA Sunny Islands. I have on my hands the following for sale: 1. Goodwe 5048 5kw 48volt True hybrid inverter. - In use at my home 2. Imeon 3.6 6kw 48volt true hybrid inverter. - on my wall at home for backup 3. Axpert 5kva MKS 48volt inverter. - in box. -------SOLD 4. 4 x HM - 02 Battery balancers. - 5. 1 Victron battery monitor BMV 702. --- SOLD 6. 10 x T1275 12volt Trojan batteries - used but still work- SOLD 7. 4 x 105ah deep cycle lead Vision VRLA batteries- Given away Open to offers on any or all of the above..... thanks Mike
  5. Solar and Cryptocurrencies

    I don't have any analysis. Mine runs on solar during the day and night to Eskom. I have 14 units running each between 3.2 to 6amps each, totalling 78amps per hour. My solar covers the day time in total with between 10 and 11kw per hour returned from the GTI. my return is around 84kwh per day. I don't believe anyone has the capital to run from a battery bank at night.. The moment i have a coin that does not perform well, it's either switch off the unit or change to another coin if possible.
  6. Grid Tied Inverter

    the Solar edge range is great , yep..forgot them
  7. Grid Tied Inverter

    Use a GTI with a limiter on, thereby no exporting. Most SMA's and Microcare, Fronious and a host of others out there or a true hybrid - Goodwe or Imeon or maybe just Goodwe and you can use the Royals in an outage time and disable RTG if need be.
  8. MORE ESKOM WOES... is that possible?

    TTT, us oldies can still do it......as long as i have a comfortable mat and an indent in the ground for my stomach plus clean glasses i should still see thru a scope fair well. lol
  9. those royals are useless batteries. won't last more than 1 year...... charge rate on them around 6amp and do not discharge more than 20% if you commision cell towers etc, get yourself 2 x 12v Narada or similar, that will help you a lot.
  10. Axpert 5KVA No Batteries?

    The Goodwe, Imeon and Voltronic and i am sure others will run without battery as they are true hybrid - not the Axpert / RTC / Mecer type - they need to see dc voltage incoming on the battery circuit
  11. Goodwe Inverters

    easy to solve by splitting your DB up, at one time i ran 3 x 5048ES units from one battery bank and separate pv strings. never had an overload on a circuit. i still swear by them, then the Victron, for GTI i use SMA's now a days
  12. Hi MIke

    Sorry to bother.  I have noticed that it seems you may have the factory password for the Infinisolar 3kw +.  I live in Port Elizabeth and lately our munic frequency goes above the inverter set point of 50.1 causing the inverter to go into "inverter" mode, beeping, disconnecting from the grid and depending on load, start discharging  my batteries.  I need to adjust the max frequency to say 50.3 Hz.  Can you perhaps help? 


    Best regards

    Carel Kleinhans

    074 222 000 4


    1. Mike


      here we go: 

      please be very careful with it and if i may ask you not to share it out publicly on any forum. if you set anything incorrectly it will invalidate your warranty


      set between 49 and 51hz

    2. cpk


      Hi Mike, thank you very much, will not share.  Will try later today, only want to set frequency to 50.3.



  13. and they only work to the rated capacity if the humidity is good. So far ones tested here in CT...30lt unit producing 7lt per day with low humidity and a 20lt unit producing 4lt per day with same low humidity...
  14. Current Water Affairs.

    you can actually see the panic setting in, where people are buying up all the water on the shelves, telling others asking to leave one bottle to kind of move on its mine...... the %$$£@ going to hit the fan big time, as TTT states nobody really know what going on.. and i read that they have brought Day Zero back another 10 days!! So where we at now?
  15. Wind Turbines

    dropped it down as i have new neigbours right next door to me.....soo don't want them to complain about noise and to be honest, i had it in brake mode most of the time...hree and there in winter was it on. head etc packed in garage, mast still must fully dismantle..