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Everything posted by Mike

  1. Inverters, Batteries and some odds

    Hi Kobus, i am in Yzerfontein Cape town,but couriers deliver anywhere in S.A...... Imeon 3.6 - R15k Goodwe 5048 - R20k
  2. 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
  3. The end is nigh

    i stopped investing in ZAR 2 years ago, i am crypto all the way now...
  4. 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
  5. 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......
  6. 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.
  7. Grid Tied Inverter

    the Solar edge range is great , yep..forgot them
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  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..
  16. Hey guys, do any of you know where i can find either a new or secondhand turbine and controller, 1kw or 1.5kw? i don't want to spend an arm and a leg, just want to play with it and see what it can do for my batteries at night, we have constant breeze blowing off the water around 6m per second ta
  17. Current Water Affairs.

    a lot of chickens running around without heads.... your local members of whatever political party just want points. if we the people have to sit around and wait .....then you have already lost the battle. the water issue started before the Eskom debacle, i was told by a client 7 years ago to be prepared for this event......sad thing is he worked for Dept Water & sanitation....
  18. Desalination Plant

    Here I go again, just like solar 5 years ago..... I imported a 3000lt per day desalination unit leaves the East Tuesday, installed 3 x 2200lt JoJo's with booster pumps and all, just need to purchase a pool pump / Filter as a pre pre filter and do all the piping. Seeing that i do not stay on the waters edge, i have to "collect sea water" via water trailer at 2000lt at a time and water pump from our local harbour. We will see how i last doing this, might employ someone to do it for me every 2nd day.
  19. Desalination Plant

    Off I go to Emirates airlines cargo tomorrow to pick up the unit at 145kg's of it. I am not on here often so to answer a few questions / remarks i have seen......@ebrsa - I have a tank that brine waste goes to and that then returns to the sea when full, but besides that i also have a borehole and the waste from that can go free of charge to the builders for cement mixing. I will post some pics when all in place. It will have from the borehole two x primary FRP pressure vessels with auto backwash, then to 4500lt holding tanks, from there it enters the desalinator thru that and its 7 stage RO system & UV, where the pure water goes to a 2200lt holding pressure pump tank to my home and a tap on the pavement for surplus for neighbors. the salt water holding tank and fresh water holding tanks supplying the desal unit will be controlled by electronic soloid valves, so i can switch at any point. I might be able to add the big blue 5 stage filter on the borehole line if the test results are ok from the lab and thereby bypass the desal on that line..... more to come. Got my first order of 44 of these units on the weekend.....
  20. Antminers?

    Anybody here using Antminers to use surplus solar energy and make some $$ at the same time?
  21. i have finally logged in again...i have some time on my hands today......i will start reading all the posts, however if you sorted let me know else feel free to visit
  22. weekend humor II

    sometimes toilet paper :-)
  23. weekend humor II

    was on ops Modular in those days up North in Cuito, still have some of their currency....
  24. the only comment i can make is....they work, they don't give any shite, and as the others have said full 4.6kw of backup, they switch over on outages seamlessly - you do not know youre on battery at all. i used to run 3 of them with a split DB to one battery bank..only dumped two of them to allow for a 11kw gti for mining and one goodwe to run the home with everything connected bar the rigs and asics that pull around 7200w/24/7 Its one of the most stable Ip65 units out of China with fair good backup direct from the factory if needed from Jack Song..
  25. Don’t send your Bitcoin Cash to Luno

    it's more like make sure you send to the right wallet. most exchanges wont entertain it if sent to incorrect wallet