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PaulF007 last won the day on February 9

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About PaulF007

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  • Birthday 18/04/1879

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    5 Kva Axpert Inverter 

    9 x Yingli 260 x Panels

    8 x Narada 6-GFM-170F

    1X BMV 702 Battery monitor 

    A lot less money than what I had before all of this 

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  1. Water harvesting and use, same logic as solar systems.

    Nee ek het wardering vir die mooi poging!! Maak bietjie vir ons n mooi video oor jou solar sisteem met die omsetter ens.
  2. Water harvesting and use, same logic as solar systems.

    Well done @plonkster! Just as a note but I think you spelled "honde hok" wrong ....
  3. PVO - Genade , I had forgotten completely about that site. The funny thing is that the data is still going there! So I had a look and shoot I am 3rd on the list. He he not that it makes any difference , but boys will be boys .
  4. Axpert / Mecer 5KVA model

    One thing that I notice is that the Solar Charger differs from each other 80 A vs 60 A not sure if it would make any difference.
  5. The next phase in my Setup.

    I also looked at the 12 but since every thing in my system is running 5v it made more sense also I did not need to the step it down to 5 if I used 12v. The only thing was that I had to make up my own USB rail but that was easy enough thanks to Google. Prepaid s running well it is a Concord (I think) and as I remembered it you could not do back feed into it. But then I have a Axpert so no problems there
  6. Panel (Array) ventilation

    Oh well that depends on if you are borrowing the using your own cash
  7. The next phase in my Setup.

    Hozid Mark. That is the 5v PSU, I decided to get a quality one seeing that I am running the system off a Pi and so far haven't had any problems.
  8. Emon Dashboards "Show Case"

    Well done! Looking super.Thats what I like about emon.The options is just endless.
  9. The next phase in my Setup.

    I am using Arduino via MQTT and a mix of Openhab and NodeRed , on a Pi, depending on what I need to do. For now its the most cost effective way of doing things. There are a few other protocols but that would push the costing up by an easy 300%.
  10. The next phase in my Setup.

    Hey if the shoe fits .... Disclaimer -- no reference was made to any one person or persons --- but some times one could say that it is implied..
  11. The next phase in my Setup.

    Bwhahaha I was waiting for @plonkster to find the spelling mistakes but I guess you got there first. Will change tonight thanks! At least it was not something like you N and L was switched!!!
  12. Complements to the new year for every body , my your success end up being boring to you all Its been a while since I posted anything and to be honest I have not spend enough time on Pf but in my defense I had quite a bit on my fork. The place that we bought two years back was/is quite old and it still has those horrible red semi backed clay bricks. When I started with my Solar project I knew that the houses wiring was in a very shabby state but at that time there was not enough time or tom to redo it and I also had some "plans" that I wanted to figure before I started with the project. So almost two years later I had all my plans and material to grab the wires and start pulling. Now my wire work is not nearly as good as some of the folks stuff that I saw here but it works and it is safe and that is the most important part. This was what the DB looked like before I started As I also wanted to introduce some home automation into the house I knew that I would need to install a bigger DB and as it would be a DC/AC system two DB's would be better and those things are flippen duur. So I had to shop a while to get something that would fit my budget . This is what I came up with. The Box and the left is the controller board where I receive all the inputs and on the right the AC side with all the relays and cb's. I ended up using ducting to run the wires down the wall as it would look neater when it was all done bit it does make the wire management tricky also I did not keep in mind that the wires came from the top and the space between the CB and the top end was a bit close but it worked with some slow working. Take note of the "nest" on the right. I just could get all those wires neatly lined up. Lucy for me the covers takes care of that. Gone is all those wires!!! Closeup of the CB's and the labeling. As I redid every thing I made a point of marking all the wires so that I could label them afterwords. This makes things a lot easier in the future The box with all the bits and pieces added This is just a quick view of the system. I still run emon for the data collection. All the best Paul
  13. Emon Dashboards "Show Case"

    Not at all - that is why I made it available. . Super work it looks nice well done!!
  14. Inverter Gifting ideas & advice

    @Brian J I agree with @pilotfish you are going to have issues with the mppt starting up. Unfortunately this is one thing that you never think of in the beginning. My self was under the impression that you could just add panels to your systems as you need them until I figured out that , in my system , I have to add 3 at a time. BTW did you check here on the forum ? I haven't spent much time here on the forum lately but some time ago I saw a add of sorts where panels was offered at very good prices , maybe check with Jayson ..
  15. 22.jpg

    Well DONE! Looks lekker. One question how did you managed to place/get the labels on the panel?