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About Gerald_db

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    Eshowe, KZN
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    Scruba,flying,motorbike touring..

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  1. Gerald_db

    Bought a BMW i3

    Shame
  2. Gerald_db

    Bought a BMW i3

    Hi Travis - great write-up. We are also keen for the bigger battery in a year or so. We have had 1 puncture in the 31k km driven and very slow at that. Do you know when the 120Ah is due? I would be very careful buying a used Leaf as their batteries are not thermally controlled and decay fast - up to 10% per year. Regards BTW: https://web.facebook.com/groups/2005787059640688/ South African Electric Vehicle Owners
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    Bought a BMW i3

    Check out @InsideEVs’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/InsideEVs/status/1010734273433952256?s=09
  4. Gerald_db

    Bought a BMW i3

    Quick one on our i3. 31000km in 19 months. 60% recharges from solar and balance free from BMW. Our Prado gathering a bit of dust. 31000km in the Prado = estimate R57000. Best thing the wife and I have ever done.
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    My Home Hybrid

    Installed a 72 cell watering system last week. Actually installed as 3 x 24 cell. Should have done it ages ago. Beyond a mission topping and checking the whole bank.
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    i3 Rex bought.

    Drove the BMW i3 to Joburg this weekend. Our return drive today may be of interest as is was without stops bar 2 petrol stops for the range extender. Routed via Standerton, Volksrust and Vryheid to Eshowe - 560km. Left Fourways with full battery and range extender tank. Drove at regulation max speed whole way. Needed a total of 21 litres petrol (including fill once home) and arrived in with the battery at 15% ie 3.75l/100km. There was no recharging on route.
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    Tapatalk

    Have not been able to login via tapatalk for several weeks now hence my silence.
  8. Gerald_db

    1 August hard fork?

    Indeed they are. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    1 August hard fork?

    Another solar miner working busily. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  10. Gerald_db

    1 August hard fork?

    Keep your wallet empty of BTC over that time. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  11. Gerald_db

    My business grid-tie Installation

    Records can be good and bad. Sunday last, 14th May, Eshowe experienced huge storms including 141mm of rain. And a first for my business system, the 60 panels created zero generation. First time in nearly 2 years. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    What are the best batteries for off grid solar

    Yes, mine monitors temp and backs off the current however the batteries still will heat up just slower and to a lower temp compensated voltage. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    What are the best batteries for off grid solar

    My batteries have been as high as 36°c in summer. A hot day is only part of the reason, the temp gain while they are being bulk (absorption) charged amounts to several degrees. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    What are the best batteries for off grid solar

    Just topped up my 24 × Trojans. 72 cells. Took a while. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  15. Gerald_db

    Axpert Low Voltage Warning Error

    For a 5kva inverter is a 300Ah bank maybe a bit small and been pushed a bit hard hence a cell failure? Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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