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1 minute ago, The Terrible Triplett said:

Automated watering kit.

Shouldn't it be on each cell then, almost certain they don't share the same water?

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7 minutes ago, Gerald_db said:

Its a float. 1 per battery to give an indication of level.

My son was about 3 years old when I went window shopping at ExSolar one day... and he had so much fun bobbing those floats up and down. Of course we had to stop him... big-*ss 1000Ah batteries and sulphuric acid does not make for good toys :-)

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Well up and running for 5 days now after the first mppt died after 4 hours. Swopped out for the 100A Microcare.

Murphy's law says that we have had the coldest, worst weather this year since Thurday last week so looking forward to a normal sunny day tomorrow to see how it performs.

I have to say that the MLT Powerstar 6kVa is a complex hybrid inverter of note. Great South African technology. Hooked up the online bridge access today. Initially would not comm but one phone call to the MLT office in Cape Town and they linked in via teamviewer and sorted it.

BTW the hole in the wall in the picture will have a coverplate fitted tomorrow. Was where a generator cut over switch used to be. You can also see that I split my DB with the solar geyser and lounge underfloor heating split onto their own.

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@Gerald_db

I am sorry to inform you but this matter cannot be left aside anymore. It is completely unacceptable.

We are quite relieved that the gaping hole will be covered, but that is not enough, Sir.

After studying the last picture in detail, having called for the other experts input on the matter, we hereby like to inform you that it has been decided after much deliberation, that you must be instructed to paint the DB board cover with immediate effect.

The fact that the DB board is detracting focus from all the surrounding devices, devices that ideally should have been mounted in the living room, for such art should not be hidden, but proudly displayed, is nothing but sacrilege.

And if she who must always be obeyed finds the beautiful maroon batteries a distraction in her living room, please book a knitting class for he and ask her kindly to knit you a maroon throw-over, off course the type of wool being her choice, knitted whilst she admires the fine art.

We do hope you would comply to our stern letter, for this sacrilege cannot and will no longer be tolerated.

Respectfully and sincerely yours, 
Me Myself and I.
The Terrible Triplet.

Ps. Any response that such instruction has been complied to, if not accompanied by a picture as proof of such, will be considered a lie and will be dealt with accordingly.

:D:D:D

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Oh I did find out that my efergy monitor on my house is completely bamboozled by the inverter. Back feed = draw and better still shows a 1.4kW consumption when off grid during programmed 'self consumption ' phases. Apparently due to reactive and apparent power and the related kVA. A mystery to me but nearly wet myself the first morning when the efergy said I'd consumed 15kwh overnight instead of my usual 5.

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Nothing to do with old age. Been like that for years I would guess and it just is not that important at all in the scheme of things.

I would have not have been bothered myself until I overheard someone saying that they first need to paint the garage wall otherwise it will not compliment the new devices, I just had to pass it on. :D

 

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3 minutes ago, superdiy said:

One thing that bothers me (being a perfectionist) about this picture is the arrows pointing towards the suns? :huh:

Don't you know how a MLT works!? 

The picture is 100% correct. Let me explain.

At school we where taught every thing must balance, what goes up, must come down, if you measure volts on the upper level of the house it will be less than the lower levels, up down again, so Gerald is the guy who puts back what we take out of the sun!!!

He does that by taking power from Eskom and his battery, yes he uses some himself, and puts that back into the sun for us!

Easy as that, all is now balanced. 

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2 minutes ago, The Terrible Triplett said:

Don't you know how a MLT works!? 

The picture is 100% correct. Let me explain.

At school we where taught every thing must balance, what goes up, must come down, if you measure volts on the upper level of the house it will be less than the lower levels, up down again, so Gerald is the guy who puts back what we take out of the sun!!!

He does that by taking power from Eskom and his battery, yes he uses some himself, and puts that back into the sun for us!

Easy as that, all is now balanced. 

OK, that makes sense. :D

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Gerald, something that surprised me is the bracket on which the inverter is positioned, 85kg is quite heavy but I cannot see any bracing on the bracket. Maybe it is just not visible from the picture. I would expect something of that weight to be on a braced bracket.

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