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Noobie last won the day on September 14 2017

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  1. When I had an error on my Bluenova, I returned it to the supplier who sent it back to Bluenova, they sorted it out and returned the battery. No charge, all under the 10 year warranty.
  2. Yeah, What I actually want to do is see what my house main supply consumes. I am on a 60amp supply but I dont think I draw anywhere near that. What I should probably do is swop out the 60 amp mains breaker with a 25amp breaker and see if it trips out. If it doesn't trip out then I could run the houses main supply through this device and measure the total consumption
  3. That would work, the issue is the POW can't carry 30amps, if I recall its 20amps
  4. Could you share more info on the kWh logging? Even though its only capable of switching 30amps, it could be a cheap and cheerful solution when trying to measure the load of a device to see if it can be put onto a solar system.
  5. The guys at https://independentelements.co.za made it up for me. Sadly the element failed and I have gone back to the standard element
  6. I wound up having to replace my pump shortly after and have never bothered connecting it to the inverter. I got a DAB easy box mini I do have a bypass valve on the municipal supply so during load shedding I can use this valve to supply the house with water straight from council (bypassing the pressure pump and tank) I have only ever had load shedding and a Joburg water outage once. What I wound up doing was running an extension cord from an inverter socket and plugging the pump into this and it worked 100%.
  7. I know that Current Automation in Kya Sands supplies Blue Nova https://www.rectifier.co.za
  8. Blue Nova does a 24v lithium unit, I have one connected to my Axpert https://www.bluenova.co.za/files/datasheets/2019/26V/BN26V-154-4k_Classic.pdf
  9. Got sent this photo yesterday. An apartment building in Cape Town had a fire which was caused by batteries. I wanted to know what forum members were doing to safeguard against/extinguish fires in their battery cabinets. Is there a cost effective gas suppression system out there for residential use?
  10. Thats pretty much what I did, I swopped out my 4kw element with a 1kw element and put my geyser on a time switch to only turn on during daylight hours. The water takes longer to warm up but is warm by the time I need it, works fine for me
  11. I had independent elements make me up a 1kw element: https://independentelements.co.za I supplied them with my existing element which was dead and they used the flange and base and fitted a 1kw element to it. I guess they could make the element any size you like I think they charged about R500
  12. I was also very keen to do this but then I thought: why not just install a grid tie inverter and a couple of solar panels and fit the geyser with a 1kw 220v AC element? This way once the geyser has reached temp your element will switch off and then the surplus PV production can be consumed by other appliances in the house (TV, Wi-Fi etc.) Worked for me
  13. I don't think that flat twin and earth comes in 10mm, the largest I have use is 4mm. Why not get 10mm GP (general purpose) wire and put it inside conduit/trunking? The earth cable for this 10mm cable in conduit should be 6mm diameter (the earth cable must be at least half the size of the largest current carrying conductor)
  14. I'm not sure how the Goodwe works but shouldn't the CT clamp be on the grid/municipality load supply live cable and not the back up loads live cable?
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    Blue Nova

    Hi @Coulomb The Axpert I have only has a USB B port at the bottom of the inverter, not sure if this is a deal breaker? Heres the pics of the data place and firmware, any assistance would be appreciated.
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