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  1. Yes Provided that: 6.1.7 If conductors that operate at different voltages run in the same wireway, the insulation of each conductor shall be able to withstand the highest conductor voltage in the wireway. Alternatively, the conductors shall be separated by a continuous barrier of insulating material or earthed metal.
  2. Gerrie is correct. Standalone soft starters and Variable speed variable frequency drives are for 3 phase induction motors. Unless you have a pretty big fridge or aircon it won't have a three phase motor If don't already have A+ appliances have a look they generally pay for themselves in the long run. Modern appliances come inverter supplied motors. That will have a reduced startup current. But it probably won't be feasible to retrofit to an existing appliance. As a cheap fix you could have them all on their own timers. Staggering their running times.
  3. I have noticed the same. A fuse on both the positive and negative wires right by the battery There is no technical reasons to so. You only want to have a fuse as close to the source as practical possible. A fuse only on the positive would provide the required protection. I guess one reason is that the fuse isolators that is commonly used is also used in AC applications where you want to disconnect both the Live and Neutral. But even there you can use a fuse on the live and a link in the neutral.
  4. Where will the joint be located ? Inside the conduit pipe? Get the correct sizes ferrules and a crimping tool. You can use heat shrink with insulation tape . To seal it all up
  5. You might not save to much going this way. Installers might get the equipment at a much lower rate due to dealer discounts Also for them to install equipment procured by yourself can also be problematic, should something go wrong it becomes a finger pointing exercise. Most of the decent installers wont even consider this option , they have enough work lined up to not even consider this. The money you think you will save by buying yourself will be used for the extra margin they installer will ask for the installation. They only way to try and save is to
  6. TO be fair I think Axpert installs far outnumbers Victron installs in RSA, so one would then also expect I higher number of failures. Also people only ever come to this forum for assistance after a failure, so we hardly ever hear from the people that are happy with their Axpert installs.
  7. The problem is most installers wount be interested in touching another man`s install, especially a faulty one.
  8. An Earth leakage trips if either the live conductor comes into contact with Earth OR if the Neutral conductor comes into contact with earth If the faulty timer somehow switches neutral to earth tripping all the circuit breakers in your DB will not resolve the issue. You will have to remove the neutral wires from the neutral bar one by one until you are able to reset the Earth Leakage device. But trip all the feeding CB`s first, a floating neutral from a live circuit can shock you.
  9. Hi Rozza I have bought plenty off Banggood I used to buy from Alixpress but the Baffalo express shipping from Banggood is really good.
  10. Ag no. That's not good. Hopefully they can sort this out. This place won't be the same without him.
  11. Hi guys I have been away for a few months. For some reason all post of TTT is shown as guest? I have searched high and low but couldn't find anything He used to be one of the best contributors here
  12. Hi jaco It's hard to help with the limited info The heading and the request in the post doesn't tie up. I assume you are working with 220VAC here
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