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  1. Go to the menu at the top right, tap on 'Plant Info', then go to 'System Type', and change it to 'Storage System'. Tap 'Yes' at the bottom, and then 'Done' at the top right.
  2. No I haven't. I am going to e-mail Freedom Won directly and ask them.
  3. I don't think you should assume the noise issue is fixed. I have an 8kW unit with a March 2021 manufacture date that has that noise. Local supplier didn't want to swop it out, so I spent R11k to have my installation moved from inside my scullery to outdoors.
  4. You should also check the prices on www.ecodepot.co.za. I got my Geyserwise TSE controller there for slightly cheaper than the price at the Geyserwise offices in Centurion.
  5. At my previous house I had the 5kW that didn't have that high pitched noise. I could only sort of hear it when my ear was like 5cm away, it was so quiet. But my new 8kW definitely doesn't belong in the house.
  6. It will definitely be bothersome. Put it in a garage or outside. Firstly the fans are quite noisy. There are 3 small fans, and they are either on or off, no in between speed. The sound of each of the fans is slightly out of phase with the others, making it worse than one big fan would have been. They come on when the temperature is 50 degrees. When the inverter is working hard they will come on about every 15 minutes, and stay on for like 7 minutes or so. The below graph is my temperature graph from yesterday. Mine is mounted outside in the shade. Each of those little spikes where it starts to drop off from 50 degrees is where the fans come on. Secondly there is the issue that some of the units gives a constant loud very high pitched noise. It is about 15,000Hz, so people above 40 years of age might not hear it. I originally had mine in the scullery, and after a couple of days I couldn't take the high pitched noise. It is similar to that sound you get from some cheap AC adaptors, but loud enough to cause physical discomfort in my ears. So my installer took the inverter to Sunsynk's tech support guys, and they said they won't swop it. So I had to pay my installer another R11,000 to move the whole setup outside. There was extra cabling, new weatherproof DB boxes, new trunking, and labour. They had to open up my IBR roof sheets to get the cables through. Plus I ended up with lots of drill holes in my scullery.
  7. Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement switch like in the attached pictures? It is for a Delonghi oil heater.
  8. No on the Solarman portal you can only see stuff like battery voltage, temperature and SoC. Not info on the individual cells. Is there PC software with which I can view the info via the battery's USB port?
  9. I have a Freedom Won battery with my Sunsynk inverter. Can someone tell me how I can get the cell level data to monitor it?
  10. And the same will probably happen if you open your solar panel fuse holders under load.
  11. You need to untick 'sol exp bat full'. Then your system should feed the items before your inverter (stove, a/c, geyser) but not export to the grid.
  12. It might not be a spelling mistake. That might be his actual handprint.
  13. Here is a video going over some of the basics of the Sunsynk inverters:
  14. Haha well said! My brother in law is off grid on a farm, and he is constantly checking and topping up his flooded lead acid batteries. I don't have the patience for that!
  15. I just thought I would share this article about the potential future impact on SA's exports if we don't keep up with the global trend of reducing carbon emissions. It is an interesting read: https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/eus-green-deal-will-have-wide-ranging-impact-on-sa-exports-cautionsvan-zyl-2021-06-25
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