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  1. Kilowatt Labs Sirius Super Capasitor Batteries is available locally.
  2. How long was the batteries installed before you picked up the problem? Did your installer balance the batteries after installing them? I have 2 Hubble batteries(we had to balance them) with a Sunsynk running without any problems.
  3. The Sunsynk 10kW 3 phase will be available from next week. The 8kW and 12kW has not arrived yet.
  4. That's true but I know a lot of people who have more than one geyser and at 3/4kWh per geyser thr draw is to much even as a non essential load. But then again I run the entire house from my 5.5 Sunsynk inverter including the geyser, pumps and the occasional lawnmower...
  5. Very true, I have gone from an average of 50 units a day down to 10 units with my geyser permanently on and a gas stove but 3 times the fridges.
  6. I think that's most of these installers are just out for a quick buck, no after sale service so they really don't care if it works properly. That's why I opted to buy my equipment and just get someone to do the installation according to what I wanted. I can fone my installer anytime day or night and he's always willing to help. He also did not charge me R10 000-R15 000 per day like some do.
  7. Rather go with the Sunsynk, up until very recently Microcare inverters weren't compatible with lithium batteries. As far as I know to date they only work with Hubble batteries and they don't have full comms either.
  8. Yes in short but if you need more details:
  9. Welcome @SolarNoob1, you'll find lots of useful information on this forum if you browse a bit.
  10. Make sure your fridges/freezers are A++ because some older freezers can use up to 2kW. We recently replaced a front loader washing machine that used 2.5kWh with a top loader of 350w.
  11. You could install an Efergy energy meter in your Db and monitor your usage that way. It would give a good indication of peak loads and average usage.
  12. Yes the inverter requires a reference voltage either via the grid or via a battery.
  13. And now this : https://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/386776-eskom-to-hike-electricity-prices-by-over-15.html
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