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  1. Jabu has put the best wiring diagram out there, connect this way and there will be zero problems
  2. The manual says under no circumstances connect red to black - ouch
  3. Has no batteries so of course the inverter will switch off when no sun on the panels.
  4. Have got the Solarman App but don't see the detailed graphs you have, or must one purchase the Pro Solarman App?
  5. Suggest you get a professional to look at your setup, you appear to be walking down a dangerous pathway - putting fuses in an AC circuit??
  6. R12000 to rectify the first installers poor workmanship - wow. You are lucky the house didn't burn down. In this solar game there seem to be many chancers out there. As they say "Consumer beware!"
  7. My 5kW Sunsynk will only get to a max of 9.9A on each MPPT, one string running at about 280V and the other at about 350Vs - by the way, what program are you using to get all those voltage, amperage graphs.
  8. On my 5kW Sunsynk one doesn't even notice when switching during load shedding. Using 4.8kW on the UPS side is probably pushing the limit for a 5kW inverter
  9. No solar panels yet so CT coil will be doing nothing
  10. Had the same experience with them - daughter was standing outside the gate and a Elex Khanyisa bloke in a vehicle just hands her a bundle of papers and drives off. On reading one page says they could not gain access to the property to inspect what needs to be done - how pathetic and the city pays for these useless contractors. I still see fun and games with them coming up. Will keep posted.
  11. Thanks for the measurements; it sure looks huge compared to the small keypads used in the split systems in Jhb and Pretoria. Looks like they did a poor job leaving parts of the old meter there. But then Elex Khanyisa has poor reviews on their installations and cutting people off etc.
  12. I am due to go through this process soon and am busy doing major renovations with a new DB board etc; could you please tell me what are the dimensions of this pre paid key pad as need to make a facility for it. Thanks
  13. I only found this out after seeing the early morning electricity consumption on the new solar data logger.
  14. Non return valve on pump circulated system given up the ghost after a few years and hot water reverses into panels during the night. This will not happen with ordinary thermo geysers which have the panels below the geyser height. Non return valves available in SA do not like hot water
  15. If your installer recommended the setup you have then he is obliged to ensure that it works 100%. Insist that he sorts it out and trains you correctly on how the system works and how to monitor it through a smart phone or computer application.
  16. The DA in Cape Town wants you to go solar, but then try and go through their hoops and all to get permission to install and it is an effing joke or maybe they blaming covid for not being in the office to do their dam work. I pity the poor installers trying to make a living with all the red tape etc in the way. Similar trying to buy a car license - Zims here we come!!!
  17. Well then just switch your geyser off at the mains whilst you are on holiday
  18. Very neat installation. Is that a west east facing roof?
  19. Yes it detects reverse direction and then trips out.
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