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Zerc

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  1. Non-essentials will still be powered by the batteries except if the grid goes down then they will not be powered at all, I have my geysers, stove and pool-pump on the non essential side. I have a 8kW Deye that has been running for about 6 months so far and has save me about 5.4MWh of electricity. It is very configurable and I can't think of anything that I would like it to do that it doesn't
  2. I can confirm this, I originally had the USB RS485 adapter with the bare circuit board as mentioned in Luminous' post above and I had no issues. I then upgraded to the R30.00 adapter from microrobotics that jacauc was using and I had issues with it so I'm back to the original adapter.
  3. Yes, I think the meter will stop spinning but power will still go into the grid.
  4. I don't think your meter will run backwards. There is a little symbol on the face of your meter that looks like a gear with a ratchet, I believe this means the meter will only turn forward.
  5. I have it on both and it seems to be working fine. I am using the SOLARMAN Smart app on Andriod .
  6. This link should allow you to access the Solarman data from a web browser, just use the same credentials you used for the app https://home.solarmanpv.com/login
  7. I was thinking about going full PV originally but that seemed more like a large once-off expense which is why I was thinking of the evacuated tube setup. After seeing the replies I agree that a full PV setup is better and I will probably go with that.
  8. I am starting to look at switching to solar power as much as I can in the next few months and was hoping somebody can give me some advice. I am thinking of starting with a simple EV tube solar panel setup for one of my two 150l geysers. Because I am planing to go PV solar at a later stage I want to reserve all the north face roofing area for the PV panels. This then leaves either the east facing or west facing roof for the EV tubes. One installer said the panel must go on the west side but I would prefer east for the following reason/assumption - once I have a PV system most of the electricity usage from the panels will be in the morning due to recharging the batteries, washing clothes, ironing, etc and in the afternoon the PV panels will probably have spare capacity that can now be used to assist with the geyser heating. With west facing EV tubes the geyser will not get any heat in the morning unless I want to use Eskom power which I would obviously prefer not to. Are there any flaws in my reasoning with installing the EV tubes on east facing roof or should I rather listen to the installer and use the west facing roof? Also would it be a good idea to replace the current element with a lower rated one so that if I do heat they geyser with PV electricity I have more 'spare' power available for other tasks even though the water will take longer to heat. Thanks for you advice.
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