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  1. More progress. Battery is connected and most of the switch-over DB and Essential DB wiring is done. No wiring from Non-Essential DB (Grid feed to Inverter), nor any circuits moved from Non-Essential to Essential DB yet. I did switch on the Inverter from the Battery and it seems to work fine. Also connected a laptop via USB to it and established SolarPower comms.
  2. It's probably more trouble than it's worth, but that's part of the fun of doing it yourself. I might just also spray it black for dramatic effect
  3. That's why I call it an experiment for now The trunking is 80mm x 40mm, so hoping that will give me enough space. The longer end, stops against the wall, and the idea is to put glands on the top surface which faces the inverter. There's also the possibility of only attaching / fitting the bridge after the cable is in. (It will also be removable. The portion of the AC trunking lid below the bridge will be cut either side of the bridge and fixed to the bridge. That way it will be easy to remove and manipulate cable through)
  4. I'm experimenting with an alternative bridge that will cross the DC trunking over the AC trunking:
  5. If I may revive this thread. @Elbow I am busy installing an Infinisolar 3k+ (rebrand) inverter. I'm curious about the whole bonding topic. Are you still permanently bonding N&E on the inverter output ? I was thinking about using a non-latching relay switch (actuated by Grid present, with the Normally Closed contacts connected to Inverter Earth and Neutral) - This way when Grid is present the Relay is open and Inverter Earth+Neutral is not bonded, when Grid is off, Inverter Earth+Neutral is bonded. However, if a permanent bond is both safe and will pass CoC, it is definitely the easier
  6. On your points: 1) No it does not have such contacts. If this is required, I was thinking of using a Relay switch (activated by Grid, with the Normally Closed contacts connected to Inverter Earth and Neutral) - This way when Grid is present the Relay is open and Inverter Earth+Neutral is not bonded, when Grid is off, Inverter Earth+Neutral is bonded. This should accomplish the same, I think. I did want to test this first, because I thought it's also possible that the inverter does the bonding internally when required. 2) Yes, I bought a fused battery disconnector this morning. To be
  7. Thanks. There's a surge protector in the existing Non-Essential DB on the far right. I supposed I could easily add one to the Essential DB between the Main and Earth leakage, or should I rather add it in the Switch-over DB between the Inverter Breaker and the Change-over switch ? Yes, trunking will be separate. I just couldn't install it yet because I only received delivery of the battery today and therefore couldn't measure the trunking length. The DC Trunking will be below the AC trunking (the battery connectors are on the bottom right of the inverter. On this point, is i
  8. Spent a bit more time on the installation today. I installed all the conduit links to the DBs.
  9. I started the installation today. No wiring done yet.
  10. Thanks a lot for the feedback. Updated diagram. I do think it makes a bit more sense in so far as each DB have a more defined role.
  11. Initial wiring diagram I've put together. I would very much appreciate comments, corrections and suggestions.Thanks a lot.
  12. (Also posted on MyBroadband, but discussion is a bit slow) I'm about to start down the rabbit hole...My initial setup will be to beat loadshedding, but with the aim to include solar generation in the future.I already have an inverter which I bought last year on an impulse. It's a Soltra GTB3000 3KW Plus, which appears to be an Infinity Solar 3K+ rebrand/clone. Not much information available for this unit, but it seemed decent for the R6k I paid for it, so will see.With some searching I managed to find the user manual and software. It's still boxed, but I did test it briefly plugged into a
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