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I'm looking for an inverter to run my fridge + alarm system+ internet (router + fibre line) + 2 to 3 plugs that will supply lamps and have been quoted R35 000 for the below:

  • 1 x SKVA Inverter
  • 4 x 105 A/Hour Batteries
  • Battery Cabinet
  • Earth Leakage + main Breaker
  • Trunking and consumables


Has anyone recently fitted an inverter?
If so, what sort of price range did you pay?
Please share your supplier details with me if you can?

Also, please indicate what was the overall quality of fitment and after sales experience?

thanks in advance

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A DC solution is a lot simpler. Your alarm system will already have a battery installed (typically a 7Ah SLA battery) If this isn't providing enough backup I suggest you replace the 7Ah battery with 18Ah. The recharging will take longer after a power outage but worry about that as and when..)

As far as broadband internet backup this unit will keep your system going for the whole day (8hrs) https://pupups.co.za/ Price is R850

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7 hours ago, powerhungry said:

Yes, that's correct. Mainly to have access to the internet and enable my alarm to remain on.

Is there anyone you know that can quote on a DC solution?

If you're mainly after Internet, consider buying a dual deep cycle UPS trolley, such as the Ellies and Mecer trolleys you can find at most major retailers for about R10k. I used one for load shedding so my wife and I can power out two laptops with extra monitors, all the lights in the house and the home cinema. 

We could power this for up to five hour stretches without any issues. Thats the longest we tested and the UPS claimed it was around 50%. I have no idea how accurate it is. It was simple and cheap and any electrician can wire up a couple of red UPS plugs at key points and move the lights to the UPS. It served us very well until we upgraded to a full solar solution.

 

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1 hour ago, Paul Greeff said:

If you're mainly after Internet, consider buying a dual deep cycle UPS trolley, such as the Ellies and Mecer trolleys you can find at most major retailers for about R10k. I used one for load shedding so my wife and I can power out two laptops with extra monitors, all the lights in the house and the home cinema. 

We could power this for up to five hour stretches without any issues. Thats the longest we tested and the UPS claimed it was around 50%. I have no idea how accurate it is. It was simple and cheap and any electrician can wire up a couple of red UPS plugs at key points and move the lights to the UPS. It served us very well until we upgraded to a full solar solution.

 

Simple and cheap? A DC solution will be a fraction of R10k!

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