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    Interdict sought against powership deal

    Those two lines are sort of saying the same thing, since the power lost is P²R/V² Increasing the voltage Is simply the best compromise, since the power lost decreases relative to the square of the voltage. While it does mean that thinner conductors can be used, the resistance is less of a...
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    The Battery Thread (Solar / Inverter)

    Would 2x Mecer 200Ah @ R6.3k each be a better option than 2x Hubble S-100 @ R5k each ? I don't need the extra capacity provided by the Mecers, but it does leave some room for lower discharge or future expansion. If I purchased the Mecer batteries I would also need a larger cabinet, which seems...
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    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    Any opinions on the following for a basic loadshedding backup for a home office: Synapse Offgrid Inverter 2.4kW 24V DC, 1000W MPPT Oliter 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle Gel Battery x2
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    Hardware Bargains - Open Thine Wallet

    Anker Powercore III Sense 10k A1231H11 Power Bank (10000 mAh)(Black)
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    Worth repairing an HDMI cable? and where?

    2.54mm HDMI Male 19P Plug Breakout Terminals Solderless Connector With Black Cover 20-26AWG While you could fit a replacement connector, I'm not sure if it would be worth the effort. I doubt this connector would give you 4k etc. Having said that, we had a boardroom table with a female HDMI...
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    Advice needed: Best/Fastest laptop max 15k

    Some of the best laptops I've owned have been HPs, it really just depends on which range you buy. What is your definition of best? You're going to pay more for something with good build and average specs than a flimsy "high end" laptop. Here's a similar thread from a few weeks ago...
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    2017 Kia Picanto (3rd Gen)

    Infotainment systems and looks are seemingly more important than safety in South Africa. It's actually really disappointing when you look at how Kia/Hyundai skimp on safety features in SA and how poorly some of the cars we get here perform in crash tests. What's the point of a "crossover"...
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    Optimate or C-Tek car battery charger?

    Just over 12V with the car running doesn't seem right, turn on all lights, demister etc and test again. If the voltage drops any further you definitely have an issue.
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    Musica shuts down

    Sounds a lot like what Dion Wired , I.C. (remember their huge store in Canal Walk that replace the Science centre?), Edgars etc have done. The folks at the top are seemingly unable to change with the times.
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    Looking for a New Laptop

    So many many people buy an entry level/consumer laptop from the likes of I.C. with a terrible screen or poor build quality and then they're disappointed in the brand as a whole when it doesn't live up to expectations. You can't go wrong with Dell or HP if you buy something like an XPS or...
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    Advice on first car

    Draw up a shortlist then get insurance quotes for all of them. It's going to be a large part of your monthly costs, so it could be a factor in your decision if there's a large difference between models.
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    Hyundai Creta Push Button Start

    Even if you could have it retrofitted, just think of the potential costs. You'd need to replace the keys for a start, iirc about a year ago a replacement key for a Tucson was over R5k.
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    MTN Black Friday Discussions

    I'm on the BF 2018 60+60GB deal, what's the easiest way to upgrade to one these? Can you add voice bundles?
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    MTN Black Friday Discussions

    Mine is R456, so it seems it's not even consistent.
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    @Tweebeenvis If your company thinks that is a reasonable salary then you're probably massively underpaid or overworked.
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    FNB credit card interest rate

    That's ridiculously low, my CC interest rate is 10.75%, but my home loan rate is 5.75%. It doesn't really matter to me, but I should probably ask for a review.
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    Buying my first house

    Make sure you shop around when applying for your homeloan and play them off against each other, a lower interest rate will save you a staggering amount of money. There will be many unexpected expenses, make sure you have a reasonable amount of money saved/available. Things like moving, replacing...
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    Tips to Boost your eBucks - 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021

    I applied for a bond last year, not through nav->home and was pleasantly surprised to receive eB96k a few months later.
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    MTN Can't Provide ITC Number On New Phone

    Something similar happened to me with Vodacom a few years ago. My phone needed to be repaired, but somehow they had no record of it despite an active contract and the IMEI number being on said contract. The "helpful" consultant didn't even bother to report back on this leaving me to follow up.