1. F

    Inverter maintenance - Must I turn it on from time to time?

    Thanks to Covid-19 the economy is down the drain and we haven't had any load shedding for a while. As winter is around the corner, it looks like loadshedding will restart in the near future so I would hate to have dead batteries or something. Because of the downturn, my inverter has not turned...
  2. J

    Solar requirements for my house

    Good Day, I would like to know what i would require if i would like to make all my light in my house run off a solar system. Panel size Amount of panels Charge controller size Battery bank Inverter Size All lights are LED lights. 30 W Lights are outdoor lights that run average 12 Hours at...
  3. ActivateD

    My on grid-tie system

    As promised I said I will do a post about moving most of my house onto solar and battery. This is phase 1 and I will be doing phase 2 and maybe phase 3 next year. For phase 1 my requirements were simply and here are the list of things I wanted to be on solar/battery: All lights (including flood...
  4. M

    I'm looking at getting a pure sine wave inverter but looking for recommendations first.

    Hi, first off I'm not technical at all but am trying to find a way to power my husband's CPAP machine (for sleep apnea), and 2 standing fans. As far as I know CPAP machines require pure sine wave and fans respond better to this as well. So I'm looking at getting this: Axpert Type Pure Sine...
  5. O

    Solar battery to use

    Hi I hope you're all well. Please help me with advice. With Eskom 18 months loadshedding coming I'm considering getting solar battery to connect as backup for lights, tv's and laptop's. How much battery AH do I need to keep going for 4 hours? I intend to switch off fridges and not use electric...
  6. K

    Hybrid Inverter System

    Good day, All I would like some advice on a Solar System. I've researched some solutions and have narrowed it down to a Hybrid Inverter System which will suit my needs. I, in turn, don't have enough knowledge on which hybrid inverter would be a good choice for me. The system I'll like to...
  7. F

    Using inverter as UPS

    Good day I need some help in using my inverter as a ups please see attached image how I have connected the wiring to the 8 Pin replay DPDT. It's a mce jqx-10f relay I have wired the main power to 2 and 7 for the coil. I have bridge 7 and 8 Neutral from main and added the 12v negative wire from...
  8. W

    Inverter nightmare

    Bought an Ellie's 1200w inverter which includes 2 batteries. Searched for an electrician and found one recommended by friends. He said he knows what to do. He put in an extra distribution box and related the plugs through there. First time I switched on the washing machine everything tripped...
  9. T

    [Sale] RCT 2000VA Line Interactive UPS

    Item name: RCT 2000VA Line Interactive UPS - 1200 W, LED display - SA Plug Socket Age and condition: 3 year - Great condition refreshed batteries last month Do you include packaging: No Warranty: No Reason for selling: House is now on backup power Price: R1 000 Negotiable: Yes Location: Sandton...
  10. RedViking

    Mecer 2400VA Inverter (Community Support)

    This Thread is for the Mecer Inverter only. My personal opinion on the unit: Seeing that there are lots of question and in lots if threads, here is my review/input on the Mecer Inverter. Instead of reposting I'll just reference here. I'll add more info soon. This should give you an idea what...
  11. M

    Load shedding assistance - conversion to solar in the long term

    Thanks for all the contributions with regards to the load shedding posts on the various forums I would like to find a solution that could meet by 400kWh monthly requirements by firstly getting an inverter and batteries to sort out the load shedding periods for my lights,etc and then to move on...
  12. RedViking

    How to choose the right generator for loadshedding in 2019

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  13. S

    Inverter to DB - Diagram attached

    Hi all , been reading some of the threads on hooking up my new Mecer 3KvA/3000w inverter to my DB but want to run this past the experts here. I will have my electrician do the installation but I need to understand what he will be doing. Please excuse the diagram - my field of work is far far...
  14. T

    Axpert inverters any good?

    Hi All, Are the Axpert inverters any good? It seems they are a Chinese rebrand by Rectron so it hard to find any reviews of them. I like how they integrate grid tie solar as well as battery backup options. My concern is that they will burn out in 4-5 years and it would have make more sense...
  15. M

    Inverter Welder

    Hi all Given the mirage of black Friday deals - I have been wanting a DIY welding machine for sometime. I want to construct a few small stands and also a driveway gate (wooden panels and metal frame). I noticed a ryobi inverter welder 140amp for sale for about 699. I have done an appy course...
  16. S

    InfiniSolar 10Kw 3Phase grid tie inverter

    Item name (be very descriptive): InfiniSolar 10Kw 3Phase grid tie inverter Age and condition: Used about 4 weeks Do you include packaging: No Warranty: Yes Reason for selling: Upgraded to 16KW inverter Price: R42,000 Negotiable: Yes Location: Dalpark Ext 1, Gauteng Shipping or...
  17. M

    Basic Setup Required

    Hello, I need a basic setup where I will need a solar panel and also a battery, but will never pull 220V - only be using the 12V from the battery. I'll basically need it for a few LED lights and thinking of connecting the gate motor to this setup also. What would be needed for a setup...
  18. C

    Long lasting inverter

    I just bought a powerstash inverter. Anyone have any experience with this inverter?
  19. M

    Using an inverter and battery charger on the same battery at the same time

    Hi All So heres my issue. I bought a goldstone inverter ( and didn't do my research very well. I thought it would charge the battery and then swap over to the battery when load shedding kicks in. Evidently it...
  20. S

    A real conundrum! Lend me your ears!

    I think that this is a question for an electrician rather than a nerd, but with a bit of luck, someone out there is a bit of both and can help me with this extremely frustrating problem. Some background points to be aware of: 1.) I have 10mb ADSL and have had it for a few years now. 2.)...