Do you have a generator or battery bank at home to guard against load-shedding?

Do you have backup measures set up to safeguard against load-shedding?

  • Yes

    Votes: 50 49.0%
  • No

    Votes: 52 51.0%

  • Total voters
    102

thechamp

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#61
do what I did.

get a +-600w ups (+-30min)

1000w inverter or bigger

12vdc car battery (the bigger the capacity the better)

connect ups to mains & pc / laptop as normal

when power goes off - connect inverter to 12vdc battery

unplug mains from ups

connect inverter to ups mains input

the power from the ups is good enough for your pc / laptop etc.

my 12vdc 105amp battery gives me +-4hrs and I run my tv lamp / CRT tv / media player.
You mean deep cycle battery? very important that we use the correct terminology.
 

dabbler

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#62
I have a generator that hasn't run for 2 years. A major carburettor overhaul will most probably be needed to get that running again
 

thechamp

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#65
I have a generator that hasn't run for 2 years. A major carburettor overhaul will most probably be needed to get that running again
I have one that just cannot run no matter how much I crank it, I am a litle confused about the choke settings, what is worse is that it is not that old, I think I should dispose of it and get a proper key start one.
 

Sinbad

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#66
I have one that just cannot run no matter how much I crank it, I am a litle confused about the choke settings, what is worse is that it is not that old, I think I should dispose of it and get a proper key start one.
check fuel level, check fuel tap is open, choke to fully closed position, pull start, once it has run for 10-15 seconds, open choke all the way.
 

gertvanjoe

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#67
Humblebrag:I stay in a small town which gets its feed from the same line as the surrounding minds and thus don't get loadshed. The surrounding large towns all gets loadshed. Mwuhaha, Eskom loadshedding is boosting my property value
 
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#69
Nope, looking at different options, but it is not cheap...
See my offering (pic on the left)
This is specifically designed for power backup of your broadband routers (fibre or ADSL & Wi-Fi)
It's a low voltage unit (i.e. not an inverter UPS) so it's way more efficient (and less costly)
It will keep your system going for the whole day during a power outage.
Cost: R650 and will do the installation as well (Joburg area)
If you are interested I need to know which routers you are using..
 
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