How much were the batteries?So we 'upgraded' from a little inverter that only kept a few lights on + wifi, tv, etc to solar panels.
New setup is 6x Solar panels, and 4x 12V240Ah OPR Deep Cycle batteries and new inverter.
I don't know much about electricity, so the 'experts' did it for us and guided us on the ...
It's all functioning well, by lunch time today and yesterday the sun was shining and the eskom meter was spinning backwards as we generated much more than we consumed.
And then, just out of curiosity, decided to switch off the power at the eskom meter box to simulate loadshedding, to see what remains on and what's still off.
Surprisingly, almost everything was still powered, minus the oven and separate laundry room.. we thought they would just use the existing circuits that the old inverter used to the few important household items, but turns out the whole house was fully powered by the solar panels, including refrigerators.... but my question now....
Should we experience a power outage at night, no sun-assist, how quickly would those batteries run out? (say no one switches on the kettle)
Are batteries even advanced enough to be on same circuit as heavy appliances like 3x fridges and deep freeze box? Is it a mistake from the installers side perhaps?
Just a question. I'm still a touch paranoid from anything battery related.