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Then you have a faulty heating element.You want his earth leakage to trip all the time?
Then you have a faulty heating element.
I have literally never experienced a problem with a geyser protected on an earth leakage ever on an installation done correctly by the book.
But hey if you want to go against what every single expert on the subject currently say you must do be my guest.
And if you feel it's morally ok to give out advice on the internet that could potentially kill someone following your advice then it's on you.
Correct new addition to SANS 10142The EL requirement for geysers is a new one, Gyesers have in and out of E/L protection a few times. Most houses built in the 70/80's were NOT fed via the E/L, So one can't read this in isolation without verifying when the houses were built and what the regulations were then.
So, please as you seem to have the latest copy of the regulations could you check what the regs say about which regulations were in force at the time the structure was built.
As well as what clause 6.13 states.
I wanted something that I could run my lights (all led now), tvs, router, etc.
How much can your inverter support?Oh how I am so glad I got everything sorted at the start of the month. kept simulating load shedding to see if everything worked. Then the real thing started.
What worries me now is when we go into Stage 5 and we get a 5:00 block and 2 x 2:30 of load shedding in a day. My batteries will dip below 50% dod in less than 5 hours. Maybe time to get those solar panels sooner.
On solar panels, a friend was asking me about inverters. I suddenly realised that some 3kv hybrid inverters can only accommodate 600w of pv, while others can accommodate 1500w. 600 is fine for a 500w load when the panels are performing at their best. If the load increases to 1000v then you start using battery reserves.
And a final note, what is the feeling on using a battery balancer? Is it worth the R1200?
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What kind of battery balancer would you recommend ? Please link the specific component . ThanksDo you have copies of the discharge curves for the batteries? That should help you decide in how deep you can allow the DOD to go to. Conventional wisdom states that the DOD should never fall below 20%.
Battery balancing is a technique to ensure that each battery in a string discharges equally. Battery balancing extends the life cycles of batteries. It can pay for itself quite quickly. Battery balancing also helps detect issues you may have with any cabling and connections. So I would go for it, bearing in mind the investment cost of batteries. The more expensive the batteries the more important battery balancing becomes.