Mini UPSs and compact battery banks can help to keep you online during load-shedding

Johand

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Does anybody here have an Ellies Cube Mini that can share practical experience? It looks like a winner.
 

Other Pineapple Smurf

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Don't have the Ellies buy the Generic Mini DC UPS (32.56Wh) which gives me 3-4 hours on my ONT & Vodacom Router so will be interesting to hear how long the Ellies last.
 

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Quick & easy off-the-shelf DIY solution:

Get to Outdoor Warehouse & buy a Battery Buddy for R 449,00

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The battery comes separate (they are expensive on this you can get is cheaper somewhere else)

7.2 AMP/HR BATTERY

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Depending on your modem/ONT etc. you may need one or two of these LUMENO DC MALE PLUGS for R 19,00

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One of the best & most reliable fokof Eskom solutions, the camping guys have used this setup for ages to light up and electrify their campsites.
 
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r00igev@@r

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Quick & easy off-the-shelf DIY solution:

Get to Outdoor Warehouse & buy a Battery Buddy for R 449,00

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The battery comes separate (they are expensive on this you can get is cheaper somewhere else)

7.2 AMP/HR BATTERY

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Depending on your modem/ONT etc. you may need one or two of these LUMENO DC MALE PLUGS for R 19,00

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One of the best & most reliable fokof Eskom solutions, the camping guys have used this setup for ages to light up and electrify their campsites.
I have blown two routers by stuffing up the polarity.
 
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elf_lord_ZC5

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Assuming MTN Supersonic stays up during load shedding, what will I need to keep a B618, Shield TV Pro, a Computer monitor, and JBL 2 Soundbar going for 2 1/2 hours.

Assumptions:

B618 = 6amp
Shield = 8amp
Monitor = 30amp
Soundbar 15amp

So around 60amp, I would think.

Feel, that sounds, about right, or am I off the mark somewhere.
 
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rh1

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Quick & easy off-the-shelf DIY solution:

Get to Outdoor Warehouse & buy a Battery Buddy for R 449,00

View attachment 1174156

The battery comes separate (they are expensive on this you can get is cheaper somewhere else)

7.2 AMP/HR BATTERY

View attachment 1174158
Depending on your modem/ONT etc. you may need one or two of these LUMENO DC MALE PLUGS for R 19,00

View attachment 1174152
One of the best & most reliable fokof Eskom solutions, the camping guys have used this setup for ages to light up and electrify their campsites.
My router is 9volt, so I went for this:


For the Fiber ONT I use this:

The only thing is that both don't come with power supply so you have to buy that separately. So far so good, it last the 2 x 2hours load shedding we get during Stage 2. It is permanently plugged in.

It is a perfect solution for the less technically inclined. You cannot mess it up. Power from adaptor goes in, power from battery to router/ONT.

I decided to use two powerbanks as I want it too last as long as possible.
 

rh1

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I am considering something like this:


As it will allow me to keep my monitor on during loadshedding. I would like to know for that amount, is there a better option?
 

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I have blown two routers but stuffing up the polarity.
... which explains my concerns about opening and connecting the fibre CPE directly to a 12V mini-ups supply.

Should I worry ?
 

rh1

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I love how 4 of those UPS are all the same design, just vastly different prices! Just go for the cheapest one...
Just for other readers clarity, the 4 he is referring to are all the same size:

(32.56Wh)​

 

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I have tree of these , they replace your power supply and have a decent display that shows the power being drawn all the time , connect and forget it, it just works .(it also shows the amount of power left with four bars)
 
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