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

Thor

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Does anyone have a dbg (uniterm direct) pricelist for me?
 

bwana

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Does anybody here have an Ellies Cube Mini that can share practical experience? It looks like a winner.
I like the look of it as well.

I'm also wondering if it will (trickle) charge my laptop.
 

rrh

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Don't buy out all the stock I need!!!:laugh:
You guy earn too much, as opposed to retired little-old-me :crying::)

A price comparison of the UltraLAN 60W 1.6AH gives the following

Takealot R1185 (free delivery)
GeeWiz R1250 (free delivery)
UniTerm R1183.35 + R86.25 (delivery) = R1269.60
 

r00igev@@r

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You guy earn too much, as opposed to retired little-old-me :crying::)

A price comparison of the UltraLAN 60W 1.6AH gives the following

Takealot R1185 (free delivery)
GeeWiz R1250 (free delivery)
UniTerm R1183.35 + R86.25 (delivery) = R1269.60
I pick up from the warehouse and then also buy the ready made cables extra.
 

wingnut771

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You guy earn too much, as opposed to retired little-old-me :crying::)

A price comparison of the UltraLAN 60W 1.6AH gives the following

Takealot R1185 (free delivery)
GeeWiz R1250 (free delivery)
UniTerm R1183.35 + R86.25 (delivery) = R1269.60
Isn't uniterm price ex VAT?
 

das Toktokken

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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.
Your amp measurements are out of whack. Check the Power Supply for each and look at the output current rating.
 

wingnut771

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Your amp measurements are out of whack. Check the Power Supply for each and look at the output current rating.
and even then that's not accurate as those are max ratings and are usually nowhere near that, so better to use a killawatt.
 

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I got this for my notebook and it is stunning:

ZMI PowerPack No20 - 25000mAh/2xUSB-C/1x USB-A/210W PD Power Bank

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das Toktokken

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and even then that's not accurate as those are max ratings and are usually nowhere near that, so better to use a killawatt.
That depends. What you want is to prepare for worst case scenario. Killawatt is good for at a glance measurements but consumption may vary.
 

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I got one of these from Incredible. Easily lasts our 2 and a half hour loadsheddings.

 

wingnut771

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That depends. What you want is to prepare for worst case scenario. Killawatt is good for at a glance measurements but consumption may vary.
That's what I'm saying, measure over 2-3 hours, which will give you the Wh capacity needed. But I guess its R500 which could go towards bigger storage. Also, I think an inverter is better for his situation powering sound bars etc.
 

x7razor

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i have one of these below units that I modded and added a Lithium battery instead of a normal LA battery. Busy with another one for my cameras and DVR :).

This is powering my Voip Phone, Edgerouter, Unfi AC AP (POE), Mikrotik Router (POE) and the fibre ONT without issues LOL I can't even remember when I last checked it never had downtime yet. Only time the devices went down was for the occasional firmware/software updates.
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Second one i am modding first one looks the same
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