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25 minutes ago, thebob said:

Finally! Super stoked

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Luuuurve it! A thing of exceptional beauty. I spent four and a half hours of joy down and through the valley and along the coast on my beloved Cannondale HT today and I'd be inclined to spend a load more time on that beauty. Fully deserves a couch photo. Congrats!

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Victron Multiplus 12/500.

 

System in the house is now fully automatic 👍

 

Which means the home inverter is now in the garage .... next step is a larger PV panel ... then charging the ebike batteries directly from the sun 🌞

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53 minutes ago, ChrisF said:

Victron Multiplus 12/500.

 

System in the house is now fully automatic 👍

 

Which means the home inverter is now in the garage .... next step is a larger PV panel ... then charging the ebike batteries directly from the sun 🌞

Did you fit yourself? Keen to see your setup once done

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19 minutes ago, Meezo said:

Did you fit yourself? Keen to see your setup once done

The Victron Multiplus is about as plug and play as it gets 👍

 

It comes with 220V input and output plugs.  These are used to make purpose fit leads.

 

The only other connection is to the battery.  I always add a fuse in this line.

 

Not sure where to connect the earth wire to .... will get my sparkie friend to advise on this.

 

All the dip.switch settings are as needed. 👍

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I had the battery box from the previous setup.

 

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I bolted the unit to the side of the box, spaced away from the box to ensure maximum ventilation for cooling.

 

 

This is just a large UPS, with one very big difference .... the fast charge rate of the gel battery ensures the system is ready for multiple loadsheds in a single day.

 

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9 hours ago, ChrisF said:

The Victron Multiplus is about as plug and play as it gets 👍

 

It comes with 220V input and output plugs.  These are used to make purpose fit leads.

 

The only other connection is to the battery.  I always add a fuse in this line.

 

Not sure where to connect the earth wire to .... will get my sparkie friend to advise on this.

 

All the dip.switch settings are as needed. 👍

Screenshot_20210610-214506_Gallery.jpg.4ef087b2adfcc4ff473f04bf8fe77389.jpg

 

I had the battery box from the previous setup.

 

Screenshot_20210610-214510_Gallery.jpg.0acf06c2bb7429744a000fc7e80c1f0e.jpg

 

I bolted the unit to the side of the box, spaced away from the box to ensure maximum ventilation for cooling.

 

 

This is just a large UPS, with one very big difference .... the fast charge rate of the gel battery ensures the system is ready for multiple loadsheds in a single day.

 

What all does it power in the house?

and survives the 2hr plus loadshedding schedule?

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3 hours ago, MajG said:

What all does it power in the house?

and survives the 2hr plus loadshedding schedule?

This system powers the tv and wifi.  Working from home I connect my pc with dual screen to this as well.

 

Even during a 2 and a half hour loadshed it uses less than 50% of the battery.

 

As it is a gel battery with a 15A charger it is back to 90% before the second loadshed of the day.

 

The key parameters for me was that I want a pure sine wave for the electronics, AND fast charging so that multiple loadsheds in one day does not hurt the battery.  

 

It works so well that my wife only knows of loadshedding when she want to make coffee .... and then she has the otpion of using the kettle on the gas stove. :thumbup:

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9 minutes ago, ChrisF said:

This system powers the tv and wifi.  Working from home I connect my pc with dual screen to this as well.

 

Even during a 2 and a half hour loadshed it uses less than 50% of the battery.

 

As it is a gel battery with a 15A charger it is back to 90% before the second loadshed of the day.

 

The key parameters for me was that I want a pure sine wave for the electronics, AND fast charging so that multiple loadsheds in one day does not hurt the battery.  

 

It works so well that my wife only knows of loadshedding when she want to make coffee .... and then she has the otpion of using the kettle on the gas stove. :thumbup:

Here I'm thinking the only thing that needs powering on is the coffee machine 🙃

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On 6/6/2021 at 8:42 PM, Patchelicious said:

Not mine and I didn’t purchase it, but Oupa Patch bought Baby Patch his first bike today!

 

 

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R150k surely. Anything less than R100k and I will have to get one.

 

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10 minutes ago, M L said:

I had to go look.

R18,000 - WTH! 

Stellenbosch Specialized had two in stock a few weeks back .... wonder how many is left ...

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