First Weekend Of Grid

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  1. Mickx

    Mickx Funster

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    Very impressed how the Solar / Invertor kept up with our demands - even senior management smiled as she used her GHD hair straightners. In fact she was so impressed she booked us into the Norfolk Motor home show (4 days off-grid).

    We are already reeping the benifits of our investment :)
     
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    How much solar and what battery capacity ?.

    Just being nosey, sorry can't help myself.

    Martin
     
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    240w up top and 200ah down bottom......plus a 2000 PSW inverter
     
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    Best part of 200A out of your 200Ah batteries and I bet you expect an hour's power.

    Well you will be disappointed. First you normally use only have the batter = 100Ah. Then that 200Ah is at something like 20A, hit it with 200A you can at least half it.

    So anything over 15 mins is a bonus.

    Just bit of a warning and a it would be good to know how it pans out in real life.
     
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    Google translate is not helping with that one.
     
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    Stand back. !!! I can speak. " Hilldweller"

    I think Brian is refering to using the Invertor at full load.

    :)


    ( I think ).
     
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    Yes, the usual warning that you can't treat a MH like a house.
     
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    Good points and noted - will be interesting to see how the seasons also impact performance
     
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    Dramatically, sometimes you need to accept that the chance of putting anything more than an amp back in are pretty low for the next few day so just stay away from the inverter and nurse the batteries through the dark days, when the sun is bouncing off the solar panels you can give it all a bit more stick.

    Martin
     
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