Here's my Inverter setup. With pics!

Discussion in 'Power cuts' started by Matt, 14 Mar 2008.

  1. Matt

    Matt MASA Contributor

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    Ok client of mine set this up for me, works a treat!

    200W Invertor, 2 Batteries, and a Relay. Relay switches on as soon as power trips. It also switches itself off so batteries don't drain too low, however it can easily keep my setup running for the estimated 4 hour load shedding times.

    Only thing to do is take of that masking tape and plug that wire into the battery and the relay will kick in ;)
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    Closer shot, all put together nice and neatly in a waterproof container!
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    2 pin plug which goes into the wall:
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    2 x 3 pin plugs which I plug my essentials into (pumps, heater etc)
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    Here's the final product, peace of mind...
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    Very neat and compact
     
  4. Brucemg

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    Hi Matt

    Great setup, my colleague has also suggest this only diff he suggest deltec battery longer amp hour rating. I have not responded much to this thread as Ive seen what you suggest is exactly the same as what I would have. But yes it looks great. Have you tested it yet?
     
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    Matt Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Yes, been running it today. It's run my pumps and heater (on intermittently in this weather - raining here) for 3.5 hours and counting ;)
     
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    Rory Admin MASA Contributor

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    How do you recharge the batteries?
     
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    Matt Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    As soon as power comes back on the batteries will recharge.
     
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    Matt, you've ordered mine yet ?;)
     
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    Warr: Check your PM
     
  10. Puppy

    Puppy Lives for SPS

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    Matt what does a setup like this cost in total
    It's very neatly put together btw.
     
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    Matt Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    I paid R850 -through a friend tho, so probably just a bit more than this... Nice and neat yes :thumbup:
     
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    Matt Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Woohoo been running on the inverter for 4 hours now still going strong! ;)
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    nice man.gotta invest in one of those.not too badly priced either!
     
  14. Matt

    Matt Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    6 hours and still going strong! :)
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    wow,that really is good!!!let us know when it dies
     
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    hey mate i think i mite take one let me now
     
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    yeah seems to be a great investment,espescially here in SA lol
     
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    Deff a good investment you no the boss of eskom told the guy switch of the lights before you go home he switched of the whole fu............. south africa hey we living in africa
     
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    :rofl:
     
  20. lIghty

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    Very Neat!

    Won't the heat build up inside the box?

    Are those 7ah Batteries? What size (wattage) and make pump are you running? Is that a True/Pure sine wave invertor or a modified/simulated wave?
     
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    Looks good, and clearly works a treat.:thumbup: :peroni:

    Any chance of a component list?:whistling:
     
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