Power cuts

Discussion in 'Power cuts' started by PAT, 16 Jan 2008.

  1. PAT

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    hi guys and gals hope u all had a good christmas and new year, and are are all ready for a heavy year with eishkom's power cuts.
    I have heard about a smaller electric generator which is plugged into a normal 220V and kicks in when there is a power cut and runs for average 5 hrs and when the power is on again it recharges. Has anyone heard or seen about it they are about R4000 and are suitable for the tanks. My father has only seen them in Jhb not in Dbn.
     
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  3. Warr7207

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    Sounds like a UPS or invertor system
     
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    Sounds more like a UPS than a generator. A generator per definition does not run off of batteries, but on some other fuel.
     
  5. LikesFish

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    :) You beat me by a couple of seconds.
     
  6. Warr7207

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    Hey Hey :lol::lol:
     
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    Hi Pat - welcome back to you to.... And thanks for the well wishes.

    Could you please get more information from your dad on EXACTLY what this unit is (name, brand, where can it be bought, technical specs, how much can it carry (wattage wise), etc)????

    I would help greatly. Many thanks.
     
  8. PAT

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    jacques i shall do asap
     
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    good to have you back PAT!
    im thinking of rather investing in a large UPS rather than a Gennie.
    maybe Preshan can tell us about his UPS,from what ive seen,he's is huge
     
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    sounds interesting pat! please give us more info
     
  12. Warr7207

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    Nice setup, you were running 3 tanks on your system. Would you suggest the same UPS but less batteries for a tank setup.
     
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    I just orered a Yamaha gennie for R7100...5500w and the guy recons it will run my tank no problem at all...even the chiller (1hp)
     
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    Only problem SIMS - you still HAVE TO BE AT HOME to start your Yammie ;-)
     
  15. calvin

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    good investment sims
     
  16. Warr7207

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    and the auto switching unit plus connection will cost you another R8 to 10K
     
  17. SIMS

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    No No boys...I ALWAYS have someone at home...I work about 2 mins from the house so I first get a call from whoever is at home (GF, Maid, Gardener) and then ADT. When I'm away my gardener is on duty 24/7. I will buy a small ups to run my return pump in the event that that all fails...
     
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    Good man! In that case - VERY GOOD BUY! ;-)
     
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    Another question I want to add to Warr's question - are they batteries normal cycle or deep cycle?
     
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    The UPS, is that only to regulate the power from the batteries then?
     
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