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    Found this interesting... could this be why they offer a reduction in price if you hand in your old battery... At Ra over R2000 a replacement battery for your backup system... might be worn looking into this method.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYXx70MqJ-0
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    Hi all,

    First post here, just doing some research, and since this thread has seen a lot of activity, I hoped it was the right place to ask:

    I'm currently researching residential inverter installations in Cape Town, can anyone suggest someone?

    I’m basically looking for a one stop shop and solution, so I would appreciate any advice you could offer.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Greetings

    I do inverter installations in the Cape Town Area if you are interested you may contact me and I will gladly come and see you and advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanM View Post
    Greetings

    I do inverter installations in the Cape Town Area if you are interested you may contact me and I will gladly come and see you and advise.
    Hi there!

    I just sent you a PM; thanks!

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    LEAD CARBON BATTERY VS TROJANS

    Hi Andy,

    I installed a system based inspired by your write up in Feb 2015 with very similar specs using Axpert 3KV inverter and 4x Trojan T125s. As in your case the use was very minimal as ESKOM almost completely withdrew load shedding in East London. I find the system currently weak with regard to the expectations.I must confess that battery maintenance was poor as I checked the battery water levels only once that too after three years. The inverter is connected to the refrigerator and microwave in addition to the lights. Now with the refrigerator working it will be alive only for an hour or less but with minimal lights and fans it can do some 3 hours.Hence i am thinking of replacing the batteries. What is your opinion with regard to lead carbon vs existing trojan t 125s. Price wise i see no difference . Appreciate your input.

    Anyone with experience with lead carbon battery is welcome to share their view. Thanking in advance.

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    Hi AndyD. I am having constant loadshadding at mi area. I want to know how can I select the solar system for my house , , to supply tv and lights Nd a fridge if possible. I want to know the size of panel can get , the battery, inverter , controller.?

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    Sizing and specifying a solar system is something that needs a site visit to establish the load profile, where panels could be mounted and how efficient they're going to be with your roof angle and shading etc. You need to find someone in your area that has lots of experience in solar installations because there's no 'one size fits all' solution and many mistakes that can be made when designing these systems which usually work out very expensive. For that reason I'd strongly suggest you at least get professional advice before spending your money.

    Most respectable companies will visit your house, give you good advice and do a survey and quotation for free.

    Can I ask why you want a solar system rather than just a basic battery/inverter system that just charges from Eskom power? Also out of interest what kind of budget are you working with?
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