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Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Post by jonescg » Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 10:52

T1 Terry wrote:
Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 10:38

You can even set 3 of the inverters up to provide 3 phase power if you want and double up on the number of inverters on the single phase you want to power the rest of the house from, so a mix and match approach is quite possible. Each inverter has an 80 amp max output MPPT controller built in and additional 60 amp output controllers can be added as required.

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Yeah I know the ones - they look solid but I don't have the real estate on the wall of the house unfortunately - otherwise they are a good option.
I'm confident the GW5000-ES inverter can work, provided almost all of the loads are on the same phase as the inverter. I'm happy to have the shed on its own 32 A, single phase supply off the grid since I rarely put big loads on that circuit. It would be a good sport for a 32 A EV charger, and just charge the car on a simple 10 or 15 A supply most nights.
So long as there's about 6 kW of PV I can shift some loads to the middle of the day.
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Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Post by jonescg » Sat, 20 Apr 2019, 12:25

Hi Everyone,

I plan on selling this Power Cabinet as I really can't use it in a household situation (bit daggy really). It stores an honest 8 kWh.

Happy to sell the cabinet complete for $2000 ONO. Doesn't include the inverter as that's not mine, but it can include the charger if you need it.
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Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Post by T1 Terry » Wed, 24 Apr 2019, 18:54

Hmmmm...... If I'd known that was the price, I would have bought it while we were over there and found a spot in the Hino some where so we could bring them home. Freight would probably make it prohibitive now, the premium on shipping lithium batteries is the killer.

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Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Post by jonescg » Wed, 24 Apr 2019, 19:09

T1 Terry wrote:
Wed, 24 Apr 2019, 18:54
Hmmmm...... If I'd known that was the price, I would have bought it while we were over there and found a spot in the Hino some where so we could bring them home. Freight would probably make it prohibitive now, the premium on shipping lithium batteries is the killer.

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I believe we did discuss it in the shed, but your other half indicated something along the lines of "You already have enough batteries Terry!" :P
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Post by jonescg » Wed, 24 Apr 2019, 19:10

By the way, shipping to SA might be about $200 by road freight.
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Re: jonescg's home battery storage system

Post by jonescg » Thu, 09 May 2019, 10:34

I ended up buying Rob Dean's AVASS battery for my home storage needs, using the proceeds from the sale of my PowerCabinet.

Since it will be a while before I am ready to install it, I put them all in parallel and started charging at about 18 amps and 3.7 volts.

I would check the voltage periodically and adjust down as they approached the maximum set point. Eventually I had a 7300 Ah cell at 3.54 volts.

Now there should be no trouble with maintaining balance on this pack.
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