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by robbymax
Sat May 02, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: My off grid home installation
Replies: 5
Views: 15309

Hi chris i use about 160 amps to 280 amps per day the system is off grid 60 % of the time but i keep an eye on the batteries and set the timer to top up on E7 if they get down so at worst i pay a little for E7 or nothing but from end of march to sept i am of grid. My hot water is 40 vac tubes, a sol...
by robbymax
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: My off grid home installation
Replies: 5
Views: 15309

My off grid home installation

My home has 18 Sanyo 210 watt panels, an 8 kW Studor inverter charger, 48 VOLT 800 AMPH Rolls 5000 battery bank, an outback 80 amp solar charge control and a management system which allows me to use economy 7 to top up the battery bank in the winter when I don't get enough sunshine to do the job so ...
by robbymax
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Battery Desulphating device
Replies: 9
Views: 9441

desulphation

the battery bank is 4 x 230amp deep cycle, 7 years old off my narrow boat, 3 in perfect condition, 1 used a lot of water on 3 cells after 1 charge gives good voltage under load but one cell gives a low SG reading any ideas
by robbymax
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Battery Desulphating device
Replies: 9
Views: 9441

Battery Desulphating device

Hi I would like to know if there are any members who has any knowledge practical or theoretical regarding desulphating large battery banks[/b]
by robbymax
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: These folk mean business !!
Replies: 14
Views: 29496

Send the pic/s to me "bvs.forums AT ntlworld.com" dont forget to replace the AT with the @ sign and I'll host them for you. ChrisB thanks Chris the system I have installed has taken about 3 years to get to were I am now there's still room for development the inverter is an 8kw pure sign w...
by robbymax
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: These folk mean business !!
Replies: 14
Views: 29496

if i could work out how to put a picture up i would show you my panels 18 x 210watt sanyo and 40 vac tubes for hot water. 2 years 5 months no problems and now my studer 8 kw inverter has just blown the power panel. new one costs £450 + transport £150 i am a bit pissed of with studer warranty i...
by robbymax
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: These folk mean business !!
Replies: 14
Views: 29496

got to get around them to maintain them

Looking at the asthetics of that install, it's a bit roppy IMO :( I fully support renewables but it looks untidy with the gaps etc. Solar tiles might have been better, and blended it in with the adjacent property. To encourage good uptake it needs to look good, blend in as best as possible, perform...
by robbymax
Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Solar Heating for Hot Water System
Replies: 29
Views: 51649

Three years later having spent £17,000 pounds the system is working fine. people spend £17,000 on a kitchen and it never pays you back and if you sell the house the new people dont like it and want a discount at least a solar system is an asset to the property and would help you get the askin...
by robbymax
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Solar Heating for Hot Water System
Replies: 29
Views: 51649

Enlarge Image Retail Price: £ 1,319.15 (excl. Vat) £ 1,550.00 (incl. Vat) pitched roof mounting kit twin coil hot water cylinder (up to172litre double insulated, grade3 with grade2 base) :-larger tanks incur additional cost Tdc3 solar controller circulation pump + isolation valves anti-syphon ...
by robbymax
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Solar Heating for Hot Water System
Replies: 29
Views: 51649

I own a battery vehicle a berlingo electrique I also own a battery home and I will tell you about it.Three years ago I started to get concerned about the rising cost of electricity. And using the internet I researched solar energy, and thought I would have a go at designing a system for my bungalow ...

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