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Beginner level, CoC, Safety -

  Once your solar PV or backup system has been installed, it’s important to ensure that a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) is issued. What is it and why do you need it?   Basically, this document checks that the electrician who performed the installation has complied with the rules and regulations that are in place to assure a safe installation.   Insurance As the property owner, you are responsible for the safety of the electrical installation on your property in...

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Beginner level, Inverters, Medium level, Sizing, Victron -

There are plenty of options available when it comes to selecting an inverter. Inverters vary in size, efficiency, performance, and capabilities. So what’s the best solution for you? The key questions you have to answer are the following:   Do you have a single phase or three-phase electricity supply? Do you want back-up power from a battery? What is the size of your solar panel array? How much power are your appliances using?   What is an inverter? An inverter...

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Batteries, Lithium -

A Lithium battery is often the most expensive element in a solar installation, and as a battery is a long term investment, it is important to take into account all aspects of a battery before buying. There are a number of parameters that are important to consider when buying batteries, for example:   Voltage and capacity charge / discharge rate (C-rate) Depth of Discharge (DoD%) Life span, warranty and (local) back-up support Expandability Mounting other Voltage and Capacity The Voltage of a...

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Advanced level, Cables, communication, How to connect, Victron -

Victron Communication Cables – What to use Where? - This blog contains a selection of commonly used communication cable types as used in Victron inverter - charger systems.

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