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Energy/Electricity Storage and Use/Grid Connection => Off-Grid, Batteries & Inverters => Topic started by: Clive F on August 26, 2015, 04:47:55 PM



Title: Dual electric circuits: Mains & Solar?
Post by: Clive F on August 26, 2015, 04:47:55 PM
Has anyone with an off-grid electricity source ever wired up their house with dual circuits & sockets, thus enabling some devices to use solar/off-grid and some to use mains/on-grid sources?

E.g. An electric oven/hob to use mains, and a fridge to use solar.

Or has anyone considered it? Is it something worth doing, or does it indicate a lack of commitment?

Pros & Cons?

Perhaps one can even get dedicated dual power source sockets with a switch to select source1 vs source2?


Title: Re: Dual electric circuits: Mains & Solar?
Post by: skyewright on August 26, 2015, 06:38:36 PM
Has anyone with an off-grid electricity source ever wired up their house with dual circuits & sockets, thus enabling some devices to use solar/off-grid and some to use mains/on-grid sources?
nowty?

http://www.navitron.org.uk/forum/index.php/topic,25371.msg293099.html#msg293099


Title: Re: Dual electric circuits: Mains & Solar?
Post by: nowty on August 26, 2015, 10:26:22 PM
Yep

I have minimal re-wiring, I simply switch existing circuits between grid and off grid. wacko

Some more info on my system here,
http://www.navitron.org.uk/forum/index.php/topic,17834.0.html

Most of my extra wiring is simply to have several extension leads running under my floor and my appliances are plugged in under the floor. I also have a second consumer unit which is automatically switched between grid and off grid depending on the state of the batteries.