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Author Topic: More PV @ Courtiestown  (Read 30143 times)
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« Reply #270 on: March 30, 2019, 07:26:52 AM »

Ah dairy milk. Never lasts long enough! No board, is that a personal choice or a rule I didn't know about? My set up looked like a bomb had hit it post install. Doing proper cable runs made a huge difference.

Any cable that goes in the top of a jb has the risk in the right environmental conditions of water running down it and into said jb.
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« Reply #271 on: March 30, 2019, 03:06:39 PM »

pantsmachine,

The thing about wooden boards is related to it being a fire hazard as I understand it. Somebody more knowledgeable than me mentioned it on this forum some while back.

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« Reply #272 on: March 30, 2019, 03:13:44 PM »

Ah, doesn't matter in a stone building or garage. Can see a point if inside, although only just.
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« Reply #273 on: March 30, 2019, 05:17:18 PM »

Good Afternoon All,

A 100mtr roll of 6mm2 T&E is cheapest at TLC Direct but would still set me back 119.99............ hmm I need to draw up a plan me thinks!

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« Reply #274 on: March 30, 2019, 07:14:43 PM »

Very slightly cheaper here http://www.discount-electrical.co.uk/product.php/385718237/6242h6-0gry100-basec-approved-6242y-grey-twin---earth-cable-6-0mm-100m-reel

ANd free delivery (TLC direct usually charge for delivery)
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« Reply #275 on: March 30, 2019, 08:06:11 PM »

ProDave,

As you say 118.52 against 119.99, if I increase the value of the order with TLC to 150+ I save 4.99 on postage.

I'm in Aberdeen today and tomorrow (Birthday tomorrow) but when I get back home I'm going to go out and look at where I am so to speak, allowing for the arrival of the Sunny Island. I've already gotten in 10mm2 T&E to plumb the latter in (as per SMA installation instructions) along with the 40A/ 30mA RCD and 32A MCB.

I have been considering getting a proper qualified electrician to re-wire everything over by the location where the mains enters the property and also to advise on other parts of the current installs.

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Richard

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« Reply #276 on: March 31, 2019, 12:14:16 AM »

Only 65 on ebay +delivery   https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100-Meter-Drum-Electrical-Twin-Earth-3-Core-Cable-6-0mm-6242Y-T-E-100m-Roll/153432215990?hash=item23b945d1b6:g:ez4AAOSwE45cnT34
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« Reply #277 on: March 31, 2019, 07:22:39 AM »

rogeriko,

A slightly confusing advert regarding whether or not they will post so I've sent a query to them but thanks for spotting this, will I now be bidding against other forum members.........

Regards

Richard
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« Reply #278 on: March 31, 2019, 02:53:16 PM »

Good Afternoon All,

A couple of shots of the largest output from the PV at Courtiestown to date.  When I get back home tomorrow I'll need to set up the export limitation, fortunately the Immersun is still diverting to the EHS and the Growatt battery is still charging.

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Richard



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« Reply #279 on: March 31, 2019, 05:50:05 PM »

When I get back home tomorrow I'll need to set up the export limitation.


Now you have everything installed, it takes about 10 mins to set up. fingers crossed!

That is of course if you have done it before. flyingpig


Otherwise, could be some time. banghead
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« Reply #280 on: April 01, 2019, 02:18:34 PM »

Good Afternoon All,

Right now looking at setting my export limitation up.

I see much bandying about of the 3.68kW figure which I assume is derived from 230V x 16A = 3680W.

As my line voltage is routinely above 243V I further assume that I could set my export limit at 243V x 16A = 3888W?

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Richard
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« Reply #281 on: April 01, 2019, 03:15:08 PM »

Hi Richard
Is there a setting to limit it to 16amps, rather than the power?

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« Reply #282 on: April 01, 2019, 03:35:16 PM »

Iain,

No there is only an entry for a power figure.

That's the 100mtr reel of 6mm2 T&E won and now booked for collection through parcel2go.com

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Richard
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« Reply #283 on: April 01, 2019, 05:51:33 PM »

Good Evening All,

This is my first pass at charging the Growatt batteries. I'm using a 15A device based on the schematic as attached.

Regards

Richard


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« Reply #284 on: April 02, 2019, 01:19:12 PM »

Good Afternoon All,

A pallet of panels arrived here this morning and that's two of them mounted on the steading roof and connected up.

That's it now until the Sunny Island turns up I guess.

Regards

Richard


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