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« Reply #195 on: February 27, 2019, 09:41:17 AM »

Good Morning All,

Had to re-think the location of the CT. I had overlooked the fact that all the Solar PV goes via the outbuilding CU so a quick bit of reworking.

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« Reply #196 on: February 27, 2019, 10:34:26 AM »

You really should bring tails through the same hole in a metal enclosure
I'd be more worried about the cables to the SMA home manager and also the lack of fusing.
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« Reply #197 on: February 27, 2019, 01:16:16 PM »

Tinbum,

I guess if I can get these spacers in then there should be room enough to get a fuse in? Believe me I'm all for making the wiring as safe as reasonably practical and the installation instructions do mention fitting a fuse.

MCB purchased from Screwfix this afternoon.

The SHM 2.0 is now properly registered in Sunny Portal but I'm struggling to get the inverter 'recognised' as I've messed up the passwords somewhere/ somehow. I can't see readily how to delete the half recognised inverter so I can try again.

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Richard
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« Reply #198 on: February 27, 2019, 04:41:45 PM »

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The SMA help desk were very helpful when I had problems registering my inverter. Talked me through it and all sorted very quickly.

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« Reply #199 on: February 27, 2019, 04:56:52 PM »

Iain,

I did phone but was provisionally put off when it pointed out that the line was for professional installers and others should consult their installers or similar!

I'll try them tomorrow.

It also occurred to me last night that I had avoided running a Cat5e cable for the Growatt when I installed it (simply too much effort) but as I'm running two others currently I may as well order another with a view to accessing the data from the Growatt.

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Richard
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« Reply #200 on: February 27, 2019, 09:50:06 PM »

Hi Richard,

For the last picture you posted does it show the incoming supply to your property via the grey cut out ?

The part just before your CT?
Just wondering as it looks a strange set up
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« Reply #201 on: February 28, 2019, 07:15:52 AM »

TT,

I assume what you refer to as the cut-out is the removable fuse? The CT is located between the 'cut-out' and the mains/ generator changeover switch. The power from the cut-out goes two ways - one is the box shown in recent pictures which is the feed to the house and off to the left is the outbuilding CU.

The basics of the system is how it has been installed by 'qualified' electricians.

The mains/ generator changeover switch is what I have installed.

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Richard
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« Reply #202 on: February 28, 2019, 12:45:34 PM »

Good Afternoon All,

That's a dedicated fuse installed.......

Will start on the trench across the drive this afternoon.

Have ordered A.N.Other Cat5e cable for the Growatt.........

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« Reply #203 on: February 28, 2019, 02:54:48 PM »

Afternoon Tea Break posting,

That's me started on digging the trench across the drive to bury the pipe to carry assorted data cables across from the outbuildings. I'm making life easy by following the trench line for the replacement mains cable we had put in 16 years ago now.

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« Reply #204 on: February 28, 2019, 05:46:40 PM »

Good Evening All,

I'll be glad when this pipe is dug in and buried........... There was no way I was going to do this a year ago for the Growatt alone. You'll note a couple of larger rocks which had to be heaved out with the mattock. Serves me right for back filling the trench with them 16 years ago laugh

One bit of pipe is in and part buried with more planned for tomorrow.

Life would be so much easier if you could fit an MCT gland type system to houses.... I've got the fun and games of drilling another hole in the fascia board and trying to pass the 3off Cat5e cables though in to the Utility Room roof space, then passing the cables up and through the attic before feeding them down to the landing outside our bedroom.

There is still a hole in the wall on this landing where I removed a double mains socket to pass two other Cat 5 cables plus the ones up from the Dining Room. The cables all just pass through said hole which is stuffed with fibreglass to keep draughts at bay. One day I'll need to do something by way of mounting a board fitted with correctly wired socket plates for them all.

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« Reply #205 on: March 01, 2019, 03:19:46 PM »

Good Afternoon All,

Got in an hour this morning before I went for a spot of kayaking with the 'new' kayak. Just having a late lunch before heading out to do some more.

Late Afternoon Add-on - Running out of steam so had to come in for another cup of tea...... progress continues though.

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« Reply #206 on: March 01, 2019, 06:36:01 PM »

Good Evening All,

That's me halfway across the grass strip towards the outbuildings now. I'll need to buy a length of pipe and a couple of fittings whilst in town tomorrow to finish the job.

The Cat5e cable for the 'Growatt' arrived at the flat today as well.

Hopefully by the end of the weekend the pipe will be in place and the three cables run through it - the weather doesn't look too promising though.

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Richard


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« Reply #207 on: March 03, 2019, 01:57:12 PM »

Good Afternoon All,

Well having acquired the necessary bit of pipe I've now gotten all the way across to the outbuildings. A bit more burying to do then I can start running cables.

Regards

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« Reply #208 on: March 03, 2019, 06:15:31 PM »

Good Evening All,

That's the cable run to the Growatt and all three pulled through the new underground pipe.

Tomorrow will be time to start accessing the Utility Room roof.....

Regards

Richard


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« Reply #209 on: March 03, 2019, 07:58:24 PM »

Donít forget to leave a bit of string in the pipe for that cable you are laying next year Smiley
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