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« Reply #90 on: March 08, 2020, 12:56:03 PM »

I'm so jealous of the lot of you. I can't get any working smart meters up my hill.

Do they have a sim card in them?

What network?

Northern England and Scotland use the Arqiva network which uses a long range radio signal whilst the rest of England uses the GSM network, not sure if it uses a particular carrier though.
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« Reply #91 on: March 08, 2020, 02:36:31 PM »

Time will tell. I am having a 3 month experiment with agile and will see how it plays out before deciding which is preferable. Dan, it's all a learning curve! I picked up my 3rd battery for 610 on ebay 2nd hand. Each incremental step in the RE process leads to a mini enlightenment. Smiley

Just read this properly!

You did well getting a PylonTech battery on ebay, they tend to go super fast for very close to full retail. I want a few more before winter...
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« Reply #92 on: March 08, 2020, 03:56:36 PM »

I'm so jealous of the lot of you. I can't get any working smart meters up my hill.

Do they have a sim card in them?

What network?

Northern England and Scotland use the Arqiva network which uses a long range radio signal whilst the rest of England uses the GSM network, not sure if it uses a particular carrier though.


Wales?
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« Reply #93 on: March 08, 2020, 04:31:47 PM »

I'm so jealous of the lot of you. I can't get any working smart meters up my hill.

Do they have a sim card in them?

What network?

Northern England and Scotland use the Arqiva network which uses a long range radio signal whilst the rest of England uses the GSM network, not sure if it uses a particular carrier though.

My current one is a SMETS 1 which is 3G.  Unfortunately the only mast near us is GPRS or 4G.  I have been told that SMETS 2 wonít work near me.  I have tried to find any form of document that shows the Arqiva coverage and cant find anything.  They were not interested in talking to me as an individual.
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« Reply #94 on: March 08, 2020, 06:58:46 PM »

I'm so jealous of the lot of you. I can't get any working smart meters up my hill.

Do they have a sim card in them?

What network?

Northern England and Scotland use the Arqiva network which uses a long range radio signal whilst the rest of England uses the GSM network, not sure if it uses a particular carrier though.


Wales?

Telefonica.
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« Reply #95 on: March 09, 2020, 01:19:06 AM »

Time will tell. I am having a 3 month experiment with agile and will see how it plays out before deciding which is preferable. Dan, it's all a learning curve! I picked up my 3rd battery for 610 on ebay 2nd hand. Each incremental step in the RE process leads to a mini enlightenment. Smiley

Just read this properly!

You did well getting a PylonTech battery on ebay, they tend to go super fast for very close to full retail. I want a few more before winter...r

It took a year of looking regularly until one came up (there was actually two for sale, same guy).  The serial number was intact so i asked Pylontech China for a manufacture date which they duely supplied. I'll hook it up when I get back from Egypt and lower the afternoon charging time from grid to see how well the Spring solar does in bringing the 3 up to 7.2kwh. After that its time to up battery discharge rate to controllers max of 3.6kwh and I'll be done for a while.....
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« Reply #96 on: March 09, 2020, 07:28:21 AM »

It took a year of looking regularly until one came up (there was actually two for sale, same guy).  The serial number was intact so i asked Pylontech China for a manufacture date which they duely supplied. I'll hook it up when I get back from Egypt and lower the afternoon charging time from grid to see how well the Spring solar does in bringing the 3 up to 7.2kwh. After that its time to up battery discharge rate to controllers max of 3.6kwh and I'll be done for a while.....

I'm also on the lookout for a 3rd Pylon but it will need to 2nd hand and a reasonable price. Can't really justify full price on a 3rd battery.
There was a rash of them on ebay for a while there but it seems to have gone quiet again.
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« Reply #97 on: March 09, 2020, 12:51:35 PM »

This should help some who want a smart meter but have with no mobile signal:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51799736
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« Reply #98 on: March 12, 2020, 03:47:32 PM »

Yes indeedy! Smiley


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« Reply #99 on: March 12, 2020, 03:54:06 PM »

I love the rack-mount design of these, makes them look like computer servers
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« Reply #100 on: March 12, 2020, 04:04:52 PM »

Yes indeedy! Smiley




I like the homemade 19" rack! However the power connectors to the inverter are supposed to be at each end. Eg The red one at the top and the black one at the bottom.
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« Reply #101 on: March 12, 2020, 05:10:01 PM »

Saw that on one representation and the other way around but also as I have set it up.. Neater as I did it for my circumstance and the electrons flow. Thanks for the positive input! Smiley

The rack helped me reduce the long term stored 'spare' wood collection in shed. Smiley
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« Reply #102 on: March 12, 2020, 08:17:46 PM »

Saw that on one representation and the other way around but also as I have set it up.. Neater as I did it for my circumstance and the electrons flow. Thanks for the positive input! Smiley


Doing it that way means that the bat closest to the cables carries the most load & takes the most charge so will wear quicker than the rest.

http://www.smartgauge.co.uk/batt_con.html

On a 4 bat system with a 100 amp load:-

The bottom battery provides 35.9 amps of this.
The next battery up provides 26.2 amps.
The next battery up provides 20.4 amps.
The top battery provides 17.8 amps.

switching to alt ends:-

The bottom battery provides 26.7 amps of this.
The next battery up provides 23.2 amps.
The next battery up provides 23.2 amps.
The top battery provides 26.7 amps.


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« Reply #103 on: March 12, 2020, 08:37:28 PM »

Cheers, i'll have a look tomorrow.

Edit- will swap tomorrow,,have read link.
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« Reply #104 on: March 12, 2020, 08:59:45 PM »



I agree with the others that your current battery connection     =  sh*tfan


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