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Hi from the West

Postby NealinPerth » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:51 pm

Just joined the forum,
I have 5.2kW of REC solar panels on the roof and a Fronius 5kW inverter. All installed about a year ago.
Currently enjoying substantially reduced power bills ( even with the paltry 7.135 cent feed in tarrif).
The caravan has 550 watts of Kyocera solar panels and a DIY lithium 200Ah Winston setup.
Very pleased with the performance of the Winstons. Last load test I still have in excess of 200 Ah in the bank after almost 3 years.

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Re: Hi from the West

Postby Gordon-Loomberah » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:32 pm

Welcome to the Energy Matters Forums Neal :)

It's great to see your Lithium battery is still going strong! How hard a workout do you give it?
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Re: Hi from the West

Postby NealinPerth » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:31 pm

Hi Gordon,
I would say that usage would be described as light to medium. The main load is the compressor fridge.
Total overnight consumption would be between 40 and 80Ah, depending on the weather.
When I first purchased the caravan, it was fitted with 3 x 100 Ah agms. I had to replace these within the first 18 monthe because two of the three tested faulty. Replaced all three with a different brand then one tested faulty just after the 12 month warranty.
Made the decision to go with lithium and haven't looked back!

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