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Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by IamPlato(m): 7:38am On May 11
Every Nepa staff In Badagry should Be Dead! Thats All I Have To Say

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Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by gensteejay(m): 7:40am On May 11
ConquerAll:
Well, power has always been a problem in my area cos the DISCO in my area is very well experience in dancing disco with our power. The only good side is that you're sure of at least six to eight hours of light daily unless there is a major breakdown.

Then, to how I solve my power problem as a web designer, I got one reliable laptop power bank that last from 12 - 15 hours on full charge. In fact, I'm using it now while typing this. The cycle has been to charge it while we have power and rely on it when power is out. That pretty much solves my power issue as regards powering my laptop.

It's been like two years plus since I got this power bank and it's still going strong. The funny part is that it's Nigerian made. I got from one guy like that in Lagos in 2016.
Interesting. Do you have the contact of the guy or where I can find him?
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by ConquerAll(m): 7:45am On May 11
gensteejay:

Interesting. Do you have the contact of the guy or where I can find him?

I'm not really sure but I will look for it cos I found him from OLX or so and we transacted via WhatsApp then and he sent it via one of the transport coys.

Just PM me and will get back to you once I find the contact.
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by gensteejay(m): 7:46am On May 11
ConquerAll:


I'm not really sure but I will look for it cos I found him from OLX or so and we transacted via WhatsApp then and he sent it via one of the transport coys.

Just PM me and will get back to you once I find the contact.
Ok, thanks.
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by masterfactor(m): 7:47am On May 11
rs172:







Although i haven't started mine, but the first to do is having a skill for example graphic designing web development or programming, writing. After that, open an account with either fiverr, upwork tthese are the ones i can remember.
Thanks, I am good at graphic design(Photoshop,corel draw), article writing, data analysis and atleast 45% good at Java programming. do they charge before work can be given
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by masterfactor(m): 7:47am On May 11
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Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by AgentGoat: 7:49am On May 11
Emmyk:
Generator has always been the saving grace since I started my freelancing journey.

I live in a part of Abuja where we can't boast of 12hours power supply and the saddening part is 2 minutes walk down my street, they enjoy steady power supply, at least 20 -22hours supply daily. I have a friend there, so I go to his place few times to charge my laptops.

I use two laptops to edit and produce audio podcasts for my clients and the laptops have a combined power of about 7hours.

There is also a 2.5KVa generator at home that I often use. I plan buying a UPS this month or next that has at least, 10hours battery juice.



Go and live in your friend's street now.
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by fmcjunior(m): 7:50am On May 11
czarina:
Where I currently live in Jos is close to a teaching hospital and as such light is relatively constant.


Before then though, it was crappy and still is sometimes, so what I did was get two INEC powerbanks, that didn't solve the problem as much as I expected. I later got a medium size Firman generator early this year.


How it works now is; I charge the powerbanks round the clock with Nepa light, then use on blackout or brown out days. When it runs out, I power the banks with the generator for 6hours while working as well.


That way. I'm never out of power.

Again, Jos has been good because I've been using 3k fuel for over 4months. I still have a full tank and some in the gallon.
True. on a large scale, jos is trying in terms of power supply compared to some states. I served in jos. Some days, we enjoyed light for up to 15hrs especially weekends.

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Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by Justbeingreal(m): 7:56am On May 11
Still don't understand why Nigeria can't get this electricity ish resolved...

I made a topic about it tho.
https://www.nairaland.com/5067799/electricity-drama-nigeria
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by Grupo(m): 7:56am On May 11
MOSKID55:
Just go and buy Beta pass my Neighbour generator lyk 1 litre of petrol can last you more than 3 hours

That generator will damage the cells of your battery (laptop and phone). Don't even try it.
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by ConnectMee: 7:57am On May 11
I work from home providing digital marketing and start-up consultancy services for clients.

Power is relatively stable in the part of Lagos where I live (at least up to 12 hours daily), although on some days it can be very bad.

I have an inverter which batteries packed up a while ago and a 2.5kva generator that I refused to unbox primarily because of the noise and the unneeded attention it is bound to draw whenever it is powered.

To meet my daily work deadlines, I upgraded my laptop to a brand new Mac Air. The battery life is 12 hours of minimal use and at least 9 hours of heavy usage. The Swift Internet mifi I use once fully charged can go at least 8 hours. My smartphone (Samsung s8) can go for 8 - 12 hours depending on usage. I have a Nokia feature phone (which is my business line) that does up to 4 days when fully charged. Most times before the battery of my devices drops to 50%, electricity would have been restored and then I can charge my gadgets.

Sometimes, when the work volume is very much, I work from the client offices and at other times, from a co-working space in Opebi just to meet deadlines.

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Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by alabi484(m): 7:59am On May 11
czarina:
Where I currently live in Jos is close to a teaching hospital and as such light is relatively constant.


Before then though, it was crappy and still is sometimes, so what I did was get two INEC powerbanks, that didn't solve the problem as much as I expected. I later got a medium size Firman generator early this year.


How it works now is; I charge the powerbanks round the clock with Nepa light, then use on blackout or brown out days. When it runs out, I power the banks with the generator for 6hours while working as well.


That way. I'm never out of power.

Again, Jos has been good because I've been using 3k fuel for over 4months. I still have a full tank and some in the gallon.

You should move to an area where there is nesco light...24/7...if you know, you know wink

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Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by czarina(f): 8:03am On May 11
alabi484:


You should move to an area where there is nesco light...24/7...if you know, you know wink
Couldnt get a good place with nesco light then.


Besides nesco is not that good anymore
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by Dudeweedlmao(m): 8:04am On May 11
gensteejay:

What brand?

So many of course, but I use HP.
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by kingviny: 8:04am On May 11
If you want an un-interrupted power supply in your house, pls call me to get a pocket friendly inverter or solar power solution.

Call 07081516945
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by Ijaycool(f): 8:05am On May 11
iammo:
cool

Buy Solar + Inverter + battery and you'd forever be grateful to God, because some fools are quick to write petition to the police or EFCC if you run a 24/7 Gen lifestyle to stay online, and they dont see you going for a 9-5 desk job.

Mtn Lumious is cheap on installmental plan but you can buy a better system on alibaba that powers a dc fan, light bulb in four rooms, power Laptops and phones. If you have a dc tv you're good to go, or an Low power AC Tv,

last last you would almost be temted to sell or dash out your generator


.

Any recommendations?
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by gensteejay(m): 8:06am On May 11
Dudeweedlmao:


So many of course, but I use HP.
What specific model of HP?
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by Oshomo12(m): 8:07am On May 11
The best solution to all this is solar inverter system (d only problem is the initial capital, that's all), not that mtn stuff o! You can get a better deal for that price of about 250k one-off payment. I have survived so far for 3yrs basically on solar nothing more( except in a very bad days of the year, my gen keeps me top-up for 2hrs and that's it. So, I spent like 4k max on petrol for the year).
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by peeps4u: 8:23am On May 11
Oshomo12:
The best solution to all this is solar inverter system (d only problem is the initial capital, that's all), not that mtn stuff o! You can get a better deal for that price of about 250k one-off payment. I have survived so far for 3yrs basically on solar nothing more( except in a very bad days of the year, my gen keeps me top-up for 2hrs and that's it. So, I spent like 4k max on petrol for the year).

Can these inverters power freezers??
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by Dudeweedlmao(m): 8:24am On May 11
gensteejay:

What specific model of HP?

Folio 9470m
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by iammo(m): 8:31am On May 11
Ijaycool:


Any recommendations?

if you are experienced in shoping from china i recomend you browse through https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/solar-generator.html and speak to the seller on your Power need, your budget should start from 70k . if you cant go through that you can buy lumious from MTN office on hire purchase and first payment is N25k with a month subscription costing N4500, you have a 5 years repayment plan with warranty. and payment is done through Mtn recharge, you can learn more on https://mtnonline.com/lumos.

i started out using lumious but now i got something abit bigger by myself on alibaba at a good price with no installmental payment.

you need abit of research on what can power you and you budget

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Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by shazeinfinity(m): 8:56am On May 11
geloorrrrdd:
Power hasn't really been much of an issue to me. Light is very constant here. We get power for more than 12 hours daily. On bad days, it stays for 4-5 hours. However, recently I have noticed a declination in power.


I believe it's due to the constant rain and strong winds these days. Few days back, NEPA didn't bring light for a full day. I was already planning to repair the gen when they came through. The last time I even used a generator was July 2018. (During world cup). I'm positive that in the next couple of months, we'd continue having our steady 20-23 hours power. cool
please which location are you talking about here
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by Coolgent: 9:03am On May 11
gensteejay:

Great submission.

Such a fairly large generator, which is the option I currently use, consumes a lot of fuel and isn't an economically viable option for me, especially since I don't enjoy 24-hour power supply like you.

I am contemplating opting for (mini) solar power or getting a smaller generator. I don't know how reliable the former option is, and the latter may not be durable even though it is fuel-efficient.
Get Parsun generator (3200 DX) 3KVA
Its very durable and consume less fuel
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by Phinity318(m): 9:08am On May 11
gensteejay:

Great submission.

Such a fairly large generator, which is the option I currently use, consumes a lot of fuel and isn't an economically viable option for me, especially since I don't enjoy 24-hour power supply like you.

I am contemplating opting for (mini) solar power or getting a smaller generator. I don't know how reliable the former option is, and the latter may not be durable even though it is fuel-efficient.
Depending on your electricity need, get a 200Ahms Battery, An inverter conversion box of say 1500-2000 watts, A solar charging panel or you can NEPA to charge anytime they bring light . Las Las shouldn’t cost u more than a 100k but u r set and off grid frustration of NEPA .
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by alaricsaltzman: 9:25am On May 11
Kobicove:


That means you guys are not even on the national grid to begin with
You know this
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by donbrowser(m): 9:29am On May 11
muyoge:



Like they were given a long lasting Valentine's gift.
grin
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by Alejobs: 9:31am On May 11
gensteejay:

Great submission.

Such a fairly large generator, which is the option I currently use, consumes a lot of fuel and isn't an economically viable option for me, especially since I don't enjoy 24-hour power supply like you.

I am contemplating opting for (mini) solar power or getting a smaller generator. I don't know how reliable the former option is, and the latter may not be durable even though it is fuel-efficient.



Bros this laptop powerbank may be just what you want? Do get in touch Sir

Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by mctfopt: 9:32am On May 11
peeps4u:


Can these inverters power freezers??

Yes, just that it does not come cheap. My neighbor runs three freezers off solar. Dude has not seen NEPA for like three years yet his house is never without electricity. If you can stand the high initial cost, then you are good to go.

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Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by TheManofTomorrow(m): 9:34am On May 11
AloyalNigerian:
Power is definitely a necessity for me as a writer. I do technical writing, hence, I spend a large chunk of the time researching about the subject matter online which is usually power consuming.

At least, for now my saving grace is because I'm based in an academic environment. FUTA to be precise. Sufficient power is available on most days, coupled with free access to the WiFi.

In summary, I don't have any generator grin
Boss. Please tell me more about this technical wtiting and how you earn your jobs.
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by Alejobs: 9:35am On May 11
SoNature:


If I tell you that power is not my challenge, then I am a big liar.

To tackle that challenge, I once thought of MTN/Lumos solar electricity. I went to MTN office at Ikeja to make inquiries.

From the info I gathered, you may make a one-time payment of N250k or 25k or so and renew it with about 5k monthly. You still make an installation payment of 2k.

Sincerely, I was ready to go by the second option until I was told that there was no guarantee it could power my TV (and it cannot power my fan either). I walked away at once grin.

Later, I spoke with some friends at Computer Village about laptop power bank, they told me it's a China-made product that you should never consider buying. Sadly, I ran out of options.

But what helps me greatly now is that I have two laptops and a 1.9HP generator. So, whenever I put my gen on, I charge the two laptops. When they run down, I charge them again.

Well, I work from my home. And in my street, Ikeja Electric rations our power...two days on, one day off.

My saving grace is that I write, so I don't spend time online. For some reason, the Internet drains devices' batteries.

However, I look forward to relocating to a part of Lagos with more stable power supply just to cut running cost. As it is now, there is no assurance of 12 hours power supply the days we are supposed to have power.


Bros, this powerbank I shared above can do so much!
Re: How Do You Cope With Nigeria's Epileptic Power Supply Issue As A Freelancer? by Alejobs: 9:44am On May 11
Emmyk:
Generator has always been the saving grace since I started my freelancing journey.

I live in a part of Abuja where we can't boast of 12hours power supply and the saddening part is 2 minutes walk down my street, they enjoy steady power supply, at least 20 -22hours supply daily. I have a friend there, so I go to his place few times to charge my laptops.

I use two laptops to edit and produce audio podcasts for my clients and the laptops have a combined power of about 7hours.

There is also a 2.5KVa generator at home that I often use. I plan buying a UPS this month or next that has at least, 10hours battery juice.



MPS can do the job for your Sir..... I shared info about it above!

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