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Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Fapemz: 1:40pm On Dec 05, 2021
theultimatep3:


Cost is not the only issue, they often develop BMS

They are much improved now. If you have any With BMS issue, i can fix that for you
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Fapemz: 1:45pm On Dec 05, 2021
GistFullGround:
Can you install for me. I can get the materials.

But can you install for me in Benin City & Ibadan, Oyo State?

Let me know, then send me your number!

Check out my previous post, i have something for you
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Fapemz: 1:50pm On Dec 05, 2021
kay29000:


Wow! Thanks a lot for this breakdown. A lot of us are ignorant of this economical alternative power supply. You too much bros. I will work on getting this setup too.

I do have some portable setup on sale too....do check my previous post. Cheers!

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Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Fapemz: 1:53pm On Dec 05, 2021
airsaylongcome:


BMS. Battery Management System I assume. What is that about?

BMS ensures even charging and discharging of each cell that makes up the battery system. Cheers!
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Fapemz: 1:54pm On Dec 05, 2021
Quim2:


Know anywhere in Lagos I can get Them?

Check out the lithium battery options i have for you!
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Fapemz: 1:56pm On Dec 05, 2021
Obascoetubi:

which battery is good?

lithium battery, You can go almost carefree with them and they won't give up on you

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Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Quim2: 1:59pm On Dec 05, 2021
Fapemz:


Check out the lithium battery options i have for you!


Where are They?
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Fapemz: 2:08pm On Dec 05, 2021
Quim2:



Where are They?

300wh that can power your laptop for about 10 hours for 55k

480wh, can power pc for more 18hours for 80k

1260wh, can power your pc for 3 days on a single charge, 200k

We also supply them all with intelligent lithium charger that shows red light when charging and green when full as well as laptop connector with multiplug pins

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Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Obascoetubi: 5:03pm On Dec 05, 2021
Fapemz:


lithium battery, You can go almost carefree with them and they won't give up on you
mention them
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Logdots78: 5:30pm On Dec 05, 2021
McLizbae:


Your initial setup (2 batteries and 1300w pv) should be just fine if used appropriately.

Changing the PWM to MPPT on the set up is also a good boost.

BUT: do not add new batteries to the one you have been using, DO NOT TRY IT!

If you are getting 4 new batteries, the your 1300w and 80 Amp controller should do.



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Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by McLizbae: 7:42pm On Dec 05, 2021
Even with the appropriate controller, I doubt it will give you a good charge. What are the voltage and amperage spec for your laptop?
Logdots78:




I am interested in finding out if a 20 Watts Solar Panel can charge a laptop effectively?

Please I need help professionals


https://www./generic-20-watts-solar-panel-charger-for-recheageable-fans-radio-phones-lamps-83826613.html
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Logdots78: 12:18am On Dec 06, 2021
McLizbae:
Even with the appropriate controller, I doubt it will give you a good charge. What are the voltage and amperage spec for your laptop?


Just a dell mini laptop
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Ovaltine(m): 10:11am On Dec 11, 2021
lakefist:


My solar freezer can work with both solar and Nepa light.

My fridge was defrosting yesterday since there was no light for about 12 hours.
I plugged the fridge into the inverter unit and voila! Everything was fine.
I monitored the battery level and it didn't drop as fast as I thought.

So, I am good

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Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Princedapace(m): 4:13am On Dec 14, 2021
Elsueno:


It's waaay cheaper, I have my own set up with two 200ah batteries, my own can charge with both solar & NEPA..I have being using same battery for almost 4 years now, not much decline, but I intend to swap them with new ones when they clock 5
HI bro
I already have 1 200ah battery which I have been using for about 8 months now. No issue.
I wanted to ask, can I add one extra battery now? Someone said I can't. That I just have to buy new 2 ones.
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by femijay8271(m): 8:10am On Dec 14, 2021
lakefist:


Get solar freezer and stay worry free

Pls recommend anyone for me, I wanna use it for selling of frozen foods
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Elsueno: 3:07pm On Dec 14, 2021
Princedapace:

HI bro
I already have 1 200ah battery which I have been using for about 8 months now. No issue.
I wanted to ask, can I add one extra battery now? Someone said I can't. That I just have to buy new 2 ones.

Well......if it's still performing at optimum...then yes...but if not, it might even bring down the new one to its level
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Princedapace(m): 3:14pm On Dec 14, 2021
Elsueno:


Well......if it's still performing at optimum...then yes...but if not, it might even bring down the new one to its level

Okay.. The performance is still very good though.
Maybe I just buy two new ones then.
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by lakefist(m): 1:37am On Dec 15, 2021
femijay8271:


Pls recommend anyone for me, I wanna use it for selling of frozen foods
See mine attached. You won't regret avin a solar freezer. It is worth every penny. Mine is Bona.

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Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Elsueno: 8:15am On Dec 15, 2021
Princedapace:


Okay.. The performance is still very good though.
Maybe I just buy two new ones then.

Yes better, and get very good ones too, enjoy 24 hours free electricity from sunshine grin
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Elsueno: 8:16am On Dec 15, 2021
lakefist:

See mine attached. You won't regret avin a solar freezer. It is worth every penny. Mine is Bona.

Hey Bros, how much is this
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by femijay8271(m): 8:38am On Dec 15, 2021
lakefist:

See mine attached. You won't regret avin a solar freezer. It is worth every penny. Mine is Bona.

Pls what's the litres and how much is it? And can u pls explain further?
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Princedapace(m): 9:41am On Dec 15, 2021
Elsueno:


Yes better, and get very good ones too, enjoy 24 hours free electricity from sunshine grin

I currently use Genus tubular battery and is been superb.
Will likely get same, two of it. I will still retain this one but will use it for solely for the mastor bedroom.

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Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by lakefist(m): 9:29pm On Dec 18, 2021
femijay8271:


Pls what's the litres and how much is it? And can u pls explain further?

Mine is 168 litres got it 170k alone without battery and solar panels.

Mine can use both solar and Nepa with use of adapter.

I better pass my neighbor generator will power it conveniently.

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Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by femijay8271(m): 2:31pm On Dec 19, 2021
lakefist:


Mine is 168 litres got it 170k alone without battery and solar panels.

Mine can use both solar and Nepa with use of adapter.

I better pass my neighbor generator will power it conveniently.

That's good. Gonna mention u when i need it next year Jan or feb by the grace of God Almighty

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Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Ninobraw(m): 7:57pm On Dec 25, 2021
Try give update months later

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Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by odimbannamdi(m): 3:17pm On Dec 27, 2021
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Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by valiju: 4:34pm On Dec 27, 2021
Please can you share your number
lasthero:
I looked around online on jumia, jiji and konga for ranges of 500watt inverters and chargers. After a rigorous check and comparison, I settled for this (picture attached) for 35k.

It is a 2 -in-1 package.( Solar charger / controller + 800va - 500w inverter). So no need for a separate solar controller
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Teedeechian(m): 11:48pm On Dec 28, 2021
Nice setup, so how long does it last (considering the fact you shouldn't run it below 40% of the battery) and what load capacity do you use on it?
Ovaltine:
Your DIY mentality is commendable.
I am sure it wasn't as simple as red to red or black to black but you still nailed it.

The wiring can be neater.
I suppose you ran a continuity test on the whole system and you separated your heavy load via wiring as well. You don't want a visitor to mistakenly plug a 2500w steam iron into your unit.

Oh. I see there is a socket. Does this mean an extension is sending power to your appliances?

I recently did a 3kva 24v PSW Beaver, 2x 200ah 12v Gel Ritar , 2x 300w mono installation.

I had to pay the optional installation fee despite my strong background in electricals. Its just easier to pay experts these days.
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Ovaltine(m): 11:59pm On Dec 29, 2021
Teedeechian:
Nice setup, so how long does it last (considering the fact you shouldn't run it below 40% of the battery) and what load capacity do you use on it?

It lasts as long as 14 hours with about 600 watts constantly on it. This is my minimal load which will take me from sundown to sunrise when the solar will pick it up again.

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Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Teedeechian(m): 12:43pm On Dec 30, 2021
Does the 600w include your fridge?
How's it holding up?
Cause i think fridge is what's still holding me back should incase Nepa decides not to supply power for like 3 days, and buying solar fridge is not in the plan for now.
Ovaltine:


It lasts as long as 14 hours with about 600 watts constantly on it. This is my minimal load which will take me from sundown to sunrise when the solar will pick it up again.
Re: How I Managed Light Situation In My Apartment (DIY Guide) by Namzy(m): 4:37pm On Dec 30, 2021
airsaylongcome:


The problem is that solar panels are not very efficient converting solar to electricity. The best you can get is 23% efficiency which is very bad to be honest. But considering the free availability of solar and potential cost of petrol in the new year, it makes a lot of sense to tap whatever you can from solar.

My own worry is that make state or federal governments no go dey bill people for owning solar panels like Lagos was planning to bill people for boreholes
I hope you understand what 'efficiency' means when talking about solar panels? Because 23% efficiency is very very good. The efficiency stated on the solar panels is not how many watts they can produce. But means the power to size ratio. In simple English it means if 2 panels are exactly the same dimensions and one panel is rated 300w while the other is rated 400w, the later panel can produce more watts with same form factor hence more 'efficient'. Most good panels produce 80% and above of their capacity when installed properly.

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