What is the typical energy usage of an specific appliance?
This differs from each type of appliance. Best is to measure, or to have a look at the name plate on the appliance. The table below will give you an indication of typical energy ratings.
How does as backup system or hybrid solar system integrate into a distribution board?
Our backup power solutions easily integrate with your existing DB Board.
We recommend that a new DB board be installed that is dedicated for backup power circuits.
An extra earth leakage protection switch is installed in this new DB board.
Then certain existing circuits can be moved over to the new “backup power DB Board”.
Alternatively extra plugs can be installed in addition to the existing plugs.
What is required before the backup power system can be installed?
What if I have 3 phase power supply, how does your system work with three phase supply?
How does one calculate power requirements in terms of solar/battery backup systems
A hybrid power system combines a solar power system with backup power. A grid-tied solar power system is dependant on the power grid to operate. If there is a power failure the solar system stops working. But with a hybrid power system, the Batteries and battery inverter will simulate a “local grid” for the grid tie inverter. Thus ensuring that there is always a grid available for the grid-tied inverter to work…
Grid-tied solar systems, depend on a grid being present for it to work. If there is no grid for example during load shedding the solar system also stops working. Having a backup power system in place, allows the solar system to continue working, even if there is a grid power failure. This is achieved by the backup power inverter simulating a local grid for the grid-tied inverter.