Master Installers of Sunsynk products
With attention to detail, we like to ensure all our installations fit the space you have and look the part, that they are fully compliant and do the job well. We are all very proud of the work we do with customer satisfaction as our main goal.
Sunsynk have a 10-Year Inverter-Battery combo warranty
ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL
Cheap and nasty may be a tempting solution for many but there are pitfalls to look out for:
- What is the warranty on your equipment?
- When it breaks who is going to fix it, is there local support?
- Can the inverter physically run what you have connected to it?
- Are the batteries you are buying properly designed for your inverter?
- Have you looked at how to optimise your essential load items?
- Lead Acid, AGM or Lithium-Ion? long term it’s a no-brainer.
So now that you have the seed or doubt properly thriving in the back of your mind, look at some very simple checks and balances.
- What really needs to be on when you have a grid power outage?
- How long does it need to be on for?
- Make a list of each item’s power requirement (most will have a label underneath or on the back (Kettle = about 2000w) Led lights about 8 to 20W each, 10 lights = 200W, you get the drift.
- How many years of good service do I expect to get out of the system?
- Is it expandable? can I add batteries, solar or more inverters later?
- Can the system be remotely monitored?
The best way to get a handle on this is to understand the basics, the rest will come.
The inverter should always and especially during periods when there is no load-shedding, be able to run all the devices, plugs, lights etc that you planned to. So don’t expect to put in a 5000W inverter and run 8000W of fridges geysers etc of that little inverter. Then understanding just how much power every electrical item in the building uses is a very strong position to be in as you’ll know what can and can’t be run during load-shedding as well as how long your system will stay up for when the mains go down.
So now when the next “Solar guy” comes along with a “My system keeps the light on” solution, you’ll be better informed as to:
- Inverter size = how much stuff can run at the same time.
- Battery bank size = how long all your stuff can run.
Saying well I have a small house with only two people or we have a large house with 4 adults does not quickly answer the question as to what to buy, I have seen two people in a house in a well-off area use more power in an hour than two families of 4 in the same area.
There just isn’t a one-size-fits-all, it needs to be looked at on an individual basis, you’ll get away with a 5KW system to keep the LED TV and Internet router some lights and minor plug points going for a couple of hours.