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Post: #1895 Wombat
Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:39 pm

G'DAy All,

I recently "inherited" a 4.5 kw inverter (heavy duty!) which had been bought and then not used for 10 years - the person who had it never got around to putting their system in place. I connected it into my system and although it hummed and made other encouraging noises, no power came out :( .

I pulled it apart but it looked to be in pristine condition, even after 10 years in storage. So after some false starts, I found someone to look at it for me - good news was I had not stuffed up the installation, bad news was it would cost me $300 to fix :cry: .

It appears that the inverter had been stuffed from the very beginning, but because it had never been tested in a system, no-one new. Obviously any warranty period is well expired.

Moral of story - if you buy equipment now for installation later, check to see that it is working before consigning it to the storage area!

Hopefull I will pick it up today - fun on the weekend :cheers:

Nev

(Note: inverters change 12v DC to 240v AC)
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Post: #1960 PlayingWithFire
Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:08 pm

I guess I will be asking you a lot of questions soon - seeing your postings!
Good to know you are out there - cheers!

I live in one of the windiest places in Europe - so want to generate my own electricity - cheaply - without investing the price of a small house in the equipment!

Now I must get cleaned up - off to meet my wife (Friday night at the theatre, ha ha).
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Post: #1991 Wombat
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:02 pm

That's nice! :mrgreen:

Nev
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Post: #2008 PlayingWithFire
Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:28 pm

saturday afternoon - now that IS nice!
Why am I still here (computer)?
:bom:
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in all things "leave it a little better than you find it"

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