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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Anneries, 29/3/17.
Time to implement the Margaret Thatcher approach.
Agreed, if in doubt, go straight to the source. Eskom should have an announcement on their website if it's true.
I stopped reading the news because of all the political hogwash and negativity.
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Just can't understand why they would commence on a Sunday when surely the demand is at a low
If they loadshedding on a Sunday I worry for next week when businesses start up again
I agree, Silver. Their excuse used to be that they take power stations offline on weekends for maintenance, hence the short supply.
Unfortunately they don’t seem to get them back online and/or it’s just a hazy excuse for mismanagement of supplies again.
I'd say definitely mismanagement of supplies.
Just came out of 5.5 hours of darkness. Just as the kettle got to a boil on the gas, the f*#%@¥£3ng lights go on. Packed the cups away, didn’t feel like it anymore.
Oh, and I’m having diesel delivered for my work genies, about a 1,000 liters should do it, so 4,500 l on duty. That will still keep me safely under bylaw quantity before they expect me to bunker as it’s not all in one place. Will last awhile, ave of about 34 l an hour per gennie, with a 5,000 liter bunker on standby if things get rough.
Farm watch reported a fault so still out of power and load shedding schedule ended at 9... Imbeciles that can't fix anything in this country
Still without power... Luckily I just upgraded to new mods with longer lasting batteries. Still on that Pico 21700 from yesterday morning. My cellphone on my 5000mah powerbank.
Was thinking that if someone would sue Eskom for their incompetence, they would still not get their sh1t together.
SA granny sues UK strippers for millions after flying pants hit her in the face
At this stage I actually wish their fkn system collapse , they are a bunch of ..... the whole corrupt lot of them . We [read between the lines]
have always ''maak 'n plan'' and can and will do it again.
Eh, another load shedding gone wrong. Off at 6, should be on by 8pm and it's nearly 10pm now.
Same thing happened last night too. Only had power restored sometime after 12 today...
Ah the joys of living in South Africa
Loadshedding went from stage 2 earlier today to stage 4 - ie. 4-4.5 down at a time
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Yes but it was in 2 hour increments. We were supposed to have two hours but turned into 18 hours without power yesterday. I think they blowing the substations every time they flip the switch.
Our schedule said two hours at least 3 times in 24 hours.
Loadshedding is threatening to deprive me of vaping. Got the second battery out of the jimny to power the essentials.
I need one of those to power my fiber modem and router. the modem requires 12V, 1A and router requires 9V, 0.6A. What I want to do is use a car battery to power both these devices. Just cant find a suitable circuit that can automatically charge the car battery and in case of power outage provide current to the modems.
Using an inverter doesnt make sense because I will be converting AC current to DC to charge the batteries and then the inverter will convert it AC current and then the power pack of the modem and router will be converting it back to DC.
Any suggestions ???
It may be less efficient but would be the way I would do it. It would be the least complicated way of doing it and allow for more to be added without additional voltage management circuitry being required.
or the standard battery backup pack used for alarms. +-R300 12v 2A. no router should be without one neither should an alarm.
That can work for ths fiber modem. Any link for it ? Any suggestions to step it down to 9V 0.6A for the router.
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There are different modules you can get for step-up and step-down voltage regulation. You may need to dig up a bit before going that route.
and communica is notoriously expensive
Spent 19 hours straight at work yesterday. So paste today. Last time I felt this tired was after my birth
Yeah I feel old, sciatica nerve playing up on both sides... Lol
Now that explains why security companies install a backup battery after installation of alarm systems.