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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
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  • edited 5 March at 1:52PM
    mickyduck55mickyduck55 Forumite
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    edited 5 March at 1:52PM
    Cannot find my posts.. but I bought an inexpensive battery reading cable from Amazon to use with Batteryview which did not work... I then bought the proper cable for about £40 including delivery which also "DID NOT WORK" straight out of the box, I had to install drivers and some software SO maybe the cheaper cable does work with the correct drivers etc installed.  My son has butchered the original to try getting it to work so cannot try out my theory
    3.995kWP SSW facing. Commissioned 7 July 2011. 24 degree pitch + Solar Immersion installed May 2013, after two Solar Immersion lasting just over the guarantee period replaced with Solic 2000... no problems since
    13 Feb 2020 LUX AC 3600 and 3 X Pylon Tech 3.5 kW batteries added...
  • htsofthtsoft Forumite
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    Cannot find my posts.. but I bought an inexpensive batter reading cable from Amazon to use with Batteryview which did not work... I then bought the proper cable for about £40 including delivery which also "DID NOT WORK" straight out of the box, I had to install drivers and some software SO maybe the cheaper cable does work with the correct drivers etc installed.  My son has butchered the original to try getting it to work so cannot try out my theory
    This is what I made - thanks to Irek for sharing the drawing and his code:

    And it works, plus it's so much easier to have a look at the data whenever and wherever I want.
    3kW solar PV, Lux 3600 with 4 Pylontech batteries
    Tesla Model 3 SR+
  • chamelionchamelion Forumite
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    This seller is raking it in... 
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PylonTech-2-4kWh-Lithium-Ion-Battery-Solar-PV-Pylon-Trade-price-VAT-invoice-/253819674918?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292

    Sells hundreds of these each listing and lists a few times each month. 
    Prices have been going down, maybe making way for the new 2000c model? 
    5.41 kWp System, E-W. Installed Nov 2017
    Lux + 3 x 2.4kWh battery storage. Installed Mar 2020.
  • edited 9 March at 4:40PM
    gabitzulgabitzul Forumite
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    edited 9 March at 4:40PM
    chamelion said:
    This seller is raking it in... 
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PylonTech-2-4kWh-Lithium-Ion-Battery-Solar-PV-Pylon-Trade-price-VAT-invoice-/253819674918?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292

    Sells hundreds of these each listing and lists a few times each month. 
    Prices have been going down, maybe making way for the new 2000c model? 
    WOW, that's cheap! If I did not already have three and had more space in the under stairs cupboard...
  • SolarchaserSolarchaser Forumite
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    chamelion said:
    This seller is raking it in... 
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PylonTech-2-4kWh-Lithium-Ion-Battery-Solar-PV-Pylon-Trade-price-VAT-invoice-/253819674918?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292

    Sells hundreds of these each listing and lists a few times each month. 
    Prices have been going down, maybe making way for the new 2000c model? 
    That price change is very recent though,  its not been like than for long, but yeah maybe we are finally seeing the price go down.... everyone else on ebay hasn't got the message yet though 
    West central Scotland
    4kw sse since 2014 and 6.6kw wsw / ene split since 2019
    24kwh leaf and Lux 3600 with 17kwh useable storage
  • VerdigrisVerdigris Forumite
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    Watching YouTube items on batteries and solar I get the distinct feeling we are still paying well over the odds for kit.
  • chamelionchamelion Forumite
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    5.41 kWp System, E-W. Installed Nov 2017
    Lux + 3 x 2.4kWh battery storage. Installed Mar 2020.
  • mickyduck55mickyduck55 Forumite
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    For those of us with a smart meter and Octopus .. they have now added the wheel of fortune for us. Previously it was only offered when a meter reading was submitted
    3.995kWP SSW facing. Commissioned 7 July 2011. 24 degree pitch + Solar Immersion installed May 2013, after two Solar Immersion lasting just over the guarantee period replaced with Solic 2000... no problems since
    13 Feb 2020 LUX AC 3600 and 3 X Pylon Tech 3.5 kW batteries added...
  • ASavvyBuyerASavvyBuyer Forumite
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    For those of us with a smart meter and Octopus .. they have now added the wheel of fortune for us. Previously it was only offered when a meter reading was submitted
    Unfortunately, not for all of us. I found out on Friday that it had been added to some accounts, but not ours.
  • mickyduck55mickyduck55 Forumite
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    For those of us with a smart meter and Octopus .. they have now added the wheel of fortune for us. Previously it was only offered when a meter reading was submitted
    Unfortunately, not for all of us. I found out on Friday that it had been added to some accounts, but not ours.

    I did query it a few months ago when I had my smart meter installed.. dont worry too much I have never "won" anything
    3.995kWP SSW facing. Commissioned 7 July 2011. 24 degree pitch + Solar Immersion installed May 2013, after two Solar Immersion lasting just over the guarantee period replaced with Solic 2000... no problems since
    13 Feb 2020 LUX AC 3600 and 3 X Pylon Tech 3.5 kW batteries added...
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