March 2021

Monthly Archives: March 2021

Things to Consider before Installing Off-grid or On-grid Solar System

People have slowly but surely started making use of renewable energy sources like solar panels. Solar panels are used to convert the energy radiated from sunlight to usable electricity through AC connected Grid Tie Inverters or DC connected MPPT Regulators (MPPT is short for Multi power point tracking). A solar regulator or Grid Tie are […]

Lithium Batteries (different types available)

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We Now mainly use the Lithium Phosphate Battery (LiFePo4) as these are very stable and do not easily catch fire.  Its also recommended that you always fit a BMS  Battery Management system to these batteries Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) — LFP In 1996, the University of Texas (and other contributors) discovered phosphate as cathode material for […]

Battery SOC to Voltage Chart

The SOC -Voltage chart give’s you a indicative state of charge based on the Battery Voltage when the battery has been at rest for 30 Min,  this means no charging or loads in the past 30 Min. These should be compared to your SOC battery monitor and the Battery monitor should read a similar figure, […]

Raymarine Network description video

https://octopusasia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Raymarine-Networking-Raymarine-Gear.mp4 This Video shows you how to setup a Raymarine STNG network with all the do’s and dont’s explained , also it covers the High speed network as well,  note that the nigh speed network is the same as a normal either-net network and the same network switchs can be used  (cable plug converters needed)

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