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Main supply: more power or a system of load shedding (délestage)
by RobertArthur • Wed 13 Nov 2019 13:49
Questions, answers, forums, they come and go. What's not there anymore, even our friend Google is not going to retrieve it. So I decided to not sweep bits and pieces of earlier information under the carpet, but in the direction of a little summary. How to connect power hungry electric appliances without tripping the main switch or the smartmeter Linky. Keeping your relatively small electricity tariff, no higher standing charges. One picture to illustrate the whole story.
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Re: Main supply: more power or a system of load shedding (délestage)
by Dave • Thu 14 Nov 2019 17:56
We use this system on our set-up. The heating circuits will be switched off when the load is becoming close to maximum to ensure that the rest stay on, switching back when the load is reduced. Since this would be very rare requiring all heaters on full blast, the water heater and something like an electric kettle (which we don't use anyway) to get us above 9Kw. It was cheap and easy to install and pays for itself if you add up the years of additional cost of having a 12Kw supply just in case you want to switch everything on at once.
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