No announcement yet.

Australia Fires

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Australia Fires

    My heart goes out to all of those members that are living through the worst fires Australia has seen.

    Stay safe and take care to all those affected.

  • #2
    Another board I'm on, several have lost lost homes and gear. Solar power is way down, grid is down, and little electric to run pumps
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A



    • #3
      I lived in Victoria and was a Rural Fire fighter during what become known as Ash Wednesday.

      I also flew in a Hercules into Malacoota to fight fight fires in the early 80s, there were scenes on the news of people on the jetty this week forced from there homes in Malacoota.

      I have since been to fire fighting training which was put together after fire fighters died in their trucks and I now know back then we could easily have been caught in what is now known as the dead Man zone as it was not really known about then.

      I prefer now to deal with Cyclones, the forecast data for them is good and you have days to prepare for them. Bushfires are to fast and unpredictable and in a lot of cases impractical/impossible to defend your home.


      • #4
        Hi All, its raining in Adelaide today so that should put out the Kangaroo Island fire so thats good, had some of our friends and customers loose their houses in the Adelaide Hills fires and Yorke Peninsular fires but i feel so sorry for those in NSW and VIC, hope our rain heads there way now. Apologies to those waiting to get approved to post I am on it now.