UPS, Battery, Generator- Status Symbol in Pakistan?

I was wondering, as the summer season is coming up, more and more thread are coming on UPS and Batteries- and even in our daily life this discussion is like a status symbol (you have 24 volt UPS, ohh I've 48 volt and working fine.. and bla bla bla).

On the other hand, you don't sufficient Electricity to charge it- Then you need a generator to charge it and use for daytime and UPS for night time.. again to run generator Petrol is 100 rps/ltr and diesel is rather more expensive than petrol. And when it comes to gas- there is no gas in pipes in morning and evening times.....

Solar system are too expensive.....

And credit goes to........?

America

Solar systems are expensive? Meanwhile in Europe: http://www.crikey.com.au/2012/03/27/why-generators-are-terrified-of-solar/

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Solar systems are expensive? Meanwhile in Europe: http://www.crikey.co…ified-of-solar/

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Yes as topic is in Pakistan, any information for 5-6 KW solar system for 12-24 hours backup?

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America

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America gives votes to Sheikh Rasheed, ZorDari, Shareef and bla bla bla bla …

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America gives votes to Sheikh Rasheed, ZorDari, Shareef and bla bla bla bla …

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Yes but their votes are different than ours those are printed by federal reserve and ours printed by Punjab text book board

what are some equipments required for converting gasoline generator to on natural gas (sui gas) and can i do it myself ? where to buy kit?

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America gives votes to Sheikh Rasheed, ZorDari, Shareef and bla bla bla bla …

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Auriya Maqbool Jan explains this myth (i.e. “you have voted”) a bit

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Auriya Maqbool Jan explains this myth (i.e. “you have voted”) a bit

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OK got larger image in other tab. thanks and he says very right…

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And credit goes to…?

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This government - they promised you “Roti - Kapra aur Makaan” and not the “Electricity”

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This government - they promised you “Roti - Kapra aur Makaan” and not the “Electricity”

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And what about, for what they promised? Roti Kapra aur Makan :D

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any information for 5-6 KW solar system for 12-24 hours backup?

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A rich friend of mine just ordered a 6.5KW German solar Panels + American batteries + charge Controllers + Inverters for US$24,000 from USA. When his shipment arrives, I will install and let you know the results.

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And what about, for what they promised? Roti Kapra aur Makan :D

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You eat “Roti” daily, you wear “Kapra” daily and you live under a roof. Don’t you ? :P

So the promise is fulfilled.

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A rich friend of mine just ordered a 6.5KW German solar Panels + American batteries + charge Controllers + Inverters for US$24,000 from USA. When his shipment arrives, I will install and let you know the results.

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Lolz, dont need it :D really ha ha ha ha ha ha 24,000. If you can please remove one zero then I can think :D

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A rich friend of mine just ordered a 6.5KW German solar Panels + American batteries + charge Controllers + Inverters for US$24,000 from USA. When his shipment arrives, I will install and let you know the results.

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Brrrr its too expensive… don’t forget to take the pictures :D looking forward to it.

These Lister-Petter generators are fuel efficient and consume much less fuel than any honda generator. May be you can afford these: Lister-Petter LLP Air Cooled Gensets

These are best for backup power on weddings etc. I am thinking to buy 5 KW model.

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These Lister-Petter generators are fuel efficient and consume much less fuel than any honda generator. May be you can afford these: Lister-Petter LLP Air Cooled Gensets

These are best for backup power on weddings etc. I am thinking to buy 5 KW model.

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hi blogger two questions : are these petter made in UK? and from where to get this in Pakistan?

Anything, I mean anything that is use to "show off" is a "status symbol". Whether it is dress, car, house, UPS, Battery, Generator or the animal for "qurbani". And guess what, Islam doesn't like it. But hey, who cares for Islam, if mullahs tell us it's okay then it's okay.

Ever heard that a mullah openly said not to wear expensive dress to show off, or do not show off your car, house, UPS/Generator. And the biggest of all, did ever a mullah said "do not use the animal you purchased qurbani to show off your wealth". Instead they are very proud to say "My kids are walking the animal in street. They love this animal. It is to increase the love between child and animal. blah blah blah". Not even once, he said "this is wrong and this is total show off and haram in Islam".

And these are my own personal experiences. I and few other people, we bought a good UPS system for mosque. After couple of months, the mullah told me with chest high "I have put more lights, especially on roof, to tell other people that we have UPS and people can come to our mosque and they don't need to go to other mosques where they have no UPS". I was thinking, "f*** you mullha, I paid for this UPS and you are showing off just to gather more people and making it as a business". Of course, I didn't said this to him. But if that's the mentality of people then yes, UPS/Generator is a status symbol.

Beside that, I don't need extra electricity. In fact, I go the opposite side. I have replaced all the light bulbs in my homes and office with 8 watts, 5 watts and where it is needed with 11 watts (very few). It is so fun to see my home's bill in the first slab only. :) I personally use laptop, cellphone and an "emergency light" (LED, small one). But hey that's me. I am okay whether it's hot or not. I do curse WAPDA and government. But I don't see the reason to light up every light (especially in load-shedding) in home with UPS/Generator to inform the whole colony that "people with UPS/generator are richer than those who don't have it".

But hey, I know people who especially turn on gates light to tell everybody that "we have UPS/generator". You can't change people. But you can change yourself.

@wampyre I'm 101% with you. Even I do the same sometimes.... ohh people listen I've bought this.....

But my purpose was not this, I was just wondering that electricity is status symbol in Pakistan. I never put Islam in it or show off... Just imagine we live in a country where to have electricity is status symbol... Leave food, clothes, houses, motor bike and blah blah at a side- Electricity? WOW I've it :D

is there any solar energy based system for running small things like just one computer? How much will it cost for 400 watt load support?