Powerwall2 update – Time-of-Use enabled


It’s been 9 months since the first installs of Tesla’s Powerwall2 in Australia, and now you can enable programmatic Time-of-Use power-cost tariff awareness for your PW2.

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More Powerwall Monitoring Options…


Yes, just in case your Powerwall2-monitoring-OCD is not satisfied by the Tesla App, or PVOutput, there is yet another 3rd party option available, and finally a use for the otherwise-banished Metro interface on Windows10.

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Monitoring Tesla’s Powerwall2 on PVOutput.org

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Control your home’s heating, cooling and more via IR with Google Home and RM3 Mini


Google Home has been available in ‘straya for a couple of months now, and it works well at controlling new “smart” wifi LED bulbs and power points. What if you want to use it to voice-control your other appliances – the ones that are not wifi-enabled and are too dumb to talk to Google?

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Australian Powerwall2 Update – 3 months on


Back in June I had a Tesla Powerwall2 installed, one of the first in Australia. It’s been three months, and going well, so herewith an update.

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Australian Tesla Powerwall 2 Review

I paid $10,700 for this cool LED porch light recently. As a fringe benefit, it’ll reduce my power bills whilst powering my house, and freeing me from fear of blackouts. Click to find out why…

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BlueEye D6 Android Media Player Review

One of the smallest TV media players I’ve seen turned up today – can you see where it’s hiding in this pic?

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Seasonic Prime 650Watt Power Supply Review


I’ve been building PCs for over 20 years, and my daytime workplace builds several PCs a day, most of them in the $2-3K range. Whilst customers are free to pick any components to make up their own custom-spec PC, we’ve long-ago settled on only one brand for the power supply units we use in our systems.

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Lian-Li PC-K5WX case review


Came across a new case today from Lian-Li (an upper-scale maker of PC cases shaped like yachts, trains, and marine life) – this one was under $100, which is surprisingly-far below their usual price range.

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Allocacoc PowerCube Extended |Remote| review

Why is a powerboard worth writing about? This one is quite intelligent, as it turns out – read on to find out why.

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