Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about QuiPower and Enequi. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, simply send us your question at the bottom of the page.
How long has the company been around?
Enequi is a fairly new company that was created in 2017. However it has grown out of Gycom, which has 30 years of experience in this field. You can read all about it on the About page.
How can I get help if there isn’t an Enequi distributor close to my location?
We want to help everybody to take charge of the energy in their property with QuiPower. If you don’t have a distributor in your neighborhood, get in touch with us below and we’ll do out best to help.
Can I use QuiPower Nodes without the QuiPower system?
Yes, the QuiPower Nodes can be used to control luminaries (lights) but also to switch on/off loads connected via a QuiPower Node.
What is the maximum distance between QuiPower Nodes before connectivity drops?
The maximum distance is typically 15 m indoors and 150 m outdoors, but it will depend on the surrounding environment. We have managed to reach as far as 700m in optimal outdoor conditions. .
Can I use QuiPower Nodes with low volt halogen lamps that are connected to an iron core transformer?
Yes, just be sure to set the load to leading edge in the settings and don’t have higher load than specified.
Can I use QuiPower Nodes with old type filament/halogen lamps?
Yes, it works with these types of lamps.
What is the difference between leading – and trailing edge?
Leading edge dimming is most common with old type Triac dimmers and used with filament, halogen and low volt halogen iron core transformers. Most of today’s 230V LED-lamps works best with trailing edge dimmers for smoother dimming.
Do I have to have a light or other load connected to an QuiPower Node?
No, the QuiPower Node can serve as an extender or as a switch control with no light or other load connected.
Can the QuiPower Node only be installed in switch boxes?
No, the QuiPower Node can be installed next to luminaries (lights) in connection boxes, in distribution cabinets and in many other places where you can provide it with the required electricity.
Can I switch electrical equipment on and off with the QuiPower Node?
This depends on the electrical set-up and installation. The multi-function QuiPower Node (MF1) can handle a current load of about 1.5 Amps but it can be connected to a separate relay that controls a greater current load. We are currently working on a relay version of the QuiPower Node that can handle loads of 10 to 16 Amps.
Can I switch on and off any kind of electrical equipment via the QuiPower Node?
This depends on the electrical set-up and installation. The multi-function QuiPower Node (MF1) can only handle a current load of about 1.5 Amps but it can be connected to a separate relay that then controls a greater current load. A Relay version of the QuiPowerNode is under development that can possibly handle loads of 10 to 16 Amps.
Are QuiPower Nodes compatible with Apple Home/Google Home?
No, not yet.
Can I use the QuiPower Storage with my existing solar panels?
Yes, this is the perfect match if you generate excess power from your solar power set-up. The size of the required inverter and battery storage unit will have to be defined to meet your needs.
What is the lifetime of a Nilar battery?
The standard lifetime is 20+ years. However, Nilar also offers batteries that can be refurbished on site. The simple process takes about 5 hours and will give your batteries another 20 years of life.
Can I go off-grid with the QuiPower system?
Yes, we have a fully integratable off-grid, (island) optional solution, which is availble as an extra option.
How much money can I expect to save with QuiPower?
This will depend on your situation and your needs, i.e. if you are using solar power or not, if you are charging electrical cars and the peak tariff rates charged by your electricity and grid provider. The specific saving for your property needs to be looked into case by case.
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