KODAK VMIII 5kW - Dyness 3.6kWh Lithium-ion - Load Shedding Kit

From: R41,334.64 R38,229.64 inc VAT

System Specs:

  • Storage: 3.6kWh (2.88kWh 80% DOD) Backup
  • Can Upgrade to a Off-Grid Solar System
  • Lithium Technology Storage (10 Year Warranty)

KODAK 5kW Off-Grid Inverter VMIII

R15,006.41 inc VAT each

Dyness 3.6kWh 48V Lithium-ion Battery

R23,230.00 R20,125.00 inc VAT each

3 in stock

Cable Pack for Dyness Lithium-ion Batteries

R319.56 inc VAT each

2 x Brackets - Dyness B3 3.6kWh Lithium-ion Battery

R887.69 inc VAT each

Pair of Battery Cables 35mm Black & Red (1M )

R190.73 inc VAT each

35mm² Cable Terminal Lug M8 - Single

R8.58 inc VAT each

KETO Battery Disconnector with 125A Fuses

R825.46 inc VAT each

K&N Single Phase AC Switch Disconnector 25A

R420.23 inc VAT each
SKU: KOD-VMIII-DYN-3.6-LSK Categories: ,


The KODAK VMIII 5kW Load Shedding Kit consists of everything you need to keep things running if the grid goes down.

Upgrade to solar power by adding panels and an additional isolator, take the first step without spending out on the whole package, you can view the Solar Power version here.

The kit uses a Dyness 3.6kWh battery, a  top-selling brand due to its reliability, quality and compatibility  with various inverters. This Lithium-ion battery is one of the most affordable options on the market.

The BMS (Battery Management System) port that is now available on the KODAK King enables you to communicate properly, this wasn't available in previous models. No need for third party middleware.

What can you run?  Up to 960 watts an hour for 3 hours  (fully charged), calculate your usage with our table below.

Inverter Features

Completely Autonomous

Autonomous Off-Grid Solar Inverter  keep the lights on and your bills to zero with no effort.   This solar inverter is smart by knowing what to do and when.

Detachable LCD Module

Monitor your usage with the  new detachable LCD module  that also has multiple communication ports. Use the USB On-the-Go or via Bluetooth.

Mobile App

Monitor your usage using the new  Android App , connect via Bluetooth up to 7 metres.


Compatible with most  AGM and Lithium-ion batteries  on the market, this inverter has many years of development making it stable and robust when configured correctly.

Battery Independancy

The inverter can continuously supply power your loads without the battery being connected.

BMS Port

Connect your Lithium-ion battery directly with this  new BMS Port , no need for middleware to communicate with your battery.

Battery Features

Parallel Connection

A fantastic feature for those wanting to  expand their system at a later stage  is the ability to add more batteries to expand your battery capacity.

Long-life Quality Lithium-ion Battery

Vertical industry integration ensures  6000 cycles with 80% DOD.  Developed with their own LFP (lithium iron phosphate) cell to ensure the highest safety and most promising cycle life.

BMS protected

Self-designed BMS protects the cell from abnormal temperatures, surges and irregular voltages.


Compatible with most of the leading inverters on the market. Its compact and fashionable design fits in your home environment

Inverter Compatibility

Solis Inverter Brand
Kodak Inverter Brand
Growatt Inverter Brand
Goodwe Inverter Brand
Sofar Inverter Brand
Victron Inverter Brand
Mecer Inverter Brand
Deye Inverter Brand

PylonTech vs Dyness

What’s the difference?

Dyness B3 PylonTech US3000
Capacity 3.6kWh (75Ah) 3.5kWh (74Ah)
DoD (Depth of Discharge) 80% 80%
Cycles 6000 @ 80% DoD 6000 @ 80% DoD
Voltage 48V 48V
Max Charge/Discharge 50A 50A
Parallel Yes Yes
BMS System Yes Yes
Dimensions 480*360*133.5mm 442*420*132mm
Weight 30kg 32kg
Datasheet Datasheet

This Kit Includes

  • 1 x KODAK 5kW Off-Grid Inverter VMIII - (2 year standard warranty)
  • 1 x Dyness Lithium-ion 3.6kWh (2.88kWh 80% DOD) - (10 year standard warranty)
  • 1 x Dyness Cable Pack
  • 1 x Pair of Brackets for Dyness 3.6kWh Battery
  • 1 x 35mm Battery Cable (Red & Black)
  • 4 x 35mm Battery Lugs
  • 1 x Keto 125A Fuses
  • 1 x Keto Disconnect
  • 2 x K&N Single Phase AC Switch Disconnector 25A
  • Installation is not included

Payback Calculation:

This is an example of what you would payback over 42 Months (3 1/2 years)

Standard Bank Example:

Loan Amount: R 44,093.33
Loan Rate: 20.50%
Loan Term: 42 Months (3 1/2 years)
Monthly repayment: R 1,589

We do not provide credit, we highly recommend taking a personal or business loan from your bank in order to get the best rate.

Bank Loan Calculators:
Absa · Nedbank · FNB · Standard Bank · Capitec

Remember, in 10 years time electricity rates would be close to R6 – R8 p/kwh

How Many Appliances Can I Run?

This varies with the size of your system, for example, with a 4kw system can run 4000 Watts worth of appliances at any one time.

Note:  You can run all these appliances at the same time for 4 hours (estimated) 

Appliance Watts (per hour)
Standard Fridge 120
Fridge Freezer 120
Personal Computer 200
46″ LCD Flat screen TV 250
Modem 12
Alarm System 15
12 LED Lights 240 (20 Watts Each)
DSTV Decoder 30
Total: 977 watts

Estimating Your Own Usage

List of other appliances

These are estimated, to get an accurate Watt usage refer to each appliance manual.

Appliance Watts (per hour)
Network SWitch 20
Radio 30
Electric Blanket 50
Sewing Machine 70
Electric Fan 60
Hi-Fi 150
Electric Fence 250
File Server 500
Small Flood Light 500
Standard Flood Light 1000
Laser Printer 600
Power Drill 600
Iron 2000
Hair Dryer 1800
Microwave 800
Washing Machine (hot) 2300
Washing Machine (cold) 1000
Vacuum Cleaner 1200
Swimming pool Pump 1100
Electric Frying Pan 1500
Cordless Kettle 1800
Dish Washer 2300
Tumble Dryer 2800
Oven 2000

How Long Will The Power Last?

  • Approximately 5 hours at Peak Power during the day
  • Approximately 4 hours Off-Peak Power during the evening (backup power)

Component Details

KODAK 5kW Off-Grid Inverter VMIII

The KODAK Off-Grid has been updated to this latest version, a tried and tested Voltronic system it is one of the  most popular and affordable  inverters on the market. The VMIII has some new improved features you can monitor and configure your Solar Power or Load Shedding system. Features:
  •  Removable LCD control module  with multiple communications servers and ATM
  • Built-in Bluetooth for mobile monitoring (Android App is available)
  •  Reserved communication port for BMS  (RS485, CAN-BUS or RS232)
  • Replaceable fan design for ease of maintenance
  •  Supply load from Grid or PV, even when the battery is not available 
  • Configurable AC/PV output usage timer and prioritization
  • Selectable high power charging current
  • Selectable input voltage range for home appliances and personal computers
  •  Compatible with Utility Mains or generator input 
  • Auto restart while AC is recovering
  • Cold start function

Dyness 3.6kWh 48V Lithium-ion Battery

The Dyness battery B3 module is widely used in energy storage and electrical products.  Household Energy Storage  systems; Centralised power station energy storage systems.


  • Dyness is equipped with  intelligent BMS  for each battery pack to manage modules effectively.
  • Compared with the traditional module, the B3 can meet the capacity storage and greatly enhance the cycle life.
  • Safe  lithium-ion  phosphate battery cell
  • Compact size ultralight module
  • Each module is equipped with an independent BMS system
  • 10 year warranty

Pricing & Availability

Units Price inc VAT
Week 1 20 R 20,125
Week 2 20 R 21,160
Week 3 20 R 22,195
Week 4 20 R 23,230

Take a Look at our Solar Power Kit Variation

KODAK VMIII 5kW - Dyness 3.5kWh Lithium-ion - Solar Power Kit

KODAK VMIII 5kW – Dyness 3.6kWh Lithium-ion – Solar Power Kit

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the installation cost?

For Cape Town and Gauteng the average cost is R 7,000 per day.

Consumables is approximately R 1,500

Breakdown of installation:

  • Labour (1/2 day project depending on conditions of electrical)
  • Placement + connection
  • Installation materials
  • Registered COC
  • 24 month workmanship guaranteed

This is an estimation of the cost and a general detail of installation, confirm the specifics with your installer.

We do have installers that we can refer depending on your location.

Do you install?

We do not install we only supply Solar products.

We can however help find you an installer, this depends on your location.

Simply ask us after you have ordered.

Can I expand the system?

You can increase the battery capacity.

If you want to add more solar panels you will are restricted by the inverter peak load.

You can modify the solar power kit and keep the same inverter in order to descrease the price.

Can I change some of the components?

Absolutely, you can customise any part of the system to suit your own specification.

Do you have a payment plan?

No we don’t provide credit, we highly recommend taking a personal or business loan from your bank in order to get the best rate.

Standard Bank Example:

Loan Amount: R 44,093.33
Loan Rate: 20.50%
Loan Term: 42 Months (3 1/2 years)
Monthly repayment: R 1,589

Loan Calculators:

Absa | Nedbank | FNB | Standard Bank | Capitec

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Additional information

kW Size


Storage Size


System Type


Volt Size


kVA Size

Storage Type



KODAK 5kW Off-Grid Inverter VMIII

Weight 17 kg
Dimensions 115 × 300 × 400 mm

kW Size


Volt Size


System Type



Prices are subject to change with no prior notice. Subject to availability. Images are for display purposes and may vary slightly in appearance.


Standard delivery rates will apply for deliveries to anywhere in South Africa. Delivery dates will be determined by supplier capability.

Min PPT Voltage:

120 V

Max PPT Voltage:

430 V

DC Startup Voltage:

120 V

DC Shutdown Voltage:

120 V

Max Input Voltage:

450 V

Max DC Power:

4,500 W

Max AC Power:

5,000 W

Max DC Current:

40 A

Max DC Inputs:


Has DC Fuses:




Included Connectors:


Euro Efficiency:

93 %



IP Rating:


MPPT Trackers:


Has Integrated DC Switch:



2 years

Dyness 3.6kWh 48V Lithium-ion Battery

Weight 30 kg
Dimensions 480 × 360 × 133.5 mm
Storage Size


Ah size


Volt Size




10 years

Nominal Energy


Max. Continuous Discharge Current


Max. Continuous Charge Current


Charging Cut-Off Vol


Discharging End-Off Vol


Protection Level


Calendar Life

6000 Cycles

Charging Temperature Range


Discharging Temperature Range



CAN / RS485


up to 142kWh total energy, 40 modules parallel at most

Recommend C Rate


Cable Pack for Dyness Lithium-ion Batteries

Weight 1.2 kg

2 x Brackets - Dyness B3 3.6kWh Lithium-ion Battery

Weight 2.4 kg

Pair of Battery Cables 35mm Black & Red (1M )

Weight 0.78 kg

35mm² Cable Terminal Lug M8 - Single

Weight 0.01 kg

KETO Battery Disconnector with 125A Fuses

Weight 1.06 kg

K&N Single Phase AC Switch Disconnector 25A

Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 85 × 82 × 160 mm