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by EA6LE-ONE
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: OpticRE Radian GS8048a Output Leg 1 kWh
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: OpticRE Radian GS8048a Output Leg 1 kWh

I just checked my radians and all 4 are reporting the load only on leg 2. Or is a problem with optics or is the way the radians are logging the load total to leg 2 only.
by EA6LE-ONE
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: Connect Mate3 to Hughes Net Modem
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Connect Mate3 to Hughes Net Modem

pss wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:00 pm As for length, most good Ethernet cables can go close to a thousand feet. A 100 foot cable will not be a problem.
328ft is the maximum length of a good ethernet cable.
by EA6LE-ONE
Thu May 27, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Third-Party Batteries
Topic: Guess the SoC prediction game
Replies: 100
Views: 1257

Re: Guess the SoC prediction game

raysun wrote: Thu May 27, 2021 11:50 am :grin:
sodamo wrote: Thu May 27, 2021 11:10 am I even turned hottub up to 98°
A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
I guess this works when you are single. otherwise a man gotta get a dog house.
by EA6LE-ONE
Thu May 27, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Third-Party Batteries
Topic: Two step Absorb - anyone know how to do it?
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: Two step Absorb - anyone know how to do it?

I think it can be mitigated in the float voltage that will have to be kept at least the 2 or 3 hours. That why some batteries have 2 hours absorb and 2 hours float. at float voltage the batteries are still charging but no gassing. Float is automatic with the FM80. If Absorb is complete, and there's...
by EA6LE-ONE
Thu May 27, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Third-Party Batteries
Topic: Two step Absorb - anyone know how to do it?
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: Two step Absorb - anyone know how to do it?

I think it can be mitigated in the float voltage that will have to be kept at least the 2 or 3 hours. That why some batteries have 2 hours absorb and 2 hours float. at float voltage the batteries are still charging but no gassing.
by EA6LE-ONE
Tue May 25, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: Solar newb - Outback 60 Charge Controller: Default settings/settings advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 170

Re: Solar newb - Outback 60 Charge Controller: Default settings/settings advice?

I am 99% sure this is the charging data I need. https://www.centennialbatteries.com/knowledge-base/do-you-have-a-voltage-chart-of-charge-for-the-dc24mf-915-/ Does that look correct? Your batteries are flooded not AGM. even if they are maintenance free for RV and marine applications, as solar applic...
by EA6LE-ONE
Tue May 25, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: MATE3s can't read SD cards anymore
Replies: 14
Views: 415

Re: MATE3s can't read SD cards anymore

So OB support urged me to swap out the MATE3s anyway so I did. When I went to load the saved configuration from the old one, the new one wouldn't read the SD card either. Finally got it to work after several attempts. Seems to be working fine this morning. Only issue--not talking to OpticsRE. Just ...
by EA6LE-ONE
Mon May 24, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: LCD & Hotkey blinking every 2-minutes (or so)
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: LCD & Hotkey blinking every 2-minutes (or so)

Try to change the communication cable from mate to the HUB if there is one. if not then change the cable between the inverter and mate. try a good cat6 network cable.
If there is a HUB then change the other cables just in case.
by EA6LE-ONE
Thu May 20, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Grid Zero - Not using battery
Replies: 12
Views: 1782

Re: Grid Zero - Not using battery

How? Mini Grid? I use mini grid and have in mate the "grid use" tab where I set when to use grid and when to drop every day. is your battery big enough to service the loads without grid help? if yes then the mini grid might be the way to go. or can be with setting to switch to grid load i...
by EA6LE-ONE
Thu May 20, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Grid Zero - Not using battery
Replies: 12
Views: 1782

Re: Grid Zero - Not using battery

which re-volt batteries you have?
if is the 5kWh then 4 might not be enough for 2 radians.
by EA6LE-ONE
Thu May 20, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Grid Zero - Not using battery
Replies: 12
Views: 1782

Re: Grid Zero - Not using battery

You could schedule to drop the grid when you want to use only from the batteries. How? Mini Grid? I use mini grid and have in mate the "grid use" tab where I set when to use grid and when to drop every day. is your battery big enough to service the loads without grid help? if yes then the...
by EA6LE-ONE
Thu May 20, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Grid Zero - Not using battery
Replies: 12
Views: 1782

Re: Grid Zero - Not using battery

You could schedule to drop the grid when you want to use only from the batteries.
by EA6LE-ONE
Tue May 18, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: OutBack Energy Cell Batteries
Topic: H2 detector and AGM batteries
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: H2 detector and AGM batteries

So I used the buck charger to charge the lowest batteries and the results are promising, those batteries are now in the middle of the pack. The strange thing about the batteries is that they do fluctuate, some reaching very high values at times and then later getting to a lower value with other reac...
by EA6LE-ONE
Tue May 18, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: short absorb time
Replies: 48
Views: 761

Re: short absorb time

raysun wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 2:59 pm
I suppose. The setting is for High values, so that may make it look like that.
on mine the graph reflects the average for SOC in monthly view.
by EA6LE-ONE
Tue May 18, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: short absorb time
Replies: 48
Views: 761

Re: short absorb time

I just realized I am a bit annoying. :)
by EA6LE-ONE
Tue May 18, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: short absorb time
Replies: 48
Views: 761

Re: short absorb time

what are your thoughts on the monthly data and the calibration issue When the system is fairly quiet, (battery current/voltage not changing) measure and note the voltage at the battery +/-, then at the battery + and - bus bars, then at the FNDC battery +/- screw terminals. Best to take the calibrat...
by EA6LE-ONE
Tue May 18, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: short absorb time
Replies: 48
Views: 761

Re: short absorb time

what are your thoughts on the monthly data and the calibration issue Monthly data: It doesn't even look like any power is being drawn from the battery, though it obviously is. Why is the SoC essentially flat-lined at or near 100% until the last day? Unusual. it will look flat if you have the same c...
by EA6LE-ONE
Tue May 18, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: short absorb time
Replies: 48
Views: 761

Re: short absorb time

note the red voltage of 60.1v when i actually take a reading directly off the batteries it is reading 59.8 to 60v , i have tried to calibrate but can not get it any better than the readings shown as the calibration is at its limits Do you have the FNDC wires for the battery voltage connected at the...
by EA6LE-ONE
Tue May 18, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Kill-a-watt
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Kill-a-watt

JRHill wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 11:37 am
Thx for that. Yup, out of stock.
Found a new version:
https://www.ebay.com/p/626934182
by EA6LE-ONE
Tue May 18, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Kill-a-watt
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Kill-a-watt

I had a basic unit for years and it got away. I loaned it but it was supposedly given back. Hmm. Anyway I'm looking to replace it but there are so many models. What have you used that you are happy with? Don't need bluetooth. Are there some models that are better than others? I used this in the pas...
by EA6LE-ONE
Tue May 18, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: short absorb time
Replies: 48
Views: 761

Re: short absorb time

I see you are still running a single shunt. Any differencess between what the charge controllers report and what the FNDC reports would be lost to you. Two approaches to data differences that mean little or nothing: measure it but ignore it, or don't measure it and don't see that it exists. I know ...
by EA6LE-ONE
Tue May 18, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: short absorb time
Replies: 48
Views: 761

Re: short absorb time

Since you have OpticsRE, and care to share (battery performance, not beer), perhaps post a summary of this month's useage to date, showing AH, SoC and V. Ray, I see that with the new system you still have the solar production smaller than what goes to the battery. Mine looks like this for the month...
by EA6LE-ONE
Mon May 17, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: good evening I have two 8k radians mounted in parallel
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: good evening I have two 8k radians mounted in parallel

Mike Curran wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 6:15 pm Those modes sound right, but make sure your Master is plugged into port 1, slave into port 7. What firmware version is your Mate running? Latest is 1.4.6, I think.
on radians you don't need to be in port 7 for slave. I think is only for VFX VFRX series to create the split phase sync.
by EA6LE-ONE
Mon May 17, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: short absorb time
Replies: 48
Views: 761

Re: short absorb time

the fan air movement has been sized by room volume to keep hydrogen levels well below 2% and the ac used is a 48v unit with brush less motors which also decreases the risk of ignition.there is also sufficient access for fresh air to enter the room while the exhaust fan is operating. ambient temps h...
by EA6LE-ONE
Mon May 17, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Use of Outback inverter's automatic transfer switch
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Use of Outback inverter's automatic transfer switch

is built in the inverter. you have power input from grid or generator, and load on the AC side. If you power load will not exceed the power capabilities of your inverter then you will be ok using the inverter. if your power will exceed the capabilities then you will need to add a separate electrical...