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by sbrownian
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Could using a Thyristor controller damage my Inverter?
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: Could using a Thyristor controller damage my Inverter?

Anybody know the frequency range of the 'wild' AC from the turbine? Looking at their promo literature, they show the rig directly connected to the grid. It's inverter output, so I'd guess all the "wild" would be handled in their charge controller. Stock AC out 60hz, other frequency (50hz ...
by sbrownian
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Could using a Thyristor controller damage my Inverter?
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: Could using a Thyristor controller damage my Inverter?

I am somewhat confused...

The wind turbine output is AC?

Anybody know the frequency range of the 'wild' AC from the turbine?

How many phase?
by sbrownian
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM 100 Arc fault
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: FM 100 Arc fault

At a food processing plant I used to work at, every yearly shutdown was preceded by an "open all the cans" and scope them with the infrared camera while the plant was running. (Well, all the ones that we could and still maintain the "keep the water out of the works...") I was alw...
by sbrownian
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Replacement of equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: Replacement of equipment

Spare spark plugs, belts, oil filter, distributor cap and rotor, and a spare set of spark plug wires are all ratholed in the gen shack. I thought about telling the owner to get his paws on a spare water pump too, but the fact that he picked up an air cooled Honda to back up the Kubota pretty well co...
by sbrownian
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Simpliphi
Topic: Charging SimpliPhi battery with OB chargers
Replies: 196
Views: 6468

Re: Charging SimpliPhi battery with OB chargers

You can't tell I'm the least bit excited can you? Ok, ok, breathing deeply... When the time comes, you will have to set them up left-handed. ezgif-2-43b759c0c745.gif :lol: :lol: ...but I am left handed... :lol: :lol: :lol: "Left handed people are the only ones in their right mind..." /Ow!...
by sbrownian
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Simpliphi
Topic: Charging SimpliPhi battery with OB chargers
Replies: 196
Views: 6468

Re: Charging SimpliPhi battery with OB chargers

And nobody has made any "A Spoonful of lithium makes the system go better" cracks...
by sbrownian
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: 1 1/2 year old install all fine and now dead
Replies: 32
Views: 1487

Re: 1 1/2 year old install all fine and now dead

you need to find why the 50 amp breaker was triggered. unless you got the generator wired wrong and feedback to inverter. I think it might of gotten bumped or something as there was neither a generator nor any ac1 line hooked up. One thing I just noticed while watching some trouble shooting videos ...
by sbrownian
Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: If conduit gets wet inside can conductors short?
Replies: 20
Views: 2370

Re: If conduit gets wet inside can conductors short?

FYI, UG primary is carrying about 7.4 kv in relation to ground. The cable itself is coaxial in nature, as it has a center conductor, thick insulation, a very loose 'shield' (a few stands of wire woven as a very open mesh,) then the outer jacket. That cable 'drain' wire is terminated to ground at the...
by sbrownian
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Illegal generator fuel
Replies: 17
Views: 1437

Re: Illegal generator fuel

The wood almost looks like it could be related to the madrona trees on the pacific coast..

And the local co-op has $1.89 propane Saturdays - bring that tank on down...
by sbrownian
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: The Mate3x built in Web App
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: The Mate3x built in Web App

Vast ideas, half-vast implimentation... "Data logging will occur at the interval set in the MATE3 Data Logging screen shown in Figure 153 on page 122. Data logging to the MATE3 internal flash memory is stored for up to one year's worth of logs. Data logs can be downloaded selectively to the SD ...
by sbrownian
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: The Mate3x built in Web App
Replies: 11
Views: 852

Re: The Mate3x built in Web App

And stuff an SD card in, set up logging, and you can actually have a record of that 'fast' data...
by sbrownian
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: FX always shows full charge even when batteries are Low
Replies: 49
Views: 2558

Re: FX always shows full charge even when batteries are Low

The local mate web interface also offers a file backup.

It creates an .xml file, but with a bit of practice, you can figure out the structure and what the values are.
by sbrownian
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: Calculation of AC power (Kwh)
Replies: 13
Views: 893

Re: Calculation of AC power (Kwh)

Depending on the configuration of the meter, there are usually 2 or 2 and a half of what are referred to as 'elements' that monitor currents and voltages of all the 'legs' in the meter, both L1 and L2 plus neutral. (Neutral being the 'half' element if I remember correctly.) The meter has the abilty ...
by sbrownian
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: 20 years later
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Re: 20 years later

Molten salt thorium reactors.

But, but, but, that is NEW-CLE-AR POWER!!!

Yep.
by sbrownian
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Lost connection
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Lost connection

There is also a timer in the Mate that can be set to reboot it at intervals. (Every 4 hours, once a day, etc.)
by sbrownian
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Direct connection between Mate3s and router/gateway
Replies: 10
Views: 889

Re: Direct connection between Mate3s and router/gateway

If you have an Android device, I use 'Fing' to go out and sniff for devices on the local network. You also might do a port scan / check on the Mate and the router / intermediate devices to make sure that they can pass all the port #s in use. (Kind of a remote possibility, but it's one I would check....
by sbrownian
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: SkyBox Inverter
Topic: Skybox user feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 2663

Re: Skybox user feedback

No requirements mentioned, other than 'small' and "have 10kwh of LiFePo" ordered.
by sbrownian
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: ULTRACELL ucg 100-12 batteries
Replies: 25
Views: 2455

Re: ULTRACELL ucg 100-12 batteries

The Mate should list the firmware #s of all the devices it 'sees,' that might help narrow it down..
by sbrownian
Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: ULTRACELL ucg 100-12 batteries
Replies: 25
Views: 2455

Re: ULTRACELL ucg 100-12 batteries

Just for info to file away. .

Which FXR do you have?
So far, I see 230vac single phase out, and 24 vdc in, which narrows it down some, but.... just curious.
by sbrownian
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Marine Applications
Topic: Fm 80 and mate 3
Replies: 26
Views: 2154

Re: Fm 80 and mate 3

When you say "load tester" you are referring to an actual device something like an "SOC" that applies various loads to the battery, watches the voltage 'rebound,' and compensates for ambient temperature and ampacity? Nothing wrong with your basic carbon pile tester either, as lon...
by sbrownian
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Days Since Parms met
Replies: 69
Views: 5399

Re: Days Since Parms met

raysun wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:34 pm
sbrownian wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:14 pm I still wonder a bit about the FNDC "firmware" reset...
It resets the parameter values, and deletes the FNDC "learned" battery characteristic data.
Did ya do that when converting to Li?
by sbrownian
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Days Since Parms met
Replies: 69
Views: 5399

Re: Days Since Parms met

I still wonder a bit about the FNDC "firmware" reset...
by sbrownian
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Marine Applications
Topic: Fm 80 and mate 3
Replies: 26
Views: 2154

Re: Fm 80 and mate 3

1 year old doesn't mean they are all still good. I agree with raysun. Disconnect the blocks from the system (and each other,) and let the cells 'rest' for a while (like he said, several hours, minimum,) with no load whatsoever. Check voltages. Any one of them come up 'out of whack' with the others? ...
by sbrownian
Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: Upgrade - RADIAN vs. VFXR3648
Replies: 21
Views: 1671

Re: Upgrade - RADIAN vs. VFXR3648

Dug through the .xml file for the Radian, and there is only one entry for the charger AC current limit. <AC_Charger_Input_Limit>220 </AC_Charger_Input_Limit> There is, however, a separate variable for max input current for each of the two AC input connections. If you use the GS load center, it has b...
by sbrownian
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: Upgrade - RADIAN vs. VFXR3648
Replies: 21
Views: 1671

Re: Upgrade - RADIAN vs. VFXR3648

That is why you put tape on the wrench handles.. :neutral: