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by HawaiianDrummer
Thu Mar 03, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: I can now control Mate3s everytime and every day
Replies: 10
Views: 284

I can now control Mate3s everytime and every day

Aloha, For over 12 years or more I have fought trying to see the display of the mate3 and more recently the mate3s. the solar shed is out back of the guest house about 100 ft direct line of sight, but because of our internet hot spot being too far away I could never connect to Optics re, so I settle...
by HawaiianDrummer
Thu Mar 03, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen

Aloha, An update. (I will also start a new post about this) I solved my dilemma by trenching in a line 130' direct to my house. So now the Mate3s is in my kitchen and I can view it and make any changes needed! I am happy now, I always can access my system now! David :grin:
by HawaiianDrummer
Thu Mar 03, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: FNDC A bunch of money for a bad product
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Re: FNDC A bunch of money for a bad product

Aloha, regarding your jump to full charge issue. I compensated this, by setting the time longer at full charge lets say 10 minutes or more if needed at full charge then if a real clear BRIGHT SUN gets the charge up high for a minute or so then gets cloudy again quick it will not jump to full. At lea...
by HawaiianDrummer
Thu Feb 10, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen

Aloha, In reply, 1. The Mate 3s is connected with a very short cat5e cable to the D-Link router (both are in solar shed) 2. The D-Link router connects wirelessly to a Netgear range extender in main house 3. Log in means "I connect my phone or pc to wifi with 192.168.0.102" ... use to be 19...
by HawaiianDrummer
Wed Feb 09, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen

Aloha, Thanks for your quick reply and concern. We use to have a Sprint hotspot and it performed very well with up to 10 devices allowed. It has top be kept up stairs in the main house, for the guest house to have access. Now T-Mobile has taken over and replaced our sprint, supposedly capable of 16 ...
by HawaiianDrummer
Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:31 pm
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen

Aloha, Update: Flex net is still turning on gen when settings are met, that makes me happy! After each auto start of gen the system charges batteries till settings are met by the percentage and runs from 30 minutes to an hour or so. BUT unfortunately many times the setting for USE AC IN changes to D...
by HawaiianDrummer
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen

Aloha, Jan. 11,2022 Up Date: Mostly all well, Gen auto starts by percentage settings every day (early morning) and auto stops by percentage met. But twice now over past couple of weeks The inverter setting changes from USE AC In to DROP AC In. I have to manually change the Mate3s Inverter key on rig...
by HawaiianDrummer
Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen

Aloha, Great news to have had the generator auto start and stop twice last night! The 1st time was at 10:30 pm and ran for a couple hours and then again at 1:30 am and ran for an hour or so. Thankful I can sleep again without worrying about losing power in the middle of the night! Thanks again for a...
by HawaiianDrummer
Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen

Aloha, I wrote a long explanation, then the draft disappeared, So the short answer is today I inverted the logic of the Flex net DC and tested with both voltage and percentages and they both got the generator to turn on. I removed the SPDT relay completely , it was not doing anything. Now I will see...
by HawaiianDrummer
Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen

No! Not again! Well my Flex Net DC started the generator those two times but never again. unless I go into flex Net DC program and initiate Auto ON. But it never shuts the generator off. Today I tried just voltage start settings in flex Net DC and zeroed out the percentages but still nothing AND I ...
by HawaiianDrummer
Wed Dec 22, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen

Aloha, OK this will be my last post to this subject. This is a total success, gen turned on and after only 2 3/4 hrs. it shut off automatically too!!! And the next morning also ran automatically and shut off when parameters were met again! Now I have to go buy more diesel fuel. Thanks to all, David
by HawaiianDrummer
Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen

Aloha, A cloudy rainy day and night here in Hawaii and the battery level got to 51 percent after 7 P.M. and my Kubota diesel generator " AUTO STARTED" when the battery percentage setting!!! Now I will get to see how long it runs before shutting off automatically. I know all parameters must...
by HawaiianDrummer
Mon Dec 20, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen

Aloha, success sofar Thanks JR Hill BUT Mike Curran gets my Gold medal award (Because he illustrated the connections from inverter to relay to generator) That made it understandable for a "slower thinker" than most like me. I did try just the inverters aux with suggested connections but it...
by HawaiianDrummer
Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen

Kubota (2).png This schematic of Kubota diesel gen I cant find schematic for kubota generator start module, the only part # from maddox industries where I bought it from showed part #AUTOSM I am still going to hook it up today without having the Flexnet DC wired to inverter aux remote and see if it...
by HawaiianDrummer
Sun Dec 19, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen

Aloha, After researching posts made here in the past one reply to a post on this subject by Kent Osterberg on this FNDC problem of latch relay always remaining in on state. This is probably my problem to date. So I will try not using the two leads from FNDC relay terminals and just connect the maste...
by HawaiianDrummer
Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Aux out indicator yellow light always on to start gen

Aloha, I had this working with old gas gen but that gen died years ago so wire to flex net DC and aux terminals have been disconnected. Now I have a recently new Kubota diesel GL 11,000 generator and a new Kubota auto start module. Problem is when I hook the 2 relay wires up again from the Flex net ...
by HawaiianDrummer
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:17 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

Aloha, Sodamo yes it is good to see full sun early all day here too, full charge met early and plus amp hrs. now! In reference to solar panels at a nice low price.....currently I only use the 21 ea. 225 w and 12 ea. 175 w panels, I disconnected the 12 ea. 65 w panels because the old FM60 took a dive...
by HawaiianDrummer
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:05 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

Aloha, raysun to answer your Was this intended to read +/- .1 vdc?
When I can see voltages from FM's at 54.8 and FX's at 54.6 and battery at 54.7 that is close enough for me to see the true average as opposed to how it use to read .6 vdc differences from each before I re calibrated. David
by HawaiianDrummer
Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:28 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

Aloha, I've been busy with insulating and dry walling the ceilings in guest house....still more to do, so in answer to: Just a day ago since your reply but guessing many of us are probably curious about the results from charging the LI batteries to full and recalibrating the FNDC to full charge and ...
by HawaiianDrummer
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:02 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

Aloha, end of the day update. Raysun I only disconnected FNDC temporarily a day ago to charge the batteries full with gen then I reconnected FNDC and recalibrated voltages on FM's and FX's JR Hill thanks for reminding us that our setups can be viewed with Optic RE that's a good resource.... only whe...
by HawaiianDrummer
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:26 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

Aloha, Here's my setup
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sorry I could not figure out how to get word file to copy and paste, hope this works for you. David
by HawaiianDrummer
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:12 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

I am and always have been the installer, programmer and maintainer of all my Outback Power installed devices for over 13 years here to date. I invest uncountable time over the years in learning from all here who have done this before. OK. I had to ask. Lots of folks asking questions but if helps to...
by HawaiianDrummer
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:40 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

Aloha, Thanks to all and Sodamo, JR Hill, Raysun .....your moral support is well appreciated! JR Hill yes, I am and always have been the installer, programmer and maintainer of all my Outback Power installed devices for over 13 years here to date. I invest uncountable time over the years in learning...
by HawaiianDrummer
Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:35 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

Aloha David. That Man On gen setting, I don’t understand if you aren’t using AGS. What about the AC In button? Is that showing Use vs Drop? I know you referenced how it worked for 12 years, but didn’t you recently make a major upgrade of sorts? How are you handling LBCO with FXs? I use the lowest L...
by HawaiianDrummer
Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:24 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

raysun wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:59 pm
HawaiianDrummer wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:55 pm No neither....I manually turn the key on the gen to start it....I just press the mate3 gen setting to manual on.
I don't quite understand what this accomplishes. What's the purpose of the Manual ON generator setting?
I like to run inverter cooling fan when charging