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by sodamo
Fri Mar 11, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Warranty Replacement VFXR Control Board
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Warranty Replacement VFXR Control Board

Hoping for the best, Jim
by sodamo
Sat Feb 19, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Ethernet to WiFi adapter
Replies: 27
Views: 537

Re: Ethernet to WiFi adapter

Braggard 😁😁😁😁
by sodamo
Thu Feb 17, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Off-Grid Generator replacement
Replies: 48
Views: 1643

Re: Off-Grid Generator replacement

Bought my EU7000 from Whitecap, same price as online. Never had them do any maintenance but wouldn’t hesitate as hey did good with initial setup.
by sodamo
Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback System review
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Outback System review

Aloha and welcome.
As Raysun stated, this is a user forum and you can get great help. Details of your system mosthelpful.
Where are you located? You might note that some others practice Aloha as well. 😁
by sodamo
Fri Feb 11, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Off-Grid Generator replacement
Replies: 48
Views: 1643

Re: Off-Grid Generator replacement

Shoot I remember struggling to lift my EU3000 into truck. Tractor with the forks for sure with the Eu7000. Seems I am NOT getting stronger as I age 😩
by sodamo
Thu Feb 10, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Off-Grid Generator replacement
Replies: 48
Views: 1643

Re: Off-Grid Generator replacement

I also have a Honda EU7000 set up as autostart/AGS works great.
by sodamo
Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:52 am
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Ethernet to WiFi adapter
Replies: 27
Views: 537

Re: Ethernet to WiFi adapter

Jim, my Mate has never had a wired connection back to main system. My first system was an apple airport extreme with wireless to airport express. Current system is an eero than meshes to another eero at my Outback for Mate connection. Other than a weak signal at times, works well. Should be able to ...
by sodamo
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Solar powered greenhouse
Replies: 12
Views: 1037

Re: Solar powered greenhouse

Guess mine has a long way to go. 😁
by sodamo
Mon Dec 27, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Simpliphi
Topic: SimpliPhi 3.8 54.4 v.s. 56.4
Replies: 326
Views: 25107

Re: SimpliPhi 3.8 54.4 v.s. 56.4

Been a wet, overcast month
25 inches just this month
by sodamo
Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Simpliphi
Topic: SimpliPhi 3.8 54.4 v.s. 56.4
Replies: 326
Views: 25107

Re: SimpliPhi 3.8 54.4 v.s. 56.4

This month
by sodamo
Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Simpliphi
Topic: SimpliPhi 3.8 54.4 v.s. 56.4
Replies: 326
Views: 25107

Re: SimpliPhi 3.8 54.4 v.s. 56.4

For me, this has been generator month. So much overcast and rain I haven’t seen CPM via PV in awhile. Hope Raysun is doing better than I am.
by sodamo
Sat Dec 18, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: Starlink and OpticsRE
Replies: 26
Views: 1204

Re: Starlink and OpticsRE

Update to all. Installed a Mate3s over a week ago and it has been robustly churning out OpticsRE data through Starlink without a hitch. To reiterate, we are not using the Starlink router but plugging a Google WiFi + mesh directly into the internet port on the dishy power supply brick. Mate3s is plu...
by sodamo
Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Classroom Training
Topic: Training day for newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 8144

Re: Training day for newbie

Great start is to detail your system in your profile, then ask anything.
by sodamo
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Simpliphi
Topic: Charging SimpliPhi battery with OB chargers
Replies: 196
Views: 6457

Re: Charging SimpliPhi battery with OB chargers

My 2kWH production yesterday didn't really cover consumption to any appreciable degree. 6.7kwh In 29.6kwh Out Wow, that's like us having snow days. So, you and @raysun are having plenty of rain and the opportunity to exercise your generators That would be one way to look at it 😁 at 199.18 inches yt...
by sodamo
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Simpliphi
Topic: Charging SimpliPhi battery with OB chargers
Replies: 196
Views: 6457

Re: Charging SimpliPhi battery with OB chargers

raysun wrote: Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:53 am
Worse than the rain, not getting much cloud penetration for pv production
My 2kWH production yesterday didn't really cover consumption to any appreciable degree.
6.7kwh In
29.6kwh Out
by sodamo
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Simpliphi
Topic: Charging SimpliPhi battery with OB chargers
Replies: 196
Views: 6457

Re: Charging SimpliPhi battery with OB chargers

JRHill wrote: Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:45 am
raysun wrote: Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:26 am 4.5" of rain yesterday. A lot for the dry forest.
Heh, we're at 3.12" since the 1st of the rain year Oct 1.
Oct? Having a drought?
by sodamo
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Simpliphi
Topic: Charging SimpliPhi battery with OB chargers
Replies: 196
Views: 6457

Re: Charging SimpliPhi battery with OB chargers

Worse than the rain, not getting much cloud penetration for pv production

Screenshot from my wx station
by sodamo
Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Simpliphi
Topic: Charging SimpliPhi battery with OB chargers
Replies: 196
Views: 6457

Re: Charging SimpliPhi battery with OB chargers

Hope y'all survived the HI blizzards LOL! Where we're at two tropical storm fronts converged for modest wind gusts (30 mph or so) and torrential rain. Good old marine foul weather of my youth, with lots more rain. Lots. Passing storms pelting the tin roof (ceramic coated steel, actually) has awaken...
by sodamo
Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Third-Party Batteries
Topic: Should I invest in Lithium?
Replies: 103
Views: 3515

Re: Should I invest in Lithium?

Hello everyone! So the saga continues. I thought I had found a US company who would ship me 4 Simpliphi batteries at $2200 USD each ($8800) plus shipping and taxes and customs fees - however turns out they aren't very capable of that. (Their latest plan was to send them by sea to a port 6 hours awa...
by sodamo
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Do wind turbines ever work?
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Do wind turbines ever work?

Early on in my off grid adventure solar panels were expensive, I was interested in wind, the wind blew day and night. I could drive up the road to my house and at least 4 neighbors had 1 or 2 wind generators. So when I wanted to expand my system, adding a 400 watt machine seemed a logical choice. Mo...
by sodamo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Third-Party Batteries
Topic: Should I invest in Lithium?
Replies: 103
Views: 3515

Re: Should I invest in Lithium?

JRHill wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:04 pm You guys have to take the good with the bad.

Propane+++. Black sand beaches? Hmmm.
And enough sun to keep the Phis happy.
by sodamo
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Third-Party Batteries
Topic: Should I invest in Lithium?
Replies: 103
Views: 3515

Re: Should I invest in Lithium?

Raysun you are a awesome dude for setting up your neighbor like that! This is what solar generation is all about, not the companies trying to get you to lease, buy expensive systems where they make a ton of profit off of you! I hope to see more of this in the future when rates start to hit .75 cent...
by sodamo
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Third-Party Batteries
Topic: Should I invest in Lithium?
Replies: 103
Views: 3515

Re: Should I invest in Lithium?

Alan Adding a screenshot of my AGS: My personal trigger, if I’m 50% at dark, I’m pretty happy. SoC stop 40%? Oh yeah, your battery is about the size of Lanai island. if I’m 50% at dark, I’m pretty happy So's the battery. 50% is the LiFePo4 happy place. If SoC could be held between 30% and 70%, a Li...
by sodamo
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Third-Party Batteries
Topic: Should I invest in Lithium?
Replies: 103
Views: 3515

Re: Should I invest in Lithium?

Alan

Adding a screenshot of my AGS:
My personal trigger, if I’m 50% at dark, I’m pretty happy.
by sodamo
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Third-Party Batteries
Topic: Should I invest in Lithium?
Replies: 103
Views: 3515

Re: Should I invest in Lithium?

I’m thinking coolers could be a good solution. Might consider some silicone sealer around openings, maybe even a bead between top and bottom. Unlike Raysun, I use AGS for my generator runs, both exercise and backup. One thing I like is I don’t go for full charge via generator, so it’s easy to play w...