GTFX3048 inverter error red flashing

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Xphsto
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GTFX3048 inverter error red flashing

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I need some help -

I have 2 inverters - one is working fine ans the other does not have any AC Out. I am also receiving a red flashing LED for the error- what can be wrong ? What should I be checking in the Mate to see what the flashing red error is coding ?

Thank you for any advice.

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Re: GTFX3048 inverter error red flashing

Post by raysun »

What LED is flashing red?
What version Mate is in the system?
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My RE system: system 1= gs8048, flex max 80 controller, 4K solar, hub 4 mate3

system 2= GVFX3524, 3.5k solar, flex max 80 and mx 60 controller, hub 4 and mate.
storage for both flooded led acid.

Re: GTFX3048 inverter error red flashing

Post by vtwin100@gmail.com »

My GVFX 3524 has a erratic flashing led (red) and is cutting back power (getting weaker). Fan works, Doesn't feel hot, It just reduces amp draw. When the sun is strong it will shut down, 10 min? then shut down after maybe 6 min. All connections are good. Unit worked good last fall and provided observed output of 2700 watts however its been on a down hill slide ever since.

Backdown circuitry not working properly or doing its job for other non obvious reasons? Are there adjustments? This unit is 4qt 2004 model.
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My RE system: system 1= gs8048, flex max 80 controller, 4K solar, hub 4 mate3

system 2= GVFX3524, 3.5k solar, flex max 80 and mx 60 controller, hub 4 and mate.
storage for both flooded led acid.

Re: GTFX3048 inverter error red flashing

Post by vtwin100@gmail.com »

Update,
Inverter down to 800watts with plenty of sun. It feels very warm and fan is not running. I think its time to take it apart.
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My RE system: System 1:
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78 x PANASONIC VBHN325SA17 325W

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MATE3s, Radian GS8048A,
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1 x FLEXnet DC, 2 x FLEXware ICS
21 x PANASONIC VBHN325SA17 325W
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Re: GTFX3048 inverter error red flashing

Post by EA6LE-ONE »

vtwin100@gmail.com wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:06 am Update,
Inverter down to 800watts with plenty of sun. It feels very warm and fan is not running. I think its time to take it apart.
Probably a bad fan. you can find replacement here: https://www.solar-electric.com/outback- ... n-kit.html
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