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raysun
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Outback IBR3 battery enclosure
REC Alpha 440W panels - 2 arrays: each of 4 strings of 2 in series
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

OB Phi Club

Post by raysun »

There's a growing number of Outback Users on this forum who are employing SimpliPhi batteries.

There are a lot of aspects to these batteries that would be good to understand.

I suggest we start a group - in this forum? on Facebook? Other spot? - to pool conversations/information re.: Outback - SimpliPhi best practices; coordinate communications, seminars; etc.
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My RE system: Totally off grid - Hamakua side, Big Island, Hi

36 Trina 280 & 16 Phono 250 in 48 volt array (fixed) 14080w
Radians GG8048/GS4048 w GSLCs
4 FM 80 charge controllers
Hub 10.3
FNDC w/3 shunts
Mate 3s
OpticsRE - MMKL - Ninole Hi
12 SimpliPhi 3.8
14Kw Kohler 14RESA Propane

Charging Only
2FX3048T
Hub
FNDC. - shared shunt feeds from Radian FNDC
Mate 3s
10Kw MEP 803a Military gen

Honda EU7000i

Davis VantagePro2 Wx Station
On line at: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KHININOL2
Location: Ninole, Hi

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by sodamo »

If FB, I’m out.
Maybe something here.
David
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sbrownian
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My RE system: GS8048 FM80 FNDC Mate3
4kw solar
7kw Kubota propane gen
Had 1200 Ahr FLA Locomotive batts
Just replaced with
2 x 300 Ah ReLion Lithium packs
MUCH more efficient!!
Location: Central Washington State

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by sbrownian »

Fake Barf?
Yuucckk..
Information, you get not; if incorrect question, you ask..
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David LeBow
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Re: OB Phi Club

Post by David LeBow »

Once everyone is back from the holiday break, I'll check in about adding a sub-forum. I wouldn't want to send anyone to FaceBook... :-o
David LeBow
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raysun
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Posts: 4613
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:57 am
My RE system: Flexpower Two: (2) FXR3048A, (2) FM80, MATE3s, FlexNetDC
SimpliPhi 48-3.8 (6 @ 48v)
Outback IBR3 battery enclosure
REC Alpha 440W panels - 2 arrays: each of 4 strings of 2 in series
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by raysun »

David LeBow wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:59 am Once everyone is back from the holiday break, I'll check in about adding a sub-forum. I wouldn't want to send anyone to FaceBook... :-o
Nobody wants to go there either.

Thanks David, and Happy New Year!
sodamo
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Posts: 1154
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:55 am
My RE system: Totally off grid - Hamakua side, Big Island, Hi

36 Trina 280 & 16 Phono 250 in 48 volt array (fixed) 14080w
Radians GG8048/GS4048 w GSLCs
4 FM 80 charge controllers
Hub 10.3
FNDC w/3 shunts
Mate 3s
OpticsRE - MMKL - Ninole Hi
12 SimpliPhi 3.8
14Kw Kohler 14RESA Propane

Charging Only
2FX3048T
Hub
FNDC. - shared shunt feeds from Radian FNDC
Mate 3s
10Kw MEP 803a Military gen

Honda EU7000i

Davis VantagePro2 Wx Station
On line at: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KHININOL2
Location: Ninole, Hi

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by sodamo »

David LeBow wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:59 am Once everyone is back from the holiday break, I'll check in about adding a sub-forum. I wouldn't want to send anyone to FaceBook... :-o
Thanks David,
Maybe a Battery sub forum with subs? Maybe expansion of the Energy Forum?

Happy New Year to you and the gang.
David
Please visit http://vacation.ninolehawaii.com
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- 8 (2x4) Evergreen 180's into one FM80 (2007/2020 - replaced MX60)
- 6 (2×3) ALEO S79-300's into one FM80 (2017)
- 2 grid-tied VFXR3524A-01's series stacked, replaced GVFX's (2020)
- 12 Surrette/Rolls 2V x 1766Ah (2007)
- Hub10.3, Mate3s, FNDC, RTS. Tigo ES maximizers on each PV module.

Westinghouse Solar - Barn roof: (2012)
- 30 (2x15) 235W panels with Enphase M215 microinverters, grid-tied

Outback Skybox - Barn roof: (2019)
- 14 Talesun 275W in series (DC array input to SB inverter/charger)
- 3 SimpliPhi 3.8 batteries, 48V, 225Ah total
- AC coupled input from 14 Talesun 275W, Enphase M215 microinverters

All self-designed and self-installed
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Re: OB Phi Club

Post by Mike Curran »

Maybe we could call it the Omicron Beta Phi club :grin:
https://smart.tigoenergy.com/p/pZXn7SZQyO45?date=2021-04-19
https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/public/systems/Hctc107221
raysun
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My RE system: Flexpower Two: (2) FXR3048A, (2) FM80, MATE3s, FlexNetDC
SimpliPhi 48-3.8 (6 @ 48v)
Outback IBR3 battery enclosure
REC Alpha 440W panels - 2 arrays: each of 4 strings of 2 in series
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by raysun »

Mike Curran wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:17 am Maybe we could call it the Omicron Beta Phi club :grin:
As long as we don't need to sing a club song...
😆
sbrownian
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Posts: 540
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My RE system: GS8048 FM80 FNDC Mate3
4kw solar
7kw Kubota propane gen
Had 1200 Ahr FLA Locomotive batts
Just replaced with
2 x 300 Ah ReLion Lithium packs
MUCH more efficient!!
Location: Central Washington State

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by sbrownian »

raysun wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:42 am
Mike Curran wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:17 am Maybe we could call it the Omicron Beta Phi club :grin:
As long as we don't need to sing a club song...
😆
"Toga! Toga! Toga!"
:mrgreen:
Information, you get not; if incorrect question, you ask..
sodamo
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Posts: 1154
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:55 am
My RE system: Totally off grid - Hamakua side, Big Island, Hi

36 Trina 280 & 16 Phono 250 in 48 volt array (fixed) 14080w
Radians GG8048/GS4048 w GSLCs
4 FM 80 charge controllers
Hub 10.3
FNDC w/3 shunts
Mate 3s
OpticsRE - MMKL - Ninole Hi
12 SimpliPhi 3.8
14Kw Kohler 14RESA Propane

Charging Only
2FX3048T
Hub
FNDC. - shared shunt feeds from Radian FNDC
Mate 3s
10Kw MEP 803a Military gen

Honda EU7000i

Davis VantagePro2 Wx Station
On line at: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KHININOL2
Location: Ninole, Hi

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by sodamo »

And here I was about to caution it becoming a drinking club...
David
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raysun
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Posts: 4613
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:57 am
My RE system: Flexpower Two: (2) FXR3048A, (2) FM80, MATE3s, FlexNetDC
SimpliPhi 48-3.8 (6 @ 48v)
Outback IBR3 battery enclosure
REC Alpha 440W panels - 2 arrays: each of 4 strings of 2 in series
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by raysun »

sodamo wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:27 am And here I was about to caution it becoming a drinking club...
🤣🤣
sbrownian
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Posts: 540
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:23 am
My RE system: GS8048 FM80 FNDC Mate3
4kw solar
7kw Kubota propane gen
Had 1200 Ahr FLA Locomotive batts
Just replaced with
2 x 300 Ah ReLion Lithium packs
MUCH more efficient!!
Location: Central Washington State

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by sbrownian »

Alcohol based fuel cells? :grin:
Information, you get not; if incorrect question, you ask..
raysun
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My RE system: Flexpower Two: (2) FXR3048A, (2) FM80, MATE3s, FlexNetDC
SimpliPhi 48-3.8 (6 @ 48v)
Outback IBR3 battery enclosure
REC Alpha 440W panels - 2 arrays: each of 4 strings of 2 in series
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by raysun »

sbrownian wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:33 am Alcohol based fuel cells? :grin:
It would need to be stabilized in some manner.

Jello shots?
JRHill
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Re: OB Phi Club

Post by JRHill »

Mike Curran wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:17 am Maybe we could call it the Omicron Beta Phi club :grin:
Hazing rules?
raysun
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My RE system: Flexpower Two: (2) FXR3048A, (2) FM80, MATE3s, FlexNetDC
SimpliPhi 48-3.8 (6 @ 48v)
Outback IBR3 battery enclosure
REC Alpha 440W panels - 2 arrays: each of 4 strings of 2 in series
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by raysun »

JRHill wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:35 am
Mike Curran wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:17 am Maybe we could call it the Omicron Beta Phi club :grin:
Hazing rules?
I knew it!

OK! The club is out.

🤣🤣
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Re: OB Phi Club

Post by JRHill »

raysun wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:45 am
JRHill wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:35 am
Mike Curran wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:17 am Maybe we could call it the Omicron Beta Phi club :grin:
Hazing rules?
I knew it!

OK! The club is out.

🤣🤣
No, no, the club is still a great idea. We need a sponsorship from SimpliPhi. And what would that be? OK, put of the creative cap. What would the sponsorship cover? An ATV/UTV racing rig that is electric and powered by SimpliPhi? A wall calendar (wink)?
raysun
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My RE system: Flexpower Two: (2) FXR3048A, (2) FM80, MATE3s, FlexNetDC
SimpliPhi 48-3.8 (6 @ 48v)
Outback IBR3 battery enclosure
REC Alpha 440W panels - 2 arrays: each of 4 strings of 2 in series
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by raysun »

JRHill wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:50 pm
raysun wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:45 am
JRHill wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:35 am

Hazing rules?
I knew it!

OK! The club is out.

🤣🤣
No, no, the club is still a great idea. We need a sponsorship from SimpliPhi. And what would that be? OK, put of the creative cap. What would the sponsorship cover? An ATV/UTV racing rig that is electric and powered by SimpliPhi? A wall calendar (wink)?
One thing for real - an association of advanced OB/Phi users in the homeowner demographic. I'd think it valuable to both groups.
sodamo
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Posts: 1154
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:55 am
My RE system: Totally off grid - Hamakua side, Big Island, Hi

36 Trina 280 & 16 Phono 250 in 48 volt array (fixed) 14080w
Radians GG8048/GS4048 w GSLCs
4 FM 80 charge controllers
Hub 10.3
FNDC w/3 shunts
Mate 3s
OpticsRE - MMKL - Ninole Hi
12 SimpliPhi 3.8
14Kw Kohler 14RESA Propane

Charging Only
2FX3048T
Hub
FNDC. - shared shunt feeds from Radian FNDC
Mate 3s
10Kw MEP 803a Military gen

Honda EU7000i

Davis VantagePro2 Wx Station
On line at: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KHININOL2
Location: Ninole, Hi

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by sodamo »

Would OB Phi be related to OB One??
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sbrownian
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My RE system: GS8048 FM80 FNDC Mate3
4kw solar
7kw Kubota propane gen
Had 1200 Ahr FLA Locomotive batts
Just replaced with
2 x 300 Ah ReLion Lithium packs
MUCH more efficient!!
Location: Central Washington State

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by sbrownian »

/rimshot...
Information, you get not; if incorrect question, you ask..
raysun
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SimpliPhi 48-3.8 (6 @ 48v)
Outback IBR3 battery enclosure
REC Alpha 440W panels - 2 arrays: each of 4 strings of 2 in series
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by raysun »

sodamo wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:47 pm Would OB Phi be related to OB One??
Brothers, I think.

OB Phi and OB One Kenobi.

They'll be in next season of the Mandalorian.
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Re: OB Phi Club

Post by David LeBow »

Ok, then... here's what I can offer up:
ThirdPartyBatteries.jpg
There's a new Third-Party Batteries forum under OutBack Energy Storage. Within that, I've added a Simpliphi subforum. I can add others if relevant and/or people can just put posts under Third-Party Batteries.

Happy New Year!
David LeBow
Sr. Director, Software Engineering


Alpha Technologies Inc. / OutBack Power Technologies
3767 Alpha Way Bellingham WA 98226 USA
http://www.alpha.com
raysun
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My RE system: Flexpower Two: (2) FXR3048A, (2) FM80, MATE3s, FlexNetDC
SimpliPhi 48-3.8 (6 @ 48v)
Outback IBR3 battery enclosure
REC Alpha 440W panels - 2 arrays: each of 4 strings of 2 in series
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by raysun »

Thank you David!

Also, thank you for clarifying integration of Outback products with lithium batteries.
sodamo
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Posts: 1154
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:55 am
My RE system: Totally off grid - Hamakua side, Big Island, Hi

36 Trina 280 & 16 Phono 250 in 48 volt array (fixed) 14080w
Radians GG8048/GS4048 w GSLCs
4 FM 80 charge controllers
Hub 10.3
FNDC w/3 shunts
Mate 3s
OpticsRE - MMKL - Ninole Hi
12 SimpliPhi 3.8
14Kw Kohler 14RESA Propane

Charging Only
2FX3048T
Hub
FNDC. - shared shunt feeds from Radian FNDC
Mate 3s
10Kw MEP 803a Military gen

Honda EU7000i

Davis VantagePro2 Wx Station
On line at: https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KHININOL2
Location: Ninole, Hi

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by sodamo »

🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙
Raysun
Should some existing discussions be moved if possible?


Now if only a wx link... 😁
David
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raysun
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SimpliPhi 48-3.8 (6 @ 48v)
Outback IBR3 battery enclosure
REC Alpha 440W panels - 2 arrays: each of 4 strings of 2 in series
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

Re: OB Phi Club

Post by raysun »

sodamo wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:19 pm 🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙
Raysun
Should some existing discussions be moved if possible?


Now if only a wx link... 😁
There's a lot of discussion that would be here, if here was here when those discussions were started.
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Re: OB Phi Club

Post by David LeBow »

raysun wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:27 pm There's a lot of discussion that would be here, if here was here when those discussions were started.
If you want to "report" any posts which should be moved here, I bet that I could moderate them over. You'd want to specify whether it should to to 3rd-party batteries or to the Simpliphi subforum.
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