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1 x FLEXnet DC, 6 x FLEXware ICS Plus,
78 x PANASONIC VBHN325SA17 325W

System 2:
MATE3s, Radian GS8048A,
2 x FLEXmax 100, HUB10
1 x EnergyCell 48V 2700RE,
1 x FLEXnet DC, 2 x FLEXware ICS
21 x PANASONIC VBHN325SA17 325W
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Solar cycle

Post by EA6LE-ONE »

I think for off grid systems will be nice to have an option in graphs to display the solar cycle. From the moment the sun start generate the power until the next one. I think this can help track the charge the discharge of batteries much more accurate. There can be an option for us to select the hour in the graph that we like to set as the cycle start and have the graph display the days, weeks, months to see how much was generated and used per solar cycle.
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Re: Solar cycle

Post by sodamo »

Not sure I fully understand, I think the info you are looking for exists in the OpticsRE report. You can suck it into a spreadsheet and then graph it.
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My RE system: System 1:
MATE3s, 3 x Radian GS8048A,
6 x FLEXmax 100, HUB10,
2 x EnergyCell 48V 2700RE,
1 x FLEXnet DC, 6 x FLEXware ICS Plus,
78 x PANASONIC VBHN325SA17 325W

System 2:
MATE3s, Radian GS8048A,
2 x FLEXmax 100, HUB10
1 x EnergyCell 48V 2700RE,
1 x FLEXnet DC, 2 x FLEXware ICS
21 x PANASONIC VBHN325SA17 325W
Location: Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Isl.

Re: Solar cycle

Post by EA6LE-ONE »

I mean to have the option for the graphs and totals to be displayed from lets say 7am until next 7am. normal is from midnight to midnight. From midnight until 7am(that is when my batteries start charging) you are burning energy from previous charge.
this way you can have more accurate what goes into battery and what is coming out.
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36 Trina 280 & 16 Phono 250 in 48 volt array (fixed) 14080w
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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
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Re: Solar cycle

Post by sodamo »

Gotcha.

I personally monitor my system daily and keep a spreadsheet. I do so in the morning, 7ish, so yes that would be good if I could choose the recording time/interval. Currently, I just “assume” I’m mostly accurate because I’m recording the almost same 24 hour interval. My alternative is to get the OpticsRE data report and the Emporia data for load, but haven’t done so.
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Re: Solar cycle

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I've pondered the same. But this seems it might be a major charge. Right now everyone's stuff restarts at midnight for the next day. The logic must already be there as it does it on each person's time zone. But to have user selectable stuff like this seems more complex. I don't know though. Mr Eagle-One, you'd know better than me.
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Re: Solar cycle

Post by provo »

JRHill wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:32 pm
Right now everyone's stuff restarts at midnight for the next day.
Including the utility meter, so anyone that is grid-connected gets their consuming and selling totalled from midnight to midnight. One way or another, you can always keep your own spreadsheet (I also write notes
on paper :grin: occasionally!)
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My RE system: System 1:
MATE3s, 3 x Radian GS8048A,
6 x FLEXmax 100, HUB10,
2 x EnergyCell 48V 2700RE,
1 x FLEXnet DC, 6 x FLEXware ICS Plus,
78 x PANASONIC VBHN325SA17 325W

System 2:
MATE3s, Radian GS8048A,
2 x FLEXmax 100, HUB10
1 x EnergyCell 48V 2700RE,
1 x FLEXnet DC, 2 x FLEXware ICS
21 x PANASONIC VBHN325SA17 325W
Location: Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Isl.

Re: Solar cycle

Post by EA6LE-ONE »

JRHill wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:32 pm I've pondered the same. But this seems it might be a major charge. Right now everyone's stuff restarts at midnight for the next day. The logic must already be there as it does it on each person's time zone. But to have user selectable stuff like this seems more complex. I don't know though. Mr Eagle-One, you'd know better than me.
Is based on time zone you are. I guess one way is to change the time zone in your account.
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My RE system: System 1:
MATE3s, 3 x Radian GS8048A,
6 x FLEXmax 100, HUB10,
2 x EnergyCell 48V 2700RE,
1 x FLEXnet DC, 6 x FLEXware ICS Plus,
78 x PANASONIC VBHN325SA17 325W

System 2:
MATE3s, Radian GS8048A,
2 x FLEXmax 100, HUB10
1 x EnergyCell 48V 2700RE,
1 x FLEXnet DC, 2 x FLEXware ICS
21 x PANASONIC VBHN325SA17 325W
Location: Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Isl.

Re: Solar cycle

Post by EA6LE-ONE »

EA6LE-ONE wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:38 pm
Is based on time zone you are. I guess one way is to change the time zone in your account.
just tried that but is not changing the graphs. it might change for the future logs.
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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: Solar cycle

Post by sodamo »

Changing Time Zone is an interesting approach...

Given that our sun doesn’t shine at midnight, i was never overly concerned with the charge values, usually minimal for me 7ish, so I just read the FM80 logs. I do know I use power between midnight and 7, so I guess technically what I recorded this AM was due to yesterday’s charge cycle.
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