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Midnite Solar charge controllers

Post by raysun »

Anyone on the forum using Midnite Solar charge controllers with their Outback equipment?
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Re: Midnite Solar charge controllers

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Yes they work.
I even set mine to switch off inverter on user set soc using midnite wbjr
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Re: Midnite Solar charge controllers

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mahendra wrote: Mon May 01, 2023 6:12 pm Yes they work. I even set mine to switch off inverter on user set soc using midnite wbjr
What's a midnite wbjr?
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https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/public/systems/Hctc107221
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mahendra wrote: Mon May 01, 2023 6:12 pm Yes they work.
I even set mine to switch off inverter on user set soc using midnite wbjr
You might want to get in touch with Andrew Welch of WattPlot about his latest work integrating Midnite Solar charge controllers with Outback equipment in the latest WattPlot ACKcess 6 beta.

email: techsupport@wattplot.com
website: www.wattplot.com
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2 Midnite Solar MNPV6 combiners w/20A DC disconnects.
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Mike Curran wrote: Tue May 02, 2023 9:15 am
mahendra wrote: Mon May 01, 2023 6:12 pm Yes they work. I even set mine to switch off inverter on user set soc using midnite wbjr
What's a midnite wbjr?
WhizBang Jr. is a current sensing module that attaches to a 50mv/500A shunt, and directly connects to the MidNite charge controllers. It gives the controllers system current readings (of the battery bus) so the End Amps parameter is useful in making charge termination decisions. Logic in the Midnite Classic charge controllers also calculate SoC derived from the current readings.
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Yes, I am using one as well. For the past 2 years.
Works great.

I may reach out to Andrew and see if he wants any testing done.

I will need to take the time to get the Beta installed and working.
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jbakker wrote: Tue May 02, 2023 1:05 pm Yes, I am using one as well. For the past 2 years.
Works great.

I may reach out to Andrew and see if he wants any testing done.

I will need to take the time to get the Beta installed and working.
I highly encourage you to do so! The ACKcess 6 app is really taking shape (though definitely still a work in progress.) Andrew is very open to feedback from the tester/users so it's a great time to share your insights.

The system is easy to install. Due to its developmental status, WattPlot 5 is installed first (to get all the libraries in place) then the ACKcess 6 .exe is copied into the application directory.
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Re: Midnite Solar charge controllers

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This is great .
I amxwilling to try it.
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Re: Midnite Solar charge controllers

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mahendra wrote: Thu May 04, 2023 7:50 am This is great .
I amxwilling to try it.
Practically anyone can try it at this point. :grin:

WattPlot™ ACKcess can now be downloaded and installed from this page. The communications and home screen (similar to WattPlot™ VisualMATE on steroids) will all operate with NO license fee or activation required! :cool:

If you want to check out a fully functional version at no cost, simply request a Trial Activation.
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