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by kayak1
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: can the 8048A handle a conventional well pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 7743

Re: can the 8048A handle a conventional well pump?

Linel: California is proposing to stop new housing from have natural gas connections. They want all electric from renewable resources. Natural gas and LP burn and release a large amount of CO2. So the off grid solar home is to be all electric and fuel cell powered too. Not just CA doing that: https...
by kayak1
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: 3 phase stacking GSLC's
Replies: 16
Views: 7058

Re: 3 phase stacking GSLC's

As I can't post links in replies and have them not be deleted please google: "MIDNITE SOLAR 1000ADC MAX 1000A/100MV SHUNT BATTERY COMBINER" Go to the midnight solar link not one of the amazon ones and you can see the base box. They have an option positive and optional breakers you can install in it....
by kayak1
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: EV charging
Replies: 8
Views: 4169

Re: EV charging

Yes, we test-drove earlier in the summer and as soon as we heard about the rebates pulled the trigger. In typical fashion, CMP has bungled promoting their rebate, which they actually contribute zero dollars toward (the rebate comes from Nissan who's partnering with utility companies around the coun...
by kayak1
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: EV charging
Replies: 8
Views: 4169

Re: EV charging

Last week I picked up a new Electric Vehicle (Nissan Leaf) that came with a stock charger than can either use 120/12A (Level 1) or 240/30A (Level 2). I have a Radian 8048A in a grid-tie arrangement with a battery backup. For now I've wired up a dedicated 240V circuit which is not connected to the b...
by kayak1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: 3 phase stacking GSLC's
Replies: 16
Views: 7058

Re: 3 phase stacking GSLC's

Have you looked at the midnight solar Battery Combiner, it has a version with the correct shunts built into it, to allow you to use the flexnet dc.
-Jason
by kayak1
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: Unable to charge
Replies: 7
Views: 4107

Re: Dirty input voltage - Radian switches to battery

Location: Puerto Rico. Input voltage fluctuation after 8pm (AST), constantly switches to battery., even though there is voltage. I am operating on Grid-Tied mode. I have the Inverter (GS8048A) in "charger mode". My overall objective is to sell as much PV to the Grid to offset my bill, saving batter...
by kayak1
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: How loud is the Radian?
Replies: 10
Views: 10715

Re: How loud is the Radian?

Once mine is off warrante I think that I might find quiet fans to swap the current ones with. For now I have installed rock wool insulation in the floor above it. The Radian is in my basement and is rather loud. I am glad only makes noise during the day. Has anybody swapped the fans out with low no...
by kayak1
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: How loud is the Radian?
Replies: 10
Views: 10715

Re: How loud is the Radian?

Once mine is off warrante I think that I might find quiet fans to swap the current ones with. For now I have installed rock wool insulation in the floor above it. The Radian is in my basement and is rather loud. I am glad only makes noise during the day. Has anybody swapped the fans out with low noi...
by kayak1
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: 48v+ Charger, 48v>12v Converter
Replies: 11
Views: 6470

Re: 48v+ Charger, 48v>12v Converter

Additionally, while shopping for the battery charger I came across the below converter. I've had a use for 12vdc at the batteries for a relay, etc. The only way to get it was to cheat and bridge 2 6v batteries to get it. But this is really convenient and at 20a: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...
by kayak1
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: can the 8048A handle a conventional well pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 7743

Re: can the 8048A handle a conventional well pump?

It's been a 22 months since I first posed the question at the top of this thread, and I've since installed an 8048A that's been running for over a year and a half. No issues at all with the well pump. But have my eye on a low-amperage pump to replace it with...just need to cough up the $2K! I'll ch...
by kayak1
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: Radian and spit, single, and three phase generators
Replies: 10
Views: 7452

Re: Radian and spit, single, and three phase generators

Can't find any confirmation of that. Everything is says the power grid is single phased. There seems to be some who use split phase and single phase interchangeably. Single phase is 120/240V 60HZ, (L1, N, L2) just like split phase. The waveforms are identical I don't know how you could tell the dif...
by kayak1
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: AC Coupling
Topic: AC coupled SolarEdge to Radian
Replies: 19
Views: 11803

Re: AC coupled SolarEdge to Radian

What are you using to dump excess production in the event of a grid outage? I am not an electrician. I don't know what that means or how to answer your question. If your Solaredge inverter's AC output is connected to the AC output of your Radian, then when there's a grid outage and your Solaredge o...
by kayak1
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: SkyBox Inverter
Topic: Ordered a Skybox
Replies: 17
Views: 11578

Re: Ordered a Skybox

I got the Skybox commissioned, first on just DC battery power. Then after everyone was out of the house I shut down the breaker for the critical loads panel and rewired the grid to the Skybox and the Skybox to the critical load panel. Did the tests in the commissioning diagram and turned on the Sky...
by kayak1
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Mate3 No Support!
Replies: 6
Views: 5104

Re: Mate3 No Support!

I understand your position. I think the Mate 3 is just a single board computer anyways and so there is no "part". The same for the FNDC, just a single board. No board level repair, just replacement. I think the issue is that with changes to the firmware in the Mate 3S, Radian inverters and new Mode...
by kayak1
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Mate
Topic: Mate3s network stops when internet goes down
Replies: 9
Views: 9010

Re: Mate3s network stops when internet goes down

Dan,
To me it doesn't look like OutBack has released a new version to the public:
http://outbackpower.com/resources/techn ... re-updates

Did they get you a new version to test out? I am interested to see if this bug has been fixed yet.

Thanks -Jason
by kayak1
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: Another 4048a or sell 4048a and get an 8048a ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3235

Re: Another 4048a or sell 4048a and get an 8048a ?

If I want to upgrade would I be better to sell my 4048a and get an 8048a or just buy a second 4048a? My 4048a is great but I had planned to add a second module before I found out you can't. I guess 2 full units would be better redundancy. What do you all think? An 8048a would have a lot less extra ...
by kayak1
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FlexMax Ultra 100A 300V
Replies: 12
Views: 10427

Re: FlexMax Ultra 100A 300V

Spec sheet is out http://www.outbackpower.com/downloads/documents/make_the_power/flexmax_100/flexmax100_specsheet.pdf seems to be a discrepancy about whether it can handle a 12v battery bank. Thanks for the spec sheet. It looks fairly cut and dry that it's 48V only (fine for my plans). The only 12V...
by kayak1
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FlexMax Ultra 100A 300V
Replies: 12
Views: 10427

Re: FlexMax Ultra 100A 300V

I was also wondering what happened to the flexmax extreme. Did they stop shipping it?

I really like the GFCI setup they show in the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzibeGN5mIc

I no longer see the controler listed in the websites I have been looking at.
by kayak1
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FlexMax Ultra 100A 300V
Replies: 12
Views: 10427

Re: FlexMax Ultra 100A 300V

The 100A 300V FlexMax sounds great. Any idea if this will ship in 2017?
by kayak1
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: Practical limit to stacking Radians?
Replies: 5
Views: 4678

Re: Practical limit to stacking Radians?

While thinking of saving money, think of a upgrade to a three phase system before adding the solar. This would make the ROI (return on investment) look much, much better in the longer term. Talk to the POCO for facts of advantage of upgrading to 3 phase for this operation. :smile: Then add in the s...
by kayak1
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: Feeding generator input with only 120V
Replies: 6
Views: 5255

Re: Feeding generator input with only 120V

Hi all I note the "2 120v generators to be paired paired for 240v", I wonder how these 2 will syncronize their frequencies, or do they have the capabillity built in?! Lots of South African Southern Sunshine to you all! Hendrik Krijt. Some of the Honda gensets can do this : http://powerequipment.hon...
by kayak1
Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Looking to move and install Solar in my new house.
Replies: 6
Views: 6495

Re: Looking to move and install Solar in my new house.

kayak1, 1) I think you are planning for too little battery capacity for a 6200-watt PV array. As Kirk indicated, the PV array will produce 129 amps under ideal conditions (at 48 volts). The Trojan L16-RE batteries are rated at 370 amphours and their maximum charge rate should not exceed C/5 or 74 a...
by kayak1
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Looking to move and install Solar in my new house.
Replies: 6
Views: 6495

Re: Looking to move and install Solar in my new house.

I am still looking for at battery enclosures and venting. I was thinking 12v Zephyr fan that I could connect to the 12V AUX terminals on the Radian. The the layout of battery enclosures I like are two layers which do nothing to contain spills or the hydrogen venting. The ones with the worse IMO sing...
by kayak1
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Looking to move and install Solar in my new house.
Replies: 6
Views: 6495

Re: Looking to move and install Solar in my new house.

Hi, How did you arrive at your parts list? System design should incorporate a battery bank capacity that will run your back up loads for x amount of time. The length of time that you want to run the loads will depend on grid reliability in your area, presence of a generator, and budget. The inverte...
by kayak1
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Looking to move and install Solar in my new house.
Replies: 6
Views: 6495

Looking to move and install Solar in my new house.

I am looking to move from a suburban location that has town water and is mostly in the shade to a much larger lot 5.5 acres on the ocean with plenty of sunlight. The house has a basement and a decent roof. I really would like to be able to ride out storms and be able to run at least, thhe well, furn...