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by raysun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 29
Views: 225

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

Good Lord! We are bored.

Dad, are we there yet?

https://youtu.be/l0zaebtU-CA
by raysun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: OutBack Technical Support
Replies: 22
Views: 291

Re: OutBack Technical Support

It's a weird time to be sure. When we moved from an urban core to the Hawaii sticks, it was the polar opposite we expected. One day i was taking stock - we're growing food, producing our own electricity, collecting and treating our own water, keep a huge store of consumables. It struck me: "My lord!...
by raysun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 29
Views: 225

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

Plz send me the file for printing. Gosh that would be fun to screw with the Portland weekenders: "ACCESS TO PHOTONS ISN'T A PRIVILEGE, ITS A RIGHT!" I'm sure the National Guard would be involved with that cause the fed would claim ownership of photons. Some would resist. This is an interstate issue...
by raysun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 29
Views: 225

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

You don't need no stinkin' Hawaiian microwaves. You just need to do this: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/06/rjukan-sun-norway-town-mirrors Yup. This is what I need: equal sun access. It doesn't matter that I built where I did. It's not my fault. It's the dang trees and canyon. They need...
by raysun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: OutBack Technical Support
Replies: 22
Views: 291

Re: OutBack Technical Support

I thought we were actively anti-applying. I notice Kim has stepped out of this thread like the JoHos off my lanai when they come by, and I extoll the virtues of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and the blessings of Pastafarianism. My nice Joho neighbor across the street gives them the secret hi-sign now...
by raysun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 29
Views: 225

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

You don't need no stinkin' Hawaiian microwaves. You just need to do this: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/ ... wn-mirrors
by raysun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: OutBack Technical Support
Replies: 22
Views: 291

Re: OutBack Technical Support

Battery lives matter!
by raysun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 29
Views: 225

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

One thing to note. With my old Rolls system of 12 batts @ 4 volts a single failure brought down the entire system. With the Simpliphi I would think it would take something extremely catastrophic to take out the entire bank. Loss of individual units would still leave a functional bank just at reduce...
by raysun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 29
Views: 225

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

Yes, lithium is a whole new ballgame. Too expensive, too twitchy, too much like an ideal battery to dismiss (as long as its shortcomings are overlooked.) Good old FLA is still the value leader, as long as one is willing to deal with the maintenance. That's not aligned with my temperment, unfortunate...
by raysun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 29
Views: 225

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

You are only missing the legalese in the warranty, which is vague on the point, but specifies a requirement for LBCO and HBCO. I was thinking a high voltage cutout on the charge controllers would be needed as well, and the warranty does specify its null and void-ness if external equipment drive the...
by raysun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: OutBack Technical Support
Replies: 22
Views: 291

Re: OutBack Technical Support

My absolute favorite was a client who engaged me early in my career, for whom I did work for over 35 years, and whom I never met face to face. Impressive on maintaining a 35 year client relationship with never meeting the client. I thought I was doing good when it took 18 months before I met a clie...
by raysun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 29
Views: 225

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

Just in case I ever take the plunge into lithium, could you explain that last part about the Aux relay? I assume it's to set hard limits on the voltage, both low and high (in addition to what the BMS does?), but how does it work? There is an Aux function on the FNDC that can be triggered by 4 event...
by raysun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 29
Views: 225

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

I'm looking into a SimpliPhi battery for my existing FlexPower1 system. I have a 2nd FM80 and 6kW of PV arrays total. 3 SimpliPhi 3.8kW 48V monoblocks will meet the system capacity, peak power, and charging requirements. Looking at all the documentation, the FX3048T inverter *should* work with the ...
by raysun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 29
Views: 225

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

I run 2 VFX3648 units and a 2017 Chevy Volt Lithium Battery. No problems with charging the battery bank. No issues with the low battery cut out either. It did take some time to get the settings correct for the battery. Still looking for a second-volt battery to add capacity to the system or possibl...
by raysun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 29
Views: 225

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

I have FX3048s in my system, but charge only. No problems. Asyou noted a difference in the LBCO, but I suspect that won’t be a problem for you. A bit more than 6 months in I really like my SimpliPhis. Thanks! It looks like I can satisfy all the operational/warranty requirements in a straight-forwar...
by raysun
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: Fm 80 common negative
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Fm 80 common negative

Outback shows a common negative bus bar feeding multiple controllers.

See the GFDI wiring diagram for a two controller setup.
by raysun
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: OutBack Technical Support
Replies: 22
Views: 291

Re: OutBack Technical Support

Ah, so! Wise one.
by raysun
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Solar and Hydro on one system question.
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Solar and Hydro on one system question.

Charging the battery bank from multiple sources is pretty straight-forward. Each charging source is autonomous and in parallel with the others. Each see the battery voltage as the control for charging set points An Outback FM80 charge controller can accommodate 3840W of solar panels and deliver 80A ...
by raysun
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: My OutBack Power System
Topic: Full Of-Grid System in Turks & Caicos Isl.
Replies: 10
Views: 150

Re: Full Of-Grid System in Turks & Caicos Isl.

I know a couple of small electric utility districts that would love to have as much generating capacity and quality.

😅
by raysun
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 29
Views: 225

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

I'm looking into a SimpliPhi battery for my existing FlexPower1 system. I have a 2nd FM80 and 6kW of PV arrays total. 3 SimpliPhi 3.8kW 48V monoblocks will meet the system capacity, peak power, and charging requirements. Looking at all the documentation, the FX3048T inverter *should* work with be ba...
by raysun
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Mate3s and SDHC cards
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Mate3s and SDHC cards

IanMcCluskey wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:45 am
OutBack only recommends up to 8GB SD cards for the MATE3S. This is mentioned briefly in section M-2 of the programming guide for data logging.
8 GB it is.

Thanks Ian!
by raysun
Sun May 31, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: OutBack Technical Support
Replies: 22
Views: 291

Re: OutBack Technical Support

OB has done well previously and will do so again. But what got my attention is the tolerance for remote work. Previous postings said remote work was NOT an option. It was obviously not in the company culture. So with the current dynamics that has loosened up. But I'd bet one still would be favored ...
by raysun
Sun May 31, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: OutBack Technical Support
Replies: 22
Views: 291

Re: OutBack Technical Support

If I weren't already retired with plenty of other interesting stuff to work on, I'd be tempted to apply, but full time? No thanks! Yep, that not needing to work for a paycheck certainly changes the equation. Not that there's such a thing as too much money (at least that I've experienced) it isn't a...
by raysun
Sun May 31, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Another Mate3 Ethernet issue
Replies: 10
Views: 132

Re: Another Mate3 Ethernet issue

gregorio wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 1:18 pm
Thanks. It is not yet on ORE.
Then it will be a very simple upgrade.
by raysun
Sun May 31, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Another Mate3 Ethernet issue
Replies: 10
Views: 132

Re: Another Mate3 Ethernet issue

Yes, that's pretty much it. The 3s may have some extra features for your inverter, so it will be good to walk through the configs, but everything the Mate3 knows, the Mate3s knows. If your system is already on OpticsRE (I'm guessing not), the new MAC address will need to be swappped manually by some...