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by jbakker
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Lithium Battery Options BMW 28.8 Volts
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Lithium Battery Options BMW 28.8 Volts

Hello I use a 2017 Chevy Volt Battery on my 48-volt system. If you do a search on this forum you will find lots of posts in regards to my system. The Min and Max DC voltages of a 24 volt 3500-watt VFXR 21-34 VDC. In charging up my battery to 57.8 volts that equals 4.12 volts per cell. I run 14 cells...
by jbakker
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 36
Views: 1991

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 possibly...
by jbakker
Tue May 26, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: Mixed Panels
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Mixed Panels

Here is a good read.

I hope this info helps out.


https://solarpanelsvenue.com/mixing-solar-panels/
by jbakker
Thu May 21, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: FNDC
Replies: 11
Views: 1195

Re: FNDC

Battery AH:400 ah Charged Voltage:57.5 Charged Time: 3min Charged Return Amps:8 Charged Factor: 94 percent Now that there is decent weather here and some good sunny days I am meeting my charged parameters met settings. I am also running a Chevy Volt Battery and only running one Outback CC as the oth...
by jbakker
Wed May 20, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: FNDC
Replies: 11
Views: 1195

Re: FNDC

It stays good for about 4 to 6 months.

The reset will make the FNDC learn the battery.
by jbakker
Wed May 20, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: FNDC
Replies: 11
Views: 1195

FNDC

I think its time to reset my FNDC. It's saying 100 percent charge but the battery voltage is not matching that.
Battey charged is voltage is 58.1 and as you can see not there yet.
FNDC.jpg


I will do so when I get home.
by jbakker
Wed May 20, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Website & Forum
Topic: Keeping batteries charged during winter shutdown
Replies: 21
Views: 6043

Re: Keeping batteries charged during winter shutdown

Well, that would make a nasty surprise in a rabbit hole............... no o them snakes around here. In regards to the flux capacitor and time travel the Tesla cars can't, I have heard that they just go from 87 mph to 89, the skip over 88 :grin: I can't help my self........... I do agree on the FLA ...
by jbakker
Wed May 20, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Website & Forum
Topic: Keeping batteries charged during winter shutdown
Replies: 21
Views: 6043

Re: Keeping batteries charged during winter shutdown

Oh no he didn't take the red pill.......................on second thought that explains a lot.

I think he may have gone down the rabbit hole a little too deep. :eek:
by jbakker
Wed May 20, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Website & Forum
Topic: Keeping batteries charged during winter shutdown
Replies: 21
Views: 6043

Re: Keeping batteries charged during winter shutdown

I thought the Starlink system was to be used for charging up Teslas using the Microwave beams form the satellites................


Starlink is a satellite constellation being constructed by SpaceX to charge all Models of Tesla Cars.................


There may have been some editing on that :grin:
by jbakker
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: SkyBox Inverter
Topic: Pondering Skybox system for off-grid application
Replies: 22
Views: 1891

Re: Pondering Skybox system for off-grid application

In regards to AC systems which tend to be a large load on solar systems, companies are starting to come out with systems designed for off-grid use. Consisting of 3 to 4 solar panels, DC powered compressor and battery storage to last up to 12 hours or more of runtime at night. They can side split uni...
by jbakker
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: My OutBack Power System
Topic: Does this hardware exist?
Replies: 7
Views: 2603

Re: Does this hardware exist?

The most redneck and awsome setup I have seen is the Wireless webcam pointing at the power meter to see what the meter says.

Amazon for like 50 bucks.

Had it displayed on PC next to his Mate3.

Lowtech and works well. :grin:
by jbakker
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: intermittent freeze and reboot
Replies: 2
Views: 6716

Re: intermittent freeze and reboot

Have you updated to the latest firmware for your Mate3s? Is the ethernet cable that plugs into the MATE3S seated properly? Same for the HUB is it seated properly? If you have access to another ethernet net cable you could try that as well? As for static, I do know that in the winter sometimes the ci...
by jbakker
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM80 Keypad malfunction
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Re: FM80 Keypad malfunction

If are interested I have several non-functioning FM60s and the displays and buttons are still good.

Let me know if you're interested ok.

Thanks

Jeff
by jbakker
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM80 Hydro Diversion
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Re: FM80 Hydro Diversion

I would recommend a Midnite. The FNDC will monitor the Hydro input no problem. I use all 3 shunt inputs on my FNDC. Monitor the FM60 I, the Midnite and the output to the inverters. The Midnite has built in support for the Solar, Wind and Hydro. Plays nice with Lithium battery banks as well.
by jbakker
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: inverter erroring out
Replies: 8
Views: 3415

Re: inverter erroring out

Question for you? Why did you replace the Onan with the POS Champion? If the Onan was still running and working well I would go back to the Onan. It will outlast the champion. Will run 24 hours a day under full load and still work for you. If you were having problems with the Onan there is a good fo...
by jbakker
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Moving Mate3 away from Flexpower unit
Replies: 14
Views: 4714

Re: Moving Mate3 away from Flexpower unit

I to would worry about exposed CAT5 cable. It's not supposed to be ran outside of buildings. I would worry about a lighting strike. I would look into the Ubiquiti Line of Point to Point wireless extenders. They are rock solid and very well. Or if you can bury the CAT5 in a conduit at least 1 to feet...
by jbakker
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Kids these days...
Replies: 15
Views: 4518

Re: Kids these days...

You should see how people look at you when your talking to your watch LOL Yes I have a apple watch.

I am sorry to tell you that.................
by jbakker
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Kids these days...
Replies: 15
Views: 4518

Re: Kids these days...

I have a chunk of coal the same size as that. Found it in the old coal bin under the floorboards of the back entrance to my house. Pulled 2 55 gallon drums of coal out. I think there is hope for the future generations, my kids have been living with my obsession of making my own power. I am even teac...
by jbakker
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Configuring equipment
Replies: 15
Views: 4409

Re: Configuring equipment

Ok then what are your issues with the system?

Yours is a lot more complex than my system is.........
by jbakker
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Configuring equipment
Replies: 15
Views: 4409

Re: Configuring equipment

Are you setup for Optics RE?

If so you can invite people to views your system and if allowed to make changes to your system.
by jbakker
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Website & Forum
Topic: Forum Going Down For Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 2735

Re: Forum Going Down For Maintenance

I have marked that date down and will change password for this forum on the 18th.

Thanks for updating and adding the security certificate.
by jbakker
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Not politically correct but....
Replies: 6
Views: 2601

Re: Not politically correct but....

Thanks RAYSUN

Now you got me wanting Poutine (a uniquely Canadian Dish) I want poutine so bad now I can taste it LOL
No places open in on the 25th to get it.
by jbakker
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Not politically correct but....
Replies: 6
Views: 2601

Re: Not politically correct but....

Merry Christmas ya filthy animals....................


I could not resist.


May the sun shine on your panels
by jbakker
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Can only charge battery bank with AC input
Replies: 11
Views: 4159

Re: Can only charge battery bank with AC input

The FNDC can see input coming from the Midnites. I have each of the shunts named in Optics RE.
It does not show on the OPTICS RE graphic as power going in but it does know there is power going in.
I'm sure that smarter people than me will have a better answer.

Good luck with your system.
by jbakker
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Can only charge battery bank with AC input
Replies: 11
Views: 4159

Re: Can only charge battery bank with AC input

Mike is correct is setting the MidNite unit at .4 volts. I use a Midnite unit and a Outback unit. I do not sell back to the grid. I also have the Midnite ran through its own current shunt that is feed to the FNDC that I have. I have 3 current shunts installed. Once for the FM 60 the second for the M...