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by Shadow_Storm56
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Normal output in hot days?
Replies: 19
Views: 9016

Re: Normal output in hot days?

From that post the guy getting 5000 instead of 7800 sounds like I basically am getting exactly as expected. I find every sunny day I get about the same output, for most seasons because in winter I get so much more but the days are shorter and in summer the days are longer but it is so hot. I have an...
by Shadow_Storm56
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Normal output in hot days?
Replies: 19
Views: 9016

Re: Normal output in hot days?

I'm just going by it's rating, 275w panels. I would assume this is the optimal conditions one
by Shadow_Storm56
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Normal output in hot days?
Replies: 19
Views: 9016

Normal output in hot days?

I have always wondered if I have an issue or it is just normal but I always lose alot of power when it gets hot out. Both arrays combined will do 4300W total and the max I will get on a moderate hot day is 3.6. The max on a peak summer heat would be 3-3.2. Is it normal for it to drop that badly in h...
by Shadow_Storm56
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Power drop aross battery bank
Replies: 20
Views: 7053

Re: Power drop aross battery bank

Think of it as u are getting 9.7kw of ac power. So after losses, also I lose 200w across bat and inverter... how big is ur batterys bank and inverter?
by Shadow_Storm56
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Power drop aross battery bank
Replies: 20
Views: 7053

Re: Power drop aross battery bank

Basically yes, it's also not 100% accurate, they don't reccomend using it as anything more than an estimate
by Shadow_Storm56
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Power drop aross battery bank
Replies: 20
Views: 7053

Re: Power drop aross battery bank

From what I have seen the number you see as 9.7 is a reading from the inverter. It's actually the total ac output as it's always the same as adding up the 2 outputs. The inverters not 100% efficient so the 2 outputs would be less than it but it's not. I get the same thing....it's weird
by Shadow_Storm56
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Power drop aross battery bank
Replies: 20
Views: 7053

Re: Power drop aross battery bank

It's a combination of power factor, different device update rates and times, efficiency and just a bit of glichyness. I added a secondary monitor on the radian output module (4048a so I only have one) and they agree somtimes but others are completely different. The radian output is just meant to be ...
by Shadow_Storm56
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: VFX3648 inverter not working
Replies: 4
Views: 2328

Re: VFX3648 inverter not working

If it was that plugged with dust that it overheated really easily and could not get cooled down it could have fried a variety of different things, not 100% sure what it would be but I am guessing some small component that already runs hot so it just could not take it. It is likely not to the level o...
by Shadow_Storm56
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: No Grid AC INPUT
Replies: 28
Views: 13942

Re: No Grid AC INPUT

So go with a high efficiency transformer?
by Shadow_Storm56
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: Can you connect 3 FM80s to a Radian4048
Replies: 5
Views: 2964

Re: Can you connect 3 FM80s to a Radian4048

Sure ya can... although if you have that much power coming in you will not use it all. Holy crap that's alot of power for a 4000w inverter, unless you are fully off grid so you are charging in the day and using power 24/7 that makes sense then. But 4048a will only grid tie or sell about 3.8kw or so ...
by Shadow_Storm56
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)
Replies: 11
Views: 4675

Re: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)

This is indeed very strange, see when it happend to me I checked everything over and got an RMA but as soon as I hooked it up again it read 114v at that time and then started tracking, was at about 100-200w or so and then suddenly dead short again. So as it was my main array I swapped it to my other...
by Shadow_Storm56
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)
Replies: 11
Views: 4675

Re: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)

How many other charge controllers? Any different brands or other DC inputs?
by Shadow_Storm56
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)
Replies: 11
Views: 4675

Re: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)

Interesting..... how about a battery temp sensor? Anything connected at all besides the pv and bat,
by Shadow_Storm56
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: No Grid AC INPUT
Replies: 28
Views: 13942

Re: No Grid AC INPUT

finding an inverter that will treat that like split phase rather than 2 phase will be difficult. 208v on a split phase system is 32v undervoltage so the inverter will likely not function. it's ironic because as it is an inverter it is likely capable of making whatever voltage required. It could prob...
by Shadow_Storm56
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)
Replies: 11
Views: 4675

Re: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)

I am kinda disappointed in the amount of response to this guys topic. I was hoping it would lead to some idea why this happens and what I changed in my case that fixed it specifically, to prevent future issues of the same or maybe fix the issue.
by Shadow_Storm56
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)
Replies: 11
Views: 4675

Re: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)

If it is the same as what happend to me then it is a bizzare and still unexplained issue.
by Shadow_Storm56
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)
Replies: 11
Views: 4675

Re: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)

Oh yea try that first but it sounds exactly what happened to me.
by Shadow_Storm56
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)
Replies: 11
Views: 4675

Re: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)

Start an rma and they will send out a replacement unit.
by Shadow_Storm56
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: New System Purchased
Replies: 26
Views: 8470

Re: New System Purchased

I bought these white lightning wind generators, (just the gen not a whole turbine) and they are built heavy and although I have horrible gusty wind so my total output is crap they seem to be heavy built and generate really well. Do some looking around and see what you can find for other wind gens. :)
by Shadow_Storm56
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: New System Purchased
Replies: 26
Views: 8470

Re: New System Purchased

These should have a manual stop switch, I strongly reccomend shutting down the turbine in really high winds. Regulator will do alot but if the wind gets to high that gen will cook the windings or explode internally. I'm very curious to see how it works out for you tbh. I have had horrible luck with ...
by Shadow_Storm56
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: New System Purchased
Replies: 26
Views: 8470

Re: New System Purchased

We all never stop learning and while I wouldn't put those gens up you already have them so you may as well. The rest of the setup is good it's just that gen, you won't get 2kw though.... 800w maybe. Again good luck!
by Shadow_Storm56
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: New System Purchased
Replies: 26
Views: 8470

Re: New System Purchased

sorry to be a downer
by Shadow_Storm56
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)
Replies: 11
Views: 4675

Re: FM60 short circuiting PV+ and - together (!!)

The fm60 is cooked, this happend to me twice and 9 of the mosfetts had died out, It is a very odd issue as it is a programming issue, I have two fm60s and the one did this, sent it off to be repaired and as it was on my main array I swapped it over to the other fm60 and all was fine, got the replace...
by Shadow_Storm56
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: New System Purchased
Replies: 26
Views: 8470

Re: New System Purchased

I had a few of them, 1 double gen like that and 2-3 singles. The singles the magnets had to be expoxy back in because they shoot out of place If the turbine overspeed. The double I couldn't even attach the hub the threads stripped out before I even got the bolt snug so I welded it on and the shaft t...
by Shadow_Storm56
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: New System Purchased
Replies: 26
Views: 8470

Re: New System Purchased

Oh God that's a freedom pmg by missuri wind and solar. Ac down the pole then DC to your system it looks like, ill watch the video later but if that is a freedom pmg dual gen I wouldn't even waste your time, that won't do 800w in a hurricane. I'm very sorru