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by mexsudo
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: OpticRe will not connect to the internet
Replies: 14
Views: 160

Re: OpticRe will not connect to the internet

probably off point: I have Two Separate Routers in the building. Both use Ethernet Network Switches, for devices acting as servers. I do recall that yesterday I was moving hardware and doing some cable management on the other router. It is probable that that the Network Switches were connected for ...
by mexsudo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: OpticRe will not connect to the internet
Replies: 14
Views: 160

Re: OpticRe will not connect to the internet

probably off point: I have Two Separate Routers in the building. Both use Ethernet Network Switches, for devices acting as servers. I do recall that yesterday I was moving hardware and doing some cable management on the other router. It is probable that that the Network Switches were connected for a...
by mexsudo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: OpticRe will not connect to the internet
Replies: 14
Views: 160

Re: OpticRe will not connect to the internet

it came back on line at about 1 am without any intervention
2020-06-25 05.31.33a.jpg
thanks for your thoughts
by mexsudo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: OpticRe will not connect to the internet
Replies: 14
Views: 160

Re: OpticRe will not connect to the internet

I disconnected the wire from the router, then reconnected. now PORT shows all zeros.. 2020-06-24 21.37.22a.jpg mysterious BTW: where does the Mate get powered from? Is it powered from ethernet cable via the inverter/hub? The first image showed the Mate did not have a local area network IP address. ...
by mexsudo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: OpticRe will not connect to the internet
Replies: 14
Views: 160

Re: OpticRe will not connect to the internet

curious about the power source, I unplugged the ethernet cable at the hub, went back inside... yep, mystery solved, power for the Mate comes from the hub. Then I reconnected at the hub, Now the Port shows this: 2020-06-24 21.55.25a.jpg back where I started. I changed ports on my router connection......
by mexsudo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: OpticRe will not connect to the internet
Replies: 14
Views: 160

Re: OpticRe will not connect to the internet

I disconnected the wire from the router, then reconnected.
now PORT shows all zeros..
2020-06-24 21.37.22a.jpg
mysterious

BTW: where does the Mate get powered from?
Is it powered from ethernet cable via the inverter/hub?
by mexsudo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: OpticRe will not connect to the internet
Replies: 14
Views: 160

OpticRe will not connect to the internet

the light on the hub was flickering, I don't remember if that is normal or if I should see a solid green. I unplugged, waited a few minutes, then reconnected. Still flickering green, pressing the PORT button on the Mate3: connecting... 2020-06-24 21.02.25a.jpg It has apparently been off line for abo...
by mexsudo
Wed May 13, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: Disable system config from OPTICS
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

Re: Disable system config from OPTICS

will removing the CF card work?
just a thought
by mexsudo
Tue May 12, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: automatic configuration reset -errors- [closed]
Replies: 14
Views: 2229

Re: automatic configuration reset -errors- [closed]

Apologies for not spotting this earlier. If you are running an older version of the Mate3s firmware, there were some known bugs in the firmware that caused calibration settings and grid connect settings to be interpreted incorrectly once sent to OpticsRE. These were fixed in the 1.4.2 update. Fixed...
by mexsudo
Tue May 12, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: automatic configuration reset -errors- [closed]
Replies: 14
Views: 2229

Re: automatic configuration reset -errors- [closed]

Apologies for not spotting this earlier. If you are running an older version of the Mate3s firmware, there were some known bugs in the firmware that caused calibration settings and grid connect settings to be interpreted incorrectly once sent to OpticsRE. These were fixed in the 1.4.2 update. Fixed...
by mexsudo
Sat May 09, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: automatic configuration reset -errors- [closed]
Replies: 14
Views: 2229

Re: automatic configuration reset -errors- [closed]

" However, the whole notion of using a remote application to do calibration seems strange." Mate is remote, but hard wired (different display, tons of soft keys) OpticsRE is also remote, but via internet link In my world I would would think they would be the same... but it turns out the softwares ar...
by mexsudo
Sat May 09, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: automatic configuration reset -errors- [closed]
Replies: 14
Views: 2229

Re: automatic configuration reset -errors- [closed]

I've never tried calibration via OpticsRE and it sounds like an experience to avoid. However, the whole notion of using a remote application to do calibration seems strange. Would one not wish to confirm calibration is correct by making physical measurements at the equipment? In that case, (and tha...
by mexsudo
Sat May 09, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: automatic configuration reset -errors- [closed]
Replies: 14
Views: 2229

Re: automatic configuration reset -errors-

I still have no idea why this occurs. But I no longer care. After lots of changes over the last couple weeks, and continual checking I have determined that the Inverter Calibration values shown on OpticsRE is meaningless for me. My Calibration changes of the Mate Panel are either not shown in Optics...
by mexsudo
Sun May 03, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Mate3s Manual or Documentation
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

Re: Mate3s Manual or Documentation

thanks, I downloaded all of those last year. I was hoping for something more extensive aimed at the User. When I'm using the Mate3s to control the inverter, I find I need to have the inverter owner's manual open also -- you never know which set of documents will give the better answer to a specific...
by mexsudo
Sun May 03, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Mate3s Manual or Documentation
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

Re: Mate3s Manual or Documentation

thanks, I downloaded all of those last year. I was hoping for something more extensive aimed at the User. Manual Downloads MATE3s Overview Guide MATE3s Programming Guide MATE3s Menu Map MATE3s Overview Guide (for printing only) MATE3s Programming Guide (for printing only) MATE3s Declaration of Confo...
by mexsudo
Sun May 03, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Mate3s Manual or Documentation
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

Re: Mate3s Manual or Documentation

thank you.
can you direct me to the location of those PDF files?
by mexsudo
Sun May 03, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Mate3s Manual or Documentation
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

Mate3s Manual or Documentation

Is there a Manual or documentation that explains the functions of the Mate3s? Is there some documentation for the Mate as viewed with the OpticsRe? I have reviewed the OpticsRe info at https://opticsre.uservoice.com/knowledgebase and have not found anything that helps. I am floundering. Charger Mode...
by mexsudo
Sat May 02, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: AGM Battery Health vs PV to the Grid
Replies: 18
Views: 2685

Re: AGM Battery Health vs PV to the Grid

the particular concern I had was what Raysun alluded to. Te initial problem you posted in this thread is what I would expect from unbalanced battery behavior I have been working with Peter on his system. The issue is not related to the batteries but to settings on his system that when changed have ...
by mexsudo
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: automatic configuration reset -errors- [closed]
Replies: 14
Views: 2229

Re: automatic configuration reset -errors-

thanks fcwlp the Mate panel shows all Zeros, and a voltage. I scrolled off, then back to Zero on each of the items then "up" button 4x 2020-04-29 09.14.29a.jpg now the Event History is showing this Mate calibrate 2020-04-29 09-15-56.png the OpticsRe is showing this OpticsRe 2020-04-29 09-33-47.png A...
by mexsudo
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: automatic configuration reset -errors- [closed]
Replies: 14
Views: 2229

Re: automatic configuration reset -errors-

Peter, now that you have values that are within the specified range by using the Mate3, have you tested what happens if you make a change from OpticsRE? I have been unable to figure out how to use the panel on the Mate3 and the meaning of those settings... Yet. is there some setting on the Mate3 th...
by mexsudo
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: automatic configuration reset -errors- [closed]
Replies: 14
Views: 2229

automatic configuration reset -errors- [closed]

I have been changing some inverter settings. when I am satisfied I press Apply and immediately get an error pop-up Errors 2020-04-28 01-21-12.png In order to continue I follow the instructions in the error message and set the indicated parameters to the defaults After the changes are accepted I revi...
by mexsudo
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: AGM Battery Health vs PV to the Grid
Replies: 18
Views: 2685

Re: AGM Battery Health vs PV to the Grid

ANy concerns about mixing 4 new batteries with the old? I have Lots. Spending $1,000 for the second set is not chump change for me. After asking for help here http://www.outbackpower.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14717 And after doing some testing I finally gained a bit of a comfort level and decid...
by mexsudo
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: AGM Battery Health vs PV to the Grid
Replies: 18
Views: 2685

Re: AGM Battery Health vs PV to the Grid

I just came back to give a shout out to both fcwlp and raysun

they both gave excellent advice, and have been real gentlemen about it.

I now feel that my battery is healthy and being properly maintained.

my best to all, Peter
by mexsudo
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: AGM Battery Health vs PV to the Grid
Replies: 18
Views: 2685

Re: AGM Battery Health vs PV to the Grid

I got your PM and responded... however my Outbox shows 1 message, maybe it did not get sent. FYI: Unlike "real" mail, those PM's stay in your outbox until someone reads it - then it moves. Thanks. I also discovered that I can edit that message. I have not figured out how to attach images, if that i...
by mexsudo
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: AGM Battery Health vs PV to the Grid
Replies: 18
Views: 2685

Re: AGM Battery Health vs PV to the Grid

The Grid Connect stuff is above my pay grade. There's a few other folks on this forum with direct experience in that, hopefully one will weigh in. Raysun you under estimate yourself. Peter, I will send you a PM. I got your PM and responded... however my Outbox shows 1 message, maybe it did not get ...