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by jfedoutback
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM80 Keypad malfunction
Replies: 2
Views: 257

FM80 Keypad malfunction

I have had a FM80 for 12 years. The keys on the front went out about four years ago and we have been using the Mate to make changes with the parameters and we were even using the mate to obtain an equalization cycle manually by changing values after different amounts times. Well, today we turned off...
by jfedoutback
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: OutBack Energy Cell Batteries
Topic: Battery not staying at absorption
Replies: 15
Views: 4361

Re: Battery not staying at absorption

we have an ethernet port that is from the mate to the inverter. The mate has another port on it for a HDMI cable that isn't being used. We don't have a temperature sensor. We have been using the history to check day to day. We use the house for about 6 months then leave for 6 and have someone keep a...
by jfedoutback
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: OutBack Energy Cell Batteries
Topic: Battery not staying at absorption
Replies: 15
Views: 4361

Re: Battery not staying at absorption

I thought 11 years was really good for the old rolls we had and are hoping to get 5 out of these but may be dreaming. We are in Mexico on a beach where it is really hot and humid. I am going to check into a battery monitoring system. Yes our charge controller and inverter and mate are original.
by jfedoutback
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: OutBack Energy Cell Batteries
Topic: Battery not staying at absorption
Replies: 15
Views: 4361

Re: Battery not staying at absorption

No we have an old system.
by jfedoutback
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: OutBack Energy Cell Batteries
Topic: Battery not staying at absorption
Replies: 15
Views: 4361

Re: Battery not staying at absorption

Thank you very much, I really appreciate your help and expertise.
by jfedoutback
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: OutBack Energy Cell Batteries
Topic: Battery not staying at absorption
Replies: 15
Views: 4361

Re: Battery not staying at absorption

No not really, we are reading other posts on this site. We set it to 30. Our system is quite old but with new batteries. Our original batteries lasted the projected lifespan of them at 11 years. We understand we won't get that out of these but would like to know we have the proper settings to charge...
by jfedoutback
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: OutBack Energy Cell Batteries
Topic: Battery not staying at absorption
Replies: 15
Views: 4361

Re: Battery not staying at absorption

ok, I will fill out the information. I am new to this site. We have 24 volt and two parallel strings of 4 batteries.
by jfedoutback
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: OutBack Energy Cell Batteries
Topic: Battery not staying at absorption
Replies: 15
Views: 4361

Re: Battery not staying at absorption

We found the Absorb End Amps was set at 44 amps. the outback book setup says the default setting is 0 and we reset it to the default setting by using the Mate. We think when the battery went into absorb it was over the 44amps and went immediately into float. Today after being reset it is now in the ...
by jfedoutback
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: OutBack Energy Cell Batteries
Topic: Battery not staying at absorption
Replies: 15
Views: 4361

Battery not staying at absorption

I am off the grid. I recently got new Trojan L16P-AC batteries for our solar system. These batteries get to the absorption setting and immediately drops to the float setting. I have the absorption setting time set at two hours. How do I get them to stay in absorption?