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by cbesolar
Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: Mate
Topic: HBX setting not working
Replies: 11
Views: 14839

HBX setting not working

Hello All Right now I cannot sell power, so I wanted to enable the HBX mode. What I observe it that the unit (Flexpower One) is always connecting to the grid even when the parameters for HBX drop grid are met. Here is what I have: HBX-Use grid setpoint 24 v HBX-use grid delay 1 hr HBX drop grid setp...
by cbesolar
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: HBX and sell power
Replies: 1
Views: 2532

HBX and sell power

Hello All Until now I just bought power from the grid (and had the mate programmed for HBX). Is it possible to have HBX and sell power to the grid? I was just following the instructions here in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9smMlG-3mbk Just wanted to see if there were any conflicting s...
by cbesolar
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Flex Power One
Topic: Ac input disconnects
Replies: 3
Views: 6801

Re: Ac input disconnects

4-5 times now.
The unit is about 4 years old.
No, not particularly warm.
by cbesolar
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Flex Power One
Topic: Ac input disconnects
Replies: 3
Views: 6801

Ac input disconnects

Hello All,

I have been noticing that the AC input switch keeps disconnecting at night, causing it to use battery power. Any idea why AC input breaker trips? I am not drawing too much load though. Thanks.

KC
by cbesolar
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: AC input control setup : Strange behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 6356

Re: AC input control setup : Strange behaviour

Dear Kurt,

Thanks a lot. I will try that. You are right: I disabled the charger on the FX, and I cannot sell to grid because I do not have the permits yet for sell to grid. Also doubling the battery voltage to 300 AH is difficult now.

Karthik.
by cbesolar
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: AC input control setup : Strange behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 6356

Re: AC input control setup : Strange behaviour

Plotting the battery voltage and the fx mode says something different. When the fx goes to passthru mode, the battery voltage is quite high. I have attached a revised plot showing the battery voltage along with fx mode. Is there a way to revert back to inverting mode automatically when the battery v...
by cbesolar
Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: AC input control setup : Strange behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 6356

AC input control setup : Strange behaviour

Hello All, I have a flex power one (230 V unit) that is set up so that it used solar pv between the hours shown below: Grid use grid use enable on weekday grid use start time 5:30 PM weekday grid use stop time 6:00 AM weekend grid use start time 5:30 PM weekend grid use stop time 6:00 AM My problem ...
by cbesolar
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Mate Serial Communications
Topic: inconsistent battery voltage measurements
Replies: 1
Views: 3742

inconsistent battery voltage measurements

Hello All, On my flexpower one system, I was reading the data of the mate2's serial port. Here is a sample: 1,01,00,00,110,115,00,02,000,01,268,009,000,039 C,00,04,01,100,005,06,03,000,01,270,0021,00,052 c,0041,0047,0000,03,00012,269,100,001,08,38,111 1,01,00,00,111,115,00,02,000,01,268,009,000,040 ...
by cbesolar
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: 5V source
Replies: 1
Views: 1700

5V source

Hello All, I have a flexpower one (with Mate version 2). I am trying to add a raspberry pi (a small, < 2 Watt computer) to log my data from the mate. My question is if there is any 5 V DC power I can tap from the flexpower one. For efficiency sake, I do not want to power the raspberry pi using a AC-...
by cbesolar
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Mate
Topic: Arduino Based DataLogger
Replies: 27
Views: 33318

Re: Arduino Based DataLogger

I have a Pi running and logging data, but what worries me about the pi is the energy use.
2-3 Watts for the pi is rather a big load for me. The attraction with a microcontroller (like the atmel or TI MSP430) is the low-power mode.
by cbesolar
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Mate Serial Communications
Topic: Raw Data from FlexPower One
Replies: 4
Views: 6353

Re: Raw Data from FlexPower One

I have the older mate.
by cbesolar
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Mate Serial Communications
Topic: Raw Data from FlexPower One
Replies: 4
Views: 6353

Raw Data from FlexPower One

Hello All, I was wondering if anyone has some raw data from the MATE for the FlexPower One systems. I am developing some web software and want to compress the data before I send it on the internet. Unfortunately I do not have access to my Flexpower one system now. I would appreciate it if anyone cou...
by cbesolar
Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Mate
Topic: datalogging with mate serial port
Replies: 5
Views: 8259

Re: datalogging with mate serial port

I have a similar problem. Here is what I am thinking of:

http://www.outbackpower.com/forum/viewt ... f=8&t=7261
by cbesolar
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Mate
Topic: Arduino Based DataLogger
Replies: 27
Views: 33318

Re: Arduino Based DataLogger and Simulator

Andrew (and others), I was able to successfully program a Amtel ATMEGA8 chip to act as a simulator for a FlexPower One system. So for less than 10$ total, I can get simulated data for testing purposes (when I am not close to the mate). Also I tried designing a board that logs the data to SD card. He...
by cbesolar
Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Mate
Topic: Arduino Based DataLogger
Replies: 27
Views: 33318

Arduino Based DataLogger

Hello All, Like many here, I have a Mate 2 which does not have data-logging to SD card. I was trying to gauge what level of interest there may be in crowd-funding a basic datalogger. - Arduino ATMEGA 32P - Level shifters from 5V to RS232 - A real time clock with battery - A SD card holder We could d...