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by sodamo
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Marine Applications
Topic: FX Stacking question
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: FX Stacking question

I’ve been living with an FX2024M and Mate2 for several years and now need about 100 amps of charging and a little more inverter capacity wouldn’t hurt. My plan was to add a VFX3524M in parallel and reap 115 amps charging, etc Upon reading the manuals, they say stacking of any sort can only be done ...
by sodamo
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 36
Views: 1931

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

Not so practiced directing preparation but fairly decent at actual preparation.
by sodamo
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 36
Views: 1931

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

I have to ponder this - a transient tax. To me that would be folks that float through with no, eh, contribution? In times past the were seasonal hunters/visitors, here and everywhere. Then those who do but not respond. But in HI, How does that hit permanent residences? My gosh, it sounds like a mes...
by sodamo
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 36
Views: 1931

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

Here in Hawaii at least 2 taxes, the General Excise Tax which 4+% on most everything and another 10+% Transient tax because even though they have a home they chose to stay elsewhere. I have to ponder this - a transient tax. To me that would be folks that float through with no, eh, contribution? In ...
by sodamo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 36
Views: 1931

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

Here in Hawaii at least 2 taxes, the General Excise Tax which 4+% on most everything and another 10+% Transient tax because even though they have a home they chose to stay elsewhere.
by sodamo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 36
Views: 1931

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

One thing to note. With my old Rolls system of 12 batts @ 4 volts a single failure brought down the entire system. With the Simpliphi I would think it would take something extremely catastrophic to take out the entire bank. Loss of individual units would still leave a functional bank just at reduced...
by sodamo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 36
Views: 1931

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

Any company that publishes technical specs in their warranty, and demands access to your system configuration and logs, is pretty much predisposed to honoring said warranty in a very narrow way, IMO. Sounds like they don't trust their own product. Ahh, lead-acid -- "Serving your Battery Needs since...
by sodamo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 36
Views: 1931

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

Small comfort in many warranties - very small. About all we can do is pick a decent product and hope. Thatsaid, no complaints about OB honoring warranty.

My CFO is still pleased we bit the bullet last year and not hesitant to remind me it was a good decision.
by sodamo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility
Replies: 36
Views: 1931

Re: Outback equipment/lithium battery compatibility

I have FX3048s in my system, but charge only. No problems. Asyou noted a difference in the LBCO, but I suspect that won’t be a problem for you. A bit more than 6 months in I really like my SimpliPhis.
by sodamo
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: My OutBack Power System
Topic: Full Of-Grid System in Turks & Caicos Isl.
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Full Of-Grid System in Turks & Caicos Isl.

Maybe big enough to backfeed the neighborhood 😁
by sodamo
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: My OutBack Power System
Topic: Full Of-Grid System in Turks & Caicos Isl.
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: Full Of-Grid System in Turks & Caicos Isl.

I like the typo.

Never could understand why grid tied people get confused.

Impressive system $$$$$
by sodamo
Wed May 27, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: GS8048A Board failures
Replies: 15
Views: 2218

Re: GS8048A Board failures

../..Assuming an overload won't ever happen is to practically invite Murphy's Law into the system design. ;) ../.. Hence, I stated that under both STC and NOCT the array exceeds the warranted capacity of the 2x FM80s and gave some background as to how this is calculated. Yes, it's just about our fa...
by sodamo
Wed May 27, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: GS8048A Board failures
Replies: 15
Views: 2218

Re: GS8048A Board failures

But I don’t think any of us are attributing the board failures to the CC/PV design issue. What is unknown because we cannot see the actual system is that if the installer allowed such a design error what else is lurking? Two inverter board failures does not seem purely random. I’m thinking the OP ma...
by sodamo
Mon May 25, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: Memorial Day

Thoughts and thanks 🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙
by sodamo
Fri May 22, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: My OutBack Power System
Topic: Happy "HIGH NOON" day!
Replies: 10
Views: 1275

Re: Happy "HIGH NOON" day!

Dang, I forgot. Was busy working on my tractor.
My panels are mounted on my 3-12 roof, so about 14°, a few off from optimal And pointed various directions. Still happy to say that with the new SimpliPhis and Radians I haven’t had a needed generator run since Jan 15th.
by sodamo
Tue May 19, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Charge Controlles Go to Silent
Replies: 64
Views: 5167

Re: Charge Controlles Go to Silent

Interesting observation.
by sodamo
Mon May 11, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Charge Controlles Go to Silent
Replies: 64
Views: 5167

Re: Charge Controlles Go to Silent

Thanks, guys, you were busy as I slept. Hadn’t seen that diagram Ray, a bit different than the Hub manual itself. Guessing this is a FXR thing? Mine have been all inverters before the CC, but that was FXs I'm just a country bumpkin with a single FX3048T off-grid, so all this grid-tie, stacking, spl...
by sodamo
Mon May 11, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Charge Controlles Go to Silent
Replies: 64
Views: 5167

Re: Charge Controlles Go to Silent

Thanks, guys, you were busy as I slept.
Hadn’t seen that diagram Ray, a bit different than the Hub manual itself. Guessing this is a FXR thing? Mine have been all inverters before the CC, but that was FXs
by sodamo
Sun May 10, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Charge Controlles Go to Silent
Replies: 64
Views: 5167

Re: Charge Controlles Go to Silent

So you have 1 inverter in Port 1, another inverter in Port 7?. Not sure if this has an effect. Why not Ports 1 & 2?
Please list what components are in which ports
by sodamo
Fri May 08, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Dual Mate on a sysyem
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

Re: Dual Mate on a sysyem

Did you miss the update? Safer at Home now. Not that I know what that means. :grin:
by sodamo
Fri May 08, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: GS8048A Board failures
Replies: 15
Views: 2218

Re: GS8048A Board failures

Looking forward to learning more about this.
10800 watts for 2 FM80’s?
by sodamo
Fri May 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Dual Mate on a sysyem
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

Re: Dual Mate on a sysyem

raysun wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 9:03 am
Can two Mate3s units be plugged into a single system?

Though there are two Mate ports on a Hub, I dont recall this feature working with the Mate3.
Just curious, were you going somewhere with this question? Trying to do something?
by sodamo
Fri May 08, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: FLEXnet DC
Topic: Parallel Hookup to Flexnet Shunt?
Replies: 23
Views: 3156

Re: Parallel Hookup to Flexnet Shunt?

I have a common set of shunts feeding two FNDC, but much closer than 80ft, about 10. They stay pretty much in sync but sometimes not, usually as to achieving full charge on a less than robust day, but they self correct the next really good charging day. Details in my upgrade thread.
by sodamo
Tue May 05, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: FXR / VFXR Input Mode for off-grid
Replies: 31
Views: 3961

Re: FXR / VFXR Input Mode for off-grid

Greg T Fordan wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 1:23 pm
Raysun, thanks for the idea, but that should be on my post Outback career, for a no-holds barred flow of ideas;-)
...and you as my collaborator!
That could be an interesting read.

Don’t forget the chapter - Folks expecting answers but don’t provide facts.
by sodamo
Tue May 05, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: FXR / VFXR Input Mode for off-grid
Replies: 31
Views: 3961

Re: FXR / VFXR Input Mode for off-grid

Toasted my first set of batteries back in 2005, not completely my fault as neighbors told wife she didn’t need to run the generator if a sunny day. I was back in Ga to sell our house. Our poor 4 panel system couldn’t keep up. Did much better with 2nd set 😁 So THAT'S the reason for the fractional me...