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by withoutatrace
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: 4 VFX 3648 in on grid application
Replies: 4
Views: 4059

Re: 4 VFX 3648 in on grid application

kyburz, :?: :?: Can you confirm/clarify your proposed system configuration for us? Specifically: 1) The VFX3648 is not a grid-tie (utility interactive) inverter. It cannot "sell" power to the grid via the AC IN connection. 2) You can stack two-to-ten VFX inverters in a single system. The exact conf...
by withoutatrace
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Power used by house inaccurate
Replies: 9
Views: 6131

Re: Power used by house inaccurate

How do I put my 240V breakers on backup?

Or, if that route is not cost effective, how would I add another GVFX3648/FM80 combination for more power? I already have the panels, batteries and controller. I just have to purchase the inverter. Thanks.
by withoutatrace
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Power used by house inaccurate
Replies: 9
Views: 6131

Re: Power used by house inaccurate

After looking closer at the schematics, I figured out the breaker that is not being used on the FP1 that I need to run to the new breaker box. THANK YOU. I was beginning to think I'd never have this setup the way I wanted it.
by withoutatrace
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Power used by house inaccurate
Replies: 9
Views: 6131

Re: Power used by house inaccurate

Do you not have a protected-loads subpanel connected to the AC-Out terminals of your inverter? In a typical grid-interactive but no-sell setup, this is what would be powered from your harvested PV energy during the day. Not having one also means you miss out on one of the nicest features of this st...
by withoutatrace
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: FLEXware
Topic: Calibrating Battery SOC
Replies: 6
Views: 11779

Re: Calibrating Battery SOC

That white paper link doesn't work anymore. I so want to learn more about my PF1 system. Is it available anywhere?
by withoutatrace
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Flex Power One
Topic: Detailed information on FP1
Replies: 2
Views: 5258

Detailed information on FP1

Has anyone seen DETAILED (like everything you ever wanted to know--detailed information about each and every component, sample setups, troubleshooting, etc) information about the FP1? I want to learn mine inside and out. I know I am underutilizing it and probably misconfiguring it. Thanks!
by withoutatrace
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Specs on Rayovac GC2 Battery
Replies: 1
Views: 3272

Specs on Rayovac GC2 Battery

I've looked everywhere and can't find the specs on my batteries. They are Rayovac SLIGC110AGM 137 GC2. Does anyone have any ideas? I thought they were 110AH, but I've seen members who list "GC2" AGM batteries as 215AH. Also looking for the more detailed specs. Thanks.
by withoutatrace
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Flex Power One
Topic: Manually upgrade a FlexPower One to Two
Replies: 1
Views: 5032

Manually upgrade a FlexPower One to Two

I have a FlexPower One (model FP1-4) with the GVFX3648 and I'm wanting to purchase another FM80/GVFX3648 combination and manually upgrade it to a FlexPower Two. This is possible, right? How difficult is it? Thanks. Current Equipment: FlexPower One (GVFX3648, FM80, PowerMate3, FlexNet DC Monitor, Hub...
by withoutatrace
Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Power used by house inaccurate
Replies: 9
Views: 6131

Re: Power used by house inaccurate

A few points, 1. the AC ammeters built into all Outback FX inverters are notoriously inaccurate, and can be off by as much as 1.5A or so, usually reading lower than they should since fractional amps are truncated rather than rounded. I don't know why they were designed this way, but it's a definite...
by withoutatrace
Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Power used by house inaccurate
Replies: 9
Views: 6131

Re: Power used by house inaccurate

To accomplish this you would need to have all your loads on the output of the inverters, and the utility connected to the input of the inverter. Set your sell to no sell and just invert power until your battery voltage drops. In this scenario you will be using the utility like a back up generator. ...
by withoutatrace
Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Power used by house inaccurate
Replies: 9
Views: 6131

Re: Power used by house inaccurate

A little more information...

The 0.1kw when grid sell-back is turned off appears to be the two 110V outlets directly on the inverter.
by withoutatrace
Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Power used by house inaccurate
Replies: 9
Views: 6131

Power used by house inaccurate

I am running a PowerFlex One GVFX3648 with 1600W of panels and a 48V battery bank in grid interactive mode. I can elaborate on my setup if more information is needed. My MATE3 shows that it's producing 1.2kw, my house is using 0.4kw and it's selling back 0.8kw. If I go look at the meter, it's stayin...