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by Jorge Guzman
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: FP2 FXR3048 vs. Radian GS8048
Replies: 18
Views: 6752

Re: FP2 FXR3048 vs. Radian GS8048

Good question! For an off-grid home a Radian will offer just a few extra things such as: Smaller foot print, more wattage and dual AC inputs for two generators or for some Grid + Gen. A lot of the new Radian features are for Grid-tied folks so if you ever plan to have a line extended to your house a...
by Jorge Guzman
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: Check out the best apk sports games for your Android device!
Replies: 7
Views: 3821

Re: What is the maximum capacity of Flexmax?

This means that the current flow into the charge controller from the array and into the battery bank must not exceed that rating of the charge controller. OutBack's sizing guidelines are based on this. Current rating of the CC times nominal battery voltage. The charge controller is simply acting as...
by Jorge Guzman
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: Differences between GVFXxxxx and VXFRxxxxA?
Replies: 2
Views: 2854

Re: Differences between GVFXxxxx and VXFRxxxxA?

Mike is right. The major differences with the FXR's now is the ability to change its operating mode with a few button pushes. The GVFX's can only be Grid-Interactive and because of that at times they had a hard time connecting/charging from a noisy generator also, you could only stack up to two unit...
by Jorge Guzman
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: Check out the best apk sports games for your Android device!
Replies: 7
Views: 3821

Re: What is the maximum capacity of Flexmax?

Having a one size fits all it isn't easy not knowing details on the application. Staying within these sizing guidelines will ensure proper operation and avoid potential nuisance GFDI tripping if the array ever over produces specially if the batteries are at a low voltage condition (lower voltage = h...
by Jorge Guzman
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: Check out the best apk sports games for your Android device!
Replies: 7
Views: 3821

Re: What is the maximum capacity of Flexmax?

Max array size is dependent on the nominal battery voltage being use. See sizing chart.
by Jorge Guzman
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Mate3 shows generator input when generator off
Replies: 15
Views: 3639

Re: Mate3 shows generator input when generator off

I'd suggest to update the FW to the newest version 1.3.1
You can download it here: http://outbackpower.com/resources-mobil ... re-updates
by Jorge Guzman
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Mate3 shows generator input when generator off
Replies: 15
Views: 3639

Re: Mate3 shows generator input when generator off

Which MATE3 firmware revision are you running? I recall an earlier version having a load bar issue similar to what you are describing. Try to change the system type from Off-grid -> Backup -> Grid tied and see if the bar issue goes away. Updating the mate3 wouldn't hurt.
by Jorge Guzman
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Mate3 shows generator input when generator off
Replies: 15
Views: 3639

Re: Mate3 shows generator input when generator off

Have you ran the configuration wizard? or adjusted your system information settings? Being a new install, your home screen/bar graphs will need to be scaled and set. To access the home screen menu: Lock / (PW: 141) Settings / System / System Information. Here is also a video tutorial on how to set i...
by Jorge Guzman
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: Grid usage in grid zero
Replies: 5
Views: 3427

Re: Grid usage in grid zero

Does the SkyBox have a similar architecture in terms of GridZero/No Export mode where it will draw that much power constantly to avoid grid backfeeding? If the draw is different can you provided the expected level? Yes, very similar however the SkyBox has better metering resolution so it will draw ...
by Jorge Guzman
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: OutBack GVFX3648 grid-tie 3600-watt inverter
Replies: 1
Views: 1850

Re: OutBack GVFX3648 grid-tie 3600-watt inverter

ClintonJMolina112 wrote:Can you tie in a smaller system, e.g. 1 KW system to this grid tie and then add to it later?
Do you mean 1kW as in solar power? Could you elaborate a bit more?

Thanks
by Jorge Guzman
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Mate
Topic: Mate works On CC, but not FX
Replies: 10
Views: 5828

Re: Mate works On CC, but not FX

AC Board will need to be replaced.
You can contact a local distributor or tech support to purchase one. Your part number is 210-0015-1 (120Vac - version)
by Jorge Guzman
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Mate
Topic: Mate works On CC, but not FX
Replies: 10
Views: 5828

Re: Mate works On CC, but not FX

Actually the ACIN/Error lights will blink whether or not the generator is running. Ok, good chance there is an external wiring or internal relay issue. Once you remove the AC IN wires and test for voltage we will know if this is internal or external. Does the inverter comm port power up the mate at...
by Jorge Guzman
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: gvfx 3048 microcontroller burned out
Replies: 1
Views: 1715

Re: gvfx 3048 microcontroller burned out

You can contact our office in Germany here: re.support@alphatechnologies.de
They will be able to help you get a replacement circuit board.
by Jorge Guzman
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: Grid usage in grid zero
Replies: 5
Views: 3427

Re: Grid usage in grid zero

This is quite normal.
When using GridZero mode, the inverter will draw ~1 amp constantly, this is to prevent any power being exported back to the grid since the intention of this mode is to not sell.
by Jorge Guzman
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Mate
Topic: Mate works On CC, but not FX
Replies: 10
Views: 5828

Re: Mate works On CC, but not FX

FX3048T LIghts: AC IN & ERROR lights blinking During this time, was the generator running? The AC IN light blinks when it detects voltage on the AC Input terminals. If you have a voltmeter, remove the AC in wires then measure the terminals directly from the inverter's AC board. There might be a cha...
by Jorge Guzman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: RTS
Replies: 3
Views: 1743

Re: RTS

So why is it that the off grid need two It's a software limitation. Unlike the newer GVFX or VFXR the master will share the data to slaves, the older FX's won't so each Inverter will need one. should the RTS both be attached to the same battery Yes, this would be ideal so both RTS read similar read...
by Jorge Guzman
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: RTS
Replies: 3
Views: 1743

Re: RTS

Hello,
Legacy off-grid Inverters require one RTS per Inverter.

Hope this helps!
by Jorge Guzman
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: OutBack Energy Cell Batteries
Topic: New EnergyCell 200PLR Batteries
Replies: 0
Views: 4385

New EnergyCell 200PLR Batteries

We are exited to introduce a new battery addition to our energy storage portfolio. The EnergyCell 200PLR (Pure Lead Runtime) EnergyCell PLR batteries are designed for residential, grid-tied backup or off-grid renewable energy power demands, pure lead extends the life of the battery versus tradition...
by Jorge Guzman
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: My OutBack Power System
Topic: Troubleshoot vfx2812 inverter/charger
Replies: 2
Views: 3075

Re: Troubleshoot vfx2812 inverter/charger

It sounds like something did happened to your inverter. Applying proper battery voltage (above 10.5v) to the unit should power up, if it doesn't good chance somethign failed. You can call technical support or start a web-to-case on how you can get circuit board replacements. http://outbackpower.com/...
by Jorge Guzman
Thu May 31, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: FLEXpower TWO FXR
Replies: 1
Views: 853

Re: FLEXpower TWO FXR

can i combine them to one leg and program the system as a 120V master and slave? Yes, you can parallel the AC outputs from both inverters into a single bus bar for single phase. The system comes configured for split phase 120/240 (similar to the Radian) from the factory. You will need to change por...
by Jorge Guzman
Mon May 28, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: My OutBack Power System
Topic: My Generator Trips
Replies: 1
Views: 2322

Re: My Generator Trips

Hello, Mind adding your system specifications in your profile info? This will help fellow forum peers know what you are working with. Does your generator output breaker trip, does the inverter load the generator too much or, how is it exactly "tripping"? What rating is your generator? Inverter/charg...
by Jorge Guzman
Sun May 13, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Help with GTFX
Replies: 1
Views: 1367

Re: Help with GTFX

Yes, you are correct. The inverter will prioritize offsetting the loads first then any excess generated power will be sold back to the grid.
This video tutorial explains this a bit further: https://youtu.be/ssMhDa6tdu4

-Jorge
by Jorge Guzman
Thu May 10, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Mate3 lost Ethernet link
Replies: 2
Views: 1507

Re: Mate3 lost Ethernet link

It sounds like it is a hardware issue.
I'd suggest you contact technical support by starting a case here:
http://outbackpower.com/resources/techn ... rt-request
by Jorge Guzman
Thu May 10, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Does GenAlert Have A Maximum Run Time?
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Re: Does GenAlert Have A Maximum Run Time?

shurimano wrote:Would the generator just run until it was out of fuel, or is there a max runtime somewhere in the programming?
GenAlert will need to meet the off condition (Time + Voltage) for it to shut off. So it may continue to run if these conditions are not met.
by Jorge Guzman
Thu May 10, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: FXseries?
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: FXseries?

Sealed FX models use the Auxiliary output for it's external fan so to run AGS you would need to install the AGS relay to another device such as a FM60/80 charge controller.
AGS may control other aux outputs as long as you program the correct Port number.