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by IanMcCluskey
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: ALINO
Replies: 3
Views: 1800

Re: ALINO

by IanMcCluskey
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Auto Start Honda EU series
Replies: 6
Views: 4839

Re: Auto Start Honda EU series

Have you read the Advanced Generator Start (AGS) app note on this page? http://www.outbackpower.com/resources/d ... /app-notes

It is under the Inverter / Charger section.
by IanMcCluskey
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Auto gen start instructions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3403

Re: Auto gen start instructions?

Have you read the Advanced Generator Start (AGS) app note on this page? http://www.outbackpower.com/resources/d ... /app-notes

It is under the Inverter / Charger section.
by IanMcCluskey
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Webinars
Topic: Webinar: FLEXmax 100 AFCI PV Wiring Changes
Replies: 0
Views: 10348

Webinar: FLEXmax 100 AFCI PV Wiring Changes

FLEXmax 100 AFCI PV Wiring Changes Date: Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 Time: 11:00 AM PST - 11:30 AM PST Wiring Diagram for GSLC with AFCI.pdf Registration : https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8187717148728010507 Class Description: The new FLEXmax 100 AFCI relies on a dual-algorithm arc fau...
by IanMcCluskey
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: AC Coupling
Topic: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage
Replies: 89
Views: 33792

Re: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage

Hi S/D, First, glad to know you can confirm the generator did not run at the same time. Let's put that to rest. Second, in general, the parameters (Parms) are charging targets. They very well may be related to the high frequency fault. I go on vacation 11/23-12/9. Please do your best to read through...
by IanMcCluskey
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: AC Coupling
Topic: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage
Replies: 89
Views: 33792

Re: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage

Hey 'Dog! Well, we addressed some of these questions via email, but I would like to continue the conversation here for the benefit of the forum. First, the AC Coupling settings are only available through the four-digit installer-level password. Glad you were able to access that. We recommend the min...
by IanMcCluskey
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Grid Tie Applications
Topic: New to Solar
Replies: 3
Views: 3069

Re: Off Grid upgrade

Hi David, welcome to the forum! I would recommend introducing yourself on a new thread in one of the General Discussion forums. You will probably get more views and more feedback there.
by IanMcCluskey
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: AC Coupling
Topic: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage
Replies: 89
Views: 33792

Re: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage

Please explain why you are showing a link to a generator's frequency/speed control, when we are dealing with a non-mechanical inverter here? :-k Same concept, but fair point. Here's a more complete piece of literature: https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy17osti/68884.pdf I can check the settings, which app...
by IanMcCluskey
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: AC Coupling
Topic: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage
Replies: 89
Views: 33792

Re: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage

S/D, sorry my message was not clear.

The Radian will raise the frequency when the voltage gets too high. This is the nature of frequency watt shifting (AKA droop speed control): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droop_speed_control
by IanMcCluskey
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: AC Coupling
Topic: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage
Replies: 89
Views: 33792

Re: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage

Good, glad to hear it. Alright, I think the next step is to try to reproduce this issue in a controlled environment. - ensure the generator is off and cannot turn on automatically - ensure the battery bank is well below the charging target so energy from the Solaredge has somewhere to go - ensure al...
by IanMcCluskey
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: AC Coupling
Topic: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage
Replies: 89
Views: 33792

Re: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage

Ah, S/D, I just noticed you have an older model SE6000A-US. What year was that inverter installed? It may have been produced before Solaredge complied with UL 1741 SA UL 1741 SA requires inverters to be capable of frequency watt shifting. Your Solaredge may not be, unfortunately. Solaredge may be ab...
by IanMcCluskey
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: AXS Port
Topic: AXS Port Connection Refused
Replies: 2
Views: 3609

Re: AXS Port Connection Refused

Hi there, please send me your email in a private message and I will send you the updated Sunspec map in case you are working from an old version.
by IanMcCluskey
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Inverter shows AC in, orange light on, but doesn't seem to be charging the batteries. Voltage on mate won't go above 26v
Replies: 15
Views: 3683

Re: Inverter shows AC in, orange light on, but doesn't seem to be charging the batteries. Voltage on mate won't go above

Hi Smiffy, that depends on your batteries. If you paid an installer to install the system, they would be the best party to program those settings.
by IanMcCluskey
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: AC Coupling
Topic: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage
Replies: 89
Views: 33792

Re: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage

That is interesting. Your Solaredge screenshot indicates the over-frequency faults were last occurring on 10/28 around 2:00PM, but your generator was also operating during that same time.

Please send a screenshot of when the first over-frequency fault occured.
by IanMcCluskey
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: AC Coupling
Topic: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage
Replies: 89
Views: 33792

Re: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage

Hi S/d, I had not seen your 3:19 post when I made my 3:23 post, so thank you for sharing that data. Your last message actually cuts to where I was going with my question - the generator. Two questions a) You say the Solaredge was isolated from the generator. How specifically is it isolated? Photo? b...
by IanMcCluskey
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: AC Coupling
Topic: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage
Replies: 89
Views: 33792

Re: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage

Optics will not show the Solaredge inverter's errors. Where did you installer see the error messages? Maybe Solaredge's online monitoring website? If so, I imagine he should be able to download them and share them with you. Ironically, Enphase's online monitoring is called Enlighten! But I'm not sur...
by IanMcCluskey
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: AC Coupling
Topic: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage
Replies: 89
Views: 33792

Re: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage

Good morning, I will be happy to help you troubleshoot. Your installer said the over-frequency errors occurred during the 27th and the 28th of October. Please send me a list of those errors with timestamps to imccluskey@outbackpower.com I will look at your system data to see what those errors correl...
by IanMcCluskey
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: MATE3S has gone offline ...
Replies: 12
Views: 6983

Re: MATE3S has gone offline ...

Yes, if you have to remove the MATE3s, all of the components in that system will continue to operate with their latest settings.
by IanMcCluskey
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: MATE3S has gone offline ...
Replies: 12
Views: 6983

Re: MATE3S has gone offline ...

Hi Jim, I won't try to make excuses for your gateway's bad behavior. It sounds like a number of symptoms have combined to make it unusable. There is one thing to try before sending it in. Download the latest 1.4.2 firmware onto the SD card, carefully copying each file one by one onto the card to ens...
by IanMcCluskey
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: FXR 2812A cut-off voltage shut down issue
Replies: 13
Views: 4071

Re: FXR 2812A cut-off voltage shut down issue

Thank you for pointing that out EMCF, the FXR class is only compatible with MATE3, MATE3S and AXS port, not the MATE2.
by IanMcCluskey
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: FXR 2812A cut-off voltage shut down issue
Replies: 13
Views: 4071

Re: FXR 2812A cut-off voltage shut down issue

Hi Lonewolf, tough situation as it sounds like the inverter you purchased was programmed to voltage set points by the previous owner that do not work for your application. They probably should have told you it would no longer have the default settings. Without one of our gateway devices, such as the...
by IanMcCluskey
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: AC Coupling
Topic: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage
Replies: 89
Views: 33792

Re: AC coupled - batteries not charging from solar array during outage

Good morning, and good info.

What was the voltage and/or state of charge of the batteries when the SolarEdge showed the AC frequency error?
by IanMcCluskey
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Basic electrical in Spanish
Replies: 5
Views: 4099

Re: Basic electrical in Spanish

Hi JR, I'm a fan of SEI's cursos en español: https://www.solarenergy.org/training-sc ... ategory=79
by IanMcCluskey
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: 4 inverters should run 4 chargers right?
Replies: 13
Views: 7066

Re: 4 inverters should run 4 chargers right?

Hello Mr. Sodamo, just got a chance to look at your system. First, I recommend changing the Slave Power Save Level of your inverter on Port 3 to Rank # 1. Right now it's at 7, which means both inverters on leg one will turn on before either inverter on leg two turns on. Second, there are a number of...
by IanMcCluskey
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: 4 inverters should run 4 chargers right?
Replies: 13
Views: 7066

Re: 4 inverters should run 4 chargers right?

Ah, I misread. I will take another look.