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by petertearai
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: New batteries are not charging all the way?
Replies: 11
Views: 5746

Re: New batteries are not charging all the way?

good replies from experienced people. I would add that with the amount you are drawing each night that i think both battery and pv is to little , especially considering charging and inverter efficiencies
by petertearai
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM80 not charging
Replies: 8
Views: 5512

Re: FM80 not charging

fndc is the state of charge battery monitering system. using shunts to moniter charging and discharging . An Outback product .
by petertearai
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM80 not charging
Replies: 8
Views: 5512

Re: FM80 not charging

hmm . not sure . assume you have abrorb and float settings per battery manufacturer recomendations .
by petertearai
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM80 not charging
Replies: 8
Views: 5512

Re: FM80 not charging

What was the fm screen displaying . how long did you watch before reconnecting pv .?
by petertearai
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: Over efficient panels?
Replies: 10
Views: 6409

Re: Over efficient panels?

brand new panels . cold . I would think not out of the question . was this sustained or over a short period ?. cloud edge effect .my system shows a maximum watts in excess if rated panels .. but don't know when or for how long .
by petertearai
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: Over efficient panels?
Replies: 10
Views: 6409

Re: Over efficient panels?

4 panels in series could have gone over 150 volts?
by petertearai
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: Mate3 Connectivity Survey
Replies: 3
Views: 3424

Re: Mate3 Connectivity Survey

had the optics re conected for some months now . only seen one gap in data ( there may have been more but not seen by me ) .
When the data stoped i had my Makita 18 lithium charger operating near the router and a 20 year plus panasonic vacume running near it . Will tray to reproduce nxt time im there
by petertearai
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: MX 60 will not run absorb cycle
Replies: 1
Views: 4098

Re: MX 60 will not run absorb cycle

wind sun is a good choice . Have you tried the mx without the fm . Maybe need to set up the fine voltage adjustment for each one . Maybe raise the absorb voltage for the mx a few points at a time and see if the 2 stay more in sync ?
by petertearai
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: Newbie with FM80 programming questions
Replies: 9
Views: 6318

Re: Newbie with FM80 programming questions

bulk goes untill absorb voltage is reached . then it goes into absorb and absorb counter stsrts . . sulphsted battrtys will quickly get to absorb quickly . extendeding the absorb time is a good idea .. but on the face of it uour absorb voltage looks like an equilize voltage . best not to set the abs...
by petertearai
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: FM80 Charge Controllers not charging nearly enough?
Replies: 23
Views: 14334

Re: FM80 Charge Controllers not charging nearly enough?

possible battery sulpation . ?
What happens when a load is applied when output has gone down ?
by petertearai
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: FM60 LCD displaying 2 rows of black squares
Replies: 1
Views: 1748

Re: FM60 LCD displaying 2 rows of black squares

looks like toast. .... but obviously try a reboot in correct order .. ie pv off battery off .... Then turn on battery , boot sequence should happen . and screen looking ok . then if all ok turn on pv .
by petertearai
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Charge Controller setup
Replies: 8
Views: 4646

Re: Charge Controller setup

hi phil
Dont know the answer to your coordination . question .
by petertearai
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Charge Controller setup
Replies: 8
Views: 4646

Re: Charge Controller setup

Hi . are the batterys the same age ?. even more parallel strings . However that was not your question . Cant see any problem paralleling the 2 charge controllers . Need 2 battery temp sensors, attached on the same place on one battery.The 2 controllers will need voltage calibration to help them go i...
by petertearai
Fri May 19, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: Can not get OpticsRE to work.
Replies: 7
Views: 4751

Re: Can not get OpticsRE to work.

had the same problem . Port button would not work . Took back to dealer .. they could not get the port button to work either . Unit was replaced under warranty . new one connected easy . has been on line for 2 weeks or more no issue's all working good .
by petertearai
Thu May 11, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Mate 3 Cannot Recover from Ethernet Outage
Replies: 122
Views: 132841

Re: Mate 3 Cannot Recover from Ethernet Outage

connected optics a week or so ago . running on a huawe 4g wireless internet box with cat 6 cable to mate 3 . Hasn't missed a beat as far as i can see. cable about 8 meters.
by petertearai
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: data usage
Replies: 2
Views: 2191

data usage

hi . How much data dose the opticsre use per day/ month approx ??
by petertearai
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Mate
Topic: help setting up mate to talk to optics re
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

Re: help setting up mate to talk to optics re

hi . took mate back to dealer. has been replaced with new one . opticsre all connected up and running .
by petertearai
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Mate
Topic: help setting up mate to talk to optics re
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

Re: help setting up mate to talk to optics re

Yep hub . I have an fxr inverter on one port and fm80 on other port. and mate3 into mate port.
by petertearai
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Mate
Topic: help setting up mate to talk to optics re
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

Re: help setting up mate to talk to optics re

serial number of mate M309413 . Any problems with this batch ?
Thanks for a reply on weekend .
by petertearai
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Mate
Topic: help setting up mate to talk to optics re
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

Re: help setting up mate to talk to optics re

downgraded to 002 . 019 .00 . lost inverter status bar and generator bar ......... but port button opened up ip addresses "all 000.000.000.000 " Also mac addrerss visible . Now ive decided to see what would happen if i installed 003-015-003 , well all graphs back . ........ but port key inoperative ...
by petertearai
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Mate
Topic: help setting up mate to talk to optics re
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

Re: help setting up mate to talk to optics re

yes i have that document . Will try a lower version of firmware as i see on reading it again it says '. Press the PORT key to verify status. No response means the upload is still in progress. The upload was successful if this key changes the display." Seeing the ' port' key seems to inoperative it m...
by petertearai
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Mate
Topic: help setting up mate to talk to optics re
Replies: 7
Views: 7377

help setting up mate to talk to optics re

Hi loaded 3.15.00 .set to dhcp but cant see it conecting . Also when i push the port button it dosnt bring up the expected screen .ie existing screen continues to show .
Any ideas ? should i try another firmware version ? Is there an advanced guide to setting up the mate? ](*,)
by petertearai
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: Upcoming OPTICS RE 3.5.1 Bug Fixes
Replies: 9
Views: 5780

Re: Upcoming OPTICS RE 3.5.1 Bug Fixes

thanks for your prompt reply's . I see the .3 version has gone from the mate 3 firmware . Is the .3 one problematic. ?
by petertearai
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: Upcoming OPTICS RE 3.5.1 Bug Fixes
Replies: 9
Views: 5780

Re: Upcoming OPTICS RE 3.5.1 Bug Fixes

so the latest mate 3 firmware is the one which is for north america . Why is it region specific, What version do i use in NewZealand ?
by petertearai
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: Upcoming OPTICS RE 3.5.1 Bug Fixes
Replies: 9
Views: 5780

Re: Upcoming OPTICS RE 3.5.1 Bug Fixes

cant seem to find this version on the firmware updates for mate 3 . Am I looking incorectly?