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by MyEnergyWarehouse
Fri May 31, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: Radian with Mate
Replies: 4
Views: 3690

Re: Radian with Mate

http://www.outbackpower.com/pdf/manuals/MATE3_USB_Card_Owners_Manual.pdf I'm not overly techy but I think that the above link may be what you are looking for. This card installs in the back of the Mate3 so one can connect to the Mate3 with a computer. You may know if I'm wrong, but I think that you ...
by MyEnergyWarehouse
Wed May 29, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: Radian with Mate
Replies: 4
Views: 3690

Re: Radian with Mate

Yes, the Radian is designed to be controller by the Mate3. The mate is not compatible. One of the many advantages of the Mate3 is that it has a SD card and is field upgradable. You can also upgrade the firmware in the Radian the same way.
by MyEnergyWarehouse
Mon May 20, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: AC Coupled Radians
Replies: 6
Views: 5879

Re: AC Coupled Radians

OutBack is doing a webinar on AC coupling the Radian. Here is the link for your convenience http://www.outbackpower.com/events/125/ Tuesday, May 21 is the date.

I believe that this is open to all interested parties.
by MyEnergyWarehouse
Mon May 20, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: RADIAN Series
Topic: Started Up Today!
Replies: 5
Views: 3938

Re: Started Up Today!

Excellent install. I saw your pictures under a different post. Your neighbors are looking at a very pleasing solar install.

Is your system largely designed for battery backup? or is it for net metering?
by MyEnergyWarehouse
Thu May 02, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Website & Forum
Topic: AC Coupling without drawbacks
Replies: 12
Views: 13540

Re: AC Coupling without drawbacks

Tallgirl,

I love your "safe" answer. That keeps us all out of trouble! ](*,)
by MyEnergyWarehouse
Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: wire size from panels to charge controller?
Replies: 7
Views: 7849

Re: wire size from panels to charge controller?

Here is how I do wire sizing 1. From the panels to the charge controllers, use the temp compensated VOC and power current x 1.25 and if the wires are in conduit on a roof take that x 1.25 again. 2. From the charge controller to the inverter/batteries [depends on your setup] use Vmp divided by the ba...
by MyEnergyWarehouse
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: String tool and FM 80
Replies: 1
Views: 1766

Re: String tool and FM 80

In answer to you question, it would be wise to stay with 6 strings of 3. Here is why. On the output side of the FM80, you can have no more than 80a. Since you have a 48v system, I take 18 - 200 watt panels = 3600 watts / 48 v = 75a which is under 80a. This is the short version of why, there are more...
by MyEnergyWarehouse
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: My OutBack Power System
Topic: Vfx3024e - Selling to grid
Replies: 6
Views: 6163

Re: Vfx3024e - Selling to grid

Check with your local dealer. Here in the US you can call Outback and they will help you to send your inverter back to the manufacturer, they will put in a new control board, relabel the inverter as a grid-tie unit and send it back to you. There will be a small fee for the service but it is cheaper ...
by MyEnergyWarehouse
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Mate 3 Protocol
Replies: 4
Views: 2084

Re: Mate 3 Protocol

Hello Paul,

Is this what you are looking for?
http://www.outbackpower.com/pdf/manuals ... Manual.pdf
by MyEnergyWarehouse
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Mate 3 on the flexpower
Replies: 1
Views: 2050

Re: Mate 3 on the flexpower

Hi Surfpath,

Those need to be special ordered unless a dealer has the FP1 on the self, they can swap on in. We can do either.
by MyEnergyWarehouse
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Flex Power One
Topic: Mate 3 on the Flexpower 1?
Replies: 2
Views: 6167

Re: Mate 3 on the Flexpower 1?

NO, but you can request the upgrade. There will be an upgrade charge.
by MyEnergyWarehouse
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: My OutBack Power System
Topic: 24v --> 48v Inverter Upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 4982

Re: 24v --> 48v Inverter Upgrade

I believe that you have concluded you best option for upgrade - new inverter. Your panel string should be OK unless you live in a very cold climate. Here is a link to the specs on you solar panels. http://www.senersun.com/sites/default/files/SSM36A.pdf I entered the specs into OutBacks string sizing...
by MyEnergyWarehouse
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: FLEXmax Charge Controllers
Topic: LiFePo4 Question - I know im not the first...
Replies: 15
Views: 15225

Re: LiFePo4 Question - I know im not the first...

Here are links to lithium batteries whose BMS was designed to be compatible by OutBacks charge controllers. http://homeenergyllc.com/juice-lithium-batteries http://homeenergyllc.com/downloads/Juice-Lithium-Brochure-LR.pdf As far as I know, the BMS in these batteries are the only lithium batteries th...
by MyEnergyWarehouse
Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: DC lightening arrestors (and AC lightening arrestor)
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

Re: DC lightening arrestors (and AC lightening arrestor)

You are correct on the placement of the lightning arrestors for the arrays at the combiner boxes. However, for the FW 1000 with 4 inverters, I would recommend the FW-SP-ACA for each inverter to be covered there. If you are sure that you want to use the purchased AC arrestor, you may want to consider...
by MyEnergyWarehouse
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Flex Power One
Topic: feed the grid
Replies: 9
Views: 16001

Re: feed the grid

While I am US based and my knowledge of European utility regulation is limited, it is my understanding that the GTFX....E family, the GVFX....E family as well as the Radian 7048E are all designed to sell excess energy back to the grid. See page 8 on the product guide http://www.outbackpower.com/reso...
by MyEnergyWarehouse
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Proper way to connect a two-section surge protector
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

Re: Proper way to connect a two-section surge protector

Interesting question for the OutBack forum. However, if you notice on the diagram, on 240v both hot legs are covered. On 120v the hot and neutral legs are covered. I know that they work wired this way.