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Flex ware 250

Post by HondaLee » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:27 pm

I have a flex ware 250 just installed and the LCD screens on the mate and charge controller are not readable. I believe this is from sitting in direct sunlight for a couple years while not installed. I need information on getting LCD screens repaired or replaced. Thanks

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Re: Flex ware 250

Post by Jorge Guzman » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:09 am

Your best bet is to contact OutBack's tech support and request an RMA. The service depot can replace the screen.
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Re: Flex ware 250

Post by HondaLee » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:04 pm

Question: I have a flex ware 250 with GVFX 3648
Can I control the gridtied function from the mate or dose it require a mate3?

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Re: Flex ware 250

Post by HondaLee » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:07 pm

Question 2: can you explain the function ( inverter control ) and the difference in Srch,on,off
Thanks

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Re: Flex ware 250

Post by Jorge Guzman » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:12 pm

The Grid-tied function may be turned on/off via the mate advance menu. From home screen go to ADV / password 141 / FX

Inverter function turns off the invert mode. By pressing OFF the unit will no longer produce 120Vac on the output terminals. In Search mode the Inverter will output 120Vac pulses. This is to minimize idle power consumption when there are no loads.
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Re: Flex ware 250

Post by HondaLee » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:23 am

From the advanced screen I found nothing that says grid-tied. Only grid,gen,use or drop.
Cane you give further instructions.

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Re: Flex ware 250

Post by Jorge Guzman » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:55 pm

Apologies, I was going off of memory.

Path: Adv / FX / PG4 / SELL / Down to Grid Tie Authority:
No Sell = Sell feature is OFF
Grid Tied = Sell feature is ON

Here is a video showing you this:
https://youtu.be/9smMlG-3mbk

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Re: Flex ware 250

Post by HondaLee » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:46 pm

Thanks for the information but my mate didnÔÇÖt have a page 4. Any ideas why?

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Re: Flex ware 250

Post by HondaLee » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:47 pm

IÔÇÖm guessing maybe an older version?

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