Mate does not power up anymore with FX2012MT

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Mate does not power up anymore with FX2012MT

Postby jfguay2 on Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:05 am

Hello,

I have had an issue where the Mate no longer powers up when connected with my FX2012MT. I know the mate and cat5 cable are fine since they will power up fine when hooked directly to my Flexmax 80.

On the other hand, the FX2012MT still seems to work fine, charges batteries fine, and produce power from batteries without any issue. The problem is that without the hub, I can't modify settings of the inverter anymore. I have read somewhere that it could be a board in the inverter... Any ideas?

Thanks ! :neutral:
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Re: Mate does not power up anymore with FX2012MT

Postby klundquist on Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:39 am

Check the CAT5 port on the FX to make sure it is clean and in good shape. I've seen issues like this happen when the port is dirty or if one of the wires inside are bent. Otherwise it may be a control or AC board issue.

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Re: Mate does not power up anymore with FX2012MT

Postby jfguay2 on Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:20 pm

Thank you for the suggestion Kurt. I looked it up and everything looks fine. While it could have been the case, it ceased to work just like that, while the cat5 cable was still connected, thus pointing perhaps at the board. How easy/ hard is it to change one, and how expensive are they?

Thanks,

JF
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Re: Mate does not power up anymore with FX2012MT

Postby klundquist on Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:12 pm

Here is a video on how to do a board swap for your inverter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtEw8ijqHpU

I don't know what the boards cost these days. You're probably in the market for an AC and or Control Board replacement. Contact the place where you buy OutBack equipment or OutBack Support (support@outbackpower.com) for replacement options.

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