Mate 3 Firmware 3.15.5 update

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Re: Mate 3 Firmware 3.15.5 update

Postby cflocker on Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:30 am

Ok, so a little more troubleshooting today. I was guessing that some of the information displayed by the Mate3 is provided via the FNDC. I have a GSLC175PV1-120/240 connected to the Radians. Looking closer at the diagram my shunt connections were swapped. Now my wiring matches exactly the drawing with the CC connected to shunt C input and Batt connected to Shunt A. Wire colors and orientation were verified also. I went into the FNDC config and disabled shunt B since it is not installed. At the same time I re-downloaded 3.15.5 and updated firmware again.

After a clean system start, I see
.9kw PV
.3kw load
.3kw gen

All excluding the gen info seem to be correct.
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Re: Mate 3 Firmware 3.15.5 update

Postby cflocker on Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:07 pm

Correction to my last post. The GSLC manual shows the wrong orientation for the connector :( Swapped back to the original wiring and OpticsRE shows PV output the same as Shunt C. Guess wiring of FNDC was not a contributor to the issue
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Re: Mate 3 Firmware 3.15.5 update

Postby cflocker on Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:58 pm

I was hoping to get this resolved before the snow falls and new batteries arrive. Got some AGMs coming to replace the old Marine batteries. Will do a full factory reset (Mate3, Radians, FNDC and FM80) with the new batteries and hope that it sorts out.
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Re: Mate 3 Firmware 3.15.5 update

Postby cflocker on Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:19 pm

Got the new battery bank in and hoping for low enough winds to mount the new panels. After factory resetting all Outback components I am still seeing the phantom load from Generator :( Everything in the system has been double-checked and I'm at a loss for what to investigate next.
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Re: Mate 3 Firmware 3.15.5 update

Postby cflocker on Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:58 pm

Well, the problem still persists. I fired up the generator today (cloudy and needed an exercise run). Optics RE shows 2.55kw load and 2.55kw generator load. Mate3 shows 0.0kw load and 2.5kw generator load.

Something with the latest firmware is broken.
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Re: Mate 3 Firmware 3.15.5 update

Postby foo on Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:13 pm

cflocker wrote:Well, the problem still persists. I fired up the generator today (cloudy and needed an exercise run). Optics RE shows 2.55kw load and 2.55kw generator load. Mate3 shows 0.0kw load and 2.5kw generator load.

Something with the latest firmware is broken.


Did you try reverting back to the previous fw version? Also, when you did the update, did you use a restore configuration or redo all your settings from scratch?
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Re: Mate 3 Firmware 3.15.5 update

Postby cflocker on Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:13 am

I have not tried reverting yet.
First upgrade was the standard in-place upgrade. Second try, I started from scratch because I also upgraded my batteries and panels.
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