Control Bulk and Float charge

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Shayler
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Control Bulk and Float charge

Post by Shayler » Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:29 pm

I have three Charge Controllers that seem to do their own thing. I would like to make them all go to float or bulk at the same time. Can I use the AXS port to control my FM-60 and MX-60 to force Float or force Bulk?
Maybe change the config file, then change it back a minute later?
Would like to know if this is possible before I purchase it.

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Re: Control Bulk and Float charge

Post by blackswan555 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:37 am

I can not help with AXS port but a couple of things to look at to get them "close enough", Firstly presuming you have them all set up the same, Temp sensing, Do you have it on all charge sources ? preferably through mate or individually with sensors on same cell & close together,
VBATT Calibration, Have you calibrated each CC to read the same voltage ?

With the above done, They should be fairly close, It is not that important that they all go into float at the same time anyway, :grin:

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Re: Control Bulk and Float charge

Post by HawaiianDrummer » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:48 am

Aloha, Mine also do their own things even when calibrating the voltages.... I look at it like this, If you can only afford one bank of solar panels because of pre-existing roof structures, face them to the South for optimum solar charging, but if you can afford it, use one bank to the south east, one bank to the south and one bank to the south west,. Now you get beneficial charging at all daylight hrs. I have mine set like this with 45 panels and 3 charge controllers because that happens to be where my building were already facing, I have 7 k of charging with varying amounts of charging morning through dusk. not conventional, but rewarding! I have seen business building complexes here in Hilo, Hawaii who also have this set up, on all 3 sides of their buildings. David

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Re: Control Bulk and Float charge

Post by Kurt Lundquist » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:31 pm

AXS port does not work with the MX60.
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