FX3048T Error status light

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FX3048T Error status light

Postby wunwhirled on Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:11 am

Hi all,

I'm new to this forum, and not highly technical in the realm of solar power. I've had my system for 3+ years here on the Big Island, with not a single issue. Completely love this system.

However, in the last few days, I have seen the inverter Error Status Light either solid red (at the end of the day), indicating a fatal error, or blinking. I've dug through the forums a bit looking for possible solutions, but have come up with nothing solid. I did shut down my system and restart it yesterday, when the status was solid red. It did not change from solid. This morning when I checked the system first thing, the status light was blinking red, indicating a non-critical error.

I know I can ring up Outback for support, but am hoping some of the wise peoples here will provide a little troubleshooting direction, first, and perhaps help me get it resolved without hitting up Outback.

If you need more info, please say so. I have attached a picture of the error section of the inverter.
Thanks in advance for any pointers on setting this straight!
-- brent
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Re: FX3048T Error status light

Postby Sandra Herrera on Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:52 pm

Brent,
You can view errors (solid red) or warning (blinking red) directly on the MATE2
From the main screen
STATUS
FX
PG2
ERROR or WARN
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Re: FX3048T Error status light

Postby wunwhirled on Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:02 pm

Sandra - thank you for the reply.

Here's what my Mate is displaying for warnings (no errors, at the moment):

Internal Fan Failure Detected: Yes
AirTemp: 173
Fettemp: 186
Captemp: 182

Fan replacement? Other?
Any other troubleshooting tips before I follow the rabbit?
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Re: FX3048T Error status light

Postby Sandra Herrera on Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:27 pm

Brent,
Your inverter has two fan, one internal and the other under the turbo. You need to replace the internal fan.
Contact me directly at support@outbackpower.com with shipping information and we will send you one
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Re: FX3048T Error status light

Postby wunwhirled on Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:43 pm

Sandra - I very much appreciate your information - thanks!

I just spoke with Diane in support and we lined up shipping for the internal fan.
She also pointed me to the installation video (FX Board Replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtEw8ijqHpU).
(If that video is incorrect please flag me!)

Once again, I'm grateful for your responses. If I have any issues moving forward, I will be sure to notify you.

Oh, and... I did send an email to support@ as well, for this issue, prior to talking with Diane. So heads up on that.

Have an amazing day!
-- brent
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