Discussion of OutBack Power Technologies Products
mgtd wrote:New to this board, have a system that includes FX3048, MX-60, Mate. Been lurking and reading and haven't noticed a "classified" section. Was wondering if this board provides any provisions to advertise items for sale or wanted items.
Seems like everybody must have excess RE equipment and parts, as most systems are growing/expanding all the time. Thanks in advance, mgtd
tallgirl wrote:Someone from OutBack is going to come along shortly and say that you can't post OutBack equipment for sale.
This is another old thread, from back in 2009. A lot of these older issues have been discussed or resolved over the years ...
halfcrazy wrote:In my extensive testing the FM is not an upgrade from the MX it is at best a step sideways.
First thing first do not trust the displays on the charge controllers monitor them with a shunt or some source you will see what I mean most CC on the market are a little generous on there display.
If you have a MX now do not take a loss and sell it to buy an FM you will never see a return on your investment.
A lot can be done with the MX to alter the sweep times etc to make it a real performer.
I don't know when you see "sweeping with no power going into the batteries" other than a few times a day, but I don't. What I see is a 1 to 2 percent reduction in output power for several seconds every few minutes. The rest of the time -- 11:35:04 today -- it's within a small number of percent of what the module vendor (Kyocera), the sun's position in the sky, and a thermometer say it is supposed to be.
The only time there is a "sweep with no power" is the every 90 minute "full sweep" and that lasts a minute and results in a 40% decline in power over the course of that one minute. As a total percentage, that's 40% / 90 or 0.45% of the total output. Taken as a whole, the MX-60 produces about 99.4% of what it should.
Vic wrote:To continue the derailment of this thread ..
I guess that you do not have your MX-60 correctly. My MX delivers an awful LOT of power while sweeping. Perhaps your panels are defective or your settings are (were) out of whack).
Know that you have been very high on the X CC which is so buggy and dumbed-down so as to be almost useless. My X CC says that it is in Asorb, when it is really still in Bulk ... must be marketing. It lack 80 % of th flexibility & configurability of the MX-60 which does date back a number of years. The X does not even have an Aux output !
I have never run an FM CC, so I cannot comment on it. But my MXs just keep on cranking out power .. a very nice boxes, still going strong ! And I would add that my configuration runs close to the upper limit of VOC on occasion.
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