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Mate replacement booby traps... Any others?

Postby bushman on Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:29 am

Again, if covered elsewhere apologies, but aim here is to contribute to ongoing improvement for customers...
I have just received a Mate upgrade -(from Rev 3.3 to Rev 4.16- if more info needed tell me...).
First - power summary screen - HURRAY! AT LAST... Great to have kilowatts instead of symbols (the symbols didn't even summarise both inverters, you had to double, knowing what each light bulb stood for - 0.5 kW? )
Second - I falsely expected to have to redo all my settings when I switched Mates, but having checked everything - including all items (I thought) in the AGS settings, I went ahead - generator was already running. All seemed fine...
Time came for generator to stop - IT DIDN'T. Took me some time to figure out why-
A NEW MATE DOES NOT PICK UP THE AGS SETUP settings for AGS control. Consequently it was still set to NO, and was ignoring all the other settings.
CAN I ASK OUTBACK (Customer Feedback again!!) to modify the (new and already improved) Mate Manual in :
1. Clearly state what settings are held in the Mate, what in the inverter. I can't find it.
2. When sending a Mate replacement, HIGHLIGHT this, especially AGS control setup...
Thanks (this is my precious time taken to give this!...)
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Re: Mate replacement booby traps... Any others?

Postby tallgirl on Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:35 am

The AGS settings are covered on page 74 of the manual.

The problem with manuals is that after they become more than 10 or 15 pages long they are ignored. The Mate manual is 132 pages long (4.1.4 version).
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