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by dRdoS7
Tue, 20 Aug 2019, 17:01
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 97
Views: 7719

Re: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)

HI,
ojeysky wrote:
Tue, 20 Aug 2019, 16:08
dRdoS7 wrote:
Tue, 20 Aug 2019, 13:53
Hi,
ojeysky wrote:
Mon, 19 Aug 2019, 17:48


It's available on Android play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... watchpower
Did you buy a Bluetooth adaptor for the Inverter?

Thanks,

dRdoS7
It's inbuilt, comes with the CC by default
OK.

Thanks,

dRdoS7
by dRdoS7
Tue, 20 Aug 2019, 13:53
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 97
Views: 7719

Re: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)

Hi,
ojeysky wrote:
Mon, 19 Aug 2019, 17:48
dRdoS7 wrote:
Mon, 19 Aug 2019, 13:02
Hi,

Could you tell me what app you are using for monitoring? Android or iPhone?

dRdoS7
It's available on Android play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... watchpower
Did you buy a Bluetooth adaptor for the Inverter?

Thanks,

dRdoS7
by dRdoS7
Mon, 19 Aug 2019, 13:02
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 97
Views: 7719

Re: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)

Hi,
ojeysky wrote:
Wed, 14 Aug 2019, 01:41
Was only able to do the screenshot
Could you tell me what app you are using for monitoring? Android or iPhone?

I'm running WatchPower on dedicated PC, but would like to be able to see it my phone occasionally.

Thanks,

dRdoS7
by dRdoS7
Tue, 13 Aug 2019, 07:42
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Nimh in parrallel
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Nimh in parrallel

The cells and wiring are rated to 60A continuous. I don't think a fuse would have helped. Voltage monitoring (stay below 145v, as the runaway condition would have been triggered by an excursion above 150v) or temp monitoring may have done the trick. The former I'll implement. I have heaps more cell...
by dRdoS7
Wed, 07 Aug 2019, 14:24
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Nickel Iron Batteries real data
Replies: 16
Views: 564

Re: Nickel Iron Batteries real data

LiOH does work better than KOH apparently. I've only read of using that in addition to, never as a replacement. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel%E2%80%93iron_battery Do you have a link? I did find this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Nickel%E2%80%93iron_battery#lithium_hydroxide_electrolyte...
by dRdoS7
Wed, 07 Aug 2019, 13:58
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Nickel Iron Batteries real data
Replies: 16
Views: 564

Re: Nickel Iron Batteries real data

Hi, Are you using potassium hydroxide or lithium hydroxide in these batteries? Have either of you tried both electrolytes to see what advantages one has over the other? Is charge control based more on electrolyte temperature than voltage? Looking forward to reading the information you gather from us...
by dRdoS7
Thu, 20 Dec 2018, 13:27
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 97
Views: 7719

Re: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)

Hi, I noticed yesterday, and again today, that my 5048MG was pushing the battery > 64V. It's not problem for me, as I have NiFe batteries, and the higher the better! Absorb is set to 64V. EQ is disabled. Today it did it for about 1/2 hr, yesterday only a few minutes. I have a 2nd SCC (a Classic 200)...
by dRdoS7
Sun, 02 Dec 2018, 12:41
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AGM battery problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: AGM battery problems

Hi,
weber wrote:
Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 09:00
Blah, blah, blah.
It does say "once neutralized".

I'll post how it went in about 7 years time! :roll:

dRdoS7
by dRdoS7
Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 05:26
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AGM battery problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: AGM battery problems

Hi, There are a number of manufactures of the systems so searching around may find them at a reasonable price considering how long they should last it will not cost much in the long run. The BWSs I've looked at have push-in fittings, or small screw-in, none are 35mm, at lest not so far (unless I mis...
by dRdoS7
Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 10:05
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AGM battery problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: AGM battery problems

Hi, Now people are mostly unaware of the central watering kits for flooded batteries which remove the need to manually top up every cell the whole battery as topped up in one operation , there are also automatic topping up systems available I've been looking at that for my NiFes. 40 batteries take a...
by dRdoS7
Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 04:13
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AGM battery problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1487

Re: AGM battery problems

Hi, My 4 x 260AH AGMs failed after 4 years, actually 3 did, the 4th is still OK (ATM). Actually, 1 failed after about a year, but that was replaced under warranty and is the one still OK. I replaced them, in 2016, with 40 x 200Ah NiFe batteries. So far, much better. Especially since I upgraded to a ...
by dRdoS7
Wed, 24 Oct 2018, 04:35
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 97
Views: 7719

Re: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)

Hi, I think you may have misunderstood it was not a 240V ups I had, for over 15 years a 48v DC system and I still have it running 48v to 12v for various gear and some that runs straight off 48v. Uninterruptible Power Supply? I don't see how there's a misunderstanding. Surely, if it is there to suppl...
by dRdoS7
Tue, 23 Oct 2018, 04:46
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 97
Views: 7719

Re: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)

paulvk wrote:
Mon, 22 Oct 2018, 20:30
If I just wanted to reduce power bills I could have just got grid solar installed but there is no fun in that :D
Unless you have PFiT until 2024!

And a SPS!

I started with a UPS as well.

dRdoS7.
by dRdoS7
Sun, 21 Oct 2018, 13:08
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 97
Views: 7719

Re: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)

Hi, I have my ones two homes , four inverters mounted on ply wood I do not see a big risk of fire They could be mounted with fiber cement board behind them which has a good fire rating If mounted on a metal surface earthing and insulation need to be considered Never even thought of fibro! Should hav...
by dRdoS7
Sat, 20 Oct 2018, 09:32
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 97
Views: 7719

Re: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)

Hi, I have a 5048MG, which I will be installing in Nov. According to the manual it should not be mounted on a flammable surface. My current inverter (PIP3048LC) is mounted on a thick formwork ply board. I have seen quite a few pics & vids of the inverters mounted on what look like timber, etc. Just ...
by dRdoS7
Fri, 28 Sep 2018, 14:51
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 97
Views: 7719

Re: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)

Hi, if the inverter had been powered off/isolated from AC & batteries, it wouldn't have happened? Yes, assuming you've also isolated the solar panels, then the only source of energy is the bus capacitors. I believe that they have bleed resistors, so they will have discharged within about a minute. S...
by dRdoS7
Fri, 28 Sep 2018, 12:51
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 97
Views: 7719

Re: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)

Hi, Having just bought one myself, I was interested to see this: Disaster struck me! I'm really sorry to hear that. Last week I installed a MPPsolar PIP-5048MG... So that's a model with the 450 VDC MPPT. ... I went to connect the other end to the PV input of the inverter, as soon as I begin to tight...