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by rthorntn
Sat, 02 Jan 2021, 07:31
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Monitoring & control software, what are you using and why?
Replies: 26
Views: 1629

Re: Monitoring & control software, what are you using and why?

gazzaman2k Pi4, 1GB I have my Pi in a metal "heatsinking" case and I only have the inverter USB and ethernet cable plugged in (PoE power) I use RealVNC viewer to manage it. I've seen my ICC uptime at 3xx hours with a quality USB cable, maybe my metal case is helping also, my Pi is less than 10cm fr...
by rthorntn
Tue, 29 Dec 2020, 09:45
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Monitoring & control software, what are you using and why?
Replies: 26
Views: 1629

Re: Monitoring & control software, what are you using and why?

Apart from my occasional outages, which are probably not related to polling, my polling with ICC works great, I had terrible problems with the old USB cable but now it's solid, perhaps the ICC creators found a way.
by rthorntn
Tue, 29 Dec 2020, 07:13
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Monitoring & control software, what are you using and why?
Replies: 26
Views: 1629

Re: Monitoring & control software, what are you using and why?

its about 30cm and shielded one that come with my 3d printer for programming the board, it looks to be good quality, never once had any issue with ned kelly software and that was connected for about 8 months same cables same pi 3b+, ive just updated all my firmwares on the pi so im giving it anothe...
by rthorntn
Tue, 29 Dec 2020, 07:11
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

Annoying as it is I've seen it a couple of times on the internet, same model, the MG higher voltage models. Thanks, do you have a link to where you have seen these outages mentioned before? I'm just thinking more about this, my outages never happen at night with zero solar, there is perhaps somethi...
by rthorntn
Tue, 29 Dec 2020, 07:03
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Monitoring & control software, what are you using and why?
Replies: 26
Views: 1629

Re: Monitoring & control software, what are you using and why?

it just stops reading the inverters If you're using USB it sounds similar to my issue, my cable was definitely the issue, get a better quality USB cable (shorter, thicker and that you know has good shielding). I get amazing ICC reliability now. I'm not sure if a crappy serial cable could cause the ...
by rthorntn
Mon, 28 Dec 2020, 09:55
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

Revlac wrote: Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 20:45 What is running (switched on) between 0700 and 2000 that isn't running any other time?
Thanks, I had a think about it and couldn't come up with anything.
by rthorntn
Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 19:37
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

Thanks @coulomb!

Also, thanks for everything you do!

I hope you get where I'm coming from, maybe it's poor components, or my wiring but a dozen outages in as many weeks without a single error hardly inspires confidence in that subsystem and it isn't just me.
by rthorntn
Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 15:19
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

....the relay cuts out for 10 or so seconds, then reconnects, no restart. With the 1 second pause I don't remember hearing a relay click. Maybe a clue right there though, it clearly has a few different ways to "deal" with issues that might not involve the MCU, if the MCU isn't involved it ain't goi...
by rthorntn
Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 14:49
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

I might just have the Lantronics ATS installed and be done with it, when it comes time to replace the inverters I will put better ones in, more and more I think I got what I paid for. I personally wouldn't recommend people run their entire "suburban" house on these. They might be designed for a cabi...
by rthorntn
Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 12:21
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

Thanks Revlac ! I've never seen an error, in the dozen or so times I've had an outage, I suspect the error "subsystem" is junk, coulomb do you have any idea from the firmware of how the fault logging works? I think there are a few "quirks" with these inverters and a handful of reasonably rare condit...
by rthorntn
Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 09:53
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

Thanks gazzaman2k I'm just on the standard firmware right now, 71.80, are you sure your inverters are actually restarting, I have the ICC monitoring software on a Pi protected by a UPS and the inverters *seem* to stay up (I've never eyeballed the inverter LCD when this actually happens), can these i...
by rthorntn
Thu, 24 Dec 2020, 18:02
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

Thanks @Revlac I do recall the pump story, are you aware of any logging devices that can record shorts?
by rthorntn
Thu, 24 Dec 2020, 07:06
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

i have 2 x 5048mg v71.80a software ive had this 1 second black out 3 times in about 8 months of owning these, my smart home bulbs light up and the oven clock resets which gives me the indication of what time the inverters dropped power. its completely random, had it happen at 4am, 5pm and 2pm There...
by rthorntn
Tue, 22 Dec 2020, 13:09
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

coulomb with my intermittent power loss problem, as suggested here , I'm going to do an AB comparison of the internal temps and look for temps that are different between the inverters, is there an area in the inverter that can be troublesome and may cause this kind of thing that I can pay particula...
by rthorntn
Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 12:19
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

Thanks bladecar & dRdoS7 ! I have seen the switchover to bypass on battery disconnection taking way too long. (Touch wood) I've never had an error 08. The problem with shutting down an inverter to test just one is I potentially would have to do it for a few weeks, to allow time for the issue to rear...
by rthorntn
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 17:23
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

Thanks dRdoS7 , tbh, if I was going to all that trouble, I would probably use the money to replace the MPP's with something better, even if I ended up with the same issue the new inverters would have to have some verbose logging built in. My solar installer sold me a Latronics Automatic AC Transfer ...
by rthorntn
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 08:21
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

If only there was some kind of monitoring device I could plug in to help me diagnose it. The whole house runs off the inverters so in the blackout the file server loses power, the wifi lightbulbs come on and the oven clock loses the time. I put the NBN modem on a UPS which helps with that. I think w...
by rthorntn
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 08:12
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

Thanks, the whole inverter temperature "issue" might have been a red herring. except for a few rare settings that don't get automatically saved to EEPROM Honestly I think its just the chemistry that reverts and the default voltages for AGM kick in and they cause havok when my batteries hit full char...
by rthorntn
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 06:08
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

I'm fairly sure that when my batteries trip and the inverters can't see a battery connected anymore that the inverters change the chemistry setting to default (AGM). I've permanently dropped my maximum charge voltage to 55.0v just to be safe. I still get these random, second long, power outages, the...
by rthorntn
Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 16:01
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

Hi, Is anyone powering their entire house off these inverters, I'm trying to figure out if there are are "quirks", by "quirk" I mean something that would explain why I get a tiny power outage, of around a second, a couple of times a month. Can a "quirk" in the power coming in from the grid confuse t...
by rthorntn
Fri, 13 Nov 2020, 04:51
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

As always, many thanks coulomb So it's really four temps... battery heatsink, inverter heatsink, transformer temperature and SCC temperature? If the "inverter temperature" is the highest of the four, that suggests that this reading might jump around as different parts of the system are working harde...
by rthorntn
Thu, 12 Nov 2020, 19:07
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

Thanks coulomb I'm 71.80, could 73.00 help me in any way. Three... battery heatsink, inverter heatsink, transformer temperature, how does that relate to the single "inverter temperature" value? Is there any way to view the three temps? Could I have an inverter temperature of 65C and the other sensor...
by rthorntn
Thu, 12 Nov 2020, 09:59
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE/GK/MG/MGX inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 484
Views: 55884

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

Does anyone know what temperature triggers program 07's to auto restart when over temperature occurs and if it has to be that temperature for a specific duration?