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by coulomb
Yesterday, 09:24
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2630
Views: 367033

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

All my PIP-5048MK units is marked to made 11 2018. So, are those pretty first product ones? No, I think they've been around for well over a year. Also, yours is PF1 (5 kW), the first ones were PF0.8 (4 kW). Also, you seem to have PWM models (M K versus M S ). Is that what you intended? That 22A sho...
by coulomb
Yesterday, 08:42
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2011 nissan leaf
Replies: 18
Views: 2303

Re: 2011 nissan leaf

https://insideevs.com/nissan-introduces-refabricated-batteries-for-older-leaf-in-japan-from-new-4r-plant/ [ "Nissan Introduces $2,850 Refabricated Batteries For Older LEAF" ] Interesting! I note that ¥300,000 ~= AU$3,900, so they're quoting US$ in the article. Plus of course shipping a battery to J...
by coulomb
Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 16:49
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini
Replies: 37
Views: 3309

Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

Try https://www.beforward.jp/ for some cheap miev. ? When I search for Make = Mitsubishi and fuel = electic I get zero results. But with Make = (all) and fuel = electric I see lots of leafs for under US$8000 (before import costs, duty, GST, etc etc). [ Edit: Added "before import costs" and US$. ]
by coulomb
Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 16:44
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2011 nissan leaf
Replies: 18
Views: 2303

Re: 2011 nissan leaf

Also lots of Leafs at Be Forward: Search criteria Nissan + Leaf + Electric . Edit: note: prices are in US$ by default, there is a fee of at least US$1400, then 5% duty, 10% GST, and possibly many other costs.

[ Edit: added last sentence about US$ and extra fees. ]
by coulomb
Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 21:41
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2630
Views: 367033

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

What I think which is similar is http://voltronicpower.com/en-US/Product/Detail/Axpert-King-3KVA-5KVA. At least it looks like same and specs are same. Arrgh, by bad. MK, or Axpert King, it didn't click with me. We have no firmware for the MK / King model, so no patched firmware is available for the...
by coulomb
Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 15:58
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2630
Views: 367033

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

Hi, every one =) Greets from Finland. Welcome to the forum. I have two PIP-4048MS units at parallel at the moment. Those are worked nicely since 27.4.2017. There is FW 73.00 if I remember right. My new plans was to upgrade my system to 3-phase version. After that I can feed my whole house thru sola...
by coulomb
Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 09:47
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2630
Views: 367033

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

Do you have some suggestion? Do you have more parts of Schema? Before I'll remove most of water proof coat, I want to try everything possible. What type of CPU is U5? You seem to have gone about as far as you can go. The processor is some type of Freescale 8-bit HCS08 microcontroller, but you'll ne...
by coulomb
Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 06:37
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info
Replies: 89
Views: 12692

Re: Hyundai Australia Kona EV info

they have a bit [more] ground clearance and lighter handling. I think you have a smiley missing from that statement. ;) While Hyundai have produced two hydrogen models (the Nexo and the discontinued ix35 FCEV), I don't believe that any of them are Kona models, or look like Konas. I assume your ligh...
by coulomb
Thu, 07 Mar 2019, 18:13
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 58
Views: 2024

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

yes this sticker that says something you also need a picture of this sticker? No, unless it's a yellow one warning about using one of the settings. I saw that my chips tx1 smoked and was swollen ...... Oh. I thought that was glue or something :o . TX1 is a transformer. Not something you can easily ...
by coulomb
Thu, 07 Mar 2019, 16:58
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 58
Views: 2024

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

I also hope not to have a clone but you were right after several research I saw that it was sold under several names! That's the Voltronic Power business model - get the resellers to do all the customer fronting work, with the reseller's name on the front. Your machine seems genuine - final check y...
by coulomb
Thu, 07 Mar 2019, 08:32
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 58
Views: 2024

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

I registered on the forum because I am looking for my hybrid inverter wks 2 5kva from wattuneed Hopefully that is a genuine Voltronic Power rebadged, not a clone . Wattuneed calls this a hybrid inverter, but in the Voltronic Power world, this is called an "off-grid" inverter-charger. a new electron...
by coulomb
Thu, 07 Mar 2019, 08:24
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2630
Views: 367033

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

... a clone that can't be upgrade... any solution please? Sorry, the only solution is to talk to your supplier, to see if s/he will replace your clone with a genuine model. Some suppliers seem to be genuinely caught off guard by the clones, themselves believing the products to be genuine. A few oth...
by coulomb
Thu, 07 Mar 2019, 08:20
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2630
Views: 367033

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

A post by blacktiger63 was moved t the "Re: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)" topic: here.
by coulomb
Sun, 24 Feb 2019, 08:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2630
Views: 367033

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

Hello everyone, i'm bored with a clone that cannot be upgraded, ...and i've just received 2 others units that cannot be upgraded too, even if the seller sells them for Voltronic models (it will be easy to return them). ... do you think that this one is a REAL voltronic, the seller claim to be an of...
by coulomb
Sun, 24 Feb 2019, 08:39
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2630
Views: 367033

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

I guess it's the Inverter Type or maybe it's a Clone, can somebody let me know if this PCB is used in other Inverters and if the Firmware update works on them. It certainly looks genuine to me, and I hope you don't mind but I've used your sticker as an example of a presumed genuine model with a cus...
by coulomb
Fri, 22 Feb 2019, 10:07
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: AEVA Websites upgraded to new, faster servers

After the long outage yesterday and a much shorter one this morning, I thought I'd pass on part of an email from our admin, Rob Hills: I had a reply from VentraIP this morning saying they had been doing some maintenance, upgrading one of the core systems because of a bug/vulnerability So hopefully, ...
by coulomb
Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 09:15
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2630
Views: 367033

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

Prolific PL-2303TA chip and driver version 3.2.0.0 and 3.6.81.357 OS: Windows 10 Pro 64Bit For what it's worth, mine (which has done many firmware updates) is a PL2303 R A and the driver is 3.8.12.0. Windows 10 home, 64 bit. It looks like your Prolific driver could do with updating. I found Win_Dri...
by coulomb
Sun, 17 Feb 2019, 11:44
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2630
Views: 367033

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

Gutted 😣 the voltage sag is always causing switch over which is cause everything to flicker all the time 😭 That may be a battery or battery cable issue. It may have been the control board I read about. Is that the one that holds the firmware CPUs etc? The control board (plugs into the main board on...
by coulomb
Sun, 17 Feb 2019, 09:35
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2630
Views: 367033

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

Do I Own a Clone? (Oh, moan!) The large number of official resellers of Voltronic Power inverter-chargers makes it hard to know if any inverter-charger for sale or that you've purchased is actually made by Voltronic Power, or an unofficial clone (copy) or work-alike (not a copy, but major elements ...
by coulomb
Sun, 17 Feb 2019, 07:31
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2630
Views: 367033

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

It is possible that I bought a cloned as I bought them from AliExpress. Ah. Do you have a link for what you bought? It might be interesting to see if there are clues we can give to other buyers, so they know what they are getting. However I hope not as they were labelled as voltronic units. They ac...
by coulomb
Sat, 16 Feb 2019, 20:55
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2630
Views: 367033

Re: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters

Tried forcing closed watch power in task manager so the com port is definitely not in use. I don't think that actually guarantees that the COM port isn't in use, since the forced closing may well bypass the cleanup code that closes the port. However, it sounds like you've been quite thorough in all...
by coulomb
Sat, 16 Feb 2019, 09:17
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: sticky for Nissan Leaf forum?
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: sticky for Nissan Leaf forum?

Done: Sam's Leaf Guide (NZ). I personally found it of great interest. Thanks for the suggestion.
by coulomb
Sat, 16 Feb 2019, 09:03
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Sam's Leaf Guide (NZ)
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Sam's Leaf Guide (NZ)

This web page is an excellent summary of the Leaf product range and for understanding the difference in trim levels etc. It is quite New Zealand focused, but most of the information is applicable or adaptable to Australian potential purchasers and owners. https://samholford.github.io/leafguide/ Than...
by coulomb
Fri, 15 Feb 2019, 20:59
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: 2011 nissan leaf
Replies: 18
Views: 2303

Re: 2011 nissan leaf

Prestige Motorsport is now importing used Leafs... Would those be right hand drive? I assume that there would be a lot of those available from Japan, though probably not as many as left hand drive cars from the US and Europe. Regardless of availability, I can't see the sense of importing left hand ...
by coulomb
Thu, 14 Feb 2019, 08:07
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Lead acid to lithium conversion
Replies: 55
Views: 1354

Re: Lead acid to lithium conversion

Would this eBay power supply / charger be suitable, or would the cells present such a low resistance that it would overload it? I'm hoping the 20A limit would cut in and it would sit at that current level with the set voltage. It would current limit; all battery chargers do that. It would not get t...