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by coulomb
Yesterday, 08:03
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2240
Views: 231558

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

... if I can use your patch to upgrade the firmware of my inverter. Current Main CPU 72.40 / Secondary CPU Version 1.24. Those are moderately old firmware versions, but it should be safe to update the main firmware to 73.00c . Don't use factory firmware 73.00, as it will think it's running on a clo...
by coulomb
Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 17:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST
Replies: 12
Views: 202

Re: Offer for all members Friday 9am WST

jonescg wrote:
Fri, 22 Jun 2018, 09:03
Details...
They are the sparsest of details. What I'd like to know is
* Terminal spacing (I'm hoping for 106 mm)
* Thread size for bolts (e.g. M8 or M10)

Any chance of those numbers? I'm more interested in the 220 Ah cells at this stage, but information for both would be really handy.
by coulomb
Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 16:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2240
Views: 231558

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

... when it rains the panels get wet and nothing happens, they continue to work well. The morning after, when the sunlight starts the panels do not start ... That doesn't sound like an inverter problem to me. My suggestion is that water is leaking into some junction box or roof-top isolator, and it...
by coulomb
Tue, 19 Jun 2018, 19:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2240
Views: 231558

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

Can the ICC software manage my PIPs for charging the Pylontech batteries using the modified firmware, or should i make my own scripts to manage the charging. I believe that ICC can or soon might be interfacing directly to the Pylontech CAN or RS232 bus. Check this thread on the PowerForum (I didn't...
by coulomb
Tue, 19 Jun 2018, 19:09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2240
Views: 231558

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

My PIP4048 shows on the LCD error 57 It seems that there is a test at startup to check for DC offsets in any of these: * The current transformer measuring load current * The hall effect sensor measuring inverter output current * The current sharing sensor, presumably only if your machine is paralle...
by coulomb
Tue, 19 Jun 2018, 10:12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2240
Views: 231558

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

For now (4 days) they seem to do their job but it is obvious they are a poor match to the pylontech battery bank. I use the voltages for charging (bulk/float) that I found in some victron documentation for interfacing with my bateries: 53.2V bulk charge and 53.0v floating. Those are a bit high. See...
by coulomb
Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 22:49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2240
Views: 231558

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

The PIPs certainly can't handle 18S. It would have been great for DIYers if each Tesla battery module was 7S instead of 6S, a much more standard 24ish volts.
by coulomb
Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 08:56
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1906

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Sorry I meant putting a resistor across the contactors of the AC and DC/DC converter, while leaving the master contactor as is. Oh, of course. That resolves the main problem, hazardous voltage about the vehicle 24/7. It means that the DC-DC and Air Conditioner inverter will see power all the time w...
by coulomb
Tue, 12 Jun 2018, 07:13
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1906

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

But then there is hazardous voltage in the vehicle 24/7, and the DC-DC might try to use the energy, possibly hiccuping.
by coulomb
Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 21:34
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 53
Views: 1906

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Legit in my opinion. So you'll still need a small pre-charge circuit.
by coulomb
Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 07:51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2240
Views: 231558

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

It's not obvious that you can drive full power from such a low voltage. Further thoughts on that. In battery mode, the "bus" voltage (which the inverter runs from) is about 8x the battery voltage (less some voltage drops), because the high frequency transformer seems to have a turns ratio of 1:8. T...
by coulomb
Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 07:14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2240
Views: 231558

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

I just mounted a PIP4048MS 0.8 (2018) whit two series Tesla Model S modules. Ah. My understanding is that Tesla modules are 6S of a 3.75 V (nominal) chemistry. So two modules in series is 12S. The inverters and therefore our patched firmware works best with 16S or 15S LFP, 24S lead acid, or 14S of ...
by coulomb
Tue, 05 Jun 2018, 06:50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2240
Views: 231558

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

... my setup will have 27 panels , 9 orietantion east, 9 west and 9 south and will share the same battery. Hopefully you live in the northern hemisphere, or your south facing panels will see a lot of shade :| PIPs in parallel / 3-phase are required to share the same battery. - in a 3 phase system i...
by coulomb
Fri, 01 Jun 2018, 18:10
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 337
Views: 14102

Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale

Ah, now this is the confusion, there are two units available, one is 3550 Wh, and the other is 7100 Wh, and I think it's the 7100 Wh which has the 1,200 devices, and its dimensions are as follows (per Arvio's Brichure page 5) Dimensions (w x d x h) 600mm x 490mm x 330mm The title of the tread is 3....
by coulomb
Fri, 01 Jun 2018, 17:55
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 337
Views: 14102

Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale

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by coulomb
Mon, 28 May 2018, 12:38
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 337
Views: 14102

Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale

Thank you Coulomb. Glad to keep things civilised. And in Coulomb's retort I again see a lot of similar inconsistencies. Plus a whole lot of coulds, maybes, perhaps's and mights. In my last post, I counted zero "could"s, zero "maybe"s, 2 "perhaps" (speculating about the extra electronics that Superc...
by coulomb
Mon, 28 May 2018, 09:33
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 337
Views: 14102

Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale

There are too many inconsistencies with the alternative hypothesis, that these are just LTO batteries. Sigh. That sounds like the "smoking controversy" that the tobacco industry used for many years. For example: Weber (p1) " ... These are "LiPo" drone batteries. Lithium-cobalt-oxide pouch cells. .....
by coulomb
Mon, 28 May 2018, 08:07
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: Tritium chademo at murrarie
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Tritium chademo at murrarie

lesmando wrote:
Mon, 28 May 2018, 06:03
I have deleted it soo many times, but it keeps coming back.
Maybe you need to leave it there, but marked as faulty or unavailable, perhaps with a note that it's a test unit, and please don't change this status unless Tritium really have a change of policy on that unit.
by coulomb
Sat, 26 May 2018, 07:22
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2240
Views: 231558

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

While typing this I wonder if this problem could be I had the slave highlighted in watchpower. That does seem to be the most likely explanation. 2 weeks ago I connected another 3kw of panels ... is the charge light would illuminate the[n] switch off, then back on etc. Charging while a master takes ...
by coulomb
Thu, 24 May 2018, 09:08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2240
Views: 231558

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

is there any way to change the min.solar voltage from 40 vdc to 55 vdc? There are only half a dozen commands that the main processor sends to the SCC, and none of them affect the minimum PV voltage, at least not directly. So you'd have to patch the SCC code. Possible, but a lot of work. Why do you ...
by coulomb
Mon, 21 May 2018, 21:10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2240
Views: 231558

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

data wrote:
Mon, 21 May 2018, 20:58
We have a couple of 2424MSD here. Reason for swapping out the serial board is, that it is crap.
Oh. My misunderstanding then. Sorry.

I thought you could get the serial boards, and other spares, from MPPSolar.
by coulomb
Mon, 21 May 2018, 20:04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2240
Views: 231558

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

where can I order a serial/RS232 module for the inverter? We mention Jaycar for the serial to RS-232 board. However, see below. Mine has the USB-only board... Ah. As far as I know, no models that have the USB-only board can use the firmware (factory or patched) found on this site. I don't understan...
by coulomb
Fri, 18 May 2018, 19:47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2240
Views: 231558

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

any idea how can i stop this ? or, where to start ? If you have the ability to inject commands to the PIP, and since you are using patched firmware, I'd try this pair of commands: MNCHGC0500 <CRC><CR> MNCHGC0499 <CRC><CR> This sets the dynamic charge current to zero, then sets it back to the EEPROM...
by coulomb
Fri, 18 May 2018, 17:10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2240
Views: 231558

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

Hi , and thank you again for all the help , I have disconnected the panels , but the problem remains, Ok. So that seems to rule out leakage across your PV switch. and in bypass mode and what i have observed is that i have 1 amp drain from batteries no matter what( reported by the inverter himself ,...