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by coulomb
Today, 14:10
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Two chargers blow simultaneously.
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: Two chargers blow simultaneously.

Both chargers appear dead and both appear to have "died" at the same time. ... I am wondering what may have caused both chargers to "blow" simultaneously? I don't know the KPES chargers, but I know the older Elcon/TC chargers reasonably well. They have a PFC (Power Factor Correction) front end with...
by coulomb
Yesterday, 21:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: List of conversion workshops in Australia
Replies: 51
Views: 22144

Re: List of conversion workshops in Australia

francisco.shi wrote:
Yesterday, 12:47
I am looking for a certification engineer to certify my conversion.
Does any one know of any engineers in Qld?
Weber used David Blythe:
http://www.dbautotech.com.au/about-us
https://www.aeva.asn.au/forums/viewtopi ... 938#p45938
by coulomb
Yesterday, 21:46
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Battery Isolation Contactors
Replies: 5
Views: 46

Re: Battery Isolation Contactors

Motor output: 500A contactor with 500A fuse (the maximum motor current is 350A) You don't want a 500 A fuse if the motor only ever draws 350 A. Use a 100 or 125 A fuse of the appropriate speed characteristics, so you never come close to blowing the fuse with any sort of normal use. Weber's MX-5 has...
by coulomb
Yesterday, 21:30
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

catalincre wrote:
Yesterday, 16:45
Have you heard from 72.90 firmware? That's a special firmware for cloned inverters. That's also a joke.
Are you saying that main firmware version 72.90 is only found in clones?
by coulomb
Yesterday, 15:17
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

Hi, my has never showed both [ machines in the inverter navigation pane of WatchPower ]. Just one, maybe because of the cloned serial? Both have same serial number. Yes, it looks like WatchPower uses the 14-digit serial number to distinguish between machines. So that explains why you only see one m...
by coulomb
Yesterday, 15:07
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

48V lead battery system 400Ah, with picture setup, charges the batteries at 100% and does not switch to battery and puts the panels to the limit even if is a sunny day... which could be the cause ? I'll get back with a better answer soon. Actually, I can't see any reason for your problem, sorry.
by coulomb
Mon, 21 Jan 2019, 11:30
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Questions on Elcon/TC chargers
Replies: 95
Views: 19455

Re: Questions on Elcon/TC chargers

Hi all, Welcome to the forum. Is the tccharger with label CAN ver: "CAN1 000" compatible with the CAN module(TC-619B) ver : "CAN 201707" ? Yes, it is, assuming that your charger is an older model with the 7-pin round connector. But you may find it more convenient to skip the CAN box and use the ser...
by coulomb
Mon, 21 Jan 2019, 08:12
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

catalincre wrote:
Sun, 20 Jan 2019, 21:54
Why shows in Watchpower 2 usb connected inverter?
Paralleled and three-phase machines are all aware of each other, whether master or slave. My understanding is that you should always see all your machines in WatchPower, in the inverter navigation panel (tall left panel of the initial screen).
by coulomb
Sat, 19 Jan 2019, 10:34
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

Also I see that the software showing as Stand Alone, but they works as parallel. Yes, I think that's just what WatchPower displays when the appropriate QPIRI field indicates a Machine Type of off-grid (with or without multiple SCCs). Edit: confirmed: queryMachineInfo() in P30PlusDuoComUSBProcessor....
by coulomb
Sat, 19 Jan 2019, 10:30
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

What I have seen is that 2 groups have version 75.2 and are these with this issue and the one that is functioning properly has 76.3, it is possible to be this the problem? It's possible, but seems unlikely. Did you mean 7 5 .20 instead of 7 6 .3? Factory firmware 75.31 and lightly patched firmware ...
by coulomb
Fri, 18 Jan 2019, 20:51
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

I believe that you need SBU output priority mode, not "Solar first". See this post, Weber's table about parameter 1, Output Source Priority, available from the first-post index.
Edit: Sigh. I see that you already have SBU. I'll get back with a better answer soon.
by coulomb
Sun, 13 Jan 2019, 06:56
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

ThomasHaller wrote:
Sun, 13 Jan 2019, 06:22
Do you refer to my EASUN unit?
I believe he was referring to Marius' E-SOLARE 5KVA, as sold in Romania.
by coulomb
Sat, 12 Jan 2019, 18:58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Newbie from South Western Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Newbie from South Western Australia

Agoodpaddlin wrote:
Sat, 12 Jan 2019, 16:54
Guests to the site can search, but registered users cannot?
Hi, Mitch. That does sound silly, but hopefully now that your first post has been approved you can search again.
by coulomb
Thu, 10 Jan 2019, 12:17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hello from Perth
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Hello from Perth

I've noticed that even though I've registered, my account is quite restricted. I can't search or view pictures attached to post... Those restrictions should only apply to your very first post. I just tested, and I believe you can attach images now. Just drag suitably sized (not megapixel) images fr...
by coulomb
Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 19:58
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solar panels on an EV roof
Replies: 17
Views: 367

Re: Solar panels on an EV roof

Posts moved as requested, T1 Terry . I hope I got the right ones. Edit: chrisjones , it's a moderation function, so you can. You just click on the "MCP" link with the gavel icon, at the top of the page. Then choose the "Split topic" tab on the right. It's fairly self-explanatory from there. But ther...
by coulomb
Tue, 08 Jan 2019, 08:09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: An Electric-Swapped Honda S2000 Is Delicious Blasphemy
Replies: 0
Views: 168

An Electric-Swapped Honda S2000 Is Delicious Blasphemy

This high-powered conversion has lots of photos and a video.

https://jalopnik.com/an-electric-swappe ... 6880275770

Image
by coulomb
Mon, 07 Jan 2019, 07:22
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

To check the USB-RS232-RJ45 setup before updating firmware, can I simply run watch power on the PC and see if it finds the inverter via serial link ? Yes, that's a good sanity check (don't forget to exit WatchPower before the re-flash, not just close the window). That won't guarantee that it will w...
by coulomb
Sun, 06 Jan 2019, 21:09
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

Hello everyone and a happy new year! Welcome, Marius. I own a hybrid charger/inverter sold in Romania as E-SOLARE 5KVA / 48V It appears to be a PIP-4048 or similar, with a different reseller. If so, that's not what we call a hybrid; it's an off-grid inverter-charger. Did anyone faced this issue? I'...
by coulomb
Sun, 06 Jan 2019, 20:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

EASUN Isolar SM5K-64V product label: That looks to be quite genuine. Is there a small sticker with 2017 and twelve squares with square 9 blacked out? Internal view: That looks genuine too. Can this be positively identified as a Voltronic version ? Not really, but it seems very likely it's genuine. ...
by coulomb
Sun, 06 Jan 2019, 07:03
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

unfortunately does not work for me. Tried different Browsers … no attachment tab shows up. When trying to drag and drop an Image, the red-circle "Not allowed" shows up. There seems to be a glitch in the forum software. You should be able to add attachments including images now. Sorry about the hass...
by coulomb
Sat, 05 Jan 2019, 07:38
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

this is my first post Welcome, Thomas. I purchased an EASUN SM-5K inverter in July 2017 (Voltronik produced). I'm not familiar with that brand. Are you sure it's a genuine Voltronic? Could you post a photo of the label on the side, including the small date of manufacture sticker if there is one? I ...
by coulomb
Fri, 04 Jan 2019, 08:26
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

MNCHGC0497 and MNCHGC0498 how do i type the comands in teraterm? The same way you sent the QPIGS command, except that it will require different CRC characters. Normally, commands would be sent from a program that can automatically calculate the CRCs, but you seem to be in the exploring phase where ...
by coulomb
Thu, 03 Jan 2019, 21:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Question for battery experts: proper inverter?
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Question for battery experts: proper inverter?

I suspect that CPAP machines vary widely, but my wife's former machine took about an amp from 12 V when running (hard to measure as it fluctuates with breathing). So of the order of 10 Ah per night. Her latest machine seems more modern, smaller, and gives the impression of needing less power. Even w...
by coulomb
Wed, 02 Jan 2019, 19:03
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

Can I Update My Firmware? And If So, To What? This is becoming an increasingly vexed question, especially with the various resellers naming their products in confusing ways, the profusion of models available, and the fact that in certain circumstances, including an increasingly common one, it is po...
by coulomb
Wed, 02 Jan 2019, 07:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2566
Views: 341918

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

1. Currently my inverters are on 1.24 SCC firmware, so do I need to upgrade SCC firmware, and if Yes what will I benefit from it? We no longer recommend updating the SCC firmware. There is no benefit that we are aware of, and the patched firmware goes to some trouble to talk properly to the three k...