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by weber
Today, 21:34
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2209
Views: 223922

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

Hows the testing of this beta firmware going? Any issues? Good for release? No issues. It's good to go. We just need to get around to updating the version number to indicate release instead of beta. Coulomb just brought this to my attention: Ebrsa on the South Africa Power Forum: http://powerforum....
by weber
Today, 07:07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2209
Views: 223922

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

PurePower wrote:
Today, 04:07
Hows the testing of this beta firmware going? Any issues? Good for release?
No issues. It's good to go. We just need to get around to updating the version number to indicate release instead of beta.
by weber
Yesterday, 10:20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2209
Views: 223922

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

Hello again guys, is there any way to change the min.solar voltage from 40 vdc to 55 vdc? What do you mean by the min solar voltage? What makes you think it can go down to 40 volts? My understanding is that the minimum voltage on the solar inputs that the PIP's SCC can maximum-power-point-track, is...
by weber
Wed, 23 May 2018, 18:00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2209
Views: 223922

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

Thanks Ibiza. The temperature can be obtained via Voltronics' undocumented Q1 command.
viewtopic.php?title=pip4048ms-inverter& ... 332#p60229
by weber
Tue, 22 May 2018, 12:15
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10514

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

I assume you've figured out that, given a constant flow rate from the pump, the height of the water in the tower will increase at a constant rate. So the graph will be a straight line, like this. Water tower.png The rate at which the water level rises (and so the steepness of the line on the graph) ...
by weber
Tue, 22 May 2018, 09:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2209
Views: 223922

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

Just reporting back. With a big smile on my face I want to thank you for your help with this. I downloaded the 52.30 update files. Ran the update program and guess what. It did what it should and updated. About 8min later I updated the second unit and hooked up the parallel cables and bingo. It jus...
by weber
Mon, 21 May 2018, 11:10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2209
Views: 223922

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

Hi I have owned two PIP-4048MS for about 5 years and just connected them together. (They were the first of the parallel version) However I purchased them a few months apart and I have an error 71 / NE flashing when starting. They are versions 52.20 and 52.25. After getting nowhere with manufacture ...
by weber
Fri, 18 May 2018, 12:37
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10514

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

How to tell a Capacitor from a Battery A capacitor is a cylindrical water tower. A battery is a dam up in the hills. "What has he been smoking?" I hear you ask. Don't worry. I'll explain. :) I see a lot of people saying that we won't be sure whether Kilowatt Labs' Sirius devices are supercapacitors...
by weber
Mon, 14 May 2018, 15:28
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10514

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

It does seem that they’ve developed some hybrid LTO/Capacitor solution that allows for longer lifetime and cycles. No. There's no evidence of that whatsoever, and considerable evidence that they are simply LTO batteries. They have not provided me with any evidence to proove cycle life except for a ...
by weber
Mon, 14 May 2018, 10:47
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10514

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

If we're talking about cycle life, calendar life and temperature, for lithium titanate batteries, then it's worse than that. You only get to pick one . It's something like: If you keep them at 25 °C and don't cycle them (or cycle them infrequently between 20% and 80% SoC) then you get 10 years. If y...
by weber
Mon, 14 May 2018, 05:54
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10514

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

Hi All, I’ve been following this thread with interest. I am also looking to procure this Sirius product for our off grid implementation. I’ve attached some information relating the product’s ISO certifications. Would be keen to get some insight and opinions as there seems to be quite a few knowledg...
by weber
Mon, 07 May 2018, 18:29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2209
Views: 223922

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

Beta Version of Patched Firmware 73.00c This is the third version of our patched firmware based on factory firmware version 73.00. This patched firmware has all the same patches as 73.00b and earlier patched firmwares, including Dynamic Current Control and AussieView™ . This includes fixing the inf...
by weber
Thu, 03 May 2018, 20:29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2209
Views: 223922

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

Thanks for the advice. I have suggested to Peggy from MPPSolar that they should look at your improved firmware and make these improvements to their own firmware. I am assuming it is free software. Yes, our patches are free and open-source. Yes, we would prefer that Voltronics would fix the bugs and...
by weber
Thu, 03 May 2018, 20:06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2209
Views: 223922

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

gremlinman wrote:
Thu, 03 May 2018, 10:08
Ok I have updated to 73.00b and had no issues so far. Quite a cloudy day so far but the batteries are nearly full. Hopefully I will now get full batteries even on solar. I love the new display options!
That's great to hear. Thanks for letting us know. :)
by weber
Thu, 03 May 2018, 11:46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2209
Views: 223922

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

Unfortunately, if I'm right, you'll have to take it up with your supplier, and ask pointed questions about the legality of the firmware. [Edit: ...] ... [Edit: ... See also Attention Firmware Updaters .] I finally got a reply from MPPSolar, so error 90 appears to have something to do with using fak...
by weber
Thu, 03 May 2018, 09:22
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10514

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

fonzee wrote:
Thu, 03 May 2018, 07:28
hey @Richo, you should seriously check your facts before making false claims about other business'.
Fonzee, please quote what you think Richo wrote that might be a false claim about a business. I don't see anything even remotely like that.
by weber
Wed, 02 May 2018, 11:05
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: innovation
Replies: 17
Views: 345

Re: innovation

any help with where i could buy solar cells to embed into my van I think it would be a complete waste of time and money. But if you're determined, this web page seems to have good advice. https://www.solar4rvs.com.au/buying/buyer-guides/choosing-flexible-solar-panels/comparison-of-good-and-bad-ligh...
by weber
Wed, 02 May 2018, 10:26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2209
Views: 223922

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

Hi everyone and thanks to all involved in the information in this thread. I have lost the RJ45 cable that came with pip4048ms, can I just buy any convertor on ebay or is it a special cable? It's a non-standard cable. Its connections are described here . Anyone know where I can get a replacement if ...
by weber
Wed, 02 May 2018, 10:08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2209
Views: 223922

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

Anyway I have the replacement pip installed (day 2) and its had issues each morning. I log output from QPIGS and soon after sunrise I see a brief spike from the panels then nothing reported from panels. The battery volts reported by QPIGS seems to indicate charging is happening but the pip display ...
by weber
Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 10:00
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10514

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

Here's a supercapacitor with the shortest life I can find, at its max operating temperature. https://au.mouser.com/pdfdocs/TaiyoYudenIonCapacitors.pdf In the middle of page 3 it says it will go for 96 hours at 85 °C with at most a 30% reduction in capacitance and a doubling of internal resistance. S...
by weber
Mon, 30 Apr 2018, 07:59
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10514

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

Don't take our word for it. Google the definition of "Operating temperature range" to confirm that it's a continuous rating. Paul claims an "Operating temperature range of -30 °C to 85 °C" here . Here are datasheets for some more 3000 F supercapacitors: http://www.maxwell.com/images/documents/K2Seri...
by weber
Sun, 29 Apr 2018, 17:31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2209
Views: 223922

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

lopezjm2001 wrote:
Sun, 29 Apr 2018, 16:55
I am using Windows 10 and I get these debug errors. May have to go to windows XP.
Googling the error message brings up many sites with solutions.
Here's one:
https://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/fix-not ... l-command/
by weber
Sun, 29 Apr 2018, 16:27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2209
Views: 223922

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

lopezjm2001 wrote:
Sun, 29 Apr 2018, 16:00
I am having trouble running the software for downloading firmware to the SCC.
Did you see the section on Updating the SCC at the end of this long post.
viewtopic.php?p=64096#p64096
by weber
Sun, 29 Apr 2018, 11:00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: PIP-4048MS inverter
Replies: 2209
Views: 223922

Re: PIP-4048MS inverter

UPDATE: I just updated the firmware to 73.00b and the error 90 disappeared. Now it is fully working. WTF!!!! Looks like firmware 73.00a was dodgy.... 8-), I spent most of my Saturday pulling my PIP4048MS to pieces looking for a fault and then putting it back together and then find out it was some s...
by weber
Sat, 28 Apr 2018, 12:33
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 264
Views: 10514

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

85 °C operation Paul, I was interested to hear that now, if someone wants to call it a battery, that's OK with you (25:38). I suppose that's progress of a sort. But we agree, what really matters here, is not what you call it—you can call it a turbo encabulator if you like. What matters is whether t...