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by XtractorFan
Tue, 10 Dec 2019, 19:09
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

DOH! - sorry, didn't notice the notification....
I'll sort something out and reply.
Cheers :)
by XtractorFan
Tue, 10 Dec 2019, 17:41
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

Hi @XtractorFan. Sorry to hear what a hard time you had, but thanks for sharing it in such detail, so others are forewarned. Hi weber thanks, Water under the bridge, hopefully others can avoid getting their feet wet :) I PM'd coulomb to ask if the 71.86 firmware and other stuff was of interest - no...
by XtractorFan
Thu, 05 Dec 2019, 19:51
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

I must have missed an email notification for this topic in early November, so didn't get any updates - until I logged back in this week - ho hum... Many thanks to coulomb, weber and others who have done the work on Beta Version of Patched Firmware 71.80d for PIP-5048MK/Axpert King 5K https://forums....
by XtractorFan
Mon, 02 Dec 2019, 01:22
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

No - I use SolPipLog running on a RasPi:
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This allows me to set the operational modes on an hour by hour basis:
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Many thanks to Nuno for his help :)
by XtractorFan
Fri, 29 Nov 2019, 06:06
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

When the PIP-5048MK is running in 'Line' mode, the battery an 'energy pool' so to speak, the DC>AC inverter is always running to supply AC to the load. Grid and Solar power flow into the battery (or not if it's fully charged) - power flows from the battery to supply the load. If the Solar input is i...
by XtractorFan
Tue, 15 Oct 2019, 02:06
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

Many thanks dekin. That's what I thought should be available. I am struggling with MppSolar 'support' - have been for several months, trying to get a firmware upgrade for my 'obsolete pre-2019' MK. It's a long story - following on from my previous post https://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=64&t...
by XtractorFan
Mon, 14 Oct 2019, 20:59
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

Can anyone with a 'recent' PIP-5048MK confirm that the 'PYL' option is available in menu 05:
Without having a PylonTech BMS connected.
If so, what firmware do you have.
I need to know BEFORE I make another expensive useless purchase :o
by XtractorFan
Mon, 12 Aug 2019, 20:50
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

How can I set the date and time on 5048MK? You have to use the front panel menu 95-99. Also you have to be slow and change each setting individually - as in the manual, each time pressing ESC - or it doesn't register. Also setting the minutes is problematic - it won't accept a reduction or increase...
by XtractorFan
Wed, 07 Aug 2019, 19:03
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

Thanks for the comments coulomb, mine is the PIP-5048MK - so it is the 48v model. BUT as it's manufactured before January 2019 - it can't get the newer firmware (according to Andy Y at MppSolar) - so it's obsolete! Both myself and Nuno have dialogues open with MppSolar (so called) support, but no jo...
by XtractorFan
Wed, 07 Aug 2019, 17:05
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

Btw. icc11.JPG Maybe Manie do not want do any more development with second version of ICC [/quote] Don't know where you got that from, current version is 2.9.... Support was originally on https://powerforum.co.za/forum/117-icc-solar-software/ - but a month or so back it disappeared the other posts a...
by XtractorFan
Sun, 04 Aug 2019, 04:12
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

Well, I made the decision, I build my own system to monitor of my "power plant"... I do not use controllers own software and hardware to read values. Then I can use what ever I want, to feed power to the system or drain power from the system. That project maybe last long, but when it is "ready" (if...
by XtractorFan
Sun, 04 Aug 2019, 04:00
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

I've read a lot of threads but I was not able to find someone to confirm that 5048MK is able to work without any battery. The PIP-5048MK is not designed to work without a battery - in fact it barely manages to function with one! According to the this pdf: http://www.mppsolar.com/v3/catalogs/PIP-MS_...
by XtractorFan
Tue, 16 Jul 2019, 05:24
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

i got my bluetooth working yesterday - well it was with an other device. i will start logging for the freeze and dip occurence. and for the record my pip have been working off the grid now for a month with the load i am putting on it, so i am quite satisfied, except the two freezes i have seen. i a...
by XtractorFan
Mon, 15 Jul 2019, 16:26
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

Did anyone have succes using an android device and bluetooth with watchpower app. my samsung galaxy tab 3 cant find any bluetooth devices, do i have to activate bluetooth on the 5048mk ? i can see the bluetooth icon in the display. thsnks It works on my Galaxy Tab S2 and my Lenovo P2 mobile phone -...
by XtractorFan
Sat, 13 Jul 2019, 18:38
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

Best of luck with MPP Solar support - I've been trying for a month to get some sense out of them. My AGM batteries will only get a full (Bulk+Float) charge if I set it to ECO mode (button or WatchPower) other wise it stops charging after a short time. Now it switches back to re-charge at night when ...
by XtractorFan
Fri, 12 Jul 2019, 03:49
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

Did anyone have succes using an android device and bluetooth with watchpower app. my samsung galaxy tab 3 cant find any bluetooth devices, do i have to activate bluetooth on the 5048mk ? i can see the bluetooth icon in the display. thsnks It works on my Galaxy Tab S2 and my Lenovo P2 mobile phone -...
by XtractorFan
Tue, 21 May 2019, 05:32
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 179
Views: 14478

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

I'm also installing/commissioning a PIP-5048MK, no major problems so far, just minor glitches and niggles - but WatchPower is pretty dire ;) Downloaded and got ICC working on a spare Pi today, but not activated the trial key yet - as it only lasts 7 days, so need to make sure everything works before...