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by ojeysky
Fri, 06 Nov 2020, 04:33
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: MPP SOLAR PIP-8048MAX
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: MPP SOLAR PIP-8048MAX

Wonder if they have corrected any of the bugs? I can confirm that the main premature float bug is still faithfully and firmly in place. They really believe in that thing. This is just so unfortunate, it's not clear why MPP have decided not to fix this. Is there any high Voc hybrid out that that doe...
by ojeysky
Tue, 27 Oct 2020, 16:06
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

@coulomb Do you have any details about the Pip-5048MGX? Due to the lack of the 'ECO' mode, I am thinking about replacing my existing 5048GK with the 5048MGX. My only issue with the GK is, that it drains the batteries, even when in utility-mode. Yeah it consumes about 50w even when in utility mode, ...
by ojeysky
Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 23:58
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

actually the 280w is rated 9A and I see 10A occasionally on it while the 380w is rated 10A which means I may consistently exceed the 18A limit. Ah. The voltages you quoted must have been Voc. Also since it's a 3kva GK version which has a max of 4000w but my planned additional string will make my to...
by ojeysky
Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 15:00
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

I currently have a string of 9x280w (340v) connected to my 3024GK and I want to add a new string of 7x380w(350v) in parallel. This will push my total PV power beyond 4kw. How does MPP GK react when the max PV limit is reached? If the combined panel current regularly exceeds 18A, then these high vol...
by ojeysky
Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 06:28
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

Hello, PLease, can i have help or clues with the problems (bad settings ?) i have with my solar installation (newbie, first post here, shy...), composed of : Off site, PIP 5048 gk (mpp solar, cpu 20.58), 1*6 panels 280W (voc 36.6*6=220V > 150v, noct), 4 flooded batteries 110ah(8 months old). Settin...
by ojeysky
Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 04:53
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

Anyone exceeding PV array for GK?

I currently have a string of 9x280w (340v) connected to my 3024GK and I want to add a new string of 7x380w(350v) in parallel. This will push my total PV power beyond 4kw. How does MPP GK react when the max PV limit is reached?
by ojeysky
Wed, 09 Sep 2020, 03:20
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

Shuntmunted wrote: Tue, 18 Aug 2020, 13:22 @pierre. I tried 71.82 and disabled 31..... no change 😭
Hi, I observed you are using Lifepo4 cells and a contactor, would you mind sharing why you needed a contactor as well?
by ojeysky
Wed, 09 Sep 2020, 02:40
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

what is the latest firmware for a PIP-GK / Axpert VM III? In this post , the user shows 41.14, and in this post , the user also shows 41.14. These may not be the latest ever, but that's all I'm aware of. The latter shows a removable display version of 02.40, which is recent but not the latest known...
by ojeysky
Fri, 24 Jul 2020, 15:49
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

Mine reads 41.14 yet the early float bug still exists Ok, so firmware version 20.59 would be no use to you. Until that firmware update file becomes available, there is nothing I can do. Edit: 20.59 is a firmware that works on 5 different variants, some 48 V variants and some 24 V variants. I suspec...
by ojeysky
Tue, 21 Jul 2020, 16:09
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

It won't do that by default, unless the BMV has a way of communicating to your inverter. In my case, i use solpiplog for that. Thanks, so if you're monitoring software supports the inverter and the BMV (I use ICC and I'm pretty sure it does) it can override the inverters option 12 & 13 back to util...
by ojeysky
Tue, 21 Jul 2020, 15:09
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

Is anyone using a Victron BMV with these inverters, it uses a shunt right (up to 6000A/50mV shunt, that seems huge, the 500A/50mV would surely be alright for most people) so it has very accurate measurements and doesn't suffer from the voltage decreasing by nearly a volt when load is applied to the...
by ojeysky
Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 21:13
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP 3024GK Error 09
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Re: PIP 3024GK Error 09

I suspect that they want the fans pointing down to prevent dust concentrating just past the fans. But this is surely the lesser evil, compared to lower life through greater heat over time. Thanks for the hint, I did this change recently and I note an immediate improvement in system temperature and ...
by ojeysky
Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 01:58
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

Yes I actually ensured to synchronize the frequency yet it didn't provide output AC and DC(see attachment). Coulomb the icon is not flashing. I now have public utility restored now so charging has resumed but I like to fix this just incase I am left to only charging through generator. It recognises ...
by ojeysky
Sat, 11 Jul 2020, 21:24
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

For the first time I have a need to charge my batteries via generator but for some strange reason my 3024GK is not accepting the input from generator. It recognises the the voltage and frequency and there is an icon of current on the inverter screen but there is no charging icon and bypass icon. Has...
by ojeysky
Fri, 10 Jul 2020, 14:05
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

I have the 3024gk Dec 2018 model with the 20.58 firmware. Can I use the the 20.59 on mine? It sure seems like it would. It is likely only a minor update, and of course Voltronic don't publish release notes. If you are interested, it's at the Power Forum here: https://powerforum.co.za/files/file/25-...
by ojeysky
Thu, 09 Jul 2020, 20:55
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

Are we the 3024GK users going to be lucky to get a patched firmware someday ;) It's actually possible. If it happens, it will be lightly patched (i.e. basically just the two charge bugs). I have firmware version 20.59 which I believe covers your model. I suspect that's quite old; how does that comp...
by ojeysky
Thu, 09 Jul 2020, 13:04
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

Are we the 3024GK users going to be lucky to get a patched firmware someday ;)
by ojeysky
Wed, 08 Jul 2020, 17:45
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

Well, the icons from the user manuals do seem to indicate "grid-interactive" for GK double-conversion for MK But how much can we trust these to be accurate depictions of what happens under the hood? I can confirm that this is what happens with my 3024GK Thanks for confirming that. This is actually ...
by ojeysky
Thu, 02 Jul 2020, 22:48
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP 3024GK Error 09
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Re: PIP 3024GK Error 09

When you replace your faulty Comm board, try changing your fan to blow inwards. That will lower your temperature a bit. After a long engagement with MPP I finally have the replacement boards and system back online. On the fan, am considering turning the fan inward as you advised but is it because y...
by ojeysky
Thu, 02 Jul 2020, 17:14
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

Hi guys, just thought I'd confirm some of your suspicions about the GK/VMiii. I've had a VMiii 3kw/24V for about 3 months now, hooked up to 6x340W panels (in one string) and 200ah of LiFePO4 cells with an Ant-bms. The VMiii allows blending of solar and grid with or without the battery. It locks to ...
by ojeysky
Thu, 02 Jul 2020, 16:29
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

OK. Well that is some evidence that the GK does undeclared grid interactivity. Enough not to take the risk, but not enough to find them guilty beyond reasonable doubt. It seem to me that it's well written on the manual as referenced in previous post. Can you clarify which one is undeclared? Is ther...
by ojeysky
Thu, 02 Jul 2020, 16:25
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

DanielArdelian wrote: Tue, 05 May 2020, 17:24 Well, the icons from the user manuals do seem to indicate
  • "grid-interactive" for GK
    double-conversion for MK
But how much can we trust these to be accurate depictions of what happens under the hood?
I can confirm that this is what happens with my 3024GK
by ojeysky
Thu, 02 Jul 2020, 13:33
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 413
Views: 49372

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

Please I have an emergency, I am getting a error 32 communication failure!!!! I am off-grid and really need this to come back on! So the only solution to this was to replace the entire main boards, my inverter just came back online. The only thing that I did on that faithful day was to activate equ...
by ojeysky
Sun, 28 Jun 2020, 06:17
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP 3024GK Error 09
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Re: PIP 3024GK Error 09

When you replace your faulty Comm board, try changing your fan to blow inwards. That will lower your temperature a bit. Hello, I am using this exact model and the temperature goes as high as 45degree, now I am worried seeing your post. The manual indicate operating temperature to be up to 55degree....
by ojeysky
Mon, 10 Feb 2020, 03:33
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 396
Views: 47616

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

ive been using https://diytechandrepairs.nu/raspberry-solar/ for logging from my 5048 Mk in 2019... on the display i can read out, daily, monthly, yearly and total usage/production - does any1 now of a similar to above project that will save and present these figures in a database? I use solpiplog ...