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by offgridQLD
Fri, 26 May 2017, 00:54
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2741
Views: 673229

PIP-4048MS inverter

Just thinking if your concerned about noise and I know some of the heavy low frequency transformer inverters can have a real pesky hum to them...no way I would want my low frequency transformer inverter in my house. The 4048's inverter is quiet though the stock cooling fans are not quiet. When it's ...
by offgridQLD
Tue, 16 May 2017, 04:57
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2741
Views: 673229

PIP-4048MS inverter

The generator was two years old when we purchased the home 6 years ago. The generator has been run about 1hr pr year over that 6 years just to spash oil around it. So it's like new. I did pull the brush set out and inspect it and yes I did see the capacitor when doing so. Im not concerned with power...
by offgridQLD
Mon, 15 May 2017, 04:11
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2741
Views: 673229

PIP-4048MS inverter

One thing to note​ is just before the pip disconnects the gen the last few seconds that the pip is charging as it aproches 40A it gets a harmonic noise that sounds loader and lower frequency Than It's typical fiant high frequency noise.
by offgridQLD
Mon, 15 May 2017, 04:02
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2741
Views: 673229

PIP-4048MS inverter

Thanks Weber,               I spent some time with the generator this weekend and using the fluke87v I was able to set the output to spot on 50hz with 246v. With very little fluctuation between 25-75% load. One thing I did notice was the 20+ pages in the selectronic manual referring to a number of g...
by offgridQLD
Sat, 13 May 2017, 03:43
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2741
Views: 673229

PIP-4048MS inverter

Will test it on mains power if it's happy to charge at more than 30a from that then I will move on to tweaking generator settings to get closer to 240v and 50hz.


by offgridQLD
Fri, 12 May 2017, 18:02
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2741
Views: 673229

PIP-4048MS inverter

I should add that the exact same thing happens to me when charging on mains (grid). Due to high cable length and poor quality, the voltage drops to 220V and below, and the pip cuts out at around the same point. I always assumed it was just a low voltage cut-out but maybe something else is going on....
by offgridQLD
Fri, 12 May 2017, 15:42
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2741
Views: 673229

PIP-4048MS inverter

The only other thing I can think of is the quality of the generator AC output which might have something to do with the length and size of the cable between the generator and pip I have about 15m total length underground of 10mm2...(could even be 16mm2) 3 core cable so no voltage drop worth worryin...
by offgridQLD
Fri, 12 May 2017, 15:33
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2741
Views: 673229

PIP-4048MS inverter

No Coulomb I was testing the PIP on the same 400ah bank as the Selectronic. That said I did think along the same lines yesterday. As in...Was the battery voltage increasing high enough to have that effect on my 400ah bank? Based on my setting in the PIP and the voltages of the 400ah bank at about 70...
by offgridQLD
Fri, 12 May 2017, 14:37
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2741
Views: 673229

PIP-4048MS inverter

I will test again today (perhaps make a short youtube video) but from memory my generator was feeding about 248v at 3000rpm no load and dropped to about 246v under load and over 240v even at 5000w (PIP at 30A and 3200w car charger combined load). So I don't think my situation is overloading the gene...
by offgridQLD
Fri, 12 May 2017, 13:14
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2741
Views: 673229

PIP-4048MS inverter

I will have another look at that. Though a 60A...3000w load on a 8kw generator (3 cyl diesle Kubota) doesn't slow it down much. Actually I tested the pip charging happy at 30A. Then plugged my electric car into the generator at the same time 3200w load (total 4700w) The pip was happy to continue cha...
by offgridQLD
Fri, 12 May 2017, 04:24
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2741
Views: 673229

PIP-4048MS inverter

I only run 400ah lithium and just over 10,000w of PV. So no issues with stagnating pb. Opening the generator room the other day was like breaking open a tomb spider webs every where and a thick layer of dust. My wife mentioned we should burn the fuel as it was a few years old. Had a bit of algy grow...
by offgridQLD
Fri, 12 May 2017, 01:15
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2741
Views: 673229

PIP-4048MS inverter

Thanks Weber,               I gave that setting a try today but I get the same behavior from the PIP. 30A works perfect but set it at anything more and it will fall back (typical around 38 - 43A. Voltage and frequency from the generator all look stable. No errors I can see each time it drops to 0 am...
by offgridQLD
Thu, 11 May 2017, 03:36
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2741
Views: 673229

PIP-4048MS inverter

I have a question regarding the AC to DC charging from the PIP4048. Today was playing around with my later model PIP unit that has the upgraded on board AC/DC charger limits. I had AC input wired to my 8kva generator to test it battery charging at 60A output. What I found was that it loaded up the g...
by offgridQLD
Mon, 01 May 2017, 15:55
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 9427

Westfield new installations

Shame you had to put up with that Jeff. Perhaps it's some kind of small car syndrome. I never have any issues with other drivers on the road or in car parks driving my larger 4wd ute. Though after purchasing the Imiev (small car) from the get go I noticed way more aggression directed at me on the ro...
by offgridQLD
Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 15:25
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 9427

Westfield new installations

Perhaps the rubbish bin is providing green power. Some kind of methane capture generator.
by offgridQLD
Sat, 11 Mar 2017, 04:53
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 9427

Westfield new installations

No just slow AC chargers
by offgridQLD
Fri, 10 Mar 2017, 13:55
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Australia Post trials new Swiss-built ev's
Replies: 7
Views: 5958

Australia Post trials new Swiss-built ev's

Considering a lot of streets don't have foot paths and a lot of homes don't place the letterbox in a convenient place. I can see the posty having to climb on and off this thing a lot while its parked out on the street. The bikes thay can nip about where ever they like. In some parts of Brisbane I co...
by offgridQLD
Thu, 09 Mar 2017, 16:15
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Spares from other Mitsubishis?
Replies: 6
Views: 1413

Spares from other Mitsubishis?

I would look for Icar parts as its the same car just a ICE version. "I thought the I-MiEV was supposed to be based on the Colt." Completly different the colt is a FWD car Imiev and Icar are RWD rear engine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_i The Icar (i think started production in 2006 ish. ...
by offgridQLD
Tue, 07 Mar 2017, 13:59
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Westfield new installations
Replies: 45
Views: 9427

Westfield new installations

That's a very good point. It doesn't take a lot of infrastructure if it's well placed before all of SEQ is a potential destination for even EV's with modest range. I was looking at the plug share web page the other day and noticed the North lakes shopping center was listed. Though clicking on it.The...
by offgridQLD
Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 16:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: DIY Conversions nearly dead ?
Replies: 32
Views: 11851

DIY Conversions nearly dead ?

Inexpensive new, 2nd hand and even more so wrecked production EV's most likely create a DIY home build conversion market. Rather than be the death of it. Who wouldn't want a smorgasbord of sleek OEM Ev components at salvage car prices. Just how mass production of ICE cars resulted in people taking 2...
by offgridQLD
Mon, 06 Mar 2017, 01:16
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2741
Views: 673229

PIP-4048MS inverter

I have tested my first PIP4048 with a Kubota J108 8kw diesel generator. Just tested it for a few hrs but only at 3000w or so. Thanks for the efforts on the new Patch firmware.Today I successfully upgraded the 2nd pip I purchased late last year to the latest patch. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/s...
by offgridQLD
Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 15:18
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 61
Views: 15657

The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

No one will buy it for 60K in au its a hyundai and at the end of the day its just small car transport. It needs to be priced simular to the same spec oil burner perhaps with some small premium that can be justified to the buyer with savings in mantanance. A bit like how say (just made up exmple) The...
by offgridQLD
Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 13:57
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 61
Views: 15657

The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

Looking at the exterior and interior on a few videos assuming there is only one or two trim levels and the EV's typically get a similar trim level to the high spec oil burners. Whats the price of the top spec I30 oil burner? Quick scan online shows starting a base model starts at $19k up to $32K for...
by offgridQLD
Mon, 27 Feb 2017, 01:36
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 61
Views: 15657

The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

Looks like a great car to me. If it's well priced it should do well. A balanced package that would satisfy a lot of peoples driving needs. A small thing i like how the display shows the motor, climate control and electrical acessorys as three separate consumption's . No fancy gimmicks turtles and ba...
by offgridQLD
Wed, 22 Feb 2017, 14:43
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2741
Views: 673229

PIP-4048MS inverter

" I suspect the common theme in all these appliances that upset the PIP is that they use phase control and so may have spikey current waveforms. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phase-fired_controllers" Yes, I agree with that thanks for the link. "Inverters with big iron transformers would have less pr...