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by coulomb
Sat, 18 Jul 2020, 23:32
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 309
Views: 35445

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

Don't think so, the Easun website has little info, but AlliExpress has this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33016191393.html?spm=2114.12057483.0.0.5b712675cl538B So it's definitely an MK - not a bad price either. But the Ali Express page mentions an SM K 3KW/5KW model; MarcusRE mentions an SM 5K V...
by coulomb
Sat, 18 Jul 2020, 16:19
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2697
Views: 632806

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

I set it to 42V now, Aw, come on, what was it set to before that? I like to know if my suspicions are confirmed 😏 but what I do not understand. To test it I turned of PV input from one inverter and a part from the other. Immediately they go in bypass mode. Did you have a lot of loads at that time, ...
by coulomb
Sat, 18 Jul 2020, 11:21
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2697
Views: 632806

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

I have some trouble, hope you can help me. Two weeks ago I installed my 2 EASUN SM5KV which seems to be genuine. It is a 64V version with Firmware 72.40 and 04.12. So this is a 64 V PIP-5048MS model; that's why I moved my reply to this topic. I have 3 Pylontech batteries connected now. After some p...
by coulomb
Sat, 18 Jul 2020, 11:10
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 309
Views: 35445

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

MarkusRE wrote:
Sat, 18 Jul 2020, 04:29
Two weeks ago I installed my 2 EASUN SM5KV which seems to be genuine. It is a 64V version with Firmware 72.40 and 04.12.
Ah. Then it's a 64 V PIP-MS equivalent. I'll answer this in the PIP-5048MS topic here.
by coulomb
Sat, 18 Jul 2020, 10:57
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: low voltage battery cutoff options
Replies: 16
Views: 321

Re: low voltage battery cutoff options

is there an interface command that i can send to the inverter that will turn it off rather then standby. No, not even with fully patched firmware. To turn if off completely, you need to turn the switch off (normally closed relay contacts in series? But it might be different for the remote display m...
by coulomb
Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 17:13
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Monitoring & control software, what are you using and why?
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Monitoring & control software, what are you using and why?

i'm in the same boat as you with ICC and adding to your list is the super bad customer support which wasn't the case in the early days of ICC. I believe that ICC has split (again?), possibly due to support issues, and this fork seems to have far better support: https://centurionsolar.co.za/ . I don...
by coulomb
Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 17:06
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 309
Views: 35445

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

here is the link https://www.mppsolar.com/v3/pip-mk-series/ Ah. The "v3" in the URL refers to version 3 of the web page, not the inverter. I'm not an expert and I didn't know this was a clone I still think that there is a good chance it is genuine. If I connect the USB cable from the inverter to th...
by coulomb
Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 11:07
Forum: i3
Topic: 12V battery failure
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: 12V battery failure

error message "Abnormal discharge - please run engine as soon as possible". Perhaps this is a copy and paste error from an ICE ECU, where what they really meant was "turn the car to ready as soon as possible" (to charge the auxiliary battery via the DC-DC converter). In an ICE, running the engine w...
by coulomb
Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 10:34
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 309
Views: 35445

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

I recently bought an inverter EASUN POWER 5000W ISolar SMK 5KW that I think is a clone or rebranded of the MPP Solar PIP 5048MK V3 I've not heard of a PIP-5048MK V3 . Can you provide a link? I can't decide if the EASUNs are genuine or clones. I'm leaning towards genuine. Can you tell me which is th...
by coulomb
Sat, 11 Jul 2020, 22:50
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 320
Views: 37044

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

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. My understanding is that the presence of the AC input icon (sine wave in a circle) indicates detection of the AC input (more than a certain voltage), but...
by coulomb
Fri, 10 Jul 2020, 08:02
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 320
Views: 37044

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 coulomb
Thu, 09 Jul 2020, 21:44
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 320
Views: 37044

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 coulomb
Thu, 09 Jul 2020, 17:58
Forum: Parts & Suppliers
Topic: Extension cords
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Extension cords

amcgowan wrote:
Thu, 09 Jul 2020, 13:47
The nearest I can find to this at local hardware/builders supply stores is a 10 metre 10-amp 3x1.5mm core heavy duty outdoor extension cord.
For occasional use, like at friends' places, 1.5 mm² heavy duty would be fine. [ Edit: for 10 A EVSEs. ]
by coulomb
Thu, 09 Jul 2020, 17:46
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 320
Views: 37044

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 coulomb
Thu, 09 Jul 2020, 10:24
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.
Replies: 40
Views: 9368

Re: RAC Electric Highway(TM) Feedback Thread.

Should this post be moved to “charging infrastructure” Done. The original Australia's First Electric Highway topic I'll leave for now, with a link to this one in the first post. When it started, it was still in planning, and seems appropriate to the EV Motoring forum. But I'll listen to arguments.
by coulomb
Thu, 09 Jul 2020, 09:47
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 320
Views: 37044

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

I understand that it it has a max MPPT solar input of 450VDC, and is rated at a 4000 watt solar array however I am curious if the limitation is on how much it can have on its INPUT, or what it can OUTPUT. I believe that there are limits on both the input and the output. I recently found a limit in ...
by coulomb
Wed, 08 Jul 2020, 18:32
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048MK inverter
Replies: 309
Views: 35445

Re: PIP-5048MK inverter

Im sucessfully using 3 PIP5048MK connected in parallel in one same 230V AC phase, I have fixed the dynamic switching on, and switching off during night, Neat! all is driven by external NO relays contact. So what do the relay contacts connect to? The power-on switch doesn't seem as accessible in the...
by coulomb
Wed, 08 Jul 2020, 08:17
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters
Replies: 2697
Views: 632806

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

For those that need a COM port number changed to allow a flash update to an inverter firmware, here is a step by step guide for Windows 10. Before you start this, make sure that the problem isn't that Watchpower is still running in the background . Merely closing the GUI window doesn't stop the back...
by coulomb
Tue, 07 Jul 2020, 18:27
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (with unsafe SCC)
Replies: 320
Views: 37044

Re: PIP-5048GK (clone?): why switching to grid so often?

If in SBU mode.... if solar not sufficient to power the load then Battery tops it up.... All models do that, although the exact mechanism by which it is achieved varies in detail. If in SUB mode, likewise....if solar not sufficient then Utility tops it up. Yes, this is a mixing that I keep forgetti...
by coulomb
Mon, 06 Jul 2020, 20:04
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Help: 5KW Apex Inverter
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Help: 5KW Apex Inverter

1. You do the main CPU update first 2. Then you do the display screen Is this correct? I don't think it makes a lot of difference. The Growatts tell you you must do it in this order, so it seems sensible. Other question in the picture below do you use the USB port (in yellow) or the computer port (...
by coulomb
Sun, 05 Jul 2020, 17:33
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Solar panels in series / parallel
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Solar panels in series / parallel

Yet more thoughts. The brown wire and lug don't seem to be badly affected; if the connection was the source of the problem, I would expect more damage to the lug, wire, and heatshrink plastic. The damage seems to be more just north (in the first photo) of the connection. I have no idea what's on the...
by coulomb
Sun, 05 Jul 2020, 17:20
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Solar panels in series / parallel
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Solar panels in series / parallel

I found an image to compare the burned board with; see below. On closer inspection, what I initially thought were blistered PCB tracks was actually just the melted transparent plastic cover they put over the PCBs, presumably to prevent flashover to the metal case, or perhaps to direct the air flow, ...
by coulomb
Sun, 05 Jul 2020, 16:55
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Solar panels in series / parallel
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Solar panels in series / parallel

Hi every one the supplier said that this inverter has mppt of 18A max and your solar produces amperes than 18amp(10+10),is this ampere increase ,the reason of this? I've wondered about this 18 A limit too. I had a bit more of a poke into the PIP-MG / Axpert MKS II firmware (is that the model that y...
by coulomb
Sun, 05 Jul 2020, 09:14
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 171
Views: 21687

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

francisco.shi wrote:
Sun, 05 Jul 2020, 08:44
But to make things more efficient I run one winding per IGBT module.
Duh! 6 wire bundles coming out; I somehow missed that. And of course you told us about the separate windings earlier. Thanks.
by coulomb
Sun, 05 Jul 2020, 07:30
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Francisco's Electric Pajero
Replies: 171
Views: 21687

Re: Francisco's Electric Pajero

And the last thing to confirm I got the two parallel windings wound with the correct phase I connected two terminals on the same phase together and measured the voltage between the two terminals on another phase and spun the motor. If I got it right there should be no voltage between them. Neat. Wa...