This topic is for the PIP-5048MK inverter (also called the Axpert King 5K).
Other model numbers:
Mecer (rhymes with "spacer") SOL-I-AX-5KP
Kodak OG-Plus 5.48
There are other topics for the
PIP-4048MS and PIP-5048MS inverters (also called the Axpert MKS 5K), and for the
PIP-5048GE, PIP-5048GK and PIP-5048MG inverters (also called the Axpert VM II 5000-48, Axpert VM III 5000-48 and Axpert MKS II 5K), and for
PIP inverter repairs and hardware modifications, and for the
Voltronic InfiniSolar inverters.
MPPSolar's PIP-MK user manual.
PIP-MK and GK Communication Protocol Manual
Suorama's post with an Infini protocol manual.
As of November 2019, the manufacturer's firmware for the PIP-5048MK/Axpert King still contains the PV freeze bug. For that reason, we do not recommend that anyone purchase this model at this time. But for those of you who have already done so, we do at least have patched firmware that fixes the premature-float bugs.
Coulomb and Weber's patched firmware:
- A beta version of 71.80d (WP: b1.8d, LCD: 01.82) patched firmware which only fixes the premature float bugs
Reflashing via a USB stick and OTG (On The Go) USB cable. Suorama's notes on how he installed firmware.
Obsolete factory main (DSP, U1) firmware version 71.86. MCU firmware version 02.00 (below) should be installed immediately after updating.
Obsolete factory display/MCU/BMU firmware version 02.00.
- Factory main firmware version 71.93, which features "No AC force charging". This appears to be a version designed to address one customer's specific problem, so it's not clear whether this is suitable for general use.
Warning! It is possible to brick these machines by attempting to flash them with firmware intended for other models, such as the PIP-4048MS or PIP-5048MS (e.g. versions 73.00 or 72.20, or patched versions thereof).
Using the mobile phone app to access the inverter.
Photos of the insides of an Axpert King 5 kW (Powerforum).
FCS (Full Circle Solar) Apex King topic
- SolPipLog (open source)
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[Post by suorama]
Finally I start that projekt. Old ones is removed and new ones is installed to wall. Battery is installed permanent way (before I make battery investment) and PV side is almost ok. Only one needs better cable soon. AC input must do better and AC out must install. I need few components to AC side before I can manage it that way what I want =)