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by nsingh
Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: Missing/removed MX60 Aux Features
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Re: Missing/removed MX60 Aux Features

Can someone tell me why this feature was removed so recently?" The Float OR Current feature was available since 2003, and was, unfortunately, recently removed. It was removed to limit complications. Previous Aux Output Control Option, Float or Current feature If the Float option is selected, the AU...
by nsingh
Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: MX60 in deep sleep
Replies: 15
Views: 4556

At the combiner box voltage is about 90 v with breaker off and 25.5 with breakers on ,does the make any sense? Jimmy N, Yes, it makes sense because the relays are shorted -- with the PV breaker on, the battery is loading down the PV voltage to ~25.5v. The shorted relays is the reason you've been ob...
by nsingh
Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: breaker disconnect and going over the 60amps default....
Replies: 4
Views: 1928

Why is this NOT applicable? Oops.......I misrepresented my comments. What I should have stated was while the PV(-) and Batt(-) can be bonded to the same negative bus bar, the Ground wire must NOT be bonded to the negative bus bar in a system with a GFP on the input side. On installations without GF...
by nsingh
Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: MX60 in deep sleep
Replies: 15
Views: 4556

As to charging, the "out" voltage inceases during the day to just over 26v,........... Jimmy N, I know it is safe to conclude that the unit has failed. :sad: A shorted relay would be indicative of the IN voltage and the OUT voltage rising simultaneously. Accordingly, the batteries are still getting...
by nsingh
Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: breaker disconnect and going over the 60amps default....
Replies: 4
Views: 1928

have increased the MX60 amps from the 60 amps default to its 70 amps ceiling....will this trip the MX60 output disconnect OBDC-60amps breaker?....... Yes, it will if the MX60 is capable of supplying much more than 60A. We definitely recommend a 70A breaker before raising the current limit to 70A. H...
by nsingh
Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: MX60 in deep sleep
Replies: 15
Views: 4556

The "out" voltage starts about 24.5 in morning and gets up to about 26.0 in afternoon,but it reads Zzzzz Jimmy N, unfortunately, it appears that the internal relays could be shorted -- the input (PV) and output (battery) are in parallel continuously. :sad: This is why you are observing similar volt...
by nsingh
Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: "Got Battery?" Error
Replies: 10
Views: 5604

Peter - Since you measured ~51v on the 4 position terminal block of the MX60, I suspect the control board may be defective.perhaps the battery sense circuitry was compromised. Steve Higgins, our friendly customer service representative, informed me that a replacement unit will be dispatched...
by nsingh
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: Wind turbines and MX60
Replies: 26
Views: 19101

rock - Unfortunately, there are no approved wind turbines for use with the MX60 yet . We have very little experience with wind turbines and the MX60. There are several factors that prevent its use currently, such as the dynamic, quickly changing nature of wind power and the present Maximum Power Poi...
by nsingh
Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: 72 in, 24 out ??
Replies: 19
Views: 7617

Rickman, We are trying to determine why you are observing the MX60 fan running more frequently, could you assist us by answering a few questions below? i. Is the MX60 adequately ventilated? The controller has 2 (cool) air intake vents, one on each side of the controller, these arenÔÇÖt blocked, are ...
by nsingh
Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: 72 in, 24 out ??
Replies: 19
Views: 7617

Applewhite, You are meticulous with the input power measurement, and hopefully you will have the opportunity to measure the output accordingly. We are definitely interested to learn of your unbiased efficiency results, and we do hope its good news.. :wink: On a side note, how far is t...
by nsingh
Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: 72 in, 24 out ??
Replies: 19
Views: 7617

Re: 48 to 24 volt

I run 48 volt to 24 volt. MX fan is working alot. Last summer I was running 24 volt to 12 volt to use a cheap inverter and the only time I heard the fan run is if I left the door open and the sun was shining on it. As soon as I got my FX 24 volt inverter and added two more panels, that's when I sta...
by nsingh
Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: 72 in, 24 out ??
Replies: 19
Views: 7617

Re: 72V -> 24V MX60 Power Loss

My MX takes 400W of input power and generates only 350W of battery charge power. That's 50W of loss or 88% efficiency = lots of heat - OUCH! I thought my system was malfunctioning but this appears to be expected :cry: The Outback literature gave no indication that this is not an efficient setup, I ...
by nsingh
Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: MX 60 questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1661

Re: MX 60 questions

bcmehalic - As you noted, the VOC seem low for that panel configuration. I am more incline to accept that as a MPP voltage for that setup -- assuming minimal wire loss, the 65* temperature and the good tilt angle. Have you tried measuring the short circuit current of the panels or the individual str...
by nsingh
Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: Fuse Needed for Aux Output?
Replies: 1
Views: 1188

Re: Fuse Needed for Aux Output?

MX 60 Manual states that Aux output is 13 vdc @ 200ma, then, do I need to install a 200ma fuse between the MX60 Aux and the application to be run on it? alexnet - No, you do not. The Aux Output is protected by a resettable Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) fuse -- a fuse that can limit current...
by nsingh
Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: Software ugrading MX-60
Replies: 7
Views: 2764

Re: Software ugrading MX-60

Sins the 17th of June this year I am trying to contact the technical service at engeneering@outbackpower.com. Michel, it's engineering@outbackpower.com NOT eg" e "neering@outbackpower.com. Since you did not mention that the e-mail was returned or bounced back, I suspect someone else may have that e...
by nsingh
Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: 2 bulk charges in 1 day
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

Re: 2 bulk charges in 1 day

darren - Early this morning, it got its absorb in then showed bat full. Shortly after that it went to sleep. A few hours later the battery was still fully charged............? Which external source is keeping the battery voltage above the MX60's Float target for a "few hours"? The MX60's "reset" cou...
by nsingh
Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: "B" MPPT
Replies: 2
Views: 1494

Chuck K- As crewzer noted, the revised labels B -MPPT and F -MPPT are indicators for the B ulk and F loat charge cycle that employ the MPPT function. Our service department may have inadvertently excluded the software revision addendum when shipping your serviced unit -- we apologize for that error....
by nsingh
Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: Sporadic Intermittent Rebooting
Replies: 1
Views: 1123

PHoskins - It appears that the unit may have a microcontroller issue ÔÇô either the internal power supply to the microcontroller is disrupted/intermittent or the microcontroller itself is faulty. Do you recall seeing a ÔÇ£SysErrorÔÇØ message displayed? The problem may be more pronounced when the uni...
by nsingh
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: MX-60 Total KWH spontaneous reset
Replies: 5
Views: 3836

It sounds like your MX' kWh tallies reached a binary counter limit and rolled over. Well, that sums it up! It appears that we may an additional improvement to perform. We'll keep you folks posted on the that. Thank you, bobarnett, for bringing it to our attention. This is definitely a milestone for...
by nsingh
Tue May 09, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: fried mxmx-60 ???
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

...hooked 2 panels back in...have 80 volts in and just reading the battery voltage out it seems...so it seems the controller is cooked..... Dan, how did your acquire the input (80v) and output voltage (~50v) readings? Did you use a voltmeter or did you acquire it from the MX60ÔÇÖs display? If from ...
by nsingh
Sun May 07, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: fried mxmx-60 ???
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

Dan  Did you measure the battery voltage at the 4 position terminal block of the MX60? This will identify if battery voltage is present at the MX60s terminal block. Did you smell burnt components, and if so, can you identify the location of the odor? Hmmnnn, since no breakers tripp...
by nsingh
Sun May 07, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: PV Voltage 92V all night...
Replies: 1
Views: 1624

Re: PV Voltage 92V all night...

Chris - What is the serial number or software revision of the controller? I suspect you have older software since this issue was a ÔÇ£hiccupÔÇØ on certain configurations with older software. What you are observing is the battery voltage keeping the PV voltage up since the output current measurement ...
by nsingh
Sun May 07, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: MX fan
Replies: 6
Views: 3154

Re: MX fan

.....I did switch the location of the batteries/inverter/charger when I hooked up the new inverter, but the temperature shouldn't be more than a few degrees different...... Rickman, is it possible that you may have inadvertently blocked the air inlet holes towards the bottom of the chassis on both ...
by nsingh
Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: Optimising the MX60 & other questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2270

Re: Optimising the MX60 & other questions

Freddysolar - 1. When the MX60 goes into sweeping mode, does the power output actually cease during the sweep? No, the output power is reduced/interrupted since the controller is varying Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) 2. If power output production is interrupted during a sweep, then what would be a ty...
by nsingh
Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: MX60 Charge Controller
Topic: MX-60 used w/SANYO HIP-180 PV
Replies: 2
Views: 1847

Re: MX-60 used w/SANYO HIP-180 PV

Aeolos - Your planned configuration of 4 -180W panels in parallel with the use of the #4 AWG is sufficient. Accordingly, you could configure it as a ÔÇ£2 strings of 2 in seriesÔÇØ, with a 108 Mpv, significantly reducing the wire size -- # 8 AWG for the 100ÔÇÖ run. The efficiency loss, for a 24v batt...