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by JRHill
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Detail resolution of data
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Detail resolution of data

And to cause the EU7000 to surge really concerns me, esp at only 600 watts extra. It has never flinched at varying or surge loads much greater than this phantom. The surging of the generator seems to be solved. Per the manual the spark arrestor has two screens that need to be inspected and cleaned....
by JRHill
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Website & Forum
Topic: Post any forum strangeness here
Replies: 135
Views: 214490

Re: Post any forum strangeness here

Well, OpticsRE is a freebie for now. Granted it took a long time to get some Mate3 reboot/connections resolved but overall I count my blessings for a really well performing system.
by JRHill
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Detail resolution of data
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Detail resolution of data

Jim, I realise that wattplot is probably abandonware at the moment, but I think it may help you out especially if you have an fndc connected. Under Penplots if you go to the FNDC option you should be able to get a second by second (or minute by minute) snapshot of your system with resolution of .1 ...
by JRHill
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Detail resolution of data
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Detail resolution of data

Have you looked at the 15 minute Optics report? Thx Mr. Sodamo. Good one. I pulled the report during an overnight instance of the surging and failure of an AGS run on 9.17.2020. Event Description Timestamp Automatic Generator Start (AGS) Run has Failed. Nothing in the 15min report registered during...
by JRHill
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Detail resolution of data
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Detail resolution of data

I've logged into the Mate many times with the IP. Your suggestion was superb. Now it errors out. Haaa. Like many other projects ya get into the weeds and then ask 'What was I gonna do?' I'll figure it out. Thanks for that suggestion Raysun!
by JRHill
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Detail resolution of data
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Detail resolution of data

Hi Folks, I've got a phantom load of around 600 watts that is intermittent and for a short 1-5 minutes as best I can tell. I'm having trouble tracking the source of the load. I've disconnected things here and there but it's been illusive so far. What worries me is it could be one of the deep freeze...
by JRHill
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Mate3 / Mate3s
Topic: Detail resolution of data
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Detail resolution of data

Hi Folks, I've got a phantom load of around 600 watts that is intermittent and for a short 1-5 minutes as best I can tell. I'm having trouble tracking the source of the load. I've disconnected things here and there but it's been illusive so far. What worries me is it could be one of the deep freezer...
by JRHill
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: Device Map > Mate3 > AGS > DC
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Device Map > Mate3 > AGS > DC

Yup. I believe y'all are correct about this setting being for a DC Generator. In the menu above DC, under generator type, the options are AC/DC/None. So if DC is specified this seems the only place to enter any parameters. Thanks for the clarifications, folks. Also, the forecast changed - go figure....
by JRHill
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: Device Map > Mate3 > AGS > DC
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Device Map > Mate3 > AGS > DC

I was checking and making a few adjustments. I had just checked the inverter and controller settings and then checking the Mate3. Then I saw the DC settings. Huh? They are for those rare setups that have a DC generator. You are very close to Oregon, you may wish to check what kind of trees are burn...
by JRHill
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: OpticsRE
Topic: Device Map > Mate3 > AGS > DC
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Device Map > Mate3 > AGS > DC

I was checking and making a few adjustments. I had just checked the inverter and controller settings and then checking the Mate3. Then I saw the DC settings. Huh? Maybe I've breathed too much (tree) smoke. I looked through the manuals, really. I couldn't find anything for DC settings for the Mate3 b...
by JRHill
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Backup Applications
Topic: EU 7000 Generator Fuel Aux
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: EU 7000 Generator Fuel Aux

Think of it as a $300 gas cap with bonus storage. When I posted this I was forecasting into the low sunlight season this winter. Little did I know it would arrive the next day as smoke. I got a max of .7kW of solar yesterday of 3kW of panels and its worse today. So the generator is firing off more ...
by JRHill
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Backup Applications
Topic: EU 7000 Generator Fuel Aux
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: EU 7000 Generator Fuel Aux

Hey Jim, Are you referring to a Honda part, or one of the after-market setups? Frankly, Rayson, I was liking one of the aftermarket kits that would allow me to use the many jugs I already have to tote fuel back from town. that seems the easiest for my purposes. Maybe I should ask this question inst...
by JRHill
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Backup Applications
Topic: EU 7000 Generator Fuel Aux
Replies: 5
Views: 378

EU 7000 Generator Fuel Aux

Has anyone used the aux fuel tank for the EU7000? Is it reliable?
by JRHill
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Use inverter aux settings to start gen automatically
Replies: 13
Views: 977

Re: Use inverter aux settings to start gen automatically

When I set up my AGS I had some oddities in function. Kurt from OB advised me to disable everything except for voltage start and shut down. It is the simplest parameter and in my use, the most reasonable. ONLY that parameter for start and shut down was active. Yup, it mostly solved the problem but I...
by JRHill
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Website & Forum
Topic: Post any forum strangeness here
Replies: 135
Views: 214490

Re: Post any forum strangeness here

I can see that all the SSL certificates for the website and for the forum have gone, and a few other issues since I was last here. Hosting issues? Are you guys still in business? I also have a really weird issue with opticsRE - all my inverter data seems to be gone... I'll post that in the relevant...
by JRHill
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Moving the work to be done instead of the power
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Moving the work to be done instead of the power

It seems to me a more immediate solution would be widespread adoption of electric vehicles, which would mostly be charged at night. My 2 cents. Yeah, that's a great point. Today's article of interest was about the grid of the future. Later in the article it addressed to use of electric vehicles as ...
by JRHill
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Help
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Help

Ray sun are you still with me? Yep. I think @SandyP has hit upon the answer. Optics takes periodic samples of the state of the system, and transient peaks are rarely displayed, unless there is a coincidence between the sampling time and the peak. Is there any battery monitor on the system? "i don't...
by JRHill
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: Moving the work to be done instead of the power
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Moving the work to be done instead of the power

I enjoy new ideas as the whole RE usage and generation matures. Here is an interesting idea that I read this AM:

https://techxplore.com/news/2020-08-bol ... wable.html

Yeah, there are probably some challenges in this but people are thinking outside the envelope.

Enjoy,
JRH
by JRHill
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Website & Forum
Topic: Post any forum strangeness here
Replies: 135
Views: 214490

Re: Post any forum strangeness here

Whoa, Finally got logged in! I did some looking around and the easiest to try was incognito mode (I use Chrome but MS Edge reported the same error). But incognito Mode gave me the option to proceed to the site. Here's my credit card info: 4104170921009999 ccv 123. Anyway, just teasing. But it's bee...
by JRHill
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: OutBack
Topic: SimpliPhi warranty and installation requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: SimpliPhi warranty and installation requirements

When I dove into the warranty earlier this year there was also a requirement that the system was 'professionally' designed. Also required were full schematics and detailed pictures. Licensure of the installer is easy enough if it was indeed done with that professional. The design? What do they want ...
by JRHill
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Website & Forum
Topic: Post any forum strangeness here
Replies: 135
Views: 214490

Re: Post any forum strangeness here

Whoa, Finally got logged in! I did some looking around and the easiest to try was incognito mode (I use Chrome but MS Edge reported the same error). But incognito Mode gave me the option to proceed to the site. Here's my credit card info: 4104170921009999 ccv 123. Anyway, just teasing. But it's been...
by JRHill
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Battery sizing
Replies: 13
Views: 1331

Re: Battery sizing

provo wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:16 pm
raysun wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:12 pm

Notice the three diagonally placed filler caps.
As opposed to this from Rolls -- one cap = one cell. Alas, too much battery for me :shock:


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I'd love the capacity. But I could neither charge or discharge it to keep it healthy.
by JRHill
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: Battery sizing
Replies: 13
Views: 1331

Re: Battery sizing

FLA, you need to recharge at a rate that "exercises" the batteries. You also need to discharge likewise+. One bank is good. Two banks are curious. The third and fourth are an expensive experiment for first through the fourth bank. If true, I learned today that the Trojan 2v L16 batteries are not wha...
by JRHill
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: 1 of 8 RE16-B
Replies: 90
Views: 43628

Re: 1 of 8 RE16-B

That's it. For those that don't know, from Wikipedia: "Occam's razor is the principle that, of two explanations that account for all the facts, the simpler one is more likely to be correct. It is applied to a wide range of disciplines, including religion, physics, and medicine." This is the closest ...
by JRHill
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Off Grid Applications
Topic: 1 of 8 RE16-B
Replies: 90
Views: 43628

Re: 1 of 8 RE16-B

Its also a hoot that I have been dealing with other stuff: like the failure of my woodmill and it was cadmium corrosion at the connections for 12vdc 250 amp connection at the hydraulic pump relay. It wasn't the mains, it was the trigger line to the relay. Why do I say this? So many problems are thos...