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  1. Riaanh

    Infinisolar not reading PylonTech SOC

    To the best of my knowledge I only know of ICC that communicate with the Pylon batteries and report actual Voltage, Amps, SOC, Battery Temp, Number of Cycles and the likes.
  2. Riaanh

    Infinisolar not reading PylonTech SOC

    Hi SilverNodashi What software are you running on the inverter side, or are you referring to another form of SOC coming from the inverter display etc? The inverters are known for not having accurate SOC, from there most users running BMV's on the older generation batteries. For accurate results, one need to use the SOC from the Pylon rather than the SOC as reported from the inverter side. The Pylons have a pretty nifty BMS with loads of info.
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    The next phase in my Setup.

    Job well done Paul. I think most of us who went the same route knows how long things like this take and the amount of effort and planning needed to get this far. IMO you took the right approach and with your labelling and all, future fault diagnosis and tracing would be a breeze. One small thing though: (Call me anal ) Main Bracker aka Main Breaker
  4. Thanks Andries, Yip I am happy with it, Horses for Coarses I presume. It has it's limitations, but for the amount of PV/Batteries and load I have/use it suits my needs perfect. Just keep within the specs as per sheet, and you should be a happy chappie.
  5. Hi Andries and Welcome. First of all is your inverter the Plus or not, the cheaper model (PWM) has far more limitations that the Plus (MPTT). I started out on the PWM but running the Plus for the last year plus. Regards Riaan
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    Mercer or Mecer?

    Hi Coulomb It is Mecer, and in SA the importer/Distributer is Mustek. You can have a look at https://mustek.co.za/ Also:
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    Raspberry Pi

    My 2.2.3 sitting on 98:28 hours so far. Only updated after my previous post on 2.2.1
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    Raspberry Pi

    Just a short note to thank Manie for constantly striving to make ICC better and more stable. I think from the screenshot attached (Early Saturday morning) we can all see that ICC Pi is running stable with no issues. Keep up the good work. Running ICC Pi V2.2.1; Axpert 3kVa; Local emon; EmonWeb; PVOutput.org and MQTT
  9. Reason I see this as important, Eg. I would be willing to assist, but it would not be feasable if assistance is required for eg in Capetown and the assistant is based in Limpopo. Good luck there in Witbank, You are mostly "closest" to the Electricity Generation, yet you guys have scheduled shedding due to mismanagement of funds A bit far for me to assist physically.
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    Amended Electricity Regulation Act (ERA)

    It is not PV, It is reflective covers on the roof to keep the home cool in summer
  11. I think a good start would be to inform others where are you based, or have I missed that here?
  12. Riaanh

    ICC Windows

    Hi Pilotfish Where to start is always difficult. I have been using ICC Windows for quite some time and had no complaints. I was running on Windows 10, I3 with 4 Gig ram configuration and except for ICC this was basically only used for some music from time to time. I ran a couple of cycles in the 1000 hour ranges, and all of them was reset due to me either unplugging the wrong power cord or simply tripping everything with some clever shorts created while testing newly built circuits. Initially I had some problems with USB comms hanging and comms between PC and Inverter stopped periodically. Those issues were addressed at the time by Manie and then Jaco was still involved. After those fixes never had any issues again. I tried installing ICC windows on two subsequent PC’s without much reliability success, but keep in mind those were Atom’s, Micro and Mini PC form factors, running Embedded etc. I tried to move in that direction to get away from the actual PC running in the region of 130W 24 hours per day. I have since switched to RPi 3b and now everything is a breeze. Reason for dropping the PC and going the Pi route was purely motivated by consumption. I run the Pi and a dedicated 10” LED LCD on HDMI there and all is good for the month so far. I got the Pi up and running only on the 28th of August, so can only vouch for about a month with no issues. There are always the possibility that the Inverter drop the comms as well. If you would like you are welcome to take my PC that ran ICC Win for about a year no issues and plug that into your system to test. At least you will then know if the problem come from the PC, ICC or Inverter. (Keep in mind this is not the latest version of ICC Windows) Another thought is to check on the Laptop/Notebook what the config is for USB. Some of them are set to let the USB go to sleep to save power and that will also result in the problems you describe above.
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    Raspberry Pi

    I see Version 2.1.7 is out.
  14. SA Response https://businesstech.co.za/news/motoring/195252/south-africas-answer-to-the-banning-of-petrol-cars-more-taxes/
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    ROI? - is anyone getting there?

    Allow me to rephrase: And water equipment could be a lot simpler and could be cheaper...