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Andries last won the day on December 16 2017

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  1. Lightning Strike

    It was Direct strike,my internet attenna was hit by strike,the motherboard was also fried
  2. Lightning Strike

    Hey guys,how you all doing,for a while I was very much quiet on the forum, 2weeks to 3 weeks ago on an sunday afternoon the thunder became very harse,so me and my girlfriend where watching an showmax movie,I told her,I am going to disconnect the eskom (eskom is only backup,I use ICC so switch eskom on when battery level are under 70%) at the breaker not in the ICC software and also disconnect the panels,so basically I think I will be safe with no strikes,after 15min the thunder were flippen heavy and like a minute or so,one moerse strike with flash in my living room I only remembering the little stars that was flying around in front of my eyes,the girlfriend...she was laying on the floor with a pillow on her head..so after an half an hour I realise that my internet is offline and my raspberry pi is dead (mors dood) I wonder hoe de donner did that happend. So investigating begins,my internet tower were striked (because it sill got powered from my solar),network cable is going to "poe" powersupply then it goes to access point,another network cable going to my pi,luckily I got spare pi board but older version,so just swop memory card and contact manie to help me register the software again,big thumps up to Manie he was very helpfull. But there was another problem the pi did not received any data from my inverter and with lot of testing I realise that the usb port is dead on my inverter,contact the next day mustek to order new usb module (inverter still on warranty) they did not have any spare so the branch in PE order new inverter from Johburg to break up for spares (jip thats funny) I will attached some photos when I was investigating. So the guys that have wireless internet,turn that thing off when thunder is near!
  3. Axpert 3Kva MKS with more than 600W solar panels

    my bad it is the MPPT version. @pilotfish if @giant122 took 4x 300watt panels and set 2x 300watt panel in parrallel and another 2x 300watt panel in parrallel wil it damage the inverter? it suppose just max out 30amps
  4. Axpert 3Kva MKS with more than 600W solar panels

    Hi Giant122, The Axpert 3kva mks Plus is little more expensive and can take up to 1500w panels because it is an MPPT version,but the mks is PWM version and is only allowed 600w, Why dont buy an 60A MPPT charge controller and hook it up on you battery bank and it will allow more panels.
  5. Moer nice!! would that also be on the pi edition?
  6. Which batteries should I buy (rhetorical question)

    I have 6 12v batteries with 1x victron battery balancer and want to monitor all the batteries,pm me your price please thanx
  7. 12 Volt Inverter with 24 Volt Charger

    Will send you an PM
  8. 12 Volt Inverter with 24 Volt Charger

    Something is just telling me this is not going to work,how much amps is the inverter sucking from the batteries with load? because what I was thinking if you can get an decent 24v to 12v DC converter then you can install it on the 24v battery bank and then it converts to 12v that will go to your inverter,I have never seen an installation like this one,why not try to find an second hand 24v inverter (Maybe have one) if your budget allows it.
  9. 12 Volt Inverter with 24 Volt Charger

    uhhmmm it looks little confusing your inverter would maybe see some smoke,why not use an 24v inverter?
  10. Which batteries should I buy (rhetorical question)

    This looks like an nice setup,do like the cabinet,everything looks very much neat,if I may ask what did you do with all that exstra voltmeters?
  11. Axpert mks3kva plus wierd problem

    Very Strange. Maybe the expert Axpert guys can give you better answer that are on the forum,at the moment I am using 35mm2 (50mm) battery cables,and I don't have a problem,just the SOC (state of charge) are not accurate and is best to invest in battery monitor like the victron BMV 702 to give accurate data,that will be my next purchase so I am saving up or someone that would buy my old inverter and mppt controller.
  12. Axpert mks3kva plus wierd problem

    Hi Aid, How thick is your cables and what is the lenght of the battery cables?
  13. Raspberry Pi

    Hi so I still have problems to change inverter settings on the latest version of ICC,but that is now another story,what I want to know can the program screensize extend to full screen? another thing I was wondering,when charging on solar on "Dashboard2" under battery volts it shows the amps and watts that is feeding the battery bank,but when on AC charging only battery percentage and volts make difference,no amps and no watts,is that perhaps something in the software? PS inverter settings tab,charging is spelled wrong
  14. Bulk charging an float charging

    Hi guys, I want to tickle your brains,maybe it will help me, I have these batteries for approx 2 years now and so far they working good,only bad thing happend they were drained until 21.4v (3-4 times in June this year) I was not at home and was completely offgrid,but that was my previous setup on my Powerstar IR 3000,but they were still good and bulk charging was at 29.2 and float was at 27.4 (that was the setting on inverter AGM 2) The batteries cycle use is 14.6V - 14.8V (25`c) Standby use is 13.6 - 13.8V (25`c) Tesuco RA12-200 [D,12V200AH/10HR My new setup I have finished last weekend,replace almost everything except batteries and panels But I have not seen on my Mecer/Axpert inverter go to 29.2V it goes to 28.2 for 2 sec and float on 27.2- 27.3 while on AC or PV charging and it stays there anyone have the same problem? attached is my setup
  15. Raspberry Pi

    Hi Johan, Maybe it is my inverter,because the strange thing is,I set to bulk my batteries at 29.2v and float at 27.3v but even at AC charging it stays at 27.19 to 27.23,maybe its an firmware problem? oh and when I restart the pi the settings stays the same Regards