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CM21

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  1. @RNCoetzeeHow much do you want for it?
  2. @Jaaks Sorry havent logged in in a while. U still have that battery? How much are u asking for it?
  3. You have a valid point, i just thought that there would me more honest people here than searching on gumtree or something similar. Was also hoping to save a few bucks with a 2nd hand one but i guess its a bigger risk. Thanks for the heads up.
  4. Wow! I never thought of that. Wouldnt want to inherit problems. Will seriously considering getting a new one but then again there might be someone genuinely trying to turn there equipment to cash but its hard to know how well it has been kept.
  5. For my next project i may consider them but for this specific installation i am just increasing the size of the existing battery bank of Pylontech.
  6. Item Wanted: Pylontech UP2500 Packaging Essential: Original packaging Desired Age: 200 or less cycles Location: Kempton Park Willing to accept a shipped item: Yes Ballpark/Budget Amount: ZAR 10,000 Adjustable
  7. Where can i find the updated manual??
  8. Are you sure i actually am looking for documentation to confirm that its not harmful. Error code 69
  9. I just woke up this morning and noticed the inverter was in bypass because the Solar array wasnt charging the battery and upon closer inspection i realised there was no power coming from the Solar array. The array has always been working fine. I tested one or two panels and they individually have voltage. I have tried restarting the system but no solar being recongised by the inverter. I am a bit stuck and dont know what to do. I am using a Kodak 3kw off grid inverter, 6 x 330watts solar panels connected in series and a UP2500 battery. So the whole day today i have been on grid, no solar.
  10. Okay understood. Thanks for the feedback. Hopefully i can find one in the near future.
  11. What is the last price u would be willing to get for the battery alone?
  12. Its the battery where i am not getting all the information from. The inverter is very much okay and i am able to get the data from the inverter. I am not able to see how much is remaining to reach 20%, how long it will take to charge the battery to full, even individual cell temperatures e.t.c.
  13. @Gerrie I already had one made but i have noticed some information from the BMS is not being displayed by ICC software.
  14. Hi all i am looking for cable that i can use to connect Pylontech UP2500 to Raspberry PI. Anyone have one they are willing to get rid of for a bargain?
  15. So by estimation thats about slightly above 1,000 cycles done with 4,900 more remaining. All dependant on what DoD you were doing. What is your last price, worse scenario price?
  16. This is a bit similar to what i had posted earlier on on the forum. I am using a Kodak OG 3.24 and i thought there was something wrong with my system but after a little research i found the answer to my question. These inverters are not PV inverters and will top up from utility or battery depending on what was selected (SUB or SBU). They are designed to supply from mixed power source. Another thing i have also noticed from my inverter is that if the load is very low it would rather use the secondary source which can either be battery or utility and balance the battery later. All in all i wouldnt worry so much but you would do well to recheck the back to grid voltage as well as the back to discharge voltage.
  17. Hi ALL so i recently purchased a raspberry PI and also purchased ICC software to monitor my inverter but it doesnt seem to be communicating with the Inverter. I keep getting this message. Any possible solutions around this?
  18. Hi all i did some further research and realised a few things. My inverter is not a PV inverter to solely depend on solar power so its normal for the inverter to draw some power from the batteries and replace it with the energy from the solar panels when it deems it suitable. 3rdly i also realised that getting a true SoC without a raspberry PI is like poking in the dark so i have decided to just purchase a Raspberry PI with ICC software to reduce the guess work. I am just not sure which voltages i will need to change to to allow for a proper back to grid after i connect the Raspberry PI.
  19. I meant logging data on my computer using Raspberry PI without the hardware. I just buy the software. I am already logging Watchpower and it's not effective in giving me real SoC for the battery. I really need something that will do that and help me prioritize solar during the day. I will check out solpiplog and see how it works. I am trying to avoid buying full kit because it's pricy. I don't mind buying the software alone and using my computer as a logging device for Raspberry PI.
  20. The flashing tool reports successful but the inverter gives an EEPROM error and when I check the firmware version it still remains the same as before.
  21. Thanks i managed to unzip and run the software but the Inverter wont just accept the firmware upgrade. It keeps giving me an EEPROM error, whatever that means. By the way any idea where i can download a free trial for the ICC software? Will use one of my computers as a logger for the data. @Coulomb Your expertise may be needed here. I hear you are legend in these streets.
  22. I have tried downloading that one and it says app can't run on my PC. Any other alternative link I can try to download the same version
  23. Unfortunately I changed the firmware to 20.59 and nothing has improved. Do u have any other firmware I can use.
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