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  1. You can connect it via the Gen port & then input a Gen size kW limit on the same page. See below. You need to size the Gen size otherwise the 16kW machine wants to drink maximum power which is beyond the 8kW rated machine.
  2. @Derek3 CT reverse. I actually think this is really useful because sometimes that dam CT goes into such a tight spot & to take it out & reverse is a pain. Although I never ever removed it I just placed it & then reversed polarity on the pins. But I must admit the wire for the CT is ridiculously short on the Solis. It's actually a joke. & The Sunsynk one is ridiculously too long.
  3. The S6 has a Gen/ Aux port no need for another changeover. Let the S6 do the switching. If you ever start the Gen the S6 will know it's a Gen set. Provided you use the port and set it up as a Genset in the options.
  4. Pay attention to the direction of the arrows...
  5. @Shockinonly way to test is to turn on a load on the non essential circuits & have a look at the flow diagram. If you turn the load on the Grid flow direction must be logical. Similarly if you have zero export & send power to the load on the non essential the diagram flow must be in the correct direction. If you find it's not flowing correctly you can swop polarity in the setup without touching any hardware. They have a setting that allows this. I think it goes along the line of switch CT direction...
  6. Watchpower is a very poor place to look as a good judgement of % SoC. In User settings the % you see on watchpower is a guestimate by the inverter & then displayed on watchpower. In Pylontech mode or whatever mode the FL2 uses for option 5 on the Kodak that will give the true BMS derived SoC & this will be the correct value on watchpower when this option 5 is setup for the Battery BMS Comms. Use settings will never give an accurate % SoC.
  7. This is not normal, delete the new plant & dongle. Open the old plant & add device or logger there. That way you have 2 dongles/ devices attached to 1 plant. It should display as 1 big plant of 10kW rather than 2 separate plants that are independent. Not crazy to sort out but get it done because that's how it should have been done . @Carl Anthony last post is how it should display & function. Both metrics populating into a single total plant setup.
  8. @TaliaBI like your attitude on this. Make a personal hard limit & have your reasons for it & don't venture past this limit...
  9. I have been struggling to find good purpose in SA for a Grid tied system mainly because our grid can at times be so unstable. But finally I have found a very good use case for it & that involves a Micro Grid scenario. The PCS models as well as the HPS models support the use of a Grid tied inverter to AC couple with it. The main advantage is that Grid tie inverter can use up to 12 strings & rated at a good value per string. The labels marked INV are for a Grid tied inverter. As can be seen with the pic of the PCS250 that has solar edge Grid tie inverters are being used. The Grid tie inverter traditionally will island and switch off during a grid outage. However, the PCS or HPS AC output creates a Grid for the PV to stay on for .
  10. Purely based on easy exchange program, I'd choose Solis any day of the week & twice on Sunday. Your equipment is only as good as the support network. You wouldn't buy a car with poor aftersales support or rather let's put it this way: If this was vehicles that are mostly on par with each other but if one has a better after sales program I'm pretty sure it would be a major determining factor. Having said all of this the 8kW Deye & Sunsynk are pretty bulletproof....
  11. @TaliaBI know the feeling. My small array was in the region of @Derek3 size 2.4kW until I upgraded recently to 6kW. I had the small array for close to 8yrs. It kept me going for a good while. @Muttley your array is just about the bees knees for any residential application. It's all relative, a person gets used to what they should see based on experience. So now that it's autumn, you can see the Angles & suns rays are no longer at the best for us...Need to wait for next summer but then there is often clouds in the way... I wish this 1MWh per day Array was mine but it belongs to a much larger than life commercial operation & in the grand scheme of things this is a small Array. On a really cloudy claggy day they producing close to 15kW of energy. So it's all relative. Consider that this is only a 200kW capable plant. Scales can go up to 4MW with ATESS & Utility scale 8MW with Sungrow. Makes me realise just how quickly things are scaling in the solar world for the C & I market. The guys are also starting to play at 11kV to 33kV voltage so MV levels are already in practice & I'm sure they will go even beyond as the tech matures. We live in interesting times in this tech space. Enjoy your Solar whether it's a humble 2 panel setup to a small MPPT or a larger than life 2000 panel Array. Gee Gas Papa
  12. Guys in George also getting some very good sunshine....1MWh worth...200kW PV Array spread across 2 X ATESS HPS100. The autumn season is definitely upon us. Sunny days but the peaks are definitely lower.
  13. Yep that was the most costly part of the installation...& I used quality, Schneider switchgear.
  14. 1) 3 phase charger & can be throttled to whatever value you want. 2) Great to know 3) I guess so but cost of acquisition. Maybe prices will drop like all new tech... The owner is a forum member will Greatly gain from this info. Although you are correct most do not do such long trips.
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