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  1. The Unit from The Powerforum Store comes with the WiFi dongle. Ive been commutating with Steve a while now. I placed my order today for my SunSynk 5kw inverter and Hubble AM2. Can’t wait!!
  2. Because they do not have true hybrid inverters.
  3. Currently have a 5kw Voltronic Clone inverter from The Sun Pays and 4x150 ah gell batteries want to upgrade the inverter to a proper hybrid and invest in a more reliable battery
  4. So I’ve managed to release some funds to upgrade my horrible voltronic clone inverter and gell batteries. My budget is maximum 38k. I can maybe push it to 40k. But that’s my base limit. I’ve installed a 8kw Deye inverter for my father in law on the same property, and now I want to invest in mine. Im thinking of getting one of the following; SunSynk 5kw inverter with the Hubble AM3 Deye 5kw inverter with the LBSA 5.1kw battery (they have a special currently for R38800) but can’t find much info on the batteries. my essential loads are not much. 200W in lights and a fishtank of about 500W and bedside plugs for my 4 bedrooms. my idea is to power my geyser directly from the AUX port on the SunSynk/Deye inverter. But this is only a backup as it’s on solar already. I have 6x 365w Canadian Sun panels on the roof already for the inverter the battery will only be for Loadshedding (2.5hours) and for backup when we have some clouds. Also have a 7.5kw diesel generator running on a changeover for extra backup
  5. We installed a solar system at our office about 3 months back. Running a total of 48x415W Canadian Sun Panels. 4x Victron 250/100 MPPT controllers 1x Victron Quattro 48/10000/140 6x PylonTech US3000C batteries. We want to add either another 6x US3000C batteries and keep the 2 banks the same, or add 6x UP5000 batteries. Now my question is. The 2 different models has different charging rates and discharging rates. Is it worth mixing the 2 sets, or do you recommend we keep it the same? Will the UP5000 be under utilised as of it’s a US3000C? Keep in mind they all connect to the MPPT controllers and inverter via a DC BUS BAR
  6. Hi Guys. This forum has been my number 1 place to come and read. I like reading forums and learning from other peoples 1'st hand experience. I have been tasked by my father in law to make sure that our 1 property we want to start renting out, gets a hybrid solar installation completed before we start advertising the property as "to rent" I've done my own solar installations at my house to my best knowelage and with help from this forum PV Powered Borehole pump PV Powered Geyserwise Controller solution 18x 365W Canadian Sun PV Panels, 8kva Deye inverter, 3x US3000C Pylontech Batteries. Now to my point: Where can I find a copy or a guideline as to the requirements/correct way of installing a brand new installation.
  7. The VE Direct port? so the VE Direct to USB cable?
  8. Hi Guys. Im planning on buying the above mentioned components to try and better my one 5kva “The Sun Pays” inverter solution. Does anyone use something similar? The reason for the 712 is to get the true state of charge for the ICC unit. But not so sure as to how the ICC pi read this information from the 712. any advice would be appreciated.
  9. Does anyone have any recommendations on what Battery Monitor from Victron is recommend in order to better communicate with the ICC software?
  10. I’ve received confirmation from Manie that ICC will work on the inverter only. Not sure if it will work on the “The sun pays” lithium battery packs. I know they have some issues when it comes to communication between the inverter and batteries. I however only need coms on the inverter.
  11. I’ve been contemplating on doing a contactor solution on the PV input side. With a sonoff timer to say turn on PV at 9 in the morning and off at 4 in the afternoon. But now that the ICC software support teams notified me that the ICC will work on my inverter, I’ll be buying one and use this to control the 01 setting on a time schedule. I just want the inverter to stay on utility after a certain time. And obviously if I force it into utility mode, the batteries will not work during the night. Only during day to assist PV and when we have Loadshedding.
  12. Unfortunately these inverters are sold as “off grid” inverters. They are in some cases marked as Hybrid inverters. It can’t mix Grid with Solar/ Battery. It mixes PV with Battery and if that's not sufficient, it uses Utility. Something not fixable with a firmware upgrade. I used this inverter for close to 3 years. But decided that it’s not sufficient for what I really want to do. Then I opted in for the Deye 8Kva Hybrid Inverter. And this thing is insanely easy to uses and setup. And it blends the PV seamlessly.
  13. The current issue I have that irritates me the most, is the fact that on SBU and SOL the inverter jumps between battery and utility constantly. and the only way around this will be with the ICC controller where I can set schedules on the inverter as to when I want it to be in SBU/SOL and when it needs to be in Utility. It would actually be super cool if they can have this same schedule settings for setting nr16 as well. So you can have a more scheduled setting for the options there
  14. There are 3 settings on the setting 01. SOL UTI SBU I wish it had a setting like SUB as you described. My ideal solution would be as follow. During night. Utility (as tis is cheaper than discharging the batteries During day. PV with battery as supplement until PV is insufficient In Load shedding situations. Battery should be used. This solution is installed in a flat on the property. We always had a 3KVA inverter in but since we upgraded our main inverter, we moved the 5KVA into the place of the 3KVA. I did some research and it seems to me that the ICC software will be the easiest and cheaper solution for now. I upgraded the Main House Inverter with a Deye 8 KVA inverter. Currently have 16x 360W Canadian Sun Panels on the system together with 2x US3000C batteries. Getting 2 more batteries at the end of April. This solution works wonders, as it seamlessly blends in all 3 sources into 1.
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