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  1. The VE Direct port? so the VE Direct to USB cable?
  2. 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.
  3. Does anyone have any recommendations on what Battery Monitor from Victron is recommend in order to better communicate with the ICC software?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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 a
  9. Hi Guys. So over the weekend I installed my new inverter solution on my small holdings outside Pretoria. The old solution that I removed, was moved to my Flatlet on the property where most of my security systems run. The Inverter has 6x 365W Canadian Sun Solar Panels. 4x 150AH Gell Batteries. And then the inverter. It’s a Clone inverter and I’m at such a stage that I’m considering changing it out with a new Sunsynk 5kva inverter. my issue that I have is the following: On cloudy days and late in the afternoon. When the PV power is low, an
  10. I forgot to add that I have a 260L geyser, connected to the Geyserwise MPPT solution and my borehole runs off solar as well. My stove top is gas, but oven electric.
  11. Hi Guys. So currently I have the following solar solution installed, it’s old, and doesn’t function like I want it to function. We did a installation at our office and I’m impressed by the functionality on the Victron Inverter Solutions, but, that amount of money, I do not have. We installed 4x PV Aray modules. Each module has 12x 415W PV Panels. Each module wired to a Victron MPPT Controller. 250/100 controllers. We went for the Victron Quattro 48/10000/140-100/100 and the Octo GX module. Batteries we have 6x PylonTech 3000C Batteries. Now this is next level, and we are still in th
  12. Is it worth doing a firmware upgrade on my 3KVA unit? I know there’s a risk of brick if the firmware fails. My 3KVA however only has a 323 port (lan cable connection) and not a USB connection.
  13. Thank you so very much for this feedback. It really helps me understand my inverter better. I will be playing around with it a bit more today and fine tune the settings even more. why would the inverter only indicate 8-15W of PV power while charging the batteries via PV and the load via bypass if the PV is sufficient to power the load and charge the batteries?
  14. Hi Guys. So. I’ve installed the new batteries today. All went well. Except now all of a sudden the unit gives me a 04 Error Code “Low Batteries”? Could this be that the batteries still needs to charge or am I doing something wrong? It only shows this error during day time when PV supplies load and Eskom is not available. When Eskom comes back online, The PV drops from 850W to 5w and the inverter goes into bypass mode and pv only charges the batteries. I always had CSB Lead Acid batteries, but now I have 4x 150AH Sealed Gell Batteries. Ive made some other changes to the
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