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  1. Hi @YellowTapemeasureThanks for checking again. Do you know what the Imp (current at max power) is of your panels? I'm guessing it's below the 9.9A limit?
  2. The essential ATS is in auto mode so it will automatically switch to Source B (inverter load) when Source A loses power.
  3. Sure! Sorry for the delay. I had to update the post first with a little review. Link and review here: https://powerforum.co.za/topic/4192-tomzn-products-opinion/?do=findComment&comment=90415
  4. So far so good. Eskom (after EL) is connected a Side-A/primary side. Inverter load (after EL) is connected as Side-B/secondary side to both units. The output of the first is used for my essential loads (lights and one plugs circuit that all my computers and wifi runs off). The second output is used for my non-essential loads (all other plugs circuits). My stove and geyser are left on only Eskom EL power. The non-essential ATS (automatic transfer switch) is set to manual so that I can make sure all power-heavy appliances are shutdown before switching over. The essential ATS is left on auto. The
  5. Ah ok, I was just wondering. So you need to be careful to not exceed the max current of the ups port on the inverter with your loads? Or do you normally leave your change-over on grid power until there is a power outage and then switch manually? I opted to get an 2x automatic changeovers (essential: bedrooms, internet, light etc. Non-essential: heavier loads like appliances) and mostly leave them on manual, because my cleaning lady likes to run the dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer all at the same time. When I do know there is loadshedding coming, I make sure the loads are min
  6. OK Great thanks for the feedback. Sorry about the power outage. Are you loads all connected through the LOAD port? Or to ask another way, you don't have a change-over switch on your loads?
  7. Please yes, I'd be very interested in your results.
  8. If I had to hazard a guess, I think the biggest point of earthing would be that a lightning strike would arc over to the cells or busbars and find it's way through your wiring and inverter and DB to ground. If there is a measurable voltage on the frame (which already is a red flag since the frame is anodized and shouldn't be conductive) then it shows that there is a serious fault or damage somewhere, since as you mentioned, the cells are not at all connected and should not be connected to the frame under normal circumstances. I do believe it is possible for static to build up on the panels tho
  9. Really neat install. Out of interest what does your PV power graph look like? What's the maximum power you get out of your array on a sunny day?
  10. To be honest with you I'm not all to confident in the earthing of PV arrays and I have found multiple conflicting views on the matter on this forum alone. The panels are all bonded electrically to the galvanized steel frame they are bolted to, which in turn is connected to the roof sheets. I don't live in an area where is there is any lightning (CPT), but are there other factors to consider?
  11. I should probably consider swopping the 5kWfor the 8kW. @YellowTapemeasure I received the following from Keith Gough at the Sunsynk forum: I wish this was disclosed in the datasheet. There is no way to extrapolate that restriction from the published specifications 5kW-Deye-Sunsynk-Hybrid-PV-Inverter-Datasheet.pdf. I also received this from Deye support: So it definitely seems like there is an issue in firmware, but if Keith is accurate in that the MPPTs are only rated at 2.75kw, I'm still not sure how a firmware update is going to achieve the Max DC Input Power = 650
  12. I really like the Deye, it works beautifully other than my issue. I paired it with the new Pylontech Force L1 battery system, although rebranded as Kodak in SA. I'll write a proper review post after evaluating it for a week or two. Ignore the dangling cables behind the battery please, I'm just waiting for stock of white spiral cable wrap to come in. Also the white board on top the battery is a offcut piece of postform top I had cut because I was worried my cleaning lady might put something wet on top the battery.
  13. Well spotted. Absolutely correct yes. Unfortunately, I live in a small townhouse on a plot that is only 8 meters wide, so getting the maximum out the panels is paramount. Which is why I opted for the 450W panels in the first place - their max power point is just below 11A as found most commonly in smaller inverters. IMG_9625.mp4 Likely the best course of action would be to eventually swop out the 5kW for a 8kW if I can't get this resolved. My plan was initially to add another 6x450W panels on the 5kW's 2nd MPPT. If Deye can't fix the bug with the MPPT, and I swop it out for the 8kW, then
  14. That would be the batteries charging. The plateau in the curve is the inverter clipping the current. It should be a proper curve as you mentioned, not flattened like that.
  15. Hi My base load is around 600W during the day, but I wanted to also cover my 2kW element in my geyser using the little Solis. The system worked really well and the Solis everyday without fail managed to get about 2800W+ out of the panels. When the Solis started giving DC Injection warning and Solis recommended returning the unit for a credit, I opted to change the system to a hybrid system with batteries since the solar was working so well. That's when I got the Deye. I really like the Deye. Everything works well, except that I can't get anywhere close to the maximum power from my P
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