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Self Consumption Wattage from Grid for Victron EasySolar


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Hi all.

@plonkster - I have noticed that my Victron EasySolar 48/3000 is running happily and at any time consumes roughly 200Watts of Grid power.

Is this correct? 

The unit is not charging anything, its either inverting or sitting idle, but it draws 200odd Watts.

I have one of those Efergy meters on my Grid input line - it says 205Watts while the energy meter (ET112) says 45Watts - Our electricity meter drops by 2kW every 10 hours, so I guess there is a consumption of 200 Watts. When I switch off all my non-essentials it still shows 200Watts, but Solar is powering about 400Watts of essential loads..

If I switch the EasySolar off, I get around 3Watts on the Grid input reading of the Efergy as soon as I switch it back on, 200odd watts.

I thought the draw of the EasySolar/Multiplus was much lower?

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10 hours ago, Psynapt1k said:

energy meter (ET112) says 45Watts

That sounds right for a Victron setup with an ESS. Normally 37-47 watts. 

10 hours ago, Psynapt1k said:

Efergy meters

Found them to be less accurate especially on the low end end and for some models you have to enter the Volts, it does not measure volts, so if the grid voltage changes, the meter becomes less or mare accurate depending on how close it gets to the value you have entered.  

For interest sake, what is your Grid Setpoint set at?

11 hours ago, Psynapt1k said:

EasySolar

I am interested in these units, Can you please tell me more about your installation.  What batteries do you have connected to this? How many panels were you able to connect to the MPPT?

And lastly how small or big an area does this unit take up after installation? 

 

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On 2019/10/05 at 7:54 AM, Jaco de Jongh said:

That sounds right for a Victron setup with an ESS. Normally 37-47 watts. 

Found them to be less accurate especially on the low end end and for some models you have to enter the Volts, it does not measure volts, so if the grid voltage changes, the meter becomes less or mare accurate depending on how close it gets to the value you have entered.  

For interest sake, what is your Grid Setpoint set at?

I am interested in these units, Can you please tell me more about your installation.  What batteries do you have connected to this? How many panels were you able to connect to the MPPT?

And lastly how small or big an area does this unit take up after installation? 

 

Hi Jaco.

Apologies for only coming back to you now.

Makes sense about the accuracy of the Efergy.

Grid Setpoint at 50W

As for the EasySolar, it takes up little space - I have 6/7 panels at around 300W each (I say around, but the reason is, I have 4 X 235Watt panels and 3 X 330Watt panels.

Batteries are SonX 100ah X4 in Series.

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