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Switching Goodwe 4.6 ES to charge batteries from grid?


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With the last few days' cloud coverage my batteries have finally run out last night. I'd like to be able to charge them from the grid in a situation like this. Can I do this by using PV-Master and selecting the "back-up" option there? Is there a specific time to do this? Somewhere I read that someone said to only do it during the day when there is solar.

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Hi Beylie,

Yes, using PV Master application, go into the Basic Settings, then once on the "Work Modes" screen, select "Back up mode".

This in effect makes your system act like an UPS. If Eskom is available, the inverter will direct a portion of the grid power to charge up your batteries. If I set mine up during the evening, then roughly only 400W gets diverted to the batteries, but during the day, depending on PV inputs, this could be quite higher. Not at home currently, so cannot check how I set up my times.

You could also download the V Master manual, using the link below.

https://portal.segensolar.co.za/reseller/docs/PV Master OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS.pdf

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1 hour ago, Beylie said:

Thanks you, Deon in ZA. I set it to backup mode. PV Master said it would need to restart the equipment, but it didn't seem to.  Charging from the grid now. Perfect!

My pleasure.

I also found that once you select the mode you need, you can simply return to the main screen without restarting and the app will still apply the requested changes. 

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