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Kodak King 5kva plus Pylontech 2.4*2 batteries


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Dear all

I recently installed a Kodak king inverter and added 2 pylontech 2.4 batteries.

Can I please get advice of the optimal settings?

The battery icon seems to always be flashing - is this normal?

finally - if anyone has added solar panels to a system like mine, can you share which panels and the maximum number you can add?

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9 hours ago, moemoolla said:

if anyone has added solar panels to a system like mine, can you share which panels and the maximum number you can add?

Max panels = 4000w + 10% , but I connected 12 x 325w canadian solar (2s6p)

 

9 hours ago, moemoolla said:

The battery icon seems to always be flashing - is this normal?

Wouldn't know coz I use Pi with ICC to monitor

 

9 hours ago, moemoolla said:

Can I please get advice of the optimal settings?

Charge current should be 25amps per us2000, so yours should be 50amps no more (FYI if you add another one must be 70amps closest value below)

Bulk: 52.5V

Float: 51.8V

Back to grid voltage: 48V (this is where you need to play around and figure out what works best for you - and ensure that you stay above 20% SOC.

Low cutoff voltage (when your system shuts down): 46V

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10 hours ago, moemoolla said:

The battery icon seems to always be flashing - is this normal?

When you use the King in PYL mode the flashing battery icon indicates that the comms with the Pylontech BMS is working

 

10 hours ago, moemoolla said:

added solar panels

When adding panels, take care to add them 2-in-series (2S) rather than 3.  The specs just about indicate that 3 should be OK (145V max) but it can lead to all sorts of problems.

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Until you get your panels installed you can either run the inverter in ECO mode or bypass.  This would reduce the power usage of the inverter.  The King is a double conversion unit meaning that it takes AC then converts it to DC and then back to AC. Thus while using the inverter without panels you would electricity usage would go up due to some inefficiencies in the conversion process.

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