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Business / Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by dejidotun2000(m): 8:36pm On Jun 22
Even after someone else has confirmed what Romeo3 has been saying all along, you still don't believe ?
OlugbengaE:
A gentleman can never vindicate a tout.
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 10:38pm On Jun 04
Thanks. You typed "Tracer 3215RN vs Fangpusun 30/100", was that a typo or does Tracer 3215RN have the exact same features as 3210A.
bigrovar:

Check my signature for the answer to that question
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 6:56pm On Jun 04
Between Fangpusun mppt 100/30 and epever 3210A which do you think is better. Thanks
zeestone99:


Bros use the 24v hybrid, i bliv it's a pure sine wave inverter. get a proper charge controller Mppt preferably(I dnt trust the controller embedded in hybrids) n u gud 2 go
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 6:53pm On Jun 04
Please can you compare and contrast between fangpusun mppt 100/30 and epever 3210A
DMerciful:
This is exactly my thought....great advice.
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 6:46pm On Jun 04
I believe the mustpower hybrid inverter will more than comfortably power the load you listed. I used a 1kva hybrid inverter to power a 160l fridge(120w), 2 ceiling fans, 10*30w cfl, and 29" led TV without any issues. The inbuilt mppt charger controller seems to be inefficient though.
cwoods2609:
hello house , pls I a question I have a 1.5kva 12v xantra inverter and a much power 2.4kva 24v hybrid inverter, I also have 10 100 watt solar panel. I want power my house total is 3 celling fan 10 energy bulbs 2 led tvs. am confused on which inverter I will be better of with, I have two 200amp battery I was told dat transformerless are not dat good on batteries and 2.4kva must power hybrid inverter is transformerless and xantra inverter is transformer Base
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 6:16am On Jun 04
dejidotun2000:
Good morning house. Please does Epever Tracer3210A have any relative advantage over Fangpusun MPPT100/30A. I realize that they are both mppt cc and that the Epever has a screen while the Fangpusun requires an external display. Is there anyone here who has used both and can make informed comments about their real life performance. Thanks
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 4:50pm On Jun 03
Gurus in the house, please which is better between Epever Tracer3210A and Fangpusun MPPT100/30A. I realize that they are both mppt cc and that the Epever has a screen while the Fangpusun requires an external display. Is there anyone here who has used both and can make informed comments about their real life performance. Thanks
Business / Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by dejidotun2000(m): 5:11am On May 30
What is your basis for assuming that any one service or commodity in Nigeria(Lagos) should cost 10 percent of what it cost in France(Paris).
jarkbauer:


I can never compare the two in real times but such should at least cost 10% in Nigeria
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 11:28am On May 26
Please share your contact details or contact me on 0 8 0 5 5 4 4 1 6 0 8. I am interested in your epsolar 3210.
bigrovar:



Add this to their excellent and truly cross platform victronconnect and they is no solar company come close to integrating the best of ICT to energy generation.
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 8:06am On May 26
Thanks for your effort. It didn't solve the problem though.
pranil:


Downlaod watchpowe4 1.10 and service pack 1 - Service pack 1 ( optional user manual also if you want )

http://www.mppsolar.com/manual/Watchpower%20(off-grid)/

After connecting cable open watchpower in admin mode ( shift + right click) Let it idle for 1-2 minutes to find the inverter . The inverters should pop on the left hand side denoted by USB xxxxx serial no.
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 4:20pm On May 24
Both of my inverters have a USB "B" type port. I connect the inverter to my laptop (I have tried 3 laptops) with the USB cable provided(I have tried 3 USB cables), Windows detects and installs the inverter but watchpower software doesn't detect anything.
pranil:


Yes both all type of connections, Serail , USb and even connected to my remote display unit no issues . Can confirm that Zinox also uses it at many locations

Are your inverters serial ( the cable is like network cable at inverter end and DB-9 -9pin Serial )

The you will need a genuine Serial to USB converter - in My experience the prolific PL 2303 chipset works without problems .

See the link

For inverters after 2016 they are both serial and USB - Use the cable that came with inverter

https://www.amazon.com/Trendnet-TU-S9-USB-Serial-Converter/dp/B00BL697VA

Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 1:43pm On May 24
I have a similar experience. I never see more than 270watts even at midday with 600watts installed capacity. Wiring and panels checked out fine too.
durodee:

My instantaneous harvest on the inverter from a 1.4kw thin film panels usually range from 500-700watts compared to 1.2-1.4kw when i was using a standalone 60amp EPsolar MPPT CC. Almost worse than a PWM CC.
I horribly busy lately with no time to tweek my system otherwise................. By the way, i have checked my wiring, nothing loose!
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 7:55am On May 24
Have you tried watchpower software. I have never been able to get it to work on both my 1kva and 3kva ipoweplus inverters.
pranil:





Watchpower( official) -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO1Oskf3HHA - Download from Any vendor site also comes on CD with inverter - Msut for changing some settings



SolarMon





ACDC power monitor
never used it but seems a fair effort has gone into it.
Website : http://www.acdcpowermonitor.com/Default.aspx
Video review :

Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 7:44am On May 24
My 1kva unit very conveniently powers my fridge (130w) plus two cieling fans (150W) and 6*30W CFL as well at 29inch led tv. My 3kva also conveniently power my scanfrost microwave oven. I have a sneaky feeling about the inbuilt mppt too though.
kiekie1:


You are right .. I have a client who used same ipower 5kva 48v and complained a lot after working on the FETs on 3 occasions .. He concluded its not really a pure sinewave power inverter since he keeps having issue's using submersible water pump, aircon unit, microwave etc on it .. He also complained the inbuilt solar controller wasn't as efficient as external mppt unit . He simply upgraded the inverter to a transformer based pure sinewave, 60a mppt, more units of 300w solar modules as he is almost offgrid and needs some appliances running whilst mppt is absorbing-floating ...
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 7:36am On May 24
I have two units of the ipowerplus; a 1KVA model and a 3KVA model. The 1kva model has an idle consumption of 20W. I'll test the 3kva today and give you the value.
bigrovar:
Has anyone here who uses any of the Axpert series of Inverters be it ipowerplus or Gennex been able to ascertain the idle consumption of these units?

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Business / Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by dejidotun2000(m): 7:40pm On May 21
Of course the xcent is a smaller car and gets more mileage but the Rav4 with 1az isn't bad, it's better than a camry with 2az.
GAZZUZZ:


City driving is not same as highway driving. If your aim is maximizing of profit and you are yet to decide on a vehicle to use as a taxi, a sedan with a max of a 1.8liter engine is your best bet.

Emagine how happy you would be with a hyundai I10 Xcent 1.2liter? wink
Business / Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by dejidotun2000(m): 7:28pm On May 21
I have used a 2000 4wd Rav4 with the 1AZ 2.0l engine both for city and highway driving. The fuel consumption is okay. I have used 20liters from ijebu ode to Osogbo.
GAZZUZZ:


1az 2.0liter. Have u ever driven 1? Fuel economy is bad
Business / Re: If You Are Uber Partner In Lagos, Please Share Your Experience Here by dejidotun2000(m): 7:58pm On May 16
Romeo3:
means there are between 1 - 10 cars on the queue
I hope to meet you in person someday. You are a very strategic thinker. If only Nigeria had more people like you.

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Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 9:34am On Apr 25
A purely mechanical switch (double pole double throw) ?
DMerciful:
I have a two way switch I switch over quite fast such that whatever is on remains on
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 9:47am On Apr 24
How do you switch without interruption ?
DMerciful:
I have a small inverter with self consumption of about 5w. I use this at night n for light load operations. I use my must for appreciable loads. I switch over from one inverter to the other without my electronics going off cheesy

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Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 7:55pm On Apr 10
Please share your contact details
xij38580:
Around June last year, i tried getting my renewable system up and running but with the crazy exchange rate I had to abandon it. I have the following items for sale that I've not been able to use

1)iCell 12V 1.5KVA Inverter (80k)
2)Two 200W CSUN solar panels(60k)
3)Circuit breaker (4k each)
4)Epever MPPT solar charge controller (35k)
5)Kilowatt-Hour Energy Meter (5k)
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 3:40pm On Mar 23
Mono panels perform marginally better than poly at higher temperatures, technology is however narrowing that performance gap between poly and mono even further.

Pure sine wave is better. Since you want to use the inverter to power a farm, I imagine that many of the loads you intend to run will have electric motors. Pure sine wave is best for running such loads.

Flooded batteries are not necessarily the best. They are rugged and last longer than gel/agm batteries but require regular maintenance and also vent harmful gases when charging. It boils down to the individual user.

Look out for the maximum pv input voltage, maximum battery charging current and battery system voltage 12/24/36/48v etc.

obiageIi:

Thanks sir. Quick questions Sir

1. Mono panels are better than poly?

2. Pure sine wave inverter is better? Please any brand name or qualities I should look out for

3. Flooded batteries are the best?

4. What should I look out for in getting a charge controller, brand names?

Pls house, assist a newbie.
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 7:05am On Mar 18
[quote author=chris81964 post=54639742]

The last two failures were people who turned the battery disconnect off while the inverter was inverting.

I believe the battery disconnect more or less acts like a CB to protect the battery and inverter from short circuit conditions, in fact, the installation manual for those axpert inverters specify that you install a CB between the battery and inverter. It beats me how opening the breaker/disconnect could have ruined the inverter.

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Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 1:33pm On Feb 16
Solar panels are not specifically designed to be grounded using the negative terminal, the "negative terminal grounding" was just adopted in order to have a uniform standard.
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 9:11pm On Feb 13
How do you regulate DOD, I see that you use a Sukam inverter which hasn't got an option to adjust low voltage settings.
bigrovar:
So yesterday I finished series of updates I have been carrying out on my system. The upgrades include an additional solar panel (250w) to my 240w+240w+220w array. Due to the VOC limitations of my controller .. I had to switch to a series parallel setup. I had to improvise not having an mc4 y connector. Made do with wire joiner which I encased in a ip65 casing to prevent it from the elements.

Test showed about 35% increase in harvest. I was pulling 621w up from 420w (Harmattan had been very hard solar iridiance in Abuja. I project to get close to 850w pick power once the hazy sky is replaced by blue clear skies.)

Anyway.. next thing I upgraded was to replace my Tracer Bn series 30A Controller with a Chinese like for like direct clone of victron energy bluesolar MPPT charger. The clone is made by a company called fangpusun. The new controller is 45A, 150v MPPT. Got it because of the abysmal tracking of the BN tracer. It sometimes take 4 Minutes to find MPP with the bn.. a huge pain on cloudy days... I got the MPPT controll display for the bluesolar Controller, the Direct to USB cable which allows connection with PC. New CC has been a joy. Interestingly I get to update it using victron Energy firmware and Victron connect. Last update , I made was to replace my crudely put together battery monitor with victron Energy BMV 700 battery monitor. Comes with a shunt and display too.

Hope to do a product review on the BMV soon. (Fantastic product.)
Below are mandatory pictures
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 4:12pm On Dec 26, 2016
earthrealm:
Dreamflyin no dey hear.
SOme1 has asked him his cable size and distance..he simply said its god blah blah blah.
NOw he goes off to acquire an mppt cc without eliminating all likely causes.

Dont think we shud bother trying to help u till u start showing some seriousness.
1. how many strings of panels do u have.
2. are u using a combiner box.
3. what size of cable are u using in mm or awg.
4. Whats the distance from panels to cc
5.whats the distance btw cc and batt bank.and what is ur cable size.
6. what is the make of ur panels.specifications..are they all the same make..hope u didnt mix poly n mono. 80w. 150w. 250w on same string etc

why not mono and poly in the same string or in parallel ?
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 4:03pm On Dec 17, 2016
chris81964:


The power save function has kind of like a ping function. It has a minimum threshold it needs to see to function. So your energy bulbs react to that ping and come on and off. You can disable it.
Thanks for the enlightenment.
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 5:27pm On Dec 14, 2016
haslaw:



A voltage drop of up to 2v is high and will definitely lead to loses. Could it be that the cables from the solar panels to inverter are undesired
I am pretty certain that the cable is undersized for that application, its 8AWG. I intend to run one more length of 8AWG cable in parallel with the existing one.
Satellite TV Technology / Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by dejidotun2000(m): 2:17pm On Dec 14, 2016
haslaw:
I need some clarification please.
While browsing some inverters online the other time, I came across a type of hybrid solar Inverters with inbuilt MPPT charge controller. Looking at the specifications closely, I found out that these types of inverters are cheaper to install as a single unit instead of buying additional MPPT charge controller in a solar/inverter system.
My question is, why are these types of inverters not popular among inverter installers
I use one such inverter, it has been working fine but with minor issues; There is a power saving feature which is supposed to turn the inverter off if the connected load is low or zero.whenever I enable that feature the inverter output begins to rapidly switch on and off; I have not been able to realize more than 280W from an installed capacity of 600W solae panels, there is a voltage drop of 2v between the solar panels and the inverter though so I really can't assume the fault is from the 500W inbuilt mppt charger yet.

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Business / Re: UPDATED - [Shippyme.com Is A Nightmare Waiting To Happen To You.] by dejidotun2000(m): 8:25pm On Dec 21, 2014
One of the items I ordered from the US via circuitatlantic since may has not been delivered, to make matters worse, they stopped responding to my mails. I advice anyone considering doing business with them to have a rethink.

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