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|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by mctfopt: 9:39am On Apr 22, 2020|
Oh my bad. Didn't read it very well. Try a Luminous inverter then.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ceaser: 10:12am On Apr 22, 2020|
No vex. It was a light joke with a tinge of seriousness.
We hope you too will come with challenging prices. Competition is sweet and it's a win win for both vendors and patrons.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ceaser: 10:15am On Apr 22, 2020|
True. I have done some.imoressive deals with him though. Good customer relations and seriousness with follow up until you get your goods.
But I hope to have cashed in thru him well well before he becomes toxic. If our friend becomes toxic, hopefully another fresher will be on stand by.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ceaser: 10:50am On Apr 22, 2020|
@Bolded. Do you mean 20 (twenty) pcs of 200ah?
Now I understand your position that you can't afford lithium at a go. What is the voltage of your system?
The lithium that will replace 20 units of 200 ah at a go, well maybe Buhari will lend you the money sha.
Bro which type is manual air conditioner? Is it power saving?
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ceaser: 11:00am On Apr 22, 2020|
He is talking about lead acid bank, not lithium.
Look just buy as many cells as you can accumulate (become an accumulator ), then buy the BMS. Don't bother buying case o. Visit your local welder to construct a case for you the size of which will house all your prized cells.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ceaser: 11:06am On Apr 22, 2020|
Does the inverter still charge normally after the incident?
It may be that the charging circuit is affected and does not charge your batteries to full capacity again which may explain the short backup from 12hrs to 4hrs.
Also was the change in back up time almost immediate following the spark in the inverter or was it a gradual thingy? The latter may suggest that the battery is either naturally approaching EOL or the poor charging from a bad inverter charging circuit may have had some not too good effects ok the batteries.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ceaser: 11:09am On Apr 22, 2020|
Is this inverter good that it can be recommended for someone? I don't want anyone to come and be locking my shirt after 6 months o.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by efuro(m): 11:27am On Apr 22, 2020|
Remember I said 50.1v minimum overnight voltage
Yes - 200ah x 20 or 48kwh as my bank
By Manual air condition i mean old power guzzling shinco ac running @ 1400w
Meanwhile my bank is properly circled on daily basis and leave the rest to my balancers.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by anjilgreat(f): 11:37am On Apr 22, 2020|
Very good inverter, I've been enjoying mine since 2016 in addition to the ipowerplus batteries. Although, I've not yet added solar to my setup but hoping to do so soon
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ojeysky(m): 11:45am On Apr 22, 2020|
It's a good brand but I think this particular model does not do up to 1kw solar array.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by saint2ace(m): 11:46am On Apr 22, 2020|
Awesome idea bro, cost effective and practical. I'll look into it
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by Namzy(m): 12:11pm On Apr 22, 2020|
ceaser:My brand. Using for close to 2 years now no issues. Mppt max is 600w but I've seen people use 1200w and still the unit kept powering. Only problem is it enters float a lil too early [bmv reads 88-90% when it enters float] while my cc enters float at about 98%. Also the constant fan running noise on loads greater than 200w but I've learnt to live with that. This inverter is infamous in South Africa
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by livewithpurpose: 12:50pm On Apr 22, 2020|
Yes it was almost immediate drop to about 6 hours but it's now 4 hours.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by anjilgreat(f): 1:08pm On Apr 22, 2020|
Are u completely off-grid with your setup and how has your experience been by using the in-built charge controller of your ipowerplus inverter? I am planning to start with 600W panels after this lock-down and gradually increase my panel size with extra charge controller.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by Namzy(m): 2:05pm On Apr 22, 2020|
anjilgreat:No I'm not completely off grid as the compound generator comes on @ night. As for phcn they cut our light for more than a month and my solar panels are sufficient. I don't use the mppt part of the inverter as I didn't want to exceed the max 600w and also I needed a charge controller for battery equalization as I use tubular batteries. I might connect 600w to the inverter in future when my loads increase.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ceaser: 4:57pm On Apr 22, 2020|
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ceaser: 4:59pm On Apr 22, 2020|
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ceaser: 5:16pm On Apr 22, 2020|
I think the charging circuit/board might have been affected by the surge from the generator, more so since the rest of the inverter works fine.
The board may no longer output adequate charging voltage to the batteries. Your batteries may have therefore been exposed to suboptimal charging for sometime now probably explaining the gradual reduction in backup time.
I assume you are not on solar. So you may need to get a standalone AC charger to charge the batteries pending the time you can have your inverter checked out and this needs to be done before the battery reaches point of no return, if they are still salvageable. The standalone chargers only need to be plugged on the battery terminals along with the inverter wires.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by Ceaser01: 5:33pm On Apr 22, 2020|
F00lish, 5tvpid hyperactive bot that is just banning like something that is corona-infested. N0ns3nse. Mstcheeeeeew!
I think the m0derat0rs of this thread need to audit and re-evaluate their censored words of this thread with the aim of expunging from their library technical terms that are commonly used here. Haba! Why would anyone censor the word "a-m-p"
Back to better business jare
Can an extra MPPT standalone controller be connected in parallel to increase the solar inputs charging the batteries, in case one wants to increase battery capacity?
Does it imply that the in-built controller is only twenty a-m-p?
Is it MPPT?
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by essegis(m): 6:03pm On Apr 22, 2020|
I've always maintained here in a novice when it comes to Lithium batteries so I will need the help of experts in the house. There is this guy I follow on YouTube, name David Poz. Kindly watch the video below and help me explain how he successfully parallelled cells in modules when the modules themselves are in series. Also they are 24v modules while the cells are nominal 3.7v. I must be missing something I'm sure but I will be glad to get a clarification here
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by JUO(m): 7:24pm On Apr 22, 2020|
Fangpusun flex max 80a 150k
Fangpusun flex max 60a 120k
Fangpusun blue solar 30-70a 38k for 30a, 48k for 50a, 110k 60a, 120k for 70a
Xtm 3.5kw/48v 460k
XTH 5.5kw/48v 900k
delivery available in lagos state
Lithium batteries and BMS available soon (all sizes)
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by livewithpurpose: 8:02pm On Apr 22, 2020|
Thank you for this.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by Namzy(m): 8:12pm On Apr 22, 2020|
Ceaser01:I use mine with a standalone fangpusun mppt 100/50 max 1400w.
There a 2 versions of this axpert inverter. Fortunately the ipowerplus version uses mppt instead of pwm. The mppt can deliver up to 25a from and the inverter can deliver up to 30a from utility for a combined 55a ie if you want to use the mppt on the inverter.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by Teewhy2: 10:25pm On Apr 22, 2020|
Good evening house,
Lost my 60 A MPPT controller of 5 years to heavy thunderstorms overnight and am trying to look for good brands Chinese brands that will also equalizer the battery effectively.
Can I get names of good high quality Chinese brands..
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ojeysky(m): 11:37pm On Apr 22, 2020|
Sorry about this, you can try the powermr or makesky controllers. I have used the former for a friend's set-up and it works till date. You may also want to get an SPD to avoid future occurrence
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by NiyiOmoIyunade(m): 12:49am On Apr 23, 2020|
I echo Ojeysky here. You need to look to your Lightning Protection System and grounding/earthing before you buy a new charge controller.
In my experience, the moment you mount solar panels on a roof, your risk of lightning and surge related damage goes up exponentially. Without a good LPS and earth/ground in place you will suffer catastrophic damage to both solar and general household equipment.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by Deluxe8000(m): 2:02am On Apr 23, 2020|
Based on experience which one is better?
New 100ah battery
Fairly used 200ah battery
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by efuro(m): 3:22am On Apr 23, 2020|
For goodness seek how will you compare the two?
There so many pros and cons.
I am not going to waste my time on sort.
I just want you to apply 50% DOD rule on both
Batteries and you will know which is better in terms
Juice they contain.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by Teewhy2: 9:24am On Apr 23, 2020|
Thanks to you guys, this has tought me a lesson, will look into the lighting system when installing a new controller. Can you please advise the price range of this two and also I was looking at this before fangpusun blue solar 70 amps or flex max 60 amps don't know the difference between the two apart from screen
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by NiyiOmoIyunade(m): 9:42am On Apr 23, 2020|
All Fangpusuns are clones (good quality clones) of another mainstream product.
The Fangpusun BlueSolar version is a Victron clone while the Fangpusun FlexMax is an Outback clone I believe.
The value proposition from Fangpusun is to give you essentially thesame hardware and solar charger performance as the main product but at a pocket friendly price - when it comes to software updates and features and support sha, you will be short vs the main product.
I love the Fangpusuns for budget installs, I prefer the BlueSolar clone for it's simplicity and budget friendly price - some people swear by the Fangpusun FM80 because it *appears* rugged due to looks and feel and weight - I do not agree all that makes a difference to the field performance - it does have a lot more bells and whistles that you can (mis)use and also subject to more measurement error and calibration drift.
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