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Re: y Philippines Retirement Solar Off Grid System
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2020, 02:43:00 am »


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It’s 4am, so one pic show big black box on floor. That’s a 24v 200ah lifepo4 battery pack. I bought 4 and stack the 160lb beasties inside a server cabinet with the PJ inverter on a slider with extra cables.

Last pic, our house after the volcano blocked out the free stuff.

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Re: y Philippines Retirement Solar Off Grid System
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2020, 10:22:09 pm »
Yet even more to add folks!

Finally got the touchscreen wrangled out. The lcd driver always was a problem getting to the factory menu. LVDS set to a 1, that’s all?? But hold down menu press power then hold down volume then don’t blink. Well then play around with Raspbian and get the darn thing to fill the whole 15.6 screen. Midnite solar has a new free application you log into and real nice so now I can quit that cloud service and have my rpi4 call me direct. I still need to figure out how to run an alignment on the digitizer screen if that’s possible on a raspberry pi.
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Re: y Philippines Retirement Solar Off Grid System
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2020, 11:04:08 pm »
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Re: y Philippines Retirement Solar Off Grid System
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2020, 07:38:46 pm »
Hi Solar that is a seriously high tech system you have. Makes my battery monitor look very low tech.
I just a Victron Bluetooth monitor that collects my information. I check it during the day to see how the batteries are going and that is it.
I do my best to keep the batteries above 80% charge. That is about it.
Then I don't run any high loads, a toaster and a few tools are the biggest things.
I guess you are monitoring your system from halfway around the world so it is a different story.
Hope it all gets sorted soon
Pete

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Re: y Philippines Retirement Solar Off Grid System
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2020, 11:17:16 pm »
Hey Pete!

This beast is still stateside. We’re hoping to make the permanent move in the next 12 months so I’ll have to take it apart and crate everything.

I’m debating whether to lift that coil up on rubber blocks like doc has done. Fortunately the inverter is on a slider to make it easier. At least now the air gets in the center. Now it need to glue the temp sensor to the coil with thermal epoxy.

Garden haul
Adios!
SN

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