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  • Post in thread: Dad Jokes (let's hear your worst! ;-)

    What time do cows go to bed? Pasture bedtime.
  • Post in thread: What was your worse DIY solar mistake ever?

    Ecoflow Smart Home Panel, I started getting this out of phase error and I only had one 240v connection on Circuit 1 and circuit 2. This had been working flawlessly for two years prior. So I checked all the wires in the SHP and replaced the breakers in the SHP. Did a lot of searching in this...
  • Post in thread: Why such a huge difference in price?

    Here is Will's video on the Low price SOK rack battery. New SOK Battery! Lowest Price 48V Battery: $1,349 for 5kWh the price has came down. I bought two on Will's recommendation.
  • Post in thread: Battery Blues : first Li Time now SOK

    Now I know your password, if only I knew where you live, or where you keep your batteries, or had any notion of wanting to do something to your batteries for no reason at all. (Evil laugh) HA, Ha, ha ha ha! My EG4 batteries password is 888888
  • Post in thread: Need Help Wiring my SOK 48V rack battery to Delta Pro.

    Just got my two new SOK 100amp 48v batteries. I hooked the two in parallel for 200amps. I am charging them with my PowMr 60a SSC. I attached the two delta pros via there XT60i ports directly to the batteries and everything seems to be working okay. Two sets of 3S2P 250watt solar panels...
  • Post in thread: Praise for Current Connected for warranty help on SOK 48V100 battery

    I have to give an A+ rating to Current Connected, I purchased two of the SK48v100-NCBT batteries and had trouble connecting to the BMS with the Bluetooth app (ABC-BMS). The representative for Current Connection returned my emails in a timely matter and continued to stay in contact via email...
  • Post in thread: Have You Registered Your EG4 Battery Warranty?

    UPDATE: I just tried to register my two new EG4-Lifepower4 batteries and the link above did not work! Here is the updated link from customer service: https://eg4electronics.com/warranty
  • Post in thread: What do you use your DC solar controller outlets for?

    I will be trying mine (PowMr 60a 48v) to charge an Ecoflow Delta pro through the XT-60i port. Unless someone lets me know if that is a bad idea.
  • Post in thread: DBarr's addon system

    Started back in 2018 when my wife and I got an Enphase IQ7+ system with 30 350watt panels installed After the first power outage I figured out the system shuts down to protect the power company people. Good but I like a lot of others believed that with solar you should always have electricity...
  • Post in thread: Budget racking option: metal fence

    This was my panel setup before I got my tractor out of the shop to put them on the roof. Wife will remind me of my decision until the grass grows back.
  • Post in thread: Max Voltage for Ecoflow Pro

    I hope you solved your issue. I am a newby here however I have two delta pros that I power by solar. From what I have read and understand you would be best using 6 of the panels and connecting them 3 in series with 2 parallel sets so the volts do not go over 150 max. and it is better to go with...
  • Post in thread: Charge 2 Separate Ecoflow Delta Pros with 1 Solar Array?

    Okay, I was feeling froggy today and hooked up Two Ecoflow Delta Pros to one String of six 250w solar panels. The panels were in the 3S2P figuration, The Deltas are hooked up with a two to one MC4 connector. And it is working! Kinda! I use both with a SHP daily to power 10 circuits for Freezers...
  • Post in thread: BMS quality, Which battery to buy.

    I have SOK and EG4 batteries, After much reading in this forum and other places, combined with my personal experience's either are good choices. I like that the SOK are user serviceable, however if it is a well built battery there should be no reason to service it. Price wise the EG4 is a...
  • Post in thread: EcoFlow Error: "Replace the Relay of the battery"

    Update: Finally received my Rebuilt SHP on 09-20-23. Yes this solved my problem, I will never know if just changing the Relays marked "Delta Pro" would have worked or not.
  • Post in thread: How do wire ratings work? Found hot wires

    Yes, I was referring to your quote, I am new to posting and didn't know how to show your quote at the time. I now know how to reply, but not yet sure how to post in general showing someone else's quote. I apologize for any confusion.
  • Post in thread: Your preference, DIY or rack?

    I chose to go with rack batteries, at present I have two SOK 48v100aH and two EG4 48v100aH, The SOK were out of stock, but I have no complaints about the EG4. My choice was the shipping times of "Rack batteries" verse "DIY Batteries" and then finding a BMS and flexible clamps to connect the...
  • Post in thread: Need Help Wiring my SOK 48V rack battery to Delta Pro.

    Hello and thanks in advance, I have a Ecoflow Delta Pro that I would like to add capacity with a SOK 48V Rack Battery. 3S2P 250 watt panels, and a PowMr 60A charge controller. My Question: Do I hook the SOK to the XT60i port of the Delta pro directly and charge the SOK with the Charge...
  • Post in thread: Ecoflow smart home panel $1299

    I have had two delta Pros and the Smart Home Panel for just over a year now and still like them. The SHP lets you hook up 10 circuits or five 220vac circuits. I am running our well (220vac) on 1 & 2, then the other 8 circuits misc other things, frig, living room plugs, garage door, ect. I like...
  • Post in thread: How do I REALLY tell how full my batteries are?

    But mine are dry cell!
  • Post in thread: Need Help Wiring my SOK 48V rack battery to Delta Pro.

    Update: I have 2 of Ecoflow Delta Pros, 2 of SOK Rack batteries, and 2 MPPT Charge controllers and 12 Solar Panels (3 x 250w 38.4v in series and 2 sets in parallel) for 2 sets of (115.2V @ 1500 watts) I was Hooking the 2 sets of solar panels in parallel, than to a charge controller, than to...
  • Post in thread: PowMR 60A MPPT undervoltage protection

    Tha Thank you: pollenface, I have been looking for this info. I appreciate your response.
  • Post in thread: What do you use your DC solar controller outlets for?

    I have the HHJ-60A, Thanks. I am hooking it to an SOK 48v Rack Battery (Battery Terminals) and LOAD terminal (maybe) to the XT-60i port of an Ecoflow Delta Pro.
  • Post in thread: EG4 LifePower4 12V 400AH Server Rack Battery

    Can a person buy the 12v 400Ah battery and change the BMS to make it a 48V 100Ah for the difference of the $260.00 price?
  • Post in thread: Anyone else with a recent EG4 48v Lifepower4 battery purchase getting a "Charging MOS fault alarm" that can't be reset?

    Dbarr Issue: 04-01-24 (Not an April fools joke) EG4 PowerPro4 48v100Ah Battery SOC low Alarm The batteries (Both attached in parallel) voltage dropped to 51.2v and caused an alarm light to flash. The Fix: Charge batteries up to at least 53v, then turn breakers off, unhook batteries from...
  • Post in thread: EcoFlow Error: "Replace the Relay of the battery"

    Update: 08/25/2023... Received relays today, But they sent the 30 amp relays that did not solve my problem. I contacted support again and requested the relays marked "Delta Pro" That are located at the bottom of the SHP. Hopefully I will hear back and receive a fix soon.
  • Post in thread: Ripped Off !

    Thank you for the information, Hopefully it will keep others from being ripped off in the future. It would be wonderful if everyone was honest but in the world which we live it is not. May things go better for you moving forward.
  • Post in thread: AiLi Battery Monitor

    I just installed one of these meters and mine does the same thing. I have 400ah worth of batteries and only use about the top 15 % throughout the day and the next morning the meter shows 0% left when the batteries are still at 53 to 54 volts. Oops, just noticed this thread is 4 years old.
  • Post in thread: Delta Pro wiring diagram

    I have been looking for a schematic as well, I am trying to figure a way to use the extra battery port or the infinite port to connect a 48V (51.2v) rack battery.
  • Post in thread: How to make LifePo4 "safer" ?

    I'm fairly new at this, BUT if I were to take the sky is falling state of mind I don't believe I would have been installing a solar setup in the first place. I have read the horror stories and watched the videos of the battery fires. That is the reason I went with NAME BRAND rack batteries like...
  • Post in thread: EcoFlow Error: "Replace the Relay of the battery"

    I have two EcoFlow Delta Pros attached to the EcoFlow Smart Home Panel. Powered by two sets of six 250watt solar panels in the 3P2S configuration. The Input for each is approx. 1500 watts at 97 volts. This system has been working wonderful. On 08/10/23 My wife and I came home to see a dreaded...
  • Post in thread: How do wire ratings work? Found hot wires

    Your temps aren't that hot though, keep in mind what is hot to our hands is barely warm for most electronics. I don't have a thermal camera so I use the "touch it method" with my hands. I am not sure how most people without the extra equipment would test for temp, but if you use the proper size...
  • Post in thread: Budget racking option: metal fence

    Sounds like a mosquito pond :)
  • Post in thread: EcoFlow Error: "Replace the Relay of the battery"

    Update: Finally received my Rebuilt SHP on 09-20-23. This will fix the "Replace the relay of the battery"
  • Post in thread: EcoFlow Smart Home panel error

    Thank You Very Much! I have had the dreaded RED light when I reinstalled my replacement SHP and was able to make it work by pressing the relays. Since then I have checked all the Relays and found several that have the short terminal pin.
  • Post in thread: EcoFlow Smart Home Panel + Delta Pro = Gamechanger!!!

    I must agree with you. I have two Delta Pros with the SHP for a cost of approx. $8500 for about 2 years now. Since I have had one Delta Pro and the SHP replaced. (Under warranty). I am happy to report that Ecoflow responded in a timely manor to my problems. The Delta replacement came very...
  • Post in thread: EcoFlow Error: "Replace the Relay of the battery"

    Update: 08/30/2023... Received message from support: So I am waiting for new SHP. Dear friends, thank you for your reply. I have applied for a new Smart Home Panel for you. I will notify you as soon as the tracking ID is updated. Please use the attached Return Label to send your SHP back to us...
  • Post in thread: Simultaneous AC/solar charging with EcoFlow Delta Pro?

    Tym, How do you have your Delta Pros hooked up? Solar in with the XT60i and the 120vac with the plug? Or AC some other way...Through the Smart Home Panel?
  • Post in thread: Battery Blues : first Li Time now SOK

    There are some valid points about being able to have total control of the $1200 plus battery you purchased. But I can also see the side of SOK. If everyone had a way to change all the settings it would be hard to offer a warrantee anywhere close to what they do. Someone playing around without...
  • Post in thread: EcoFlow Delta Problems Solar Problems

    I have the erratic charging problem with one of my two Ecoflow Delta Pros. Both DP's are at the latest rev. update 1.0.1.67 With the xt60i cable one DP#1 charges with 15~16 amps, Very good! The other DP#2 charges with 0~800watts very erratic every few seconds. I switched connections with both...
  • Post in thread: PowMR 60A MPPT undervoltage protection

    I am curious, What were you powering? and was it through the LOAD terminal? I have the same charge controller and am waiting for my SOK rack batteries to get here, so I can use them for extra power hooking them to my Ecoflow Delta Pros through the XT60i ports. I was considering hooking the LOAD...
  • Post in thread: Can you Install 4-48v lithium rack battery on its side

    I just purchased two 48v SOK rack batteries, the user manual says any orientation except upside down. Copied from user manual: Battery Orientation – Stationary In a stationary application, the SOK 48v battery can be installed in any orientation with the exception of upside down, as viewed from...
  • Post in thread: Charge 2 Separate Ecoflow Delta Pros with 1 Solar Array?

    The way I understand it is, As long as the battery (Battery sets) can produce more than 30 amps (for 2 Delta Pros they will pull the energy they need. I the power supply puts out less than what the DPs need they will fight for the power. I have two delta Pros that have been hooked two two 48v...
  • Post in thread: Crazy Idea to add Rack battery to Delta Pro

    First off, Thanks to everyone here. This is a wonderful site for information and I am learning alot. They say there are no stupid questions but maybe I have one. I just watched a video of the teardown and had this crazy idea. Can I attach a 48V rack battery directly to the battery terminals in...
  • Post in thread: How to charge my 51.2v rack batteries

    You are correct, I can only guess at the DOD as I only have a way to look at voltage. My battery is always connected to solar and stays at a voltage range per chart of 70 to 80%.
  • Post in thread: Ecoflow smart home panel $1299

    I called the installer of my Solar panels and he gave me the recommendation, I also read the install manual that came with the SHP and watched several videos on youtube so I knew how but the code in my county required an electrician because I am hooked up to the grid.
  • Post in thread: Need Help Wiring my SOK 48V rack battery to Delta Pro.

    This has been working well so far. Every now and then the charge voltage will drop on one of the Deltas for several seconds then come back. This only happens during the daytime with sun.
  • Post in thread: What do you use your DC solar controller outlets for?

    I have a PowMr 60A solar Charge Controller, I have Googled it and ask several places but cannot find information on the LOAD terminals. I would like to know what the output amp limit is. To be able to use it for anything, that info should be included in the manual but isn't. If anyone here knows...
  • Post in thread: Crazy Idea to add Rack battery to Delta Pro

    The person checking this unit with a meter has purposely run the battery down to disassemble for the video. DELTA PRO has a battery capacity of 3,600Wh (48V 75Ah), Battery type: PCF 15 cell, and I believe it has a System Voltage: 48V · Nominal Voltage: 48V · Chemistry: LiFePO4 · Charging...
  • Post in thread: EcoFlow Smart Home Panel + Delta Pro = Gamechanger!!!

    This is a jpg of my setup, I have power even when the Grid is down, The SHP keeps any voltage from feeding back to the grid. I run the most days when the sun is shinning. I also have an Enphase IQ7+ system with 30 panels that feed the grid with any extra I produce. The Enphase does not supply...
  • Post in thread: How to charge my 51.2v rack batteries

    There are no stupid questions, In my case only stupid people asking questions! I have a 51.2v rack battery hooked to a solar charge controller, and in turn to a inverter that is powered by the battery. I leave this going all the time. Powering circuits in my home and charging from the sun when...
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