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    How many amps for busbars?

    The dual 4p banks have been up for over 6 months and its stayed so stable that the bms is hardly ever is needed.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    For the longterm I do not see it improving, so many problems are converging at once.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    Batrium responded today, they had moved and are still sorting packages. They said they are having a very hard time with supply. Some of the parts needed will not be in stock to late august.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    No resets yet since the firmware update. Spoke with onlinemetals yesterday and they said the tinned copper is very hard to get. They source all tinned copper in the USA. Expected ETA is the middle of next month or later. I have been trying to find a greenworks stander to replace my ferris z2 but...
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    How many amps for busbars?

    Massive bank we will need lots of pictures if you go this route. I have two 4p16s in parallel for the large loads, soon to be 3. I used 1.5 inch by .25, and 3 inch by .25 to allow room to tap for connections. Before the solar additions it would top out around 380 amps for the charge rate. I...
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    Growatt invertor talking to Batrium

    I sent them and email just to see if they had an update on the watchmon core, but its only been there for a few days. It was suprisingly not to expensive to ship to the AU. It was constantly stuck in an error stated, we tried flashing, full resets etc.
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    Growatt invertor talking to Batrium

    I'm still waiting to get everything resolved, my watchmon core was defective on arrival. It got lost for 4 months in the mail. I sent it back to AU about two weeks ago and it arrived safely. I'm hoping to get everything fully working and then do the zoom meeting.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    Difficult to get it to focus, 94f making alot of energy. There are so many small details missing in the picture. Have to try again the lens fogged when I went out.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    No restarts yet since updating the firmware on inverter 2. Usage the past 4 days has been very high. Played around with lengths and ordered the tinned copper from online metals, was able to cut the shipping down by roughly $144, plus a coupon.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    I used tinned copper before but the price is so high now, I always use ox-guard for the connections. Hoping if I could not find tinned that that it would be fine with ox-guard? I experimented with 1 inch in the beginning just experiment but I really liked the 1.5 inch.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    Talked with Haley and order a few more batteries, I already had a bunch of spares. Now I have enough to make a 4th 4p16s, the real problem is the copper plate. Onlinemetals even with a coupon code is to high. So far the best place: https://www.metalsdepot.com/brass-products/copper-flat-bar I'm...
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    All mrcool units, 3t running switched fan to high, 1.5t mini all 3 splits on high, getting later in the day but doing great. Wonder if this is a decent figure for consumption?
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    Dealer sent a few pictures of the truck and should be able to take delivery in 3 months. We had tried for a bolt ev or euv but due to the current pricing it was less expesive to buy the truck. Due to the demand and the slow battery replacements many dealers near me are prcing the bolt LT models...
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    Growatt 12k random voltage drops and fault/warning code 61. Anyone else?

    Inveter #1 has never restarted and had no issues starting a very old 4 ton unit with the 1.5 ton mini running. Inverter one has been right 11,600w with 190 amps battery side and just keeps going. Signature had me do a full reset and upgrade the firmware on inverter 2. I will update the thread if...
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    Seller accepted my return on the wiring, second time over the last two years. Spoke with Ethan at signature and they asked me to reset and update the firmware. Now to just wait and see if that corrects the issue.
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    Growatt 12k random voltage drops and fault/warning code 61. Anyone else?

    I have two 12kw running both using the same pi model and inverter 1 it runs perfect. It never does any quick restarts and the data is totally stable no odd fluctuations. I have no pv or grid on either one as well.
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    Growatt 12k random voltage drops and fault/warning code 61. Anyone else?

    I work from home so each one of those dips is the power going off for just a few seconds as it restarts. We have to take a lot of notes/data entry and I had to put a small backup on the pc so we do not lose our work. Sort of laughable to have to add a ups to my system.
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    Growatt 12k random voltage drops and fault/warning code 61. Anyone else?

    Mines still doing the quick restarts, sometimes so fast the voltage drops almost merge, 4 in total. Inverter 1 which has higher loads has not restarted once.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    Needed more 2/0 awg, well it just came in. Put a pen beside it for comparision, already started the return :(.
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    Average Consumption?

    Off-grid, work from home, running two 12kw inveters for each panel. We made many changes to reduce consumption as well. So far this summer not gone over 58kwh, winter though can go much higher.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    We really needed some rain as it had gotten very dry. But I was happy to see it positive even with clouds and rain.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    What the current conditions look like, panels are also wet from the rain.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    It took alot more panels than I thought but its doing really well, two days of dense clounds and rain so far. Yeterday it produced enough to slightly charge the banks and handle basic loads. Today its solid cloud cover but not as heavy.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    It has been extremely dark full clouds and we are staying postive. Not much output from so many panels but its positive and carrying the loads so I will call it a win.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    Strange watching tv inverter 2 seems to be slowly restarting more often, 4 today. Then it may go a few weeks no rhyme or reason to it. Restarts 1.jpg the lines almost run together to fast they are.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    Totals for when its over 90f two days in a row, remained positive at float each day. Highest usage in the last two days was 56.7kwh.
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    Growatt 12k random voltage drops and fault/warning code 61. Anyone else?

    I have been working with signature for one inverter, growatt 12k. It will randomly do a quick restart it may go a couple weeks or a few days. It's so fast that sometimes the computer stays up. They have no idea as to the cause, and you can see it via solar assistant. The restart shows up in the...
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    Here's what amazing summer vs winter, many back to back weeks from Dec to Feb we never got a full charge. But summer due to mainly due not needing the heat at night its done before 11:30am. We do run the mini split downstairs every night for ac in the summer but its usage nothing compare to the...
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    First time hiting zero on the bill and what the total was.
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    50KW DIY Solar Build

    The pipes were so cheap in the beginning then more than doubled. Plus the property is nice and flat which will make for a nice looking installation.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    This is what I really enjoy, ac on upstairs 73f, downstairs two mini splits running 64f, 87 out and its sitting positive in float the whole day.
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    Very new to solar but started purchasing items, not sure of the final specs of the whole system.

    All of the panels are online, got the replacements after the second try. I took the time to make sure the appropriate amount of solar carbon enhancement dust if properly applied to all the panels. The hill is very steep but the bottom panels start to shade after 7:15 in the summer which was...
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    North Carolina HOA Help

    We all actaully tried with our HOA but the two couples that took it over were beyond unreasonable. Plus due to politics we were in an unattainable situation.
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    144 kWh per day off grid system

    You can look at my system for comparrison, it's a long tread but I have posted lots of data. https://diysolarforum.com/threads/very-new-to-solar-but-started-purchasing-items-not-sure-of-the-final-specs-of-the-whole-system.11532/
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    Growatt 48V 12KW lnverter Split Phase and Minimum Battery

    If you have exposed floor joists I mounted a 3rd one by myself yesterday. I screwed a 2 by 4 into the floor joists and used four ratchets to move it from the floor up the wall to the mounting position. Racthet up using two till the get tight then use the other two to pull up further and repeat.
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