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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    Is there a base monthly charge for grid power? Just to be connected to it? Even if you use no grid power at all?
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    What are your settings, bulk and float? I am curious
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    I use the eg4 batteries. If I dont set the float to 55, my lvx6048 wont charge to 56.5(bulk) Even at 54.5 float, all it does is go to 54.5 and stop charging. I have tried 2 of these units as the first one I had developed a problem and I bought one from watts247. both did the exact same thing. I...
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    Good to know because at some point I will write to her and ask for a list of recommended spares for this unit. If anyone already has that list, please post it. Thanks
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    I think it very likely that 2 would start my 5 hp compressor. If I ever buy another, That will be the first thing I try. It starts ALL my other power tools even though many are 120V. That is a huge deal to me. I will be installing a 2 ton ground loop geothermal unit later this year. If that did...
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    I have one LVX6048. it starts and runs everything in my home except my 5 hp air compressor. It just growls and cant quite get the lead out starting that 5 hp motor. It runs my old south bend lathes, skillsaw, well pump, heat pump hot water heater, dryer (but the dryer really kicks it into high...
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    Sol-Ark 15K All in One Inverter Released.

    I am interested if it has anything to say about not balanced loads? Just curious. I cant afford one of those monsters.
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    Sol-Ark 15K All in One Inverter Released.

    I saw a video from David Poz showing a Sol-Ark 12k overloading with the start of a chop saw. I saw him also demonstrate an LVX6048 which did start the chop saw and other equipment. I am wondering if the new Sol-Ark 15k will start those loads ok? It would be great if it could.
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    decent LED lights

    This person has lights that perform well with my LVX6048. All other lights that I have tested have flickered with my 2 LVX units. Here is the seller minus the live link as sometimes that is not allowed. Change x to t. hxxps://www.ebay.com/itm/173333739829 This light is an old-style light that...
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    MPP Solar unit suddenly not detecting PV input

    When it was not detecting the pv, did you happen to check the current? just curious if it resembles my problem.
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    MPPSolar is making me a little nervous- My first lvx6048 at only 18 amps max and 360 voc on a good day developed some kind of internal PV short on a cloudy day ??? (no smoke, no smell nothing burnt) I am sending it back to SANTAN solar to be fixed because it is still under warranty. My second...
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    lvx6048 says 27 amps and 450VOC for the panels input. It may be a good idea to stay under those specs.
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    Damage to Panels?

    While perusing Clipping articles I found this- "Here, it helps to think in terms of thermodynamics. Modules are only about 20% efficient at converting sunlight into energy—and the rest, 80%, is largely dissipated as heat. So, say an inverter is clipping 25% of the array’s production . Then in...
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    Flickering lights

    None of my LEDs flicker on grid either. no matter how cheap. Are yours run off an inverter?
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    Flickering lights

    I have been told on the forum that flickering lights were caused by cheap LEDs. I have yet to find one that does not flicker even when they say no flicker on the package. If anyone finds LEDs that are the so called good ones, please let us know. My LVX6048 also flickers when the sun is out...
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    MPP LVX6048 communication with EG4 LiFePro4 48V 100AH BMS

    yes, but it was nonsense. I changed the charge to 56.2 bulk and 55 float and the problem went away. Below is the answer they gave me which was not logical to me and didnt help anything because i would never discharge my batteries to 48 volts daily. from- peggy@mppsolar.com "If the battery...
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    MPP LVX6048 communication with EG4 LiFePro4 48V 100AH BMS

    Maybe communication could stop the below problem. In my case, It does not charge correctly on partly sunny days. (same batteries and same lvx6048 as op has) It literally shows full charge by noon and the voltage wont be anywhere close and never was that day. on a sunny day, it charges for hours...
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    But you never see yours say the batteries are charged when they are not?
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    Yes, I read all those. I had thought there were more. thank you for the reply.
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    Set to 55.5 bulk and 54 float . I really am not sure what the best settings for that eg4 battery are. Anybody that knows, give a holler. The manual says 56v bulk recommended. I heard it was bad for the batteries to charge so close to 100 percent.
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    I am curious, would you mention the other issues that are unresolved please? I am having trouble getting my LVX6048 to stop saying the batteries (4 eg4 48v 100ah) are full charged, when they are not. I turn the array off an on, and the charge sequence begins immediately and runs for hours...
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    What I have so far is simply an old laptop connected to usb/serial adapter to the LVX6048. I installed VNC server on it and VNC Viewer on my office computer. I can now change settings by any device I have that has VNC on it from anywhere in the world. That old computer was just sitting in my...
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    I may have to buy different lights, but, whenever I have a problem like this one, I cant walk away from it. This morning I watched the system closely, the flickering did not begin again until the LVX6048 hit 35 amps charging. After that, I could not stop the flickering without disconnecting the...
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    I noticed something unusual today. When the pv power was available, the led lights in my kitchen flicker some. The only other thing I have on solar are my freezers. When I turned off the PV power, the lights stopped flickering. I took the lights to other circuits for different rooms of my home...
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    Thank you for the replies. I thought when you mentioned router that you were saying - if I connect a router to the LVX6048, I could network to it by Windows computer. I am guessing that cannot be done for now
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    Micky, could you tell me- What router did you use? For the Router, what did you connect to on the LVX6048 to use the router? I had thought it might be rs232, but was not sure. You said download SolarPower, did you mean for Windows? I got an install disk for Windows with the LVX6048 package. In...
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    I tried the USB to a windows 10 laptop on my LVX6048. No Joy. The computer didnt even know what it was connected to. I will get a serial adapter and give that a go. I do have an old router that has a serial port, i might mess with that at some point and see if i can network this to it.. I had to...
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    So the usb would work with a windows computer and SolarPower app? If so, that maybe solves a problem.
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    Hi folks, Is the only way to change the settings by the small panel on the front and/or the SolarPower app? I dont use any Icloud or cloud of any type. I probably never will. What is that usb port for? I searched the entire manual and found zilch on it. Any way to get this up on the computer...
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    Thanks for the manual.
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    The specs on the LVX6048 manual I downloaded from watts says PV input max 450 Voc and 27 amps. Multiplying them gives over 12k watts. That was curious to me. I was not expecting to see something like that, but then I am new to this particular game. I would never hook up that much power. Some of...
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    Has anyone overpaneled this unit yet? I am considering it based on what I read, it appears that it can be overpaneled but that the VOC needs to be under the max. My Lvx6048 should be here thursday :) I thought I read that someone had a clipping issue but that it was a different unit.
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