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  1. tashabay716

    Need some help with EG4 6500 EX

    Gave up on finding a simple solution for this. Would require a high volt/watt shunt. My 4 arrays are 3700w each and some days they are kicking out 3000w each per the throttled inverter reading and they are running my whole house, so I am happy.
  2. tashabay716

    Need some help with EG4 6500 EX

    Mine just started working one day. No idea. Running the system everyday and it is still working great. Just have some issues with the appliances with thermostats (frig, freezers, etc) causing load imbalances when they kick on. No big issues, just causes the LED house lights to flash and the...
  3. tashabay716

    Signature Solar EG4 6.5K Off-Grid Inverter | 6500EX-48

    Yep, understood. Did not intend to phrase it that way. Just asking question in multiple ways so Richard would know exactly what I was asking. He put a fork in the issue. It is done!!
  4. tashabay716

    Signature Solar EG4 6.5K Off-Grid Inverter | 6500EX-48

    Awesome. Just wanted to nail that down. A couple of other forum members and I are engaged in conversations on this issue and the owner's manual is not that clear. Thanks Richard for all your info and help. My EG4 solar system is running great. Heat index here in Texas is 110 to 120, so I am...
  5. tashabay716

    Signature Solar EG4 6.5K Off-Grid Inverter | 6500EX-48

    So Richard are you saying that the maximum voltage is 500VOC per inverter or 500VOC per PV input? Because the video posted above featuring a Signature Solar representative (Alex) and a EG4 representative (Ricchard - maybe you) clearly states starting at the 6:13 mark that EACH PV input can...
  6. tashabay716

    Signature Solar EG4 6.5K Off-Grid Inverter | 6500EX-48

    Ok, I think I have a definitive answer for you. Video link below is EG4 rep and sig solar rep describing EG4 6500. Go to the 6:15 mark in the video and rep says EACH PV input will accept 500v. Which confirms my lack of fault error 11 running 370v on each PV input
  7. tashabay716

    Signature Solar EG4 6.5K Off-Grid Inverter | 6500EX-48

    Would not fit on my two. Connector terminals inside inverter too small. 6awg is largest that would fit and it was snug!
  8. tashabay716

    Signature Solar EG4 6.5K Off-Grid Inverter | 6500EX-48

    I am using #6 THNN from inverter to panel and it is working well. I tried using #4 THNN, but the terminal lugs in the inverter were too small for #4.
  9. tashabay716

    Need some help with EG4 6500 EX

    +1 for elaboration. Even though I wired to my main lugs, I would like to know the NEC regs on backfed breakers.
  10. tashabay716

    Need some help with EG4 6500 EX

    Talked to Peyton at SS today. He said SS was still fighting the fault 61 issue while using battery code "EG4". He said it was either a cable issue or firmware issue. He said once a fix is found all users will be updated. In the mean time, the fix is to set battery code as "user" and adjust menu...
  11. tashabay716

    Need some help with EG4 6500 EX

    104 degees here right now. I am inside researching surge protectors, lightning protection, etc. You plan on using any surge protection on your solar array PV input?
  12. tashabay716

    Need some help with EG4 6500 EX

    Yep, me too. Wife and I work outside until around 10 am and then inside work for rest of the day. 100+ degrees every day. Central Texas BTW
  13. tashabay716

    Need some help with EG4 6500 EX

    Also, I tried the DC disconnect for the PV inputs, but I am pretty sure I was losing some amps in that disconnect, so I went with 1000v 125 amp DC breakers as shown below (and similar to Will's setup). The boxes for the breakers only come with two glands, so I ordered a gland kit from Amazon. I...
  14. tashabay716

    Need some help with EG4 6500 EX

    PV is cooking pretty good already this morning, batteries charging and under small 800w load. Per the inquiry yesterday, I touch all the wires and all are cool to the touch. I will check them again when under heavy load.
  15. tashabay716

    Need some help with EG4 6500 EX

    I know Will and EG4 recommend using a double pole breaker for the input to the main panel in case you want to add more than 2 inverters. I do not think I will ever add a third inverter so I just connected one leg of the inverter AC output to one of the main lugs and connected the other leg from...
  16. tashabay716

    Need some help with EG4 6500 EX

    No 7 Solar, I think it is yellow in color. No smoke for me yet either. Wife and I just finished putting 10 more 370w panels on our roof with the S-5 attachment system. Only 20 more panels to go. I like the S-5 mounting alot - no rails and it is quick.
  17. tashabay716

    Need some help with EG4 6500 EX

    The inverters produce a little heat, but I have not touched the wiring at the peak of the day. I will do that today and report back. And congrats on the purchase, You will have a great time putting this system together and you will make some small errors/mistakes. Will could not cover every...
  18. tashabay716

    "Sins of a Solar Empire"

    No AC on mine. Off grid, but will still be more cautious now
  19. tashabay716

    That Will Prowse Guy

    +1000 to Will. He inspired me to tackle my solar project and in the process I have learned so much from Will and this Forum. I would have never tried a solar installation without watching Will's videos. Solar was not even on my radar until youtube suggested one of Will's videos about a month...
  20. tashabay716

    "Sins of a Solar Empire"

    Great information, I did not know the inverter would store energy in the capacitors even with the PV turned off. Will be more careful for sure
  21. tashabay716

    First solar project - 30kw split phase EG4

    I have attached image of system. The PV input wires are a little messy right now, because I am just testing different arrays. I will clean these up when arrays are permanently installed. So far, very happy with system as a whole, just a few niggles to work out. Thanks for the video coaching Will.
  22. tashabay716

    Need some help with EG4 6500 EX

    Overall, the system is working great! I did a test hook up to my house today and it ran everything excluding the central a/c fine including two 30 amp hot water heaters, two freezers and three refrigerators and of course all the lights, laptops, etc. All this with with only about 1/4 of the...
  23. tashabay716

    Need some help with EG4 6500 EX

    Not yet. I did get a text message from Peyton at SS and he is going to call me Monday at 3PM. I did read on this forum where some members with EG4 batteries set the battery type to "user" which is user defined to defeat the dreaded fault 61. I changed the battery type from "EG4" to "user" and...
  24. tashabay716

    newby from the republic of Texas

    Nuther Texan from Central Texas that is an enthusiastic amateur that plans on asking plenty of stupid questions, so I am right there with your Mike!!
  25. tashabay716

    Procedure to turn-on / off my solar system

    I had the same question as Z. Thanks for the answers. Same EG4 set up BTW
  26. tashabay716

    Need some help with EG4 6500 EX

    My first post and many thanks to Will for starting me on my Solar experience. Based on Will's youtube EG4 48v offgrid build video, I embarked on building a duplicate. I have ZERO experience with DC and solar, but am pretty fair with AC installations. So I purchased two EG4 6500 EX's and wired...

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