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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post

    4 x 37.5V is 150V and with temp differences (especially cold) is just too close to upper limit]
    I based this on 2 things. Easy to drop each panel with a diode so it is a few volts below 150. Further my panels have never reached the spec open circuit volts and the closest was 3.3V below the spec value.

    Here is my recording of volts vs temp. My high value of volts is 30min after the start up. Temp is the lowest at start up. This also shows that my panels never reach their Voc of 39.4x3=118V

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    OP has 17.7V panels so can go as far as 5 in series and still a safety margin of about 15V. Using above about 250W one wil prefer not to go to 4 panels without adding some diodes. May be my assumption of diodes is wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    I based this on 2 things.
    KISS ... don't tamper with diodes. Just don't.


    Let my put it succinctly: If the MPPT blows because you pushed the limits, that is on you, the owner of the MPPT.

    Not the installer, not the supplier nor the manufacturer, it is on you, the owner.


    Rule of Thumb:
    Play it save and keep well clear of the max Volts.
    OR
    Push the limits and be aware of the Temp Coefficient of your panels.

    On another forum people have argued the converse, till they factored in that number on cold sunny days, then add say cloud effect, when running on the brink.

    If the MPPT blows, no warranty claim.



    FWIW.
    I took this up with Victron HO in Netherlands as I have pushed the limits to 149.9v on my 150/100 ... not anymore ... I KNEW I was taking a risk.
    So I sold the 150/100 and got a 250/100 - MPPT now better matches the panels I have - 10 x 350w Canadian Kumax - can add another 10 if I want ...

    Match the MPPT to the panels.

    Or just go more in parallel.
    In the end, more in series or more in parallel, the difference is negligible IF your cable runs are shortish (<20m) AND/OR the wires are properly sized (6mm2).

    KISS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_terrible_triplett View Post
    I took this up with Victron HO in Netherlands as I have pushed the limits to 149.9v on my 150/100 ... not anymore ...
    Quite a big difference to the 0.5V margin you had before and the 15V the OP would have if he had to use his 2 spare panels with the 3 panels he is using now.

    Please expand on why not to use extra series diodes in order to provide additional safety margin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    Quite a big difference to the 0.5V margin you had before and the 15V the OP would have if he had to use his 2 spare panels with the 3 panels he is using now.
    Answering a OP's specific question is good, adding more salient information to the question is better.

    My posts, a dire warning if you must, for when we mix and match panels and charge controllers, we may forget these core salient facts of volts and amps exceeding the controllers max inputs.


    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    Please expand on why not to use extra series diodes in order to provide additional safety margin.
    You can do what you want.
    The point I make is a plea for KISS ... why complicate a already complicated system further by adding more parts increasing the overall losses already running at +-85% - from solar cells to the power output?

    Just re-arrange the panels around, upgrade the controller ... and if you have no choice, then by all means, add more parts to it.

    Me, I vote for KISS.
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    @ekkekan
    If you are clued up, by all means play around with diodes

    If you half way clued up, will think about it but find not worth it.

    If you're clueless, best you don't know about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_terrible_triplett View Post
    Answering a OP's specific question is good,
    Interesting how we prefer not to get involved with the simplest electronic component yet we will rather buy the next up controller for R1000 when a few suitable diodes can drop the voltage. Each panel has diodes already and they work well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    Each panel has diodes already and they work well.
    They do, but for a very specific purpose: Bypass diodes are used to reduce the power loss solar panels experience due to shading.
    https://www.altestore.com/blog/2016/.../#.XrguYWgzZaQ

    And blocking diodes are installed in controllers.

    I second what Prof said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_terrible_triplett View Post
    Yes, but take careful note of the smaller ranges, the 100/XX or 75/XX - they are only 12/24 ... I bought that T-shirt see.




    NO! Do not run it at the max 150v (4 x 37.5v) EVER.

    If you want to run panels on the max of the MPPT volts it can take, you must take into consideration:
    1) The Temp Coefficient of the panels - see the borchures.
    2) Lowest sunny day temps you can get where the MPPT will be used.
    Then calculate the max volts that can be achieved at sunny low temps with said Temp Coefficient.

    Use this calculator if you are unsure: https://www.victronenergy.com/upload...-Calc-3_4.xlsm
    Add the panel values, WITH the correct Temp Coefficient, you want to use and run the combinations.

    YES, the calcs over cautious but with any MPPT, if you exceed the volts, no warranty. Exceed the PV short circuit amps, no warranty.

    Bottom line: With any make or model MPPT's, NEVER EVER exceed, from the panels to the MPPT:
    1) Max PV Short-circuit
    2) Max PV Open Circuit Voltage

    The 150/35 portion of Victron MPPT's indicates the MAX CHARGE AMPS to the batts the MPPT can deliver.

    So on 35amps, ideally it is for a max 350ah battery bank ... BUT ... here is a titbit to note:
    Take note of no 3 ... I bought some T-shirts here too - as I wanted to add more panels as my systems grew.
    On 12v 500w ... 24v 1000w ... 48v 2000w of paneling as a good guide.
    Could you please explain this to me? I tried using the calculator, but don't really understand the results and the graphs.

    What is the PV short amps, and how would I exceed it?

    I'm getting the 150 / 35 model.

    I will be using my current 3 panels (135W 17.7 Volts each), and maybe later add 2 more (130W each which is 17.6 Volts open circuit)

    My cabling is thick. Way too thick (even for my current 12V system) for a 24V system which I will now be running. (16mm2) about 8 meters in length

    From what I read, if the batteries demands more amps than the controller could supply, it wont cook it, there is protection built in for his. I know the volts should not be exceeded so there I'm fine as I will only sit at 88.5Volts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Die SwartKat View Post

    I'm getting the 150 / 35 model.

    I will be using my current 3 panels (135W 17.7 Volts each), and maybe later add 2 more (130W each which is 17.6 Volts open circuit)
    Using data from Kyocera panels posted earlier, and taking the xtra panels same, I did following configurations on Victron website.
    The choice of 150/35 model will work for you

    12V system
    • 3 x panels in series
    • 2 x panels in series, 2 in parallel

    24V system
    • 2 x panels in series, 2 in parallel
    • 5 x panels in series
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_terrible_triplett View Post
    Yes, but take careful note of the smaller ranges, the 100/XX or 75/XX - they are only 12/24 ... I bought that T-shirt see.




    NO! Do not run it at the max 150v (4 x 37.5v) EVER.


    Take note of no 3 ... I bought some T-shirts here too - as I wanted to add more panels as my systems grew.
    On 12v 500w ... 24v 1000w ... 48v 2000w of paneling as a good guide.Are you sure?
    You really have bought up every possible T-Shirt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Die SwartKat View Post

    I'm getting the 150 / 35 model.

    I will be using my current 3 panels (135W 17.7 Volts each), and maybe later add 2 more (130W each which is 17.6 Volts open circuit)

    My cabling is thick. Way too thick (even for my current 12V system) for a 24V system which I will now be running. (16mm2) about 8 meters in length

    From what I read, if the batteries demands more amps than the controller could supply, it wont cook it, there is protection built in for his. I know the volts should not be exceeded so there I'm fine as I will only sit at 88.5Volts.
    I fail to see what the problem would be. May be TTT can explain it very slowly.

    As long as one does not exceed the voltage. A number of controllers also allow clipping and that is used on many installations to get more usable PV in the morning and afternoon. I am not saying one should exceed the current but a number of controllers would just limit the current. This makes sense as a battery can short circuit any time and you don't want your expensive controller to pop each time a battery draws more Amps than say the max of the controller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    Using data from Kyocera panels posted earlier, and taking the xtra panels same, I did following configurations on Victron website.
    The choice of 150/35 model will work for you

    12V system
    • 3 x panels in series
    • 2 x panels in series, 2 in parallel

    24V system
    • 2 x panels in series, 2 in parallel
    • 5 x panels in series
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    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    You really have bought up every possible T-Shirt.
    Are you sure?
    Yes I have over the last decade, buying what I THOUGHT was right, then stuff changes, better ideas, more experience, expansion ... and I find myself in a corner.
    Good thing, for me, every time I got "caught", I dropped the price a bit and sold it on, with warnings, to the next newbie.


    Quote Originally Posted by ekkekan View Post
    Are you sure?
    Jip. Check post 860 - point 3.


    Quote Originally Posted by Die SwartKat View Post
    Could you please explain this to me? I tried using the calculator, but don't really understand the results and the graphs.

    What is the PV short amps, and how would I exceed it?

    I'm getting the 150 / 35 model.
    Check post 860 - point 1 and 2 - calculate the panels volts / amps, depending on series or parallel, that they can never exceed those value on the 150/35.


    Quote Originally Posted by Die SwartKat View Post
    I will be using my current 3 panels (135W 17.7 Volts each), and maybe later add 2 more (130W each which is 17.6 Volts open circuit)
    As per Prof's post.


    Quote Originally Posted by Die SwartKat View Post
    My cabling is thick. Way too thick (even for my current 12V system) for a 24V system which I will now be running. (16mm2) about 8 meters in length.
    Is that 16mm2 between the panels and the MPPT?
    Or the MPPT to the batteries?


    Quote Originally Posted by Die SwartKat View Post
    From what I read, if the batteries demands more amps than the controller could supply, it wont cook it, there is protection built in for his. I know the volts should not be exceeded so there I'm fine as I will only sit at 88.5Volts.
    Correct. MPPT can supply max 35amps to the batteries. Cannot supply more, can never "cook" itself.
    But, the MPPT can "cook" the batteries!
    If you have +-350ah battery bank, then 35amps charging is fine.
    But if you have a smaller bank, you need to lower the charge amps to +-10% of the AH of the battery bank.
    ... and that the right bulk and float voltages, as per your battery specifications, must also be set.

    Victron MPPT's are very versatile. Can handle any type of battery out there, normal lead acid, AGM's ... even lithium(!) due to the programmability of the MPPT's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_terrible_triplett View Post
    Yes I have over the last decade, buying what I THOUGHT was right, then stuff changes, better ideas, more experience, expansion ... and I find myself in a corner.
    Good thing, for me, every time I got "caught", I dropped the price a bit and sold it on, with warnings, to the next newbie.




    Jip. Check post 860 - point 3.




    Check post 860 - point 1 and 2 - calculate the panels volts / amps, depending on series or parallel, that they can never exceed those value on the 150/35.




    As per Prof's post.




    Is that 16mm2 between the panels and the MPPT? Yes
    Or the MPPT to the batteries? No, here I have 25mm2 (because of my current 12V system) 0.5 meter in length.




    Correct. MPPT can supply max 35amps to the batteries. Cannot supply more, can never "cook" itself.
    But, the MPPT can "cook" the batteries! Aaah I hear you.
    If you have +-350ah battery bank, then 35amps charging is fine. 400ah bank
    But if you have a smaller bank, you need to lower the charge amps to +-10% of the AH of the battery bank.
    ... and that the right bulk and float voltages, as per your battery specifications, must also be set. So I'm good here as this equates to less than 10%. Nothing to be set /adjusted here.

    Victron MPPT's are very versatile. Can handle any type of battery out there, normal lead acid, AGM's ... even lithium(!) due to the programmability of the MPPT's.
    This is why I decided on such an expensive controller. But should I still make adjustments for bulk and float voltages? Done through the App via Bluetooth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Die SwartKat View Post
    Is that 16mm2 between the panels and the MPPT? Yes
    Or the MPPT to the batteries? No, here I have 25mm2 (because of my current 12V system) 0.5 meter in length.

    This is why I decided on such an expensive controller. But should I still make adjustments for bulk and float voltages? Done through the App via Bluetooth?
    16mm2 between panels and MPPT is good, exceptionally good and very expensive.
    4mm2 or my preferred 6mm2 would have sufficed on lengths <20m.
    25mm2 between MPPT and batts is good, presume the distance is <2m from the MPPT to the batts?

    I got gatvol after years of getting bigger and having to change cables and simply defaulted on 50mm2 battery cables, sometimes 2 x 50mm2 due to amps required and inverter size.
    On the MPPT side, having started with a 75/15 decades ago, I ended up with a 250/100 - got gatvol of running into corners time and time again as my system expanded.

    Once you "get" the programmatibility of Victron, few things are of interest afterwards.
    Like me, my new lithium bank is on it's way. The 8 x T105RE's can now relax a bit and all I have to change is settings. No parts, nothing but settings on inverter, CenusGX and Inverter.
    Now I can grow the lithium bank to what size I want, also the array size ... slowly over time with data ... if I need to.


    Quote Originally Posted by Die SwartKat View Post
    But should I still make adjustments for bulk and float voltages? Done through the App via Bluetooth?
    Check the specs sheet for the batts, on what the ideal Bulk and Float voltages are yes.

    If you got the SmartSolar one, best thing ever with that Bluetooth feature and free software from Victron.
    It even updates the firmware for you when there is a new version. Jip, Victron updates the firmware as they make even more improvements on the MPPT's and their other products.

    Just one titbit: For protection, if you have difficulty connecting your phone to the MPPT vir VictronConnect, enable your smartphones location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Die SwartKat View Post
    ... 3 panels (135W 17.7 Volts each), and maybe later add 2 more (130W each which is 17.6 Volts open circuit)
    Quote Originally Posted by Die SwartKat View Post
    ... 400ah bank ...
    Keeping in mind the max panel wattage is for +-5.5 hours per day on clear sky's, optimally positioned:
    135w x 3 = 405w peak best watts for +-5.5 hours per day.
    Add 2 x 135 makes it 675w

    Is that enough to recharge a 400ah battery bank, which needs:
    You are going to charge at <8% of AH = 30amps - that is ok for weekly cycling i.e. once a week the batts are fully charged, nice for weekend cabin.
    10% = 40amps normally for day to day use.
    15% = 60amps during loadshedding to quickly recharge the bank daily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_terrible_triplett View Post
    Keeping in mind the max panel wattage is for +-5.5 hours per day on clear sky's, optimally positioned:
    135w x 3 = 405w peak best watts for +-5.5 hours per day.
    Add 2 x 135 makes it 675w

    Is that enough to recharge a 400ah battery bank, which needs:
    You are going to charge at <8% of AH = 30amps - that is ok for weekly cycling i.e. once a week the batts are fully charged, nice for weekend cabin.
    10% = 40amps normally for day to day use.
    15% = 60amps during loadshedding to quickly recharge the bank daily.
    If I understand this correct, with my 35amps charging capability (with all 5 panels and optimal conditions and panels optimally positioned), I should be fine for day to day use as long as I don't exceed (675 Watt hours?) as I will be close to your 10% example here?

    I only plan on using this system during load shedding, and only for lights, television and 2 wifi routers. So I'm sure I'll be fine.

    If there is no load shedding, on occasion I will connect the laptops and a camping fridge and small stuff here and there. (I routed a separate cable just for these items)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Die SwartKat View Post
    If I understand this correct, with my 35amps charging capability (with all 5 panels and optimal conditions and panels optimally positioned), I should be fine for day to day use as long as I don't exceed (675 Watt hours?) as I will be close to your 10% example here?

    I only plan on using this system during load shedding, and only for lights, television and 2 wifi routers. So I'm sure I'll be fine.

    If there is no load shedding, on occasion I will connect the laptops and a camping fridge and small stuff here and there. (I routed a separate cable just for these items)
    Correction, you are right, 30amps stuck in my mind ...

    And:
    You are aware that you are re-charging at +-9% of 400AH at 35amps.
    Your loads are monitored so you don't draw that 400ah bank to death each day.
    And you anticipate enough hours to recharge if you have had to use the bank a bit more during loadshedding.
    And the system will keep the batteries charged between loadsheds, with you using some of that money you spent on the batteries now and then.

    Suggestion:
    Max the 150/35 with the 135w panels you currently have.
    Then later, if you want, need, get a 2nd 150/35 with different wattage panels and build a 2nd array ... if you want/need.

    EDIT: Go onto Gumtree, get a 2nd hand one someone else bought (like I did) only to discover they outgrew it. :-)


    And always remember:
    1) Wants vs Needs = huge price difference.
    2) And that the above falls away if this is a hobby. See, their is NO price tag on hobbies.

    Like being a hobby, you could consider a BMV next and use 20% of the bank each day between loadsheds to take some stuff off Eskom, if you want to expand ...

    Use the batteries ... don't let them die one day with never having used them. ;-)
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    Hi Guys.

    Is there perhaps anyone in Pta or Centurion that have a 150W panel that has become a white elephant. I would be willing to buy it.

    Please PM me with contact details.

    Thanks.

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    Morning guys
    I have been on Banggood over and over and all I get is "Shipping: (CN) This warehouse can not ship to your location"
    I have tried various sizes of the inverters although ultimately I want to go off-grid, but none are shipping in any form to SA.
    Smaller items ship, but the shipping is sometimes more than the item.
    I have ordered before from Banggood, but just don't know what the problem is.
    Maybe one of you are able to answer this, or best guess.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(4Tuna) View Post
    Morning guys
    I have been on Banggood over and over and all I get is "Shipping: (CN) This warehouse can not ship to your location"
    I have tried various sizes of the inverters although ultimately I want to go off-grid, but none are shipping in any form to SA.
    Smaller items ship, but the shipping is sometimes more than the item.
    I have ordered before from Banggood, but just don't know what the problem is.
    Maybe one of you are able to answer this, or best guess.

    Thanks
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