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Pylontech High Voltage Alarm US3000

Hi,

We have just replaced batteries with Pylontech US3000 x 2 on an existing off grid solar system. We are getting a high voltage warning with the SOC at 81%. We have updated all the firmware to the lastest release as directed on the victron and pylontech page.


Here are the details of the system


Victron easy solar with 48V, 3KVA Multiplus, 150/70 blue solar MPPT, 2 x US3000 Pylontech Batteries.


Firmware Versions

CCGX - V2.63

MultiPlus 3KVA - V2620459

MPPT 150/70 - V1.54

VRM Portal ID - 508cb1e4251b


Please Help

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At what battery voltage you get that alarm?

@seb71 I am getting an alarm between voltage range 50 and 52

seb71 avatar image seb71 Chethan Bandi ·

Your Absorption voltage might be too high.

Charge Voltage Limit should be 52.4V, not 53.2V (unless the Pylontech always reports 53.2V, even with the voltage override).


PS

Did you added those images later or I missed them?

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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

Hi @Chethan Bandi,

This alarm is usually caused by an internal cell imbalance within the lithium battery.

There are several things you can do, depending on what is available to you.

The first thing I would do is safely isolate the batteries, so they are individually connected at a time, and then charge them both to 100% one by one.

You may find that this immediately identifies one of the modules as being more 'out of balance' than the other.

If both batteries are able to be charged to 100% individually without alarms, then reconnect them (while both are fully charged to 100%) together in parallel and see if that resolves the issue.

If one, or both batteries do not reach the 100% charge state without alarms, then they will need to be balanced. The cell balancing occurs at the top end of the charge cycle. So bring the batteries up to the point where there is alarm, and then restrict the current to a slow trickle, only a few amps. You can do this by setting a manual charge current limit in the DVCC menu of the GX device. This should allow the battery to balance charge without triggering further alarms.

Depending how imbalanced the battery is, this could take a long time.

We are working on tools from our end to help improve this process, but for now I believe this the best way.

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cristimv answered ·

As already mentioned, and also personally experienced, this is normal with new commissioned batteries. Be patient, in 2-4 days this should go off, as cells will be balanced. You can also check this using the Pylontech software BatteryView (you will need a console cable for this).

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ewalderasmus answered ·

@Chethan Bandi


Is the alarm continuously there and you cannot clear it? or does it clear when the inverter is on? and reoccur every 3 days?

regards Ewald

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@ewalderasmus

Yes the alarm is continuously there