Easysolar II GX 3000VA Venus WiFi issue

I installed a 48V 3000 Easysolar II GX in Feb this year, when I was commissioning the plant and setting it up on the portal we had an issue with the Wifi network from the Venus and for the life of me couldnt get it to come on again. Does anyone know what we can do to sort this out? I know on the Venus you can reset the wifi network but with the Easysolar its not easy to get to the Venus.

rossmuller1 asked

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MultiPlus 48/5000/70-100 Alarm temperature sense error

I have been getting an alarm going of every day for a few weeks, not relay shore how to resolve the problem.

the error reads as follows: MultiPlus 48/5000/70-100 Alarm temperature sense error.

i have the all in one EasySolar unit with colour control and the BYD Battery-Box Pro 10.0 with 4 batterys in it.

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Jakecloss asked
Matthias Lange answered ·

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EasySolar MPPT and Multiplus configuration

Dear community, good night


I wanted to know if the MPPT and Multiplus Inverters incuded in an EasySolar bundle can be configurated remotely via the VRM + Color Control GX.


Thanks for your attention.


Best regards,


Javier.

Javier Moran asked
JohnC answered ·

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Connecting a Generator to Easysolar IIGX

Hi guys,

I'm scared...

I have connected a cable to my Easysolar IIGX ready to connect a generator for supplemental charging on cloudy days when I still want to run bigger energy draining appliances. I am confident with my wiring, and have connected to the correct 'AC in' (as per manual). Now that it is time to test the generators charging capacity I realise there is very little info surrounding this in the associated literature. I do not know what to expect to see upon successful charging?

The manual also states in section 4.1.7-4.1.9

PowerControl – maximum use of limited AC power

The product can supply a huge charging current. This implies heavy loading of the AC mains or generator. Therefore a maximum current can be set. The product then takes other power users into account, and only uses 'surplus' current for charging purposes.

and...

Programmable

All settings can be changed with a PC and free of charge software, downloadable from our website www.victronenergy.com

. See this manual for more information - https://docs.victronenergy.com/veconfigure.html


I am wondering if it should be ok to start my generator with whatever 'factory settings' are in the unit...as I have not Installed/used VEConnect in setting up the unit...only the 'Victron connect' app which gives very limited adjustment to the system? (battery voltage, float/absorbtion etc...)


It is a very simple system, 6xPV's with one 48V Lithium battery only...and is working very well.


I do not want to hurt the unit, it being my 'off-grid' full time supply.

Wolfskin asked
The Doon answered ·

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Connect 24V DC power supply to EasySolar

Dear community, good morning

Is it possible to power the DC bus of an Easysolar 24/3000 with a benchtop power supply?. I have no batteries in stock right now and I need to power it on in order to configure some settings and register on the VRM. I will only power the DC bus and will not connect the AC inputs.

Is this safe to do?

Thanks for your input.

Besy regards!


Javier Moran asked
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EasySolar stuck in Storage mode

I own an EasySolar system comprising of a Multiplus Compact 24V/1600W/40A and BlueSolar charger MPPT 100/50 (Rev 2) fed by 4 x 250W solar panels, with 4 x 12v/170Ah Victron AGM Super cycle lead acid batteries as storage.

If I run the system in the “Batterylife” ESS option, the batteries discharge to the SOC level(s) – 80% - at which point the solar charger appears to become disabled and all appliances are left running on a grid feed.

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Changing the mode to “Keep batteries charged” re-enables the solar charger, thus allowing solar to run any system load, and slowly recharges the batteries back to full capacity over a week or so. At night, any system load is met via the grid feed however, rather than from the batteries.

If I reset the system from the Color Control panel (MultiPlus Compact >Advanced >Reset), this succeeds in shifting the system from Storage to Absorption/Float and rapidly recharges the batteries, as well as allowing them to power any system load overnight.

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However, after around 48 hours the battery voltage drops and the system then reverts back to Storage mode.

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The batteries discharge to the SOC level, which disables the MPPT and requires me to intervene again as above.

The company that installed my system initially attempted some remote fixes, but did not resolve the problem. They now no longer respond to any contact from me.

I understand from this forum that this is not an uncommon problem, although solutions appears to be scarce. It seems that the Storage mode can be disabled via the VEConfigure set-up system, but I am not trained to do this myself, nor am I certain if this would fix this problem.

Just wondering how to get the system working properly, any advice appreciated.

KeithS asked
KeithS commented ·

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Victon EasySolar - Generator current limiting from the CCGX controller

Hey, is it possible to Limit the generator input current from a CCGX without using veconfigure


SamJ asked
Mark answered ·

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ac coupling easysolar

I read that the easysolar system incorporates a multiplus. As multiplus allows ac coupling does this mean easysolar also allows ac coupling?

stephenjdrew66 asked
Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) commented ·

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Multiplus vs Easy Solar

I am trying to work out why I would use a Mutliplus 48/5000/70 and a separate MPPT 100/50 Solar Regulator versus using the EasySolar 48/5000/70-100MPPT150/100 all in one .

The only extra feature I can see is the Power Control feature on the Multiplus - which it seems can be done anyway via the Colour Control Panel on the Easy Solar. Also the easy solar has AC distribution and Colour Control Panel etc

When i compare the cost it seems the Multiplus and Regulator and Colour Control Panel will cost quite a bit more more than the same Easy Solar?


Feel Like I am missing something? Anyone have any ideas on any more advantages of the Multiplus setup

JEZ asked
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EasySolar-1600 possible to charge LifePo4 AND Starbatterie?

Hey there,

I am using an EasySolar in a Van, in the instruction it says:

4.4.1 Second Battery The MultiPlus Compact has a connection (+) for charging a starter battery. For connection see appendix 1

But where is appendix 1? I can only find appendix A/B/C in the manual.

Is it possible to charge different batterie types, starterbattery and lithium boardbattery?
If so, would it be charged only with connected AC or by solar as well?

thanks in advance

saramis asked
LKLMEnterprises answered ·

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EasySolar ESS randomly switches charging-discharging mode

hi, when charging or discharging battery in ESS mode, EasySolar 48/3000 / 35-50 randomly switches mode - float / discharge, bulk / discharge ... This is repeated approximately once time in 3 minutes. Behavior is the same as at minimum power and at maximum power.


The strange behavior of the inverter is seen on the video


Firmware on all devices is updated. I use 1f grid meter and Fronius Primo in AC OUT, grid setpoint -20W. In several posts, a similar behavior of the inverter has been solved, it has always been solved by new firmware. I have the latest firmware - 433.

Please help me what to do, or if it is a standard behavior. Thanks Ondra


(I apologize for my English, I am not a native speaker )

Ondra asked
Stanislav Vávra commented ·

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Ac In At EasySolar 12/1600: 70v Ac Even though the Grid is Not connected

Hi there,

I just observed something strange: The Grid is Not connected But when I Turn on the Switch for the Ac Input there is 70volts ac on the AC IN.

An IF i do connect the Grid, the whole unit goes into alarm mode.

Does anybody have an idea or has Seen this behavior before ?

Faraday asked
Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) commented ·

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EasySolar limiting charge from solar

EasySolar 3000 48v

Unit (mppt?) is limiting charge. looked at previous questions on here but didn't find resolution.

as per attached video.

won't get batteries to absorption voltage 58.8V. appears to target voltages other than what it should.

batteries 8 trojan fla 6v

on full sun days it still won't get to voltage yet i can see on those days it has put back in what i use. problem is on the non sunny days i don't make headway to putting charge back in. some days it can hold back over 200w input from the 1kw solar panels which is a fair chunk missing in daily use.

attached video is with vacuum cleaner starting up.

bmac asked
Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) answered ·

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Easysolar GX Pushbutton A, and GX device not connecting

Hello All,

I See many people are having problems with the GX device working and then suddenly stopping. I have similiar troubles. I managed to connect via my phone and since then cant find the device anywhere.

How can one reset the GX device to factory defaults?? And what does Pushbutton A do??


Regards



LeonB asked

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Virtual switch settings on VeConfig

270W solar panels- EasySolar 48/3000 (Multi) with MPPT 150/50- 4x200 Ah gel batteries in series for 48V . BMV 700 - CCGX Color control. No Grid feed in allowed . Grid available for AC IN.

I am having serious difficulties setting up ESS / Assistant with VEConfig.

When looking at what Virtual Switch can offer, I realize this is far enough for what I want to do.

1_ Use as much solar as possible to recharge the batteries ,

2- Set VS for Grid ACIn to come ON when batteries are too low (50 V) or when a heavy load is powered .

I have set up VS on VEConfig . All seem OK; I have "sent" the settings .

However, I do not see my Multi behaving according to the VS settings . Example . i have SET AC IN "ON" if more than 3000 W is requested , or if batteries get lower to 50 V.

Right now my batteries are 52 V, and my AC OUT loads are 500 w.

Until I solve the VS settings problem, I have my EasySolar "ACIN" breaker on "OFF" as I do not need , nor want any AC IN .

If I turn on the AC In breaker with these voltage / Watts described above, my AC In comes in ? It should not.

Did I forget something after setting VS on VEConfig ?

Thanks

Herve RV Nizard asked
Sudi commented ·

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MPPT 100/50 - 1 PV input shorted from 3 available PV inputs?

I have installed an off-grid EasySolar 1600 with 24V battery (2x 12V) and 3 solar panels. I connected them to PV input 1, 2 and 3 of the EasySolar (MPTT 100) and sadly one panel connection was reversed and although it should be reversed polarity protected the input (of entire MPTT?) was blown. Saw the smoke coming out and smelled it, from which I draw the conclusion this was really burnt out. This was on PV input nr 2.

I disconnected this input but the other inputs seem to be working. As I have no more monitor (BMV7xx) in this system I cannot see the battery charging levels but I do see the bulk led on with the other PV inputs correctly connected. Is there an easy way to be sure it still works correctly?

Could it be that the 3 PV inputs are internally separated and separately fused so only PV input 2 is affected?

EricK1974 asked
ejrossouw answered ·

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MultiPlus-II 48/3000/35-32 (ACOut2 switchable)

Hi to all,

I have an EasySolar-II-GX 48/3000 system everytime you load in an ESS the system immediately reports a VE BUS error 8. checked all earthing and all is in place. disconnected all wires and unit still has the VE Bus Error 8. Can anyone help

Mr Jameszw asked
Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) answered ·

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How do I make software changes to my 48/3000/35 Easysolar to accept Ryobi RGN2500B?

I have read Multiplus Genrator FAQ and cannot access 'Disable UPS mode', 'Enable Dynamic Current limiting' or 'Weak AC' through Color Controller to make software changes to accept my 2000W 8.33A generator. It is not recognised at all despite setting Input 1 to generator. I assumed Easysolar came with easy BT or WIFI interface. Do I have to purchase additional hardware to make such changes?

I am running offgrid 240V in New Zealand. I have updated software to latest version by Ethernet through USB connection to my mobile data on Tablet. Since update I have been unable to access internet. My system has been registered on VRM. I don't have access to local Victron support so are configuring myself.

I got a 600Mbps: 5GHz 433Mbps, 2.4GHz 150Mbps that supports 802.11 ac standard wifi dongle but this has not been recognized by system. I have USB connected my phone and have been unable to access any internet or VE Configure settings.


southost asked
Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) commented ·

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Connecting Victron Easysolar?

Have just received my 24/3000 easysolar for my stand alone power system.

Its replacing an old Selectronic SA22 and controller, thats still working good. We're revamping the entire system . Batteries, panels and inverter.

Because the SA22 is connected directly do the house fuse/relay box am confused. The SA 22 only had a power point on the front, 35m2 cables going to the batteries, and then a power line going to the fuse box.


When I disconnect the SA 22 can I just run a line directly into the easysolar from the fuse box?

Where does it get connected to on the easysolar?

I'd rather keep the fuse box in place.


Thanks


onrbikes asked
onrbikes answered ·

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EasySolar 24/1600/40-16 inverter when supplying asymmetrical loads.

I’ve noticed when an old 900w hair dryer is running at full power the EasySolar runs quietly with a low level buzz. After a while the cooling fan will operate.

However when half power is selected the buzz from the EasySolar (transformers?) is most pronounced. I surmise the half power setting on the hair dryer is likely achieved by a thyristor chopping the current waveform in half.

Will any damage to the inverter ensue from this mode of operation? Are there implications for the longevity of the EasySolar if this type of load were to be sustained?

Reason tells me not to use the half power setting of the hair dryer. But it was only noticed by accident when temporarily depleting the battery charge while setting up the system.

My concern is, at a future date, I intend to use the inverter to power an air-source heat pump which has an ‘intelligent’ compressor mode to optimise efficiency.

My concern would be how the EasySolar’s inverter would handle the compressor (stated steady consumption 470 watt) if it provided an asymmetrical load when in ‘optimised’, reduced power consumption mode

Any advice please?

rmgalley asked
Alexandra answered ·

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Easysolar II - specific scenarios

If someone can clarify if these scenarios are possible, I would be most grateful. All these scenarios are for off-grid use with ac being only used to supplement the solar power and not to feed back to the grid.

When PV is providing power

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Use PV+Battery for all loads. If exceeding the load capacity of the inverter/battery, then pull from the ac mains seamlessly. Otherwise ac is not used.

When PV is not providing power (low light/night)

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Use battery for all critical loads. If battery depleted switch to ac. Do not charge battery from ac, but charge next day from PV.

Use ac for non-critical loads. If ac power fails, switch to battery for these loads automatically.

Shankar Giri asked
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How much airflow per watt of inverter load?

As much as I'd love to mount my Phoenix 12/1200 in free air, it just has to be in a compartment. I can add all the fans I like, though. How much is enough?

The Phoenix datasheet quotes its "max" efficiency at 92%, I'm going to be a little pessimistic and figure 85%. If 15% of 1200 watts is turning into heat, that's 180 watts I need to move.

Hey, that's pretty similar to the TDP of an average PC, which is adequately cooled by a pair of 25cfm case fans, so I figure something like 50cfm ought to do it. I'm looking at a fan rated at 62cfm, maybe I only need one of those.

There MUST be a more rigorous way to figure this, but all the formulas I find require you to know things I don't know, like the thermal resistance of my heatsink. (Okay, that's internal to the Phoenix, and anyway, it has its own fans so I'm lost at how to even begin.) Does my cocktail-napkin math sound sane, at least?

Also, since I don't have the unit in-hand yet, does anyone happen to know which side of the Phoenix is its intake and which side is the exhaust? The manual says not to mount it with the fan on top, but I can't tell from the photos which side that even is.

Thanks in advance!

nbezanson asked

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How to force charging batteries at night from grid on an EasySolar with an ESS configuration ?

Actually, my problem was that my SOC was toping at 89% and the EasySolar didn't accept to charge the batteries anymore.

After a little discharge, (SOC at 84% this morning) it finally accepted to charge them.

Now the question is "Why does the EasySolar don't realize that the battery is full ?"

Is there a way to reset the soc at 100% ?

Please tell me if I am in the wrong way of thinking.

Config : EasySolar 3000VA 48V - 500AH LeadAcid Batteries - 2000W solar panels - set up 1 month ago.

StephDuyns asked
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Easysolar 12/1600 install in a van, panel wiring and LiFeYPO4 settings

Hi,


Bought into Victrons sales speech for Easysolar 12/1600 product for a van project, but it seems some things still remain unanswered. I've read the manual and done the search. This setup will be used year round in different locations, some shaded some not and temperatures will vary mostly between -5 to +25 celsius. I will be living off-grid full time in the vehicle, so i opted for what i believe is a quality product from a European manufacturer, and i really want to like it.


Being that solar power is somewhat of a new option in the energy market (for the average consumer i mean) and it's popularity will grow together with the advance of battery technology. I find that that the manual and available information for a product labeled as Easysolar is lacking. I really think Victron is on to something here, but the documentation needs to be improved.


Ranting aside, to avoid frying my expensive gear and to get this right the first time, i have come here at the fountain of knowledge to be assisted and educated. So please take time to read this post thoroughly.


My setup will be:


Easysolar 12/1600

https://www.victronenergy.com./inverter-charger-mppt/easysolar#pd-nav-image


3x GWL SunnyPoly 165w panels

https://shop.gwl.eu/Solar-PV-Systems/Solar-panel-GWL-Sunny-Poly-165Wp-36-cells.html?listtype=search&searchparam=165wp


12v 260ah LiFeYPO4 winston battery with BMS123Smart for monitoring (link is to 200ah battery, otherwise specs should be similar)

https://shop.gwl.eu/Winston-12V-sets/12V-2-4kW-LiFePO4-set-with-200Ah-cells-BMS-mobile-monitoring.html


Now for the list of actual questions:


1. Series or parallel panel wiring:

-I am under the assumption that parallel wiring would be better for shaded areas, but series better for more challenging conditions. So far I'm going for parallel wiring, will this work? Do i have enough voltage coming out of the paralleled panels to charge my system when in less optimal conditions? Is there a reason i should consider series?


2. If wired parallel, where to connect:

-there are inputs for 3 strings of panels on the Easysolar, is there a difference whether i connect the panels parallel in the roof and come down with one set of connectors and wires or is it better to wire and connect all 3 panels separately? I am inclined to wire them separately just because it would seem more serviceable and more robust to have less connectors and all 3 panels having their own set of cabling all the way from panel to the CC, this make any sense?


3. Inverter/charger settings

-i do not have any kind of color control monitor or such, i only have one VEdirect to usb -cable which i gather is not compatible with the inverter/charger portion of Easysolar but would need a VEbus to usb cable(?). However, when i check the manual page 16 for the table for dip-switch operable voltage settings - there is no setting for lithium batteries to be found at all? What settings do i NEED and HOW to set them now (with either dip-switches or by acquiring the VEbus-cable)?


4. Charge controller settings:

-now this one seems to have a rotary selector for LiFePO4, so that's something that is finally Easy as the name suggests. Apart from flicking the switch to seven is there any additional settings i NEED to change in order to keep my battery healthy? I quess this would be done with the VEdirect to usb cable and a computer then?


5. Is there anything else i need to reconsider before going with this setup?

-i've already acquired the gear mentioned above and will install these in the coming weeks. This will be the single most important aspect of my van, so i would like it to work since it will be a pain in the ass to redo once the project is finished.


Thank you for reading this far, please reply if you have an answer to one of my questions.


-miikka


MHakulinen asked
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Is possible working with an Easy Solar 24/1600 40-16 230 Vac in 3- Phase?

Hello people, is my first Question in the communityy ;)

I have a inquiry about the capabitily that operaton of the 3 Easy Solar 24/1600 40-16, 230 Vac. We will deloveped an proyect of investigation with an university of the south of Chile.
According to the manual it could, but we have known that it might not be possible.
Someone tried? or did it?

Thanks

Alf

Alfredo Rojas asked
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Victron EasySolar 48/5000/70-100 150/100 Color Control

Guten Tag,

ich habe von der Fa. Victron energy ein Kompaktgerät (Victron EasySolar 48/5000/70-100 150/100 Color Control) welches einen Wechselrichter für PV-Zellen integriert hat.
Gleichzeitig ist in dem Gerät ein Ladegerät enthalten welches Batterien laden kann.

https://www.victronenergy.de/inverters-chargers/easysolar

https://www.photovoltaik4all.de/victron-easysolar-48/5000/70-100-150/100-color-control?number=VE25246

Datasheet-EasySolar-with-Color-Control-DE.pdf

# wieviele PV-Zellen können in Reihe bzw. Parallel angeschlossen werden?

wieviele können PV-Zellen in einem String angeschlossen werden? Und wieviele Strings soll gemacht werden?

Typ ------------Nennleistung Pmpp ---Nennspannung Umpp--- Nennstrom Impp--- Kurzschlussstrom Isc-- Leerlaufspannung Uoc

AC-275P/60S ------275 Wp------------ 31,47 V --------------------8,74 A ----------------9,24 A------------------- 38,50 V


Systemspannung 1000 VDC.

# Wie werden die Anschlüsse angeschlossen werden? Müssen Alle angeschlossen? Und wie werden die Spannung und der Strom drin gerechnet?

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Hwait asked
Hwait commented ·

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low voltage on inverter while bmv shows 90% battery

hi guys, my system is behaving strangely...thw bmv 700 shows 89%, but the inverter keeps showing low battery alarms and keeps switching on/off. am not on ESS..firmware 2620159...easysolar 48/3000/35....help

Aizen asked
Aizen commented ·

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EasySolar II-GX max power... (48/3000/35)

So commissioned a new system a few days ago, it’s standalone with 4x200ah “cranker” batteries. Has ESS and 4kw of panels ..


Ran a “grid fail” test with a load of 2376w (as according to the console) and it went straight to overload and shut down the ac out for long enough to reset every computer. This didn’t happen at 2100w(ish)...


Ambient temp was 21C and batteries >90% charged.


Thought these units are supposed to handle 3000W for a short time and 2400W continuous at 25C?


Thoughts?


Michelle


misullivan asked
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EasySolar-II GX and ECO4840P batteries

Hello to all,

Can anyone please advise if the EasySolar-II GX will integrate properly with PowerPlus Energy (Aust) ECO4840P battery banks that have built in proprietary BMS with no communications capability?

The ECO4840P's are not listed in the Victron Battery Compatibility list however PowerPlus Energy state that model ECO4840P is compatible with Victron but there is no clear statement about working specifically with EasySolar-II.

My new EasySolar-II system is fully connected to 2 x ECO4840P's and the EasySolar MPPT charger is being held in OFF state by the GX device.

Just wondering if it's because the GX can't talk to a BMS?

Any advice appreciated.

Kind regards Andrew.


OutbackAndy asked
OutbackAndy commented ·

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Internet connection problem in Colour Control

Hi,

I have enjoyd using Easysolar 3000 in my summer cottage. This off-grid installation has been connected to internet by using mobile phone’s usb hotspot - and this did worked well until MAY 2019.

So last spring -a year ago - usb internet connection stopped working and haven’t worked since. I’ve updated firmwire to latest version several times, tried different phones and connections, contacted national (Finnish) importer...

My understanding is that this connection problem is not due to mobile but instead of Easysolar. I’d love to have this fixed at last now when summer is about to start.

What should I do? Is there a chance that something has broken? Could I buy a and use wifi-dongle to connect wia wlan?



MINO20 asked
ejrossouw answered ·

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