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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2011, 11:45:36 AM »

Thanks Biff. I was very pleased with the whole input from Simon and Nathan. Unfortunately, when Nathan was digging the trench for the cable, my collie took up residence in the slot and bit him when asked to move aside.
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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2011, 11:50:56 AM »



And here they are.
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« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2011, 12:00:19 PM »

there is life in the old dog yet. Grin
             that old guy probely has a hoard of valuable bones very near hand and is worried about their discovery. you will probely find that nathan has a habit of getting bit.normally on the hand but this time on the back of the leg.
      just think of the respect he has achieved from nathan, hysteria
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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2011, 04:39:29 PM »

looks great nice job  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2011, 11:58:16 AM »

Whilst unsuccessfully trying to make my Ipad talk to the SMA 2500 HF inverter, we have just realised that the bluetooth icon on the SMA does not have a blue light on. The 'c' dial was set to '1' as it says in the manual. Does anyone know if this is a fault?
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« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2011, 12:06:43 PM »

There is a difference between a setting of '1' and a setting between '2' and 'F', but cannot recall the exact wording.  I wasted time on my first one trying to get it communicating on the '1'.  I have never had a problem between '2' and 'F'.
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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2011, 01:35:43 PM »

Notwithstanding that the install is on a stable roof and not on a domestic dwelling, making the panels stand at a steeper angle would raise them more than 200mm from the surface of the roof. This may have planning implications???


As installed it already falls foul of the permitted development rules at is is higher than the ridge.
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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2011, 02:27:06 PM »

Bruce
Thankyou for a very rapid response. As you implied, dial C is set to 1 for communicating with communication devices but can be set to 2,3,4,5,6,7 or F to communicate with other inverters as well as communication devices. I tried it on 2 and then 7 but was unable to connect. The only other possible cause is that dial 'B' for language is set on F when it really should be on 1.
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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2011, 02:38:04 PM »

Perhaps I missed something but dials A & B should normally be on 5 and 8 in UK.  Also after you change dial C are you re-booting the inverter?
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« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2011, 02:50:13 PM »

Bruce
Yes, 5 & 8 are specified in the table for G83/1-1, so I will try that. How do I re-boot?
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« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2011, 03:34:33 PM »

AC off
DC off
wait until everything goes out, count to 10
DC on
wait until it completes its boot checks and is waiting for the grid
AC on
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« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2011, 03:39:22 PM »

Yes, I have been doing complete shutdowns as specified. Thankyou for your advice.
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« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2011, 04:22:53 PM »

Can an ipad talk to a sb2500hf?  You need sunny explorer software which I thought was windows only.  Or can you run that on an ipad?
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« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2011, 04:46:23 PM »

Bruce
I've just read on google that Sunny Explorer only works on Windows, so I will have to buy a bluetooth dongle for my PC.
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« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2011, 08:13:32 PM »

This evening I cleaned the sharp panels (10 off in a single string) with a 2 metre long Leifheit window cleaner using rainwater on the sponge. The glass was a bit grimy and had a few bird shots on it. I chose twilight, after the inverter had switched off, so that the voltage was at a minimum. Also, I wore wellingtons and rubber gloves as well as only holding the plastic handle. This was done while standing on an aluminium stepladder.
Was I in any danger? I did not turn of any isolation switches.
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