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« on: August 30, 2013, 10:53:22 AM »

Has anyone ever used one of these inverters.  The specs look good, but do they work!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4000W-48V-pure-sine-wave-solar-smart-UPS-inverter-charger-max-50A-/161044036501
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 11:55:22 AM »

 Hi Clive,
 I have used quite a few of the 1kw x 48v inverter/controller chinese Y/S ones and never had one go wrong yet.
   Then again I have used the 120volt x 2kw old type low frequency jobs which are bullit proof.That one you put up is a 4kw x 48volt with a 30 amp charger it is a double conversion job with the latest hi-tec toys and for the money it is exellent value.
     The chinese inverters/controllers/chargers have come a long long way from the old kettle element in the grey box.
  I have blown most of the big names but have only manage to crock one old chinese grey box controller. hysteria
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 12:03:41 PM »

My Trace is gone again and this time I think its beyond repair Sad   Yet again as soon as I get something working, something else breaks Sad
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2013, 12:07:07 PM »

I like the idea of the RJ45 port, but would like more details.  It would be very handy if the unit can be controlled via IP, meaning I can control it via a Raspberry Pi
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2013, 12:38:11 PM »

They're Taiwanese not Chinese, huge difference  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013, 12:40:15 PM »

They're Taiwanese not Chinese, huge difference  Grin

ah Paul!  Can I have your Trace inverter, pretty please with sugar on top?
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2013, 12:52:42 PM »

If it ever dies CJ you can have it for the price of the postage  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2013, 01:25:59 PM »

If it ever dies CJ you can have it for the price of the postage  Wink

 signofcross  Lets hope that its soon Tongue   hysteria
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2013, 01:28:30 PM »

It looks the same as a unit which is quite popular here in Spain sold by these guys: http://www.tab.com.es/ENG/vx1.aspx
As far as I remember there was one chap who mentioned an issue with using the solar charger + grid at the same time.  Think it alway prioritised grid over solar for charging or sometihng like that (obviously don't hold me to it Smiley )

Other than that have not heard any other complaints.
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2013, 02:12:22 PM »

actually this funny cause i was in contact with the seller just yesterday for a 2400 watt unit with 50 a solar charger for a friend of mine   ..... , very fast response ....

No risk no fun .... whistlie
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2013, 02:18:00 PM »

Let me know how it goes Billi, I have asked for more details, mainly about the "comm" port.  I'm hoping the RJ45 is an ethernet port and has a built in web-server!!

PS I wonder if shipping together would lower the deliver charge?
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2013, 02:22:37 PM »

will not order for a while ....

I changed the rest of the messages from "Chinese" to "Taiwanese" as well  , after you changed your thread opener 
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2013, 02:49:10 PM »

Let me know how it goes Billi, I have asked for more details, mainly about the "comm" port.  I'm hoping the RJ45 is an ethernet port and has a built in web-server!!

Yep, it comes with PC software the RJ45 is an ethernet port.  I'll ask the Spanish reseller for a quote, will be less hassle ordering with EU.
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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2013, 04:46:06 PM »

Ed just noted that the RJ45 is apparently for RS232.  It definitely has pc software available though.
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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2013, 04:58:52 PM »

Ed just noted that the RJ45 is apparently for RS232.  It definitely has pc software available though.

Yes I was afraid of that!  The cable in the photos looks like a serial cable.
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