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« Reply #210 on: March 03, 2019, 08:16:06 PM »

andrewellis,

That's the blue rope you can see.

One piece of advice for anybody doing this who maybe hasn't before - do not attempt to cable tie or tape different cables together. Things get twisted underground and one day you'll try drawing another cable through and you'll find it doesn't want to. Lesson learnt here.

I'll be blocking the open ends shortly.

That's the Growatt ShineLan box ordered off a certain well known internet auction site.

Regards

Richard
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« Reply #211 on: March 04, 2019, 02:59:22 PM »

Good Afternoon All,

Tea break time. Well that's the three Cat5e cables cable tied to the EV charger cable, hole drilled in the fascia board and with the help of my fibre glass rod cable pulling kit led in to the Utility Room roof space and down through the hatch.

The shortest of the three will plug into an existing CAT5e cable originally intended for the Immersun (in case the wireless function didn't stretch that far), the other two will involve yet another trip to my favourite part ( Grin) of the house, the attic................ There is the lazy b******s approach of course! What's that you do I hear you ask? I could move the new switch thing to the the Utility Room roof space and utilise the one existing already run cable................ Now do I really want to go up in the attic and struggle getting the cables down the other side of the roof entitling several trips back and forth through the hatch in my son's bedroom. Bit of a no brainer really.

All this just to keep the DNO happy and have a hard wired system in case I get it certified.

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« Reply #212 on: March 04, 2019, 03:17:56 PM »

Not sure if youa re aware or not, but you can get ethernet switches that are powered over ethernet (POE) which allows you to place the switch in places that have no power.

One example: 8 port version of:  HP 1810-8G v2

Don't know whether this would help you are not though.
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« Reply #213 on: March 04, 2019, 06:16:01 PM »

Countrypaul,

Clever solution but not particularly cheap!

There is a double mains socket wired up in the Utility Room roof space so power isn't a problem on this occasion.

It all seems to be working currently.

All I need to do now is contact SMA and get a PUK so I can reset the password on the inverter.

Regards

Richard
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« Reply #214 on: March 04, 2019, 07:09:32 PM »

Countrypaul,

Clever solution but not particularly cheap!

There is a double mains socket wired up in the Utility Room roof space so power isn't a problem on this occasion.

It all seems to be working currently.

All I need to do now is contact SMA and get a PUK so I can reset the password on the inverter.

Regards

Richard

I didn't check the price it was the first one I had a link to! I am sure there will be cheaper ones around, but since you don't actually need it probably not worth looking for.  But bear n mind for teh future, might mean you don't have to run another CAT5 all the way across.  extrahappy
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« Reply #215 on: March 05, 2019, 07:46:46 AM »

Countrypaul,

In hindsight I could have put the switch out in the outbuildings and only run the one cable.............. still in the event one cable goes down I have the option to change the set-up.

Currently summoning up the enthusiasm to go outside and wait for it to warm up a bit from the -2oC it is currently.  I'll need to take the cover off the inverter set the Net ID back to 1 and access it via Bluetooth and check on a couple of details before phoning SMA.

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Richard
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« Reply #216 on: March 05, 2019, 09:25:37 AM »

Richard,

Isn't hindsight is a wonderful thing!

Since you would have had to run one cable anyway - all the really hard work would have to be done regardless so congradulations on having done that part. It is usually relatively easy and much cheaper to run multiple cables as you have done rather then run a single cable and add more electronics at the end, it also gives more flexibility and often more reliability.

On our renovation that we moved into last year I opted to put CAT6 into all rooms, at least one pair of CAT6 cables to each room and 3 or 4 pairs into some rooms (just in case), so only a kilometer of cable or so, but already showing the benefits compared to Wifi. No deadspots where the Wifi signal is weak, allows 3 or 4 movies to be streamed at the same time whilst playing Fortnite at the same time (2 kids with Xbox, PC, iPAds etc.).  I would always go for more cables that I thought necessary, and in most cases always a pair of cables at a time.

Now, like you, waiting for the weather to improve before going under the car outside....
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« Reply #217 on: March 05, 2019, 09:51:59 AM »

I'll need to take the cover off the inverter set the Net ID back to 1 and access it via Bluetooth and check on a couple of details before phoning SMA.

Richard, once you install the speedwire module you need to login via Sunny Explorer set to speedwire and use the password for your Sunny Portal registration. Your original password will no longer work.

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« Reply #218 on: March 05, 2019, 04:18:10 PM »

Good Afternoon All,

That's me back from a run - quite a nice day for it up here.

As of 1625 we've generated 19.8kW according to the Immersun which doesn't include the 4.1kW showing on the Growatt.  Lots of hot water in the EHS so house heating coming off that. Did a couple of loads of washing earlier.

nowty - I'll be sending you a PM.

I'm still struggling with accessing the inverter - possibly solvable with some assistance from nowty but I suspect I'll need to get a PUK off SMA which you now have to apply and pay for and they post the information to you. I can understand this up to a point but given how much time I spent on the phone this morning while the guy told me about getting a PUK he could have told it me the code over the phone..........

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« Reply #219 on: March 05, 2019, 09:24:13 PM »

Good Evening All,

Thanks to nowty's suggestion I have been able to access the inverter via Speedwire and using the password that I knew I had set for User/ Installer level access. I seem to be able to see the inverter and SHM 2.0 on the mobile phone app but not on the Sunny Portal web site.

I can't see anything anything coming into the property either making me wonder what the CT is, or isn't doing. Still progress is being made.

I've set the Minimum Insulation Resistance from 625kohm down to the minimum 300kohm and tomorrow I'll try re-connecting the 'defective' panel.

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Richard
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« Reply #220 on: March 06, 2019, 06:28:07 AM »

Huge leap forward, nice one! Smiley
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« Reply #221 on: March 06, 2019, 08:09:26 AM »

Good Morning All,

OK so yesterday was a good sunny generation day with a total of 24kWh according to the Immersun.

I do need to look at the Growatt batteries a bit me thinks. I noted yesterday that it was showing 100% full and 4.1kWh available and according to the Immersun some 3.4kWh were discharged between 1800 and 2100. In a perfect world I guess what I need is a spare battery pack to rotate in and out of the storage unit and get on with some conditioning.

We also diverted 9.4kWh to the EHS and the heat pump was off for 10hrs in the last 24hrs.

Off to the dentist shortly but will report on the results of trying out the 'duff' panel later.

Regards

Richard

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« Reply #222 on: March 06, 2019, 07:10:50 PM »

Good Evening All,

OK so the duff panel is still duff so no more time will be wasted on that.

Secured a UBG SB3600TL-21 today which will replace the currently in place SB3000TL-21. This will then replace the 2off SB1700's on the FIT qualifying panels and move me one stage closer to a more modern system. These two SB1700's will then get sold on to offset the cost of their replacement.

I'm still debating as to whether to acquire another 5kW Growatt battery.

Regards

Richard

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« Reply #223 on: March 07, 2019, 09:47:49 AM »

Good Morning All,

Why are all Growatt batteries for sale on a well known internet auction site sold down south?HuhHuh?? It's the same with PV panels.

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Richard
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« Reply #224 on: March 07, 2019, 11:28:00 AM »

Possibly because the sun never shines north of the midlands? (The eternal gloom and Stygian darkness are not conducive to good sales figures) Wink Wink
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