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« Reply #105 on: March 12, 2020, 09:10:35 PM »

Has anyone used IFTTT to control a device to turn on / off depending on price set points?

I have just bought a cheap plug to play with & can control it via phone but really want to test using it when controlled via Agile pricing but cant do that until we have an Agile account.

Does anyone have a work around?



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« Reply #106 on: March 13, 2020, 05:59:27 AM »


Thanks lads, sorted now. It also turns out that by using the US2000 as the master battery it never dropped below an indicated 100% charge. Using the bottom US2000plus as the master instead gave me true percentage remaining back. Apart from all that, wiring went well...... facepalm

A much more casual depletion of percentage charge remaining now. Repeat mantra to self, I do NOT need a 4th battery. Smiley
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« Reply #107 on: March 13, 2020, 10:05:56 AM »

Ok, I'm intrigued now about the Pylontech self-build option.  Cost? Features?
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« Reply #108 on: March 13, 2020, 10:11:50 AM »

Ok, I'm intrigued now about the Pylontech self-build option.  Cost? Features?

Your looking at around 800 per 2.4kwh Pylontech module, maybe slightly lower if you shop around or haggle on ebay.
The Lux ac controller is 780, a bit less for some of the other options such as Sofar but the Lux comes with a 10 year warranty and has better monitoring and remote control.
The Lux will allow up to 3.6kw discharge (1.2kw per Pylon) with 3 Pylons or more and 2 Lux units can be paralled for up to 7.2kw.
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« Reply #109 on: March 13, 2020, 10:22:09 AM »


Thanks lads, sorted now. It also turns out that by using the US2000 as the master battery it never dropped below an indicated 100% charge. Using the bottom US2000plus as the master instead gave me true percentage remaining back. Apart from all that, wiring went well...... facepalm

A much more casual depletion of percentage charge remaining now. Repeat mantra to self, I do NOT need a 4th battery. Smiley


I thought you always needed a 4th, and a fifth, and sixth, and...   hysteria
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« Reply #110 on: March 13, 2020, 12:07:19 PM »

I thought you always needed a 4th, and a fifth, and sixth, and...   hysteria

It's like computer monitors and kittens, right? Q: How many do you need? A: One more than you've currently got. And repeat.
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« Reply #111 on: March 17, 2020, 03:48:51 PM »

A note of caution on second hand batteries off of ebay. I had a weekend of proving that the 3rd battery was in fact a dud. A SOH of 31%,  sh*tfan I am being refunded and the battery is heading back this evening. I bought a brand new 1 yesterday at about 3 pm and stood amazed when it arrived today at 1 pm. Basildon to Inverurie, pretty quick. The new one was literally plug and play and we now have a charge/discharge rate of 3.6kwh which was the whole idea behind the upgrade, nice to have the extra storage too. If there is ever a 4th, i'll be buying new.... surrender
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« Reply #112 on: March 17, 2020, 03:52:14 PM »

A note of caution on second hand batteries off of ebay. I had a weekend of proving that the 3rd battery was in fact a dud. A SOH of 31%,  sh*tfan I am being refunded and the battery is heading back this evening. I bought a brand new 1 yesterday at about 3 pm and stood amazed when it arrived today at 1 pm. Basildon to Inverurie, pretty quick. The new one was literally plug and play and we now have a charge/discharge rate of 3.6kwh which was the whole idea behind the upgrade, nice to have the extra storage too. If there is ever a 4th, i'll be buying new.... surrender

What did you do to "balance" the batteries? I've heard you have to leave them connected together by the power cables but not to the inverter and with no data connection to eachother or the inverter, for several hours...
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« Reply #113 on: March 17, 2020, 04:17:43 PM »

A note of caution on second hand batteries off of ebay. I had a weekend of proving that the 3rd battery was in fact a dud. A SOH of 31%,  sh*tfan I am being refunded and the battery is heading back this evening. I bought a brand new 1 yeste mirday at about 3 pm and stood amazed when it arrived today at 1 pm. Basildon to Inverurie, pretty quick. The new one was literally plug and play and we now have a charge/discharge rate of 3.6kwh which was the whole idea behind the upgrade, nice to have the extra storage too. If there is ever a 4th, i'll be buying new.... surrender

Strangely enough, I'm waiting for delivery of one myself. Should be here by end of play today.
How did you check the SOH of the new battery ?
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« Reply #114 on: March 17, 2020, 05:23:29 PM »

The SOH of battery is shown in the PV master app once connected to the batteries thru the wifi on the charge controller (look in parameters). I tested my original batteries as masters and both showed 100% SOH then the 2nd hand unit as master and it showed 31% SOH.
No need for special treatment in the hook up. Plug them in. set battery type and volume of same in PV master app and off ye go. Bms does what's required. I do find the full 3.6kw wallop to be epic.
Cheers.
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« Reply #115 on: March 17, 2020, 05:51:09 PM »

The SOH of battery is shown in the PV master app once connected to the batteries thru the wifi on the charge controller (look in parameters). I tested my original batteries as masters and both showed 100% SOH then the 2nd hand unit as master and it showed 31% SOH.
No need for special treatment in the hook up. Plug them in. set battery type and volume of same in PV master app and off ye go. I do find the full 3.6kw wallop to be epic.
Cheers.

Yeah, the Lux ac controller also shows SOH so I'll just hook up the new battery on its own to check it before connecting it to the other 2.
It just came and has about 30% more charge than the other 2 so I'll need to discharge it a bit first anyway before balancing them.
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« Reply #116 on: March 17, 2020, 06:40:01 PM »

All good, new battery (well, 2nd hand from ebay dated 2017) up and running and 100% SOH. 👍
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« Reply #117 on: March 17, 2020, 06:50:10 PM »

Nice one!
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« Reply #118 on: March 17, 2020, 07:42:42 PM »

Yeah turned out to be a good buy at 600 delivered.
For future reference in case anyone else is looking for 2nd hand batteries, the seller is South West Renewables on eBay with 100% feedback score.
Very quick delivery too, ordered Sunday and arrived today.
Although they seem to be out of Pylontechs for the time being.
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« Reply #119 on: March 17, 2020, 07:48:44 PM »

Well, they will have one more tomorrow.... just been picked up at mine.
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