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The "KID" charge controller / Re: New type of Aux connector CAUTION
« Last post by solarvic on Today at 02:54:12 PM »
There are sellers on EBAY that are well known.  When they put on their add make offer. I usually do. If they do not respond to either accept your offer or make a counter offer They shouldn,t be allowed to advertise MAKE OFFEDR. I made a reasonable offer of on a !(.97 of $1.97 lower than the asking price and never got a response. Ebay sent me an survey about my recent transaction and I told them   asking me how I liked the make offer. I told them what I said here. After answering the survey from Ebay I decided to make an offer 1 cent higher just to see what happens. About a half hour later I received an email from ebay that the seller honored my new offer. I had read on another forum that this seller never responds to offers. So I guess it does help if you respond to ebay.  So I feel that people that sell stuff should respond to customers questions especially if they sold them the product. 
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The "KID" charge controller / Re: New type of Aux connector CAUTION
« Last post by TomW on Today at 12:59:34 PM »
Possibly  tell them we are mere mortals and don't bite...  as well as being Technically challenged??? ;)

Support can be  a thankless job!

It is a bit archaic to NOT provide quality online support with company staff in this connected age.

Personally, I am surprised at the lack of actual competent tech support from one particular company that shall remain nameless. Of the half dozen phone calls and at least as many support@ emails not one even got me past the voice mail or auto response email telling me how important my support needs were to them.

Tom
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The "KID" charge controller / Re: New type of Aux connector CAUTION
« Last post by Westbranch on Today at 12:16:15 PM »
Possibly  tell them we are mere mortals and don't bite...  as well as being Technically challenged??? ;)
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The "KID" charge controller / Re: KiD - OVR LED explained
« Last post by RetiredTech on Today at 10:35:55 AM »
Hey 88
Thanks for the info. Found the webinar at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfj1Olam8so
Thanks

Brad
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General Discussion / Re: What are your thoughts on desulfators?
« Last post by Chris DIYer on Today at 08:58:42 AM »
Chris - do you ever take specific gravity readings of all your cells ?
It would have been interesting to see any differences in SG readings before and after , might tell if it had made any difference on low cells.

Larry

Haven't done a refractometer SG test (yet). Should have done that...I have a refractometer.

Chris
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The "KID" charge controller / Re: New type of Aux connector CAUTION
« Last post by Halfcrazy on Today at 08:49:31 AM »
I did ask Tech Support to stop by here and comment on this but they do not like to participate int he forum, I also asked for a better explanation of this terminal in the manual but no one thought it was needed

Ryan
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General Discussion / Re: What are your thoughts on desulfators?
« Last post by Chris DIYer on Today at 08:42:47 AM »
Chris , looking at your video again ,Am I seeing that the unit is powered by your battery bank only ?
No external powers ?
http://www.recovermybatteries.com/ex01-12-48-200.html

This one looks to be sealed  ,but the next model up is yours and looks like you can view the internals .
I did read the instruction manual But just to be sure,

VT

Also how long did it take to receive after you paid?
In Canada under the commonwealth , our post is so slow & I know they will use the Canadian extortion of  PAY US or you can't have it.
This is a huge problem in Canada with our customs , they want a tariff/duty/something .
I was going to send it to my Washington address.
VT 

PS Chris , left a Thumbs UP for ya on your channel

Thanks! I paid them via PayPal and the unit came in about a week from England. I am in Oklahoma. Looks like the company absorbed all the fees, tariffs, etc. I have a buddy in Ontario and wanted to send him a part (very small). The tariffs from the US to Canada are unreal. Why? Esp, for provinces that border the states? Seems like shipping to Europe is cheaper. Messed up IMO. Canada/US are like a close family members...shouldn't have to deal with this.

cGs
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The "KID" charge controller / KiD - OVR LED explained
« Last post by pobox88 on Today at 01:44:33 AM »
OVR LED:

The OVR LED can indicate one of three operational parameters for the KiD:

1. Over voltage - a voltage over 150VDC being supplied to the KiD from the PV Array.

2. Over temperature - above 59C, the LED is on         
N.B. above 70C the KiD will shutdown automatically

3. Over current - at 30A the KiD is at its maximum charge current, LED is on.     
N.B. If you set a maximum charge current below 30A, like I have at 23A, the LED will turn on at 23A.

Also, the LED will flicker in response to a fluctuating state e.g. as max current is "dancing" around the maximum current set point, due to clouds etc.

This info is from a MS webinar I stumbled across on Youtube. It's one hour long and contains plenty of info, along with some little nuggets
of gold like the OVR LED explanation.
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Other / Re: Battery Talk
« Last post by CDN-VT on March 26, 2017, 09:03:03 PM »
Yup , Good Addition !!
I moved one of mine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p21iZVFHEZk

Not on  desulfators?

On first Gen Tesla cells

These are not 2170 cells or the SI2170 cells
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General Discussion / Re: battery wiring or copper straps
« Last post by CDN-VT on March 26, 2017, 08:16:02 PM »
I found a few Pix of what I built & used for the early years .
VT
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