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pobox88

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KID sync mode - how does it function?
« on: March 18, 2017, 01:25:28 AM »
I have two KIDs on identical solar PV array setups. (Installed it up this way to give/allow redundancy if one system goes belly up).
The PV arrays are located next to each other same orientation and no shadin.

Questions:

Is it normal for one KID to be resting while the other is running in BULKMMPT?
Why does one KID have its full charge and float LEDs on, while the other does not?

The KID with the WHIZZBang is the unit resting and no LEDs illuminated. It has also started clicking
after running in sync mode for a week, both array strings are in full sun.



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Re: KID sync mode - how does it function?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 11:53:42 AM »
Suspect there is a WBjr setting that is causing the difference.
Please post the settings for each so we can understand justwhat might be going on.
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Re: KID sync mode - how does it function?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 08:40:12 PM »
Just updated to version 1856 firmware. My best guess, it was the loss of communication between the two KIDS. I can't remember where I read about the sync/communication problem, but in my case it appeared after three to five days after resetting the KIDS and re-entering the battery specs. So far 1856 is working well ... thanks guys

It's nice to see the "M" and "S" displayed on the LCD. Gives confidence that the sync setup is running as expected.

Is there a way to set the date to local time?

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Re: KID sync mode - how does it function?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 09:53:41 AM »
The issue is back. The KIDs are "resting" again at random times.

It's as if there is a loss of comm's between the two KIDs, and then they randomly re-establish comm's and then both KIDs start charging together.

@ Westbranch - I don't think it's a Whizzbang setting, the issue still exists when the Whizzbang is deselected.