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  1. Programmable MATE-3 Grid Use charger activation time (rather than automatically upon switching to Grid USE mode)

    On the MATE-3 when using the Grid Use mode, if the batteries are not at 100% SOC when the grid transitions from DROP to USE during an Interval, the charger will automatically top off the batteries to 100% SOC. Sometimes there is still Sunlight available to top off the batteries after this transition takes place. Suggestion: set a programmable time that the charger will begin its top-off cycle after the Grid Use Interval goes into USE so that whatever Sunlight is available can contribute to the SOC and the charger will only charge well after dark. By doing this, there…

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  2. "Selling" Grid interactive is not selling at all !

    For grid interactive systems It's confusing when the power company says they bought 2 but Optics RE says I sold 100 !-Dashboard could use a an asterisk and explaination or use a different word than "selling" since that extra electricity is going to the main breaker panel for non-critical loads and not back to the power company.

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  3. Automation / user programmable simple "IF and THEN" statements

    Please add a palace to program "IF" and "then" statements. To automate system setting based on conditions. such as " IF PV watts = X THEN drop Grid" or IF time = x:xx THEN enable grid tie Sell" Other software had this ability but is no longer in devilment. This can really make the system much more efficient and save money.

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  4. Display the inverter mode

    I would like to see a change in the dashboard when you hover on a particular bar. Instead of showing the system name, have it show the inverter mode at that time. Have it display from the last ping during that hour whether it is in Grid Tied or Mini Grid etc.

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  5. Mate 3 lights set for lithium ion

    Allow the user to set when the green, amber, and red lights on the mate 3 come on relative to % of charge so they will be meaningful to a lithium ion battery bank. Currently they seem to be set for lead acid and I currently can not find a way to change them

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  6. More remotely operable relays.

    Make a relay bank that is operated via the internet. Something like what controlbyweb makes, but able to be controlled by optics. Many off the grid locations need relays for remote control (battery watering, heater tape cut out, computer hard resets etc.) Being to control everything from your dashboard on optics would be great. The number of remote relays available in your devices is not enough for our needs and I suspect other outback customers are also going to outside vendors for this functionality.

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  7. AC main loss alert

    Power outage or Main AC input loss notification via phone and mail

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    Hello Hector -

    We recently added a “Grid Outage” notification via e-mail. Click the System Tools icon (gear), select notifications, scroll down to the Status section. I think that that’s what you’re after.

  8. Multiple charge controller images

    Simply I think it would be cool to have a separate icon for each charge controller output, so if you had 3 arrays it would show 3 arrays and 3 feeds going to the batteries with there output amounts. It may not be nessacary but it would be a cool feature, also maybe an efficency gauge to show what efficiency the system is running at that point and time.

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  9. Display Windmill/Hydro other inputs.

    Enhance the Power Flow diagram so that each shunt can be represented. I have a windmill on my site and it would be great if I could see what it is doing without having to click on the battery icon and read its particular shunt.

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  10. client monitoring ability

    Being able to give my clients monitoring access to either their system or any systems i would like them to view on my platform.

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  11. mini-tied hybrid mode

    ability to maximize battery filling and grid selling through better transitions from mini-grid to grid-tied. I would like to maximize battery storage but once the batteries fill production ceases. A mini-grid until full, then grid-tied until production ceases (sun goes down) would be ideal.

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  12. Smooth transition from HBX mode to backup battery power during a storm related grid outage

    Can my smart storage system which consists of 40kW PV with 8 GS8048A inverters, 12 cc FM80-150VDC and two battery banks of 24 Energy Cell OPzV 2000 batteries for a total of 48 batteries. I basically have a grid tied energy autonomous system running off HBX mode and at night I run off my batteries until I meet my Voltage or SOC parameter which for most nights I am good to go until sunrise without tapping into the grid.
    I live in South Florida and My question here can there be a simple way to run off HBX as I…

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  13. resolve the operational issues

    How about for the site to work - right now there is no graphs and the calibration for the radian 8048 page is off - way off.

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  14. Load needs to include all inputs

    It seems since the last upgrade, the "To Load" cumulative number no longer includes load used while the generator is running. This doesn't make since to me since load is load no matter which input source is being used. Also, while I'm bringing this up, I would love to see cumulative minutes of absorb charge somewhere on the graphs or dashboard. I love the battery temperature on the dashboard. Thanks.

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  15. Temperature alert

    Add a user settable alert for high or low battery temperature based on the RTS data.

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  16. Ability to Recieve Text for emergencies

    It is nice to be able to get emails notification. But what I'd like would be to get a text for some critical events such as "batteries low" (aka the generator is going to start soon), and "generator failed to start", so I know I have to lower the load immediately to preserve the batteries and not drain them.

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  17. SOC instead of Volt to switch to Grid on GridZero and MiniGrid modes

    Ability to set the SOC% instead of battery voltage to switch to grid for both Grid-Zero and Mini-Grid modes.

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  18. Showing total power from PV array

    I would like to see how much total power is coming in from my solar array. That means Before it's throttled down to charge (and not overcharge) the batteries, for example. I have a rough idea how much is expected in my area (PVWatts calculator) but it would be great to know what the totals of UNUSED solar power from my roof are: would it be worth selling the extra back to the utility? Should I try smelting aluminum or getting a flywheel? (those last two examples are facetious.) Anyway, I'd like to know what the Potential is for my…

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  19. Current Peak stats

    Display Current Peak stats per hour.
    You display hourly, daily, ... yearly peak stats.

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  20. Make 'Charge Parameters Met' on FN-ND an event

    I'd love to have the event 'Charge Parameters Met' for the FN-DC as an event that can trigger an alert e-mail.

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