When is my battery bank supposed to charge?

I have a Schneider Electric Conext SW 4048 AC coupled system with lead acid batteries. I see the battery bank is down to 84% and I am wondering why they are not recharging during the day? I have the charge block set so it does not charge during the evening, but should charge during the day (solar). What am I missing? Thx.

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  • mike95490mike95490 Posts: 7,900Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    I don't know.  Are you using a 24 hour system or 12hr AM/PM ? (set up in the combox & timezone)
    Why not recharge batteries from cheap nighttime power ?
    Talk to the installer ?
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,

  • TheVillagesGuyTheVillagesGuy Posts: 10Registered Users ✭✭
    mike95490 said:
    I don't know.  Are you using a 24 hour system or 12hr AM/PM ? (set up in the combox & timezone)
    Why not recharge batteries from cheap nighttime power ?
    Talk to the installer ?
    12hr AM/PM.

    We don't have cheap nighttime power. All one high price. Wanting to recharge from AC solar power during daylight.

    I installed myself.
  • Raj174Raj174 Posts: 641Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    @TheVillagesGuy
    What are your Chg block start and stop time settings? Keep in mind that the start time will disable charging until the stop setting time is reached. Also the charger is automatically blocked while load shaving.

    Rick
    3600W PV, MNE175DR-TR epanel modified, MN Classic 150, Outback Radian GS4048A, Mate3, 54.4V 207AH LiFePO4 no BMS, 4500W genset.
  • mike95490mike95490 Posts: 7,900Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 6 #5
    I'l bet Raj174 nailed it -
    It's Start Block and Stop Block, not start charge, stop charge
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,

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