Conext 4024 won't power up

Connected up my new conext 4024 to 24 volt battery bank at 24.5 volt. All three front lights come on, the fan starts up then the unit shuts down!
any ideas out there

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  • MrM1MrM1 Registered Users Posts: 324 ✭✭✭
    edited November 2018 #2
    Do you also have it on AC input power?    When you turn it on,  are there also AC loads on the inverter.  24.5v resting for a battery bank is kinda low.  At 24.5v Open Circuit voltage you are already at 60% SOC.  Once loads are applied it might be going lower than the LBCO for the inverter.  I would start by checking the LBCO setting.  Do you have the System Control Panel (SCP) and/or a combox.  If not you are at the mercy of ALL defaults for SW and I have found most defaults are off. 

    I have my LBCO set to 22.2v and my delay set to 55 seconds so that a large momentary load (think pump motor surge) will not trigger an inverter shutdown. 
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  • MrM1MrM1 Registered Users Posts: 324 ✭✭✭
    Default is 21v for the Conext SW 4024
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  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 28,608 admin
    What is the DC voltage on the input terminals to the Inverter as it powers up?

    Good size battery bank, short/heavy/bolted cables needed for DC power. For example, automotive jumper cables generally do not make good enough connections to start up any good sized inverter.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • mcgivormcgivor Solar Expert Posts: 2,652 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2018 #5
    Try disconnecting all AC loads before powering up, eg. main AC breaker off, 24.5V could indicate a low state of charge, check battery voltage at the DC input during start up see if it sags.  What battery capacity do you have, has the SW4024 been configured with a SCP or Combox or just defaults?.
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  • PhotowhitPhotowhit Solar Expert Posts: 4,799 ✭✭✭✭
    Was the battery at rest when you read 24.5 volts or was it charging off a solar array?
    Home system 4000 watt (Evergreen) array standing, with 2 Midnite Classic Lites,  Midnite E-panel, Prosine 1800 and Exeltech 1100, 660 ah 24v ForkLift battery. Off grid for @16 of last 17 years. Assorted other systems, and to many panels in the closet to not do more...lol
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