New to solar and this site and a little problem to solve with my generator
Thank you for the welcome, I live in northern Europe 60
degrees north so not much sun here at this time of year. I have just installed
an off grid/on grid system on 3 phase and wanted to say hi, introduce myself,
share my experiences, issues and hair tearing out moments. We are now up and
running with a 3 phase solar inverter, 20 PV panels, 3 Inverters/chargers (one
for each phase) 200amphour battery bank at 48 volts and a 4KW 3 phase portable
generator that wont work. And its the gen set that has got me here to start with. Happy to share my experiences as and when I can, I have learnt a lot and lost most of my hair in the process.
Generator works the house when isolated from the solar system but the lights flicker. Our inverters are sensitive to voltage input 180-265 volts and need hertz of 45-65. I tested the voltage and got a reading of 277 at the charger so slowed the generator to get 250 volts but I don't know how to test the frequency. Basically it all works fine on grid and off grid but when I switch over to the generator it is not recognized.