tittiger: Problems with two Outback FM80s tied to one battery bank

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  • tittigertittiger Registered Users Posts: 2
    edited November 2020 #2
    It seems as if I am not the only one to attempt this.   I went to the Flexmax 8o page and  sadly not a darn thing to guide the purchaser in this matter that does not seem to be rare.

    This thread did little else but confuse me.  No one went over to Outback and  got their advice and put it here..   If I can't get these to work it's going to cost me $1500 to fix the problem.   Lack of product  basic information on on the web site has cost me $$$$  multiple times and it's frustrating as hell.
    Is it too much to ask  to get good/complete info   on the products that we buy?



  • mcgivormcgivor Solar Expert Posts: 3,854 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    tittiger said:
    It seems as if I am not the only one to attempt this.   I went to the Flexmax 8o page and  sadly not a darn thing to guide the purchaser in this matter that does not seem to be rare.

    This thread did little else but confuse me.  No one went over to Outback and  got their advice and put it here..   If I can't get these to work it's going to cost me $1500 to fix the problem.   Lack of product  basic information on on the web site has cost me $$$$  multiple times and it's frustrating as hell.
    Is it too much to ask  to get good/complete  on the products that we buy?

    Welcome to the forum

    Perhaps you should start a new discussion explaining your particular issue, this will be more effective in getting responses than a 7 year old thread. There are many hear now who have experience with the Flexmax controllers that  may not have been members back then.
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  • PhotowhitPhotowhit Solar Expert Posts: 5,805 ✭✭✭✭✭
    tittiger said:
    It seems as if I am not the only one to attempt this.   I went to the Flexmax 8o page and  sadly not a darn thing to guide the purchaser in this matter that does not seem to be rare.

    This thread did little else but confuse me.  No one went over to Outback and  got their advice and put it here..   If I can't get these to work it's going to cost me $1500 to fix the problem.   Lack of product  basic information on on the web site has cost me $$$$  multiple times and it's frustrating as hell.
    Is it too much to ask  to get good/complete info   on the products that we buy?
    We are all responsible for learning about the equipment we purchase. You might find some more info by asking on the Outback Forum Here;
    https://forum.outbackpower.com/

    Likely you aren't in such a bad position. Before the system voltage reaches close to the bulk/absorb point, both charge controllers should work properly. That's 80% full, then if one cut out, the batteries will start allowing less current to flow into them (assuming lead acid batteries).

    Bill might split this off into it's own subject. Might make 1 reply so he knows it's not just a waste of time.
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