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    Conext XW+ charging issue

    So after about 4 months of having to invoke Bulk charging manually on my XW+, a couple weeks ago it started charging on it's own as it discharged down to 47 volts. I have recharge set at 46.5V & Grid Support set to 47V. Don't know why, but I'll take it. It's as if it 'learned' when to recharge. :D
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    Tech Direct Leaf Modules Not Good

    Hi All, I was able to get a $1000 refund thru PayPal on my purchase. I inadvertently closed my dispute on Ebay not realizing there were no other options for redress. PayPal however has provisions for partial refund which Ebay lacks. I explained the situation to PayPal and they ruled in my...
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    Tech Direct Leaf Modules Not Good

    TechDirect refuses to make things right. My post below to the Ebay community looking for help: I recently purchased 49 used Nissan Leaf battery modules from TechDirect for $3200 to double my home energy storage system capacity. Their advertising says the batteries should have a minimum capacity...
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    Tech Direct Leaf Modules Not Good

    FYI DIYers - I purchased 49 Leaf modules from Tech Direct on eBay to double my battery bank capacity. Their advertising says modules have a minimum of 70% from original capacity. This equates to 17.15Kwh for all 49 modules and the ones they sent me have less than 10Kwh of capacity. Instead of...
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    WatchMon Network Issue

    Well, we have evolution. I did another factory reset and went through setup process again and it's all working. Between my extension wire being shorted between conductors early on, a pushed pin on one connector, and operator error :D , problem solved. Can't wait to see how much capacity I have...
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    WatchMon Network Issue

    I've noted that the 4 Leafmons I'm having problems with all power up normally and the green LED's remain on for a while, but then they turn off. Is this normal behavior when they aren't connected to the daisy chain? Thanks.
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    WatchMon Network Issue

    Can't get the last 4 Leafmons to remain powered up when I try to connect. Thus no network connectivity or opportunity to sync.
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    WatchMon Network Issue

    Hi OffGrid, I've done all the debugging you describe. The 3 Leafmons in R/H cabinet work. The reason I ground the cabinets is for AC noise. Car charger and XW+ really close by. The twisting of the wires is to cancel noise. The 4 Leafmons in the L/H cabinet boot up properly but when I try to add...
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    WatchMon Network Issue

    Thanks for the tips Offgrid. I can get the first 3 Leafmons to work. When I plug into any of the 4 in the left cabinet, it flashes red LED and shuts off. Verified all my wires on the right packs. Thought it might be that I hadn't installed ground strap on left cabinet. Did that and the Leafmons...
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    WatchMon Network Issue

    Hi DIYers, I have doubled my Leaf modules. 14S14P. Now I'm having failed communication between LeafMons and WatchMon. The LED Device Identifier function works and correctly identifies all 14 LeafMons but the network test fails. Nothing received. I had to extend the last set of wires by a couple...
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    Conext XW+ charging issue

    Noted this morning XW+ was in the AC Pass Through 1/2 volt void above Recharge Voltage and only drawing about 15 watts. It went into AC Pass Through at 10pm last night at 47 volts and at 6:30am it was at 46.89 volts. Still 0.39 volts above 46.5v recharge setting. So all things being equal, I...
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    Conext XW+ charging issue

    Yup. Mines done that once or twice. It seems theres always a 50 or 60 watt draw from battery to XW when in AC Pass Through. Think mine takes about 8 hours to burn that last half volt and begin charging. I have my grid support & recharge voltageset same as yours. I like to dochargingduring the...
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    Conext XW+ charging issue

    No, clyleadams, I have not resolved the issue. I still need to wire in the Batrium. In my situation with net metering, grid acts as battery so all excess PV goes to grid. Doesnt matter where the AC for charging battery comes from. Ive just been manually bulk charging every few days. Im pretty...
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    Conext XW+ charging issue

    Yes, it finally showed up the other day. Was on back order with my supplier. ComBox for sale on Ebay. Haven't done anything other than get it installed. Still need to wire in the CAN bus to the Watchmon but I'm not in a hurry anyway. I'll let Batrium know they can use my setup for testing...
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    Conext XW+ charging issue

    When you have net metering, the grid acts as a battery. The only drawback of charging at night is that XW+ in AC Pass thru mode during charge cycle so energy stored in Leaf battery not being used at that time to power loads. This is why I will have charge block for nighttime hours once recharge...
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