Continental Home MATE2 Speaker System User Manual

MATE
System Controller and Display
Installation and User Manual
for the OutBack MATE and MATE 2
Warranty
Dear OutBack Customer,
Thank you for your purchase of OutBack products. We make every effort to assure our power conversion
products will give you long and reliable service for your renewable energy system.
As with any manufactured device, repairs might be needed due to damage, inappropriate use, or unintentional
defect. Please note the following guidelines regarding warranty service of OutBack products:
• Any and all warranty repairs must conform to the terms of the warranty.
• All OutBack equipment must be installed according to their accompanying instructions and manuals with
specified over-current protection in order to maintain their warranties.
• The customer must return the component(s) to OutBack, securely packaged, properly addressed, and shipping paid. We recommend insuring your package when shipping. Packages that are not securely packaged can
sustain additional damage not covered by the warranty or can void warranty repairs.
• There is no allowance or reimbursement for an installer’s or user’s labor or travel time required to disconnect,
service, or reinstall the damaged component(s).
• OutBack will ship the repaired or replacement component(s) prepaid to addresses in the continental United
States, where applicable. Shipments outside the U.S. will be sent freight collect.
• In the event of a product malfunction, OutBack cannot bear any responsibility for consequential losses, expenses, or damage to other components.
• Please read the full warranty at the end of this manual for more information.
About OutBack Power Systems
OutBack Power Systems is a leader in advanced energy conversion technology. Our products include true sine
wave inverter/chargers, maximum power point charge controllers, system communication components, as well
as breaker panels, breakers, accessories, and assembled systems.
Notice of Copyright
MATE System Controller and Display Installation and User Manual REV A © 2007 All rights reserved.
Disclaimer
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(a) MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, SUFFICIENCY OR SUITABILITY OF
ANY TECHNICAL OR OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED IN ITS MANUALS OR OTHER
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Date and Revision
September, 2007 REV A
Contact Information
OutBack Power Systems
19009 62nd Ave. NE
Arlington, WA 98223
Phone (360)435-6030
Fax (360)435-6019
outbackpower.com
Contents
INTRODUCTION
MATE Specifications and Features
Manual Setup
Installation
1
Basic Operation
Power Up
MAIN Screen
How to Read a MATE Screen
Screen Types
2
MATE Setup
Setup the MATE
Setting the Clock
Contrast Adjustment
Backlight Adjustment
3
MATE Communications Options
Communications Options
Communications Errors
Errors and Debugging
4
MATE Summary Screens
FX Summary Screen
Charge Controller Summary Screen
Summary Screen Options
5
MATE Status Screens
FX Status Screens
Charge Controller Screens
6
MATE Hot Keys
INV Hot Key
AC In Hot Key
7
Advanced MATE Menus
MATE Control Codes
The Advanced Menus
HBX Mode
Advanced Generator Mode
AGS Setup
Quiet Time
Weekday Start
Weekday Stop
Weekend Start
Weekend Stop
Voltage Start
Load Start
Must Run
Weekday Start
Weekday Stop
Weekend Start
Weekend Stop
Generator Exercise
Exercise Period
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Grid-Use Mode
Weekday Grid-Use Start
Weekday Grid-Use Stop
Weekend Grid-Use Start
Weekend Grid-Use Stop
MATE DEFAULTS
8
MATE Menu Map
Menu Structure
MATE Menu Guide
MATE Menus
MATE Menu Map Overview
APPENDIX
Troubleshooting
User Information and Settings
Warranty
Product Registration
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Introduction
The OutBack Power Systems MATE serves several functions:
• Displays and configures the system and its components—the FX Series Inverter/Charger,
the FLEXmax 80 Charge Controller*, and the FLEXnet DC
• Coordinates system operation, maximizes performance, and prevents multiple products
from conflicting
• Permits exact adjustments of your power system through a series of convenient display
screens, which allow switching among different components, viewing the status of each and
changing settings
* MX60 Charge Controller—remote controls the AUX function and displays, but does not
control, all other functions
When connected to an OutBack HUB communications manager, a single
OutBack MATE can:
• Link to as many as ten FX Series Inverters/Chargers, OutBack Charge Controllers and
additional future OutBack Power System products
• Issue a global Bulk or EQ recharging command which includes the Charge Controller’s
charging function.
This manual will show step-by-step use of the OutBack MATE to best run a power system.
MATE At a Glance
Green Status Indicator,
Inverter LED
Yellow Status Indicator,
AC Input LED
“Hot Key”
AC Input Button
MAIN------------------------1:35:04p
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
LCD Display
Included with each MATE are one 50’
and one 6’ length of CAT5 cable.
“Hot Key”
Inverter Button
Four “Soft” Keys
or Buttons to scroll the
menus and change values.
MATE Specifications
• Communication Protocol: proprietary OutBack multi-drop network
• Interconnecting Cable: CAT 5 (8 IATIA 518B) PC non-crossover network cable
• Maximum Cable Length Successfully Tested: 1000 feet (300 meters) of cable in an office/
commercial building
NOTE: Signal degradation can result if cable is run in conduit with AC wiring or in other
electronically “noisy” environments; these can affect the maximum length the cable can run
without incurring transmission errors.
• PC computer interface: RS232 Opto-Isolated DB9 serial communication port
NOTE: OutBack Power Systems does not produce or technically support any PC computer
software programs compatible with its products. The following companies sell compatible
software:
RightHand Engineering LLC (Winverter software)
Intellact (WattPlot software)
19310 226th Ave NE Woodinville, WA 98077
57 Mary Street, Alton, Ontario, Canada L7K 0E3
(425) 844-1291
wattplot@intellact.ca
Info@RightHandEng.com
OutBack MATE Functions
Why use a MATE with your OutBack Power System FX Series Inverter/Chargers and Charge
Controllers? What exactly does it do?
A typical power system providing utility-supplied electricity requires very little from a user.
Other than flipping an occasional tripped circuit breaker back on due to an overload and
paying a monthly bill, there is little to monitor or adjust. A renewable energy (RE) system
requires more diligence and attention, including battery maintenance and setting various times
and voltages for the system to act efficiently and economically.
Utility-supplied power is generated, monitored, and controlled by systems you neither see nor
maintain. An RE system requires some combination of inverter/chargers, batteries, charge
controllers, and an RE power source, often including a generator, all of which need monitoring
and adjusting for optimum performance. The OutBack MATE provides a window to your
system and allows setting each OutBack component for its best and most efficient usage
according to your power needs and living conditions.
The MATE’s functions occur in to two general areas:
1. The display of information about or the status of different system components and actions
2. Enabling the user to control certain system functions, e.g., the times or the conditions
under which they will occur
With the MATE, a user can know the system’s activity and conditions at any given time.
Sometimes, after careful observations, a user might want to change the conditions or set points
which cause an action to occur.
What is a set point?
A set point is a condition, measurement, or baseline a user establishes in order for
something else to happen. A home thermostat offers a simple example. When predetermined
temperatures and times are set for weekdays and weekends, the thermostat signals to a
heating/cooling system to turn on at one time until a certain temperature is reached, maintain
that temperature, and finally shut off at a later time, usually during sleep hours to conserve
energy. Otherwise, the user would have to manually control the system. An outdoor light
connected to a timer turns on when its set point—a certain time of the night—occurs. You can
set various set points for your power system, such as when a generator turns on and shuts off,
using the MATE.
Among other functions, the OutBack MATE:
• Displays FX Series Inverter/Charger functions and allows the user to establish the
conditions—time of day or the voltage of the battery, for instance—that initiate or shut off
these functions.
• Shows FX AC current and AC and DC voltage-related information including the source
(AC input, load, or batteries), the voltage levels of the batteries, and recharging voltages.
• Instantly displays any FX or Charge Controller errors as well as the specific component
affected for easier troubleshooting.
• Displays Charge Controller modes, programs the FLEXmax 80 Charge Controller and
allows control over its AUX function.
• Will start a two-wire generator at pre-set times, including different settings for weekdays
and weekends, as well as “exercise” periods for generator maintenance.
• Displays all readings of the FLEXnet DC.
The MATE allows a user to view, monitor, and establish all the pertinent settings and values
that occur while the system is running. From time to time, these settings and values might be
adjusted as components are added or upgraded, electrical loads increase, or patterns of usage
change. Making these adjustments using the MATE is similar to adjusting any number of
electronic devices we all use every day, such as a clock radio whose wake-up time and stations
are pre-set.
Programming the start and stop times for different sources of energy (when to use gridsupplied power, stored battery power, or generator-supplied power) and determining the
frequency and duration of battery recharging are highly recommended with any RE system.
Many settings are based on battery voltage. Certain voltages, for example, will trigger battery
recharging (a low voltage, as recommended by the battery manufacturer) while others stop
recharging (a high voltage value, also recommended by the battery manufacturer). The
OutBack MATE accommodates a wide range of time-based and voltage-level functions and
conditions for maximum control of your power system while working through the FX Series
Inverter/Chargers and OutBack Charge Controllers.
As you go through the manual, start with the simple functions, such as setting the system’s
clock and calendar, to familiarize yourself with the OutBack MATE’s feel and capabilities.
While using your system, you might change settings from time to time depending on the
season of the year and the cost of grid-supplied power during peak and off-peak hours. For
additional information and discussion on the OutBack MATE, please go to
www.outbackpower.com and join our forum discussions.
Manual Setup
The MATE is a micro-computing device which means it is less powerful and smaller in size
than a personal computer. A user will often scroll through a series of MATE screens in order
to view the system status or change system conditions. This manual will show all the MATE
screens and tell what they do.
• Chapters 1-5: setting basic items and display options (when, how, and what you want
to view) with the “soft keys,” enabling the user to get around the MATE and change its
settings.
• Chapters 6-7: changing the settings of MATE specific critical functions such as battery
recharging (HBX), generator usage (AGS), and using grid-supplied power (Grid Use
modes).
• Chapter 8 and the Appendix: lists and explains all the MATE menus. Some functions are
not MATE-specific functions and are placed at the end of the manual for easy searching.
Values for MATE specific functions, such as FX or OutBack Charge Controller specific
functions, are covered in their respective manuals.
The MATE displays three kinds of screens:
• Screens pertinent to the MATE’s own functions, such as its clock and the appearance of its
displays
• FX function screens which deal with its inverting and charging processes
• Screens showing Charge Controller modes and status
Although the MATE displays values and functions for the FX and OutBack Charge Controller
(shown as “CC” on the screens), the values reside within the components themselves.
Installation
The OutBack MATE:
• Designed for surface mounting in an indoor location, just below the eye level of a typical
user (the MATE 2 is designed for recessed installation, requiring a 5 1/2” X 4” opening to
be cut in a wall and four drywall screws or other fasteners to secure it)
• Readability of the display is affected by direct sunlight
• Connects to other OutBack devices using standard non-crossover CAT5 or CAT5e cable
• Has voltage less than 30 VDC and is thus considered a “limited energy circuit” normally
requiring no conduit (consult your local inspector for specific installation requirements)
NOTE: The MATE is shipped with (1) OBCAT-50 and (1) OBCAT-6 CAT5 cables with the
correct RJ45 connectors already installed. Longer (up to 1000’) or shorter cables can be
purchased (at home improvement and computer stores) pre-made or custom length cable
can be made on site. Follow the cable manufactures’ instructions when choosing connectors,
punch-down tools, and crimping tools. Incorrect crimping or handling of CAT5 cable can
negatively affect the operation of the MATE. CAT5 cable is not as robust as standard house
wiring and must be handled carefully. Avoid kinking the cable or tearing its outer sheathing.
Use plastic stand-off cable staples, J-hooks, or cable trays to support long runs of CAT-5 cable.
Do not splice cables. Cable runs must be protected and runs must be in approved conduit and
not exposed to the weather.
To Install the MATE:
• Install all other OutBack components first.
• Run the CAT 5 cable from the source (HUB, FX or Charge Controller) to the MATE’s
location. Connect the CAT5 cable to the source but not to the MATE just yet.
• If connecting a computer to the MATE or MATE2, run a serial cable from the computer to
the MATE’s location, but do not connect the cable at this time.
• Unsnap the MATE’s back plate and find the four screw holes. If a MATE2 version is used,
the back cover need not be removed.
• The MATE and MATE2 are designed for easy wall mounting using appropriate fasteners
(molly bolts, screws, etc.).
• Power up every OutBack device connected directly or indirectly (through the HUB) to the
MATE and then connect the CAT5 cable to the jack and, if used, the computer serial cable
to the RS-232 port, on the back MATE or MATE2.
• If installing the MATE, snap the MATE onto the back plate and push any excess cable back
into the wall. If installing the MATE2 version, secure its four corners to the wall.
MATE2 Dimensions
A C IN
DCfl‡AC
AC Load
Buying
Battery
……………….0.0 kW
…. ……………………..
………………………….
…………….…14.4V
6 1/4”
10
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3 ½” between screw holes
4 ½”
5” between screw holes
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Basic Operation
NOTE: For a viewing of all MATE screens, please see pages 105-118 at the end of this manual.
Power Up
A soon as the MATE cable is plugged into a powered OutBack product, the MATE itself will
power-up and display several information screens.
G’day Mate
(C) 2007
OutBack
Power
Systems
Version
Code a.aa
Serial #xxxxxxxx
Screen EE b.bb
First Screen
Second Screen
Third Screen
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“Code” dictates the MATE’s operation and
features*
Serial #” matches the bar code sticker inside
the MATE on its circuit board
“Screen EE” refers to the MATE’s menu system
NOTE: you will need the code and serial number of the MATE if contacting OutBack Power
Systems regarding its operation
*For an explanation of the differing code versions, see the MATE firmware revisions topic under MATE
Release Notes on the OutBack Power Systems User Forum found at: http://www.outbackpower.com/
forum/viewtopic.php?t=211
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Searching for Devices
FX Found
Fourth screen (one of the following):
The MATE found an FX Series
Inverter/Charger
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The MATE has found a Charge Controller
t
The MATE has found the HUB
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Port Assignment screen follows the HUB
Found screen
Each Port used will show its connected
component.
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Searching for Devices
CC Found
Searching for Devices
HUB Found
Port Assignment
1> FX 2> FX 3> CC 4> CC
5>
6>
7>
8>
9>
10> 2M>
Searching for Devices
No Devices Found
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t
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The MATE has not found an OutBack
product
No Device Found
Would you like to Retry?
YES
NO
NOTE: If the MATE does not find the connected device, refer to page 124, Troubleshooting
MAIN Screen
MAIN--------------------------------12:17:04P
SUM
STATUS
SETUP
<SUM>
SUMMARY shows the direction and amount of
power flow in regard to inverting, charging, selling, and/or pass through. It also shows the voltage
of the battery.
<STATUS>
The STATUS screen is the first step in viewing
the status of either the OutBack Charge Controller or FX Series Inverter/Charger and any of their
meters and conditions.
<SETUP>
<ADV>
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ADV
The MAIN screen appears after the MATE detects
the HUB (and any devices connected to it) or
detects a single device if a HUB is not in use. The
MAIN screen is always the same with the exception of the time display. At the bottom of the
MAIN screen are the four soft key commands.
The SETUP screen leads to additional screens
showing some common set points and parameters
of either the MATE or an FX Series Inverter/
Charger. These screens allow adjustments to such
features as the MATE’s clock and background
lighting or whether the power input to the FX is
coming from a grid or a generator.
The ADVANCED screen leads to screens for the
FX Series Inverter/Charger, the OutBack Charge
Controller, and the MATE itself that allow for
changing each component’s advanced settings.
Press the first two soft keys from any
screen to return to the MAIN screen.
MAIN--------------------------------12:17:04P
MAIN--------------------------1:35:04p
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
SUM
STATUS
SETUP
ADV
Navigation
This section of the manual will cover how to use the buttons on the MATE to navigate the
menus.
MATE Buttons
Yellow Status Indicator,
AC Input LED
AC In
Hot Key
MAIN--------------------------1:35:04p
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
Green Status Indicator,
Inverter LED
INV
Hot Key
Soft Keys
Six buttons or keys navigate the MATE and change its settings:
HOT KEYS
SOFT KEYS
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Two FX dedicated “hot” keys are
labeled AC IN and INV.
Pushing the INV hot key will
return to its “hot” screen to control
the FX inverting function.
Pushing AC IN will return to the
first of four AC input “hot” screens.
Repeated pushing cycles through
the four AC input screens.
A beeping noise is made every time
a hot key is pushed.
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Each soft key corresponds to the word on the
screen directly above it unless you are on the
Summary screen.
The soft keys navigate the menus (<UP>,
<DOWN>, <NEXT>, <BACK>, or <TOP>).
They can change settings (<OFF>, <AUTO>,
<ON>, <INC> to increase values and <DEC>
to decrease values).
The soft keys perform other functions
depending on the individual menu screen.
As with the hot keys, a beeping noise occurs
every time a soft key is pushed.
NOTE: Pressing and holding the two lower left keys at the same time will always bring up the
MAIN screen. Pressing one key sooner than the other may lead to a different screen.
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How To Read a MATE Screen
MATE screens will either show values that can be changed or navigate to value screens. The
information on the MATE’s screen is segregated by type or task and distinguished by location
on the screen and the choice of lowercase or uppercase letters. Occasionally it can be misread
by a user. The following example is shown for clarification.
Top line: where you are in the system
and what HUB Port you’re viewing
Left side: shows a
condition, value label,
system feature, or
measurable event
HUB Port
STATUS/FX/METERS----------P01
output
122 VAC
voltage
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
Right side: status,
setting, or measure
of value for whatever
appears on the left side
Bottom line: soft key commands allowing the
user to change screens or alter a condition,
feature, or event or change ports if using a HUB.
Soft Key Related Abbreviations
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ADV - Advanced
INC - Increase
AGS – Advanced Generator Start
INV - Inverter
AUX – Auxiliary Output
MIN - Minutes
BATT – Battery
PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4 - Page One, Page Two, etc.
CAL – Calibration
RSET – Reset
CHGR – Charger
SETP – Setup
CNT - Contrast
SRCH – Search
COMM – Communication
STAT – Status
DEC - Decrease
SUM or SUMRY - Summary
DISCON – Disconnect
TMRS - Timers
EQ – Equalize
WARN – Warning
GEN – Generator
P01—Master FX
HBX – High Battery Transfer
PO2, PO3, etc. - Slave FXs
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LOCATION—the top line, STATUS/FX/METER-----P01 (the HUB’s first Port) indicates
STATUS then FX then METER have been selected from the MAIN screen. Pressing the
<DOWN> or <UP> soft keys displays the different METER screens. Pressing the <PORT>
soft key advances the Port number if there are other devices connected to the HUB. If no
HUB is present, this will read “P00”.
LABEL—the screen’s left side shows a condition, system feature, or measurable event. If the
text forms too long a statement across the screen, the words will be stacked one above the
other such as “output voltage” above. When misread, it’s viewed as “output…122 vac…
voltage” when in fact this screen is stating the output voltage is 122 VAC.
VALUE SETTING—the right side of this screen states the output voltage at 122 VAC. Some
screens allow adjustment of this value setting when appropriate.
SOFT KEYS—the bottom line, DOWN UP TOP PORT, are the soft key commands which
facilitate either a change of screens in the METER menu using <DOWN>, <UP> or
<TOP> soft keys or a change of HUB ports using the <PORT> soft key.
In other cases, a MATE navigation screen leads to a screen that can require a user’s action.
The screen below, for instance, asks you to choose a category—HBX, GRIDUSE, AGS, or
ADV. Once chosen, you often are given the choice to change or alter part of your system’s
functioning, such as the voltage level the batteries must drop to before automatically
recharging or the times the generator runs.
ADV/MATE/PG1-------------------choose category:
On All Screens:
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HBX
GRIDUSE
AGS
PG2
Lowercase letters normally show a condition or system item that can be altered or
otherwise adjusted.
Uppercase letters identify a screen’s name or indicate a step to follow to arrive at a screen
with these values.
Key to the Example Diagrams
Soft keys
Solid black indicates key can be pressed
Down arrow will lead to the next screen
Up arrow points to one or more keys that will
change a value
DOWN
Pressing <DOWN> leads to the next menu
UP
Pressing <UP> leads to the previous menu
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Although the OutBack MATE menu display screens vary depending on the unit’s software
version, the menu structures and navigation are the same for all versions. The MATE uses a
branching menu structure to display various OutBack products’ operation modes and statuses.
The menus are divided by product type and are categorized by either type of settings or the
information being displayed as shown in the following example.
MAIN--------------------------------12:17:04P
SUM
STATUS
SETUP
ADV
STATUS SCREEN-----------------choose device:
FX
CC
DC
MAIN
STATUS/FX/PAGE 1---------------choose category:
MODES METER BATT PG2
inv
chg
kw
kw
zer
buys
P00
kw
kw
DOWN STATUS PORT
STATUS/FX/METER–----------P00
output
vac
voltage
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
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All the screens showing the FX’s AC meters are
grouped together in one menu branch allowing
the user to find the required meter with a minimum of key presses.
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MATE Setup
Setup the MATE
MAIN--------------------------------9:57:32A
SUM
STATUS
SETUP
ADV
SETUP------------------------------choose device:
FX
CNT GLOW
PG2
SETUP/MATE/PAGE2-------------choose category:
PG1
Press the <MATE> soft key.
MATE
SETUP/MATE/PAGE 1-------------mate code rev: 402
choose category:
CLOCK
Start with the <MAIN> screen, which appears
after the power-up screens, and press the
<SETUP> soft key.
SUMRY
COMM
This screen displays the MATE’s code version and
some SETUP choices. Press the <PG2> soft key
for a second screen of SETUP choices.
Press the <PG1> soft key to return to the previous
screen, SETUP/MATE/PAGE1.
PG3
SETUP/MATE/PAGE3-------------choose category:
PG2
BEEP
MAIN
Note: To return the MATE to its factory default settings, please see page 96
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Setting the Clock
Why you want to do it: Certain functions—such as when to use grid-supplied power (Grid-Use
Mode) or generator (Advanced Generator Start Mode)—are dependent on accurate time and
date settings. Otherwise, the system will never work optimally.
SETUP/MATE/PAGE1-------------mate code rev:
402
choose category:
CLOCK
CNT
GLOW
PG2
SETUP/MATE/CLOCK-------------
Tu
1/01/03
12:00:00P
BACK DATE
TIME
Choose <CLOCK> from the SETUP/MATE/
PAGE1 SETUP choices screen.
<DATE> and <TIME> adjust the MATE’s clock
and calendar functions. The correct time and date
are required for some MATE Control Modes to
operate correctly. Pushing the <BACK> soft key
returns you to the previous screen.
NOTE: The MATE clock does not automatically adjust for daylight savings time or leap year.
Current Day
Tu
9/26/07
INC
DAY
To adjust the date, press the <DATE> soft key to
bring up the Current Day menu.
SET
MONTH
ADJUST DAY AND THEN
MONTH
Current Month
Mo
9/26/07
INC
MONTH
ADJUST MONTH AND
THEN DATE
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SET
DATE
<INC DAY> changes the day (Monday-Sunday).
Press the <SET MONTH> soft key after
changing the day. The next screen, which shows
automatically after hitting <SET MONTH>,
adjusts the month.
<INC MONTH> changes the month.
Press the <SET DATE> soft key after changing
the month. The next screen adjusts the date.
Current Day
Mo
9/26/07
INC
DATE
SET
YEAR
<INC DATE> changes the day of the month. Press
the <SET YEAR> soft key after changing the date.
The next screen adjusts the year
ADJUST DATE AND THEN YEAR
Current Year
Mo
9/26/07
INC
DEC
YEAR
YEAR
DONE
<INC YEAR> or <DEC YEAR> changes the year
setting. Press the <DONE> soft key after the date
change is final. This returns the MATE to the
SETUP/MATE/CLOCK screen.
EITHER
SETUP/MATE/CLOCK-------------Mo
1/01/07
12:00:00P
BACK DATE TIME
Current Hour
12:00:00P
INC
SET
HOUR
MIN
Current Minute
12:00:00P
INC
DEC
RESET
MIN
MIN
SEC
DONE
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<TIME> sets the MATE’s time. Pressing the
<TIME> soft key leads to the Current Hour
screen.
<INC HOUR> sets the correct hour. Press the
<SET MIN> soft key when finished to return to
the Current Minute screen.
Adjust the minutes by pressing the <INC MIN>
or <DEC MIN> soft keys as needed. Pressing the
<RESET SEC> soft key begins the seconds count
at zero. Pressing the <DONE> soft key returns the
MATE to the SETUP/MATE/CLOCK screen.
Contrast Adjustment
Why you want to do it: Everyone has different eyesight and ambient lighting varies with every
location of a MATE. Like any other monitor, you may want to adjust the lighting and contrast
for easier reading.
PATH
MAIN-----------------------------------9:57:32A
SUM
STATUS
SETUP ADV
FX
MATE
SETUP/MATE/PAGE1---------------mate code rev:
402
choose category:
CLOCK
CNT
GLOW
PG2
SETUP/MATE/PAGE1-------------mate code rev:
402
choose category:
CLOCK
CNT
GLOW
PG2
Press the <CNT> (CONTRAST) soft key from the
<SETUP/MATE/PAGE > Setup choices screen.
<CNT> sets the desired contrast level.
SETUP/MATE/CNT-----------------contrast:
30%
<INC> increases the contrast level and <DEC>
decreases the contrast level. After adjusting the
contrast, press the <BACK> soft key to return to
the previous SETUP/MATE/PAGE 1 screen.
BACK
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SETUP------------------------------choose device:
INC
DEC
Backlight Adjustment
PATH
MAIN-----------------------------------9:57:32A
SUM
STATUS
SETUP------------------------------choose device:
SETUP ADV
FX
MATE
SETUP/MATE/PAGE1-------------mate code rev:
402
choose category:
CLOCK
CNT
GLOW
PG2
Choose <GLOW> from the SETUP/MATE/PAGE 1 Setup choices screen:
SETUP/MATE/PAGE1-------------mate code rev:
402
Choose Category
CLOCK
CNT
GLOW PG2
On the SETUP/MATE/GLOW screen, pressing
the <GLOW> soft key brings up three backlight
settings:
t LEVEL
t MODE
t TIME
SETUP/MATE/GLOW-------------backlight controls
<LEVEL> controls the backlight brightness and
is adjustable from 0% to 100% using <INC> and
<DEC> soft keys.
BACK
LEVEL MODE
TIME
<MODE> allows user to set the backlight to always off, auto-off after a time, or always on by selecting <OFF>, <AUTO>, or <ON>, respectively.
<TIME> sets the auto-off time limit from 1 to 60
minutes using <INC> and <DEC> soft keys. This
is how long the MATE waits after the last button
press to turn off the backlight. Once the backlight
has turned off, any button press on the MATE will
turn it back on.
<BACK> returns to the previous screen(s) and
back to the SETUP/MATE/PAGE 1 screen.
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MATE Communications Options
Communications Options
Why you want them: The MATE communicates commands to different components. It needs
to be aware of any newly added or moved devices so it can recognize them. An error reading
doesn’t mean the system is failing, but that the MATE is looking for a component that has been
moved from one HUB Port to another or has been disconnected completely. The MATE is
trying to account for the system components.
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MAIN----------------------------9:57:32 A
SUM
STATUS
SETUP
ADV
SETUP-------------------------Choose product:
FX
MATE
SETUP/MATE/PAGE1----------mate code rev:
402
choose category:
CLOCK
CNT
GLOW
PG2
PATH
SETUP/MATE/PAGE2-----------choose category:
PG1
SUMRY
COMM
MAIN
SETUP/MATE/PAGE2---------------choose category:
BACK
REPOLL
PC
DEBUG
Press the <COMM> soft key from the <PAGE 2> Setup choices screen for MATE
communications options:
t
<REPOLL> forces the MATE to “rediscover” all the OutBack devices it is connected to.
This must be used any time an OutBack device is moved or added to a HUB.
t
<PC> will allow you to enable or disable the MATE’s RS232 communications port. This
setting must be enabled if you use any third party logging or control software.
t
<DEBUG> tracks communication errors involving the OutBack HUB.
SETUP/MATE/PAGE2-------------choose category:
PG1
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SUMRY
COMM
MAIN
From the SETUP/MATE/PAGE2 screen, press the
<COMM> soft key.
SETUP/MATE/PAGE2-------------choose category:
BACK
REPOLL PC DEBUG
SETUP/MATE/COMM-------------comm errors:
BACK 00:000
03:000
06:001
09:001
VIEW
01:000
04:025
07:001
10:001
RSET
02:000
05:001
08:001
2M:001
SETUP/MATE/COMM-------------comm errors:
BACK
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To debug the system, press the <DEBUG> soft
key.
VIEW
RSET
On the DEBUG screen, first press the <VIEW>
soft key to bring up a list of HUB ports with a
count of communications errors for each port;
<RESET> allows you to reset the error counting
display (see next screen).
This is a typical VIEW screen showing the HUB
Ports and any communication errors in the
system. The numbered port with more than one
error will need correcting. After the errors are
corrected, all the used ports will return to 000
or 001 values after pushing the <RSET> soft key.
Press any soft key to return to the SETUP/MATE/
COMM screen. To correct errors, please see “Errors and Debugging” in the section that follows. If
no errors are present, pressing any soft key returns
to the previous SETUP/MATE/COMM screen.
Press the <RSET> soft key to clear the errorcounting display. Press the <BACK> soft key
to return to the “choose category” screen. Press
<VIEW> to return to the previous screen.
SETUP/MATE/PAGE2-------------choose category:
BACK
REPOLL PC DEBUG
SETUP/MATE/PAGE2-------------PC communications: OFF
BACK OFF ON
SETUP/MATE/PAGE2-------------choose category:
BACK
Press the <PC> soft key to enable or disable the
MATE’s RS232 communications port.
In the PC communications screen, choose ON or
OFF by pressing the respective soft key. Press the
<BACK> soft key to return to the choose category
screen.
Press the <REPOLL> soft key after a device is
added to, moved, or removed from the HUB.
REPOLL PC DEBUG
NOTE: Disconnecting the MATE’s CAT5 cable and then reconnecting it also performs the
re-poll task, but the cable can be inconvenient to remove from a mounted MATE.
Searching for Devices
The MATE has found the HUB and will automatically go to the Port Assignment screen.
HUB Found
Port Assignment
1> FX 2> FX 3> CC
5>
6>
7>
9>
10>
2M>
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4> CC
8>
After displaying the devices connected to each
Port, the MATE returns to the choose category
screen on its own.
Communication Errors
--A COMM ERROR HAS
OCCURED
MORE
INFO
VIEW
DEBUG
The A COMM (communication) ERROR
HAS OCCURRED screen appears when a
communication error among the components
occurs.
Errors and Debugging
Communication errors (COMM ERR) that occur with OutBack Power Systems components
are often the result of loose, damaged, or unplugged cables. They can also occur if AGS (Advanced Generator Start) Mode is used and the wrong port is designated for the generator or if
the system is damaged by a lightning strike. When a communication error occurs, the COMM
ERR message will appear on any MATE screen in view.
A sample DEBUG screen looks like this:
00:000
03:000
06:001
09:001
01:000
04:025
07:001
10:001
02:000
05:001
08:001
2M:001
NOTE:
tPort 00 is a MATE connected directly to
an FX, no HUB is used.
tPort 2M is the “2nd MATE” Port and is
inoperable.
Explanation of Ports
01:000
Port Status
Port Number
• Port 00 is the MATE Port
• Port 2M is inoperable.
• 01—10: FX or CC Ports
• 000: a device is present.
• 001: no device present.
• Any other status number means a
device was previously present and lost
contact, resulting in errors.
Here’s how to read the DEBUG screen:
01:000
Number of errors (zero in this case) present at this port.
Port 01
An unused port will show one error:
09:001
Port 09 has no component; the single error is the system default.
A port with a large number of errors requires action. In this example, Port 4 needs attention.
04:025
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Port 04 shows 25 errors.
Advancing errors (the count is increasing on the DEBUG screen) mean the HUB is not finding
a device that was previously there. In order, try the following:
1. Check that the device’s DC breaker is on and operating correctly, that the device itself is on,
and that the CAT5 cable connecting the device to the HUB is plugged in at both ends. Then
re-poll the system (SETUP MATE PG2 COMM REPOLL, see page 29)
2. Check the DEBUG screen to confirm the problem is solved.
3. Swap HUB ports with another device, each using its own CAT5 cable. Re-poll the system
and check for errors on each port. If the error moved, the problem is with the device or
the cable between the Port and the device. If the error remains on the same Port, then the
problem is with the HUB.
4. Try connecting the MATE directly to the device. If the MATE recognizes the device, the
problem could lie with the cable connecting the device to the HUB or with the HUB port
itself. An unrecognized device could itself be damaged.
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MATE Summary Screens
Summary Screens
The Summary screens provided by the MATE:
• Summarize the current status of any FX, OutBack Charge Controller and/or FLEXnet DC
connected to it.
• Can be accessed from the <MAIN> screen by pressing the <SUM> soft key and can be set
to pop up like a screen saver after a delay (See Summary Screen Options on the next page
for more setup information).
Any MATE soft key pressed while the Summary screen is being displayed returns you to the
screen that was active before the Summary screen was displayed. Pressing the two lower left
soft keys at the same time opens the MAIN Menu screen.
MAIN-------------------------------12:00:30P
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
If the MATE has a FLEXnet DC connected to it,
an initial FLEXnet DC screen will be displayed
as the Summary default screen.
E
F
Battery Discharging
State of Charge
DC Now
In
Out
Bat
100%
25.4V 100%
0.1A 0.000 kW
0.4A 0.010kW
-0.3A 0.010kW
DC TODAY minSOC
97%
In
102AH
2.70 kWH
Out
93AH
2.44kWH
Bat
9AH
0.26kWH
DC BAT
25.4V 100%
Bat
-0.3A -0.010kW
Net
0AH 0.00kWH
Days Since Full
1.1
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Pressing the second soft key brings up the next
three FLEXnet DC summary screens as well as the
FX and Charge Controller summary screens.
The FLEXnet DC summary screens display
the battery state of charge, including the day’s
minimum, the current DC voltage, and the in
and out kilowatt hours and amp hours.
FX Summary Screen
FX Total
Inverting
AC Loads
Buying
$
12.6V
97%
0.000kW
0.000kW
0.000kW
If the MATE has one or more FXs connected to
it and does not have a FLEXnet DC as part of the
system, an FX Summary screen will be displayed
as the Summary default screen. Otherwise, it will
follow the FLEXnet DC summary screens.
The FX summary screen’s values summarize
power flow in an FX system as well as the nontemperature compensated battery voltage.
OutBack Charge Controller Summary Screen
CC TOTALS 13.3V
Output
0A
Today
0.000kW
0.0kWh
0 AH
The CC summary applies to all OutBack Charge
Controller. Its screen shows the voltage level of
the battery (also non-temperature-compensated)
and the amount of power (1.5kw) being supplied
to the battery. This screen is the default Summary
screen if the Charge Controller is directly
connected to the HUB. The AH value applies only
to the FLEXmax 80 Charge Controller
Summary Screen Options
Why you might want them: Summary screens show the current status of one or more FXs or
Charge Controllers. Given that each user and system is different, the MATE offers the choice of
viewing the status of either component as well as the timing of those displays.
PATH
PATH
MAIN-----------------------------------9:57:32A
SUM
STATUS
SETUP ADV
SETUP------------------------------choose device:
FX
MATE
SETUP/MATE/PAGE2-------------choose category:
PG1 SUMRY
COM
MAIN
SETUP/MATE/SUMMARY---------summary control
BACK
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TYPE
DELAY ROLL
SETUP/MATE/PAGE1-----------------mate code rev:
402
choose category:
CLOCK
CNT
GLOW
PG2
SETUP/MATE/PAGE2----------------choose category:
PG1
SUMRY COMM
PG3
Press the <SUMRY> soft key from the <SETUP
MATE/PAGE2> Setup choices screen.
Pressing the <SUMRY> soft key brings up the
SETUP/MATE/SUMMARY (summary control)
screen options <TYPE> and <TIME>.
SETUP/MATE/SUMMARY--------summary control
BACK
TYPE
DELAY
ROLL
To choose the SUMMARY screen you want to
view automatically and also view via the MAIN
menu, press the <TYPE> soft key on the SETUP/
MATE/SUMMARY screen.
SETUP/MATE/SUMMARY/TYPE--summary
Roll
screen type
Press either the <INC> and <DEC> soft keys to
change the summary screen
BACK
Roll—switches between FX and CC (Charge Controller) summary screens automatically if both
are connected to the MATE through an OutBack
Power Systems HUB.
INC
DEC
Press either <INC> or <DEC> up to six
times to change Summary screen
SETUP/MATE/SUM/TYPE--------summary
None
screen type
BACK
INC
DEC
SETUP/MATE/SUM/TYPE--------summary
FXOnly
screen type
BACK
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INC
DEC
None—disables the SUMMARY screen from
automatically opening; the SUMMARY screen can
still be accessed via the <SUM> soft key on the
MAIN screen.
FX Only—displays the FX SUMMARY screen.
SETUP/MATE/SUM/TYPE---------summary
CC Only
screen type
BACK
INC
DEC
SETUP/MATE/SUM/TYPE---------summary
DC Only
screen type
BACK
INC
DEC
SETUP/MATE/SUM/TYPE--------summary
DC OnlySimple
screen type
BACK
INC
DEC
CC Only—displays the CC SUMMARY screen.
Pressing the <INC> opens the DC Only summary
screen.
DC Only—displays the DC SUMMARY screen.
Pressing the <INC> soft key opent the DC Only
Simple screen.
From the DC OnlySimple screen, press the
<BACK> soft key to return to the summary control screen.
SETUP/MATE/SUMMARY---------summary control
BACK
TYPE
DELAY ROLL
NOTE: An Charge Controller or FX must be connected to the MATE or HUB to have “CC
Only” or “FX Only” modes.
Having chosen a Summary type—None, Roll, FX Only, CC Only, DC Only or DCSimple:
1. After exiting that screen, the SUMMARY type will automatically appear whenever the
MATE has been inactive for the <TIME> set point (very much like a screensaver on a
computer monitor).
2. The chosen SUMMARY type will also be the SUMMARY manually called up by pushing
the <SUM> soft key on the MAIN menu.
3. If the MATE is connected to a HUB with both Charge Controller and FX components, it
will switch between the CC and FX SUMMARY screens every 20 seconds when in “Roll”
mode.
4. If you choose “None,” the MATE continues to display the last active screen viewed; if you
press the <SUM> soft key on the MAIN menu when “None” is chosen, the FX SUMMARY
screen appears.
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MAIN-------------------------------9:57:32A
SUM
STATUS
SETUP ADV
Pressing the <SUM> soft key in the MAIN menu
brings up your chosen SUMMARY screen or, if
None is chosen, it will bring up the FX SUMMARY screen as a default. To adjust the timing of the
SUMMARY screen display, see the next section.
PATH
PATH
MAIN----------------------------------9:57:32A
SUM
STATUS
SETUP ADV
SETUP------------------------------choose device:
FX
MATE
SETUP/MATE/SUMMARY---------summary control
BACK
TYPE
DELAY
ROLL
SETUP/MATE/PAGE2----------------choose category:
PG1
SUMRY COMM
SETUP/MATE/SUMMARY/TYPE-sum screen
10 seconds
roll rate
BACK
BACK
INC
DEC
MAIN
In the SETUP/MATE/SUMMARY screen, press
the <DELAY> soft key; this will take you to
the sum screen delay time screen. Pressing the
<ROLL> soft key leads to the sum screen roll rate
screen.
SETUP/MATE/SUMMARY/TYPE-sum screen
19 minutes
delay time
<DELAY> in SUMMARY mode shows
how long it takes for a SUMMARY
screen to be automatically displayed.
This time can be increased or decreased
by pressing the <INC> and <DEC> soft
keys. After the SUMMARY screen delay
time is chosen, press the <BACK> soft
key to return you to the SETUP/MATESUMMARY screen.
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SETUP/MATE/PAGE1----------------mate code rev:
402
choose category:
CLOCK
CNT
GLOW
PG2
INC
DEC
The roll rate is how often the MATEswitches between the FX and CC summary screens. The rate
can be adjusted with the <INC> and <DEC> soft
keys. Pressing the <BACK> soft key returns to the
SETUP/MATESUMMARY screen.
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MATE Status Screens
STATUS Screens
Why you want them: Status screens give the user a breakdown of individual activities of the FX
Series Inverter/Charger(s) and the Charge Controller(s), including AC and DC voltage and AC
current meters. It is these individual readings that combine to produce the Summary screens
noted earlier and allow monitoring of the system operation.
MAIN--------------------------------9:57:32A
SUM
STATUS
SETUP ADV
STATUS ----------------------------choose device:
FX
CC
DC
MATE
Press <STATUS> on the Main menu to access the
STATUS menu. STATUS contains all the meters
and mode displays for OutBack products connected to the MATE.
The STATUS menu is divided first by product and
then into menu categories, such as meter, modes,
and statuses.
NOTE: Not all STATUS screens are applicable to all FX models. The screens differ by product
type and revision. See the Menu Map at the end of the manual for locations of all of the status
screens available. Consult your specific OutBack product owner manual for an explanation of
all the operating modes and meters.
STATUS/CC/PAGE 1--------------
STATUS/FX/PAGE 1---------------choose category
MODE
MODE METER
METER
SETP
PG2
Typical CC Status Screen
BATT
PG2
Typical FX Status Screen
NOTE: Other than offering manual on/off control of its AUX relay, the MATE has no control
over the workings of the CC Charge Controller except when the system is undergoing a global
EQ charger mode. At this time, the system uses both the FX and the Charge Controller(s) to
charge the batteries.
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Reading a STATUS Screen
STATUS/FX/PAGE1--------------choose catagory
STATUS/FX/PAGE2--------------choose catagory
STATUS/FX/PAGE3--------------choose catagory
MODES METER BATT
PG1
PG2 DISCON
PG2
ERROR
WARN
PG3
SELL
MAIN
• MODE: a functioning condition or state of operation
• METER: displays inverter and charger activity, including output and input AC voltage, and
AC inverter, charger, and input current
• BATT: displays the battery temperature, voltage and the various set points for the different
recharging cycles as well as the time remaining to complete any of those cycles
• PG2: pressing the <PG2> soft key opens the next selection of STATUS screens
• ERROR: various FX errors and their causes; an error can shut the FX down
• WARN(ING): FX warning situations; warnings will not shut the FX down
• PG3: Pressing the <PG3> soft key opens the last STATUS screen
• DISCON: lists the reasons the FX disconnects from an AC source
• SELL: displays a number representing the reason the FX stops selling power to the grid; this
number is used by technicians for troubleshooting grid-tied FX units
The second line
indicates the FX
or Charge Controller MODE
STATUS/FX/MODE----------- P00
inv control:
ON
CHANGE
DOWN STAT MODE PORT
The status of
“inv(erter)
control” is “ON.”
To choose an FX
on a specific Port,
press the <PORT>
soft key.
Pressing the <CHANGE MODE> soft key
changes the operation of the mode shown
on the screen; it does not change to another
mode altogether. To change modes, press the
<DOWN> soft key.
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FX STATUS MODE Screens
STATUS/FX/PAGE1-----------------choose category:
PG2
STATUS/FX/MODE------------P00
inv control:
ON
CHANGE
DOWN STAT MODE PORT
STATUS/FX/MODE-----------P00
ac in control:
USE
CHANGE
DOWN
UP
MODE PORT
STATUS/FX/MODE------------P00
chr control:
ON
CHANGE
DOWN
UP
MODE PORT
STATUS/FX/MODE-------------P00
aux control:
AUTO
CHANGE
DOWN UP
MODE PORT
STATUS/FX/MODE-------------P00
eq enabled:
No
CHANGE
UP
MODE PORT
MODES METER BATT
STATUS/FX/MODE------------P00
inv control:
ON
CHANGE
DOWN STAT MODE PORT
Push <STAT> to return to the
choose category STATUS page.
STATUS/FX/PAGE1-------choose category:
MODES METER BATT
PG2
Pressing the <METER> soft key
brings up the first METER screen.
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Push <UP> until the inv
control screen appears.
MODE Screens
• Pressing the <CHANGE MODE> soft key on any
MODE screen allows the user to change the operation
of that individual mode, i.e., activate the function, shut
it off, etc. After changing the operation (or leaving it
alone), the user presses the <OK> soft key to return to
the MODE screen whose operation was changed. Press
the <DOWN> soft key to view the next mode.
• inv control: shows the status of the inverter function*
• AC in control: the FX accepts or drops an AC source*
• chr control: shows charger activity*
• aux control: controls 12 VDC and 0.7 ADC loads
which can be used to run a fan, activate an alarm, signal a generator start and other low-power functions*
• eq enabled: shows status of the equalize recharging
cycle and allows user to start or stop the cycle*
* These modes can be controlled and adjusted in greater
detail in the INVERTER, CHARGER, and AUXILIARY
menus and through the AC IN hot key respectively.
FX STATUS METER Screens
Charge
inv 0.0kw
chg 0.0kw
P00
zer 0.0kw
buy 0.0 kw
STATUS/FX/METER---------P00
output
117 vac
voltage
STATUS/FX/METER---------P00
input
118 vac
voltage
DOWN
STATUS PORT
DOWN
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/METER------------P00
inverter
0.0 aac
current
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/METER----------P00
charger
0.0 aac
current
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/METER--------P00
input
0.0 aac
current
STATUS/FX/METER----------P00
sell
0.0 aac
current
DOWN
UP
TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/METER---------P00
FX firmware
61
revision
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/METER--------------end of meter menu
STATUS/FX/METER----------P00
sell
0.0 aac
current
DOWN
UP
TOP PORT
Pressing the <BATT> soft key brings
up the first FX BATT screen.
The first Meter screen shows what the
inverter is doing at the time this screen
is viewed. A grid-tied FX will also
show any target activity. The lists below
show the possible activities and target
activities. An off-grid FX will only show
the current activity.
Activity
Off
Search
On
Charge
Silent
Float
EQ
Chr Off
Support
Sell
Passthru
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UP
Target Activity
Sell
RE
Float
Bulk EQ
DOWN
UP
UP
TOP
PORT
TOP STATUS
Push <UP> to
Push <STAT>
return to the first to return to the
METER screen. “choose category”
STATUS screen.
METER Screens
The METER screens display current and voltage
measure-ments and the version of FX software.
• charge: the current FX mode
• output voltage: available AC at the FX AC output
• input voltage: available AC at the FX AC input,
normally from a utility or a generator
• inverter current: available current at FX AC output
terminals when the inverter is ON and no AC
source is connected
• charger current: shows the amount of AC current
used by the FX charger
• input current: AC current flowing into the FX AC
input
• sell current: AC current being sold to the grid
• FX firmware: current FX software version
The METER MODE values cannot be changed in the
STATUS screens.
FX STATUS Batt(ery) Screens
STATUS/FX/MODE-------------P00
battery
13.6 vdc
actual
STATUS/FX/MODE-------------P00
battery
13.6 vdc
temp compensated
STATUS/FX/METER-------------P00
battery
14.4 vdc
set point
DOWN
DOWN
DOWN
STATUS PORT
UP
TOP
PORT
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/BATT---------------P00
absorb
00.0 hrs
time remaining
STATUS/FX/BATT---------------P00
float
13.6 vdc
set point
STATUS/FX/BATT---------------P00
float
24.0 hrs
time remaining
DOWN
DOWN
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
UP
TOP
PORT
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/BATT---------------P00
refloat
12.5 vdc
set point
STATUS/FX/BATT---------------P00
equalize
14.4 vdc
set point
STATUS/FX/BATT---------------P00
equalize
00.0 hrs
time remaining
DOWN
DOWN
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/BATT---------------P00
batt temp.
255
(not in degree C/F)
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/BATT--------------------end of battery menu
UP
TOP STATUS
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/PAGE1------------------choose catagory:
MODES M
ETER BATT
PG2
Pressing the <PG2> soft key
brings up more STATUS
categories.
BATT(ERY) Screens
• battery actual: battery voltage as measured by the FX
• battery temp compensated: the Remote Temperature Sensor (RTS) must be connected to this value to be
measured
• absorb set point: charger set point for absorb recharging cycle
• absorb time remaining: time remaining in absorb recharging cycle
• float set point: battery set point for float recharging cycle
• refloat set point: at this battery voltage, the charger restarts the float recharging cycle
• equalize set point: charger set point for equalize recharging cycle
• equalize time remaining: time remaining in equalize recharging cycle
• batt temp: this value, which reflects the battery temperature, is used by the charger when an RTS is connected
to the FX
The BATT MODE values cannot be changed in the STATUS screens.
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FX STATUS ERROR Screens
STATUS/FX/PAGE1------------------choose category:
MODES METER
BATT
PG2
STATUS/FX/ERROR----------P00
stacking
No
error detected
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/ERROR----------P00
phase loss
No
error
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/ERROR---P00 ac output
No
backfeed
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/PAGE2------------------choose category:
PG1
ERROR WARN
PG3
STATUS/FX/ERROR-----------P00
Low ac output
No
voltage
DOWN
STATUS
PORT
STATUS/FX/ERROR----------P00
inverter
No
overtemp
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/ERROR----------P00
low battery
No
voltage
STATUS/FX/ERROR----------P00
high battery
No
voltage
STATUS/FX/ERROR----------P00
ac output
No
shorted
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/ERROR-----------------end of error menu
UP
TOP
DOWN
DOWN
UP
UP
TOP
TOP
PORT
PORT
STATUS/FX/PAGE2----------------choose category:
STATUS
Push <STAT> to return to the “choose
category” STATUS /FX/PAGE2
PG1
ERROR
WARN
PG3
Push <WARN> to see
the WARN(ING) Menu.
ERROR Screens
• low ac output voltage: inverter could not supply enough AC voltage to meet demand
• stacking error detected: communication problem among stacked FXs
• inverter overtemp: FX has reached its maximum allowed operating temperature
• low battery voltage: battery voltage is below the LOW BATTERY CUT-OUT VOLTAGE set point (this is a
common error and will light up even with low AC out or AC shorted)
• phase loss error: not operational
• high battery voltage: battery voltage rose above the safe high battery voltage level for 10 seconds
• ac output shorted: inverter reached its maximum current and shutdown
• ac output backfeed: usually indicates another AC power source was connected to the FX’s AC output
ERROR screens can only display errors; they do not offer any means to correct them. These are hard faults.
The LED is solid and the inverter must be turned off and then on to reset.
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FX STATUS WARN(ING) Screens
STATUS/FX/PAGE2----------------choose category:
PG1
ERROR WARN
PG3
STATUS/FX/WARN--------------P00
acin voltage
No
too high
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/WARN-------------P00
temperature
No
sensor fault
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/WARN------------P00
airtemp
190
DOWN
UP
PORT
STATUS/FX/WARN-----------------end of warnings menu
UP
TOP STATUS
STATUS/FX/WARN-------------P00
acin freq
No
too high
DOWN
STATUS PORT
STATUS/FX/WARN-------------P00
acin voltage
No
too low
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/WARN-------------P00
internal comm
No
error detected
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/WARN-----------P00
fettemp
184
DOWN
UP
PORT
STATUS/FX/PAGE2-----------------choose category:
PG1
ERROR WARN
PG3
STATUS/FX/WARN-------------P00
acin freq
No
too low
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/WARN-------------P00
acin input
No
current exceeds max
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/WARN--------------P00
internal fan
No
failure detected
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/WARN-----------P00
captemp
186
DOWN
UP
PORT
STATUS/FX/PAGE3----------------choose category:
PG2
DISCON SELL
MAIN
Push <DISCON> to view
the DISCONNECT Menu.
WARN(ING) Screens
• acin freq too high: AC source is above 66 Hz (upper limit) and will be dropped if frequency gets much higher
• acin freq too low: AC source is under 54 Hz (lower limit) and will be dropped if frequency gets much lower
• acin voltage too high: AC source’s voltage is over 140 VAC (default limit) and risks loss of FX connection
• acin voltage too low: AC source’s voltage is under 108 VAC (default limit) and risks loss of FX connection
• acin input current exceeds max: AC loads are drawing more current than the rating of the FX allows
• temperature sensor fault: an internal FX temperature sensor is malfunctioning
• internal comm. error detected: there is a communication problem between the MATE and the FX
• internal fan failure detected: the FX’s internal cooling fan is not operating properly
• airtemp: displays a numeric value representing the air temperature around the FX*
• fettemp: displays a numeric value representing the temperature of the FETs (Field Effect Transistors)*
• captemp: displays a numeric value representing the temperature of the ripple capacitors*
*These values are used for troubleshooting purposes. The higher the numerical value, the cooler the temperature.
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DISCON(NECT) Screens
STATUS/FX/DISCON-----------P00
acin freq
No
too high
DOWN
STATUS PORT
STATUS/FX/DISCON-----------P00
acin voltage
No
< min
DOWN
UP
TOP
STATUS/FX/DISCON----------P00
acin freq
No
too low
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/DISCON---------------end of DISCON menu
PORT
UP
TOP
STATUS/FX/DISCON-----------P00
acin voltage
No
> max
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/FX/PAGE3---------------choose category:
STATUS
PG2 DISCON
SELL
MAIN
DISCON(NECT) Screens
• acin freq too high: screen displays “Yes” if the AC source exceeds 69 Hz and the FX disconnects from
the source
• acin freq too low: displays “Yes” if the FX disconnects from an AC source below 51 Hz
• acin voltage > max: the source of the AC voltage exceeds the FX maximum of 140 VAC(default value)
• acin voltage < min: the source of the AC voltage falls below the FX minimum of 108 VAC (default)
STATUS/FX/PAGE3----------------choose category:
PG2 DISCON
SELL
MAIN
STATUS/FX/SELL------------- stop
sell
15
reason
STATUS
PORT
Press STATUS to return to the
MAIN Menu.
FX SELL Screen
• stop sell reason: displays a numerical value
(15 in sample screen shown here) indicating
a reason a grid-tied FX has stopped selling
power to the utility grid; this screen is used
for troubleshooting by OutBack Power System
technicians.
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STATUS/FX/PAGE3----------------choose category:
PG2
DISCON
SELL
MAIN
Press MAIN to return to the
STATUS Menu Stop SELL Reasons
0
1
2 Island-detected wobble
3
4
5 Charge diode battery volt fault
6
7 Silent command
8 Save command
9 R60 off at go fast
10 R60 of at do relays
11 Current limit sell
12 Current limit charge
13
14 Back feed
15 Brute sell charge VAC over
OUTBACK CHARGE CONTROLLER STATUS MODE Screens
To view the CC STATUS screens, return to the MAIN Menu, press the <STATUS> soft key and then choose
the CC on the STATUS choose product screen. The STATUS screens include MODE, METER, and SET (SET
POINT). In STATUS Mode, these Charge Controller functions can be viewed by the MATE, but not changed.
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SUM STATUS SETUP
ADV
STATUS/CC/MODE-------------P00
charger mode:
Silent
DOWN
STATUS PORT
STATUS/CC/MODE----------------end of mode menu
UP
TOP
STATUS
STATUS------------------------------choose device:
FX
CC
DC
MAIN
STATUS/CC/MODE-------------P00
aux relay mode:
Low Batt
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/CC/PAGE1------------------
MODE METER SETP
MAIN
STATUS/CC/MODE------------P00
aux relay state:
ON
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/CC---------------------------
MODE
METER
SETP
MAIN
Press <METER> to view
the CC METER screens.
NOTE: All OutBack Charge Controller screens are displayed as CC screens on a MATE with
software code revision 402 and higher.
CHARGE CONTROLLER MODE Screens
•
•
•
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charger mode: displays one of five charging stages (Bulk, Absorption, Float, Silent, or Equalization)
aux relay mode: displays one of eight Charge Controller AUX modes (Vent Fan, PV Trigger, ERROR
OUTPUT, Night Light, Float, Diversion:Relay, Diversion:Solid St, Low Batt(ery) Disconnect, or
Remote)
aux relay state: indicates if the AUX is ON or OFF
OUTBACK CHARGE CONTROLLER STATUS METER Screens
To view the CC STATUS screens, return to the MAIN Menu, press the <STATUS> soft key and then choose
the CC on the STATUS choose product screen. The STATUS screens include MODE, METER, and SET (SET
POINT). In STATUS Mode, these Charge Controller functions can be viewed by the MATE, but not changed.
mode: Silent
in
33.2 vdc
out 38.8 vdc
DOWN
P00
0 adc
0 adc
STATUS PORT
STATUS/CC/METER-------------P00
charger
+000 adc
amps dc
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/CC/METER--------------end of meter menu
UP
TOP STATUS
STATUS/CC/METER-----------P00
charger
0w
watts
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/CC/METER-----------P00
battery
38.7 vdc
voltage
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/CC/METER----------P00
charger
.0 kwh
kwhrs
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/CC/METER-----------P00
panel
33 vdc
voltage
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/CC-----------------
MODE
METER
SETP MAIN
Press <SETP> to view the
SET POINT screens
NOTE: All OutBack Charge Controller screens are displayed as CC screens on the MATE.
CHARGE CONTROLLER METER Screens
• Mode/pv/in/bat/out: displays the charger mode, the PV array voltage, the incoming PV amps, the
battery voltage, and the outgoing amps to the battery
• charger watts: charger output measured in watts
• charger kwhrs: kilowatt hours produced in the last 60 minutes by the Charge Controller
• charger amps dc: the amount of amperage the Charge Controller is sending to the battery
• battery voltage: current battery voltage
• panel voltage: current voltage from the PV array
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OUTBACK CHARGE CONTROLLER STATUS SETP(OINT) Screens
STATUS/CC/SETPT------------P00
Absorb
28.8 VDC
DOWN STATUS
PORT
STATUS/CC/SETPT------------P00
Float
27.2 VDC
DOWN
UP
TOP
PORT
STATUS/CC/METER----------------end of set point
menu
UP
TOP
STATUS
Press the first two soft keys
simultaneously to return to the MAIN
Menu or press <STATUS> and then
press <MAIN> on the STATUS screen.
NOTE: All OutBack Charge Controller screens are displayed as CC screens on the MATE.
CHARGE CONTROLLER SETP(OINT) Screens
• Absorb: displays the voltage that initiates and maintains the Absorb cycle
• Float: displays the voltage that begins the Float cycle and is maintained during this cycle
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MATE Hot Keys
HOT KEYS
INV Hot Key
The INV “hot” key takes you to the INVERTER CONTROL screen allowing direct control of
the FX’s inverter from anywhere in the menu system.
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SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
INV
Hot
The green LED indicator above the INV has three modes:
u Flashing—the inverter is either in the search or power save modes
u Continuously On—DC battery power is converted to AC power and the FX is supplying
loads or selling to the grid
u Off—the inverter is not converting DC power to AC power or when the AC input source
is powering the loads
PRESS ONCE:
INVERTER CONTROL
Currently:
ON
OFF
SRCH
ON
OK
INV
<OFF> —turns off all the FX inverters connected
to the MATE
<SRCH> —the inverter begins search mode if the
AC load connected is smaller than allowed by the
programming of the search function.
<ON> —turns on all the FX inverters connected
to the MATE.
<OK> —returns to the point in the menu system
where you entered the INVERTER CONTROL
screen.
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AC IN Hot Key
The AC IN “hot” key allows direct control of the AC input from anywhere in the menu system.
INV
Hot
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SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
The yellow LED indicator above the AC IN “hot” key has three settings:
u Flashing - an AC source is available, but not connected
u Continuously On - the AC source is connected and in use
u Off - no AC source is present
The number of AC IN key presses determines which menu is called up.
PRESS ONCE:
AC INPUT CONTROL
currently:
USE
DROP
USE
•
OK
•
The AC INPUT CONTROL screen is
called up, allowing the user to connect or
disconnect the FX to an AC input source.
If a HUB is employed, AC INPUT
CONTROL only affects the Master FX
connected to PORT 1; the Master FX then
gives the same command to the Slave FXs
<USE> enables the FX to connect to an AC input source.
<DROP> disconnects the AC input source but will allow it to be reconnected if the “low
battery cut-off set point” occurs or the FX is overloaded.
<OK> returns to the point in the menu system before you entered the AC INPUT CONTROL
menu cycle.
If HBX Mode is enabled, the AC INPUT CONTROL will read:
AC INPUT CONTROL
currently:
DROP-HBX
DROP
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USE
OK
or
AC INPUT CONTROL
currently:
USE-HBX
DROP
USE
OK
PRESS TWICE:
AC INPUT CONTROL
currently:
USE
DROP
USE
OK
• The GEN START CONTROL screen allows
changes to the Advanced Generator Start
(AGS) mode.
• The AGS settings only take effect when
Advanced Generator Start is enabled (See the
AGS Mode section for more information).
NOTE: This does not control the GenAlert
function.
•
When an OutBack HUB is employed, the GEN START CONTROL only affects the FX
programmed as the AGS PORT in the AGS setup. This is the HUB Port connected to the
FX with the generator start relay.
<OFF> manually overrides AGS mode. Pressing <OFF> brings up MAN-OFF indicating the
user manually shut off the generator.
<AUTO> allows the MATE to automatically start and stop the generator according to the
settings programmed in the AGS menu. Pressing <AUTO> brings up either AUTO-OFF or
AUTO-ON depending on the FX programming.
<ON> manually overrides AGS mode. Pressing it brings up MAN-ON indicating the user
manually turned the generator ON)
<OK> Returns to the point in the menu system where you entered the GEN START
CONTROL screen.
NOTE: To reset an AGS error, press <OFF> and then press <AUTO>.
PRESS THREE TIMES:
CHARGER CONTROL
currently: OFF
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AUTO
OFF
ON
OK
• The CHARGER CONTROL screen appears.
• This allows the operation of the FX battery
charger to be preset for an available AC source.
• When an OutBack HUB is employed, the
CHARGER CONTROL only affects the Master
FX connected to PORT 1. The Master FX then
gives the same command to all slave FXs.
NOTE: The charger’s operation is independent of the inverter. With the inverter in OFF mode,
the charger can be set to come on when AC is available, but have the inverter stay off when AC
is disconnected.
<OFF> disables all charger functions in the FX.
<AUTO> enables automatic battery charging, silent, and “re-float” when an AC input source is
connected.
<ON> also recharges the batteries, but eventually remains in the “float” charging stage (and
eliminates silent mode) until the AC input is disconnected.
<OK> returns to the point in the menu system where you entered the CHARGER CONTROL
screen.
PRESS FOUR TIMES:
CHARGER MODE CONTROL
global charger mode
BULK
EQ
OK
• The CHARGER MODE CONTROL screen
appears allowing the MATE to issue system
(global) recharging commands.
NOTE: Global commands apply to the Charge Controllers and FXs connected to a HUB.
BULK CONTROL
START
STOP
OK
• Pressing <BULK> brings up the BULK
CONTROL screen and starts a new recharging
cycle. Please see the FX and Charge Controller
product manuals for more information.
BULK CONTROL
BULK CONTROL
bulk charge started
bulk charge stopped
OK
MAIN
OK
MAIN
The BULK CONTROL
screen allows the user to
manually start or stop a bulk
charge cycle by pressing the
<START> or <STOP> soft
keys respectively.
NOTE: Both Outback Charge Controller and FX products connected to the HUB will respond
to global EQ and BULK charger commands.
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Pressing <EQ> on the CHARGER MODE
CONTROL screen brings up the EQUALIZE
CONTROL screen
EQUALIZE CONTROL
eq enabled
START
STOP OK
When <STOP> has been selected, the EQ charge
has stopped.
EQUALIZE CONTROL
eq charge stopped
OK
MAIN
EQ parameters must be set in
ADV/FX menu. follow mauf.
Recommendations
When <START> has been selected, two
informational screens are displayed. The user
must push the <MORE> soft key before an
equalizing cycle can begin.
NOTE : EQ (EQUALIZE) is not an automatic
part of the FX’s charge cycle. With the AC input
already connected to the FX system, an EQ charge
must be manually started from this menu. The
EQ cycle ends after the time it takes to charge the
batteries to the EQ voltage and the EQ time limit
or by manually stopping the EQ charge from this
menu.
MORE
NOTE: Start the generator or check that the grid
is connected before starting an EQ cycle. The AC
IN status LED on the FX must be solid yellow.
For EQ settings ac source must be
connected to start EQ cycle
MORE
EQ ENABLED:
No
are you sure you wish to start an
EQ cycle?
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YES
EXIT
The EQ ENABLED screen allows an equalize
charging cycle or an exit. Press the <YES> soft key
to enable and then press <EXIT>.
To stop an equalizing process, return to the EQUALIZE CONTROL screen and press the
<STOP> soft key. To return to the EQUALIZE CONTROL screen:
• Press the <AC IN> hot key four times.
• Press the <EQ> soft key.
• Press the <STOP> soft key on the EQUALIZE CONTROL screen.
AC INPUT CONTROL
Hot Key
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SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
EQUALIZE CONTROL
CHARGER MODE CONTROL
Global charger mode
BULK
EQ
eq enabled
OK
START
STOP
Yes
OK
NOTE: For a global charger command to work, all of the OutBack products must be connected
to a HUB. The CHARGER MODE CONTROL affects both FX Series Inverters/Chargers
and OutBack Charge Controllers. This requires that the FX and OutBack Charge Controller
firmware versions support this feature (See page 124, Troubleshooting, if this command fails to
function).
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Advanced MATE Menus
MATE Control Modes
The MATE, when connected to at least one FX Series Inverter/Charger, offers more sophisticated controls than basic debugging and system displays. With the MATE, you can:
• Program when an FX connects to an AC source based on time, battery voltage, or time-ofday grid usage
• Start a generator using Advanced Generator Start (AGS) Mode
• Control auxiliary AC or DC loads such as cooling fans and relays
• Sell power back to the utility grid
• Set up the stacking of multiple FXs, the FLEXmax 80, and the FLEXnet DC
The following chapters detail the MATE Control Modes. Please note whenever a password is
called for, the system password is:
The following chapters detail the MATE Control Modes.
Please note whenever a password is called for, the system password is:
141
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The ADVANCED Menus
The MATE must be connected to an OutBack system for the Advanced features to function.
MAIN----------------------------------
9:57:32 A
SUM
STATUS
SETUP
ADV
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
changes made could
adversely effect
system performance
The next screen is a warning screen intended to
keep those unfamiliar with an OutBack system
from altering the settings. Push any key to
advance to the next screen to input the password
(141).
ADV/PASSWORD--------------------enter the password
132
The screen displays <132>. Push the <INC> soft
key until it scrolls to 141.
ENTER
INC
DEC
EXIT
ADV/PASSWORD----------------------enter the password
141
ENTER
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To access the MATE’s Advanced Mode settings, go
to the MAIN menu and push the <ADV> soft key.
INC
DEC
EXIT
With the password 141 on the screen, push the
<ENTER> soft key.
ADV-----------------------------------choose device:
FX
CC
DC
MATE
ADV/MATE/PG1----------------------choose category:
HBX GRIDUSE AGS
In the ADV menu, push the <MATE> soft key to
view the Advanced MATE functions.
PG2
From the ADV/MATE screen, a Control Mode
is chosen. Press the <HBX> soft key to view the
HBX screens.
HBX Mode
What it does: HBX Mode allows control over the use of grid-supplied power based on userdetermined battery voltage and time set points. A user can maximize renewable energy use and
minimize the use of grid-supplied power through careful HBX usage.
The OutBack default values* for HBX (24V system) are the following:
• High voltage—26 volts
• Low voltage—24 volts
• Time for both high and low settings—one hour
* Double these values for a 48V system; divide them by one half for a 12V system. These
values are not temperature compensated.
When the battery voltage remains at 26 volts for one hour, the FX will disconnect from the
grid and the system will run on battery-supplied power. If the battery voltage falls to 24 volts
for one hour, the FX connects to the grid. During this connected period, the grid-supplied AC
current will power the loads and recharge the batteries unless the user manually shuts off the
FX charging function off. With the charger off, the grid will only power the loads, allowing
renewable energy sources to recharge the batteries. This avoids running the loads from the
batteries and repeatedly charging and discharging them using more expensive utility power.
To shut the charger function off:
• Press the <AC IN> hot key three times until the CHARGER CONTROL screen appears.
• Press the <OFF> soft key.
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HBX Mode:
• Stands for high battery transfer
• Is used with grid-connected FX Series Inverter/Chargers that have utility power as their AC
input
• Is a mode primarily used in applications that have enough renewable energy (RE) power
production to meet the needs of the loads most of the time
• Allows the FX to connect to an AC source if the battery voltage has fallen below a programmable set point for a user configurable amount of time (MATE will then allow the FX to
remain connected to the AC source until the battery voltage has risen above a second set
point for a programmable amount of time)
The MATE detects when the battery is truly low and needs charging as opposed to a sudden
and momentary drop caused by a sizable demand for power from a device such as a motor.
At these times, the MATE directs the FX to use AC power until the battery is fully charged
again. The user programs in the amount of time a battery can be below the low voltage and
the amount of time after it’s fully charged before the MATE starts issuing its commands. The
MATE uses these times to switch back and forth between AC and battery power. Additionally,
in HBX mode, the FX charging function can be shut off to allow the alternative energy source
to recharge the batteries while the loads are powered by the utility grid.
Press <INC> until 141, then press enter
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SUM
STATUS SETUP
ADV
ADV---------------------------------choose a product:
FX
CC
DC
MATE
ADV/MATE/HBX -------------------hbx-use
01.0 hrs
grid delay
DOWN
UP
INC
DEC
ADV/MATE/HBX --------------------end of HBX menu
UP
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TOP
ADV
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
changes made could
adversely affect
system performance
ADV/PASSWORD--------------enter the password
132
ADV/MATE/PG1-------------------choose category
ADV/MATE/HBX------------------hbx-use
24.0 vdc
griduse point
HBX
GRIDUSE AGS
PG2
ADV/MATE/HBX -------------------hbx-drop
26.0 vdc
grid set point
DOWN
UP
INC
DEC
Press <INC> and <DEC> soft keys as
needed to change set points
ENTER
DOWN
INC
ADV
DEC
INC
EXIT
DEC
ADV/MATE/HBX ------------------Hbx-drop 01.0 hrs
grid delay
DOWN
UP
INC
DEC
NOTE: HBX Mode will control the Master FX Series Inverter/Charger in Port 1 of a HUB-4
or HUB-10. The Master will then instruct any stacked Slaves to USE or DROP the AC input
source (please see appropriate the FX programming manual for stacking instructions).
Before starting HBX Mode, set or reset the established values on the four MATE set point
modes shown on the following screens:
• The first screen, HBX-USE GRID SET POINT appears when the HBX soft key is pressed on
the previous ADV/MATE screen.
• Each successive screen appears by pressing the <DOWN> key on the previous menu.
• With these screens, the user sets the battery voltages and the amount of time these voltages
must remain in order for the grid-supplied AC power to both recharge the battery and to
disconnect. Since power demand surges can briefly affect a battery’s voltage level, establishing voltage and time limits can prevent a premature or inappropriate connection to grid-supplied AC power that can occur due to a momentary change.
HBX-Use Grid Set Point
ADV/MATE/HBX-------------------hbx-use
24.0 vdc
grid set point
DOWN
ADV
INC
DEC
This is the voltage set point that allows the FX to
connect to (USE) AC power. The battery voltage must remain below the voltage listed on the
screen—24.0 vdc in this case—for the amount
of time programmed by the HBX-USE GRID
DELAY (see next screen) before a USE command
is issued. Use the <INC> and <DEC> soft keys to
change the voltage set point. Press the <DOWN>
soft key to proceed to the next screen.
HBX-Use Grid Delay
ADV/MATE/HBX---------------------hbx-use
01.0 hrs
grid delay
DOWN
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UP
INC
DEC
This set point—01.0 hrs in this example—is the
amount of time the battery voltage must remain
below the HBX-USE GRID SET POINT (above)
before a USE command is sent. It can range from
00.1 hrs to 24.0 hrs in 0.1 hour increments. Times
are adjusted using the <INC> and <DEC> soft
keys. Press the <DOWN> soft key to proceed to
the next screen.
HBX-Drop Grid Set Point
ADV/MATE/HBX--------------------hbx-drop
26.0 vdc
grid set point
DOWN
UP
INC
DEC
This set point shows the voltage—26.0 VDC
is the default for a 24V system—at which the
FX will DROP its AC input source. The battery
voltage must remain above this voltage for the
amount of time set by HBX-DROP GRID DELAY
(next screen) for a DROP to be issued. Press the
<DOWN> soft key to proceed.
HBX-Drop Grid Delay
ADV/MATE/HBX--------------------hbx-drop
01.0 hrs
grid delay
DOWN
UP
INC
DEC
This set point is the amount of time—01.0 hrs in
this case—battery voltage must remain above the
HBX-DROP GRID SET POINT (see previous
screen) before a DROP command is sent. It can
range from 00.1 hrs to 24.0 hrs in 0.1 hour increments. These increments are adjusted using the
<INC> and <DEC> soft keys. Press the <DOWN>
soft key to proceed.
AC Input Control
ADV/MATE/HBX--------------------ac input
USE
control
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
With this screen, HBX Mode can be enabled or
disabled. Pressing <CHANGE> allows you to
change the current mode in the next screen.
ADV/MATE/HBX--------------------ac input
USE
control
DROP
USE
HBX
DONE
NOTE: Before enabling HBX Mode, make sure the
FX is in DROP mode by pressing the <DROP>
soft key. The screen will indicate DROP mode,
allowing the MATE to reset the HBX values.
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ADV/MATE/HBX---------------------ac input
DROP
control
DROP
USE
HBX
DONE
Enable HBX by pressing the <HBX> soft key. The
screen now indicates the MATE is running in
HBX mode by displaying the current state, USE or
DROP followed by HBX.
ADV/MATE/HBX---------------------ac input
DROP-HBX
control
DROP
USE
HBX
DONE
Disable HBX
ADV/MATE/HBX------------ac input
DROP-HBX
control
DROP
USE
HBX
DONE
ADV/MATE/HBX---------------------ac input
DROP
control
DROP
USE
HBX
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UP
Pressing the <DONE> soft key returns to the last
HBX activated USE menu.
DONE
ADV/MATE/HBX--------------------ac input
DROP
control
DOWN
To disable HBX Mode, press the <HBX> soft key
again. After disabling HBX, the system remains in
whichever state—DROP or USE—it was in while
HBX Mode was active. Be sure to reset the DROP
or USE to the desired state once it’s out of HBX
Mode.
CHANGE
Press either the <UP> or <DOWN> soft keys to
return to the ADVANCED menu.
AC INPUT CONTROL
Currently:USE
DROP
USE OK
Push the <AC IN> hot key to view the AC status
and change to USE or DROP as needed. Pressing
the <OK> soft key means you accept the conditions or mode shown on the screen.
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SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
NOTE: Even with HBX enabled, the user can issue manual DROP or USE commands using the
AC INPUT CONTROL found under the ACIN hot key. Once a manual command is issued,
the system will remain in that chosen command until the next HBX scheduled cycle normally
occurs.
Because GRID-USE Mode uses the DROP and USE commands, it cannot be enabled at the
same time as HBX Mode. Enabling GRID-USE will automatically disable HBX Mode
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Advanced Generator Start (AGS) Mode
This section applies to off-grid systems which regularly use generator-supplied power.
Why you may want it: Some systems include fuel-powered generators for either back-up or
regular usage. Advance Generator Start Mode sets the conditions under which a generator will
automatically start and stop, eliminating inconvenient manual starts and stops. If a user isn’t at
home or near the system, the generator will run anyway, in some cases keeping vital appliances
and motors running.
Advanced Generator Start (AGS) Mode utilizes the auxiliary (AUX) output found on each FX
and is compatible with any two- wire start generator. AGS offers a variety of conditions that
will start a generator by energizing the FX AUX output or the FLEXnet DC relay output.
AGS starts the generator anytime one or more of the Gen Start conditions are true and will
stop the generator only when all of the conditions are false except during a programmed Quiet
Time (normally at night when a noisy generator would be disturbing).
NOTE: Low Battery Cut Out overrides Quiet Time.
GenAlert is another way to automatically start a generator, but it does not offer the range of
programming options as AGS. AGS is a function of the MATE while GenAlert is a function of
the FX, which is programmed using the MATE. Information on the GenAlert function can be
found in the FX programming and operations manual.
NOTE: Choose either AGS or Gen Alert to automatically start your generator. Enabling AGS
overrides all AUX control functions of that particular inverter.
AGS can start a generator under the following variety of settings:
• Voltage Start
• Load Start
• Must Run
• State of Charge % Start (FLEXnet DC)
• Exercise
SAFETY WARNING: AGS can cause severe damage if the generator and battery bank are
not properly maintained.
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AGS Setup
To enter the AGS setup, go to the <ADV/MATE> screen:
Press <INC> until 141 and
then press <ENTER>
MAIN----------------------------------
9:57:32 A
SUM STATUS
SETUP ADV
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
changes made could
adversely affect
system performance
ADV---------------------------------choose device:
FX
CC
DC
MATE
ADV/MATE/PG1----------------------choose category:
HBX GRIDUSE AGS
PG2
ADV/MATE/AGS-----------------------choose category:
QUIET
SETUP TIME
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VOLT
START
Press the <AGS> soft key.
PG2
Press the <SETUP> soft key.
ADV/PASSWORD-------------enter the password
ENTER
INC
132
DEC
EXIT
The AGS Setup menu contains the following general settings that define the AGS routines.
AGS Port
The MATE uses the AUX output of an FX or FLEXnet DC relay to control the generator. The
MATE is connected to this FX either directly or through a HUB.
If a HUB is used:
• Use the <INC> and <DEC> soft keys to set the AGS Port value to the HUB FX or FLEXnet
DC Port controlling the generator
If no HUB is used and the MATE is directly plugged into an FX, then the AGS Port needs to be
set to 0 (zero).
Example:
MATE/AGS/SETUP----------------ags port:
0
DOWN
AGS
INC
DEC
MATE/AGS/SETUP------------------ags port:
3
DOWN
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AGS
INC
DEC
A MATE is connected to a HUB-10 that has four
FXs and three Charge Controllers connected to it.
The FXs are plugged into Ports 1 – 4, as labeled on
the HUB, and the Charge Controllers are plugged
into Ports 5 – 7. Any FX can have its AUX output
wired to a relay whose contacts are wired to the
starting circuitry of the generator. The AGS Port
must be set to the port of the chosen FX.
After setting the AGS Port, press the <DOWN>
soft key. The next screen allows you to enable the
AGS Mode.
AGS Enabled
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP-----------AGS enabled:
DOWN
UP
NO
NO
YES
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP------------AGS enabled:
DOWN
UP
YES
NO
YES
This is the overall control for the AGS Mode. If
AGS is not enabled, none of the AGS settings
or controls will work. Enable the AGS first by
pressing the YES soft key and then establish your
settings.
After enabling the AGS Mode, press the
<DOWN> soft key to continue to the AGS Control menu.
AGS Control
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP------------AGS control:
DOWN
MAN-OFF
UP
CHANGE
This screen allows the AGS Mode to be changed.
Pressing <CHANGE> brings up a screen that
allows the user to switch choose from three AGS
control modes sown below.
This screen offers three options for AGS control:
GEN START CONTROL
currently:
OFF
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AUTO
MAN-OFF
ON
OK
• OFF manually de-energizes the FX AUX or
FLEXnet DC relay output and stops the generator regardless of any AGS setting; this is
displayed as MAN – OFF.
• AUTO allows AGS settings to start and stop the
generator automatically and is displayed as either AUTO – ON (when the AUX is activated),
or AUTO – OFF (when the AUX is deactivated).
• ON will manually energize the FX AUX output
and start the generator regardless of any AGS
setting; this is displayed as MAN – ON.
• OFF and ON are considered “manual” selections, hence the MAN-OFF and MAN-ON
screen displays.
DC Genset
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP
dc genset
DOWN
NO
UP
NO
YES
In this screen, YES means a DC generator is
present and the AGS routine, which normally
stops the generator upon the FX going to Float or
Silent, will instead stop the generator when the
vdc genstop setting is reached.
NOTE: If you have a generator that produces AC
voltage, maintain the NO status shown on this
screen.
Press the <DOWN> soft key to go to the vdc
genstop screen.
VDC Genstop
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP----vdc genstop:
DOWN
UP
38.0 vdc
INC
DEC
This voltage setting will terminate a Voltage Start
command when the battery voltage remains above
it for 15 minutes regardless of the DC Genset
setting. The setting can be adjusted using the
<INC> and <DEC> soft keys. Press the <DOWN>
soft key to view the AGS fault time screen.
NOTE: The vdc genstop will turn off a generator
even if the dc genset on the previous screen says
<NO>.
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP----AGS fault time
17
minutes
DOWN
70
UP
INC
DEC
AGS Fault Time is the period the generator is
given to connect to the FX system after the AUX
output has been activated. If the generator fails
to connect and provide AC current, the MATE
displays an AGS error. The user can set this time
anywhere from 5-30 minutes by pressing the
<INC> and <DEC> soft keys. Press the <DOWN>
soft key to reach the cool down time screen.
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP----cool down time
0
minutes
DOWN
UP
INC
DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP----warm up time
0
minutes
DOWN
UP
INC
DEC
After the FX charging has been disabled, the cool
down time screen allows the user to adjust the
number of minutes the generator will cool down
before being shut off. This time should follow
the manufacturer’s recommendations. Press the
<DOWN> key to view the warm up time screen
The warm up time screen allow the user to
adjust the number of minutes the generator
will warm up before the FX charging begins.
This time should follow the manufacturer’s
recommendations. Press the <DOWN> key to
view the End of AGS SETUP time screen
NOTE: Cool down and warm up times are not
used when DC generator (dc genset) is selected.
NOTE: Cool down and warm up times are not
used when DC generator (dc genset) is selected.
End of AGS SETUP
UP
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TOP
menu
AGS
In the End of the AGS SETUP screen Press
the <menu AGS> soft key for more AGS
programming.
Generators are an integral part of many renewable energy systems. Setting a generator’s start
and stop times and voltage set points can be confusing. The following test helps assure your
generator is properly functioning and the programming is accurate (AGS must be set up first in
order to perform this test).
Before any further programming, confirm that the generator is working properly by manually
turning it on and then shutting it off.
Advanced Generator Start (AGS) Test
PRESS TWICE:
GEN START CONTROL
currently: AUTO
OFF
AUTO
ON
OK
• Brings up the GEN START CONTROL screen.
• Press the <ON> soft key and wait for the
generator to go on.
• Press the <OFF> soft key to shut the generator
off.
• Press the <AUTO> soft key to put the generator
in AUTO mode
• Press the <OK> soft key to return to the ADV/
MATE/AGS screen.
The AGS test confirms the AGS function works and the generator has been enabled during
the AGS programming. Sometimes the GEN ALERT set points and properties get confused
with AGS and this test confirms the correct set points are used. GEN ALERT set points
should not be used as AGS set points. These are two separate methods for starting a generator
automatically.
Quiet Time
Why do you might want it: If Quiet Time Mode is set, the MATE will not allow most AGS
settings to start the generator during the Quiet Time window. This is usually set up during
night time when a running generator would be an annoyance. Quiet Times can be set
individually for weekday and weekend, and consist of a Quiet Time Start and a Quiet Time Stop.
NOTE: The 2-minute Voltage set point (see page 78) will override Quiet Time settings. This is
necessary to prevent the battery from falling below an unacceptable voltage.
As with GRID-USE settings, if you set the START and STOP modes for the same time (for
example, 12:00 a.m. for each), each will be ignored. To program Quiet Time Mode, go to the
advanced MATE menu.
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PRESS <INC> UNTIL 141 AND THEN PRESS ENTER
MAIN----------------------------------9:57:32A
SUM
STATUS SETUP
ADV
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
changes made could
adversely affect
system performance
ADV/PASSWORD--------------------enter the password
ENTER
INC
131
DEC
EXIT
ADV---------------------------------choose device:
FX
CC
DC
MATE
ADV/MATE/PG1--------------------choose category
HBX
GRIDUSE AGS
PG2
ADV/MATE/AGS---------------------choose category:
SETUP
QUIET
TIME
VOLT
START
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT-----------------weekday
12:00A
quiet time start
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AGS
Next, press the <QUIET TIME> soft key.
PG2
Weekday Start
DOWN
Go to the ADV/MATE screen and press the
<AGS> soft key.
CHANGE
weekday quiet time start is the beginning of the
Monday-Friday quiet time period. Most AGS
start conditions will be stopped during this
time. <CHANGE> adjusts the hour and minutes
settings.
WEEKDAY QT START--------------adj hour
12:00A
DOWN
INC
DEC
WEEKDAY QT START---------------adj min
12:00A
DOWN
INC
DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT-----------------weekday:
12:00A
quiet time start
DOWN
AGS
<INC> and <DEC> adjust the weekday start
hours. When finished, press the <DOWN> soft
key.
<INC> and <DEC> adjust the weekday start minutes. When finished, press the <DONE> soft key.
This will return you to the ADV/MATE/AGS/QT
weekday quiet time start menu.
Press the <DOWN> soft key to go to the weekday
quiet time stop screen.
CHANGE
Weekday Stop
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT-----------------weekday
12:00A
quiet time stop
DOWN
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AGS
CHANGE
weekday quiet time stop is the end of the quiet
time period for Monday-Friday. To change the
time, press the <CHANGE> soft key and adjust
the hour and minute settings on the next screens
using the <INC> and <DEC> soft keys. Proceed
through the adj hour and adj min screens in the
same manner described in the Weekday Start
section. Press the <DOWN> soft key on the final
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT weekday quiet time stop
screen to open the weekend screens.
Weekend Start
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT-----------------weekend:
12:00A
quiet time start
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
WEEKEND QT START--------------adj hour
12:00A
DOWN
INC
DEC
WEEKEND QT START---------------adj min
12:00A
INC
DEC
DONE
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT-----------------weekend:
12:00A
quiet time start
DOWN
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UP
CHANGE
weekend quiet time start is the beginning of the
quiet time period for Saturday and Sunday. Most
AGS start conditions will be stopped during this
time. Press the <CHANGE> soft key to adjust the
hour and minutes settings.
<INC> and <DEC> adjust the hourly setting for
the WEEKEND QT START. Press the <DOWN>
soft key when finished.
<INC> and <DEC> adjust the minutes setting for
the WEEKEND QT START. Press the <DONE>
soft key when finished.
If you are satisfied with the weekend quiet time
start settings, press the <DOWN> soft key and go
to the weekend stop screen.
Weekend Stop
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT-----------------weekend
12:00A
quiet time stop
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
WEEKEND QT STOP----------------adj hour
12:00A
DOWN
INC
DEC
WEEKEND QT STOP---------------adj min
12:00A
INC
DEC
DONE
weekend quiet time stop is the end of the quiet
time period for Saturday & Sunday. <CHANGE>
adjusts the hour and minutes settings.
<INC> and <DEC> adjust the hourly setting for
the WEEKEND QT STOP. Press the <DOWN>
soft key when finished.
<INC> and <DEC> adjust the minute setting for
the WEEKEND QT STOP. Press the <DONE>
soft key when finished.
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT--------------weekend
12:00A
quiet time stop
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
ADV/MATE/QUIET TIME----------end of QUIET TIME
menu
UP
TOP
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AGS
If you are satisfied with the weekend quiet time
stop settings, press the <DOWN> soft key and go
to the end of the quiet time menu.
Press the <AGS> soft key to return to ADV/
MATE/AGS screen.
Voltage Start
There are three voltage start set points in AGS Mode that the user can adjust. After a generator
is started due to a Voltage Start setting, it will be stopped when the FX completes the absorb
charge or based on the VDC Genstop setting in the AGS Setup menu previously explained.
NOTE: If the DC Genset is set to YES, the generator will only stop after the battery voltage has
reached the VDC Genstop voltage for 15 minutes.
ADV/MATE/AGS-----------------------Choose category:
SETUP
QUIET
TIME
VOLT
START
PG2
To get to the Voltage Start screen, press the
<VOLT START> soft key on the ADV/MATE/
AGS screen.
24-Hour Voltage Set Point
ADV/MATE/AGS/VSTART----------volt start
24.4 vdc
24 hr setting
DOWN
AGS
INC
DEC
If the battery voltage falls below this set point, a 24
hour timer starts counting down. Upon reaching
zero, a start command is sent to the generator
unless it is currently Quiet Time. To change the
default settings, use the <INC> and <DEC> soft
keys. When finished, press the <DOWN> soft key
to go to the volt start 2 hr setting screen.
2-Hour Voltage Set Point
ADV/MATE/AGS/VSTART-----------volt start
23.6 vdc
2 hr setting
DOWN
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UP
INC
DEC
If the battery voltage falls below this set point, a 2
hour timer starts to count down. After reaching
zero, a start command is sent to the generator
unless it is currently Quiet Time. To change the
default settings, use the <INC> and <DEC> soft
keys. When finished, press the <DOWN> soft key
to go to the volt start 2 min setting screen.
2-Minute Voltage Set Point
ADV/MATE/AGS/VSTART----------volt start
22.0 vdc
2 min setting
DOWN
UP
INC
DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/VSTART----------end of VOLTAGE START menu
UP
TOP
If the battery voltage falls below this set point, a
2-minute timer starts to count down. Upon reaching zero, a start command is sent to the generator
even if it is currently Quiet Time. Use the <INC>
and <DEC> soft keys to change the default settings. When finished, press the <DOWN> soft key
to go to the end of VOLTAGE START menu.
Press the <AGS> soft key to return to ADV/
MATE/AGS
AGS
Load Start
Why you might want it: Instead of the generator starting only at preset times or according to
battery voltage conditions, Load Start allows it to start because the demand for electricity is
high. This should prevent the batteries from being depleted. As soon as the demand decreases
and the batteries can adequately fulfill it, the generator will shut off.
Load Start will start a generator whenever the total system AC Load exceeds the set point for
the programmed amount of time. The generator will then be stopped when the AC load has
dropped below a Load Stop set point for a programmed amount of time.
When the generator is running because of Load Start, the FX system will charge the batteries.
This charge might not be completed if the generator is disconnected because of Load Stop.
NOTE: Large instantaneous loads can still overcurrent the inverter prior to the generator
starting and getting in sync with the inverter.
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To open the Load Start screen:
ADV/MATE/AGS----------------------choose category
SETUP
QUIET VOLT
TIME START
PG2
ADV/MATE/AGS/PG2---------------choose category
LOAD MUST
PG1 START RUN
Go to the ADV/MATE/AGS screen and press the
<P2> soft key.
At the ADV/MATE/AGS/PG2 screen, press the
<LOAD START> soft key.
PG3
Load Start KW
ADV/MATE/AGS/LS-----------------load start
DOWN
0 kw
AGS
INC
DEC
In the load start kw screen, an AGS start
command will be issued when the total AC load
of all the FXs connected to the MATE exceeds
this setting for the load start delay (next screen)
time. A zero value disables any load start function.
<INC> and <DEC> adjusts this setting between
1 – 50kW. After the value has been set, press the
<DOWN> soft key to get to the load start delay
screen.
Load Start Delay
ADV/MATE/AGS/LS-----------------load start
1 min
delay
DOWN
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UP
INC
DEC
This setting is the delay time that the total system
AC load must remain above the load start kw
setting (see previous screen), before the generator
is started. It is adjustable from 1 to 240 minutes
using the <INC> and <DEC> soft keys. After
making any adjustments to the delay time, press
the <DOWN> soft key to go to the load stop kw
screen.
Load Stop KW
ADV/MATE/AGS/LS----------------load stop
DOWN
0 kw
UP
INC
DEC
An AGS stop command will be issued when the
total AC load of all the FXs connected to the
MATE falls below this setting for the amount of
time set with load stop delay (next screen) as long
as the generator was started due to Load Start.
This setting excludes any FX charger current
for its AC load calculation. The setting can be
changed using the <INC> and <DEC> soft keys.
Pressing the <DOWN> soft key leads to the load
stop delay screen.
Load Stop Delay
ADV/MATE/AGS/LS---------------load stop
1 min
delay
DOWN
UP
INC
DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/LS--------------end of the LOAD START menu
UP
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TOP
AGS
This setting is the delay time the total system AC
load must remain below the Load Stop kw before
the generator is stopped. It is adjustable from 1 to
240 minutes using the <INC> and <DEC> keys.
Pressing the <DOWN> soft key leads to the end of
the VOLTAGE START menu screen.
Pressing the <AGS> soft key returns the ADV/
MATE/AGS/PG2 screen
Must Run
Why you might want it: In time, a user can determine patterns in energy usage and demands
on batteries. Must Run times the generator usage to the heaviest user demands during a day,
thus avoiding depleting the batteries or requiring a long recharging period. This might happen
in the mornings or early evenings when a family’s power demand is higher.
Must Run Time is a daily time period when the MATE commands the generator to run. Must
Run Times can be set individually for weekdays and weekends and consist of a must run start
time and a must Run stop time. Setting must run start and stop times to the same time disables
the Must Run function. To go to the Must Run screens, press the <Must Run> soft key on the
ADV/MATE/AGS/P2 screen.
ADV/MATE/AGS/PG2--------------choose category
PG1
LOAD
START
MUST
RUN
PG3
From the ADV/MATE/AGS/PG2 screen, press
the <MUST RUN> soft key and open the ADV/
MATE/AGS/MR weekday must run start time
screen.
Weekday Start
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR---------------weekday
12:00A
must run start time
DOWN
AGS
CHANGE
WEEKDAY MR START
adj hour
DOWN
12:00A
INC
DEC
12:00A
INC
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DEC
Adjust the weekday must run start time minutes
with the <INC> and <DEC> soft keys. Press the
<DOWN> soft key to view the adj min screen.
WEEKDAY MR START
adj min
weekday must run start time is the beginning of
the time period Monday-Friday that the generator
will be forced to run. Press <CHANGE> to adjust
the hour and minutes settings using the <INC>
and <DEC> soft keys.
DONE
After the minutes have been set, press the
<DONE> soft key to return to the ADV/MATE/
AGS/MR weekday must run start time screen.
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR---------------weekday: 12:00A
must run start time
DOWN
AGS
CHANGE
weekday must run stop time is the end of the Must
Run time period for Monday-Friday. Press the
<DOWN> soft key to go to the weekday must run
stop screen.
Weekday Stop
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR-----------------weekday: 12:00A
must run stop time
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
WEEKDAY MR STOP
adj hour DOWN
INC
12:00A
DEC
WEEKDAY MR STOP
adj min
12:00A
INC
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To adjust the start time hour and minute settings,
press the <CHANGE> soft key.
DEC
DONE
Adjust the hours using the <INC> and <DEC>
soft keys. When finished, press the <DOWN> soft
key to adjust the minutes.
Adjust the minutes using the <INC> and <DEC>
soft keys. When finished, press the <DONE> soft
key to return to the ADV/MATE/AGS/MR weekday must run stop time screen.
Weekend Start
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR---------------weekday
12:00A
must run stop time
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR----------------weekend
12:00A
must run start time
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
WEEKEND MR START
adj hour
DOWN
INC
12:00A
12:00A
Adjust the weekend must run start minutes using the <INC> and <DEC> soft keys. Press the
<DONE> soft key to return to the ADV/MATE/
AGS/MR weekend must run stop time screen when
finished.
WEEKEND MR START
INC
83
DEC
weekend must run start time is the beginning
of the time period, Saturday and Sunday, that
the generator will be forced to run. To adjust
the weekend must run start time, press the
<CHANGE> soft key.
Adjust the weekend must run start time hours
using the <INC> and <DEC> soft keys. Press the
<DOWN> soft key when finished.
DEC
adj min
Press the <DOWN> soft key in the ADV/MATE/
AGS/MR screen to adjust the weekend must run
start time.
DONE
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR----------------weekend
12:00A
must run start time
DOWN
UP
Press the <DOWN> soft key to go to the ADV/
MATE/AGS/MR weekend must run stop screen.
CHANGE
Weekend Stop
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR----------------weekend
12:00A
must run stop time
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
WEEKEND MR STOP
adj hour
DOWN
INC
DEC
WEEKEND MR STOP
adj min INC
12:00A
DEC
12:00A
DONE
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR---------------weekend
12:00A
must run stop time
DOWN
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UP
CHANGE
weekend must run stop time is the end of the must
run time period for Saturday and Sunday. Press
<CHANGE> to adjust the hour and minutes
settings.
Adjust the hour settings using the <INC> and
<DEC> soft keys. Press the <DOWN> soft key
when finished to go to adj min screen to change
the minutes.
Adjust the minutes settings using the <INC>
and <DEC> soft keys. When finished, press the
<DONE> soft key to return to the ADV/MATE/
AGS/MR weekend: must run stop time screen.
To proceed to the end of MUST RUN menu, press
the <DOWN> soft key.
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR--------------end of MUST RUN menu
UP
TOP
AGS
ADV/MATE/AGS/PG2----------------choose category
LOAD
PG1 START
MUST
RUN
PG3
ADV/MATE/AGS/PG3---------------choose category
PG2
AGS
INC
DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/%SOC-------------%SOC stop
90%
DOWN
AGS
INC
DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/%SOC-------------end of %SOC
START menu
UP
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Press the <P3> soft key to access the ADV/MATE/
AGS/PG3 screen which includes the EXERCISE
option.
Press the <%SOC> soft key.
%SOC
START TIMERS PG4
ADV/MATE/AGS/%SOC-------------%SOC start
%
DOWN
To proceed to the ADV/MATE/AGS/PG2 screen,
press the <AGS> soft key
TOP
AGS
With a FLEXnet DC, a user can start a generator
based on a battery state of charge rather than its
voltage, which can be less accurately inteprepeted
depending on loads and surges. Use the <INC>
and <DEC> soft keys to adjust this value. Press
the <DOWN> soft key to view the %SOC stop
screen.
A user can stop a generator based on the
percentage of the battery’s state of charge using
<INC> and <DEC> soft keys.
Press the <AGS> soft key to view the ADV/MATE/
AGS/PG3 screen.
ADV/MATE/AGS/PG3--------------choose category
PG2
%SOC
START TIMERS PG4
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS-----------agsstate
0
DOWN
AGS
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS---------agsgenfault
0
DOWN
UP
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS---------
24 hr
1440 min
vs time
DOWN
UP
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS---------
2hr vs
time
120 min
DOWN
UP
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS--------2 min
2 min
vs time
DOWN
UP
Press the <TIMERS> soft key to view the
various AGS timer-related screens.
The agsstate screen displays a numeric value
corresponding to why the generator is or is not
running. This is a diagnostic feature for OutBack
troubleshooting purposes. Press the <DOWN>
soft key to view the next TIMER screen.
AGS state can be one or more of the following
numbers:
Manual Start Exercise
Time of Day
Load Start
Voltage 24hr/2hr
Voltage 2min
SOC Start
128
64
32
16
8
4
2
An AGS state of 128 means that AGS is active
because of a manual start. More then one reason
can be true at any one time (e.g., AGS state of 20
would be load start and 2 min voltage timer). The
generator will be running any time AGS state is
greater then 0.
The agsgenfault screen displays three states:
• 0 or no generator fault
• 1 indicates the generator did not start and there
is no AC input after five minutes
• 2 indicates the generator started, but then
stopped (e.g., it ran out of fuel)
Press the <DOWN> soft key to proceed.
The 24 hr vs time screen counts down the minutes,
starting at 1440, of the 24-hour voltage start set
point. After the battery voltage has fallen below its
24-hour set point, the timer starts and is displayed
here. Pressing the <DOWN> soft key brings up
the 2hr vs time screen.
The 2hr vs time 120 min screen counts down
the 2-hour voltage start set point. Pressing the
<DOWN> soft key leads to the 2 min vs time
screen.
The 2 min vs time screen counts down the
2-minute voltage start set point. Pressing the
<DOWN> soft key leads to the lsstart timer
screen.
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ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS--------lsstart timer
0 min
DOWN
UP
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS---------
lsstop timer
0 min
DOWN
UP
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS---------
vdcstop timer
0 min
DOWN
UP
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS---------
exstop timer
0 min
DOWN
UP
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS---------end of TIMERS
menu
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UP
TOP
AGS
This screen displays the load start delay timer
which is adjustable up to 240 minutes, counting
down. The user determines how many minutes
the AC loads must remain above the load start
kw set point before starting the generator. Press
the <DOWN> soft key to view the next TIMERS
screen.
The lsstop timer screen counts down the time the
AC load must remain below the load stop kw before the generator stops. Press the <DOWN> soft
key to view the vdcstop timer screen.
The vdcstop timer counts down the amount of
time a DC generator is allowed to run. Press
the <DOWN> soft key to view the last TIMERS
screen.
The exstop timer screen displays the amount of
time the generator runs during an exercise period
(1-240 minutes). Press the <DOWN> soft key to
open the end of TIMERS screen.
This is the final TIMERS screen. Press the <AGS>
soft key to view the final AGS screen.
ADV/MATE/AGS/PG3--------------choose category
PG2
%SOC
START TIMERS PG4
Press the <PG4> soft key
ADV/MATE/AGS/PG5-------------choose category
PG2 EXERCISE
ADV
Press the <EXERCISE> soft key.
This takes you to the ADV/MATE/AGS/EX (exercise) screen for running a lightly used
generator at least one day a month to assure it’s in good working order (see next section).
Generator Exercise
Why you might want it: Exercising a generator prolongs its life and dependability.
Regularly running a generator keeps engine components lubricated, expels excess moisture,
charges the starting battery, and helps prevent carbon build-up. Consult your generator owner’s
manual to find the manufacturer’s recommendations for appropriate length and frequency of
exercise periods and what load to run during the exercise periods.
An Exercise time can be set by choosing a day of the week (Sun – Sat), a start time of day
(12AM – 11:59PM), and an exercise period (1 – 240 minutes). The generator will run once a
month at this chosen time during the first occurrence of the chosen day.
Sample Generator Exercise Schedule
Day: Saturday
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Exercise Period: 15 minutes
A fifteen minute exercise period with loads running
is a good starting point for most generators.
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Exercise Start Day (exstartday)
ADV/MATE/AGS/EX----------exstartday
DOWN
AGS
INC
DEC
Use the <INC> or <DEC> soft keys to choose the
day (Sunday-Saturday) of the week to exercise
the generator. To disable the exercise function,
push either the <INC> or <DEC> soft keys until a
broken line (--) appears. Press the <DOWN> soft
key to go to the EX START TIME screen which
sets the exercise start time.
Ex Start Time
ADV/MATE/AGS/EX-----------------ex start time
DOWN
12:00A
UP
CHANGE
EX START TIME
adj hour
DOWN
INC
12:00A
DEC
EX START TIME
adj min
INC
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12:00A
DEC
DONE
This setting controls the daily exercise start time.
Press the <CHANGE> soft key to adjust the hour
and minute settings using the <INC> and <DEC>
soft keys on the hour and minute screens.
After adjusting the exercise start time hour, press
the <DOWN> soft key and go to the adj min
screen.
Ajust the minutes and then press the <DONE>
soft key to return to the ADV/MATE/AGS/EX ex
start time screen
ADV/MATE/AGS/EX-----------------ex start time
12:00A
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
Ex Period
ADV/MATE/AGS/EX-----------------ex period
DOWN
30 min
UP
INC
DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/EX-----------------end of
exercise menu
UP
90
TOP
AGS
Press the <DOWN> soft key. This takes you to
the ADV/MATE/AGS/EX ex period screen, which
allows you to set the number of minutes your
generator will run during its exercise period.
The exercise period screen allows you to set the
length of the exercise period using the <INC>
and <DEC> soft keys. The MATE offers a range
of 1-240 minutes for this period, but check your
generator manufacturer’s recommendations
before setting this period. Press the <DOWN>
soft key to exit this screen and go to the ADV/
MATE/AGS/EX end of exercise menu screen.
Grid-Use Mode
Why you might want it: Grid-connected systems make use of utility-supplied power. The
MATE’s Grid-Use Mode allows the user to pre-determine the time periods it uses the grid.
NOTE: The FX’s default settings are for a generator-supported system. If your system includes
a utility’s grid, set the FX to Grid by going to SETUP/FX/INPUT ac transfer control and
pressing the <GRID> soft key.
MAIN----------------------------------
8:25:04A
SUM STATUS SETUP
ADV
ADV----------------------------------choose a device:
FX
CC
DC
MATE
SETUP/FX------------------------choose category:
SRCH
INPUT
MAIN
SETUP/FX/INPUT---------------P00
ac transfer
Grid
control
DOWN
GRID
GEN
PORT
Grid-Use Mode allows programing the times the FX system connects to an AC input source
and enables the <USE> mode. The time and date must be accurately programmed for Grid-Use
mode to function properly.
Grid-Use Mode is programmed separately for weekday and weekend connect times. Care must
be taken when programming weekday and weekend times that encompass <USE> periods past
midnight (12:00 am). The user must take into account weekday <USE> periods that will end
on a Saturday.
Example #1:
Weekday Start-6:00 p.m.
Press <INC> and <DEC> soft keys as
needed to change set points
Weekend Start-12:00 a.m.
Weekend Stop-12:00 a.m.
The weekend USE period has been left at its default (12:00 a.m.). Any time that a Start time
equals a Stop time, no action will be taken and the time period is ignored. The above settings
will have the following results:
• Monday—Friday evenings at 6 p.m., the MATE issues a USE command to the FX allowing
the AC input source to be used.
• Monday-Friday mornings at 6 a.m., a DROP will be issued.
• On Friday evening at 6 p.m., a USE will be issued but since the Weekend Start and Stop times
are equal, the weekend use time is disabled; no DROP will be issued until Monday morning
at 6 a.m.
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Example #2:
Weekday Start-6:00 p.m.
Weekend Start-4:00 p.m.
Weekday Stop-6:00 a.m.
Weekend Stop-8:00 a.m.
• Monday—Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m., the MATE will issue a USE command to the FX
allowing the AC input source to be used.
• Monday—Friday at 6:00 a.m., a <DROP> will be issued. On Friday evening at 6:00 p.m., a
USE will be issued.
• The following morning is a weekend (Saturday) so a DROP command will be issued at 8:00
a.m. During Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the FX will USE again until Sunday morning at
8:00 a.m. On Sunday evening at 4:00 p.m., a USE time period will start, ending on Monday
morning at 6:00 a.m.
NOTE:
• If the battery voltage falls below the FX’s Low Battery Cut-Off voltage, the FX will
automatically connect to the AC input source regardless of the GRID-USE time of day setting.
• Because GRID-USE Mode uses the DROP and USE commands, it cannot be enabled at the
same time as HBX Mode. Enabling GRID-USE will automatically disable HBX Mode.
• GRID-USE Mode only allows one Drop and Use per day. GRID-USE can be affected by the
MATE not automatically adjusting its clock for Daylight Savings Time.
• A START time that equals a STOP time disables a change during that period (weekdays
or weekends). If disabled, the current USE or DROP command will continue through the
disabled period. If both the weekday and weekend periods have START and STOP times that
are the same, respectively, the GRID-USE Mode will be completely disabled.
To enter grid use mode:
Press until 141 and then press enter.
MAIN
SUM
9:57:32 A
STATUS SETUP
ADV
ADV/MATE----------------------------choose category:
HBX GRIDUSE AGS
PG2
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE--------------weekend
12:00A
gridusestart
DOWN
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ADV
OFF
ON
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
changes made could
adversely affect
system performance
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE---------------griduse enable:
Off
DOWN
ADV
OFF
ON
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE---------------weekend
12:00A
griduse stop
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
ADV/PASSWORD-----------------enter the password
ENTER
INC
132
DEC
EXIT
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE---------------weekday
12:00A
griduse start time
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
ADV---------------------------------choose device:
FX
CC
DC
MATE
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE-------------weekday
12:00A
griduse stop time
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
ADV-----------------------------------choose device:
FX
CC
DC
MATE
ADV/MATE-------------------------choose category:
HBX GRIDUSE AGS
ADV
OFF
Press the <GRIDUSE> soft key on the <ADV/
MATE> screen.
PG2
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE--------------griduse enable:
Off
DOWN
On the ADV menu, push the <MATE> soft key.
ON
The first GRID-USE screen to appear is the
griduse enable screen. This screen turns GRIDUSE mode ON or OFF.
NOTE: Set all the weekday and weekend timing first before turning the GRID-USE Mode on.
The GRID-USE settings can be accessed by pressing the <DOWN> soft key.
Weekday Grid-Use Start
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE--------------weekday
12:00A
griduse start time
DOWN
93
UP
CHANGE
This setting is the time during the week (Monday–
Friday) that a USE will be issued to the FX system,
allowing it to connect to the AC input source.
The time displayed is the default setting. To
change the time on the adj hour screen, press the
<CHANGE> soft key
WEEKDAY GRIDUSE START
adj hour
12:00A
DOWN
INC
DEC
WEEKDAY GRIDUSE START
adj min
12:00A
INC
DEC
DONE
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE----------------weekday
12:00A
griduse start time
DOWN
UP <INC>and <DEC> set the hour to the desired
time. Press <DOWN> to access the adj min
screen.
<INC> and <DEC> set the minutes to the desired
time. Press the <DONE> soft key to return to the
weekday griduse start screen.
Press the <DOWN> soft key to access the ADV/
MATE/GRIDUSE weekday grid-use stop screen.
CHANGE
Weekday Grid-Use Stop
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE---------------weekday
12:00A
griduse stop time
DOWN
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UP
CHANGE
The WEEKDAY GRID-USE STOP setting is the
time during the week (Monday-Friday) that a
DROP will be issued to the FX system, forcing a
disconnect from the AC input source. The time
displayed is the default setting. To change the
time, press the <CHANGE> soft key and adjust
the hour and minute settings on the next screens
using the <INC> and <DEC> soft keys. Proceed
through the Adjust Hour (adj hour) and Adjust
Minutes (adj min) screens in the same manner
described in the weekday grid-use start section.
Weekend Grid-Use Start
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE---------------weekend
12:00A
gridusestart
DOWN
ADV
OFF
ON
This setting is the time during the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) that a <USE> will be issued to
an FX system, allowing the FX to connect to the
AC input source. The time displayed is the default
setting. To change the time press the <CHANGE>
soft key and adjust the time as you would for a
weekday setting.
Weekend Grid-Use Stop
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE---------------weekend
12:00A
griduse stop
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
This setting is the time during the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) that a DROP will be issued
to the FX system, forcing the FXs to disconnect
from the AC input source. The time displayed is
the default setting. To change the time press the
<CHANGE> soft key and adjust the time as you
would for a weekday setting.
After setting the START and STOP times, scroll
back to the first GRID-USE screen using the
<UP> soft key. Press the <ON> soft key to activate
GRID-USE Mode.
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MATE DEFAULTS
The MATE comes with factory default settings for its various functions. Many of these can be
changed depending on a user’s preferences. To return the MATE to its default settings, go to
the ADV/MATE/DEFAULT screen and press the <RESET> soft key. Press the <YES> soft key
in the ADV/MATE/RESET ARE YOU SURE? screen to reset the default values.
ADV------------------------------------choose device:
FX
CC
DC
MATE
ADV/MATE/DEFAULT----------------reset MATE to
factory default
RESET
ADV/MATE/PG1--------------------choose category:
HBX GRIDUSE AGS
PG2
ADV/MATE/RESET-----------------ARE YOU SURE?
YES
NO
NO
ADV/MATE/PG2------------------choose category:
PG1 DEFAULTS
ADV
MAIN------------------------------9:20:09A
SUM
STATUS SETUP ADV
MATE SETUP Default Values
SETUP/MATE/CNT----------------contrast:
30%
BACK
INC
DEC
SETUP/MATE/GLOW/Time--------glow off
5 mins
time
BACK
INC
DEC
SETUP/MATE/SUM ROLL---------sum screen:
8 secs
roll rate
BACK
INC
DEC
96
SETUP/MATE/GLOW/LEVEL----backlight
100%
BACK
INC
DEC
SETUP/MATE/SUM/TYPE---------summary
Roll
screen type
BACK
INC
DEC
SETUP/MATE/GLOW/MODE----current mode
AUTO
BACK
OFF
AUTO
ON
SETUP/MATE/SUM/TIME---------sum screen:
20 Mins
delay time
BACK
INC
DEC
MATE ADVANCED Default Values
• HBX Menu
ADV/MATE/HBX-------------------hbx-use
12.0 vdc
grid setpoint
ADV/MATE/HBX-------------------hbx-use
01.0 hrs
grid delay
ADV/MATE/HBX-------------------hbx-drop
13.0 vdc
grid setpoint
DOWN
DOWN
DOWN
ADV
INC
DEC
ADV
INC
INC
DEC
ADV
INC
DEC
NOTE: The MATE’s hbx-use grid setpoint screen vdc value will
equal the battery voltage of the system it’s connected to. In
this case, it reflects 12 VDC batteries.
ADV/MATE/HBX--------------------hbx-drop
01.0 hrs
grid delay
DOWN
ADV
DEC
NOTE: For a 24 VDC battery, the hbx-drop grid setpoint is
26.0 vdc; for 32 VDC, the value is 34.7 for 36 VDC, it’s 39.0
vdc; and for 48 VDC, the value will be 52 vdc.
• Griduse Menu
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE----griduse enable:
OFF
DOWN
ADV
OFF
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE----weekday
12:00A
griduse start time
ON
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE----weekend
12:00A
griduse start time
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE----weekday
12:00A
griduse stop time
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
ADV/MATE/GRIDUSE----weekend
12:00A
griduse stop time
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
• AGS SETUP Menu
MATE/AGS/SETUP-----------------ags port:
0
DOWN
AGS
INC
DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP-------------dc genset::
No
DOWN
UP
NO
YES
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP-----------cool down time
0
minutes
DOWN
97
UP
INC
DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP-----------AGS enabled:
No
DOWN
UP
NO
YES
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP-----------vdc genstop
19.0 vdc
DOWN
UP
INC
DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP------------warm up time
0
minutes
DOWN
UP
INC DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP-----------AGS control:
MAN-OFF
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP------------ags fault
17 min
time
DOWN
UP
INC DEC
• AGS QUIET TIME Menu
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT---------------weekday
12:00A
quiet time start
DOWN
AGS
CHANGE
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT---------------weekday
12:00A
quiet time stop
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT-----------------weekend
12:00A
quiet time start
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT-----------------weekend
12:00A
quiet time stop
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
• AGS VOLT START Menu
ADV/MATE/AGS/VSTART---------volt start
12.2 vdc
24 hr setting
ADV/MATE/AGS/VSTART----------volt start
11.8 vdc
2 hr setting
ADV/MATE/AGS/VSTART-----------volt start
11.0 vdc
2 min setting
DOWN
DOWN
DOWN
AGS
INC
DEC
Volt start 24 hr setting:
24 VDC system = 24.4 vdc
32 VDC system = 32.6 vdc
36 VDC system = 36.6 vdc
48 VDS system = 48.8 vdc
AGS
INC
DEC
Volt start 2 hr setting:
24 VDC system = 23.6 vdc
32 VDC system = 31.5 vdc
36 VDC system = 35.4 vdc
48 VDS system = 47.2 vdc
AGS
INC
DEC
Volt start 2 min setting:
24 VDC system = 22.0 vdc
32 VDC system = 29.3 vdc
36 VDC system = 33.0 vdc
48 VDS system = 44.0 vdc
• AGS VOLT START Menu
ADV/MATE/AGS/LS----------------load start
0 kw
DOWN
AGS
INC
ADV/MATE/AGS/LS----load stop
delay
DOWN
98
AGS
INC
DEC
1 min
DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/LS----------------load start
1 min
delay
DOWN
AGS
INC
DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/LS----------------load stop
0 kw
DOWN
AGS
INC
DEC
• AGS MUST RUN Menu
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR---------------weekday
12:00A
must run start time
DOWN
AGS
CHANGE
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR---------------weekday
12:00A
must run stop time
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR---------------weekend
12:00A
must run start time
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR----------------weekend
12:00A
must run stop time
DOWN
UP
CHANGE
• AGS EXERCISE Menu
ADV/MATE/AGS/EX----------------exstartday
----
ADV/MATE/AGS/EX----------------ex start time
12:00A
ADV/MATE/AGS/EX----------------ex period
15 min
DOWN
DOWN
DOWN
AGS
INC
DEC
UP CHANGE
UP
INC
DEC
• AGS TIMERS Menu
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS
agsstate
DOWN
0
AGS
0
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS
24hr
1440 min
vs time
DOWN UP
DOWN
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS
24hr vs time 120 min
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS
2 min
2 min
vs time
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS
1sstart timer
0 min
DOWN
DOWN
DOWN
UP
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS
1sstop timer
0 min
DOWN
99
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS
agsgenfault
AGS
UP
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS
vdcstop timer
0 min
DOWN
UP
UP
UP
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS
exstop timer
0 min
DOWN
UP
8
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MATE Menu Map
Menu Structure
Yellow Status Indicator,
AC Input LED
Dedicated Inverter
Control “Hot Key”
Green Status Indicator,
Inverter LED
MAIN--------------------------1:35:04p
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
Inverter “Hot Key”
Four “Soft Keys”
The menu system displayed on the MATE will vary depending on the software version the
MATE was programmed with at the time of manufacturing or during its last software upgrade.
The OutBack MATE uses a branching menu structure which:
• Shows various OutBack products’ operation modes and status
• Displays by product type
• Categorizes by the type of settings or information being displayed
The following menus show an example of this menu structure. In this example, all the screens
that show FX connected batteries are grouped together in one menu tree allowing the user to
find the required meter with a minimum of button presses.
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MAIN--------------------------------
9:57:32 A
SUM
STATUS SETUP
ADV
STATUS-------------------------------choose device:
FX
CC
DC
MATE
STATUS/FX/PG1----------------P01
choose category:
MODES METER BATT
PG2
STATUS/FX/BATT--------------P01
battery
actual
DOWN
102
25.0 vdc
STATUS PORT
The top line of the MATE display will show
the ‘path’ to the current menu; in this example
it is STATUS/FX/BATT--------P01 with “P01”
referring to the first port of the HUB.
The MATE features over 400 screens for viewing power system status and adjusting its values. The screens are accessible in
a series of categorized menus (for example, METERS, WARNING, BATTERY, etc.). By knowing the categories, it’s easier to
find a specific screen. Screens display locations within the system, values and set points, some of which can be changed using
<DEC> and <INC> commands; ports, to which components are connected; on/off and yes/no options; and initiating or
stopping certain functions and activities. The following menu guide offers quick access to the MATE screens.
MAIN SCREEN
Pressing the first two soft keys on the MATE will
always return to the MAIN screen
FX Total
Inverting
AC Loads
Buying
$
12.6V
MAIN---------------------------------
8:04:21A
97%
0.000kW
0.000kW
0.000kW
SUM
STATUS SETUP
SETUP-------------------------choose product:
STATUS
choose device:
FX
The FX screens
include MODES,
METER, BATT(ery),
ERROR, WARNING,
DISCON(NECT), and
SELL.
An ERROR will shut
down the FX(s). The
FX(s) can DISCONNECT if the incoming
AC is not acceptable. A
WARNING indicates a
condition that should be
corrected. SELL pertains
to grid-tied FXs.
MODES screens:
u inverter control
u AC in control
u charger control
u AUX control
u EQ enabled
METER screens:
u inverter and charger
watt and kilowatt readings
u AC output voltage
u AC input voltage
u AC inverter current
u AC charger current
u AC input current
u AC sell current
u FX firmware (software) version number
BATT(ery):
u actual battery voltage
u temperature-compensated voltage
u absorb setpoint
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CC
ADV
DC
BATT (continued)
u remaining absorb time
u float setpoint
u remaining float time
u refloat setpoint
u equalize setpoint
u remaining equalize time
u battery temperature
ERROR screens:
u low AC output voltage
u stacking error detected
u inverter overtemp
u low battery voltage
u phase loss
u high battery voltage
u AC output shorted
u AC output backfeed
DISCON(nect)
(The FX will disconnect
due to incoming AC current irregularities)
u AC in frequency is too
high or too low
u AC in voltage is too
high or too low
SELL
u displays reasons a gridtie unit cannot sell power
back to a utility; a number
is displayed for each reason
and this number is used by
OutBack technical support
to diagnose the problem
MAIN
FX
The CC screens include MODE,
METER, and SETP(oint).
MODE screens:
u charger mode
u AUX relay
u AUX relay state
METER screens:
u PV and battery voltage and
current
u charger watts
u charger kilowatt hours
u charger DC amps
u Firmware Rev
SETP(oint) screens:
u absorb
u float
u logs/stats (FLEXmax 80)
The SETUP menus allow the
user to establish certain values
for how the FX and MATE
operate.
The FX screens include SRCH
(search) and INPUT.
FX SEARCH screens:
u search sensitivity
u search pulse length
u pulse spacing
FX INPUT screens for both
GRID and GEN(erator) settings:
u AC transfer
uAC grid limit
MATE
FLEXnet DC screens include METER, STATS,
AUX, BATTERY, and
SHUNT
METER screens
uinstantaneous current running through
shunts
uaccumulated amp
and kilowatt hours
unumber of removed
amp and watt hours
unumber of charged
amp and watt hours
ueach shunt's charged
status
ufirmware revision
STATUS screens
uamps and kilowatts
removed and charged
unumber of days the
battery has been at
100% state of charge,
fully charged, and its
maximum charge since
last reset by user
utemp compensated
battery set point
ucycle charging factors
utotal kilowatt and
amp hours removed
The ADV(anced)
menu allows more
precise adjustment
of the inverter and
charger functions, the
generator function and
grid-tie setpoints. The
ADV menu requires
the password 141 be
entered before accessing the screens (see
next page).
The MATE SETUP
screens include CLOCK,
CNT (contrast), GLOW,
SUMRY (summary), and
COMM (communication)
CLOCK screens:
u date and time
CONTRAST screens:
u percentage values for
contrast
GLOW screens:
u percentage of backlight
and whether the backlight is in ON, OFF, or
AUTO mode
u amount of time the
backlight is on
SUMMARY screens:
u type of summary
displayed (FX, CC, DC)
and display time
COMMUNICATION
screens:
u REPOLL
u connect with a PC
u DEBUG
As components are added
or removed and reinstalled for maintenance,
the MATE must REPOLL
to find the components.
The PC function allows
the system to be monitored via a computer. The
DEBUG function resets
the MATE if any communication errors occur.
Before entering the
ADVANCED screens, a
warning message appears.
Any changes can always
be undone, different values
entered, or the MATE can
be returned to its factory
default settings.
After pressing the
<INC> soft key until
the password number
141 appears, the advanced screens for the
FX. Charge Controller,
and MATE become
available.
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
changes made could
adversely effect
ADV/PASSWORD
enter the password
132
ENTER
The advanced CC screens include:
uAUX output function
uAUX output control
104
INC
DEC
EXIT
ADV------------------------------------choose product
FX
The advanced FX screens include:
uFX search sensitivity, pulse length,
and pulse spacing
ulow battery cut-off and cut-in set
points
uadjustments to the output voltage
and charger limits
uabsorb, float, refloat, and equalize
settings
uresetting the FX to factory defaults
uAC grid usage and limits
ugenerator programming
uAUX functions, including genalert,
loadshed, vent fan, and diversion
functions
uFX stacking
VAC and VDC calibrations
uselling voltage and grid tie settings
uVAC and VDC calibrations
The ADV(anced) menu allows a user to more precisely adjust the inverter and
charger functions as well as
the generator function and
grid-tie setpoints. The ADV
menu is password-protected requiring the password
141 be entered before accesssing the screens.
system performance
CC
DC
MATE
The advanced MATE screens include:
uHBX grid use and drop setpoints
and delays, AC input control
uGriduse weekday and weekend
start and stop times
uAGS or advanced generator start
functions such as SETUP, QUIET
TIME, VOLT START, LOAD START,
MUST RUN, EXERCISE, and TIMERS
uresetting the MATE2M to factory
default values
The advanced FLEXnet DC screens include:
ubattery bank capacity
uenable or disable shunts
uestablish the end of charge amps, end of
charge voltage, and amount of time the charge
parameters must be met
uAUX functions
MATE MENUS
INV HOT KEY
INV
INVERTER CONTROL
currently: ON
OFF SRCH ON
OK
AC IN HOT KEY
FX Total 12.6V 97%
Inverting
0.000kW
AC Loads
0.000kW
Buying $ 0.000kW
STATUS/FX/MODE---P00
ac in control: USE
CHANGE
DOWN UP MODE PORT
STATUS/FX/MODE---P00
eq enabled:
CHANGE
UP MODE PORT
CC TOTALS 14.5 V
AC INPUT CONTROL
currently:
USE
EQUALIZE CONTROL
eq enabled:
NO
Output 0A 0.000kW
Today
0.0kWH
DROP USE
OK
START STOP
EXIT
MODES
STATUS/FX/MODE---P00
ac in control: USE
CHANGE
DOWN UP MODE PORT
METERS
AC INPUT CONTROL
currently: DROP
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STATUS/FX/MODE---P00
chr control: AUTO
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DROP USE
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
CHANGE
DOWN UP MODE PORT
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
GEN START CONTROL
currently: MAN-OFF
STATUS-------------choose device:
CHARGER CONTROL P00
currently: AUTO
STATUS-------------choose device:
OFF AUTO ON
FX
OFF AUTO
FX
AC IN
FIRST PRESS
OK
SECOND PRESS
OK
CC
DC
MAIN
ON
OK
CC
DC
MAIN
THIRD PRESS
CHARGER CONTROL
currently: OFF
STATUS/FX/PAGE1----choose category:
OFF AUTO ON
MODES METER BATT PG2
OK
STATUS/FX/MODE---P00
chr control: AUTO
CHANGE
DOWN UP MODE PORT
STATUS/FX/PAGE1----choose category:
SILENT P00
inv 0.0kw zer 0.0kw
chg 0.0kw buy 0.0kw
DOWN STATUS PORT
OK
STATUS/FX/METER-—P00
output
122 vac
voltage
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/MODE---P00
aux control: AUTO
CHANGE
DOWN UP MODE PORT
STATUS/FX/METERS--P00
input
122 vac
voltage
DOWN UP TOP PORT
MODES METER BATT PG2
FOURTH PRESS
global charger mode
STATUS/FX/MODE---P00
inv control: ON
BULK EQ
CHANGE
DOWN STAT MODE PORT
STATUS/FX/MODE---P00
aux control: AUTO
CHANGE
DOWN UP MODE PORT
INVERTER CONTROL P00
currently: ON
AUX OUTPUT CONTROL
currently: AUTO
OFF
OFF
CHARGER MODE CONTROL
OK
SUMMARY SCREENS
105
SRCH
ON
OK
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STATUS/FX/MODE---P00
inv control: ON
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
CHANGE
DOWN STAT MODE PORT
AUTO
ON
STATUS/FX/METERS--P00
inverter
0.0 aac
current
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/PAGE1----choose category:
MODES METER BATT PG2
STATUS/FX/BATT-----P00
equalize
02.0 hrs
time remaining
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/ERROR—-P00
stacking
NO
error detected
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/METERS--P00
charger
0.0 aac
current
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/BATT-----P00
battery
25.0 vdc
actual
DOWN STATUS PORT
STATUS/FX/BATT-----P00
batt temp.
255
(not in degree C/F)
DOWN UP TOP STATUS
STATUS/FX/ERROR—-P00
inverter
NO
overtemp
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/METERS--P00
input
0.0 aac
current
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/BATT-----P00
battery
25.0 vdc
temp compensated
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/BATT--—--end of battery menu
STATUS/FX/ERROR—-P00
low battery NO
voltage
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/METERS--P00
sell
0.0 aac
current
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/BATT-----P00
absorb
28.8 vdc
set point
DOWN UP TOP PORT
ERRORS
STATUS/FX/ERROR--P00
phase loss NO
error
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/METERS-P00
FX firmwarerevision
STATUS/FX/BATT-----P00
absorb
01.5 hrs
time remaining
DOWN UP TOP PORT
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STATUS/FX/ERROR--P00
high battery NO
voltage
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/BATT-----P00
float
26.8 vdc
setpoint
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS-------------choose device:
STATUS/FX/BATT------P00
float
00.8 hrs
time remaining
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/PAGE1----choose category:
MODES METER BATT PG2
STATUS/FX/ERROR—-P00
ac output
NO
backfeed
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/BATT-------P00
refloat
25.0 vdc
setpoint
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/PAGE2----choose category:
STATUS/FX/ERROR—---end of error menu
STATUS/FX/BATT-------P00
equalize
28.8 vdc
setpoint
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/ERROR—-P00
low ac output NO
voltage
DOWN STATUS PORT
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/METERS—--end of meter menu
UP TOP STATUS
BATTERY SCREENS
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SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
STATUS-------------choose device:
FX
106
CC
DC
MAIN
UP TOP STATUS
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
FX
CC
DC
MAIN
PG1 ERROR WARN PG3
STATUS/FX/ERROR—-P00
ac output
NO
shorted
DOWN UP TOP PORT
UP TOP STATUS
WARNINGS
STATUS/FX/WARN---P00
ac input
NO
current exceeds max
DOWN UP TOP PORT
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STATUS/FX/WARN---P00
temperature NO
sensor fault
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS-------------choose device:
STATUS/FX/WARN---P00
internal comm NO
error detected
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/PAGE1----choose category:
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MODES METER BATT PG2
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
STATUS/FX/PAGE2----choose category:
STATUS-------------choose device:
MODES METER BATT PG2
STATUS/FX/WARN---P00
internal fan NO
failure detected
DOWN UP
PORT
PG1 ERROR WARN PG3
FX
STATUS/FX/PAGE2----choose category:
STATUS/FX/WARN---P00
airtemp 204
STATUS/FX/PAGE3----choose category:
STATUS/FX/PAGE1----choose category:
PG1 ERROR WARN PG3
DOWN UP
PG2 DISCON SELL MAIN
MODES METER BATT PG2
STATUS/FX/WARN---P00
acin freq NO
too high
DOWN
STATUS PORT
STATUS/FX/WARN---P00
fettemp 204
STATUS/FX/DISCON-P00
acin freq
NO
too high
DOWN STATUS PORT
STATUS/FX/PAGE2----choose category:
STATUS/FX/WARN---P00
acin freq NO
too low
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/WARN---P00
captemp 204
STATUS/FX/DISCON-P00
acin freq
NO
too low
DOWN STATUS PORT
STATUS/FX/PAGE3----choose category:
STATUS/FX/WARN---P00
acin voltage NO
too high
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/WARN-----end of warnings
menu
UP TOP STATUS
STATUS/FX/DISCON-P00
acin voltage NO
> max
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/FX/SELL---P00
stop sell
255
reason
STATUS
PORT
STATUS/FX/WARN---P00
acin voltage NO
too low
DOWN UP TOP PORT
DISCONNECT REASONS
STATUS/FX/DISCON-P00
acin voltage NO
< min
DOWN UP TOP PORT
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SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
STATUS-------------choose device:
FX
CC
DC
MAIN
STATUS/FX/PAGE1----choose category:
107
DOWN
DOWN
UP
UP
PORT
PORT
PORT
STATUS/FX/DISCON---end of DISCON menu
UP TOP STATUS
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
FX
CC
DC
SELL
MAIN
CC
DC
MAIN
PG1 ERROR WARN PG3
PG2 DISCON SELL MAIN
MODES
LOGS
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
STATUS/CC/METER-P00
CC firmware revision
0001.008.000
DOWN UP TOP PORT
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STATUS-------------choose device:
STATUS/CC/METER-—--end of meter menu
MAIN---------------6:54:42PM
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
FX
STATUS-------------choose device:
STATUS/CC/PAGE 1-------
FX
CC
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DC
MAIN
STATUS/CC/PAGE 1-------
DC
MAIN
UP TOP STATUS
SET POINTS
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
STATUS-------------choose device:
MODE METER SETP PG2
FX
CC
DC
MAIN
MODE: Absorb
P01
in
11.2 vdc
0 adc
out 14.4 vdc
0 adc
DOWN
STATUS PORT
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STATUS/CC/PAGE 1-------
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
MODE METER SETP PG2
STATUS-------------choose device:
STATUS/CC/PAGE 2-------
STATUS PORT
STATUS/CC/METER--P00
charger
0w
watts
DOWN UP TOP PORT
FX
DC MAIN
PG1 LOGS STAT MAIN
STATUS/CC/MODE--P00
aux relay:mode
Vent Fan
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/CC/METER---P00
charger
0.0 kwh
kwhrs
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/CC/PAGE 1-------
STATUS/CC/LOGS1--P01
TODAY 0AH 00.0 kWH
11Vp 00.0Ap 0.00kWp
DOWN DAY- DAY+ PORT
STATUS/CC/MODE--P00
aux relay state:
ON
STATUS/CC/METER---P00
charger
+000 adc
amps dc
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/CC/SETP--—P00
Absorb
14.4 vdc
STATUS/CC/METER---P00
battery
14.4 vdc
voltage
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/CC/SETP--—P00
Float
13.6 vdc
STATUS/CC/METER-—P00
panel
11 vdc
voltage
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/CC/SETP--—--end of setpoint
menu
UP TOP STATUS
MODE METER SETP PG2
STATUS/CC/MODE--P00
charger mode: Absorb
DOWN
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/CC/MODE--—--end of mode menu
UP TOP STATUS
METERS
108
CC
CC
MODE METER SETP PG2
DOWN
STATUS PORT
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/CC/LOG2---P01
TODAY battery
max 14.5V
min 14.4V
DOWN DAY- DAY+ PORT
STATUS/CC/LOG3---P01
TODAY absorb float
00:00 00:00
DOWN DAY- DAY+ PORT
STATUS/CC/LOG4-----end of logs display
TOP
STATUS
STATISTICS
STATUS/CC/STAT------P01
total kWH DC
307
DOWN UP TOP PORT
METER/DC/SHUNT A
removed
0AH 0.000kWH
DOWN UP TOP
SHUNT
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STATUS/CC/STAT------P01
total kAH
0.0
DOWN UP TOP PORT
METER/DC/SHUNT A
charged
0AH 0.000kWH
DOWN UP TOP
STATUS/DC/SHUNT A
max removed
amps
0.6
DOWN UP RESET TOP
STATUS/CC/STAT------P01
end of CC stats
menu
UP TOP STATUS
METER/DC/SHUNT B
removed
0AH 0.000kWH
DOWN UP TOP
STATUS/DC/SHUNT A
max removed
kWatts
0.000
DOWN UP RESET TOP
STATUS FLEXnet DC
METER/DC/SHUNT B
charged
0AH 0.000kWH
DOWN UP TOP
STATUS/DC/SHUNT A
max charged
amps 722.9
DOWN UP RESET TOP
STATUS/CC/PAGE 2-------
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PG1 LOGS STAT MAIN
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
METER/DC/SHUNT C
removed
0AH 0.000kWH
DOWN UP TOP
STATUS/DC/SHUNT A
max charged
kWatts
0.020
DOWN UP RESET TOP
STATUS/CC/STAT------P01
maximum battery
21.1 vdc
DOWN UP
PORT
STATUS-------------choose device:
METER/DC/SHUNT C
charged
0AH 0.000kWH
DOWN UP TOP
STATUS/DC/SHUNT B
max removed
amps
259.9
DOWN UP RESET TOP
STATUS/CC/STAT------P01
voc
0.0 vdc
STATUS/DC/PAGE 1--------
STATUS/DC/METER
DC firmware revision
000.001.060
DOWN UP TOP
STATUS/DC/SHUNT B
max removed
kWatts
1.080
DOWN UP RESET TOP
STATUS/DC/METER
end of meter menu
STATUS/DC/SHUNT B
max charged
amps 720.6
DOWN UP RESET TOP
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
STATUS-------------choose device:
FX
CC
DC
MAIN
STATUS/CC/PAGE 1------MODE METER SETP PG2
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/CC/STAT------P01
max voc
19.0 vdc
DOWN UP TOP PORT
STATUS/CC/STAT------P01
maximum wattage
0W
DOWN UP TOP PORT
109
FX
CC
DC
MAIN
STATS
METER SHUNT BATT PG2
A:
B:
C:
DOWN
A
A
A
A:
B:
C:
AH
AH
AH
DOWN
0kW
0kW
0kW
STATUS
UP TOP
0kWH
0kWH
0kWH
UP TOP STATUS
STATUS/DC/PAGE 1-------STATS
METER SHUNT BATT PG2
STATUS/DC/SHUNT B
max charged
kWatts
2.350
DOWN UP RESET TOP
STATUS/DC/SHUNT C
max removed
amps
0.4
DOWN UP RESET TOP
STATUS/DC BATT---------total days at 100%
0.7
DOWN UP RESET TOP
STATUS/DC BATT---------end of battery
status menu
UP TOP STATUS
SETUP/FX/SEARCH----search setup
completed
TOP SETUP MAIN
STATUS/DC/SHUNT C
max removed
kWatts
0.000
DOWN UP RESET TOP
STATUS/DC BATT---------days since charge
parameters met 0.0
DOWN UP
TOP
SETUP
SETUP/FX-----------choose category:
STATUS/DC/SHUNT C
max charged
amps 721.6
DOWN UP RESET TOP
STATUS/DC BATT---------battery min today
.0 vdc
DOWN UP RESET TOP
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STATUS/DC/SHUNT C
max charged
kWatts
0.030
DOWN UP RESET TOP
STATUS/DC BATT---------battery max today
45.1 vdc
DOWN UP RESET TOP
STATUS-------------choose device:
STATUS/DC/SHUNT
end of shunt
status menu
UP TOP STATUS
STATUS/DC BATT---------temp comp’d batt
setpoint 28.7 vdc
DOWN UP
TOP
SETUP/FX-----------choose category:
BATTERY
STATUS/DC BATT---------sytesm battery
temperature 23 C
DOWN UP
TOP
SEARCH
SETUP/FX/INPUT-----input setup
completed
TOP SETUP MAIN
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STATUS/DC BATT---------cycle charge
factor 100%
DOWN UP
TOP
SETUP/FX/SEARCH--P00
search
0
sensitivity
DOWN INC DEC PORT
MATE SETUP
STATUS/DC BATT---------cycle kWhr charge
efficiency 100%
DOWN UP
TOP
SETUP/FX/SEARCH--P00
search 2 cycles
pulse length
DOWN INC DEC PORT
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STATUS/DC BATT---------lifetime kAH removed
0
DOWN UP RESET TOP
SETUP/FX/SEARCH--P00
search 30 cycles
pulse spacing
DOWN INC DEC PORT
SETUP-------------------choose device:
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
STATUS-------------choose device:
FX
CC
DC
MAIN
STATUS/DC/PAGE 1-------STATS
METER SHUNT BATT PG2
110
SRCH INPUT
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
FX
CC
DC
SRCH INPUT
MAIN
MAIN
MAIN
SETUP/FX/INPUT---P00
ac transfer GRID
control
DOWN GRID GEN PORT
SETUP/FX/INPUT---P00
ac1/grid 60 aac
limit
DOWN INC DEC PORT
SETUP/FX/INPUT---P00
ac2/gen
30 aac
limit
DOWN INC DEC PORT
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
FX
MATE
SETUP/MATE/PAGE1---mate code rev: 350
choose category:
CLOCK CNT GLOW PG2
SUMMARY
DATE & TIME
SETUP/MATE/PAGE1---mate code rev: 402
choose category:
CLOCK CNT GLOW PG2
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
changes made could
adversely effect
system performance
ADV/FX/INVERTER—-P00
adjust
120 vac
output voltage
DOWN INC DEC PORT
SETUP/MATE/PAGE2---choose category:
PG1 SUMRY COMM MAIN
ADV/PASSWORD-------enter the password:
132
ENTER INC DEC EXIT
ADV/FX/INVERTER—---reset FX to factory
defaults
DOWN
MORE
SETUP/MATE/SUMMARYsummary control
ADV----------------choose device:
BACK TYPE TIME MAIN
FX
ADV/FX/INVERTER--P00
choose fx port
then press next
EXIT
PORT NEXT
SETUP/MATE/PAGE1---mate code rev: 402
choose category:
CLOCK CNT GLOW PG2
SETUP/MATE/CLOCK---Tu 12/10/02
4:00:22P
BACK DATE TIME
CONTRAST
SETUP/MATE/PAGE1---mate code rev: 402
choose category:
CLOCK CNT GLOW PG2
SETUP/MATE/CNT-----contrast:
30%
BACK INC DEC
BACKLIGHT
SETUP/MATE/PAGE1---mate code rev: 350
choose category:
CLOCK CNT GLOW PG2
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
111
CC
DC MATE
ADV INV CHGR PG2
ADV/FX/INVERTER—-P00
search
6
sensitivity
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/INVERTER—-P00
press button 2
Ready
EXIT 1 2
ADV/FX/INVERTER—-P00
search
2 cycles
pulse length
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/INVERTER--P00
press button 1
Done
EXIT 1 2
ADVANCED FX MENU
ADV/FX/INVERTER—-P00
search
30 cycles
pulse spacing
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/INVERTER—---reset FX to factory
defaults
DOWN
MORE
INVERTER
ADV/FX/INVERTER—-P00
low battery
21.0 vdc
cut-out set point
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/INVERTER—---inverter programming
completed
TOP ADV MAIN
SETUP/MATE/PAGE2---choose category:
PG1 SUMRY COMM PG3
SETUP/MATE/COMM----choose category:
BACK REPOLL PC DEBUG
ADV/FX/PAGE1-------choose category:
ADV/FX/INVERTER—-P00
low battery
25.0 vdc
cut-in set point
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/INVERTER—-P00
press button 1
Ready
EXIT 1
2
COMM
SETUP/MATE/GLOW---backlight controls
BACK LEVEL MODE TIME
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CHARGER
ADV/FX/CHARGER---P00
float
26.8 vdc
setpoint
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/PASSWORD-------enter the password:
132
ENTER INC DEC EXIT
GENERATOR
MAIN---------------6:54:42P
ADV/FX/CHARGER----P00
float
00.5 hrs
time period
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV----------------choose device:
MAIN---------------6:54:42P
FX
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
changes made could
adversely effect
system performance
ADV/FX/CHARGER----P00
refloat 25.0 vdc
setpoint
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/PAGE1-------choose category:
ADV/PASSWORD-------enter the password:
132
ENTER INC DEC EXIT
ADV/FX/CHARGER----P00
equalize
28.8 vdc
setpoint
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/PAGE2-------choose category:
ADV----------------choose device:
ADV/FX/CHARGER----P00
equalize
02.0 hrs
time period
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/GRID---------P00
ac1/grid
100 vac
lower limit
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV----------------choose device:
ADV/FX/CHARGER-----charger programming
completed
TOP ADV MAIN
ADV/FX/GRID----------P00
ac1/grid
140 vac
upper limit
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/PAGE1-------choose category:
ADV/FX/CHARGER---P00
charger
12.0 aac
limit
DOWN INC DEC PORT
GRID
ADV/FX/GRID----------P00
ac1/grid
60.0 aac
input limit
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/PAGE2-------choose category:
ADV/FX/CHARGER-----absorb
28.8 vdc
setpoint
DOWN INC DEC PORT
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ADV/FX/GRID----------P00
ac1/grid
3 cycles
transfer delay
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/GEN-----------P00
gen input 00.5 min
connect delay
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/CHARGER---P00
absorb
02.0 hrs
time limit
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
ADV/FX/GRID--------GRID programming
completed
TOP ADV MAIN
ADV/FX/GEN-----------P00
ac2/gen
100 vac
lower limit
DOWN INC DEC PORT
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
FX CC MATE MAIN
ADV/FX/PAGE1-------choose category:
ADV INV CHGR PG2
112
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
changes made could
adversely effect
system performance
CC
DC MATE
ADV INV CHGR PG2
ADV GRID GEN PG3
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
changes made could
adversely effect
system performance
ADV/PASSWORD-------enter the password:
132
ENTER INC DEC EXIT
FX
CC
DC MATE
ADV INV CHGR PG2
ADV GRID GEN PG3
ADV/FX/GEN-----------P00
ac2/gen
140 vac
upper limit
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV----------------choose device:
ADV/FX/GEN-----------P00
ac2/gen
60.0 aac
input limit
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/PAGE1-------choose category:
ADV/FX/GEN-----------P00
ac2/gen
3 cycles
transfer delay
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/PAGE2-------choose category:
ADV/FX/GEN-----------P00
ac2/gen
OFF
support
DOWN OFF ON PORT
ADV/FX/PAGE3-------choose category:
ADV/FX/GEN---------GEN programming
completed
TOP ADV MAIN
ADV/FX/AUX-----------P00
aux output
OFF
control
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX-----------P00
ventfan
26.0 vdc
on set point
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX----------P00
aux output
GenAlert
function
DOWN INC DEC PORT
AUX OUTPUT
ADV/FX/AUX-----------P00
aux output
AUTO
function
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX-----------P00
ventfan off
5 min
period
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX-----------P00
aux output
LoadShed
function
DOWN INC DEC PORT
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ADV/FX/AUX-----------P00
aux output
ON
control
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX-----------P00
diversion
29.2 vdc
on set point
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX---------P00
aux output
Remote
function
DOWN INC DEC PORT
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
FX
CC
DC
MATE
ADV INV CHGR PG2
ADV GRID GEN PG3
PG2 AUX STACK PG4
ADV/FX/AUX----------P00
genalert
4 min
on delay
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX----------P00
aux output
ON
control
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX-----------P00
genalert
28.0 vdc
off set point
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX-----------P00
aux output
Cool Fan
function
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX-----------P00
genalert
9 min
off delay
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX----------P00
aux output
Vent Fan
function
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX-----------P00
loadshed
22.0 vdc
off set point
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX----------P00
aux output
Fault
function
DOWN INC DEC PORT
PRESS 6 TIMES
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
113
changes made could
adversely effect
system performance
ADV/FX/AUX-----------P00
aux output
Cool Fan
function
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX-----------P00
diversion
30 sec
off delay
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX-----------P00
aux output
DivertDC
function
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/PASSWORD-------enter the password:
132
ENTER INC DEC EXIT
ADV/FX/AUX-----------P00
genalert
11.0 vdc
on setpoint
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX--------Aux output
Setup completed
TOP ADV MAIN
ADV/FX/AUX----------P00
aux output
DivertAC
function
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/AUX-------P00
aux output AC Drop
function
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/STACK-------P00
stack 1-2PH Master
phase
DOWN INC DEC PORT
SELL
ADV/FX/CALIBRATE-P00
vac input 120 vac
adjustment
DOWN INC DEC PORT
STACKING
ADV/FX/STACK--------P00
stack Clasic Slave
phase
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/PAGE3-------choose category:
ADV/FX/CALIBRATE-P00
vac output 120 vac
adjustment
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/STACK-----P00
stack OB Slave L1
phase
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/PAGE4-------choose category:
PG3 SELL CAL MAIN
ADV/FX/CALIBRATE-P00
battery vdc 25.4 vdc
adjustment
DOWN INC DEC PORT
changes made could
adversely effect
system performance
ADV/FX/STACK--------P00
stack OB Slave L2
phase
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/SELL----------P00
sell re 23.6 vdc
volts
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/CALIBRATE---calibration setup
completed
TOP ADV MAIN
ADV/PASSWORD-------enter the password:
132
ENTER INC DEC EXIT
ADV/FX/STACK---------P00
stack 3PH Master
phase
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/SELL----------P00
grid tie
IEEE
window
DOWN IEEE USER PORT
AUX (CHARGE CONTROLLER FUNCTION)
ADV----------------choose device:
ADV/FX/STACK---------P00
stack 3PH Slave
phase
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/SELL------P00
grid tie
--authority
DOWN INC DEC PORT
MAIN---------------6:54:42P
ADV/FX/STACK---------P00
power save level 0
master adjust only
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/FX/SELL---------P00
selling setup
Completed
TOP ADV MAIN
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
ADV/FX/STACK---------P00
power save level 1
slave adjust only
DOWN INC DEC PORT
CALIBRATE
ADV/PASSWORD-------enter the password:
132
ENTER INC DEC EXIT
ADV/FX/STACK-------stacking setup
completed
TOP ADV MAIN
ADV/FX/PAGE4-------choose category:
ADV----------------choose device:
PG3 SELL CAL MAIN
FX
MAIN---------------6:54:42P
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
FX CC MATE MATE
ADV/FX/PAGE1-------choose category:
ADV INV CHGR PG2
ADV/FX/PAGE2-------choose category:
PG1 GRID GEN PG3
ADV/FX/PAGE3-------choose category:
PG2 AUX STACK PG4
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PG2 AUX STACK PG4
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
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adversely effect
system performance
CC
DC
MATE
ADV/CC/PAGE 1--------choose category:
ADV CHGR CCADV PG2
ADV/CC/ADVANCED-P01
wakeup mode
time 5 minutes
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/CC/ADVANCED-P01
RTS compensation
wide
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/PASSWORD-------enter the password:
132
ENTER INC DEC EXIT
ADV/CC/CHGR-------P00
output current 78.08A
limit
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/CC/ADVANCED-P01
MPPT mode
auto track
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/CC/ADVANCED-P01
RTS comp limit
upper limit 14.1 vdc
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV----------------choose product:
ADV/CC/CHGR----------absorb voltage 14.4v
ADV/CC/ADVANCED-P01
RTS comp limit
lower limit 13.2 vdc
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/MATE/PG1
choose category:
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/CC/ADVANCED-P01
grid tie mode
nonGT
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/CC/CHGR----------float voltage 13.6v
ADV/CC/ADVANCED-P01
park MPP 77.0%
DOWN INC DEC PORT
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/CC/ADVANCED-P01
auto restart
mode 2
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/MATE/AGS-------Choose category:
QUIET VOLT
SETUP TIME START PG2
ADV/CC/CHGR---------end charger menu
ADV/CC/ADVANCED-P01
Mpp range limit %VOC
minimum 1/2
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/CC/ADVANCED-P01
reset CC to factory
defaults?
DOWN NO YES PORT
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP-ags port:
0
ADV/CC/ADVANCED-P01
absorb time
1/0 hours
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/CC/ADVANCED----end CC advanced menu
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP-AGS enabled: No
AGS SETUP
ADV CHGR CCADV PG2
ADV/CC/ADVANCED-P01
absorb end amps
0A
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/CC/ADVANCED-P01
snooze mode
<0.6 amp
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/CC/ADVANCED-P01
rebulk voltage
12.4 vdc
DOWN INC DEC PORT
MAIN---------------6:54:42P
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP-dc genset: No
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
DOWN UP NO YES
ADV/CC/ADVANCED-P01
wakeup mode
VOC change 1.5 V
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/CC/AVANCED-P01
vbatt calibration
14.4 vdc
0.0 v
DOWN INC DEC PORT
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP-vdc genstop 38.0 vdc
TOP ADV MAIN
ADV----------------choose device:
FX
CC
DC
MATE
ADV/CC/PAGE 1--------choose category:
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TOP ADV MAIN
FX
CC
DC
HBX GRIDUSE AGS PG2
DOWN AGS INC DEC
DOWN UP NO YES
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP--AGS control: MAN-OFF
DOWN UP
changes made could
adversely effect
system performance
MATE
CHANGE
DOWN UP INC DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP--ags fault 17 min
time
DOWN UP INC DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS-------Choose category:
QUIET VOLT
SETUP TIME START PG2
ADV/PASSWORD-------enter the password:
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ENTER INC DEC EXIT
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
MATE/AGS/SETUP-----end of AGS SETUP
menu
UP TOP AGS
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT----weekday: 12:00A
quiet time start
DOWN AGS CHANGE
ADV----------------choose device:
ADV/PASSWORD-------enter the password:
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ENTER INC DEC EXIT
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT----weekday: 12:00A
quiet time stop
DOWN UP CHANGE
ADV/MATE/PG1
choose category:
ADV----------------choose device:
HBX GRIDUSE AGS PG2
FX
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT----weekend: 12:00A
quiet time start
DOWN UP CHANGE
ADV/MATE/AGS-------Choose category:
QUIET VOLT
SETUP TIME START PG2
ADV/MATE/PG1
choose category:
ADV/MATE/AGS/QT----weekend: 12:00A
quiet time stop
DOWN UP CHANGE
ADV/MATE/AGS/VSTARTvolt start 24.4 vdc
24 hr setting
DOWN AGS INC DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS-------Choose category:
QUIET VOLT
SETUP TIME START PG2
MATE/AGS/QT--------end of QUIET TIME
menu
UP TOP AGS
ADV/MATE/AGS/VSTARTvolt start 23.6 vdc
2 hr setting
DOWN AGS INC DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/PG2---Choose category:
LOAD MUST
PG1 START RUN PG3
ADV/PASSWORD-------enter the password:
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ENTER INC DEC EXIT
VOLTAGE START
AGS/MATE/AGS/VSTARTvolt start 22.0 vdc
2 min setting
DOWN AGS INC DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/LS----load start 0 kw
ADV----------------choose device:
MAIN---------------6:54:42P
ADV/MATE/AGS/VSTARTend of VOLTAGE
START menu
UP TOP AGS
ADV/MATE/AGS/LS----load start 1 min
delay
DOWN UP INC DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP--cool down time
0
minutes
DOWN UP INC DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/SETUP--wrm up time
0
minutes
DOWN UP INC DEC
FX
CC
DC
MATE
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adversely effect
system performance
CC
DC
MATE
HBX GRIDUSE AGS PG2
QUIET TIME
MAIN---------------6:54:42P
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
changes made could
adversely effect
system performance
FX
CC
DC
MATE
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
DOWN AGS INC DEC
LOAD START
ADV/MATE/PG1
choose category:
HBX GRIDUSE AGS PG2
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ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
changes made could
adversely effect
system performance
MAIN---------------6:54:42P
ADV/MATE/AGS/LS----load stop 0 kw
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
DOWN UP INC DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/LS----load sop 1 min
delay
DOWN UP INC DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS-------Choose category:
LOAD MUST
P2 START RUN P3
ADV/PASSWORD-------enter the password:
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ENTER INC DEC EXIT
TIMERS
ADV/MATE/AGS/LS----end of VOLTAGE
START menu
UP TOP AGS
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR----weekday: 12:00A
must run start time
DOWN AGS CHANGE
ADV----------------choose device:
MAIN---------------6:54:42P
MUST RUN
CC
DC
MATE
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR----weekday: 12:00A
must run stop time
DOWN UP CHANGE
ADV/MATE/PG1
choose category:
HBX GRIDUSE AGS PG2
changes made could
adversely effect
system performance
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR----weekend: 12:00A
must run start time
DOWN UP CHANGE
ADV/MATE/AGS/PG2---Choose category:
QUIET VOLT
SETUP TIME START P2
ADV/PASSWORD-------enter the password:
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ENTER INC DEC EXIT
changes made could
adversely effect
system performance
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR----weekend: 12:00A
must run stop time
DOWN UP CHANGE
ADV/MATE/AGS-------Choose category:
LOAD MUST
P1 START RUN P3
ADV----------------choose device:
ADV/PASSWORD-------enter the password:
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ENTER INC DEC EXIT
ADV/MATE/AGS/MR----end of MUST
RUN menu
UP TOP AGS
ADV/MATE/AGS-------Choose category:
%SOC
P2 START TIMERS P4
ADV/MATE/PG1
choose category:
ADV----------------choose device:
% SOC (State of Charge)
START
ADV/MATE/AGS/%SOC-%SOC start
0%
ADV/MATE/AGS/PG2---Choose category:
QUIET VOLT
SETUP TIME START P2
MAIN---------------6:54:42P
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
FX
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FX
CC
DC
DOWN AGS INC DEC
MATE
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
FX
CC
DC
MATE
HBX GRIDUSE AGS P2
ADV/MATE/PG1
choose category:
MAIN---------------6:54:42P
ADV/MATE/AGS/%SOC-%SOC stop
0%
HBX GRIDUSE AGS P2
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
DOWN AGS INC DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS-------Choose category:
LOAD MUST
P1 START RUN P3
ADV/MATE/AGS/PG2---Choose category:
QUIET VOLT
SETUP TIME START P2
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
ADV/MATE/AGS/%SOC-end of %SOC
START menu
UP TOP AGS
ADV/MATE/AGS-------Choose category:
%SOC
P2 START TIMERS ADV
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adversely effect
system performance
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS-agsstate
0
EXERCISE
ADV/MATE/AGS/PG4---choose category:
P3 EXERCISE
DOWN AGS
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS-genfault
0
MAIN---------------6:54:42P
ADV/MATE/AGS/EX----exstart day --
DOWN UP
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
DOWN AGS INC DEC
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS-24 hr
1440 min
vs time
DOWN UP
ADV/SETTINGS/WARNING
ADV/MATE/AGS/EX----ex start time 12:00A
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS-2 hr vs time 120 min
ADV/PASSWORD-------enter the password:
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ENTER INC DEC EXIT
ADV/MATE/AGS/EX----ex period 15 min
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS-2 min
2 min
vs time
DOWN UP
ADV----------------choose device:
ADV/MATE/AGS/EX----end of
exercise menu
UP TOP AGS
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERSlsstart timer 0 min
ADV/MATE/PG1
choose category:
DOWN UP
HBX GRIDUSE AGS P2
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERSlsstop timer 0 min
ADV/MATE/AGS/PG2---Choose category:
QUIET VOLT
SETUP TIME START P2
DOWN UP
DOWN UP
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIERSexstop timer 0 min
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ADV
changes made could
adversely effect
system performance
FX
CC
DC
MATE
DOWN UP
ADV/MATE/AGS-------Choose category:
LOAD MUST
P2 START RUN P3
ADV/MATE/AGS/TIMERS
end of TIMERS
menu
UP TOP AGS
ADV/MATE/AGS-------Choose category:
%SOC
P2 START TIMERS P4
DOWN UP
CHANGE
DOWN AGS INC DEC
STATUS/CC/PAGE1
SUMMARY
SCREENS
METER
SHUNT
ADVVANCED MENU
MATE
MAIN MENU
DC
SETUP/MATE/PAGE3
CC
FX
SETUP/MATE/PAGE2
SETUP SCREEN
FX
SETUP/ MATE/PAGE1
MAIN
SETUP FX
BEEP
STATUS/DC/PAGE 2
PG3
COMM
SUMMARY
PG2 BEEP
CONTRAST
CLOCK
PG1 SUMM COMM PG3
SEARCH
INPUT
GLOW
PG2
CLOCK CNT GLOW PG2
DISCON
STATUS/FX
SEARCH INPUT
AUX
PG2
DISCON
SELL
SELL
PG1 AUX
MATE
SUM STATUS SETUP ADV
BATT
PG3
WARN
ERROR
PG1 ERROR WARN PG3
STATUS/FX
PG2
STATUS/DC/PAGE 1
STATS
METER SHUNT BATT PG2
CC DC MAIN
STATUS SCREEN
FX
PG2
MODE METER SETP PG2
MODE
METER
SETP
STATUS/FX
MODE METER BATT
MODE
BATT
PG2
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METER
MENU MAP
OVERVIEW
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DC
MATE
GRIDUSE
CHGR
CCADV
PG2
EQ
EQ
AUX
AUX
AUX MAIN
PG1
ADV CHGR CCADV PG2
PG2
CHARGE
ADV/CC/PAGE2
SHUNT
ADV/CC/PAGE1
BAT
RESET
PG4
CLEAR
PG2 RESET CLR MAIN
PG1 CHARGE AUX PG3
ADV BAT SHUNT PG2
PG3
PG3
TIMERS
%SOC
START
ADV/MATEAGS/PG3
%SOC
PG2 START TIMERS PG4
ADVANCED/DC/PAGE3
MUST
RUN
LOAD
START
ADV/MATE/AGS/PG2
LOAD MUST
PG1 START RUN PG3
ADVANCED/DC/PAGE2
PG2
VOLTAGE
START
QUIET
TIME
SETUP
ADV/MATE/AGS
QUIET VOLT
SETUP TIME START PG2
HBX
HBX GRIDUSE AGS ADV
ADV/MATE/PG1
CC
ADVANCED/DC/PAGE1
FX
ADVANCED MENU
EXERCISE
EXERCISE
ADV/MATE/AGS/PG4
MENU MAP
OVERVIEW
APPENDIX
Common Tasks
The following tasks are common to many OutBack Power Systems customers and are viewable
and programmable using the MATE. They are fully explained within this manual. The purpose
here is to offer an overview of the tasks and put them in an easily understandable context,
especially for new users.
NOTE: The MATE acts almost exclusively as a display screen only for the MX60 Charge
Controller. The MX60 has its own screen and soft keys for its programming.
How to recharge the batteries using an FX Series Inverter/Charger
Go to the CHARGER screens in the ADVANCED menu and set the limits. These limits
include:
• charger limit—how much charge the FX uses to charge the batteries
• absorb set point—voltage level reached during the BULK or first stage of charging
• absorb set time limit—amount of time recharging spends at the absorb set point to fully
recharge the batteries
• float set point—the final charging voltage when the refloat voltage is met
• float time period—amount of time the charging process holds at the float set point
• refloat set point—when the batteries fall below this voltage, the FX starts a REFLOAT cycle
to keep the batteries charged
• equalize set point—a high voltage used for occasional equalization recharging
• equalize time period—amount of time the batteries are held at the EQ voltage
Recharge the batteries using HBX—high battery transfer—with a grid-connected FX Series Inverter/Charger
Go to the HBX screens in the ADVANCED menu and establish the voltage and time set points:
• hbx-use grid set point: the voltage value that initiates the HBX recharging mode
• hbx-use grid delay—the amount of time the battery voltage must remain below the hbx-use
grid set point before the charge cycle can begin
• hbx-drop grid set point—the voltage value which, when reached, stops the recharging
process
• hbx-drop grid delay—the amount of time the battery voltage must remain about the hbxdrop grid set point before the recharging stops
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How to connect to an electrical grid
Go to the GRIDUSE screens in the ADVANCED menu. Using these screens, you can set the
times of day you want to use grid AC power and the times you want to stop using it. This allows
you connect when your batteries will not adequately supply all your loads or take advantage of
lower utility rates at certain times of the day.
• griduse enable: turns this mode on or off
• weekday griduse start: establishes the weekday time the FX Series Inverter/Charger connects
to the grid
• adj hour and adj min: these screens adjust the time
• weekday griduse stop: establishes weekday time the FX will disconnect from grid power
• weekend griduse start: user can set weekend time to connect to the grid
• weekend griduse stop: user can set weekend time to disconnect from grid
For further adjustments, go to the GRID screens in the ADVANCED menu:
• acl/grid lower limit—sets the minimum grid-supplied voltage the FX will connect to
• acl/grid upper limit—sets the maximum grid-supplied voltage the FX will connect to
• acl/grid input limit—the maximum amperage the FX can draw from the grid
How to start my generator
You can manually start a generator manually or by presetting some time, voltage, or load
conditions. To manually start a generator:
• Press the AC IN hot key twice (on the left side of the MATE)
• Press the <ON> soft key
To preset generator start-up conditions, go to the AGS (Advanced Generator Start) screens in
the ADVANCED menu and do the following for time-based start and stops:
• Press <SETUP>
• Choose the appropriate HUB port
• AGS enabled—press <YES>
• Choose from <AUTO> or <ON> to start
• If <AUTO> is chosen, conditions can be set to start the generator
• <ON> is a manual start
Further AGS settings:
• weekday quiet time start—weekday early time you do not want generator to start
• adj hour & adj min—establishes the exact start time when generator should not be running
• weekday quiet time stop—ends the quiet period, generator can run again
• adj hour & adj min—establishes exact stop time
• Same adjustments are available for weekends
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When the battery falls below your established voltage set point for a set amount of time, the
generator will start and recharge the batteries. For voltage-based start and stops, go to the AGS
screens and press VOLT START:
• 24 hr, 2hr, and 2 min time periods are available
• Choose a time period the battery voltage can fall below your established set point
AC load demands can also start the generator. From the AGS screens in the ADVANCED
menu, choose LOAD START:
• load start—determine the load in kilowatts that, when exceeded, will start the generator
• load start delay—the amount of time the loads must exceed the load start current setting
(kw)
• load stop—the kilowatt load must fall below this value to shut the generator off
• load stop delay—amount of time load must be below load start stop before generator shuts off
For those times you simply want the generator to run, go to the MUST RUN screens in the
ADVANCED menu:
• Adjust the weekday and weekend start and stop times
For further generator adjustments, go to the GEN screens in the ADVANCED menu:
• ac input connect delay—time period FX delays before accepting a generator-supplied AC
source
• ac2/gen lower limit—minimum generator-supplied AC voltage the FX will connect to
• ac2/gen upper limit—maximum generator-supplied AC voltage the FX will connect to
• ac1/gen input limit—maximum amperage FX will accept from a generator before backing off
of a charger (if the limit is still exceeded, the error LED displays a warning)
• ac1/gen transfer delay—time FX remains connected to generator after input voltage falls
below the ac2/gen lower limit
How to Stack FX Series
Determine the best stacking method—1-2 PH Master, Classic Slave, OutBack Series/Parallel—
and go to the STACK screens in the ADVANCED menu.
• Choose the stacking method’s appropriate screen
• Using the soft keys and screen commands, assign the Master and Slave FX Series Inverter/
Chargers
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Troubleshooting
MATE does not power-up
The OutBack MATE is powered by the OutBack product that it is connected to. Make sure that
all OutBack Products are powered-up and operating correctly before connecting the MATE.
Check or replace the CAT5 cables running from the MATE to the OutBack product.
MATE does not find a Device
Make sure that all OutBack Products are powered-up and operating correctly before
connecting the MATE. Check or replace the CAT5 cables running from the MATE to the
OutBack product.
If a HUB is being used, make sure no OutBack products have been moved, unplugged, or
added. If they have, follow the instructions in MATE Setup Communications Options to
REPOLL for moved or new devices.
MATE does not display the correct meter or setting
Make sure that all OutBack Products are powered-up and operating correctly before
connecting the MATE. Check or replace the CAT5 cables running from the MATE to the
OutBack product.
If a HUB is being used, make sure no OutBack products have been moved or unplugged. If
they have, follow the instructions in MATE Setup Communications Options to REPOLL for
moved or new devices.
MATE will not EQ my system when I use the EQ function under the <ACIN> button
Older FXs and MXs with a newer MATE will not be able to utilize this system wide command.
FXs that do not respond to this command can have an EQ cycle started by using the EQ start
function located in the STATUS/FX/MODE menu. From the Main screen press <STATUS>,
<FX>, <MODES>. Continue to press <DOWN> until you see the EQ function. If a HUB is
used, FXs must have an EQ cycle start individually for each FX on the HUB (Use the <PORT>
button to cycle through the available FXs).
MATE displays a ‘COMM ERROR’
If the MATE receives too many interrupted or corrupt
communications with OutBack products attached to the
HUB, it will display a ‘COMM ERROR’ screen.
00:000
03:000
06:000
09:000
01:000
04:025
07:000
10:000
02:000
05:000
08:000
2M:000
Choosing ‘VIEW DEBUG’ takes you to a screen that lists all ports and accumulated errors.
Any Port experiencing errors can be found by the error count after the Port number.
In the example to the right, Port 4 has a large number of errors detected (04:025 means Port 4:
showing 25 errors).
Pressing any key will take you to the SETUP/MATE/COMM screen, which will allow the error
counts to be reset using the ‘RSET’ button, the Debug screen can be redisplayed by using the
‘VIEW’ button, or user can get back to the SETUP menu by using the ‘BACK’ button.
Use the information on the Debug screen to locate the problem device. Make sure that it’s DC
breaker in on, and that is operating correctly. Check or replace CAT5 cables running from the
HUB to that device.
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USER SYSTEMUSER
INFORMATION
AND SETTINGS
SYSTEM INFORMATION AND SETTINGS
Date of Installation_________________________________________________
Date of Installation_________________________________________________
Installer __________________________________________________________
Installer __________________________________________________________
Battery Charging*
Battery Charging*
Absorb Set point_____________________________________________________
Absorb Set point_____________________________________________________
Absorb Time Limit __________________________________________________
Absorb Time Limit __________________________________________________
*These values are available from the battery manufacturer
values are available from the battery manufacturer
*These
Battery Equalizing (EQ) Recharging Schedule and Checklist
BatteryEqualizing (EQ) Recharging Schedule and Checklist
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Copyright 2003 © OutBack Power Systems, Inc.
19009 62nd Ave NE, Arlington WA 98223 USA
Tel 360 435 6030 Fax 360 435 6019
User Manual
Rev 2.30
04/30/07
MATE System Controller and Display
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WARRANTY
OutBack Power Systems Two Year Limited Warranty
OutBack Power Systems Inc. warrants that the products it manufactures will be free from defects in materials
and workmanship for a period of two (2) years subject to the conditions set forth below.
The limited warranty is extended to the original user and is transferable. The limited warranty term begins
on the date of invoice to the original user of the product. The limited warranty does not apply to any product
or part thereof damaged by a) alteration or disassembly, b) accident or abuse, c) corrosion, d) lightning, e)
reverse polarity, f ) repair or service provided by an unauthorized repair facility, g) operation or installation
contrary to instructions pertaining to the product.
OutBack Power Systems’ liability for any defective product or any part thereof shall be limited to the repair
or replacement of the product, at OutBack Power Systems’ discretion. OutBack Power Systems does not
warrant or guarantee the workmanship performed by any person or firm installing its products.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION).
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OutBack Power Systems authorized repair facility, or that are repaired on site by an OutBack Power Systems
authorized repair technician. To request limited warranty service, you must contact OutBack Power Systems
at 360-435-6030 within the limited warranty period. If limited warranty service is required, OutBack Power
Systems will issue a Return Material Authorization (RMA) Number. Mark the outside of the package with
the RMA number and include a copy of the purchase invoice in the package. You must ship the products
back to OutBack Power Systems in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and
insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment. OutBack Power Systems will ship
the repaired or replacement products to you freight prepaid if you use an address in the continental United
States, where applicable. Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect.
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REGISTRATION
Your purchase of an OutBack Power Systems product is an important investment. Registering your products will
help us maintain the standard of excellence you expect from us in terms of performance, quality and reliability.
Please take a moment to register and provide us with some important information.
NAME:_ ________________________________________
E-MAIL: _______________________________________
ADDRESS:______________________________________
SOLD BY: ______________________________________
CITY:___________________________________________
INSTALLER: ___________________________________
STATE:___________________ZIP CODE: ____________
PURCHASE DATE: ______________________________
COUNTRY:______________________________________
MODEL NUMBER:_ _____________________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER:___________________________
SERIAL NUMBER: _______________________________
Circle all that apply:
Off-Grid Installation Residential Installation
North America Location
Utility Connected Installation
Commercial Installation
Other ________________
Extended Warranty Application (U.S. and Canada Only)
OutBack Power Systems offers an optional three year extension to the standard two year limited warranty. Purchase of extended warranty coverage is available on products listed below provided conditions shown are met.
Extended warranty coverage must be purchased within 90 days of the original sale of the product covered.
PRODUCT
Any FX Series Inverter/Charger
Charge Controller
MATE
HUB 4
HUB 10
Product Covered
________________________
________________________
________________________
________________________
REQUIRED SURGE PROTECTION
AC Input; AC Output, DC Input
DC Input; DC Output
NA
NA
NA
Serial Number
_________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ EXTENDED WARRANTY COST
$300.00
$100.00
$50.00
$35.00
$50.00
Quantity
_______________
_______________
_______________
_______________
Extended Warranty Cost
______________________
______________________
______________________
______________________
Total _________________
Send check or money order payable to OutBack Power Systems. Washington residents please include 8.5% sales
tax. Include a completed copy of this application and send to:
OutBack Power Systems
Extended Warranty Program
19009 62nd Ave NE
Arlington, WA 98223 USA
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19009 62nd Avenue NE
Arlington, WA USA
(+1) 360-435-6030
European Sales Office
Barcelona, España
(+34) 600-843-845
www.outbackpower.com
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