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Inverters => B17-5 and B17-3 => Topic started by: grgdgreek on February 23, 2019, 10:06:05 AM

Title: ETA on B-17?
Post by: grgdgreek on February 23, 2019, 10:06:05 AM
See title.
Thanks,
George.
Title: Re: ETA on B-17?
Post by: grgdgreek on July 27, 2019, 07:29:26 AM
Any news ?

George.
Title: Re: ETA on B-17?
Post by: boB on July 27, 2019, 09:47:32 PM
Any news ?

George.

No definite date yet.
Sorry.

It is still progressing very well though as well as the Rosie.

Just taking way longer than we and everybody else would like.
Title: Re: ETA on B-17?
Post by: Steve_S on April 26, 2020, 09:14:25 AM
HERE WE ARE - April 26 - 2020 and what is the word ?
Nothing on the main site, nothing here, no progress reports or updates.
Nada on the EV Project, the other projects either.  There is a LOT of spare time, so an update on the main website & here would be PRUDENT !   It is looking a LOT like Vapourware ! to outsiders, especially without Regular Progress & Development Updates.

You do realize that MANY people want to stay within a "Family of Products" like Solar Controllers, Inverters etc by ONE Company to make it easier to integrate, manage / monitor and upgrade  / grow with.

I love my Classic 200 and would LOVE to recommend Midnite Inverters too but CAN'T !
So I am having to aim people at Victron and others !   and you know, folks are buying them like mad !

We are referring people to gear all the time and the vendors have noticed the uptick in sales from our referrals from our site, these being Victron, Samlex, MPP Solar, Growatt Solar and more...   

Maybe Midnite should get on the bandwagon and join https://diysolarforum.com/ and post promo material in the Corporate Deals section.  Maybe even consider shipping parts to Will Prowse who owns the site & the Youtube channel to review & promo your gear.  https://www.youtube.com/user/errolprowse 
Title: Re: ETA on B-17?
Post by: Steve_S on May 04, 2020, 12:22:47 PM
Over a week and no comment to the question... well...  that is about as encouraging as... nothing much.
Title: Re: ETA on B-17?
Post by: boB on May 04, 2020, 12:56:33 PM
Sorry, no actual ETA but most of the engineers are working from their home labs.

A couple engineers are working from work as well.  We have kind of taken a bit of a hit with the virus but thankfully nobody at Midnite has gotten sick yet.

We are still hoping for mid summer for better ETAs and information

Title: Re: ETA on B-17?
Post by: Jeremy on May 20, 2020, 06:56:19 PM
Over a week and no comment to the question... well...  that is about as encouraging as... nothing much.

Hey Steve, I facilitate the surface mount portion of production as well as being part of engineering here at Midnite so I may be able to provide a little bit of insight (at least from my end).

As boB alluded to, things are indeed moving forward. A batch of many of our prototypes (including the B17) came out of our SMT shop over the last two months. Thru-hole components, as far as I know, have been completed on some of the protos or are currently in the process. A few of the protos are even in the hands of our engineers over in our lab getting tested. Rest assured, we are progressing despite the effects covid-19 has had on the country.

-Jeremy
Title: Re: ETA on B-17?
Post by: Bunkie314 on October 15, 2020, 12:31:27 AM
Any new updates?
Title: Re: ETA on B-17?
Post by: FNG on October 15, 2020, 11:30:18 AM
boB said Mid Summer, but didnt specify what summer :)

I think we are looking more like Q1 of 21 for out of house alpha testing but we should no more in the next 2-3 months
Title: Re: ETA on B-17?
Post by: Bunkie314 on October 17, 2020, 03:44:04 PM
Have there been test users selected yet or what is going to happen here?
Title: Re: ETA on B-17?
Post by: FNG on October 26, 2020, 04:55:10 PM
No test sites have been selected, We have a list of people who have emailed me to request being a beta site. Once I have one here that I think is stable enough to test out of house we will be going through that list. I am hoping while it is slow over the winter to get going on that
Title: Re: ETA on B-17?
Post by: swheeler78 on November 10, 2020, 12:23:23 PM
You do realize that Space-X built and launched a rocket which carried hundreds of Micro satellites to deliver internet globally in less time. Sad part is, y'all are not working on any new technology. Just different packaging and a few more whistles and bells.  As far as SMT and Through-hole prototype work, I could knock out a dozen of those in a week on my crappy tech bench. That would include testing them as well. And don't get me started on the whole Covid-19 (Chinese Virus) excuse. The competition will most likely pass y'all by with something better and cheaper unless you make things a priority.
Title: Re: ETA on B-17?
Post by: Highflyer on November 26, 2020, 10:22:11 AM
Swheeler,

I don't like waiting either.  It has been a few years. But, Midnite makes great stuff and stands behind it.  I can call and talk to THE engineer I need to talk to.  Try to do that with any foreign company.  Also, Midnite does update their firmware. 

I for one will, and have waited for Midnite to put out their quality products.


In short, they build it, I buy it.  It is worth it! 

That said....  GET BUSY AWESOME PEOPLE OF MIDNITE!!!   WE CAN'T STAND THIS ANY LONGER!!!!   :)
Title: Re: ETA on B-17?
Post by: boB on November 26, 2020, 03:44:26 PM
    Would REALLY be nice to have some of those Space-X engineers here !

   They have done an awesome job !   

Of course, this is not rocket science. 

Maybe it would be better if it were.  It is definitely different with many less engineers on the job.
Title: Re: ETA on B-17?
Post by: onanparts on December 03, 2020, 06:47:46 PM
Space-X has nearly 7000 employees and over 5 Billion in funding. I think MS has about 74.6 employees and maybe $20.00 in funding.

Ok, might be off on the MS funding, but there is no comparing the two companies. Unfair to put them on the same V-rails....:)