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ClassicCrazy

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Re: Classic Voice Software
« Reply #75 on: November 22, 2017, 10:26:15 PM »
Anything new on the voice firmware or a Local Status App that will work with it ?

I shut off the voice a couple months ago because of the constant chant that happens when the status changes in float and float mppt.

A fix for this was mentioned but never saw anything posted.

So far I have installed

2154 6/26/17  MNGP
2151  5/26/17  Classic
2122 Network

Larry
system one
Classic 150 , 5s4p  Kyocera 135watt , 12s Soneil 2v 540amp lead crystal for 24v pack , Outback 3524 inverter
system two
Classic 150 ,5s 135 watt Kyocero , 16s Calb 100AH LiFePO4 , Outback VFX 3648 inverter
system three
Midnite KID MPPT 24 DC in to  12 volt AGM batterie

CDN-VT

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Re: Classic Voice Software
« Reply #76 on: November 23, 2017, 11:03:00 PM »


So far I have installed

2154 6/26/17  MNGP
2151  5/26/17  Classic
2122 Network

Larry

Links Larry ?
Please
they are hidden off the main site

VT
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ClassicCrazy

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Re: Classic Voice Software
« Reply #77 on: November 23, 2017, 11:41:57 PM »


So far I have installed

2154 6/26/17  MNGP
2151  5/26/17  Classic
2122 Network

Larry

Links Larry ?
Please
they are hidden off the main site

VT

In the very first post of this topic there is a download of instructions called Voice Beta . docx  and the link to downloads is in that document . I think there may be another post on this topic with network update  or else it is along with the others.

Larry
system one
Classic 150 , 5s4p  Kyocera 135watt , 12s Soneil 2v 540amp lead crystal for 24v pack , Outback 3524 inverter
system two
Classic 150 ,5s 135 watt Kyocero , 16s Calb 100AH LiFePO4 , Outback VFX 3648 inverter
system three
Midnite KID MPPT 24 DC in to  12 volt AGM batterie

krementz

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Re: Classic Voice Software
« Reply #78 on: November 25, 2017, 03:07:24 PM »
Wow, the "voice update" crapware seems like unmitigated horror.

PLEASE, PLEASE do not EVER make that talking krap obligatory. I don't want a firmware even with that option turned off.  NEVER NEVER NEVER.

This is representative of the kind of mismanagement that bankrupts companies by driving away customers. I have two MN Classics, about to get a third. Can I order WITHOUT the crapware? If not, I will get something else.







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ClassicCrazy

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Re: Classic Voice Software
« Reply #79 on: November 25, 2017, 07:25:50 PM »
Wow, the "voice update" crapware seems like unmitigated horror.

PLEASE, PLEASE do not EVER make that talking krap obligatory. I don't want a firmware even with that option turned off.  NEVER NEVER NEVER.

This is representative of the kind of mismanagement that bankrupts companies by driving away customers. I have two MN Classics, about to get a third. Can I order WITHOUT the crapware? If not, I will get something else.

It isn't that big a deal - the firmware is the same as you would update any others. If you don't want to you don't have to upload the voice files or use the talking voice features. It won't effect any of the operation . You can turn it on or off as you please.
Anyone who is blind would appreciate this feature more than you could imagine .
As for anyone else - after using it for awhile I can see some advantages that are a convenience . When I turn it on and am in the area I can hear what is going on with the solar system - no need to stop what I am doing or clean  up my hands to push buttons and read the screen.   Doesn't sound like a big deal but the info and alarms if set up are nice when audible is needed.
Why not ? It didn't cost me any extra to have new feature .

The firmware is Beta and there were a few issues but have mostly been resolved - that is why they put it out Beta.

Go ahead and get your new Classic - the voice is still in Beta and not installed on any Classics as far as I know.

Larry
« Last Edit: November 25, 2017, 07:29:50 PM by ClassicCrazy »
system one
Classic 150 , 5s4p  Kyocera 135watt , 12s Soneil 2v 540amp lead crystal for 24v pack , Outback 3524 inverter
system two
Classic 150 ,5s 135 watt Kyocero , 16s Calb 100AH LiFePO4 , Outback VFX 3648 inverter
system three
Midnite KID MPPT 24 DC in to  12 volt AGM batterie