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KyleM

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Re: Buyer Beware - Avoid the SL
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2018, 04:35:29 PM »
What Classic said

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Re: Buyer Beware - Avoid the SL
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2018, 03:42:03 PM »
Thank you ClassicCrazy.  That's very helpful (comparison against Trimetric). 

I guess I need to get my SL up on eBay.  :-)  I keep trying to find an easier way. 

Vic

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Re: Buyer Beware - Avoid the SL
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2018, 04:59:02 PM »
Hi Just..,

You can also list items for sale in the "PRIVATE SALE" Topic area:
http://midniteftp.com/forum/index.php?board=59.0

...   if that simplifies things for you.

Good Luck,   Vic
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Re: Buyer Beware - Avoid the SL
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2018, 09:28:56 PM »
The trimetric is okay but it is a bit cumbersome to set up with lots of button pushes . The Midnite is much easier with a graphic menu and settings .  The Midnite will compensate the SOC based on battery temperature  where the Trimetric does not - guess that only matters if your batteries will be cold like mine get  - then the Classic lowers the capacity . Also with the control features integrated in to the Classic then no comparison really. Plus I fried my Trimetric somehow bumping a wire or something -- not sure what the exact cause was but it became useless in a second.

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Classic 150 , 5s4p  Kyocera 135watt , 12s Soneil 2v 540amp lead crystal for 24v pack , Outback 3524 inverter
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Just4Fun20

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Re: Buyer Beware - Avoid the SL
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2018, 02:27:04 PM »
Just to close things out... 

I sold my Classic 150-SL on eBay.  I bought the Classic 150 from Midnite Solar, as suggested.  Both are in the mail as we speak.  Midnite Solar has been great and it's been a pleasure working with you. 

I do still maintain that you need to update your documentation a bit.  "No Internet" and even the lack of the RJ-45 doesn't necessarily main the LOCAL software won't work.  It could as easily connect via a USB port.  It's the lack of the ability to run the local software that made me trade up, and honestly, it seems like excellent software. 

Again, I want to stress, Midnite Solar has been great.  All is good. 

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Re: Buyer Beware - Avoid the SL
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2018, 08:36:42 PM »
Just to close things out... 

I sold my Classic 150-SL on eBay.  I bought the Classic 150 from Midnite Solar, as suggested.  Both are in the mail as we speak.  Midnite Solar has been great and it's been a pleasure working with you. 

I do still maintain that you need to update your documentation a bit.  "No Internet" and even the lack of the RJ-45 doesn't necessarily main the LOCAL software won't work.  It could as easily connect via a USB port.  It's the lack of the ability to run the local software that made me trade up, and honestly, it seems like excellent software. 

Again, I want to stress, Midnite Solar has been great.  All is good.

Soooooper !    We'll get the documentation updated.

Thank you for your input and you're great attitude !

boB
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