Author Topic: KIDD won't charge after storm  (Read 864 times)


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Re: KIDD won't charge after storm
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2018, 03:35:02 PM »
Hi again jrodr...,

Should have added,   that you might try a different charge Mode in the KID:

Try setting the Legacy O&P  Mode,  to see if that increases the amount of output current you see.

Please let us know how you are doing,   Thanks,   Vic
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Re: KIDD won't charge after storm
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2018, 04:55:08 PM »
Sorry for being so late with the update. Just a couple minutes ago I wired 6 new 255 W panels to the Kid (2 strings of 3 modules each) and it is working nice, even better than the Schneider. So, will wait a couple days for battery to recover and then equalize. What happened with the Kyoceras was that some panels developed what it seems to be a web of cracks or delamination, I am not sure, and voltage was right but amps were very, very low. Talked to a Kyocera representative and told me to take apart the panels that did not show any sign of problems and wire them to my system. I did, but panels behaved as bad as the one with webs, so, I am going to test each individually with a Morningstar PS-30 charge controller and a 12V battery and going to order some diodes for further testings if needed.

Thanks to all of you who gave me recommendations.
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Re: KIDD won't charge after storm
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2018, 07:06:46 PM »
you can take the two wires from  each individual panel  and short them together and get the Isc short circuit current. You either have to have a DC capable clamp amp meter or use a regular DMM amp meter in series in the amp setting.

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