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Bunkie314

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Beta units
« on: January 18, 2019, 04:53:10 PM »
Are beta units available/out yet?  ???

Have users been selected yet? :-\
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Re: Beta units
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 05:43:31 PM »
Betas for what ?
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Bunkie314

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Re: Beta units
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 10:51:20 AM »
My bad.  :-[

I thought there would be test units of the B17-5 & B17-3 sent to selected users for in service testing.  Will they be released any time soon? I want to get one of each.

Or am I completely behind and they are available?
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Re: Beta units
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 02:19:17 PM »
Are beta units available/out yet?  ???

Have users been selected yet? :-\

Not yet. Stay tuned in this B-17 sub forum for an announcement on when the Beta units will be available, and the details on how to get involved with the Beta testing etc.
I got the deluxe kit, it had a solar cell and a meter.

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Re: Beta units
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2019, 08:07:49 PM »
Visited MS last week and spotted these B17 units in the process of being assembled. Either Alpha models going home with MS employees or.....possible Beta units? I'm leaning towards Alpha's. Those are B17 AC power modules at the work station. Obviously progress is being made and even though slower than planned the wait will be worth it!

« Last Edit: September 24, 2019, 12:19:35 AM by onanparts »
I got the deluxe kit, it had a solar cell and a meter.

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Re: Beta units
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2019, 08:18:09 PM »
Pic of the B17 rear board that the modules plug in at.

I got the deluxe kit, it had a solar cell and a meter.

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Re: Beta units
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2019, 09:24:33 PM »
I don't know about others, but having Midnite solar build these in the USA matters to me.

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Re: Beta units
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2019, 11:03:21 AM »
Onan,

Any video?  Did they make it to SPI?


Thanks for the update.
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Re: Beta units
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2019, 12:21:01 PM »
Brian,   I am not onan,

BUT,  went to SPI in San Francisco, 2017,   and the B17  was there,   looking finished.   Very impressive box!   It was not making power,   but  all of the mechanicals worked well,   meters were lit,   modules were swappable,   electronics were in place,  etc.

A Rosie 3D-printed enclosure was there,   as well,   but,   IIRC,  there were no electronics inside.

SO,   seems that we will not need to wait too many more months before some units might become available.

FWIW,   Vic
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Re: Beta units
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2019, 06:43:10 PM »
Vic,

I was hoping that the current state of the boxes would be recorded so we could get a glimpse.  I too am waiting patiently.  Now that I have gone 48 Volt, I really want to see Rosie out in the wild.  Also, Barcelona could change the game as well with 200-600 volt inputs.  My Kid is producing +1200 watts and getting a bit warm. All in good time.  When they are ready, we will get to see and use them.
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