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blueskies

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Classic 150 snake oil in a pretty box?
« on: June 02, 2019, 08:37:49 PM »
So I followed every instruction available to connect my classic 150.  The instruction manual was worse than some that came with bad purchases that came on the slow boat from china...   But I talked to the "experts" at the hotline, looked at the videos, and posted for additional info...  When I hooked it up to a 4 deep cycle batteries in parallel (12 volt) the display was a few words on top and a word or two on the bottom and then garbled dots and dashes across most of the display.  I tried several factory resets.  I think this is going to have to go back to amazon.  very disappointed with product, manual, customer service and videos.  Anyone have advice on a better product?  Maybe from china would be better.  I've put thousands of dollars into my project and need a charge controller that works.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2019, 08:40:41 PM by blueskies »

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Re: Classic 150 snake oil in a pretty box?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 09:06:07 PM »
If  you got a defective unit from Midnite they will make it right if you open a ticket on their website.
Not snake oil because there are a lot of us who have been using the Classics for a long time .
If you want to get a different controller you will have to shop around - there are some other good brands out there but the Classic has features not found on others. So really depends on what features you need.  You may want to check the Northern Arizona Wind Sun forums for discussions and advice on alternatives. 
https://forum.solar-electric.com/

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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

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Re: Classic 150 snake oil in a pretty box?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 12:13:20 AM »
I smell a troll....... :o
I got the deluxe kit, it had a solar cell and a meter.

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Re: Classic 150 snake oil in a pretty box?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 12:37:38 AM »

blueskies, you have posted before and I thought you had already gotten your Classic to work ?

Did you buy a second Classic off of Amazon and it did not work ?  Bad display maybe ?

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Re: Classic 150 snake oil in a pretty box?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019, 09:10:42 AM »
Whoa!  I see a B-17 in the Onan Man's sig line.  Beta tester or early buyer?  Inquiring minds want to know!


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Re: Classic 150 snake oil in a pretty box?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 07:44:48 AM »
The OP posted on wind-sun that he had purchased a Mstar MPPT 60 on June 8, 2019
#1 Classic 150 12 x Sharp NE-170, 2S6P, 24volt L-16 Rolls-Surette S-530, MS4024 & Cotek ,  C-40 dirv.cont. for hot water
#2 Classic 150 12 x Sharp NE-170, 2S6P, 24 volt L-16 Interstate,Brutus Inv.
#3 Kid/WBjr 4/6 Sanyo 200 watt multilayer 4/6 P
#4 Kid/WBjr 4/6 Sanyo 200 watt multilayer 2S 2/3 P

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Re: Classic 150 snake oil in a pretty box?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 09:02:44 AM »
From the OP's snotty attitude and partial description of his system ( 4, 12 volt batteries in parallel) it sounds like he is ignorant to solar system design. The Classic line of charge controllers are likely well beyond his capability.  Chinese products are probably better suited to him. I wouldn't be surprised to see him whining on some other forum about the Morningstar controller.
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Re: Classic 150 snake oil in a pretty box?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 10:37:52 PM »
Littleharbor2,

You are right, he is.....
#1 Classic 150 12 x Sharp NE-170, 2S6P, 24volt L-16 Rolls-Surette S-530, MS4024 & Cotek ,  C-40 dirv.cont. for hot water
#2 Classic 150 12 x Sharp NE-170, 2S6P, 24 volt L-16 Interstate,Brutus Inv.
#3 Kid/WBjr 4/6 Sanyo 200 watt multilayer 4/6 P
#4 Kid/WBjr 4/6 Sanyo 200 watt multilayer 2S 2/3 P