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Re: The Hawkes Bay is LIVE
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2021, 11:57:14 PM »
SO, how did it go last weekend?  No more mythical blue smoke I hope.
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Re: The Hawkes Bay is LIVE
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2021, 01:59:51 AM »
SO, how did it go last weekend?  No more mythical blue smoke I hope.

Mythical ?!?   You mean like Unicorns ?

Would be funny to see unicorns come out of a Barcelona or Hawkes Bay

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Re: The Hawkes Bay is LIVE
« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2021, 06:44:24 AM »
Mario has the Hawkes Bay tuned well it is now tracking from 185v to 585v (We went from 165 to 595 but engineers wanted a small buffer) he has it waking up reliably, tracking very well and going to bed nicely. He has spent the last 2 days hiding in my camper writing code for the Barcelona, he is about ready today to try dual MPPT. Based on what I see here he needs to add kWh to the menu and I am giving the green light to start working on Beta sites (I will have a meeting today with Robin and Tony to put a schedule in place)

Firmware updates are so easy with the blue tooth and cell phone app, I will have to make a video on that in a bit.

Hardware is really cool, The control board between the Hawkes bay and Barcelona is interchangeable and the software is also, Mario has done a great job with this project.

Here is a video from day 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN0wkOgPZ-s

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Re: The Hawkes Bay is LIVE
« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2021, 06:49:16 AM »
I should note, While Mario is here to work we did make him take a few minutes for recreation, he has never been out on an ATV. He had never been out target practicing either so we fixed that as well   ;D

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Re: The Hawkes Bay is LIVE
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2021, 09:35:35 AM »
Oh geez, beer and driving and shooting.  What could possibly go wrong?

Hope Mario had fun.

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Re: The Hawkes Bay is LIVE
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2021, 10:25:55 AM »
We made sure it wasn't in that order LOL