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#1
MN15-12KW-AIO / Re: MN7.5/9/12 AIO
Last post by dapdan - Today at 04:11:33 PM
Logan,

I am pleased to hear there is some development in the Rosie series for what I hope would be lower powered variant that will be a viable option for developing countries and off grid cabins that don't need to power 5ton ac and well pumps. This is why I was so disappointed that the DIY series (MN3024 and 5548) was discontinued without a midnite solar alternative being available. It appears that this seems to be where most of the new hybrid inverters are heading with 6kW plus split phase inverters being the main offerings of late. There needs to be a viable 2500w to 4500w hybrids or otherwise from reliable manufacturers and not Amazon cut-rate Chinese offerings. This is the reason why I was hunting the MN3024 and found a lone supplier where most were out of stock.

I am really looking forward to the smaller Rosie and the smaller AIO to be honest. I just can't justify the 10kw AIO for my own application. My Rosie is doing great and I absolutely love her. I would not need much more than her.

Damani
#2
The Rosie / Re: Beta 24.05.21.00 Available...
Last post by aaapilot - Today at 01:16:02 PM
Seems like you make the most out of technology 'castaways', Larry!  Not sure I have your patience & determination :). It's interesting to contrast changes in the solar tech vs electronic tech.  Inverters and solar panels from 2 decades ago still work just as intended, perhaps diminished in efficiency, but still capable.  Yes, new equipment is more efficient and has more options, but that doesn't render the older equipment useless.  Electronic tech on the other hand does become useless, whether it's due to software changes by the manufacturer or infrastructure hardware/software changes that the older tech does not contain.  The first solar system I built in 1999, 100 watt panels, Trace 4048 inverter, 8 - 12 volt batteries making a 48v system, is still in production!  I'm sure the batteries have been changed, but the 3rd owner in 25 years is still reaping the benefits of that hardware w/out any other upgrades/replacements!!!  I'm wary of any solar equipment that may require constant software upgrade to do its primary function or can be controlled by a Utility.  Software/firmware enhancements are great and appreciated, but if required, then no.

Dave
#3
MN15-12KW-AIO / Re: MN7.5/9/12 AIO
Last post by Logan - Today at 11:59:08 AM
We are not being "Secretive" just working hard to bring everything to market and meet timelines. This is never easy. We are not going to have any other models soon. So the current AOI 11.4K  (10k battery) is what we are concentrating on.  So the new AIO will be the 11.4K and a 5K & 16K battery are the new products.  We do have something new hopefully this fall in the Rosie inverter series. Stay tuned!
#4
The Rosie / Re: Beta 24.05.21.00 Available...
Last post by ClassicCrazy - July 20, 2024, 08:25:59 PM
Quote from: aaapilot on July 20, 2024, 07:17:57 PMThanks Larry, Good advice.  I hate having a perfectly good piece of equipment, well other than accessing the Beta server, that goes to waste, so I'll take a look at the XDA site.  I'm not totally geek, but I have my moments! :)

Dave
Off topic comment here --  The biggest issue I have with rooting and updating these old phones ( from 2014 or so vintage) is that there can be so many posts and some links don't work so it takes some research. I was using Lineage OS but google recently changed something with security updates or something - so Lineage dropped their OS from many many phones that were being officially supported for years to the newest Andoid versions.  But you can still find the last versions and they work - and maybe since I don't do anything sensitive like banking or messaging much I don't have to worry about it. It is nice to be able to use these older phones that work great - just get rid of the manufacturers OS and it breathes new life into them. People really only get rid of them since the manufacturers quit updating the Android versions in them and then they are pressured to go to the latest and greatest phones. But the latest and greatest now have backs that don't open so you can replace a battery . The new phones are all glued together including the batteries so it is more of a pain to get them apart to replace it - need heat gun to loosen glue and pry them out. So it is just fun hacking the old stuff. I also do the same for older routers - use DDWRT or Fresh Tomato or others to get rid of manufacturers image which don't give you all the features and now force you to log in to their sites , etc. It is a real cat and mouse game with stuff like tablets from Amazon - which they sell cheap and they don't like it when people root their tablets and install different OS . Then Amazon will do some firmware update that will break the ability to root them, then the hackers figure out a new way to get around that , etc. The last tablets I did there is a method to install the new firmware but you need to open up the tablet and short a pin on a chip inside  - ha ha - works ! I am just glad there are smart people out there who figure out how to do all this stuff and share it.
#5
The Rosie / Re: Beta 24.05.21.00 Available...
Last post by aaapilot - July 20, 2024, 07:17:57 PM
Thanks Larry, Good advice.  I hate having a perfectly good piece of equipment, well other than accessing the Beta server, that goes to waste, so I'll take a look at the XDA site.  I'm not totally geek, but I have my moments! :)

Dave
#6
The Rosie / Re: Beta 24.05.21.00 Available...
Last post by ClassicCrazy - July 20, 2024, 06:54:37 PM
My older Samsung S5 has always worked on updates for Hawkes Bay. But I have loaded a different operating system in it than stock Samsung.  Look on XDA Forums to see what operating systems might be available for you phone . Takes a little bit of geek work to install sometimes depending on type of phone.
By the way - I just picked up 3 android phones from a store recycling bin.  Not sure which generation  yet or if they are better than the one I have . I guess it has been sort of a hobby of mine to reflash the operating systems in phones over the years . I don't pay any phone company - just use them with wifi which gives me access to all the apps , etc.
Larry
#7
The Rosie / Re: Beta 24.05.21.00 Available...
Last post by aaapilot - July 20, 2024, 05:33:01 PM
Quote from: boB on July 20, 2024, 04:38:35 PMWEIRD that your iPhone connected.  Does it update code ?

boB


Yes it did!  The iPhone updated the Rosie to latest Production code.  I also did the MNGP2 reset back to factory firmware, then did an iPhone update to latest Production code. 

My neighbor uses an Android phone and said he'd stop by this weekend so I could give it a try.  I'll get a new 'something' Android once I know that it will work!  Thanks boB!

Dave
#8
The Rosie / Re: Beta 24.05.21.00 Available...
Last post by boB - July 20, 2024, 04:38:35 PM

I used to be able to buy new and unlocked Android phones from Amazon I think it was for like, $38

I am not sure if that is a thing of the past or not.

WEIRD that your iPhone connected.  Does it update code ?

boB
#9
The Rosie / Re: Beta 24.05.21.00 Available...
Last post by aaapilot - July 20, 2024, 10:59:28 AM
Quote from: boB on July 19, 2024, 09:19:24 PMDid you turn off any units (HB) that you were not updating to reduce canbus traffic ?

I'm guessing you did but...


I did as you suggested last night boB, HB off, removed the MNGP2 from the HB and plugged directly into Rosie.  Same result.  I have a spare HB 90, so I unpacked it, removed the MNGP2, plugged it into Rosie using a known good Cat6a patch cord, same result running the Beta or Normal updater.  Then I tried the Normal Updater on the iPhone and .... surprise, it connects just fine!  Updated the new MNGP2 to latest Production firmware AND the Rosie to 3.15.24 which is latest Production. SO, it has to be something with BOTH Android devices.  I completely wiped clean and reset the LG Style 3+ Android phone, running android 7.0 (app needs 5.1 or later), still won't connect to the server, yet it downloads all other apps and data just fine.  Guess I'm going to purchase a new Android and see what happens :/

Does anyone know if the Beta app/Android devices need a particular Reservation &/or Port Forwarding port opened?

Dave
#10
The Rosie / Re: Beta 24.05.21.00 Available...
Last post by boB - July 19, 2024, 09:19:24 PM

Did you turn off any units (HB) that you were not updating to reduce canbus traffic ?

I'm guessing you did but...