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51 minutes ago, The Blind Wolf said:

Also, do these GS come with different cpu speed or something?  I noticed my slave comes right on when I hit the power button, the master seems to take one extra secord or two before the fans start up.

Nope, they're all the same.  The startup delay on the fans is literally the fans--while I haven't pinned down why, PWM fans sometimes respond instantly...and other times the exact same fan will ignore a PWM signal for several seconds.

 

5 minutes ago, The Blind Wolf said:

Nope, as soon as the printer kicked on for a print the slave wifi just drop.  with no load it was fine, with load it drops it.

Weird.  My inverter's been running ~800W all day, WiFi is working fine.  Not sure what's going on.

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the wifi board dosn't have anything to do with the N line by chance would it?  The Reason I ask, is the both inverters are hooked up to the breaker with the breakers off, but the N line is still going to the breaker reguardless if the breaker is on or off.

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49 minutes ago, The Blind Wolf said:

the wifi board dosn't have anything to do with the N line by chance would it?  The Reason I ask, is the both inverters are hooked up to the breaker with the breakers off, but the N line is still going to the breaker reguardless if the breaker is on or off.

WiFi board has battery power and a comm cable to the control board.  There are also optically and magnetically isolated voltage and amperage (respectively) feedback lines going to it.  The actual AC power is completely electrically isolated from all processors, etc.

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Well, something is going on, either its cause I'm running two gs and a conflict is going on.  other then that I do n't know.  everything is the same other then the master has no load on it right now, b ut the slave does, maybe one of the inverters need a channel change?

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This almost sounds like a network issue.  Since I don't know how The Blind Wolf has his network setup, maybe each WIFI board is trying to get the same IP or they somehow have the same mac address which should be near impossible.  Could even be an IPv6 issue if any of that is somehow messed up since many home routers still don't handle IPv6 well.  Could even be an IP conflict with another device on the network if the router doesn't have enough IP addresses available to hand out.  I know Apple devices, especially iPhones are notorious for requesting new IPs before the default IP renew time on most consumer routers has been reached thus they can chew up all the IPs before the router releases them when they bounce back and forth between access points.

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7 minutes ago, kuhrd said:

This almost sounds like a network issue.  Since I don't know how The Blind Wolf has his network setup, maybe each WIFI board is trying to get the same IP or they somehow have the same mac address which should be near impossible.  Could even be an IPv6 issue if any of that is somehow messed up since many home routers still don't handle IPv6 well.  Could even be an IP conflict with another device on the network if the router doesn't have enough IP addresses available to hand out.  I know Apple devices, especially iPhones are notorious for requesting new IPs before the default IP renew time on most consumer routers has been reached thus they can chew up all the IPs before the router releases them when they bounce back and forth between access points.

Highly doubt that, I got a night halk AX 6.  and its less then 4 feet from where those inverters are at..  I know some routers limit how many devices you can have on the wifi, thanks to google mesh hub crap it only allows 36 devies before it drops them.  I could bring up another wifi router if need be and have them connect directly to it only and see if that helps.  I would just need to be able to reset the current wifi on them.  I'll do that , I still got those google mesh things I can take one and hook it up to my 24 porth switch hub and set it up to be just for those inverters.

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9 minutes ago, kuhrd said:

This almost sounds like a network issue.  Since I don't know how The Blind Wolf has his network setup, maybe each WIFI board is trying to get the same IP or they somehow have the same mac address which should be near impossible.

Well, that's a bit of a clue.  I am aware that due to a dumb mistake in the firmware, the DHCP device names will not be unique.  Not sure if that's what's amiss or not...but I DO know that my personal house inverter went offline after 6 days, and crashed when I tried to cycle the WiFi settings.  That in itself is a pretty big clue, but it could well be tied up with a DHCP failure due to a conflicting device name??  I didn't write the code, I dunno!

9 minutes ago, kuhrd said:

Could even be an IPv6 issue if any of that is somehow messed up since many home routers still don't handle IPv6 well.

Not using IPv6 to my knowledge anyway.

 

I'm aware that @The Blind Wolf has pretty much all of the "home assistant" devices in his house, there might be a clue there.

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Nope its not my router, I just went into my router settings which I've not done in over two years and make sure the firmware was update which it was, enable AX opa mode, only got the 2.4ghz band go ing the 5ghz is not enabled, only have 24 devices connected to it.  rebooted and still same results the slave is only connection the master is not, so its on the GS side.

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19 minutes ago, Sid Genetry Solar said:

Well, that's a bit of a clue.  I am aware that due to a dumb mistake in the firmware, the DHCP device names will not be unique.  Not sure if that's what's amiss or not...but I DO know that my personal house inverter went offline after 6 days, and crashed when I tried to cycle the WiFi settings.  That in itself is a pretty big clue, but it could well be tied up with a DHCP failure due to a conflicting device name??  I didn't write the code, I dunno!

Not using IPv6 to my knowledge anyway.

 

I'm aware that @The Blind Wolf has pretty much all of the "home assistant" devices in his house, there might be a clue there.

Not everything else is connecting fine.  But if your having a dhcp crash going on, then that is probley going to be a issue. having two GS on the sam dhcp is more likely going to crash.  IP6 is highly unlikly to be a issue because you could give every grain of sand on a beach a IP6 and it will never be the same. so no on that one ip4 yes.

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Maybe have it reboot the wifi if it detects a crash?  Not sure if you can program that or not, but, I really would like to see my inverter.  matter of fact, since the master is not ocnnected it makes the page you made for me go nuts and I can't read much cause it refreashing like crazy to get info and jumps all over the place. then just now it showed it was disconnected until I refreashed it.

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7 minutes ago, The Blind Wolf said:

Nope its not my router, I just went into my router settings which I've not done in over two years and make sure the firmware was update which it was, enable AX opa mode, only got the 2.4ghz band going the 5ghz is not enabled, only have 24 devices connected to it.  rebooted and still same results the slave is only connection the master is not, so its on the GS side.

24 devices is a lot for a home router but that is likely not the issue unless their are not enough IPs available in the DHCP pool (default for many home routers is 50 or 100)  Is you router set to have at least 100 IPs available for DHCP?  Do you have any DHCP reservations setup in the router?  Maybe setting up a DHCP static reservation in the router by powering on each GS inverter would do the trick.
If the GS inverters are using the same name the router may not be looking at the different MAC addresses even though it should be so since the slave inverter is booting before the master it is getting the IP first.

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12 minutes ago, The Blind Wolf said:

Maybe have it reboot the wifi if it detects a crash?

A crash is the same as a restart.  If the WiFi board crashes, it is evidenced by a restart (which will briefly ramp the fans to full throttle, though it won't cause the inverter to shut down).

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13 minutes ago, The Blind Wolf said:

I can't read much cause it refreashing like crazy to get info and jumps all over the place. then just now it showed it was disconnected until I refreashed it.

That's a considerably different story, that doesn't sound like inverter faults to me.

However, I do confirm that your master inverter seems to be offline.  Guess I'll need to look over the code again (try to make sure there aren't shared memory leaks...all the fun stuff I have to keep in mind when programming a processor that is both multicore and multithreading).  Might need to make a 1.1r4 with some test patches to see if that helps.

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3 hours ago, Sid Genetry Solar said:

That's a considerably different story, that doesn't sound like inverter faults to me.

However, I do confirm that your master inverter seems to be offline.  Guess I'll need to look over the code again (try to make sure there aren't shared memory leaks...all the fun stuff I have to keep in mind when programming a processor that is both multicore and multithreading).  Might need to make a 1.1r4 with some test patches to see if that helps.

Beats me, let me know when we need to update, I got a print going again, though should be done maybe tomorrow afternoon.  after its done, I'll switch the printers back to the grid side of things so that leave the inverters open to updateing and tinkering.

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FWIW I realize that I used the wrong terminology...it's not DHCP name (don't think there's such a thing), but rather something like the DNS hostname.  I'm aware on 1.1r3 that they likely will be identical between the 2 inverters due to a stupid bug on my end.  But we'll have to see.

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37 minutes ago, Sid Genetry Solar said:

FWIW I realize that I used the wrong terminology...it's not DHCP name (don't think there's such a thing), but rather something like the DNS hostname.  I'm aware on 1.1r3 that they likely will be identical between the 2 inverters due to a stupid bug on my end.  But we'll have to see.

Well, my printer is done I reset the inveters, they showed up for about two mins then guess what now both are not showing online. so must be that bug, cause it didn't do that on 1.1r2.

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4 hours ago, The Blind Wolf said:

Well, my printer is done I reset the inveters, they showed up for about two mins then guess what now both are not showing online. so must be that bug, cause it didn't do that on 1.1r2.

Good clue, if it's happening in a few minutes, it might well be a DNS naming issue that your router is choking on.  Should be easy to fix.

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27 minutes ago, The Blind Wolf said:

Doing small prints while waiting for your way to resolved it.  is it a firmware update that going to need to be done or we got to change something on the gs menu?

Will just be an update.  Sorta tweaking it for a fix right now...

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2 hours ago, Sid Genetry Solar said:

Will just be an update.  Sorta tweaking it for a fix right now...

Well, i moved my printers to run on the master, so I can update the slave that way we can have a test of sorts to make sure there isn't a conflic between the two version being together. never know, want to make sure everything out in the field works in all the wrong ways 😛

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Well got my internet modem upgraded today, alos got 370A 11kw of battery online. resolveing the big battery still no go on it, though I just split my presmatic cell to 12v so I can run my other 200ah battery while I figure out what is going on with that one battery, might end up just stripping it and rebuilding it into two smaller 108ah batteries to save on the head ache of such abig darn battery, that ting is so big you could use the top to play card games on it.

 

Once the update for the GS is ready then I'm going to switch it back to the breaker box, but, not until I can watch what is going on.  I would like to be able to watch it on my phone while in the room. instead of running back and forth to my office.

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On 6/12/2021 at 3:55 PM, Sid Genetry Solar said:

NOTE: This is a relatively new technology, and may not work on all devices.  My (Ubuntu 18.04) laptop running Firefox 88 (or Chromium 90) handles mDNS perfectly, but my Samsung S7 phone with Chrome 91 does not.

MDNS resolution on desktop Linux takes place at NSS (Name Switch Service), and is configurable. Browser really shouldn't matter. IIRC ".local" is just a Linux desktop convention, which hints "please attempt to resolve this hostname via mdns", Android doesn't seem to share this convention.

The inverter should still be accessible using MDNS on Android by omitting .local at the end of the address... I've also seen .lan among other things.

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