If the install has an AC bypass, he should use this to troubleshoot. Ac
bypass takes the inverter/charger out of the loop. --Dave

> Have a client where I recently installed an Outback VFX3524 inverter in
> June. He’s using a Honda generator and has recently started having
> issues. He has been complaining that the inverter seems to be running hot
> but I believe this is because he doesn’t have good ventilation around
> it. He is probably also running high on the loads. He doesn’t have a
> Mate so can’t identify the error. He is in a remote location and I am
> currently unable to travel due to fire restrictions in my area (major BC
> wildfires).
>
> Here is his recent email:
> -Seems the inverter is recognizing the power in as an issue, and throwing
> an error.
> -My existing 5000 Honda generator has been online with the unit since you
> installed it.
> -The last few days, when there is very little load, or the unit goes to
> float, the generator goes into a high rpm.
> -My existing 5000 Honda crapped out on me this morning, and holds a low
> rpm, not putting out much power.  Will run a tool, but still won’t hold
> a higher rpm.
> -I borrowed an identical 5000 Honda generator, and it seemed to be doing
> fine for about 1.5 hours.
> -Now it’s doing the same thing as the other generator.  The inverter
> system throws an error, the generator is taken offline, and the generator
> rpm go up.
> -If I manually manipulate the throttle not he generator lower, then the
> inverter re-engages.
>
> What the heck could this be?  I don’t want to fry the borrowed
> generator, but we can’t systematically bypass the inverter, and the
> house requires the power.
>
> Ron Young
> earthRight - Solareagle
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