Error code on Solar Regulator

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 15:08
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I have a Provista Voltech solar regulator and just recently of a night time instead of showing how many volts are in my battery the display is showing E5 which I presume is an error code.

I have done nothing to the system, have not added or removed any 12V items and the manual does not mention an E5 error.

Of a day the regulator behaves normally and I can go through the menu pages and see how many volts the panels are generating, what load I am using, how many amps they are generating etc etc, it just does this of a night time and I am stumped as to why.

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 15:29

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 15:29
Solar module reverse polarity warning OR could mean not enough sunlight to charge the battery.

Have a read of your user manual under "error messages"
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Follow Up By: Cruiser . - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 15:31

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 15:31
My manual only mentions E1 to 4
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Follow Up By: Cruiser . - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 16:47

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 16:47
Have been in touch with the distributor and it turns out the unit is faulty and will be reprogrammed free of charge.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 18:59

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 18:59
Puzzling reply OC

The solar panel won't change it's polarity when no connections have been altered and it work during the day.

Most times during the night there is no sun and so the normal way it works/indicates has altered and not caused by the lack of sun at night time.

If there is sun at night time , what a boon to solar panel users, whoopee.
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 11:57

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 11:57
hi ross
after many of us have read your thread reply we are all wondering which planet you are living on
(most times during the night there is no sun)????????????????????are you down the south pole ??????????????????????????
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Reply By: olcoolone - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 19:56

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2013 at 19:56
Check it out

http://etime.com.au/images/isc3022.pdf

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Reply By: Cruiser . - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 19:20

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 19:20
Reply from distributor

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The E5 error is due to detection of small current from solar input at night, this problem can be fixed with new software.

Please provide the model number of the regulator, your contact phone number & the town that you will be at in the next few days .

We can send the replacement unit to the nearest town`s post office & you can pick it up from there. We will include a return satchel for you to post back the old unit together with the photo copy of your receipt of the installation & it will be covered under the warranty.

Kind regards
Jeffrey

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Cant get better than that
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 19:38

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 19:38
Thanks for the reply.... so many ask questions and can't be bothered posting an outcome.
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