Lux ac battery controller

Thought I'd start a new thread for the Lux battery controller as suggested on the battery storage thread.
To kick it off, I notice there is an entry on the web portal stats under "history data" for battery temperature (tBat°C) but mine just shows zeros.
There's also entries for max and min cell voltage but again, no figures showing on mine.
This information is available over the RS232 port on the Pylontechs so should be available to the Lux.
Is anyone else seeing anything under these headings and if so, what firmware is your Lux on ?


Scott in Fife, 2.9kwp pv SSW facing, 2.7kw Fronius inverter installed Jan 2012 - 14.3kwh Seplos Mason battery storage with Lux ac controller - Renault Zoe 40kwh, Corsa-e 50kwh, Zappi EV charger and Octopus Go
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  • mickyduck55
    mickyduck55 Posts: 655 Forumite
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    edited 12 March 2020 at 11:01AM
    Nothing on my AC coupled Inverter or my sons Hybrid so I'm guessing firmware is not the issue as we are on completely different products and firmware
    3.995kWP SSW facing. Commissioned 7 July 2011. 24 degree pitch (£3.36 /W).
    17 Yingli 235 panels
    Sunnyboy 4000TL inverter
    Sunny Webox
    Solar Immersion installed May 2013, after two Solar Immersion lasting just over the guarantee period replaced with Solic 200... no problems since.

    13 Feb 2020 LUX AC 3600 and 3 X Pylon Tech 3.5 kW batteries added...

    20 January 2024 Daikin ASHP installed
  • EVandPV
    EVandPV Posts: 2,106 Forumite
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    Nothing on my AC coupled Inverter or my sons Hybrid so I'm guessing firmware is not the issue as we are on completely different products and firmware
    Cheers Mick.
    Possibly something they haven't enabled in any firmware version yet, although I can't think why they wouldn't ??!!


    Scott in Fife, 2.9kwp pv SSW facing, 2.7kw Fronius inverter installed Jan 2012 - 14.3kwh Seplos Mason battery storage with Lux ac controller - Renault Zoe 40kwh, Corsa-e 50kwh, Zappi EV charger and Octopus Go
  • Solarchaser
    Solarchaser Posts: 1,663 Forumite
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    I confirm mine doesnt see it either, but its not a battery issue, as my sofar could see the temp when it was connected to the same batteries
    West central Scotland
    4kw sse since 2014 and 6.6kw wsw / ene split since 2019
    24kwh leaf, 75Kwh Tesla and Lux 3600 with 60Kwh storage
  • Zarch
    Zarch Posts: 393 Forumite
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    To add to comments earlier, i've been using these Octolux scripts for a few weeks and they are fab.

    https://github.com/celsworth/octolux

    You only need something as low spec as a Raspberry Pi..... even a Zero W would be enough.

    Amend the rules file to suit and it will charge using Agile (or Go) etc automatically for you at the right time.
    17 x 300W panels (5.1kW) on a 3.68kW SolarEdge system in Sunny Sheffield.
    12kW Pylontech battery storage system with Lux AC controller
    Creator of the Energy Stats UK website and @energystatsuk Twitter Feed
  • EVandPV
    EVandPV Posts: 2,106 Forumite
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    I confirm mine doesnt see it either, but its not a battery issue, as my sofar could see the temp when it was connected to the same batteries

    That leads me to believe even more that it's something lacking in the Lux firmware.

    I didn't have anything under "SOH" either until they updated my firmware.

    Scott in Fife, 2.9kwp pv SSW facing, 2.7kw Fronius inverter installed Jan 2012 - 14.3kwh Seplos Mason battery storage with Lux ac controller - Renault Zoe 40kwh, Corsa-e 50kwh, Zappi EV charger and Octopus Go
  • chamelion
    chamelion Posts: 473 Forumite
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    Ok, so theoretically i'm getting a 2xpylontech 2.4 + LUX head unit installed on Saturday for a ridiculously low price of 1800 - installed. 
    been assured i'll get an invoice, it's all brand new in box + original etc. They'll run me through the software once installed. 

    Can you guys provide any guidance in terms of what i should 'watch out for' - stuff that comes to mind would be version numbers, capacities, cycle counts of the batteries etc? Is there soome simple status page i can see everything and make sure i'm getting something authentic and new?

    Also - if i wanted to firmware upgrade, how would i go about this? presumably TR cannot support a unit they didn't provide?
    5.41 kWp System, E-W. Installed Nov 2017
    Lux + 3 x US2000B + 2 x US3000C battery storage. Installed Mar 2020.
  • Petriix
    Petriix Posts: 2,047 Forumite
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    chamelion said:
    Ok, so theoretically i'm getting a 2xpylontech 2.4 + LUX head unit installed on Saturday for a ridiculously low price of 1800 - installed. 
    been assured i'll get an invoice, it's all brand new in box + original etc. They'll run me through the software once installed. 

    Can you guys provide any guidance in terms of what i should 'watch out for' - stuff that comes to mind would be version numbers, capacities, cycle counts of the batteries etc? Is there soome simple status page i can see everything and make sure i'm getting something authentic and new?

    Also - if i wanted to firmware upgrade, how would i go about this? presumably TR cannot support a unit they didn't provide?
    I can't help with your questions, but that sounds like a good deal. Is that available for other people or a one off? 
  • mickyduck55
    mickyduck55 Posts: 655 Forumite
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    edited 13 March 2020 at 9:24AM
    chamelion said:
    Ok, so theoretically i'm getting a 2xpylontech 2.4 + LUX head unit installed on Saturday for a ridiculously low price of 1800 - installed. 
    been assured i'll get an invoice, it's all brand new in box + original etc. They'll run me through the software once installed. 

    Can you guys provide any guidance in terms of what i should 'watch out for' - stuff that comes to mind would be version numbers, capacities, cycle counts of the batteries etc? Is there soome simple status page i can see everything and make sure i'm getting something authentic and new?

    Also - if i wanted to firmware upgrade, how would i go about this? presumably TR cannot support a unit they didn't provide?

    I initially contacted "China" enquiring about a manual to explain the software configuration they sent the manual as a PDF and  gave me details of their UK office.

    I contacted "Infinity Innovations Ltd" and they updated my box so nothing to do with my installer.  Others have said use installer but I did not have any success with them.
    UK Exclusive Distributor:
    Infinity Innovations Ltd
    Unit 23 – 24, Denholme Business Centre, Halifax Road, Denholme Gate, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Postcode: BD13 4EN
    Phone: 0844 4930 099
    Email: sales@infinityinnovations.co.uk


    3.995kWP SSW facing. Commissioned 7 July 2011. 24 degree pitch (£3.36 /W).
    17 Yingli 235 panels
    Sunnyboy 4000TL inverter
    Sunny Webox
    Solar Immersion installed May 2013, after two Solar Immersion lasting just over the guarantee period replaced with Solic 200... no problems since.

    13 Feb 2020 LUX AC 3600 and 3 X Pylon Tech 3.5 kW batteries added...

    20 January 2024 Daikin ASHP installed
  • chamelion
    chamelion Posts: 473 Forumite
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    Petriix said:
    chamelion said:
    Ok, so theoretically i'm getting a 2xpylontech 2.4 + LUX head unit installed on Saturday for a ridiculously low price of 1800 - installed. 
    been assured i'll get an invoice, it's all brand new in box + original etc. They'll run me through the software once installed. 

    Can you guys provide any guidance in terms of what i should 'watch out for' - stuff that comes to mind would be version numbers, capacities, cycle counts of the batteries etc? Is there soome simple status page i can see everything and make sure i'm getting something authentic and new?

    Also - if i wanted to firmware upgrade, how would i go about this? presumably TR cannot support a unit they didn't provide?
    I can't help with your questions, but that sounds like a good deal. Is that available for other people or a one off? 
    Let me get it tomorrow and be the guinea pig! if all ok i'm happy to refer :)
    5.41 kWp System, E-W. Installed Nov 2017
    Lux + 3 x US2000B + 2 x US3000C battery storage. Installed Mar 2020.
  • EVandPV
    EVandPV Posts: 2,106 Forumite
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    Petriix said:
    chamelion said:
    Ok, so theoretically i'm getting a 2xpylontech 2.4 + LUX head unit installed on Saturday for a ridiculously low price of 1800 - installed. 
    been assured i'll get an invoice, it's all brand new in box + original etc. They'll run me through the software once installed. 

    Can you guys provide any guidance in terms of what i should 'watch out for' - stuff that comes to mind would be version numbers, capacities, cycle counts of the batteries etc? Is there soome simple status page i can see everything and make sure i'm getting something authentic and new?

    Also - if i wanted to firmware upgrade, how would i go about this? presumably TR cannot support a unit they didn't provide?
    I can't help with your questions, but that sounds like a good deal. Is that available for other people or a one off? 
    I would also be interested to hear how much you paid for the Pylons and where you sourced them as each of those would normally be around £800.
    Scott in Fife, 2.9kwp pv SSW facing, 2.7kw Fronius inverter installed Jan 2012 - 14.3kwh Seplos Mason battery storage with Lux ac controller - Renault Zoe 40kwh, Corsa-e 50kwh, Zappi EV charger and Octopus Go
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