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RegisteredUser 03-25-2018 12:50 PM

Balmar MC-614 H...questions
 
I need to input a custom charge program.
Instructions say to use a password to unlock it.
OK....

What password and where to get it?

I've not found anything in my instructions or on Balmar's site. Maybe I missed it...

colemj 03-25-2018 04:23 PM

Re: Balmar MC-614 H...questions
 
It's not a password protect - the instructions are just poorly written. And out-right wrong in places.

It is just a mode that must be intentionally entered by doing some vulcan death grip stuff with the magnet stick. Follow the instructions under "Advanced Programming".

Balmar programming sucks like no other example in any industry. I think they all learned to program in 4th grade on Commodore PET's - blindfolded and hopped up on pixie sticks - and never advanced an iota from there.

No kidding - I bought two MC-614's at the same time from the same place, and they came with manuals that gave completely different instructions and information in several sections. I called Balmar and read back to them the conflicting information - thinking that they could tell me which manual to believe - and I was told they were both wrong!

Unbelievable, yet we all still buy the crap.

Mark

RegisteredUser 03-25-2018 05:02 PM

Re: Balmar MC-614 H...questions
 
Thanks.
I can get to the 'Pro' and 'A5' prompts OK.

The stated need for a password stumped me.

I planned to use their preset LFP program as a guide and just take it down a notch or so...less aggressive.
If you can offer advice on that, I'd appreciate it.

Initial thoughts on the 'belt manager' is to set at 60%(changeable if needed)....the batts take it fast...engine is only 24hp (M30) single V-belt.
It is a 100amp alt.
400w solar is main supply.

SanderO 03-25-2018 05:48 PM

Re: Balmar MC-614 H...questions
 
I found the programming a mystery as well.

Maine Sail 03-26-2018 10:20 AM

Re: Balmar MC-614 H...questions
 
I am currently working on an article on just this topic.. This video link I just sent you may help but it is not the final video just a video between myself and Balmar at this point.

RegisteredUser 03-26-2018 01:26 PM

Re: Balmar MC-614 H...questions
 
Thanks, MS.
That's helpful.

Manufacturers should have step-by-step videos for DIY customers.

Stu Jackson 04-01-2018 11:29 PM

Re: Balmar MC-614 H...questions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RegisteredUser (Post 2051437354)
Thanks, MS.
That's helpful.

Manufacturers should have step-by-step videos for DIY customers.

Manufacturers should have CORRECT WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS for DIY customers, too.


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