Posted on 23/09/2016
Just keeping and eye on the solar shed from work. #EPEver #EPSolar https://t.co/PqXvcI3cCX
Hi Adam, I have checked out many of your Youtube videos with interest. I have the same charge controller as you and am keen to monitor it remotely by using an Arduino or ESP8266 to connect via the RJ45 connection. Have you had any luck connecting an Arduino to communicate with the controller?
I have seen there is an arduino library (https://github.com/xxv/tracer) out there for the older version of the remote controller, the MT-5 (older EPSolar controllers). That uses TTL-232…I believe the newer one uses RS-485. Would appreciate any insight you have…
By the way, are you currently monitoring using a PC connected via the RJ45, as in this picture on this post?
I haven’t got very far with the monitoring from an arduino idea. There are a number of people using Raspberry Pis and I hope to have a play with this myself before long. I don’t use my home made monitoring cable very often (although it works perfectly if your PC is close to your controller) but I now use the EPEver Wifi adapter which I’ve also done a couple of videos on. This means my PC can be anywhere at home and connect (actually I monitor it away from home too).
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