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  1. watkykjy1

    erratic icc readings etc axpert5kv

    The 1.3.8 mate
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    erratic icc readings etc axpert5kv

    Hi Gabrioel, Thanks for the reply, that confirms the suspiscion that there was something else messing around in your system that caused your issues. On a personal note, this is why I prefer using the Raspberry pi version... no other software to add to the mix, it's a dedicated machine that's supposed to do only one thing and it only does that, and of course the stability of Linux together with the 1W of power use in idle mode makes it the perfect thing to use with a solar system. Anyway, please see if you can make a backup of your current ICC folder, then remove it completely (remember to make a backup of your ICC ID and registration key together with your respective API keys first), and then completely remove it and re-download from the website (see www.centurionsolar.co.za under the downloads section). Once extracted, try everything again and let me know your results... Thanks!
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    erratic icc readings etc axpert5kv

    HI Gabriel, From the pictures you sent, it looks like you are getting more than one command being sent/received from the inverter side. This is normally the case if you have watchpower or any other software running that talks to the inverter together with your ICC system, as both of them are constantly sending and receiving commands. In these cases, we have seen that the values being reported goes haywire. Can you possible confirm that you are not running anything else other than ICC on your system? Even if you are running watchpower connected to the second inverter or from another machine for instance, this could still be the cause of the issue, as the inverter is responding to both sets of commands and that messes things up. Thanks so much
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    ICC version 2.3.0 out now!

    Thanks Ghatikar, nice work troubleshooting it! It is very weird though, as there are literally hundreds of people out there using the BMV that don't have that issue. Maybe the version you run has a different firmware or something? I will see if we can jump onto your Pi quickly and have a look at it ;). Feedback to follow shortly! Regards
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    ICC version 2.3.0 out now!

    More Oom, 1. The software was developed for Pi 3B or better, so that is the recommended spec. 2. We always tell people to use the Pi as a dedicated monitoring device. Of course nothing prevents you from running Kodi or any other apps, but it's nice to have it separated. 3. If you go to your website (www.centurionsolar.co.za) and click on downloads you will see an entire Raspbian OS image already created with all the required apps, libraries, web server, etc already installed, so just download that and burn to an SD card and you are good to go. 4. We do not use the Bluetooth module for BMV communication, firstly because it's not coded and secondly because in testing we found that it's a little unstable if you have other devices in the house that can interfere, so we tend to just use the cable and not have to deal with any of that. Hope this helps, please shout if you have any further questions, or pop us a mail from our website, we'd be glad to help! Kind Reagrds
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    ICC version 2.3.0 out now!

    Hi Ghatikar, After looking at it on your pi, it seems like your local Apacche server has a corrupt database. I also saw that you are running quite an old version of Raspberry pi, so upgrading your entire pi to the latest image is recommended if you can do that? If you want, just go to www.centurionsolar.co.za and click on the Download link, and the ICC PI V2 link will get you started. Just remember to make a backup of your existing key before you burn the new image, as you will need that again once done. Please let us know if this solves your problem or if you have any further queries we can assist with. Kind Regards
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    ICC version 2.3.0 out now!

    Apology accepted ;).
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    ICC version 2.3.0 out now!

    Hi Ghatikar, 1. The in-app update is sufficient, unless you want a new image, but that's not required ;). 2. We only support the user turning off the inverters manually. All it means is that the app won't crash if you have 6 inverters specified, but you turn off 3 at night. It will simply carry on reading the 3 that's still on, and if you manually turn them on again tomorrow morning, then they will carry on working as 6 again. 3. Just restart your pi after registering on the site, so that your system can be identified fully and start posting. Please let me know if this solves it. 4. At this point we keep the data forever. As demand, data, etc grow, we will look at expanding it, so it should be safe to keep posting in the cloud. We already spoke about a third cloud posting option, but the pro's and con's regarding this still need some thought... Thanks so much for your feedback, please let us know if you came right. If not, either myself or Manie will try to jump on your Pi and have a look quickly..
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    ICC version 2.3.0 out now!

    Integrity is choosing your thoughts, words and actions based on values rather than personal gain.
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    ICC version 2.3.0 out now!

    Hi SolarNoob, This version took the better part of 2 months coding at an average of 19hours a day :). The Windows version will take some time from here, as our main efforts are focused around the Pi. Why not switch to the Raspberry version? It uses less power, runs more stable, has more features, doesn't have to share it's platform with 10 million other apps, is custom built both from a hardware and software perspective, and at this moment has way more features than the windows version. lol.. Have a good one!
  11. Hi Guys, After a very long journey and what seemed to be impossible initially, we are very proud to announce that ICC version 2.3.0 is finally out. Among others it includes support for both Blue Nova batteries as well as the Pylontech lithium range, iwhich means that anyone with those batteries don't need to resolve to the use of a BMV-702 any more, as those have their own built-in battery monitors, and they can now report their SOC, voltage, etc directly to ICC. This also makes switching between PV and grid A LOT more accurate and more importantly, the batteries don't get overcharged or over discharged, ensuring their maximum performance and life cycle. The new version also allows the user to get his system up and running in less than a minute, as we now provide a simple signup form which auto-creates the user's account in the cloud, including 3 beautiful and easy to understand dashboards. The new account is then also automatically configured on the user's Pi. All they have to do is select their inverter and they are done ;). IOS AND ANDROID APP SUPPORT!! Upon registering we send a link to every user for the relevant Android or IOS apps, so they can connect their system to their cellphones easily. We can also support all 9 Axpert inverters in parallel, as well as have the ability to continue monitoring should some of the inverters be turned off at night (some people do that to conserve night time energy and turn them back on the next morning for maximum PV generation). We also re-wrote portions of emoncms with custom widgets to make the cloud-based dashboards more beautiful and intuitive. Support for the Infinisolar E 5.5kw has also been added, as well as the load switching ability for the Infinisolar V series (PV/Grid/Batteries or PV/Batteries/Grid) Grab this new image at www.centurionsolar.co.za right away! We even offer free trial keys for those that have an inverter and just want to check it out as well, so what are you waiting for?! Here are some screenshots of the new cloud dashboards:
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    VE direct usb 2 PI 4 ICC

    Lol, you probably won't remember, but we've been gooi-ing since '98 on irc and bulletin boards, when potch was stil giving it out freely in their bib. We've both used the same nicknames since then... Kap hom flou pappa!
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    VE direct usb 2 PI 4 ICC

    Hi Julle, Both Manie and myself connected to @flamegrilled's pi to check it out, and we saw that in fact he wasn't running a model 2 Pi, but in fact it was a model 1Pi. For those in the know, you will know that there simply isn't enough processing power to run everything in ICC, do the calculations multiple times per second, do the graphics, the graphs, charts, dashboard, emoncms, database, minimums, maximums, cost recovery, gauges, mqtt, etc etc. We have tried running it on model 1 pi's before, and they end up plonking out completely ('scuse the pun plonkster ;)). What we did to try and help was to offer him a free license for when he upgraded to a Pi model 3b as we all use, which, as far as I understand happened yesterday, so we will hopefully be hearing some good news from him in the coming days. Kind Regards
  14. Hi Andries, Thanks for the feedback. Yes that would be on the Pi edition. Mos of the design efforts are currently focused on the Pi Version, as it uses less power, is more secure, has a more stable operating system, etc etc... Shot, have a lekker day! Regards
  15. Hi Guys, With the start of 2018, we thought it would be a good time to "re-invent" the wheel a little. Many of you use and love the "Dashboard2" on the ICC client, but the current Emoncms Dashboard looks quite a bit different than that. It also doesn't scale very well, especially on a phone or tablet device. So, with that in mind, we set out to shape things up a bit, and after a long day coding and heavily modifying emoncms to do what we want it to, I am happy to report that we now have emoncms looking exactly like "Dashboard2" that runs on the ICC client, complete with gradient color-changing thresholds, new custom built dials, customized battery display, etc. So, without further a due, here is a sneak preview of the dashboard. Please let me know what you think of it, and if you would like to see this dashboard in the next image? Ps, excuse the small test data, it's a "barely-running-live" test system that we code against. Regards
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