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  1. Send me the Growatt protocol and I'll add it for you ;). I might also need a machine to test with, but if you or any other member can help with that, we can gooi mielies! I know that the Growatts are not the same (any more) as the axperts. They used to use Voltronics-based boards but have recently started building their own hardware with their own protocol, hence the need for the protocol document and a sample inverter...
  2. Hi Cozy. I apologize if you didn't get the service you needed and will take up the issue with my support personnel. Do you recall who you spoke to? I specifically recall myself having a couple of long discussions with you where no bad attitude was expressed or implied. The only thing we still can't help you with is the programming of your inverters, as we simply can't be held liable if something goes wrong and you turn around saying "they did it". Please don't use a public forum such as this any further.
  3. Hi Tony, BAD IDEA!! I have done this in my lab, and it did not work out well. The interesting part is that both batteries have the same bulk and float voltages, so just connecting them is not an issue, but the moment one start to draw power from them, the power curves are different, and the one battery ends up charging the other one, because the BMS's are not connected and because the cells give power at different rates, so this causes drift between them, and by the second or third cycle the difference becomes apparent and if you measure it, one battery will always drain quicker t
  4. Hi Cozy, Can you contact me personally so I can see if I can find anything wrong please? My details are on our website (https://centurionsolar.co.za/contact/) I just need the name of your Pi so I can log in and check it out. There are a few background processes running to help monitor your system. Firstly, the comms between the inverter and your Pi is monitored, as is the comms between the pylontechs and the Pi. Should any of those fail, a timeout process will kick in and if none respond within about 7 minutes, the pi will reboot itself in an attempt to re-establish comms. Dur
  5. Hi Guys, This is what the dashboards look like when you purchase your Pi from Centurion Solar. Firstly, there is the Gauges dashboard, which looks just like the normal Dashboard2 interface: Axpert System: https://centurionsolar.co.za/emoncms8/dashboard/view&id=102 Grid Tied System: https://centurionsolar.co.za/emoncms/dashboard/view?id=1029 Then we have the Easy Dashboard, which is also available for the Grid Tied systems, but is more aimed at the Axperts and is meant for those that just want a quick glance without going into too much detail. This is t
  6. Hi Sammy, if you like you can always put me in touch with the people that bring in Shoto batteries so that I can arrange for a demo unit, and I simply add it for you?
  7. Lol, If you purchase a Pi with a cable, the cable works out around R500 odd. It's only when purchased alone that it's so expensive...
  8. https://centurionsolar.co.za/shop/pylontech-cable/ I have one in stock, and can ship worldwide
  9. HI Oros, The Narada cable we make will give you the ability to see the batteries true SOC, voltage, cycles, amps in and out, SOH, etc. The issue is that Narada changed their protocol a number of times in the last few months and now most cables don't work any more as the software needs to be rewritten for that to work properly again. Having said that, with the whole corona thing going on, importing raw materials to make the cables is also a bit of a mission, but keep tabs on us at [email protected], and I will let you know the moment we have in stock again. We don't sell those c
  10. Hi @MrB, would you mind getting in touch with me on [email protected] so that I can see if I can help you troubleshoot the issue? Most of the time it's something like a USB port on the inverter not resetting, or something to the likes of that, but we'd be glad to assist as soon as we can chat to each other Kind Regards
  11. HI Cozy, This will happen when your voltages and battery type is not properly configured. Feel free to order a Pi to monitor your system here: https://centurionsolar.co.za/shop/icc-onlypi-v2-kit/ From here you can then set all the correct values for it to stay in the proper mode, etc. We will help you with this as well ;). Kind Regards Johan
  12. Lol you are yes, although longer cables take a bit longer to make as I have to manually order the lenghts and make it for you, max 2m (otherwise it starts losing comms). Pop me a mail to [email protected] we can wakka wakka from there Have a good one, chat shortly!
  13. HI @0 |>\/\/3|<|<3Я, there are few alternatives yes, some free, but they lack things like historic information (making sure your system works over time), pylontech integration, and a host of other things, and albeit a bit of a biased view, I personally think that the extra stuff added makes it worth the money in my mind ;).
  14. Indeed it will yes, the only requirement really is that the US3000 be the master battery, other than that the protocol is virtually unaware of the battery it's talking to, as the internal comms on the different batteries will know when to switch of which one but keep the rest of the stack going, so it's all good from that perspective too
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