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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from Sc00bs in software for sunsynk + pylontech combo   
    You can check Github, there are a couple of webscrapers available for Solarman
    https://github.com/tonsnoei/SolarmanWifiApi
    https://github.com/XtheOne/Inverter-Data-Logger
     
     
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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from Sc00bs in software for sunsynk + pylontech combo   
    Web interface sorted.  I can now remotely alter my inverter settings.
    Next I want to integrate the settings into my automation flows.  This would essentially allow me to run two seperate sets of settings, Loadshedding vs No loadshedding.  The load shedding settings can be triggered by a webhook and will ensure that the battery charging is prioritized when loadshedding is active.

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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from Alex Feldmann in software for sunsynk + pylontech combo   
    Web interface sorted.  I can now remotely alter my inverter settings.
    Next I want to integrate the settings into my automation flows.  This would essentially allow me to run two seperate sets of settings, Loadshedding vs No loadshedding.  The load shedding settings can be triggered by a webhook and will ensure that the battery charging is prioritized when loadshedding is active.

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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from GMeiburg in software for sunsynk + pylontech combo   
    Busy with development of a wireless configuration programme.  GUI for the first page is laid out (will fix the spacing once done).  Now to start with the programming.
     

     
     
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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from Bobster in New Installation - 5.5Kw Sunsynk; 16x345kw JA solar panels and 2xBSLB 5.1Kw   
    In order to minimize your draw from the grid I would suggest the following setting:
    05:00 - 20%
    09:00 - 45%
    13:00 - 60%
    17:00 - 70%
    Based on your current settings, your system will not draw any "shortfall" power from the batteries between 05:00 and 13:00
     
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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from coachpotato in Solar. Holy Smokes!   
    My suggestion would be to rather save the little extra and go for the 8kw unit.  This provides you with more flexibility on both the load and PV side for future.
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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from Energy-Jason in Solar. Holy Smokes!   
    My suggestion would be to rather save the little extra and go for the 8kw unit.  This provides you with more flexibility on both the load and PV side for future.
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    Bloubul7 reacted to Gerrie in Earth Leakage trip when inverter bypass to grid   
    This is quite a common problem. There is a transient current when switching occur that can causes the earth leakage to trip. Normally changing to a better quality earth leakage it will solve the problem, I had a similar problem when switching back to grid my Onesto Earth leakage sometimes tripped I then changed to ABB and problem disappeared.
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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from Energy-Jason in Noob question: 1 room, 1 light, 2 entrances   
    Get a Sonoff T3 switch with RF.  At the second entrance you can then mount a Sonoff RF remote on the wall.

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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from Vassen in Noob question: 1 room, 1 light, 2 entrances   
    Get a Sonoff T3 switch with RF.  At the second entrance you can then mount a Sonoff RF remote on the wall.

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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from gbyleveldt in Noob question: 1 room, 1 light, 2 entrances   
    Get a Sonoff T3 switch with RF.  At the second entrance you can then mount a Sonoff RF remote on the wall.

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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from Chris Louw in Noob question: 1 room, 1 light, 2 entrances   
    Get a Sonoff T3 switch with RF.  At the second entrance you can then mount a Sonoff RF remote on the wall.

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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from Richard Mackay in Battery %   
    Hence why I questioned your wiring suggestion
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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from Power Me in OpenHAB   
    It all depends on what you want to achieve. 
    Light switches - No need to flash with Tasmota.  Can integrate directly with HA.  For those places where you can't get a neutral to light switch you can have a look at the Eachen switches as well, they use the same Ewelink platform Normal On/ Off control of devices - No need to flash. Integrates directly with HA Complicated load control - For example controlling Geysers.  Suggest to flash with Tasmota. The advantage of the Tasmota is the ability to set up "Rules" on the device itself which are stored in the ROM.  This provides additional backup should your HA fail for some odd reason or the unit looses it's WiFi connection.  For example, I have the following rules running on the TH16's controlling my geysers
    Switch off when the temperature exceeds 65C.  Home assistant is set up to heat the Geysers to 60C, if HA fails to switch off the unit at 60 then I know the unit will switch off itself at 65 Keep the unit switched off when the temperature drops below 5C.  This is just incase the unit looses connection to the temperature sensor Switch off when the MQTT connection to HA fails.  This prevents the Geyser from heating if the Wifi connection drops or my HA fails. Some examples of items which I have currently automated/ controlling through HA
    27 light switches.  Majority of them runs on Sonoff switches, the down stairs switches runs on Eachen as it is a hassle to get a neutral through the concrete slab. 2x Geysers.  Using Sonoff TH16 with DS18B20 temperature sensors, tasmota firmware and 40a relays 1x Pool Pump. Using Sonoff TH16.  Automated to run only when excess Solar generation is available. 1x Fountain pump.  Using Sonoff Basic, automated to run on a timer SunSynk Inverter.  Inverter values are communicated to HA via MQTT Wifi Mesh System.  Asus based Wifi Mesh, provides notifications when certain devices join/ drop off the network. 2x Home Theatre receivers.  The one receiver is automated to automatically turn on the projector, turn off the downlights and turn on the LED light strips when switched on.  Reverse when the receiver is turned off  1x Aircon.  Using Sensibo as gateway. Automated to operated at different modes based on the target temperature.  Will only turn on based on room temperature, time schedule and if we are at home Robotic Vacuum Cleaner.  Garden Sprinkler System.  Integrated with my Bhyve system.  Watering schedules based on weather forecast. Garage Doors. Using Sonoff SV flashed with Tasmota.  Can check if the doors are open or closed.  Can also open/ close via the app All of the above are nicely integrated with the mobile App.  I'm not using the HA cloud service, using port forwarding with integrated firewall in my router setup.
    Some other nice features which you can build into the automations:
    Limit/ reduce loads based on Load shedding status Check who is at home (based on wifi connections) Shopping List.  Useful to add notes of items to buy, I'm thinking of mounting an old tablet in the kitchen to easily add items as the need arise.
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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from Deon in ZA in software for sunsynk + pylontech combo   
    Web interface sorted.  I can now remotely alter my inverter settings.
    Next I want to integrate the settings into my automation flows.  This would essentially allow me to run two seperate sets of settings, Loadshedding vs No loadshedding.  The load shedding settings can be triggered by a webhook and will ensure that the battery charging is prioritized when loadshedding is active.

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    Bloubul7 reacted to Reinhard in Axpert MKSii problem - output power "weak"   
    It was the problem. I'm not at home. I explained to my wife how to change the setting and now everything works 100%.
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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from Durran in OpenHAB   
    It all depends on what you want to achieve. 
    Light switches - No need to flash with Tasmota.  Can integrate directly with HA.  For those places where you can't get a neutral to light switch you can have a look at the Eachen switches as well, they use the same Ewelink platform Normal On/ Off control of devices - No need to flash. Integrates directly with HA Complicated load control - For example controlling Geysers.  Suggest to flash with Tasmota. The advantage of the Tasmota is the ability to set up "Rules" on the device itself which are stored in the ROM.  This provides additional backup should your HA fail for some odd reason or the unit looses it's WiFi connection.  For example, I have the following rules running on the TH16's controlling my geysers
    Switch off when the temperature exceeds 65C.  Home assistant is set up to heat the Geysers to 60C, if HA fails to switch off the unit at 60 then I know the unit will switch off itself at 65 Keep the unit switched off when the temperature drops below 5C.  This is just incase the unit looses connection to the temperature sensor Switch off when the MQTT connection to HA fails.  This prevents the Geyser from heating if the Wifi connection drops or my HA fails. Some examples of items which I have currently automated/ controlling through HA
    27 light switches.  Majority of them runs on Sonoff switches, the down stairs switches runs on Eachen as it is a hassle to get a neutral through the concrete slab. 2x Geysers.  Using Sonoff TH16 with DS18B20 temperature sensors, tasmota firmware and 40a relays 1x Pool Pump. Using Sonoff TH16.  Automated to run only when excess Solar generation is available. 1x Fountain pump.  Using Sonoff Basic, automated to run on a timer SunSynk Inverter.  Inverter values are communicated to HA via MQTT Wifi Mesh System.  Asus based Wifi Mesh, provides notifications when certain devices join/ drop off the network. 2x Home Theatre receivers.  The one receiver is automated to automatically turn on the projector, turn off the downlights and turn on the LED light strips when switched on.  Reverse when the receiver is turned off  1x Aircon.  Using Sensibo as gateway. Automated to operated at different modes based on the target temperature.  Will only turn on based on room temperature, time schedule and if we are at home Robotic Vacuum Cleaner.  Garden Sprinkler System.  Integrated with my Bhyve system.  Watering schedules based on weather forecast. Garage Doors. Using Sonoff SV flashed with Tasmota.  Can check if the doors are open or closed.  Can also open/ close via the app All of the above are nicely integrated with the mobile App.  I'm not using the HA cloud service, using port forwarding with integrated firewall in my router setup.
    Some other nice features which you can build into the automations:
    Limit/ reduce loads based on Load shedding status Check who is at home (based on wifi connections) Shopping List.  Useful to add notes of items to buy, I'm thinking of mounting an old tablet in the kitchen to easily add items as the need arise.
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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from fredhen in OpenHAB   
    It all depends on what you want to achieve. 
    Light switches - No need to flash with Tasmota.  Can integrate directly with HA.  For those places where you can't get a neutral to light switch you can have a look at the Eachen switches as well, they use the same Ewelink platform Normal On/ Off control of devices - No need to flash. Integrates directly with HA Complicated load control - For example controlling Geysers.  Suggest to flash with Tasmota. The advantage of the Tasmota is the ability to set up "Rules" on the device itself which are stored in the ROM.  This provides additional backup should your HA fail for some odd reason or the unit looses it's WiFi connection.  For example, I have the following rules running on the TH16's controlling my geysers
    Switch off when the temperature exceeds 65C.  Home assistant is set up to heat the Geysers to 60C, if HA fails to switch off the unit at 60 then I know the unit will switch off itself at 65 Keep the unit switched off when the temperature drops below 5C.  This is just incase the unit looses connection to the temperature sensor Switch off when the MQTT connection to HA fails.  This prevents the Geyser from heating if the Wifi connection drops or my HA fails. Some examples of items which I have currently automated/ controlling through HA
    27 light switches.  Majority of them runs on Sonoff switches, the down stairs switches runs on Eachen as it is a hassle to get a neutral through the concrete slab. 2x Geysers.  Using Sonoff TH16 with DS18B20 temperature sensors, tasmota firmware and 40a relays 1x Pool Pump. Using Sonoff TH16.  Automated to run only when excess Solar generation is available. 1x Fountain pump.  Using Sonoff Basic, automated to run on a timer SunSynk Inverter.  Inverter values are communicated to HA via MQTT Wifi Mesh System.  Asus based Wifi Mesh, provides notifications when certain devices join/ drop off the network. 2x Home Theatre receivers.  The one receiver is automated to automatically turn on the projector, turn off the downlights and turn on the LED light strips when switched on.  Reverse when the receiver is turned off  1x Aircon.  Using Sensibo as gateway. Automated to operated at different modes based on the target temperature.  Will only turn on based on room temperature, time schedule and if we are at home Robotic Vacuum Cleaner.  Garden Sprinkler System.  Integrated with my Bhyve system.  Watering schedules based on weather forecast. Garage Doors. Using Sonoff SV flashed with Tasmota.  Can check if the doors are open or closed.  Can also open/ close via the app All of the above are nicely integrated with the mobile App.  I'm not using the HA cloud service, using port forwarding with integrated firewall in my router setup.
    Some other nice features which you can build into the automations:
    Limit/ reduce loads based on Load shedding status Check who is at home (based on wifi connections) Shopping List.  Useful to add notes of items to buy, I'm thinking of mounting an old tablet in the kitchen to easily add items as the need arise.
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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from Coulomb in Mr B Basel   
    Based on the criptic description I'm assuming that it is the Mecer 1200VA 720W inverters as they normally have a switch at the back to select either 10a or 20a charging.
    This would depent on the battery specification and cable sizing.  Please advise which battery you are using and what cable size.  I would however suggest to stick with the 10a charging if the inverter is purely used as load shedding backup.
     
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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from YellowTapemeasure in Sunsynk 8kw new installation   
    Well done on a very neat system.
    I must agree these Sunsynk units are awesome.  I recently upgraded from an Axpert King to a Sunsynk 8.8kw unit. On the Axpert the best efficiency I could get from the panels were 70% however with the Sunsynk my average efficiency has increased to 89% of the rated power.  This is a massive increase and well worth the paying extra for the inverter
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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from profa in 1620w worth of panels producing a maximum of 1000w.   
    No, 6mm GP cable is rated at 45A for 220V.  Delivery 45A at 24V is a whole different ball game
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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from YellowTapemeasure in 1620w worth of panels producing a maximum of 1000w.   
    1. Correct
    2. Correct
    Additional items, check to ensure that you have an inline fuses close to panels as well
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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from Achmat in software for sunsynk + pylontech combo   
    So a minor update on the progress.  The initial prototype was done using a Pi Zero to see if it would be feasible (lowest cost option).  After running it for a week I have noticed that it has slowed down drastically and would not be feasible.  Ordered a couple of Raspberry Pi 4s and will migrate the setup once they have arrived.  Will run the system for another week on the Pi4 and if all goes well then I package a unit for beta testing .
    If there is anyone around the Centurion area with a SunSynk inverter that would be willing to run a test once the system is ready, please drop me a PM
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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from Halcyon in software for sunsynk + pylontech combo   
    Web interface sorted.  I can now remotely alter my inverter settings.
    Next I want to integrate the settings into my automation flows.  This would essentially allow me to run two seperate sets of settings, Loadshedding vs No loadshedding.  The load shedding settings can be triggered by a webhook and will ensure that the battery charging is prioritized when loadshedding is active.

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    Bloubul7 got a reaction from TheoG in Clean Slate - Now what???   
    It is basically a Sonoff TH16 switch with a relay and a DS18B20 temperature sensor.  The Sonoff TH16 communicates to a Home Automation server, within the automation server one can set up rules and timers for when the relays are to be switched on.
     

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