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Axpert (Mecer) 3Kva Software and USB


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I would like to get some input from the Guru's again.

I have an Axpert (Mecer) version of the 3Kva unit.

It features only USB, and no com port like the bigger units.

When connected there are no Comm/USB ports assigned on the monitor PC, only addition is under Human Interface Devices:

One additional USB Input Device and one HID Compliant device.

Somehow MPPTTracker/ViewPower/Solarmon connects to the inverter and are all "clones" of one another.

AICC from jdp here and Kleva does however not recognize the system.

Anybody here have more experience on this?

Still looking for some good software, and from the readings on the forum, seems the latter two that I cannot get to work might work best.

Thanks in advance

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I would like to get some input from the Guru's again.

I have an Axpert (Mecer) version of the 3Kva unit.

It features only USB, and no com port like the bigger units.

When connected there are no Comm/USB ports assigned on the monitor PC, only addition is under Human Interface Devices:

One additional USB Input Device and one HID Compliant device.

Somehow MPPTTracker/ViewPower/Solarmon connects to the inverter and are all "clones" of one another.

AICC from jdp here and Kleva does however not recognize the system.

Anybody here have more experience on this?

Still looking for some good software, and from the readings on the forum, seems the latter two that I cannot get to work might work best.

Thanks in advance

Mine also have usb only. Develop one myself. It all depends what you want to do. A reader ? Or all in one that use db and post to cloud. On what system would you like to run it. Windows or Raspery pi. Do you have a BMV ?

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On 2016/06/10 at 9:55 PM, Manie said:

Mine also have usb only. Develop one myself. It all depends what you want to do. A reader ? Or all in one that use db and post to cloud. On what system would you like to run it. Windows or Raspery pi. Do you have a BMV ?

Hi Manie

Thanks for the response.

Basically looking at live data, but also logging is a great tool as most of us still need to work to support this habit.

Currently running connected to a Windows environment, and someday would look into PI. Currently monitoring and logging the bulk externally via Arduino.

Yet with the Arduino not connecting to the Axpert, the change in PC Current via the mppt, results in incorrect WH reported in stats.

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9 hours ago, jdp said:

Manie and I are working on a new project. It works on the Raspberry Pi, Linux and Windows.

There is an old joke on the internet about "how many FreeBSD hackers does it take to change a light bulb", to which the answer is 1172. It's extremely entertaining, especially if you know the mailing list names and what "make buildworld" does... but the reason I'm thinking about this now is that somewhere in the middle of that list, ONE developer quietly commits a fix for the broken lightbulb and nobody notices. It seems you guys are in the process of doing exactly that.

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I am very impressed with the pi. Cpu load at 1% running the inverter and the bmv with a lot to calculate and do. Thanks to JDP sorting out a small bug. Everything running now like a dream. Must say with C++ things go must faster in developing the app

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Hi @jdp, @Manie; Is there any chance of getting beta access to your new app?? I'm quite interesting in generating some MIS like reports for my setup, so I have a history as I move from a singe mks 5kva (for loading shedding) to 2 or 3 unit + panels... (hybrid setup). But I'd prefer using one of the 3 spare RPi v1B I have, rather than a Aniol miniPC/Tablet :) [/a purely OS preference]... FYI, I also have a BBB laying around if you'd like someone to test the app on one... Plus I have quite a bit of C/C++, web(PHP) dev experience to help out if there's something you still want to "polish" :).

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On 2016/06/15 at 10:13 PM, jdp said:

Pi,Windows,Linux and Mac. It should run on the Beaglebone Black

If it runs on the Pi, then it will run on anything with a sufficiently powerful Arm Cortex processor. BBB is Cortex A8 as far as I know. Should also run fine on the Beaglebone green (a 40USD board) and many of the ST development boards. Only thing to watch out for: Some ARM devices have floating point, others don't and you have to emulate it. Usually it only means using the right compiler.

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1 hour ago, SilverNodashi said:

I guess not..?

Wot? We had a lengthy chat, you said no for Windows, you are are going to write your own for Linux?

Something changed?

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1 hour ago, SilverNodashi said:

And I said I wanted to try the new one, but got ignored...

Twak man. :D 

Jy het gese, na ons op die foon gepraat het, jy gaan eerder jou eie Linux ene doen, want jy moet Pi gaan.

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1 hour ago, SilverNodashi said:

toemaar kom ons los dit net daar. 

Ag come on... I want another Windows vs Linux bashing!

On the other hand, a Lion is not concerned with the opinions of sheep. Or as a farmer I know says: I farm with Indigenous cattle. My neighbour has European cattle. I make more money.

:-P

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