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ChrIstmas Pi
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Hi guy's

Merry Christmas to you all.

I opened up a few small presents this morning and it appears that the Mrs does actually listen to me when I prattle on about batteries etc. I've been telling her about these amazing dashboards I've seen to display battery/solar data.

So anyway I'm now the proud owner of a Raspberry Pi 3B, Raspberry Pi 3B+ (she got me both as she didn't know what one is needed), a Pi enclosure with fan, a 5V 3A switched power supply, a USB to TTL converer, loads of header leads and a 64 GB micro sd card. I guess she takes a lot more notice than I give her credit for.



So now I have this major issue. I've absolutely no idea how this stuff works, how to program it or even where to start.

If at the very least i could remotely access the information from my Chinese BMS it would be amazing.
If I could also display the data from my solar inverters and my charger/inverter that would be totally awesome.

Can anyone provide me with an idiots guide to the best learning sources for a complete noob, I've been surfing the web all day and I'm even more confused now than I was this morning if thats even possible.
Or if someone has done something already that I could attempt to play with and promptly screw up that would be cool.

Daromer I put your ISO on the Pi 3B, I've managed to boot it up and display it all on a monitor, (for me that's a bonus), but have no idea how to get the info from my equipment into it and how to make it work.


Thanks in advance guy's for any help Chuck
Happy Christmas
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7 kWp Solar Panels (28 x 250Wp Shinetime Mono).
14 X APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
28 X 40P 18650 cell packs/modules configured as 14S 80P.
Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled charger/inverter.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
About halfway into my next batch of cells for another 14 40P packs
10.8 kWh processed so far.
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It's a bit of a learning curve but worth the effort!
Have a look at your BMS & see what interfaces it has to start with.
Maybe Google for xxx BMS monitoring or display.
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Running off solar, DIY & electronics fan :-)
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(12-26-2019, 01:36 AM)Redpacket Wrote: It's a bit of a learning curve but worth the effort!
Have a look at your BMS & see what interfaces it has to start with.
Maybe Google for xxx BMS monitoring  or display.

I 've been searching online for reference on how to compile the programming needed to make it all work, but I can't seem to find any examples that work. Everything I've copied into python so far says I have syntax errors. That maybe wouldn't be a problem if I new the syntax to start with.

I haven't managed to find a good reference source for all the commands to study yet.

Then I need to work out how it all cables together and make it communicate.

It's going to be fun, just don't know where to start with it.
UK Southwest.

7 kWp Solar Panels (28 x 250Wp Shinetime Mono).
14 X APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
28 X 40P 18650 cell packs/modules configured as 14S 80P.
Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled charger/inverter.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
About halfway into my next batch of cells for another 14 40P packs
10.8 kWh processed so far.
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#4
Merry Christmas and best of luck to you in you search for knowledge .
Congrat's on the Great Lady! If we were all that lucky to get such cool gifts.
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This site is a great (& free) way to start, see the python section here:
https://www.w3schools.com/python/default.asp
Many other useful sections - it's how I figured out how to code my RPi ! :-)

I found code for my victron gear here & re-wrote to suit (in french but use google translate):
https://github.com/kepon85/PvMonit
https://translate.google.com.au/translat...rev=search

It's grown a lot from there.
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(12-27-2019, 03:18 AM)Redpacket Wrote: This site is a great (& free) way to start, see the python section here:
https://www.w3schools.com/python/default.asp
Many other useful sections - it's how I figured out how to code my RPi ! :-)

I found code for my victron gear here & re-wrote to suit (in french but use google translate):
https://github.com/kepon85/PvMonit
https://translate.google.com.au/translat...rev=search

It's grown a lot from there.

cool I'll check them outcast soon as I have time.

(12-27-2019, 01:31 AM)volkswagenvan Wrote: Merry Christmas and best of luck to you in you search for knowledge .
Congrat's on the Great Lady! If we were all that lucky to get such cool gifts.

Yeah she's a gud'un, she always puts a lot of thought into it.
It was so cool opening them all up. I never thought she actually listened to me prattle on about bateries. But there she did, I guess I best start taking more notice of her when she's rabitting on about her crafts, kniting, sewing, quilting and stuff. Tongue
UK Southwest.

7 kWp Solar Panels (28 x 250Wp Shinetime Mono).
14 X APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
28 X 40P 18650 cell packs/modules configured as 14S 80P.
Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled charger/inverter.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
About halfway into my next batch of cells for another 14 40P packs
10.8 kWh processed so far.
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Crafts, knitting, sewing, quilting and stuff. lol
I build tube amplifiers and there cabinets as one of my hobby's.
You should see the older lady's faces when I'm looking through the fabric to find a good material to cover the cabinets with. I get some strange looks and questions!
I can just picture you asking for yarn or knitting needles ! ...... Like me asking for yellow tweed.
Your in for a interesting trip to your local craft store. Lol
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