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PIP 3024, 4048, etc Inverters - best practice management software
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So I decided to buy a PIP inverter of the 3024XX model(not finally decided yet)

I've seen the clunky windows software to control the thing(which is no problem for me for initial setup)
At the site where it will be installed I have planned a RasPi/BananaPi/etc, its a remote location with no grid power but 3G/4G reception, so I will be able to access the Pi via  VPN.


Is there any web-based software in existence which could run on the raspberry, control it and maybe save some statistics? I can't seem to find any...
Possibility to turn AC on/off would also be a big plus.
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#2
You could use FHEM. I wrote a small extension module to support the PIP. See here: https://forum.fhem.de/index.php/topic,85...#msg818157
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There's a whole bunch. Search on github for mppsolar, voltronic or skymax should come up with lots of hits. Voltronic is the main manufacturer and the rest are all rebadged versions. Also there's minor differences between some versions, mostly in the way the checksum bit is calculated I believe. Otherwise the protocol is well documented.

Over here there's a few threads on it.

Daromer's Raspberry PI does it https://secondlifestorage.com/t-Esperyd´...PI-project

nrm21's skymax clone https://secondlifestorage.com/t-Inverter...-for-Linux

I currently use the skymax clone with Raspberry PI/influxdb/grafana/telegraf to monitor the output. Using that over daromer's build because skymax was easier to understand on my basic knowledge and I wanted some custom fields. When I have some free time I'm switching to another version that's done in Python that I saw on github.
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(02-25-2019, 01:02 PM)stevelectric Wrote: You could use FHEM. I wrote a small extension module to support the PIP. See here: https://forum.fhem.de/index.php/topic,85...#msg818157

thx, I played around with FHEM for some time for my pool, but never finished the automation I wanted, then I changed to IObroker(and also never finished ;-)

(02-25-2019, 07:32 PM)not2bme Wrote: There's a whole bunch. Search on github for mppsolar, voltronic or skymax should come up with lots of hits. Voltronic is the main manufacturer and the rest are all rebadged versions. Also there's minor differences between some versions, mostly in the way the checksum bit is calculated I believe. Otherwise the protocol is well documented.

Over here there's a few threads on it.

Daromer's Raspberry PI does it https://secondlifestorage.com/t-Esperyd´...PI-project

nrm21's skymax clone https://secondlifestorage.com/t-Inverter...-for-Linux

I currently use the skymax clone with Raspberry PI/influxdb/grafana/telegraf to monitor the output. Using that over daromer's build because skymax was easier to understand on my basic knowledge and I wanted some custom fields. When I have some free time I'm switching to another version that's done in Python that I saw on github.
thx, I did search on github, bit PIP3024 didnt bring up a lot, I will check these out when I get my inverter!
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solar-sis that i made is generic and you can add whatever system you want. its just a system for easily talking to a serial device like an inverter. It has protocols for 4048 as example and if it differs from yours you need to set it up.
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ok thx, I will look into it!

is the firmware of the inverter(s) updateable btw?
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#7
Depends on IF you bought a genuine One or a fake One.
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Current: 10kW Mpp Hybrid | 4kW PIP4048 | 2x PCM60x | 83kWh LiFePo4 | 10kWh 14s 18650 |  66*260W Poly
Upcoming: 14S 18650~30kWh | Automatic trip breakers, and alot more
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(02-26-2019, 05:46 AM)daromer Wrote: Depends on IF you bought a genuine One or a fake One.

Is there a way to tell the difference?
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