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 ====== CCGX & Fronius PV Inverters ====== ====== CCGX & Fronius PV Inverters ======
  
-By connecting a Fronius PV Inverter and [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​color-control|Color Control GX]] (CCGX) together you be able to:+By connecting a Fronius PV Inverter and [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​color-control|Color Control GX]] (CCGX) together you will be able to:
   - See Fronius information on the CCGX.   - See Fronius information on the CCGX.
   - Monitor the Fronius on the VRM Portal.   - Monitor the Fronius on the VRM Portal.
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 ==== 2.1 Setup Local Area Network (LAN) Configuration==== ==== 2.1 Setup Local Area Network (LAN) Configuration====
-=== 2.1.1 Setup using Manual Addressing ​or DHCP ===+In order to establish a data communication between the Fronius and the CCGX, you will have to setup a valid LAN IP address on the Fronius, ​using one of the following methods. If you are in doubt, which method is the best for your network, please ask your system administrator ​or IT support.
  
-1. Connect both, the Fronius and the CCGX, on the same LAN and configure the IP address of the Fronius to be in the same subnet ​as the CCGX, if no DHCP server ​is available on that LANTo do thisfirst have a look at the IP configuration your CCGX is using on that network. The IP configuration can  be reviewed in Settings --> Ethernet. IP address and Subnet Mask, the CCGX is actually usingare the settings of importance. As an example, the IP address on the CCGX could look like: 192.168.10.1 and the Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0. Configuring ​the Fronius to the same Subnet means setting a manual ​IP address ​to: 192.168.10.2 and the same Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0 on the Fronius. It is important to say, that every device on your LAN has to have a unique (different) address and so the last segment (.1/.2) in this example has to differ on every device on the same LAN. The highest value, that can be set for this segment is 254. The Subnet is described by the first 3 segments ​in this case and so they have to be the same. Configuring multiple devices with exactly ​the same IP addresses (same last segment) will lead to network errors and should be avoided at all events+=== 2.1.1 DHCP addressing method === 
 +If you have a DHCP server running on the LAN the Fronius and CCGX are connected toyou don't need to manually configure your LAN IP addresses ​as the DHCP server ​does this for youMake surethat the "IP Switch" ​is in "​B"​ (default) position ​on the datamanagerto allow the Fronius to obtain it'​s ​IP address. It can be reviewed ​in the Address Lease Table of the DHCP server.
  
-2. Configure the Fronius Datamanager,​ referring to its operating manual, for using an IP address ​on the same subnet, as described above. If you have the possibility to access the internet from within your LAN and you want the Fronius to be able to use it, you have to set Gateway ​and DNS IP addresses on the Fronius ​tooThey should ​be exactly ​the same as in the Settings --> Ethernet of the CCGX. On networks with DHCP server, no configuration of the datamanager is required, as the DHCP service takes care of the IP address configurations on that network and configures every network interface that listens to a DHCP server (mostly the default setting) with reasonable network addresses, all by itself+=== 2.1.2 Link-local addressing method ​ === 
 +When no DHCP server is present ​on the LAN and you only have one Fronius ​unit to connect, Link-local addressing can be used to establish data communication between the CCGX and the Fronius. 
 +This could be the case, if you use a WiFi Network for the CCGX to gain access to the Internet and have a Fronius connected to the wired LAN Interface ​of that CCGX
  
-3. In the CCGXnavigate ​to //​Settings//​ and then the //Fronius PV Inverters// section. You will see this menu: \\ {{:​ccgx:​fronius_setup_menu.png?​nolink|}} \\ \\+Notethat no direct access ​to the internet ​will be possible for the Fronius in that configuration and therefore only communication to the CCGX is possible
  
-4Select //​Scan// ​in the CCGX menuand after completion go into the Inverters submenu to see the resultsIf scanning does not find the inverter, manually add the IP address of the Fronius Datamanager ​<​del>​from its card, or box.</​del>​+This method can only be used to configure a single Fronius unit within a LANMultiple Fronius devices ​in the same LAN must be configured with DHCPor manual addressing method. 
 +  - Make sure the "IP Switch"​ on the Fronius Datamanager ​is on position "​A"​ {{:​ccgx:​fronius_datamanager_ip_switch.png?​600|}} 
 +  - Connect boththe Fronius and the CCGX, on the same LAN network, either directly with a LAN cable or using a network switch.  
 +  - The Fronius is now accessible and having a "​Link-local"​ capable IP address configured: 169.254.0.180
  
-5Once located, you will see the Inverters listed in the menu. The name used will be the serial number ​of the inverter - which you will also find on the inverter itself: \\ {{:​ccgx:​ccgx-fronius-inverters.png?​nolink|}} \\ \\+=== 2.1.3 manual addressing method === 
 +You will have to configure ​the IP address of the Fronius to be in the same subnet as the IP address ​of the CCGX. To do this, first have a look at the IP configuration your CCGX is using on that network
  
-6. Configure the //​position//​ relative to the Multi or Quattro (is it: AC Input / AC Output); and the //phase// for each inverter ​in the list: \\ {{:​ccgx:​ccgx-fronius-position.png?​nolink|}} \\ \\ +The IP configuration can be reviewed ​in Settings ​--> EthernetThe important settings are the IP address ​and Subnet Mask.
-    * Position: = the position relative to the Multi or Quattro [AC Input 1 / AC Input 2 / AC Output] +
-    * Phase: = the phase on which the PV Inverter installed. Disabled ​and set to Multi-phase for split- and three-phase PV Inverters ​  +
-    * Show: = show this device in the system or not. Use this feature when there are multiple, separate, energy systems on the same LAN.+
  
-7Done!+If the LAN IP address and Subnet Mask of the CCGX is not configured yet, you will have to set it first
  
-== 2.1.2 Setup using Link-local addressing ==+As an example, the IP address on the CCGX could be: 192.168.10.1 and the Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
  
-If you don't use a router or have some other DHCP Server service available on your LAN to configure your IP addresses and don't want, or have the possibility to manually configure IP addresses, Link-local addressing can be used to establish data communication between the CCGX and the Fronius+Configuring ​the Fronius to the same subnet means setting ​manual IP address ​to: 192.168.10.2 and the same Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0 on the Fronius. ​
-This could be the case, when you use a WiFi Network for the CCGX to access ​the Internet and have Fronius connected directly ​to the wired LAN Interface of that CCGX +
-Note, that no access to the internet will be possible for the Fronius in that configuration and therefore only communication to the CCGX is possible +
-This method can only be used to configure one single Fronius unit in a LANMultiple Fronius devices in the same LAN must be configured using manual or DHCP addressing method. +
-  - Make sure the "IP Switch"​ on the Fronius Datamanager is on position "​A"​ {{:​ccgx:​fronius_datamanager_ip_switch.png?​600|}} +
-  - Connect both, the Fronius and the CCGX, on the same LAN network +
-  - The Fronius ​is now accessible and having a "​Link-local"​ capable IP address configured: 169.254.0.180;​ proceed with steps 3 to 7 as in manual or DHCP addressing method.+
  
 +Every device on your LAN has to have a unique (different) IP address and so the last segment (.1/.2) in this example has to differ on every device on the same LAN. The highest value, that can be set for this segment is 254. 
  
 +The subnet is described by the first 3 segments in this case and so they have to be the same. Configuring multiple devices with exactly the same IP addresses will lead to network errors. Use different IP subnets for the WiFi and wired LAN interface. The IP address ranges used on each interface should differ in the third segment.
  
-  +As an example: 192.168.10.1-254 for LAN IP's and 192.168.11.1-254 for WiFi IP'​s. 
-==== 2.2 Device scan details ====+ 
 +Configure the Fronius Datamanager to use an IP address on the same subnet, as described above.  
 +You may need to refer to the Fronius operating manual for how this is done for your Fronius Inverter model, ​  
 + 
 +If you would like to connect the Fronius to be able to use the internet connection of your Local network, you have to set Gateway and DNS IP addresses on the Fronius as well. They should be exactly the same as in the Settings --> Ethernet of the CCGX. 
 + 
 + 
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 + 
 + 
 +==== 2.2 Adding Fronius to the CCGX ==== 
 + 
 +1. In the CCGX, navigate to //​Settings//​ and then the //PV Inverters// section. You will see this menu: \\ {{:​ccgx:​pvinverter_setup_menu.png?​nolink|}} \\ \\ 
 + 
 +2. Select //Scan// in the CCGX menu, and after completion go into the Inverters submenu to see the results. If scanning does not find the inverter, manually add the IP address of the Fronius Datamanager <​del>​from its card, or box.</​del>​ 
 + 
 +3. The CCGX will automatically scan for PV-inverters on the local network if no PV-inverters were found previously or if a previously-found PV-inverter cannot be contacted. This will happen if the IP address of the PV-inverter changes. To prevent automatic scanning, disable //Automatic scanning//​. 
 + 
 +    * We recommend that automatic scanning is enabled (the default) in residential and small commercial applications. 
 +    * In larger installations,​ or where the scanning interferes with other equipment on the network, automatic scanning should be disabled. 
 +    * Note that if DHCP is used to allocate dynamic addresses in your computer network, the connection to your PV-inverter may be permanently lost if automatic scanning is disabled and the IP-address of the PV-inverter changes. ​  
 + 
 +4. Once located, you will see the Inverters listed in the menu. The name used will be the serial number of the inverter - which you will also find on the inverter itself: \\ {{:​ccgx:​ccgx-pvinverters.png?​nolink|}} \\ \\ 
 + 
 +5. Configure the //​position//​ relative to the Multi or Quattro (is it: AC Input / AC Output); and the //show// setting for each inverter in the list: \\ {{:​ccgx:​ccgx-pvinverter-position.png?​nolink|}} \\ \\ 
 +    * Position: Select the position relative to the Multi or Quattro [AC Input 1 / AC Input 2 / AC Output] 
 +    * Show: Select whether to how this inverter in the system or not. Use this feature when there are multiple, separate, energy systems on the same LAN. 
 + 
 +6. Configure the //phase// for each inverter in the list: \\ {{:​ccgx:​ccgx-pvinverter-phase.png?​nolink|}} \\ \\ 
 + 
 +    * Phase: Select the phase on which the PV Inverter installed. This setting is automatically set to Multi-phase for split- and three-phase PV Inverters. 
 +    * In some cases a single-phase PV inverter may deliver power at 240V or 208V across two downstream phases, such as in a residential split-phase configuration in North America. ​ In this case the setting will not be set to Multi-phase automatically and you need to select //​Split-phase (L1+L2)//. This instructs the CCGX to divide the measured incoming power evenly across the two phases for display and accounting purposes. 
 + 
 +7. Done! 
 +==== 2.3 Device scan details ====
 As mentioned above the CCGX should find all Fronius inverters automatically. It will scan all IP-addresses in the local network (that is, all IP-addresses within the netmask assigned to the CCGX) to check whether or not they are //Fronius datamanager//​ cards. This scan will be performed during CCGX startup; whenever the CCGX loses connection to a data card; and a scan can also be initiated manually by selecting 'Press to scan'. As mentioned above the CCGX should find all Fronius inverters automatically. It will scan all IP-addresses in the local network (that is, all IP-addresses within the netmask assigned to the CCGX) to check whether or not they are //Fronius datamanager//​ cards. This scan will be performed during CCGX startup; whenever the CCGX loses connection to a data card; and a scan can also be initiated manually by selecting 'Press to scan'.
  
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 All data cards found will be entered in the '​Detected data cards' list. The CCGX will regularly (once every minute) scan the IP-addresses in this list in order to find new data cards, or reconnect to data cards whenever the connection was lost. All data cards found will be entered in the '​Detected data cards' list. The CCGX will regularly (once every minute) scan the IP-addresses in this list in order to find new data cards, or reconnect to data cards whenever the connection was lost.
  
-If you changed ​to //TCP// port number on the data manager, you should change this setting on the CCGX, too (TCP port) otherwise leave the setting at its default (80).+If you don't want an automatic scan to be performed, disable the //Automatic scanning// setting on the PV-inverters menu. 
 + 
 +===== 3Monitoring CCGX =====
  
-==== 3. Monitoring CCGX ==== 
 When the Fronius is detected and configured on the CCGX all PV inverters will be visible in the devicelist. When the Fronius is detected and configured on the CCGX all PV inverters will be visible in the devicelist.
  
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 {{ :​ccgx:​ccgx-fronius-device2.png?​nolink |}} {{ :​ccgx:​ccgx-fronius-device2.png?​nolink |}}
  
 +=== Inverter status ===
 +
 +The following status values are supported:
 +^ State ^ Meaning ^
 +| Standby | The PV-inverter is not generating power. |
 +| Startup | The PV-inverter is starting up, but not generating power yet. |
 +| Running (MPPT) | The PV-inverter is running at maximum power. |
 +| Running (Throttled) | The PV-inverter is running, but power is being throttled. |
 +| Error | One or more errors are present.\\ Note that not all errors will cause the PV-inverter to shut down. |
 +
 +===== 4. Monitoring on the VRM Portal =====
  
-==== 4. Monitoring on the VRM Portal ==== 
 To see the yield on the VRM site (in the //​Advanced//​ tab), don't forget to enable the PV Inverter yield widget(s) in Settings -> Advanced tab setup. To see the yield on the VRM site (in the //​Advanced//​ tab), don't forget to enable the PV Inverter yield widget(s) in Settings -> Advanced tab setup.
  
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 ===== DISQUS ===== ===== DISQUS =====
 ~~DISQUS~~ ~~DISQUS~~
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