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ccgx:ccgx_sma [2019-04-28 23:05]
mvader [1. Introduction]
ccgx:ccgx_sma [2019-08-15 11:58] (current)
guy_stewart replace venus-device with GX device
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 ===== 2. Configuration ===== ===== 2. Configuration =====
  
-SMA PV Inverters ("​Sunny Boy") needs to be configured so a [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]], such as the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​color-control|Color Control GX]] and the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​venus-gx|Venus GX]], can read data via ModbusTCP.+SMA PV Inverters ("​Sunny Boy") needs to be configured so a [[venus-os:​start|GX device]], such as the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​color-control|Color Control GX]] and the [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​panel-systems-remote-monitoring/​venus-gx|Venus GX]], can read data via ModbusTCP.
  
   - Download Sunny Explorer software for Windows from the [[https://​www.sma-australia.com.au/​products/​monitoring-control/​sunny-explorer.html|SMA website]]   - Download Sunny Explorer software for Windows from the [[https://​www.sma-australia.com.au/​products/​monitoring-control/​sunny-explorer.html|SMA website]]
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 If you do not see the TCP and UDP Modbus servers in the External Communication tab, check the Software Package version in the "Type Label" tab. The version of the Software Package should be 02.81.01.R or later. If you are running an older version, use Sunny Explorer - Tools - Device Update to update the firmware on the SMA Sunny Boy. If you do not see the TCP and UDP Modbus servers in the External Communication tab, check the Software Package version in the "Type Label" tab. The version of the Software Package should be 02.81.01.R or later. If you are running an older version, use Sunny Explorer - Tools - Device Update to update the firmware on the SMA Sunny Boy.
    
-The [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] should now automatically detect the PV inverter. If that does not happen, select Settings from the Device List, scroll down to "PV Inverters"​ and click on "Press to Scan" to "Find PV Inverters"​.+The [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] should now automatically detect the PV inverter. If that does not happen, select Settings from the Device List, scroll down to "PV Inverters"​ and click on "Press to Scan" to "Find PV Inverters"​.
  
 ===== 3. Troubleshooting ===== ===== 3. Troubleshooting =====
-It is possible that the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] is not detecting the SMA PV inverter when it is dark so at least wait until it's light before further troubleshooting.+It is possible that the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] is not detecting the SMA PV inverter when it is dark so at least wait until it's light before further troubleshooting.
  
-If the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] is still not detecting the SMA PV inverter during daylight, verify that the Modbus TCP and UDP servers are running with Sunny Explorer. If that is the case, power cycle the SMA Sunny Boy and then check that the Modbus TCP and UDP servers are running after it has powered up again. If that is the case, use a computer running Windows, MacOS or Linux, open a terminal or Command Prompt and type (we're using 192.168.100.100 as the assumed IP address of the Sunny Boy here):+If the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] is still not detecting the SMA PV inverter during daylight, verify that the Modbus TCP and UDP servers are running with Sunny Explorer. If that is the case, power cycle the SMA Sunny Boy and then check that the Modbus TCP and UDP servers are running after it has powered up again. If that is the case, use a computer running Windows, MacOS or Linux, open a terminal or Command Prompt and type (we're using 192.168.100.100 as the assumed IP address of the Sunny Boy here):
  
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 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-The above indicates that the Sunny Boy is responding to pings. Now repeat this from the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] (you'​ll have to login on the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] with SSH). If you see ping replies there too, you have confirmed that the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] is able to communicate with the SMA Sunny Boy over the network. If you see timeouts instead of ping replies, you have to check the local area network connection and IP network configuration as that means that the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] cannot reach the SMA Sunny Boy via the network.+The above indicates that the Sunny Boy is responding to pings. Now repeat this from the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] (you'​ll have to login on the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] with SSH). If you see ping replies there too, you have confirmed that the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] is able to communicate with the SMA Sunny Boy over the network. If you see timeouts instead of ping replies, you have to check the local area network connection and IP network configuration as that means that the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] cannot reach the SMA Sunny Boy via the network.
  
-Once you've confirmed that the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] can communicate with the SMA Sunny Boy via the network can you proceed with the following test (do this on your computer; not on the [[venus-os:​start|Venus-device]] as that does not seem to work):+Once you've confirmed that the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] can communicate with the SMA Sunny Boy via the network can you proceed with the following test (do this on your computer; not on the [[venus-os:​start|GX device]] as that does not seem to work):
  
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