The dashboard is the main page. It shows all information on the installation at a glance.
The information shown adapts itself to the system installed. For systems without an inverter/charger, separate blocks of information are shown, without connected lines and 'moving ants'.
The purpose of this part of the dashboard is to show all available batteries, for installations having multiple batteries. For example a yacht, having two main engines (and thus two starter batteries for them), another starter battery for a generator, and two service batteries.
For each of the configured battery, the VRM Portal will show its name, the voltage, current, and state of charge.
This is the main configuration menu:
It lists all available battery measurements. Including battery monitors, but also a simple voltage measurement by a solar charger or battery charger for example. For a three output charger, it will list all three measured voltages.
The GX Device allows configuration of each of the available battery measurements:
Screenshot of detailed menu:
Depending on available information, this block will either show a bar graph for kWh production and consumption, together with a blue line showing state of charge, like so:
Or, in case that information is not available, it will show a line diagram. The parameters used in the line diagram depend on the products installed:
Requirements for the kWh production and consumption data are explained VRM Portal - Frequently asked questions.
Screenshot of an installation with only a Phoenix Inverter, and thus showing the line diagram:
The dashboard can show real time data, meaning that every two seconds data updates are sent straight from the installation to your browser - rather than pulled from the database at which the information is stored at the interval configured in Settings → VRM Portal → Interval (default 15 minutes).
The new dashboard increases the GX CPU load. Data usage is also increased. Both the CPU load and data usage are only increased while the dashboard is being observed.
It is possible to disable the realtime data feature in the VRM → Select Installation Site → Settings → General → Realtime updates green(on) / red(off).
Examples of when you want to disable real time data are:
Transmitting the data to the VRM Dashboard causes an extra load on the CPU in the GX Device. As such, systems already operating at 100% CPU, or close to it, would be overloaded with the result that tasks are left waiting, slow response on Remote Console, slow data updates, and eventually also reboots of the GX Device.
To prevent this, the dashboard will automatically suspend itself in case the CPU load is too high. In which case a warning is shown on the lower right on your screen: