Trader - Funster
- Jul 29, 2007
- Funster No
- Autotrail Tracker FB
- 45 +years with breaks
That’s my boy, if you had a solar operated earth closet you could grow your own grapes to mate250 litre black tank and if I fit supersense I can watch the levels as I sit outside with a bottle of wine watching the solar levels I will still need to manually watch the level of the red wine bottle.
Fair point, I never thought of charging for it last week when I was giving it away I was even going to install an extra socket in the electrics locker to make it easier to give away won't need to leave garage door open. I already have the monitoring for power going outI should instal an external socket then you can sell your surplus power to those that would like to hookup to you Martin!
You could then monitor how much they are drawing and whether you need more solar to cope.
No it combines the output from multiple controllers into one reading, it's nice to have especially if you don't already have the solar computer or any other fixed screen display.
Thanks Does that mean you can just connect 2 mppt controllers and not have the Votronics display or shunt. The install options all seem to have more than the controllersNo it combines the output from multiple controllers into one reading, it's nice to have especially if you don't already have the solar computer or any other fixed screen display.
It wouldn't replace a shunt as it doesn't measure amps in and out at the battery so it could not work out capacity but the Votronic Solar computer wouldn't do that either, yes you could just connect two MPPT controllers and get a display on your phone of live amps and volts and when the controllers are in "cut back" or in other words when the batteries are full enough to not need all the amps that are available, you also get a historical display of Ah stored and Ah not stored due to "cut back".Thanks Does that mean you can just connect 2 mppt controllers and not have the Votronics display or shunt. The install options all seem to have more than the controllers
Now that is getting too clever for me.Thanks funflair i would only need info from controllers already have a BMV712.
Have to decide is it worth £150. May just continue research on RS485 coms from votronics to an Arduino. Have got data from the Victron to an arduino mega but cant suss the error handling and obviously no collison avoidance as label and data dont always correspond.
just read your update. I have been using Lithium for almost a year, and seems to be ok with the controllers to date. Thanks for update