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2 Inverters - SMA w/bluetooth & SMA with Speedwire

Topics: 5. Support
May 1, 2015 at 12:28 AM
Is it possible for SBFspot to upload both to PVoutput?

If so where can I find step by step instructions?


May 1, 2015 at 5:21 PM
Each inverter has it's own config file; use -cfg/usr/local/sbfspot.3/SBFspot_1.cfg on the command line for each inverter
SBFspotUploadDaemon will upload the data for both inverters
In the config, set PVoutput_SID=SerialNmbrInverter_1:SID_1,SerialNmbrInverter_2:SID_2

SerialNmbrInverter_1 is the serial number of your 1st inverter
SID_1 is the PVoutput System ID of your 1st inverter

May 1, 2015 at 5:46 PM
Edited May 1, 2015 at 7:25 PM

Do I need to be in a specific directory when I enter the command above? I get the error command not found
May 1, 2015 at 9:25 PM
Edited May 2, 2015 at 4:45 PM
After spending some time I figured out how to enter the above code.

I added
/usr/local/bin/sbfspot.3/SBFspot -cfg/usr/local/sbfspot.3/SBFspot_1.cfg -v
to the 5 minute data script.

Also added
sleep 30
between the two commands so it uploads to PVoutput without long delays between both inverters

Does the cron start up automatically when a reboot occurs?

I posted the above as it may help someone else. It makes perfect sense now and I wouldn't want anyone to think that I was talking to myself ;)
May 3, 2015 at 9:47 AM
Edited May 3, 2015 at 9:49 AM
Hi SBFspot and Cabledave,

I am almost there with uploading 2 SMA inverters tot PVoutput.
With extra tips from SBF thanks!
Using SBFspot3.07
In the logfile I get an error 400 back from PVoutput (more than 12Kwh)
[10:33:44] ERROR: Uploading 38 datapoints, starting with 20150503,06:25,3275355,0 Bad request 400: Power value [2147483647] too high for system size [1755]

At this moment first config SMA system give this 400 error.
Second config SMA uploading fine to PVoutput
May 3, 2015 at 10:44 AM
Well, this should be solved in V307...
Can you give some more details? System size=1755W?
Please post a csv file and a debug log of today (SBFspot -d5 -v5) so I can have a look at it
May 3, 2015 at 2:21 PM
Edited May 5, 2015 at 12:36 PM
My system size is 9 x 195 Watt = 1755W
Try to make them 5000 Watt in PVoutput but that is not the solution.
May 3, 2015 at 8:51 PM
No, I need the output of -d5 -v5, so you have to redirect it to a file, like this:
SBFspot -d5 -v5 -finq -am0 -ad3>mylogfile.txt

It's mylogfile.txt that I need
May 4, 2015 at 10:14 PM
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