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is it possible to activate the fantest with sbfspot

Topics: 1. General, 3. Feature Requests
Sep 10, 2016 at 4:26 PM
Hi,
according to the templogs my temperature of sma tripower 5000 goes to 85C at peak power.
The unit feels hot at the exit vents.
For the moment i am manually starting the fantest in sunny explorer around 11 am till 4pm.
Is there a possibility to do this with a sbfspot parameter?

I already contacted sma, but they find 85C "normal"
. Well I do not.
Turning on the fantest lowers the temperature to 60C, which I find to be normal.

regards,
Braky from Belgium
Sep 12, 2016 at 7:56 AM
If it is possible with Sunnyexplorer it can be done with SBFspot, but to avoid damage to your inverter (see this thread) I don't feel the need to automate this setting.
When SBFspot is running on a Raspberry Pi it must be possible to control an external fan via a GPIO.
There is also a discussion about inverter temperature ongoing.