Using MSView?

KE5YDKE5YD Solar Expert Posts: 32 ✭✭
How does one get the nice "Bell Curve" shape when graphing data?  I have seen graphs with multiple curves: but Mine look like triangle spikes i. e. symetrical saw-tooth.

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  • cupcakecupcake Solar Expert Posts: 254 ✭✭✭
    dunno if I ever used MS view to graph any data.. :(
    ~1.5Kw PV in parallel
    Morningstar MPPT-60 controllers (2) in parallel
    3 Trojan tr-1275's in parallel 450ah total
    Samlex 2,000 watt 12-volt inverter hardwired


  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,511 ✭✭✭✭✭
    are you using Micro Soft or Morning Star ?   MSView is the morning star software that talks and programs their controllers.
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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  • KE5YDKE5YD Solar Expert Posts: 32 ✭✭
    I am using the Morningstar program and trying to graph 2-3 days of data at once from a short "log" save.  Default ranges don't give much detail for a parameter.  I thought graph of "panels power developed" would be a Bell-shaped curve?  A "day-of-data" looks like a thin symmetrical triangle spike with varying amplitude for different days .
  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,511 ✭✭✭✭✭
    When you connect to the morningstar unit with MS view. are you right clicking on the device and saving the log file as a .CSV ?
    What unit are you working with - some may not have much of a memory for more than a couple datapoints
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,

  • KE5YDKE5YD Solar Expert Posts: 32 ✭✭
    I give the log file a name....choose what parameters to log....start recording...IT "stops automatically or I stop IT.  Look for generated CSV file....go to "logging"   Expand CSV tree to see the recorded parameters...click NEW "historical graph".....drag and drop the desired parameter onto the blank-generic graph.  "Dropping" causes the graph to format "ranges" and data curve is drawn and process is complete other than saving graph.  I will try an attachment........... 4 days plus of data......
  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,511 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Looks like the data is too coarse and it may be logging the high power and 0 power.  i think the .CSV file is one entry per day, but there may be a way to configure more data points.   I've not used this portion,
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,

  • mcgivormcgivor Solar Expert Posts: 3,854 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Try adjusting the sample rate and reducing the time, that may give you a smoother graphic profile, if that is possible, have no direct experience with that software but have used data loggers extensively. Morningstar tech support can also help, that's what they are there for and usually very helpful.
    1500W, 6× Schutten 250W Poly panels , Schneider MPPT 60 150 CC, Schneider SW 2524 inverter, 400Ah LFP 24V nominal battery with Battery Bodyguard BMS 
    Second system 1890W  3 × 300W No name brand poly, 3×330 Sunsolar Poly panels, Morningstar TS 60 PWM controller, no name 2000W inverter 400Ah LFP 24V nominal battery with Daly BMS, used for water pumping and day time air conditioning.  
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