Remotely Monitor Battery Levels

kenmihalko Registered Users Posts: 1
I've searched but haven't been able to find exactly what I'm looking for. Is there a way to monitor my battery level remotely? Like if I'm in a different state? Either using an app, through the Internet or getting a text messages? Right now I have a battery bank that is charged by a generator and no solar. I have planned to add solar panels in a few months when it warms up. This is an off-grid system. 


  • mvas
    mvas Registered Users Posts: 395 ✭✭✭
    Do a google search for "remote monitor solar panel battery"  or similar
    Many results
  • mike95490
    mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Depending on your system and ability to use your router/modem to open a port to your inner network for outside (scary security breach) Morningstar MPPT controller with web access will let you monitor the battery voltage and Midnight Classic with web will too,  You have to read the voltage and decide what state the battery is in.   But a simple $40 gadget with 2 battery leads and  wi-fi will not be able to say your battery is 67% full.
    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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