Morningstar usb meterbus adapter

SaggysSaggys Solar Expert Posts: 81 ✭✭
Is it worth getting this? I have a Suresine and 15amp Sunsaver mppt charge controller on our bunkhouse system and am thinking of a battery replacement to rolls surrette 12 volt battery. The battery requires a 14.7-15 volt absorption setting and the Sunsaver is preset to 14.4volt. I looked at the Morningstar site and found the MSView software examples and it did not list the parameter or adjustment range. I am almost tempted to buy a different controller, I am more of a trim pot and voltmeter guy. How hard is it to navigate MSView? Any easy suggestions?

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  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,244 ✭✭✭✭✭
    There are a couple of non-intuitive tricks, but it is worth it to be able to configure the controller and extract any recorded data, I think it only runs on windows
    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: 3,714 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Morningstar MSVIEW allows for infinite adjustment, the software is easy to navigate and tech support is excellent, should there be any questions, I would highly recommend getting one to achieve  custom settings,  Morningstar controllers are an excellent product so keep it. 
    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.  
    5Kw Yanmar clone single cylinder air cooled diesel generator for rare emergency charging and welding.
  • SaggysSaggys Solar Expert Posts: 81 ✭✭
    All right guys I will give it a try, looks like I could view what's going on in the Suresine also. I hope I do not need internet connection, that could get tricky at the cabin with the laptop.
  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,244 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Internet not needed.  Use their adapter.  Clones often are missing critical parts and don't follow the standards. MorStar DOES follow the standards and knock-offs don't work
    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 ,

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