zeuspaul wrote: »
BTW the screw fasteners on the Tripp-Lite USB to serial adapter are female and won't mate to the females on the Tristar MPPT. And I can't remove them on the Tripp-Lite. I had to remove the fasteners from the Tristar before I could plug in the adapter and now there is no way to secure the connection. I can't recommend this Tripp-Lite U209-000-R adapter.
notsobright wrote: »
a more user customizable historical graph would be great. the standard graphs are very hard to read since there is no grid background.
photovoltaic wrote: »
Usually you would use a serial cable to plug into the tristar with the correct DB9 end on it. I made my own serial cable using a piece of Cat5 cable and soldered on a couple DB9 ends - that way you can bring the serial cable out to where ever you want or need it. The DB9 connector fits on tight enough in the Tristar so I don't bother with any screws on there to hold it in.
If you make your own serial cable you don't need all the wires - forget which ones to skip but it is on the Morningstar site.
XRinger wrote: »
I wish the RS-232 DB9 required wiring was around. I ended up soldering all
nine tiny little wires..
I had heard of the problem re-installing the cover, unless you are using the
flat-cable type Right-angle connector, so after soldering, I carefully bent
the wires over at a right angle and put on a couple layers of tape.
That allowed me to easily re-install the TS-45 cover.
I hope it's as easy, when I get the TS-M cover next week..
I am a little confused about the software. I manage to get the realtime State view to save but I get an error retrieving the file.
SolarT wrote: »
Can this information replace a battery monitor like Trimetric? I have connected the voltage sense cable but no RTS for temperature yet.
notsobright wrote: »
Re: morningstar msview
the first thing I would do is correct the min. and max. battery voltage titles since they are reversed and max. indicates min. values and visversa.
Ive mentioned it to their techs before the latest update but it wasnt adressed.