SMA Sunny Island with MidNite Classics networked via MODBUS/Canbus adaptor problem solved (I hope)

TrukinbearTrukinbear Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭
SMA contracted MidNite Solar to make and market a MODBUS/Canbus communications adaptor for Sunny Island to allow the Sunny Island to control the Classic charge controller as though it was the SMA DC-Coupled charge controllers that weren't UL listed and aren't sold in the USA. What isn't in the instructions (though I was rudely told last year when I called MidNite that EVERYTHING I needed to know about the Communications adaptor they sold me was in the included pamphlet - it wasn't) is that you must:
a) #225.01 change to NONE
b) #250.28 set to SMA
Not in anybody's documentation and believe me when I tell you the system doesn't work right otherwise
SMA Solar Sunny Island SI6048
JA Solar 330W 'Cypress series' 72 cell panels (18)
MidNite Solar Classic 250 MPPT charge controllers (2)
MidNite Solar MODBUS/Canbus communications adaptor for Sunny Island
MidNite Solar SMA-OG E-panel
MidNite Solar WhizBang Jr current sensor
MidNite Solar MNSPD300V surge protection device (3)
MidNite Solar MNSHUNT 50mv/500A DC shunt
MidNite Solar MNSOB3R-4P PV array shut off box
MidNite Solar Birdhouse 1 RSS initiator
MidNite Solar Battery disconnect module
MidNite Solar Disconnect PSB
Atkinson GSCM mini-i generator start module
Cummins Onan Quiet Diesel QD-8000 8HDKAK diesel inverter generator
Cummins Onan Quiet Diesel QD-3200 3.2HDZAA diesel cycloconverter generator
24-125-11 Monterey Industrial 'Big Sur' 986Ah 48V battery
285-gallon diesel fuel tank
Off the grid on the PNW coast

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  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 32,015 admin
    Oh, OK, it appears to be a software configuration issue....

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • TrukinbearTrukinbear Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭
    BB. said:
    Oh, OK, it appears to be a software configuration issue....

    -Bill
    And the reason they are replacing it under warranty after 14 months of operation without these parameters set. 
    SMA Solar Sunny Island SI6048
    JA Solar 330W 'Cypress series' 72 cell panels (18)
    MidNite Solar Classic 250 MPPT charge controllers (2)
    MidNite Solar MODBUS/Canbus communications adaptor for Sunny Island
    MidNite Solar SMA-OG E-panel
    MidNite Solar WhizBang Jr current sensor
    MidNite Solar MNSPD300V surge protection device (3)
    MidNite Solar MNSHUNT 50mv/500A DC shunt
    MidNite Solar MNSOB3R-4P PV array shut off box
    MidNite Solar Birdhouse 1 RSS initiator
    MidNite Solar Battery disconnect module
    MidNite Solar Disconnect PSB
    Atkinson GSCM mini-i generator start module
    Cummins Onan Quiet Diesel QD-8000 8HDKAK diesel inverter generator
    Cummins Onan Quiet Diesel QD-3200 3.2HDZAA diesel cycloconverter generator
    24-125-11 Monterey Industrial 'Big Sur' 986Ah 48V battery
    285-gallon diesel fuel tank
    Off the grid on the PNW coast
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