ModestoBobModestoBob Registered Users Posts: 3
I HAVE A XANTREX CONEXT COMBOX, which was wired to my Xantrex system before I did a house remodel.  Now I've "lost" the wire leading from the Xantrex system to the combox.
Does anyone know a way to connect the combox to the system wirelessly?  I know you can go from the combox to a router, but what about coming off the SCP or system itself?
In the alternative, is there another "wireless solution for monitoring tht does not involve running a wire from the system to the monitor?


  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,571 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The Xanbus uses a standard cat 5 ethernet cable, BUT is not ethernet. It has moderate power voltage on several pins and will fry ethernet gear connected to the Xanbus port.    Xanbus needs a termination plug at each end of the daisy chain, or signal reflections will inhibit operation.   So you are stuck getting an ethernet cable from the gear to a Combox.  And the combox has an ethernet connection that can run to a wireless router.   I use some high end wifi gear and get a good signal 200' from my power shed to office where I monitor things

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  • Dave AngeliniDave Angelini Solar Expert Posts: 6,136 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The other way is to buy the conext gateway from Schneider. Combox is out of support life and the replacement gateway has on board Wifi in station mode. 
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  • joesolarjoesolar Registered Users Posts: 1
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