Solar Dashboard Project

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TripitakaBC
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Re: Solar Dashboard Project

Post by TripitakaBC » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:07 pm

Yes, I've noticed the same gaps but it has been much better since I shut down the 'internal' dashboards in the browser and just monitor the cloud dashboard. They are still there but far better. I wonder if this could be overcome by switching to the ESP32 devices rather than the ESP8266? I've already switched for most of my IoT projects.

fredivar
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Location: Norway

Re: Solar Dashboard Project

Post by fredivar » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:57 am

Hi Amente /Jonathan
Is Snektek Firmware version saved into both flash of the module, and into the Cloud? My question because I updated from 3.1 to 4.0-4c...but lost connection to cloud after update. Tried also 4.0-15.. with same problem. Reverted back to 3.1 and have kind of connection to cloud now, but when logging in from remote on mysolardashboard.snektek.com the dashboard says firmware is 4.0-4c, while it locally say version is 3.1. Any way to override this and be able to update remotely to newer version again?
Best regards Fred ivar Tallaksen, Sandefjord, Norway

jonathan
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Re: Solar Dashboard Project

Post by jonathan » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:11 am

fredivar wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:57 am
Hi Amente /Jonathan
Is Snektek Firmware version saved into both flash of the module, and into the Cloud? My question because I updated from 3.1 to 4.0-4c...but lost connection to cloud after update. Tried also 4.0-15.. with same problem. Reverted back to 3.1 and have kind of connection to cloud now, but when logging in from remote on mysolardashboard.snektek.com the dashboard says firmware is 4.0-4c, while it locally say version is 3.1. Any way to override this and be able to update remotely to newer version again?
Best regards Fred ivar Tallaksen, Sandefjord, Norway
Hi Fred, the version is local only, and you can only update when connected locally. It shouldn't be a problem once you're connected locally to update again.

I think you should format your SD card, and reinstall the firmware using erase all option. Then update to latest locally and log in to cloud. It should work better then. Let me know how it goes. Also you can send me all the log files before you format the card and I will have a look.

jonathan
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Re: Solar Dashboard Project

Post by jonathan » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:14 am

TripitakaBC wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:07 pm
Yes, I've noticed the same gaps but it has been much better since I shut down the 'internal' dashboards in the browser and just monitor the cloud dashboard. They are still there but far better. I wonder if this could be overcome by switching to the ESP32 devices rather than the ESP8266? I've already switched for most of my IoT projects.
There shouldn't be any gaps but sometimes they do happen. We made some updates in the last few months that reduce the gaps significantly. If you look at the online demo unit, there are no gaps anymore. But gaps can happen for all kinds of reasons. If you can, attach the log files here for a day with gaps and it will help us understand why they are happening and how to fix them. Since our test unit does not generate gaps.

Regarding upgrading to the esp32. We will probably eventually, but there is no fundamental limitation with the esp8266, right now we have to continue optimizing the software. There are many possible new issues we could see if we upgrade to esp32

TripitakaBC
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Re: Solar Dashboard Project

Post by TripitakaBC » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:55 pm

@jonathan / @amente,

Can you clarify what is required to use mqtt from the unit with username and password? Is it as simple as 'mqttusername-xxxxx' in the config file?

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