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Re: Solar Dashboard Project

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:04 pm
by Dobster
Okay everything has been working reasonably well up until this morning. As a normal morning ritual I have to unplug the network cable and plug it back in to get it to read the card again, but this morning my web page has a blank screen. I can't bring up the dash board on the local machine by either means. (192.168.4.1 0r local address) Just unplugged it until I could check it when I get home from work. The short story is I got it to report to mysolardashboard.com, but still am unable to log in directly. ????

Re: Solar Dashboard Project

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:13 pm
by jonathan
Dobster wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:04 pm
Okay everything has been working reasonably well up until this morning. As a normal morning ritual I have to unplug the network cable and plug it back in to get it to read the card again, but this morning my web page has a blank screen. I can't bring up the dash board on the local machine by either means. (192.168.4.1 0r local address) Just unplugged it until I could check it when I get home from work. The short story is I got it to report to mysolardashboard.com, but still am unable to log in directly. ????
Did you do the firmware update in the last 3 days?

Re: Solar Dashboard Project

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:16 pm
by Dobster
4.0-15e6b2-2020-09-14-21-49, is the last one that I installed. I think a few days ago

Re: Solar Dashboard Project

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:18 pm
by jonathan
Ok don't worry about it, it's a known issue, we will have to send a update to fix it.

Re: Solar Dashboard Project

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:19 pm
by Dobster
Okay, I'll keep my eyes open.

Re: Solar Dashboard Project

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:18 am
by amente
Dobster wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:19 pm
Okay, I'll keep my eyes open.

@Dobster, the issue seems to be the dashboard is in an inconsistent state due to interrupted firmware update.

We have instructions here on how to manually update the firmware: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=59

Once you follow the steps, it should recover your dashboard to its original working state.

Re: Solar Dashboard Project

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:11 pm
by Koivutie7
I noticed that epever datapower 5V is not very stable, I had to restart several times. I put the wemos d1 as a separate power supply from the epever output of 12V / 5V now it works fine.

Re: Solar Dashboard Project

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:07 am
by Dobster
It Okay for awhile, but went completely south yesterday. I reflashed with the new software again, it worked a few minutes and then quit again.
Controller works fine with regular pc software so I'm not sure what's going on.

Re: Solar Dashboard Project

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:00 pm
by cedarman
I just bought a solar dashboard with a Renogy cable and it's not showing up as a WiFi AP. Here's what I've done so far:

- Formatted a 2GB memory card as FAT32 and installed fully into slot.
- Connected u nit to my Renogy Rover LI controller.
- I have not yet installed a CR1220 battery backup. Is it required for basic operation?
- I haven’t connected anything to the MicroUSB connector.

Any suggestions? Am I missing something or are the only instructions available by reading through this thread? The shipping box was empty except for the unit itself :-(

Re: Solar Dashboard Project

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:03 pm
by jonathan
cedarman wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:00 pm
I just bought a solar dashboard with a Renogy cable and it's not showing up as a WiFi AP. Here's what I've done so far:

- Formatted a 2GB memory card as FAT32 and installed fully into slot.
- Connected u nit to my Renogy Rover LI controller.
- I have not yet installed a CR1220 battery backup. Is it required for basic operation?
- I haven’t connected anything to the MicroUSB connector.

Any suggestions? Am I missing something or are the only instructions available by reading through this thread? The shipping box was empty except for the unit itself :-(
Hey, for your renogy unit, provide a usb power using a micro USB cable. You can use a small car charger connected to your battery.