Step 1 - Select battery
On the configuration page, select your battery by consulting the table below.
|Use inverter values||
The application will display battery values reported by the inverter.
If your inverter is connected to your battery via a BMS communication cable SolarAssistant will show metrics the inverter reads from your battery BMS. In this case you don't need a USB to battery cable unless you want more in depth metrics.
Voltronic inverters (Axpert, MPP Solar, Mecer, Kodak, etc.) that don't have a BMS communication cable will have a very inaccurate battery state of charge (SoC) with lithium batteries because they determine the SoC by voltage. We recommend using a battery BMS cable or the Emulated BMS.
|Emulated BMS||Let SolarAssistant perform it's own state of charge (SoC) calculation by counting power flowing in and out of the battery. This is a good fallback option for anyone who can't get a real BMS reading. It's less accurate than a Victron BMS but much more accurate than the standard voltage based readings of an inverter.|
|USB to RS232/RS485 Serial||
Averge CH48/LFeLi range RS232 port
Hubble X100 RS232 port
Iseli Energy RS232 port
Leoch LFeLi RS232 port
Narada NPFC RS232 port
Pylontech RS485 port
Revov B100 RS232 port
Shoto SDA10 RS232 and RS485 port
The Sun Pays RS232 port
|USB to RS232/RS485 Modbus||
Averge CH48/LFeLi range RS485 port
Iseli Energy RS485 port
Leoch LFeLi RS485 port
Revov R9 RS485 port
|USB to Narada RS485||
Narada NPFC RS485 port
|USB to Pylontech console||Pylontech RS232 console port|
|Victron VE.Direct||Victron BMS or SmartShunt|
Most cables listed above can be purchased in our online shop.