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||Calculate state of charge (SoC) by counting power flowing in and out of the battery. This option can be seen as a "Software shunt".|
|USB to RS232/RS485 Serial||
Averge CH48/LFeLi range RS232 port
Hubble X100 RS232 port
Leoch LFeLi RS232 port
Narada NPFC RS232 port
Pylontech RS485 port
Revov R100 RS232 port
Shoto SDA10 RS232/RS485 port
|USB to RS232/RS485 Modbus||
Averge CH48/LFeLi range RS485 port
Leoch LFeLi RS485 port
Revov R9 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.