Configure battery

Step 1 - Select battery

On the configuration page, select your battery by consulting the table below.

SolarAssistant battery selection

Selection Description
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.