Connect and configure Deye/SunSynk/Sol-Ark inverters
SolarAssistant connects to these inverters via a physical cable. It does not use or integrate with the WiFi dongle you might already have. You can set your inverter settings from SolarAssistant, but note certain inverter models have a read only RS485 port due to the inverter firmware. Please see the table below for detail:
|5kW and 8kW single phase||✓ All ports|
|16kW single phase||✓ RS232/WiFi port only|
|8kW and 12kW 3 phase||✓ RS232/WiFi port only|
|20kW and 50kW 3 phase high voltage||✓ All ports|
|Sol-Ark||8kW, 12kW||✓ All ports|
|15kW||✓ RS232/WiFi port only|
Step 1 - Connect inverter monitoring cable
These inverters have two ports that can be used for monitoring. You can connect multiple inverters to a single SolarAssistant device as long as the inverters are configured as a parallel installation. Each inverter will require it's own USB cable. When connecting multiple inverters, SolarAssistant will show a combined view while still making individual inverter available.
Option A - Inverter WiFi/RS232 port
When using this option, you will not be able to use the standard Deye/SunSynk/Sol-Ark dongle as the dongle can only be connected to this port.
Option B - Inverter RS485 port
A purpose built USB RS485 cable can be plugged into the RS485 port located on the inside the inverter. This is an RS485 cable with a specific RJ45 pinout that can be purchased in our online store.
If you buy any random USB RS485 RJ45 cable on Amazon, Ebay, Takealot, etc. which doesn't specifically state that it supports the Deye inverter, it will most likely not work.
The labelling of the RS485 monitoring port is sometimes not intuitive. Please see the list below for the correct port.
Deye/SunSynk/Turbo Energy 5K
Deye/SunSynk 3 phase
Sol-Ark 15k and 12k Outdoor
The BMS port is used for SolarAssistant monitoring and battery CAN communication at the same time. See the 2 in 1 BMS port
Step 2 - Configure SolarAssistant to connect to a Deye/SunSynk/Sol-Ark
On the SolarAssistant configuration page, select "Deye, SunSynk, Sol-Ark" as your inverter model.
Select the USB port where your inverter is connected. If you have multiple inverters, you need to multi-select multiple USB ports.