I’m looking to receive an alarm from VRM when a user cranks the generator manually. In my case, the mains for the generator are wired to the Quattro AC IN-2.
In the VRM all installations overview page a generator that is running manually looks like this:
We see that the generator is outputting 432 watts but the CerboGX says it is stopped.
Normally when stopped we should see Zero watts:
So, my question is how do I setup an alarm condition for generator voltage and or wattage at AC IN-2 when the CerboGX shows stopped? Not sure if there is something “canned” that with work or if I need to access the API of the portal and do something custom.
My Victron rep says it is not currently possible and that I should be able to do this with Node-RED. I have installed V2.82-large-30 and have enabled Node-RED. I followed this example and confirmed that Node-RED is working: https://energytalk.co.za/t/starting-with-node-red-on-victron-guide/456
Does anybody already have a flow to accomplish this or can tell me how to do this with Node-RED?