Is it possible, will it be possible to connect an external/existing Node-Red setup to Venus OS instead of using the internal Node-Red that will be available in a future release of Venus OS?
Hi @acs; yes its probably possible. You'll have to find out yourself how; or try and hope that someone here on community can help you.
Sorry for not being able to help more; but when using node-red within Venus OS we already give no support; and for this we can give even less support.
Yes it is possible. I have done this in the past.
Install a MODBUS-TCP node set on your external setup. Something like this: https://flows.nodered.org/node/node-red-contrib-modbustcp
Then enable MODBUS-TCP service on the Venus device and then you will be able to read the registers as defined in the register list.
Get the TCP register list from the whitepapers section: https://www.victronenergy.com/support-and-downloads/whitepapers
I have the node-red-contrib-victron nodes installed on an external Node-Red installation. As far as I can tell it's working limited. Limited for me because my installation lacks of physical devices yet (running in demo mode until I set it up on my boat in 2 weeks). But having access to the demo ESS settings and Ess Control node. The other demo devices I can't access.
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