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No data on Venus OS on Raspberry Pi 4


Hardware: Raspberry Pi, battery, and SmartSolar charge controller.I have a Raspberry Pi 4B and a Raspi CM4 with an I/O board.

Installation:For testing purposes, I have only connected a battery to a SmartSolar charge controller MPPT 100/30, which is in turn connected to the Raspberry Pi via to USB.

Goal:My goal is to obtain metrics from the solar charge controller using a Python script and periodically send them to a Grafana server.


  1. Is there any project that provides a step-by-step guide for achieving my goal?
  2. I have tried testing Venus OS by installing its image from However, when I access venus.local on my PC, it shows the connection graphically but does not display any data from the battery. How can I troubleshoot this issue?
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Mike Dorsett avatar image Mike Dorsett commented ·
Does the MPPT charge controller show up in the menu?
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soroush avatar image soroush Mike Dorsett commented ·

Hi Mike,

Unfortunately, as you can see below, there is no info from the MPPT charger.

And the Bulk lamp is blinking on the device.


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