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MPPT remote monitoring

I have several SmartSolar MPPT 75/15's deployed. These locations have access to the internet via wifi and ethernet. I would love to be able to monitor these remotely without investing the extra cost of the LoRaWAN modules. The product page says " If your installation is connected to the internet Victron Remote Management Portal (VRM) provides access to the full power of your MPPT, anytime, anywhere;" But I can't find any documentation on this feature. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

MPPT - Solar Charge ControllerVRM
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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

Access to VRM requires a LoRaWAN Module, or more commonly a Venus-device.

Some documentation is here - https://www.victronenergy.com/live/vrm_portal:getting_started

It is possible to use very low cost raspberry pi units - but this is unsupported and requires you to do some of your own research. Others users here who have experience may be able to help.

Raspberry Pi's are not recommended for use in customers systems.

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