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Connecting Victron solar controller with WiFi

We have Victron solar panels along with a Victron solar controller (Blue Solar MPPT 75/15) and 12VDC battery on a remote tower where WiFi is available. Is there a dongle or similar product to connect the solar controller to our network via WiFi?

Thanks in advance.

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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

Hi @Christopher Hunt

No, not yet. Perhaps one day. The closest direct link accessory is the LoRaWan module, but that doesn't work from a wifi signal.

For now it requires a GX device, like a Cerbo GX that has built in WiFi, to bridge between the network and your MPPT.

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Thanks for the reply - I would absolutely love to use the LoRaWAN module (we have LoRaWAN at the tower), but you don't appear to support the AS923 band - is that correct?

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Supported bands are;

LoRaWAN EU863-870

LoRaWAN US902-928

LoRaWAN AU915-928

Other limitations apply too, so please read the manual very carefully.

It can only be used with the public The Things Network gateways, and not private LoRaWan networks, or other public LoRa networks.

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Hi Guy, I would also love to be able to connect my Solar Smart Controllers to Wifi. I have two 75/15 controllers using solar panels to maintain some 12 volt batteries - that is within Wifi range. I have been using the bluetooth to connect and monitor the battery staus and history - but would really like to encourage Victron to develop a device to make the bridge to wifi that is simple and cost effective. I have looked at the Venus GX as well as the new LoRaWan module - but would really love to have something simple - just to connect to local wifi. I am sure it would be in high demand.

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thesniper answered ·

Same question: my controller is a

SmartSolar MPPT 150/85-MC4 and I also have a BMV-712 Battery monitor. (My Inverter is a Magnum fwiw) what are my options for adding a device that also allows me to have remote access to my Victron equipment? and what cables if any will I also need. I do like the bluetooth feature but would love to access my setup remotely. TIA! Sam

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