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Connection from ET112 with Zigbee to Cerbo WiFi

Hi I am looking to put together a small ess using a multiplus compact and a Cerbo with a ET112 to configure for minimal grid usage. I have grid parallel solar and dc coupled solar. My consumer unit is around 30m from the location of where the Cerbo and multiplus will be. Can I use a Zigbee to send the information from the ET112 direct to the Cerbo.

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Murray van Graan answered ·

Hi @Darrencham. In plain sight the zigbee can do up to a 100m. In my personal experience, it’s better to just use a hardwired rs485 to usb connection, it never fails.

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darrencham answered ·

Thanks. Hard wiring is obviously best. Hard wiring would be in excess of 50m and exposing some of the cabling to the elements. I don’t think that is the best solution for me. Would I just need one Zigbee unit to connect to the Cerbo. Sorry quite new to this.

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All the answers you need can be found here. You will need two Zigbee devices and no you cannot connect it to the Cerbo wi-fi to my knowledge.

https://www.victronenergy.com/live/energy-meters:et112#option_awireless_zigbee_connection

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