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Has anyone verified if the 500A smart shunt and the Lorawan adapter can work together?

Hi,

I found similar posts asking this question but no definitive answer. Some say it *should* work, there are other posts saying it will definitely not work. Has anyone verified if it works or not?

Thanks,

/Simon

simowilso asked
Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

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Can I receive GPS location over the LoraWan dongle?

At this moment I use a Victron LoraWan dongle to receive information from the BMV battery monitor to the VRM portal. Now I also want the location of my boat is that possible with the same LoraWan dongle?

sijtze-de-boer asked
claudio-rosa answered ·

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LoRaWan won't add to VRM Portal

Whenever I try to add a LoRaWAN device to the VRM Portal, I get this message:

Error.

The site with the specified VRM Portal ID of IMEI could not be found.

This is the first one of theses devices I've tried, and I'm not sure if the LoRaWAN network is even viable in the U.S. However, it seems like I should be able to add the device to the portal regardless.

techie4hire asked
claudio-rosa answered ·

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Future of LoRaWan module

I noticed in the documentation that there was mentioned in the LORAWAN module docs the release of the LTE-M module. Is the long term plan to drop the LORAWAN? I know the TTN network is spotty in places but the technology is sound. The Helium LongFi network uses the same tech and seems to be quickly becoming a dominate player in LORAWAN and I would love to connect my LORAWAN module to that network. Would it be possible for Victron to open source the config to allow for the community to re-program these devices (effectively just a nicely packaged LoPy4) to use whatever network we choose to send data back to your servers?

kclendaniel asked
claudio-rosa answered ·

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VE.Direct LoRaWAN Module > keine Geräte gefunden in VictronConnect APP (VRM)

Ich habe ein LoraWan Modul per VC.direct an einem MTTP 150 | 35.

Die Daten werden stündlich ins VRM Portal übertragen. Scheint also zu funktionieren.


In der VictronConnect App unter VRM sehe ich die Geräte bzw. Daten nicht (Keine Geräte gefunden).

Im App unter "LOKAL" sehe ich den MTTP 150 | 35. Unter Einstellungen in der APP sehe ich meinen User als Angemeldet.

Die Installation habe ich in VRM einmal gelöscht und neu angelegt, sowie das APP auf dem Handy gelöscht. Hat leider nichts gebracht.

Wo liegt hier der Fehler?

hb0tr asked
ma-ka answered ·

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Smart shunt and Lorawan

Hi

I have just bought a Victron Smatt Shunt and noticed the very low bluethooth signal range. So i want to extend that and if possible by connecting the shunt to the internet.

I already use lorawan in my Camper/RV. It has a TTN gateway and a LTE modem. So i would very much like to connect the Smart shunt by the Victron lorawan module. BUT I read the shunt is not supported though it does have a ve.direct port.

Has anyone tried it as suggested in this tread? .https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/79235/smartshunt-vedirect-lorawan-are-compatible-to-send.html

henk-victron asked

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Smartshunt + VE.Direct LoRaWAN are compatible to send SmartShunt data to VRM Portal?

I think to connect a Smartshunt with a VE Direct LoRaWAN, to read remotely the battery State of Charge and other parameters Smartshunt may send to the VRM Portal.

Is this a legitimate, feasible use case supported by Victron? Anybody tested this configuration?


I read VE Direct LoRaWAN manual but I do not see compatibility with the SmartShunt. Thus my questions above.


Below an excerpt form the VE Direct LORaWAN manual:

Product compatibility

This module has one VE.Direct port and is compatible with:

  • All MPPT Solar Charge Controllers which have a VE.Direct Port
  • BMV Battery Monitor 700 series
  • BMV Battery Monitor 712 Smart series
  • Phoenix Inverter VE.Direct models

The module is not compatible with our Peak Power Packs - even though they have a VE.Direct Port.

More information is also available on our website: https://www.victronenergy.com/panel-systems-remote-monitoring/ve-direct-lorawan




andreir asked
henk-victron answered ·

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LoRaWAN stops working after a while

After about 2 days I stop receiving data from the lorawan. No changes to the flashing green light, tried restarting everything (router, gateway lorawan)

Software is updated on all three units,

Was all working perfectly for a few days then dropped out and hasn't worked since.

Any ideas?

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gazchopper asked
gazchopper answered ·

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VE.Direct LoRaWan BMV-702 No Data

I have a VE.Direct LoRaWan within TTN coverage (blinking green) connected to a BMV-702 but no data seems to appear on VRM portal.

I've waited 2 days now and still nothing since "Last connection" (when I installed it and added the device on VRM portal).

Last power up or restart and last connection show the same time, 2021-09-25 14:57. No serial number is listed under the device information.

I saw someone with a similar problem on the community and something on the backend had to be corrected? Message/email me and I can share the VRM portal ID, the installation ID is 129941.

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sveinungkb asked
Daniël van de Giessen commented ·

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VE.Direct LoRaWAN module connected to which LoRa Network by default?

To which LoRa Network does a "VE.Direct LoRaWAN module" connect by default? TTN? If yes will the devices out in the field switch to cluster V3 automatically?

roochr asked
roochr answered ·

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LoraWAN VRM data format

I have a proof of concept up and running connecting a 100/20 MPPT to a LoraWAN node (Heltec Cubecell) using VE.direct and sending both data from MPPT to TheThingsNetwork as well as being able to control the MPPT load output from the TTN console.

Next step is to connect the TTN server to the VRM database. I tried to access https://github.com/victronenergy/lorawan-connect to get more info but it gives a 404.

Where can I find documentation on data upload to the VRM database? The VRM JSON API only talks about download.

Thanks,

MT
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metro asked
marsman answered ·

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VE Direct LoRaWAN - Voltage measuring

Is it possible that a VE Direct LoRaWAN measures the voltage from it's supply? If yes: does it transmit this voltage to the portal? This would allow to use it for remote monitoring the voltage without any other VE.direct capable device.

roochr asked
biozor answered ·

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LoRaWAN, Bluetooth, Raspberry Pi

I am in country with limited product availablity. I ordered for a client two Victron systems. Two BlueSolar MPPT, Two SmartShunts and two LoRaWAN. I realize now I should have purchased SmartSolar MPPT and BVM-712. I promised the client Bluetooth and Internet connection for their hotel. My distributor doesn’t carry SmartSolar, Bluetooth dongle or BVM-712. They do however have a BVM-702 but, doesn’t solve the Bluetooth and limited VE.Direct. I hope that Raspberry Pi could solve this issue. Any suggestions?

chipster asked

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LoRaWAN/CCGX Backlog data

I have a CCGX installed on a solar powered vessel in a very remote area. I want to connect a LoRaWAN Module so the CCGX can connect to the VRM when the vessel is docked.

Will the backlog of data, that is logged when the vessel is in remote locations, be sent out when the LoRaWAN connection is re-acquired at docking? The LoRaWAN Module manual says it does not offer this capability, but will the CCGX not automatically transmit this data backlog?

I could use a WiFi connection at berthing but there is large distance from the riverbank to the nearest WiFi router. Therefore a LoRaWAN would be a more reliable option.

billy-bowman-shaw asked
poconnor answered ·

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