LoRaWAN Image

LoRaWAN

Lorawan - TheThingsStack

Hi. I have various Lorawan sensors on my boat and they connect via TheThingsStack. I want to decode my Victron Lorawan module on TheThingsStack so I have my battery, GPS and other sensors all sending to one place.

My Gateway is already sending the Victron Lorawan messages to TheThingsStack but I can’t decode the messages without APPID, EUID.

Is Victron going to support this?



redlaw76 asked
redlaw76 answered ·

1 Answer

Lorawan not updating

Hi,

I am very new to using lorawan. I bought a victron lorawan device and hooked it up to my victron BMV-700. The light of the lorawan is blinking green. However I am not receiving any data, at least I cannot see any data when I log in: https://vrm.victronenergy.com/installation/199019/dashboard

Can someone help on this one?

Best,

Sam

yokoama asked
yokoama answered ·

1 Answer

VEDirect Lorawan module keeps trying to join

Hi,


Our VEDirect Lorawan module keeps blinking blue. I can see Join/Accept requests on the TTN console from/to the device. It's not a coverage issue since SNR is 8-10 dB.


Join Accept:

{

"gw_id": "eui-7276ff00080e0d4e",

"payload": "IJTO2GyIKJdarLb3TXHTX6dtSFvyIYS+9pVowFRWOBQQ",

"lora": {

"spreading_factor": 7,

"bandwidth": 125,

"air_time": 71936000

},

"coding_rate": "4/5",

"timestamp": "2020-10-06T04:51:59.014Z",

"frequency": 868100000

}


Join Request:

{

"gw_id": "eui-7276ff00080e0d4e",

"payload": "ADRfAPB+1bNww07bm0nVs3Dr22mCD+s=",

"dev_eui": "70B3D5499BDB4EC3",

"lora": {

"spreading_factor": 7,

"bandwidth": 125,

"air_time": 61696000

},

"coding_rate": "4/5",

"timestamp": "2020-10-06T04:51:55.014Z",

"rssi": -45,

"snr": 10,

"app_eui": "70B3D57EF0005F34",

"frequency": 868100000

}


Best Regards,


pepips asked
lumpistefan answered ·

3 Answers

Lorawan VRM Setup

I have connected a Lorawan module to my MPPT charge controller with the hope of seeing some useful information on the VRM tool. When I started the VRM tool I was able to add the Lorawan module and the app shows "Status OK" under My Installations. But this was over a day ago now and I don't see any more information.

Please can someone advise if I have done something wrong in the setup? Is there some other settings needed before the module and VRM can start reading/showing data?

Do I need to create an account on https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/ and somehow link this with the VRM tool?

Many thanks!

ccraven asked
ccraven edited ·

0 Answers

VE Direct connector has jumper on Tx Rx

Hi all, I have a Smart Solar 75/15. It was delivered with a jumper connected across what I think is the Tx Rx lines of the VE Direct port. I would like to add a lorawan transmitter. Is it ok to remove this jumper? Presumably I will have to to connect the transmitter?

Also, does anyone know if the lorawan transmitter is waterproof? Or, can the whole unit, including antenna be mounted indoors, i.e. within a shed?

Many thanks!

ccraven asked
ccraven commented ·

3 Answers

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
claudio-rosa answered ·

3 Answers

I can´t add VE.Direct LoRaWAN to VRM Portal

As you can see in the screen captured below, the TTN Gateway and Server are receiving the VE.Direct module join request, but this information is being forwarded to the VRM portal because it can recognize the ID. I am supposing that we have a problem in the API between TTN and VRM. Who can verify it for me?

Regards,

Claudio Rosa


[image]

claudio-rosa asked

0 Answers

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
Lasse commented ·

4 Answers

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 ·

3 Answers

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 ·

2 Answers

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 ·

3 Answers

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

0 Answers

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 ·

2 Answers

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?

[image]

gazchopper asked
gazchopper answered ·

11 Answers

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.

[image]

sveinungkb asked
Daniël van de Giessen commented ·

2 Answers

Followers

49 Posts
43 Users
1 Follower

Topic Experts

Lasse
140 Points