Ethernet MeterBus Converter
Key Features and Benefits
The New Ethernet MeterBus Converter (model: EMC-1) enables IP based network and internet connectivity to any Morningstar product that features an existing MeterBus port (RJ-11) including:
- TriStar MPPT
- ProStar MPPT
- SunSaver MPPT
- TriStar PWM
- ProStar Gen3
- SunSaver Duo
- SureSine Inverter
The EMC-1 is powered by connecting it to the Morningstar product’s MeterBus port or the DC input for 12, 24, or 48V systems. The MeterBus port connection also enables transmission of serial data to the EMC-1. The EMC-1 converts this connection to a fully enabled Ethernet port to allow data transfer to the internet. This facilitates remote monitoring, configuration and control using any type of IP based network connection. Thus, many new powerful integration options for Morningstar products can be established in remote power systems:
- IP based MODBUS connectivity for remote communication and control.
- Monitoring, logging and remote custom programming using Morningstar MSView PC software.
- Morningstar’s Live View displays system status and log data directly from the EMC-1 to a webpage.
- A cloud hosted data service is scheduled to launch in 2017.