Renogy 1000W Inverter Serial Port?

scottnichol

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My Renogy 1000W inverter has an RJ-11 port for a remote on/off switch. The port looks very similar to the data port on the Renogy Charge Controller, which I was using to connect to a Raspberry Pi and run Solar Shed. I'm curious to know if anyone has discovered whether the RJ-11 on the 1000W inverter is also a data port? I'd be curious to poke at it and see if I could read some data off of the serial port, if it is in fact a serial port.


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scott
 

sqlazer

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If it's RJ-11 6-pin (also known as 6P6C), it's probably not a serial port but instead a remote control port. The "new edition" model, there's a 1000w and a never-in-stock 2000w model, those have an RJ45-but-not-ethernet modbus/rs485 serial port. I've done some work with mapping the addresses on both their batteries and their dc-dc chargers, if I could get a hold of a 2000w inverter I'd do that as well but oh well

anyway, if the one you have is the "old" model with the RJ11, 2 of the pins on the remote interface turn the inverter on when they're bridged (when the inverter is in remote-control mode), some others go high when an alert condition or two activate, and that's it
 

smoothJoey

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anyway, if the one you have is the "old" model with the RJ11, 2 of the pins on the remote interface turn the inverter on when they're bridged (when the inverter is in remote-control mode), some others go high when an alert condition or two activate, and that's it
Does the inverter turn off when those same 2 pins are un-bridged?
 
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