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Morningstar - MSC Meterbus Adapter
Morningstar - MSC Meterbus Adapter


 
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Manufacturer: Morningstar Corp
Manufacturer Part#: MSC

Product Code: MSC
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Manufacturer: Morningstar Corp
Manufacturer Part#:
MSC

Morningstar’s PC Meterbus Adapter (MSC) converts a controller’s meter port (RJ-11 phone type connector) to a standard RS-232 serial connector for connection to a PC or other equipment. The MSC may be used with any Morningstar controller or inverter equipped with a meter connection that does not also already have a RS-232 port.





By converting to RS-232, the MSC allows Morningstar's controllers and inverters to communicate with a variety of third party serial enabled devices such as:

  • A PC running Morningstar's MS View software or any other compatible software.
  • A serial enabled device such as an internet gateway.
  • Another MODBUS enabled hardware device at the site that needs to access solar system information.
Establishing a communications link enables the monitoring or logging of data from the controller or inverter as well as the customizing of any user-adjustable settings. The MSC makes available a wide variety of data stored in Morningstar's products such as (varies by product):

  • Battery Voltage (including minimum and maximum)
  • Solar charge current to the battery
  • Load current from the battery
  • Accumulated solar and load amp hours
  • Charge Stage
  • Errors and alarms
  • Local and battery temperature
  • Data logging files
All data is transmitted in the form of MODBUS protocol. This industry standard was chosen for a high level of compatibility with a variety of equipment. Each Morningstar product has its own data specification.

The MSC is sold as a kit that includes the following: PC Meterbus Adapter, RS-232 cable with connectors: 1.8 meters (5.9 feet), RJ-11 cable with connectors: 1 meter (3.3 feet)

WARRANTY: 5 years

By converting to RS-232, the MSC allows Morningstar's controllers and inverters to communicate with a variety of third party serial enabled devices such as:
  • A PC running Morningstar's MS View software or any other compatible software.
  • A serial enabled device such as an internet gateway.
  • Another MODBUS enabled hardware device at the site that needs to access solar system information.
Establishing a communications link enables the monitoring or logging of data from the controller or inverter as well as the customizing of any user-adjustable settings. The MSC makes available a wide variety of data stored in Morningstar's products such as (varies by product):
  • Battery Voltage (including minimum and maximum)
  • Solar charge current to the battery
  • Load current from the battery
  • Accumulated solar and load amp hours
  • Charge Stage
  • Errors and alarms
  • Local and battery temperature
  • Data logging files
All data is transmitted in the form of MODBUS protocol. This industry standard was chosen for a high level of compatibility with a variety of equipment. Each Morningstar product has its own data specification.

The MSC is sold as a kit that includes the following: PC Meterbus Adapter, RS-232 cable with connectors: 1.8 meters (5.9 feet), RJ-11 cable with connectors: 1 meter (3.3 feet)

WARRANTY: 5 years

Morningstar's PC Meterbus Adapter (MSC) converts a controller's meter port (RJ-11 phone type connector) to a standard RS-232 serial connector for connection to a PC or other equipment. The MSC may be used with any Morningstar controller or inverter equipped with a meter connection that does not also already have a RS-232 port.

About Morningstar Corporation

Morningstar Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of solar charge controllers and inverters. Since their inception in 1993, over 2.5 million Morningstar units have been installed in over 112 countries around the world. Morningstar controllers and inverters have set new standards in performance, quality, reliability and innovative features, and global solar markets have consistently recognized Morningstar's products as the industry's best overall customer value.

Manufacturing is conducted in a fully-automated, world-class ISO 9001 facility, and quality control includes 100% functional testing on every product, using the latest computerized test equipment and processes.

For over 20 years, Morningstar has preserved its ownership, management and strategy, which has allowed the company to build trusted, long-term relationships with its employees, customers and suppliers.



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