Product information "OpenDTU - Your evaluation for your balcony solar system"
The energy turnaround is in full swing and great balcony power plants are sprouting up on every balcony. It's beautiful!
With this OpenDTU Board kit you can read out your balcony solar power plant, display the data and even control it. The prerequisite is an inverter from Hoymiles. A small display always shows the current power production.
The project was started by Thomas and Jan and can of course be found under open source licence here:https://github.com/tbnobody/OpenDTU
(there you will also find a list of compatible inverters).
This breakout board is 100% compatible and was created together with the developers of the software. On the board there is a special radio module that speaks the radio standard of the inverters. This is read out by an ESP32 module, processed and can be further processed via WLAN, e.g. with MQTT.
The board also has connections for a display and an RGB LED strip, which may be supported in a future version.
Scope of Delivery
In the scope of delivery, you will receive all the necessary components:
a display, an ESP32, and an antenna module. You just need to solder
them together and enter your Hoymiles serial number, and you're ready to
go! The ESP32 is already pre-flashed.
This kit uses the NRF24L01+ module and is compatible with the following Hoymiles models:
- Hoymiles HM-300
- Hoymiles HM-350
- Hoymiles HM-400
- Hoymiles HM-600
- Hoymiles HM-700
- Hoymiles HM-800
- Hoymiles HM-1000
- Hoymiles HM-1200
- Hoymiles HM-1500
- Solenso SOL-H350
- Solenso SOL-H400
- Solenso SOL-H800
- TSUN TSOL-M350
- TSUN TSOL-M800
- TSUN TSOL-M1600
If you are looking for a module with CMT2300A for the HMS and HMT series from Hoymiles, we will soon have a separate kit available.
- Read out live data from the inverter Display the inverter's internal event log
- Display inverter information such as firmware version, firmware build date, hardware revision and hardware version
- View and set the current inverter threshold
- Power off/on function of the inverter
- Uses ESP32 microcontroller and NRF24L01+ multi-inverter support
- MQTT support (with TLS)
- Home Assistant MQTT Auto Discovery support
- Beautiful and fancy WebApp with visualisation of current data
- Firmware upgrade via the Web UI
- supports up to 10 inverters
- Time zone support
- Prometheus API endpoint (/api/prometheus/metrics)
- English, German and French web interface
- Direct connection of displays (SSD1306, SH1106, PCD8544)
- Dark theme in the web interface
This kit is designed for all those who have a solar power plant at home and a suitable Hoymiles inverter. Without the inverter and the solar panels the kit is just a nice paperweight with display ;). The electronics kit for soldering is designed for beginners. Relatively large components are used, which make it easy to learn how to solder. This is also possible for absolute beginners in a reasonable time.
You will also need a micro USB cable and a suitable USB power supply. Two toothpicks are very practical. An electric side cutter is also very useful for this kit :)
Instructions and help
To make it easy for you to solder the kit, we have put together detailed instructions with lots of pictures and individual steps for each of our kits. There you will be guided step by step through the assembly and there are many tips and tricks on how to solder correctly. For the majority of our soldering kits there are also interactive circuits with the names of the components and the tracks. All instructions are available in German and English.
The instructions also describe the software part as far as the software is installed, connected to your WLAN and you have set up your inverter. Everything else is self-explanatory in the web interface.
For environmental reasons, we do not print our instructions. It is even better to view them on screen, as you can then zoom into the high-resolution photos to see the details. On each kit you will find a QR code or link to the instructions.
Just click on "DE" or "EN" for the right kit and you can download a PDF.
Lovingly packed for you by hand
All soldering kits are lovingly packed for you by hand in Germany. Unfortunately, it happens from time to time that a component is packed too much or too little. If something is too much: No problem! Keep the components and use them for your creations! If something is missing: No problem! Just send us an email and we will send you the missing parts.
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