Sunny WebBox

Sunny WebBox
Sunny WebBox
Web Enabled Data Logger and Controller for
Alternative Energy Systems
User Manual
US Version 1.0
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Revision History
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Date
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Description
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Feb, 2006
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1st US Release
SMA America, Incorporated
12438 Loma Rica Drive
Grass Valley, California 95945
Tel 530.273.4895
Fax 530.274.7271
www.sma-america.com
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Table of Contents
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Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.4.1
2.4.2
2.5
Delivery Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Function Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Bill of Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Software Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Guide to the Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
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Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
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Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
4.1
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5.1
5.1.1
5.1.2
5.1.3
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6.1
6.1.1
6.1.2
6.2
6.2.1
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Tabletop Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Wall Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Din Rail Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Connection to Inverters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
RS-485 Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cabling Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jumper Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RS-485 Wiring diagram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting to an Ethernet Network . . . . . . . .25
Connecting to a PC via a Local Network (LAN) . . . . . . . .
Cabling Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Connection Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting Directly to a PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cabling Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Direct Connection Wiring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting to an Analog Phone Line . . . . . . . .27
Connecting to an RJ11 Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Cabling Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
RJ11 Jack Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Connecting the Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Connection of the Plug-in Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
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9.1
9.1.1
9.2
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.6
9.6.1
9.6.2
9.7
9.8
9.8.1
9.8.2
9.9
9.9.1
9.9.2
9.9.3
9.10
9.10.1
9.10.2
9.11
9.11.1
9.11.2
9.11.3
9.12
9.12.1
9.12.2
9.12.3
9.12.4
9.12.5
9.13
9.14
9.15
9.15.1
9.15.2
9.15.3
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Selecting the Ethernet Network Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Operator Levels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
The Home Screen and Logging In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
The Devices Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
The Current Values Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
The Parameters Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
User Level Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Installer Level Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
The Detection Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
The Plant Settings Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Selecting the Communication Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Selecting the Communications Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
The WebBox Settings Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Setting the Date, Time and Time Zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Setting the Interface Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Entering the PV Plant/Owner/Operator Name . . . . . . . . . . .53
The Recording Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Recording Interval. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Selecting Output File Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
The Formatting Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
File Name Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Column Header, End-of-Line, Separator Characters . . . . . . . .56
Number Precision, Decimal and Timestamp Formatting . . . . .57
The Info Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Sunny Portal Communication Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Software Version and Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Memory and Data Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Resetting to Factory Default Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Performing a Shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
The Events Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
The Network Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
The Portal Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Enabling Sunny Portal Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Selecting the Web Interface Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Configuring the Data Upload Intervals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Time Autosync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
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Software Updating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.16 The Security Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.16.1
FTP Server Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.16.2
External Memory Storage Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.16.3
Operator Access Passwords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9.17 Exporting Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Indicators and Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Ethernet Connection LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Event Log Message List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Ethernet Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Information on IP Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Ethernet Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
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Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
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Contact Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
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Packaging for Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Specifications and Documentation. . . . . . . . . .85
CE Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
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Symbols
1 Symbols
In order to ensure optimal use of these instructions, please note the following
explanation of symbols used.
This symbol identifies a notice where failure to follow the advice will make the
procedure or operation more difficult.
This symbol identifies a warning, which indicates a fact or feature
which, if ignored, can cause serious damage to the device.
This symbol indicates a statement which, if ignored, could possibly
damage the device and above all, lead to serious injury or death.
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Introduction
2 Introduction
The Sunny WebBox is the information gateway for SMA inverters. This internet ready
data logger is able to communicate with every kind of Sunny Boy and Sunny Central
grid interactive inverter available in the U.S. and provides the latest in system
monitoring for your PV plant. The Sunny WebBox contains an integrated HTTP web
server and an FTP data server to allow the simplest and most flexible network
integration of any data logger currently on the market. The user-friendly browser
based interface provides you system level access in moments. Several configuration
options ensure that any SMA inverter system, regardless of the number of inverters,
remoteness of the plant or internet connection type, can be used with the Sunny
WebBox.
2.1 Delivery Options
The Sunny WebBox supports serial communications protocols such as RS-485 for the
connection between the SMA inverters and the WebBox. For Sunny Central inverters
with the built in Sunny Central Control, the WebBox can communicate via a TCP/IP
Local Area Network (LAN) or the same serial communication methods as the Sunny
Boys. For connection to the internet, the WebBox can be used with a LAN, a Wide
Area Network (WAN), an analog telephone modem or a GSM based cellular data
network.
No matter which connection options are desired, the data collected by the WebBox
can be accessed through its integrated FTP server. This data can be stored in the
common data formats of comma separated values (.csv) or extensible markup
language (.xml). Once the data has been accessed these common formats make it
easy to create custom web sites, analyze the data with tools such as Microsoft Excel
or send the information to SMA’s free custom data site, Sunny Portal.
(www.sunnyportal.com)
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2.2 Function Overview
These instructions for the Sunny WebBox apply to firmware version 1.20F.
Supported inverters:
• All Sunny Boy SB’s
• All Sunny Boy SWR’s
• All Sunny Centrals
Connecting the WebBox to the inverters via:
• RS485 (up to 3600 ft. (1,200 m), max. 50 inverters)
Connecting the device to the PC via:
• Ethernet Cable (max. 300 ft. (100 m), can be extended using additional devices.)
Displaying the system data via:
• The integrated web server
• Sunny Portal (via internet or modem)
• Data files in .xml or .csv formats available by:
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SD memory card
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FTP server
Installation site requirements:
• Indoor installation
• The site must be dry
• There must be a 120V outlet nearby for the power supply
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2.3 Bill of Material
A
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The following items are included with the Sunny WebBox when shipped:
A Sunny WebBox
B Plug-in power supply with adaptors
C Red Ethernet cable (patch cable)
D Blue Ethernet cable (crossover cable)
E
Screwdriver
F
Plug for SMACOM
G Jumper for SMACOM (10 units)
H Screws and drywall anchors
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User manual
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Mounting template
K Modem cable
(when ordered)
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SD memory card — inserted in Sunny WebBox
(when ordered)
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2.4 Identification
2.4.1 Label
You can identify the Sunny WebBox by using
the label (see figure on right) located on the
underside of the Sunny WebBox.
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Operating Temp.:
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2.4.2 Software Version
The software version is found by using the web interface. This is displayed in the
lower right-hand corner of each web page of the Sunny WebBox web interface. They
are also displayed on the "WebBox / System / Info" web page.
For example, the following versions are
displayed in the figure on the right:
• Version 1.20F
The firmware can be updated from the web. For more information on updating,
refer to chapter 9.12.2 Software Version and Software Updates.
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2.5 Guide to the Connectors
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3 Safety Instructions
Please follow all operating and safety instructions in this manual. Failure to follow
these instructions could result in damage to the device and cause personal injury.
Only use the Sunny WebBox in an indoor, dry environment. There
is a risk of electric shock if used outdoors or in a wet environment.
Opening or modifying the Sunny WebBox will void the warranty.
Only use the plug-in power supply delivered with the Sunny
WebBox. Use of alternate power supplies will void the warranty.
Operating Instructions
Data collected by the Sunny WebBox regarding the power generated by your
solar system can deviate from the electricity meter. The Sunny WebBox data
should not be used for billing purposes.
The Sunny WebBox can be connected to the Internet via an additional router.
Adequate security measures must be taken using upstream hardware and
software (firewall).
Please note that telephone costs may be incurred when using the Sunny
WebBox with an integrated modem.
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4 Mounting
The Sunny WebBox can be used as a table-top or wall-mounted unit. It can be
mounted directly to the wall or on Din rail.
Suitable Locations
Please note the following required ambient conditions:
• Protect the Sunny WebBox from dust, liquids, acidic or caustic substances and
vapors.
• The Sunny WebBox power supply requires 100 to 230 VAC, 50-60 Hz utility
power.
• The ambient temperature must be between 0°C and 55°C.
• The communication distance to the inverters may not be greater than the
maximum permitted distance of the corresponding SMACOM protocol, (Ethernet,
RS485, etc). Please note the specifications in the respective chapters.
• The cable feeds require space below the Sunny WebBox. Allow for adequate
access space.
If the Sunny WebBox will be used to send data from your PV system to the Sunny
Portal, the following items may be required:
• To send data via an Ethernet network, there must be a router in the network to
provide Internet access.
• To send data via a telephone line, the Sunny WebBox must be equipped with an
internal modem and it must be near a suitable telephone wall jack.
4.1 Tabletop Use
If using the Sunny WebBox as a tabletop unit:
• Arrange the cables so that their weight does not cause them to disconnect.
• Do not cover the Sunny WebBox, this can cause overheating. Allow normal
airflow around the unit.
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4.2 Wall Mounting
The Sunny WebBox is delivered with a paper drilling template for mounting the
device to a wall.
1.
Use the drilling template to determine the position of the Sunny WebBox on the
wall.
2.
Mark the position of the drill holes.
3.
Drill the holes and install the screws.(Use appropriate hardware & wall anchors
as needed)
4.
Hang the Sunny WebBox onto the screws.
4.3 Din Rail Mounting
1.
Hook both lower Din rail slots of the Sunny WebBox under the lower edge of
the Din rail.
2.
Push the Sunny WebBox upwards.
3.
Snap the upper Din rail slots of the Sunny WebBox over the upper edge of the
Din rail. *To remove, perform the above steps in reverse order.
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Connection to Inverters
5 Connection to Inverters
All work on the inverters may only be performed by qualified
personnel! Please follow all safety instructions in the inverter
manual.
The inverters of the PV system can send data to the Sunny WebBox using various
types of communication formats. Please note the following general instructions
regarding communication:
• The type of communication must be specified upon ordering the device and is
printed on the type plate; see chapter 2.4.1 Label.
• SMA can update the Sunny WebBox with different communication interfaces. To
have additional communication interfaces added, the Sunny WebBox must be
sent to SMA.
• The communication options selected for the Sunny WebBox must be compatible
with the options installed in the inverters.
• Refer to Section 2.3 for Bill of Materials.
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5.1 RS-485 Communication
RS-485 communication characteristics:
• Up to 50 inverters can be connected to a Sunny WebBox
• Each inverter requires a RS485 piggy-back card (RS-485-N)
• The maximum total cable length is 3600 ft. (1,200 m)
5.1.1 Cabling Recommendation
• The cable length, type and quality can affect signal quality. For more information,
refer to the RS-485 cabling tech. note available at www.sma-america.com.
5.1.2 Jumper Settings
Termination
If the Sunny WebBox is one of the two end points
of the RS-485 data bus, mount jumper J1-A.
(The jumper is mounted at the factory.)
J1
2
A BC
J1
SMA
COM
2 3 5 7
A BC
If the Sunny WebBox is NOT one of the ends of the
RS-485 data bus, leave the J1-A jumper off.
Signal Biasing
To properly bias the RS-485 data bus, mount
jumpers J1-B and J1-C.
(These jumpers are mounted at the factory.)
J1
A BC
C
2
J1
SMA
COM
2 3 5 7
A BC
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5.1.3 RS-485 Wiring diagram
All work on the inverters may only be performed by qualified
personnel! Please follow all safety instructions in the inverter
manual.
1.
Use the provided plug for the SMACOM connection. (BOM Part F)
2.
Mount jumper J1-A if the Sunny
WebBox is one of the two final
points.
3.
Mount jumpers J1-B and J1-C.
4.
Please read the inverter manual for
the exact position of the interface in
the inverter.
5.
Connect pin 2 of the Sunny
WebBox interface to pin 2 of the
inverter. Connect 7 to 7 and 5 to 5.
(2 & 7 should be a twisted pair
inside the wire harness)
6.
Connect one side of the cable shield
to the inverter housing. (Do not
connect the shield to the WebBox)
7.
Install the communication piggyback board(s) in the inverter(s) as
described in the inverter manual.
8.
9.
Sunny
WebBox
J1
SMACOM
Jumpers
2 3 5 7
ABC
BOM
Part F
2 7 5
Twisted
Pair
2 7 5 PE
C
B
A
Inverter
Inverter
Jumpers
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Repeat the procedure until you
have reached the last inverter. (Up
to 50 inverters can be connected to
a Sunny WebBox using RS-485)
Mount jumper A on the last inverter.
SMA
COM
2 7 5
Twisted
Pair
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6 Connecting to an Ethernet Network
When using the Sunny WebBox for the first time, it will need to be configured with a
PC via an Ethernet connection. The Sunny WebBox may be connected to a PC
directly or via a network. Both configurations are described in the following sections.
If the Sunny WebBox is connected to a network with Internet access, it can
automatically transmit the data of your PV system to Sunny Portal.
6.1 Connecting to a PC via a Local Network (LAN)
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The Sunny WebBox is equipped with an integrated network connection, which
enables it to be connected to any Ethernet network. The connection supports both
10Mb as well as 100Mb networks. The connected hub, router or PC, switches the
speed automatically.
To connect the device via a local network, use the red straight-through Ethernet
cable provided with the Sunny WebBox.
6.1.1 Cabling Recommendation
If the red Ethernet cable provided is not long enough, note the following information
when purchasing an additional cable. The cable length, type and quality can affect
the signal quality. To achieve good results:
• Use a straight-through patch cable.
• Use high quality, category 5 (STP Cat 5 or higher) shielded twisted pair cable.
• Maximum length for Ethernet cable is 300 ft. (100 m).
• Don’t bend the cable excessively. This can cause internal conductors to break.
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6.1.2 Network Connection Wiring
The network connection on the Sunny WebBox is labeled as
shown in the adjacent graphic. A similar label for the network
connection is typically found on your hub or router. If this is
not the case, please refer to the hub or router manual.
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To connect the device directly to a PC, use the blue crossover Ethernet cable
provided with the Sunny WebBox.
6.2.1 Cabling Recommendation
If the blue Ethernet cable provided is not long enough, note the following information
when purchasing an additional cable. The cable length, type and quality can affect
the signal quality. To achieve good results:
• Use a crossover cable.
• Use high quality, category 5 (STP Cat 5 or higher) shielded twisted pair cable.
• Maximum length for Ethernet cable is 300 ft. (100 m).
• Don’t bend the cable excessively. This can cause conductors to break.
6.2.2 Direct Connection Wiring
The network connection on the Sunny WebBox is labeled as
shown in the adjacent graphic. A similar label for the network
connection is typically found on your PC. If this is not the case,
please refer to the PC manual.
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7 Connecting to an Analog Phone Line
If the WebBox is connected to a network without internet access or is not connected
to a network at all, it can still access the internet with an internal analog modem. This
way FTP access and data transmission can still occur even in remote locations.
7.1 Connecting to an RJ11 Jack
RJ11 Telephone Jack
To connect the Sunny WebBox to an analog telephone connection, use the telephone
cable provided. (Section 2.3 Bill of Materials item K)
7.1.1 Cabling Recommendation
If the telephone cable provided is not long enough, note the following information
when purchasing an additional cable. The cable length, type and quality can affect
the signal quality. To achieve good results:
• Use high quality cable. The wire gauge must be at least AWG 26. The telephone
plug for the RJ11 jack must be type N.
• Maximum cable length for analog telephones is 600 ft. (200 m).
• If the cable is installed outdoors, make sure that it is weather and UV resistant.
(Typically, standard telephone type cables are only designed for indoor
installation.)
• Do not bend the cable excessively. This can cause the conductors to break.
7.1.2 RJ11 Jack Wiring
The modem connection on the Sunny WebBox is labeled as
shown in the adjacent graphic.
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8 Connecting the Power Supply
Make all cable connections to the Sunny WebBox before
connecting the power supply.
Ensure that the following connections are properly connected before plugging the
power supply into the Sunny WebBox:
• Inverter
• Ethernet network
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The hub or router must be switched on.
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If the device is directly connected, the PC must be switched on.
• Modem
8.1 Connection of the Plug-in Power Supply
Plug the DC plug of the power supply into the Sunny WebBox and then plug the
power supply into an 120 VAC socket.
Once the power supply is plugged in, the Sunny WebBox requires approximately 1
minute to initialize. Until this process is complete, access to the integrated web server
may not be available.
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9 Operation
The Sunny WebBox has an integrated web interface. All of the operation,
configuration and setup features are controlled by this web interface and can be
accessed by any web browser on any operating system. All of the examples in this
section are shown with Internet Explorer on Windows 2000, but any compatible
browser like Mozilla Firefox or operating system like LINUX or MAC will also work.
Log-Out button
Navigation bars
Current data
Password field
and Log-In button
Hardware and
software version
The figure above shows the home screen of the Sunny WebBox which, by default,
can be accessed by typing in the web address http://192.168.0.168 into any web
browser. On this page elements like the Logout button and the software version
number will be visible on every page of the interface. Elements in the center of the
screen and the navigation menu will change depending on which part of the interface
is currently being accessed.
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9.1 Initial Startup
The following sections describe the procedure for connecting the Sunny WebBox to
different Ethernet networks. Please select the appropriate procedure for your
Ethernet network. If your network is maintained by an administrator, contact your
administrator and arrange to have the Sunny WebBox connected with their
assistance.
9.1.1 Selecting the Ethernet Network Connection
To access the Sunny WebBox, the PC must be in the same IP address range and
subnet as the Sunny WebBox. The Sunny WebBox is set to the following IP address
and subnet mask at the factory:
IP Address:
192.168.0.168
Subnet mask:
255.255.255.0
There are three general forms for an Ethernet network. Please select the form that
best matches your actual Ethernet setup to find the correct network setup instructions.
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For a network in which each PC has a static IP address the required PC and
Sunny WebBox settings can be found in chapter 9.1.1.1 Ethernet Network
with Static IP Addresses.
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For a network in which a DHCP server assigns IP addresses to the individual
PCs the required PC and Sunny WebBox settings can be found in chapter
9.1.1.2 Ethernet Network with a DHCP Server.
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For a network in which there is only the Sunny WebBox and one PC which will
be directly wired to one another, the required PC and Sunny WebBox settings
can be found in chapter 9.1.1.3 Direct Connection of a PC and the WebBox.
Do not change any parameters on your PC or the Sunny WebBox if you are
uncertain of the consequences. Changing certain parameters on your PC can
completely or partially corrupt your existing LAN network. In severe cases, the
Sunny WebBox can no longer be accessed from the PC. When in doubt, ask
your network administrator.
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9.1.1.1 Ethernet Network with Static IP Addresses
Use the following steps to go through the process of connecting the Sunny WebBox
to an Ethernet network with static IP addresses:
• Setting up a second IP address on the PC.
• Setting the proxy server advanced rules of the Internet Explorer.
• Setting the Sunny WebBox IP address.
The following descriptions apply to Windows 2000 with Internet Explorer 6.
The descriptions are similar and should be applicable when using Windows XP
or Internet Explorer 5 or other similar web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox.
1.
Click "Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections", the "Network and
Dial-up Connections" window opens.
2.
Right-click "LAN Connection" and click "Properties".
3.
Click "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" and then "Properties".
4.
Click "Advanced".
5.
In the IP addresses area, click "Add" > and enter 192.168.0.100 as the IP
address and 255.255.255.0 as the subnet mask. Click "Add". (NOTE: If this
address causes a conflict, please select an address in the range of 192.168.0.1
to 192.168.0.254 that does not conflict.)
6.
Confirm your settings in each of the three windows clicking "OK".
7.
Close the "Network and Dial-up Connections" window.
8.
Start Internet Explorer
9.
Click "Tools > Internet Options", the "Internet Options" window opens.
10. Select the "Connections" tab and then click the "Settings" button.
11. If there is no check mark in the box before "Use a proxy server for your LAN",
click "Cancel" twice. If there is a check mark in the box before "Use a proxy
server for your LAN", click "Advanced...". Enter 192.168.* at the end of the
entry in the "Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with" field. Use
the semicolon as a separator, if required. Confirm your settings in each of the
three windows clicking "OK".
12. Enter 192.168.0.168 in the address bar of Internet Explorer, the Sunny
WebBox start screen should now appear.
If the Sunny WebBox will be sending data via the router of your Ethernet
network, perform the following steps. If the Sunny WebBox will be sending
data via the integrated modem, refer to chapter 9.15.2 Selecting the Web
Interface Type. (The Sunny WebBox also contains an integrated FTP server for
additional data retrieval options. See 9.16.1 FTP Server Access for details.)
13. Log into the Sunny WebBox. The factory-set password is sma.
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14. Navigate to the "WebBox / Network" page.
15. Enter the valid data for your network in each of the following four fields.
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IP address
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Subnet Mask
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Gateway address
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DNS server address
16. Click "Save" and then "Confirm". The Sunny WebBox displays the IP address
that was just entered. The Sunny WebBox is now properly set up for your
Ethernet network and can be accessed via the new IP address after a few
minutes.
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9.1.1.2 Ethernet Network with a DHCP Server
Use the following steps to go through the process of connecting the Sunny WebBox
to an Ethernet network with a DHCP server:
• Changing the PC network settings.
• Setting the proxy server advanced settings of the Internet Explorer.
• Modifying the Sunny WebBox to DHCP.
• Resetting the PC to DHCP.
The following descriptions apply to Windows 2000 with Internet Explorer 6.
The descriptions are similar and should be applicable when using Windows XP
or Internet Explorer 5 or other browsers such as Mozilla Firefox.
The Sunny WebBox can only be accessed via its IP address. Before setting the
WebBox to dynamic IP address assignment, check your DHCP server. The
DHCP server must extend the lease of the assigned IP address. If the DHCP
server assigns a new IP address after the lease has expired, we do not
recommend using the DHCP server. DHCP servers can normally list all devices,
to which you have assigned an IP address. The Sunny WebBox can then be
identified via its MAC address. The MAC address of your Sunny WebBox is
located on the "WebBox / System / Info" page or on the Sunny WebBox label.
1.
On the PC: Click "Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections", the
"Network and Dial-up Connections" window opens.
2.
Right-click "LAN Connection" and click "Properties".
3.
Click "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" and then "Properties".
4.
Switch the setting to "Use the following IP address" by clicking the preceding
circle.
5.
Enter 192.168.0.100 as the IP address. (NOTE: If this address causes a conflict,
please select an address in the range of 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.254 that
does not conflict.)
6.
Enter 255.255.255.0 as the subnet mask.
7.
Confirm your settings in each of the two windows clicking "OK".
8.
Close the "Network and Dial-up Connections" window.
9.
Start Internet Explorer or similar web browser
10. Click "Tools > Internet Options", the "Internet Options" window opens.
11. Select the "Connections" tab and then click the "Settings" button.
12. If there is no check mark in the box before "Use a proxy server for your LAN",
click "Cancel" twice. The Sunny WebBox also contains an integrated FTP server
for additional data retrieval options. See 9.8.3 for details. If there is a check
mark in the box before "Use a proxy server for your LAN", click "Advanced...".
Enter 192.168.* at the end of the entry in the "Do not use proxy server for
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addresses beginning with" field. Use the semicolon as a separator, if required.
Confirm your settings in each of the three windows clicking "OK".
13. Enter 192.168.0.168 in the address bar of Internet Explorer, the Sunny
WebBox start screen should now appear.
14. Log into the Sunny WebBox. The factory-set password is sma.
15. Navigate to the "WebBox / Network" page.
16. Select the dynamic IP address by clicking the preceding circle.
17. Click "Save" and then "Confirm". The Sunny WebBox displays the IP address
assigned by the DHCP server. The Sunny WebBox is now properly set up for
your Ethernet network.
18. The PC must now be reset to the dynamic IP address. Click "Start > Settings >
Network and Dial-up Connections", the "Network and Dial-up Connections"
window opens.
19. Right-click "LAN Connection" and click "Properties".
20. Click "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" and then "Properties".
21. Reactivate the setting to "Obtain an IP address automatically" by clicking the
preceding circle.
22. Confirm your settings in each of the two windows clicking "OK".
23. Close the "Network and Dial-up Connections" window. The PC is once again
integrated in the Ethernet network.
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9.1.1.3 Direct Connection of a PC and the WebBox
Use the following steps to go through the process of connecting the Sunny WebBox
to an Ethernet network, which does not have access to the Internet via a router:
• Setting up an IP address on the PC.
• Setting the proxy server advanced rules of the Internet Explorer.
The following descriptions apply to Windows 2000 with Internet Explorer 6.
The descriptions are similar and should be applicable when using Windows XP
or Internet Explorer 5 or other similar browsers like Mozilla Firefox.
1.
Click "Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections", the "Network and
Dial-up Connections" window opens.
2.
Right-click "LAN Connection" and click "Properties".
3.
Click "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" and then "Properties".
4.
In the IP addresses area, click "Add" > and enter 192.168.0.100 as the IP
address and 255.255.255.0 as the subnet mask. Click "Add". (NOTE: If this
address causes a conflict, please select an address in the range of 192.168.0.1
to 192.168.0.254 that does not conflict.)
5.
Confirm your settings in each of the three windows clicking "OK".
6.
Close the "Network and Dial-up Connections" window.
7.
Start Internet Explorer
8.
Click "Tools > Internet Options", the "Internet Options" window opens.
9.
Select the "Connections" tab and then click the "Settings" button.
10. If there is no check mark in the box before "Use a proxy server for your LAN",
click "Cancel" twice. If there is a check mark in the box before "Use a proxy
server for your LAN", click "Advanced...". Enter 192.168.* at the end of the
entry in the "Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with" field. Use
the semicolon as a separator, if required. Confirm your settings in each of the
three windows clicking "OK".
11. Enter 192.168.0.168 in the address bar of Internet Explorer, the Sunny
WebBox start screen should now appear.
12. No other Ethernet network settings are required on the Sunny WebBox. The
Sunny WebBox also contains an integrated FTP server for additional data
retrieval options. See 9.8.3 for details.
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9.2 Operator Levels
To begin using the Sunny WebBox, the operator must log in using the home screen.
There are two access levels for operators, the User and the Installer.
If the operator is logged in as a User they have the ability to:
• Set the date and time
• Set the network settings
• Register the WebBox with Sunny Portal
• Enable or disable the integrated FTP server
• View inverter performance and operating values and settings
• Update the firmware
• View the event history of the plant
• Change the data recording interval
• Detect or re-detect inverters in the plant
In addition to the functions available to the User, if the operator logs in as an Installer
they are also able to:
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• Change the user and installer passwords
• Change the inverter operating parameters
• Reset the WebBox to factory default settings
• Perform a software shutdown
In order to prevent multiple users from making conflicting changes to the system, only
one operator can log into the Sunny WebBox at a time. The operator level is
recognized by the Sunny WebBox based on the password that is entered by the
operator. If both user and installer passwords are the same, the operator will be
logged in as an installer. By default, both the user and installer passwords are the
same: sma
Safety related inverter parameters may only be changed by
qualified personnel and, if required, only after consulting with
your utility company.
9.3 The Home Screen and Logging In
To log into the Sunny WebBox you must first know one of the two operator
passwords. By default, both the user and the installer passwords are set to: sma. In
any case:
1.
Using the mouse, click on the field labeled “Password” so that the cursor blinks
in that field.
2.
Using the keyboard, enter the appropriate operator level password.
3.
Using the mouse, click on the button labeled “Login”.
4.
If an incorrect password is entered, the error message “Access denied. Please
check your password.” appears. Ensure that you are using one of the
passwords set for your system.
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9.4 The Devices Screen
After the operator has successfully logged in, the first visible screen will be the
Devices Screen. The Devices Screen will give the operator a quick overview of the
status of the PV plant. On this screen are the number of inverters detected in the plant,
their serial numbers, each inverters communication status wit the WebBox,
instantaneous AC power output values and the total energy produced today. The
inverter’s communication status is indicated by the inverter icon located on the left
side of the screen.
This status icon indicates that the inverter is operating and communicating
properly.
This status icon indicates that the inverter is communicating properly and
that there is an inverter indicating a fault condition.
This status icon indicates that the inverter is not communicating with the
Sunny WebBox. This icon will appear at night when the inverter is off or
when an actual communication error has occurred.
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To see more detailed information about each inverter, click on the button labeled
“Current Values” to see their instantaneous input and output values. Clicking on the
button labeled “Parameters” displays the current configuration of the inverter. For
more information, see section 9.5. The Current Values Screen and section 9.6 The
Parameters Screen respectively.
9.5 The Current Values Screen
The current values screen provides real-time detailed information on the performance
of each inverter. Some of the values available to for viewing are:
• Error - Any error messages
• E-Total - Total energy produced per inverter
• Fac - AC input frequency
• h-Total - Total number of hours the inverter has been connected to the grid
• Iac - AC output current
• Ipv - DC input current
• Mode - Operating mode of the inverter
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• Pac - AC output power
• Vac - AC input voltage
• Vpv - DC input voltage
• Serial Number - The inverter’s serial number
The above list is not meant to be complete. The actual parameters displayed will vary
based on the inverter model and firmware version. For more information about each
item on the Current Values Screen, see the appropriate inverter manual.
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9.6 The Parameters Screen
9.6.1 User Level Parameters
The Parameters Screen will display all of the current operating parameters of the
inverter. If the operator is logged in as the user, all parameters will be displayed as
“read-only”. Some of the available parameters are:
• Operating Mode - Mode of operation
• Plimit - Maximum output power limit
• Software-BFR & SRR - Software version
The above list is not meant to be complete. The actual parameters displayed will vary
based on the inverter model and firmware version. For more information about each
item on the Parameters Screen, see the appropriate inverter manual.
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9.6.2 Installer Level Parameters
The major differences between the installer level Parameter Screen and the user level
is the number of parameters displayed and that the installer has the ability to change
some of the parameters. For more information about each item on the Parameters
Screen, see the appropriate inverter manual.
Safety related inverter parameters may only be changed by
qualified personnel and, if required, only after consulting with
your utility company.
Parameters pertaining to UL protective functions cannot be
changed even at the installer level. If these parameters require
that they be changed, please provide a letter of authorization
from UL and the local utility describing the changes. All changes to
UL protective function parameters must be performed at the
factory.
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9.7 The Detection Screen
When the WebBox is installed for the first time, it may begin to detect the
installed inverters automatically. If this does not occur, attempt this detection
process. If all inverters are not detected after this process, refer to Section 11
on Troubleshooting to locate and clear the error.
The Detection Screen can be located by clicking on the button labeled “Plant” in the
main navigation bar. Then click on the button labeled “Detection”. To begin the
detection process, enter the number of inverters in the PV plant into the field labeled
“Total number of devices to search for”.
Entering a number other than the actual number of devices will not cause an
error. If you replace, remove or add any new inverters, restart the detection
process and simply adjust the “Total number of devices to be detected”
parameter. Inverters that no longer exist are automatically deleted from the
list. Previously recorded data from those inverters will remain in the data logs.
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After the correct number of inverters to search for has been entered, begin the
process by clicking on the button labeled “Start Detection”.
The detection process should proceed automatically. An example of the process is
seen in the following graphics.
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All inverters in the system are detected simultaneously. If other inverters are added
to the PV system in the future, the Sunny WebBox can perform the detection process
again and see the new inverters.
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When the detection process has finished, the last line of the text area should read,
“###Device-Detection finished###” and the button should change its label to read
“OK”. Clicking OK will return to the Devices Screen.
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9.8 The Plant Settings Screen
The Plant Settings Screen can be located by clicking on the button labeled “Plant” in
the main navigation bar and then clicking on the button labeled “Settings”. In the
Settings Screen it is possible to set:
• Interface - The communication port
• Transmission Protocol - The communications protocol
To save and apply any configuration changes, click on the button labeled “Save”.
To leave the screen without applying the changes, click the button labeled “Cancel”.
9.8.1 Selecting the Communication Port
The Sunny WebBox can communicate with SMA inverters through an RS-485
interface using the SMACOM port or over TCP/IP using the Ethernet port. To date,
communicating with Sunny Boy inverters requires using the SMACOM port and an
RS-485 communications link. Communicating with Sunny Central type inverters with
an installed Sunny Central Control requires using the Ethernet port and a TCP/IP
network. Select either SMACOM or ETHERNET to correctly configure the WebBox
for communication with the inverters in your PV plant.
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For more information on setting up networks of these types please see the respective
user manuals for the Sunny Boy and Sunny Central inverters. Additional information
may also be found in the Technical Notes section of the SMA America Web site,
www.sma-america.com
9.8.2 Selecting the Communications Protocol
There are two different communication protocols used by SMA to communicate with
our inverters, SMA-NET and SUNNY-NET.
SMA-NET will communicate with the following types of inverters:
• SWR type Sunny Boys starting from firmware version 8.22 (SWR 1800U, SWR
2500U)
• SB type Sunny Boys with all firmware versions (SB6000U, SB3800U)
• Sunny Centrals with all firmware versions (SC125U)
• Sunny Islands with all firmware versions (SI4248U)
All US inverters will communicate via SMA-NET.
SUNNY-NET will communicate with the following type of inverters:
• SWR type Sunny Boys before firmware version 8.22 (No US examples exist)
Please make the appropriate “Transmission Protocol” selection for communicating
with the inverters in your PV plant.
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9.9 The WebBox Settings Screen
The WebBox Settings Screen may be accessed by using the navigation system. Click
on the button labeled “WebBox”. This screen will allow any operator to:
• Set the date, time and time zone
• Set the interface language
• Enter the name of the plant
• Enter the name of the owner
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9.9.1 Setting the Date, Time and Time Zone
To set the date, time and time zone of the WebBox, click on the button labeled
“Change” in the settings screen. This will open the date and time window shown in
the adjacent graphic.
The first line of this screen shows the current date and time. To change the date and
time, simply select the appropriate value for each area. Note that the date format is
DAY/MONTH/YEAR. The date shown in the example is January 10, 2006. Also note
that the time format is 24 hr. So the time shown in the example is 1:34 PM. It is also
possible to have the date and time kept current via the server at the Sunny Portal web
site. Simply choose “yes” to this option and the date and time will be set
automatically when connecting to the Sunny Portal.
When all changes have been made, click Save to save the settings and return to the
previous screen. To exit without saving, click Cancel or the browser’s Back button.
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9.9.2 Setting the Interface Language
Select the interface language by using the drop down menu in the Settings Screen
shown in Section 9.9. The languages currently supported by the Sunny WebBox are
English, (default) and Deutsch (German). One the selection has been made, click
Save to set the language.
9.9.3 Entering the PV Plant/Owner/Operator Name
To enter the PV plant name, click on the box labeled “Plant Name” and enter a name
for the plant. This name will be used by the Sunny Portal to identify the WebBox and
associated system.
To set the Owner/Operator name, click in the box labeled “Operator Name” and
enter a name.
9.10 The Recording Screen
To access the Recording Screen, click on “WebBox”, and then on “Recording”.
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This screen allows the operator to:
• Set the data recording interval
• Activate or deactivate the output of daily energy values in the .csv (comma
separated values) format
• Activate or deactivate the output of daily energy values in the .xml (extensible
markup language) format
9.10.1 Recording Interval
The Sunny WebBox will time-average data in 5, 10 and 15 minute intervals. The only
difference between these selections is the number of data points which will be
recorded each day for your PV plant. Please make the appropriate “Averaging”
selection for your plant. When finished, click Save to apply the settings, or Cancel to
leave without saving the changes.
Note that if there is a large number of inverters in the PV plant and an interval
of 5 minutes is selected it is recommended that a large external storage device
be used for data collection. See 9.12.3 Memory and Data Storage for more
detailed information.
9.10.2 Selecting Output File Types
With firmware version 1.20 and later, the Sunny WebBox will save formatted daily
data files to record the performance of your system. To activate this feature, click
“yes” next to “Build CSV Files”. If “no” is selected, the files will not be created.
CSV files are a commonly used specially formatted text file that records data from
several different channels and separates that data using a text character, typically
“,”. These data files can be easily imported into many different types of processing
soft ware for further analysis and manipulation. Some common examples are
Microsoft Excel or My SQL. See 9.11 The Formatting Screen, for more details.
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9.11 The Formatting Screen
Locate the Formatting Screen by clicking on “WebBox”, then on “Recording” and
finally on “Formatting”. With the formatting screen it is possible to change several
parameters for the daily output file. Possible changes are:
• The file name format
• Activate column headers
• Set end-of-line character
• Set column-separator character
• Set the number-precision and decimal-indicator characters
• Select the time-stamp format
Once selections have been made, click Save to apply the settings or Cancel to leave
the window without saving any changes.
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9.11.1 File Name Formatting
To change the file name format, use the “File Name Format” drop down. The
available formats are:
• MM-DD-YYYY.csv
• DD-MM-YYYY.csv
• YYYY-MM-DD.csv
• JJJ-YYYY.csv
Each of the sections in the filename stand for the following: DD is for the two digits
of the day of the month, MM is for the two digits for the month of the year and YYYY
is for the four digits of the year. JJJ is for the Julian date of the year. The Julian date
is calculated by counting the days of the year. For example, January 20 would be
020. December 19 has a Julian date of 353, or 354 during a leap year. Using the
date of January 20, 2006 as an example, the format options listed above would look
like this:
• 01-20-2006.csv
• 20-01-2006.csv
• 2006-01-20.csv
• 020-2006.csv
9.11.2 Column Header, End-of-Line, Separator
Characters
The next selection area is “Build Column Headers”. This allows the header
information to be turned on or off. The header information consists of the inverter
type, serial number, channel name and relevant units of measure.
The “End-of-Line Character(s)” can be used to help facilitate the use of the text file on
different computer operating systems. Choose:
• CRLF for Windows
• LF for UNIX and LINUX
• CR for Mac
The “Separator Character” can be selected from standard characters. These types of
characters are used because they are typically absent from the actual recorded data
and therefor reduce confusion. The default character is a semicolon, “;”. Other
characters are the comma, “,” the colon “:” and tabular, the tab white space
character. Most interpretation programs can accept any of these separator
characters.
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9.11.3 Number Precision, Decimal and Timestamp
Formatting
The “Number Format” selection allows the numeric precision and the decimal
formatting to be changed. The numeric precision can be changed to 1, 2, or 3 digits
after the decimal separator. The decimal separator can be either a decimal point “.”
or a decimal comma “,”.
The timestamp may be formatted in the following ways:
• hh:mm (default)
• DD-MM-YYYY hh:mm
• MM-DD-YYYY hh:mm
• jjj hh:mm
Where hh is the hour of the day using a 24 hour clock and mm are the minutes. The
other formats have been described previously in 9.11.1 File Name Formatting. Using
January 20, 2006 2:55 PM as an example, the above formats would look like this:
• 14:55
• 20-01-2006 14:55
• 01-20-2006 14:55
• 020 14:55
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9.12 The Info Screen
The Info Screen may be accessed by clicking on “WebBox” and on the next page
click on “Info”. The Info Screen contains much of the basic interface information for
the Sunny WebBox. There are small differences in the information depending on if
the operator is logged in as a user or an installer. Logging in as a user will display:
• The current date and time
• The last time the WebBox confirmed the registration status with Sunny Portal
• The last time data was posted to Sunny Portal
• The last time the date and time were synced with the Sunny Portal
• The current software version
• The hardware version and serial number
• The MAC address of the Ethernet controller
• The Auxiliary communication device type, if installed
• The SMA communication device type, if installed
• The USB peripheral connection status
• The amount of internal and external memory used (if installed)
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If the operator has logged in as an installer, the additional items are available:
• Reset button
• Shut Down button
9.12.1 Sunny Portal Communication Status
In the Info Screen described previously in section 9.12 The Info Screen, there are
three items that pertain to the current communication status with the Sunny Portal.
These items are labeled, “Sunny Portal Registration at”, “Last upload to Sunny
Portal” and “Sunny Portal timesync at:”.
Once a day, when the first data upload attempt is made by the Sunny WebBox, the
WebBox will confirm the registration status of the PV plant with the Sunny Portal. The
date and time shown for “Sunny Portal Registration at:” indicate the last time the
Sunny WebBox performed a registration confirmation. Registration can be
performed manually at any time by clicking on “Register”.
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The date and time shown for “Last upload to Sunny Portal” indicates the last time the
Sunny WebBox performed a successful data upload to Sunny Portal. Uploading data
may also be performed manually at any time by clicking on “Upload”.
The amount of delay between this date and time and the current date and time
will vary based on the Average Interval selected in 9.10 Plant Settings and the
Upload Frequency selected in 9.15 Portal Settings.
The date and time shown in “Sunny Portal timesync at:” indicates the time the
WebBox was last syced with the Sunny Portal clock. A time sync is typically
performed each time data is successfully uploaded to the Sunny Portal. The time and
date may be synchronized manually at any time by clicking on “Synchronize”.
9.12.2 Software Version and Software Updates
The current software version is displayed in the lower right of the WebBox screens.
If a new version of software is available there are two ways to have it installed. One
way is to enable automatic updates using the Portal Screen, see section 9.15 for
details. The other option is to manually update the WebBox. To update manually,
ensure that the Automated Firmware Update option is set to “no”. Then, when a new
software version becomes available, a message will appear next to the software
version number indicating that it is available for download. The button name will
change from “Refresh” to “Update”. Clicking on Update will initiate the process.
The software updating process can take several minutes. During this time the
WebBox may become unresponsive. Please wait until the LEDs on the WebBox
turn green and begin flashing before attempting to restore contact with it.
Do not remove power from the Sunny WebBox during the
software updating process. This may damage the software and/or
hardware of the Sunny WebBox.
9.12.3 Memory and Data Storage
The internal memory capacity of the Sunny WebBox is 8MB. Depending on the
number of inverters connected to the WebBox, this will provide 2 to 30 days of data
storage. The data is written in a first in-first out (FIFO) ring buffer system. This means
that when the memory reaches capacity, the WebBox will begin to overwrite its
memory beginning with the oldest data first. The item labeled “Internal Memory
Load” indicates how full the internal memory has become. The memory load is
represented as a percentage where 0% is empty and 100% is completely full. Any
data sent to the Sunny Portal is redundantly stored on SMA’s Sunny Portal servers.
If more local memory storage is desired, additional memory may be added to the
WebBox by either inserting a USB Flash Memory stick or an SD (Secure Data)
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Memory card. These come in a variety of sizes and can be used in any available size.
The item labeled “External Memory Load” indicates how full the external memory
device has become. The external memory load is also represented as a percentage
where 0% is empty and 100% is completely full.
SMA recommends using a name-brand memory device to ensure the long-term
reliability of the data storage device.
Both the SD memory card and the USB memory stick are hot-swappable and can be
removed from the Sunny WebBox at any time to transfer data to a PC. If the external
memory device is removed for a long period of time, i.e. more than one data cycle,
the data is still written to the WebBox’s internal memory. When the external memory
device is reconnected to the WebBox, the WebBox will write all of the data stored
in the internal memory to the external device. New data will be written to the external
device as long as it remains connected. If the external device becomes full, the data
will be overwritten in the same FIFO manner as the internal memory.
Do not remove the external memory device from the Sunny
WebBox while the Sunny WebBox is actually writing data to the
memory device. This may cause the data to become corrupted and
could cause damage to the external memory device.
9.12.4 Resetting to Factory Default Status
Resetting the WebBox is a command only available to the installer level. When the
operator logs in as an installer, the button labeled “Factory Settings” will appear at
the bottom of the info screen. Clicking this button restores all factory default settings
to the WebBox.
9.12.5 Performing a Shutdown
The shut down feature is available only to operators logged in as an installer. When
the operator logs in as an installer, the button labeled “System Shutdown” appears
at the bottom of the info screen. Clicking this button will cause the WebBox to
completely shut down, after which the power cable can be safely removed from the
WebBox. To restart the WebBox, simply plug the power cable back in.
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9.13 The Events Screen
This screen will provide a log of status messages about the Sunny WebBox and all
connected SMA inverters. The last 500 messages are stored in memory and
displayed on up to 20 pages on this screen. For a complete list of possible messages,
see section 11 Troubleshooting.
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9.14 The Network Screen
The Network Screen shows all of the current network settings for the Sunny WebBox.
The WebBox can be configured to use a static IP address or to obtain and IP address
from a DHCP server. To use a static IP address, click on the circle labeled “No (static
IP)” and enter an IP address, subnet mask, default gateway server and primary DNS
server address. To obtain an IP address from a DHCP server, click on the circle
labeled “Yes (DHCP)” and the WebBox will automatically find the IP address, subnet
mask, default gateway and primary DNS server addresses.
The Sunny WebBox is by default set up to be addressed by its assigned IP
address number. If the DHCP option is selected, it is possible to set up a named
resource with the DNS server. Please check with your IT administrator to set up
this option. In most cases it is SMA’s recommendation that a static IP address
be assigned to the Sunny WebBox.
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It is also possible to connect to the Sunny WebBox from outside the LAN to which the
WebBox is connected. The “Public IP Address” lists the IP address which should be
used from outside the LAN - provided that the appropriate security settings have been
made in the firewall to allow this type of access.
Please consult with your IT administrator to make sure that the necessary
changes have been made in the firewall security settings to allow outside
access if this option is to be enabled.
Depending on the firewall security settings, the “Public Virtual HTTP Port:” can be
changed to match whatever firewall port is appropriate for your network. The default
port for HTTP access is port 80.
Consult with your IT administrator to determine if this default port needs to be
changed and if so, what the port number should be.
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The Portal Screen is used by the operator to configure the Sunny WebBox for
communication with the Sunny Portal web service. If the decision is made to use the
Sunny Portal, then all of the relevant system configurations are completed on this
page. For more information on SMA’s free Sunny Portal visit the Sunny Portal web
site at: www.sunnyportal.com.
After making any changes to the Portal screen, click save to apply the changes or
click cancel to leave the screen without saving the changes.
9.15.1 Enabling Sunny Portal Access
To enable Sunny Portal access, select “Yes” for “Use Sunny Portal”. Selecting “No”
will disable this feature. The “Plant Identifier” line is used by the Sunny Portal to
uniquely distinguish this plant from any other in the world. In the box labeled
“Operator’s E-mail”, enter an E-mail address for Sunny Portal to use to send
messages to regarding the PV plant.
9.15.2 Selecting the Web Interface Type
The “Interface” selection is used to determine how the Sunny WebBox should contact
the Sunny Portal. The two options are via Ethernet or through the integrated analog
modem. The analog modem is only an option when the modem unit has been
installed in the Sunny WebBox. To use the modem, enter the phone number, user
name and password into the fields labeled “ISP Phone Number”, “ISP User Name”
and “ISP Password” respectively. If the Ethernet option is to be used, these fields may
be left blank.
9.15.3 Configuring the Data Upload Intervals
Regardless of which interface option is being used to communicate with the Sunny
Portal, the following options need to be configured. To set the number of times a day
the WebBox sends data to the Sunny Portal, use the field labeled “Upload frequency
per timeslot”. The first item selects how often data is uploaded to the Sunny Portal
per day. Selecting “1X” means that the data will be sent to the Sunny Portal once at
the end of each day. Selecting “20X” will send data to the Sunny Portal 20 times a
day. Selecting “Max” will send data every time a new data point becomes available.
The next four field allow the user to define the hours of the timeslot or “day”. The first
pair of fields denote the beginning time, HH and MM, and the second pair indicate
the ending time in HH and MM. The default “day” is from 6:00 AM (06 and 00) to
10:00 PM (22 and 00).
The next section, “Maximum number of upload attempts per timeslot” sets the
number of times the Sunny WebBox will attempt to resend data to the Sunny Portal
per connection. The lowest setting “5X” means that the WebBox will attempt to
resend the data 5 times, “50X” means it will try 50 times to send the data.
“Unlimited” means that the WebBox will continue to resend the data until it is
successful.
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9.15.4 Time Autosync
The “Autosync time with Sunny Portal” feature allows the internal clock of the Sunny
WebBox to be synced with that of the Sunny Portal system clock each time it uploads
data.
It is recommended that the Sunny WebBox be set to autosync with the server
clock. Otherwise the internal clock of the WebBox will drift over time and result
in inaccuracies in the recorded data to appear.
9.15.5 Software Updating
The Sunny WebBox software may be updated automatically or manually. To have
the software updated automatically as soon as a new version becomes available, set
the “Automated firmware update” to “Yes”. If set to “No”, updates must be
performed manually, See section 9.12.2 for details.
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The Security Screen is used to change the different security and access parameters
of the Sunny WebBox. Read the following sections carefully as some security settings
may introduce significant vulnerabilities to the WebBox.
9.16.1 FTP Server Access
Warning: The integrated FTP server will allow anonymous access
and is not password protected. Unless security measures are
implemented at the network firewall a malicious operator could
access the data storage area of the Sunny WebBox through the
FTP server.
If the operator is logged on as a user, the will be able to:
• Change the internal FTP server access level
• Enable or disable the external memory system
The integrated FTP server is one possible way to gather system performance data
from the Sunny WebBox for use in other applications. For more information on the
available data and possible uses of it, see section 9.17 Exporting Data. The three
different access levels for the integrated FTP server indicate only the level of access
an outside operator has available when connecting with an FTP client. No matter
which access level is chosen, the WebBox will always be able to read from and write
to the memory storage area accessed by the FTP server. The most open option,
“Read/Write”, will allow an outside operator to both read from and write to the FTP
file area, including the ability to delete data files.
Warning: If the “Read/Write” security option is selected, then it is
possible for a malicious outside operator to write programs,
delete data or perform other harmful actions on the Sunny
WebBox. Please use this security setting with caution.
Another option is “Read Only” access. At this access level outside operators will only
be able to read data from the file storage area of the WebBox and copy them to
another location.
The most secure option is to completely disable the FTP server. If the FTP server is
disabled, all FTP requests made to the Sunny WebBox will be refused and no data
can be transferred in or out of the WebBox via FTP. If this selection is made, the only
way to transport data out of the WebBox is by an external memory storage device.
See section 9.5.3 Memory and Data Storage for detailed information on external
memory storage devices.
If both the FTP server access and external memory access are disabled, the
data files will only be available through the Sunny Portal.
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To apply changes, click Save, otherwise click Cancel to leave without saving any
changes.
9.16.2 External Memory Storage Access
The operator can enable or disable external memory storage access through the
“External Memory” item. Select “Enabled” to access external memory or “Disable”
if this feature is not desired.
If both the FTP server access and external memory access are disabled, the
data files will only be available through the Sunny Portal.
To apply changes, click Save, otherwise click Cancel to leave without saving any
changes.
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If the operator is logged on as an installer, then the operator can change the user
level access password, the installer level access password or both. To change the
access level password, type the new password into both fields of the appropriate line
and click Save. If the password has been successfully changed, the message, “The
password was successfully changed” will appear next to the operator level password
that was changed.
If the message “The password was successfully changed” does not appear
after clicking Save, there was a problem with the new password. Reenter the
password and make sure the two fields match before clicking on Save.
To apply changes, click Save, otherwise click Cancel to leave without saving any
changes.
9.17 Exporting Data
Data can be exported from the Sunny WebBox for viewing in several ways. One
option is to send the data to the Sunny Portal. To send data to the Sunny Portal see
section 9.15 The Portal Screen for detailed information. Another way is via the
integrated FTP interface. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is the standard method for
moving files across the internet. The integrated FTP server will allow anonymous
access using any standard FTP client. To change the access permissions see section
9.16.1 FTP Server Access for detailed information. If you are using Internet Explorer
you can begin an FTP session by typing ftp://addressofwebbox into the address bar
of the browser window. Once you have initiated an FTP session you can move files
to and from the WebBox based upon the access permission settings. The data
available from the Sunny WebBox comes in two common data formats:
• Extensible Markup Language (XML)
• Comma Separate Values (CSV)
Many experienced web masters and web site designers can use either of these two
formats to create a large variety of web sites using information from your PV plant.
See sections 9.10 The Recording Screen and 9.11 The Formatting Screen for detailed
information.
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10.1 Ethernet Connection LEDs
LED
Status
Display
Speed
(left)
Off
10 MB connection speed
On
100 MB connection speed
Link / Activity
(right)
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No connection established
On
Connection (link) established
Flashing
Data is transmitted or received
(Activity)
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10.2 LED Indicators
Status / Color
Description
Flashing/Green
Data is being transferred via the USB port.
Steady/Green
The most
successful.
recent
data
transmission
was
NETCOM
Steady/Red
The most recent data transmission failed. The
Sunny WebBox will attempt to re-transmit the
data according to its settings.
SMACOM
Flashing/Green
The Sunny WebBox is communicating with an
inverter.
Steady/Green
SD card is installed.
MEMORY
Flashing/Orange
Steady/Orange
Steady/Red
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Data is being written to the SD card.
SD card is >90% full.
SD card is full.
Reserved for SMA use.
Flashing/Red
The Sunny WebBox is starting up.
Steady/Green
The Sunny WebBox is running.
Steady/Green
The power supply is connected and correct.
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10.3 Event Log Message List
The following list contains messages produced by the Sunny WebBox. These
messages are recorded in the Event Log. Included is a description for each message
and tips for correcting issues if required. The character “#” is used to indicate a
name, quantity, code or device number that will be generated by the WebBox as
part of the message.
Message
Description
Tip
WebBox Startup
WebBox has started
operation
N/A
Boot-Time (#)
The WebBox boot
sequence has completed
and took (#) ms to finish.
N/A
WebBox Shutdown
WebBox was shutdown
by Operator
N/A
CommPortException
detected: (#)
An OS failure associated
with the communications
ports was detected. The
failure message is (#).
Please contact SMA
Technical support for
further assistance.
Unexpected Exception: (#)
An OS failure not caught
somewhere else was
detected. The failure
message is (#).
Please contact SMA
Technical support for
further assistance.
IP Address changed by
DHCP: (#)
The IP address of the
WebBox was changed
by a DHCP server to IP
address (#)
N/A
Carried out update from
version (#) to (#)
An update of the
WebBox software was
performed from the old
version (#) to the new
version (#)
N/A
(#) detected
Number of inverters
detected (#) during
detection routine.
N/A
(#) removed
Number of previously
detected inverters (#)
removed during last
detection routine.
N/A
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Message
Description
Tip
PC (#) logged out
PC with IP address (#)
has logged out.
N/A
PC (#) logout failed
PC with IP address (#)
has failed to log out.
N/A
(#) logged in from PC (#)
Operator level (#)
logged into the WebBox
interface from a
computer with IP address
(#).
N/A
Login from PC (#) failed
Operator login from a
computer with IP address
(#) failed because the
password was incorrect.
This could indicate a
mistake on the part of
the operator or could
indicate a hacking
attempt.
PC (#) inactivity for 5 min.
Operator was logged
out from a computer with
IP address (#) because
they were idle for 5
minutes.
N/A
User password changed
The Installer has changed
the User level password.
N/A
Installer password changed
The Installer has changed
the Installer level
password.
N/A
Startup Communication
(#)(#)(#)
Com Ports are SMACommunication between
COM and Ethernet
the WebBox and
Com Systems are RSinverters has begun using 485, RS-232, and TCP/
com port (#), com system
IP Com methods are
(#), and com method (#). SUNNY-NET and SMANET
See above for
definitions of (#), (#),
Communications has
and (#). Check to
failed during
Startup Communication failed
ensure that the options
initialization using com
(#)(#)(#)
selected for (#), (#), and
port (#), com system (#),
(#) match the com
and com method (#).
system you are using for
the plant.
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Description
Tip
Port (#) changed framing to
(#)
The communications port Please see above for the
(#) has changed to com
com port and com
method (#)
method settings.
Device (#):(#) comes online
Inverter of type (#) and
serial number (#) has
started operating.
N/A
Device (#):(#) goes offline
Inverter of type (#) and
serial number (#) has
stopped operating.
N/A
Response failure of (#):(#),
wrong mask
An inverter of type (#)
with serial number (#)
failed to respond
properly to a data
request.
Check the
communications link to
that inverter.
Response failure of (#):(#),
wrong Sync Time
An inverter of type (#)
with serial number (#)
failed to respond
properly to a data
request.
Check the
communications link to
that inverter.
Set Parameter (#):(#) to (#,#)
The Inverter model (#)
with serial number (#)
has had the parameter
(#) set to value (#).
N/A
Set Parameter (#):(#) to (#)
failed: (#)
The Inverter model (#)
with serial number (#)
failed to update the
parameter (#) due to
reason (#).
Please retry setting the
parameter.
End of day, Total Yield: (#)
kWh
The previous day has
ended and the total yield
of the plant was (#)
kWh.
N/A
Start Dialing (#)
A WebBox with an
internal modem has
started to dial an ISP at
phone number (#).
N/A
Connection Established
A WebBox with an
internal modem has
successfully connected to
the ISP.
N/A
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Message
Description
Tip
Dialup failed: (#)
A WebBox with an
internal modem has
been unsuccessful when
connecting to the ISP at
phone number (#).
Please check the phone
number for the ISP and
ensure that all necessary
cables are securely
connected.
Connection closed by
Watchdog
A WebBox with an
internal modem has
closed the connection to
an ISP due to an internal
error.
N/A
Connection closed (total (#)
seconds online)
A WebBox with an
internal modem has
successfully disconnected
from an ISP and was
connected for (#)
seconds.
N/A
Open connection error: (#)
A WebBox with an
internal modem has
failed to connect to an
ISP because of error (#).
N/A
Missing phonenumber
A WebBox with an
internal modem has
failed to connect to an
ISP because the ISP
phone number was
missing.
Please check the ISP
phone number.
Register failed, result: (#)
The WebBox failed to
register with the Sunny
Portal because of reason
(#).
Please ensure that all
Sunny Portal connection
information is correct.
Sunny-Portal not accessible
Update WAN-IP: (#)
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connection status to the
The Sunny Portal was not internet for the WebBox.
available for connection. Also please ensure that
all Sunny Portal settings
are correct.
The WAN IP address of
the WebBox has been
updated to IP (#).
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Update WAN-IP failed: (#)
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Description
Tip
The WAN IP address of
the WebBox has not
been updated because
of (#).
Please ensure that any
routers used to assign
the WAN IP address are
properly configured and
the WebBox is
communicating with it.
Data has been uploaded
to the Sunny Portal
Upload of (#) Bytes in (#) ms
successfully. (#) Bytes
has been send in (#) ms.
N/A
Upload failed, result: (#)
An attempt was made to
send data to the Sunny
Portal, but if failed due to
(#).
Please check the
connection path to the
Sunny Portal.
Download of (#) offset (#)
succeeded ((#) Bytes in (#)
ms)
The WebBox has
downloaded file (#), (#).
The download was (#)
Bytes in size and took (#)
ms.
N/A
Download of (#) failed
The WebBox has failed
to download the file (#).
Please check the
connection path to the
Sunny Portal.
Daily Traffic: Upload (#)
Bytes, Download (#) Bytes
At the end of the day a
total of (#) Bytes has
been sent to the Sunny
Portal, and a total of (#)
Bytes has been received
by the WebBox.
N/A
File Not Found (#)
The file (#) being
requested by the
WebBox was not found.
Please check the file
name and connection
path.
Memory Card detected
(Capacity, (#) MB, free (#)
MB)
An external memory
storage device was
detected. The total
capacity is (#) MB and it
has (#) MB free.
N/A
Memory Card removed
A detected external
memory storage device
was removed from the
WebBox.
N/A
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Indicators and Messages
Message
Description
Tip
Memory Card low memory
(Capacity (#) MB, free (#)
MB)
An external memory
storage device with a
capacity of (#) is nearly
full, but has (#) MB of
space remaining.
Please remove some or
all of the currently
stored information or
replace the external
memory storage with an
empty device.
Memory Card out of space
(Capacity (#) MB, free (#)
MB)
Please remove some or
all of the currently
An external memory
stored information or
storage device with a
replace the external
capacity of (#) is full and memory storage with an
has (#) MB of free space empty device. No new
remaining.
data can be stored to
the device until this is
accomplished.
Memory Card locked
The WebBox cannot
write to the external
memory storage device
because it is locked.
Please unlock the
external memory
storage device so that
the WebBox can write
data to it.
Memory Card has unknown
format
The external memory
storage device has a file
format that is unusable
by the WebBox.
Please format the
external memory
storage device for FAT
or FAT32 memory
system.
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Ethernet Guide
11 Ethernet Guide
11.1 Information on IP Addresses
A brief overview on IP addresses is provided here. For further information, please
consult your specialized computer dealer or visit the web site of the manufacturer of
your network devices.
IP addresses are unique identifiers, which allow a computer or similar devices to be
identified within an Ethernet network. This means that no IP addresses can be used
twice in an Ethernet network.
An example of an IP address written in decimals is 192.168.1.8.
Each number can be between 0 and 255; however, there are some restrictions. For
example, 0 is not permitted as the first number and the fourth number may not be 0
or 255.
The Internet service provider (ISP) assigns the computer or router such an IP address
when the device is connected to the Internet.
Since each IP address may only occur once in the network, this would present
difficulties in large-scale networks. Therefore, you can create small-scale networks,
which do not conflict with the IP address range of the Internet.
To do so, the IP address is extended by a subnet mask. The IP address still indicates
the device and the subnet mask determines the size of the network. Similar to the IP
address, the subnet mask also has four numbers; however, each number is usually
either 255 or 0. The network range is indicated by 255 and the device range is
indicated by 0. To allow two devices to communicate with each other, they must be
in the same subnet. This means they must have the same subnet mask.
The Sunny WebBox IP address belongs to one of the IP address ranges, which does
not conflict with the Internet. This IP address range lies between 192.168.0.1 and
192.168.0.254 and has the subnet mask 255.255.255.0. This IP address range
provides sufficient capacity for 254 computers and similar devices.
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11.2 Ethernet Networks
A brief overview on Ethernet networks is provided here. For further information,
please consult your specialized computer dealer or visit the web site of the
manufacturer of your network devices.
Ethernet networks are currently the most common computer networks and consist of
the following components:
1.
Computers and similar end devices, for example
-
Computers
-
Sunny WebBox
2.
Printers
Connecting devices, for example
-
Hubs, switches
-
Routers
All devices within one network are called nodes. A
node can be a computer or any other device. A smallscale network consists of one or two computers and a
hub or router.
A hub is used to link computers. A router has another
connection, which can connect the LAN network with
another network type, for example the Internet. In
addition to the router, you also require an Internet
service provider (ISP), which provides technical access
to the Internet.
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ww.w3.
org
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If you would like to setup an Ethernet network, note the
points below:
• Each computer and each device in the network require an Ethernet connection
• The maximum cable length is 100 meters
• Use a category 5 (CAT5 STP) shielded cable or higher
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Care and Maintenance
12 Care and Maintenance
To clean your Sunny WebBox, use a mild, non-corrosive cleaning agent or a damp
cloth. Make sure that the cloth is made of scratch-free material so the surface of the
Sunny WebBox will not be damaged.
Place the Sunny WebBox in a location where damage to the cables or connectors
will be unlikely.
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Contact Information
13 Contact Information
If you have any questions or queries, please contact us. A large team of qualified
engineers and technicians is available during business hours.
Help us to help you by having the following information ready when you call us:
• Type of inverters and serial numbers
• Type of the connected modules or batteries
• Type of communication interface between Sunny WebBox and the inverters
• Sunny WebBox serial number
13.1 Packaging for Shipment
If returning the device to us, be sure to use packaging, which adequately protects the
device from damage during transport (if possible, use the original packing).
13.2 Disposal
Please dispose of the Sunny WebBox at an authorized disposal company or e-waste
recycling center.
Address:
SMA America, Inc.
12438 Loma Rica Drive
Grass Valley, CA
95945
Tel. 530.273.4895
Fax 530.274.7271
www.sma-america.com
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Specifications and Documentation
14 Specifications and Documentation
Interfaces
SMACOM
RS485
(up to 50 inverters, max. 3600 ft. (1,200 m)
cable)
Ethernet
10Mb / 100Mb auto sensing
Data Storage
Internal
8 MB archiving memory
External
SD memory card, 16 MB upwards
USB memory stick, USB 2.0 host
Dimensions
Size
8.85 x 5.11 x 2.24 in. (width x height x depth)
Weight
1.65 lbs.
Power Requirements
Wall Transformer
Type 300 mA @ 12 V
Max. 1 A @ 12 V
Power Consumption
Max 12W
Ambient Temperature Rating
Ambient temperature range
0°C to 55°C
Relative air humidity
5% to 95%, non-condensing
Miscellaneous
Operating System
Windows CE NET
Status Display
7 LEDs
Mounting Options
Wall mount, DIN rail mount, desktop
Options
Integrated analog modem
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Specifications and Documentation
14.1 CE Declaration of Conformity
CE Declaration of Conformity
for data recording equipments
Product:
Sunny WebBox
We declare that the above specified device is compliant with the regulations of the European
Community, in terms of the design and the version fabricated by SMA. This especially applies
for the EMC Regulation defined in 89/336/EWG and the low voltage regulation defined in
73/23/EWG.
The device is compliant with the following standards:
Immunity:
Utility Interference
Device Safety:
DIN
DIN
DIN
DIN
DIN
EN 61000-6-1
EN 61000-6-2
EN 61000-6-3
EN 61000-6-4
EN 60950-1
The above mentioned device is therefore marked with a CE sign.
Niestetal, 09th.of May 2005
SMA Technologie AG
Peter Drews
SMA Technologie AG
WebBox-CE-11:BE1905
(Member of the Board)
Hannoversche Straße 1-5
34266 Niestetal
Tel. +49 561 9522 – 0
Fax +49 561 9522 – 100
www.SMA.de
info@SMA.de
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Specifications and Documentation
The information contained in this document is the property of SMA Technologie AG. Publishing its content,
either partially or in full, requires the written permision of SMA Technologie AG. Any internal company
copying of the document for the purposes of evaluating the product or its correct implementation is allowed
and does not require permission.
Exclusion of liability
The general terms and conditions of delivery of SMA Technologie AG shall apply.
The content of these documents is continually checked and amended, where necessary. However,
discrepancies cannot be excluded. No guarantee is made for the completeness of these documents. The
latest version is available on the Internet at www.SMA.de or from the usual sales channels.
Guarantee or liability claims for damages of any kind are exlcuded if they are caused by one or more of the
following:
• Improper or inappropriate use of the product
• Operating the product in an unintended environment
• Operating the product whilst ignoring relevant, statutory safety regulations in the deployment location
• Ignoring safety warnings and instructions contained in all documents relevant to the product
• Operating the product under incorrect safety or protection conditions
• Altering the product or supplied software without authority
• The product malfunctions due to operating attached or neighboring devices beyond statutory limit values
• In case of unforeseen calamity or force majeure
Software licensing
The use of supplied software produced by SMA Technologie AG is subject to the following conditions:
This software may be copied for internal company purposes and may be installed on any number of
computers. Supplied source codes may be changed or adapted for internal company purposes on your own
responsibility. Drivers may also be transferred to other operating systems. Source codes may only be
published with the written permission of SMA Technologie AG. Sub-licensing of software is not permissible.
Limitation of liability: SMA Technologie AG rejects any liability for direct or indirect damages arising from
the use of software developed by SMA Technologie AG. This also applies to the provision or non-provision
of support activities.
Supplied software not developed by SMA Technologie AG is subject to the respective licensing and liability
agreements of the manufacturer.
Trademarks
All trademarks are recognized even if these are not marked separately. Missing designations do not mean
that a product or brand is not a registered trademark.
SMA Technologie AG
Hannoversche Straße 1-5
34266 Niestetal
Germany
Tel. +49 561 9522-0
Fax +49 561 9522-100
www.SMA.de
E-mail: info@SMA.de
© 2005 SMA Technologie AG. All rights reserved.
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12438 Loma Rica Dr.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
Phone: 530 273 4895
Fax: 530 274 7271
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