Wattmon Hybrid Kit

Preconfigured Kit for Monitoring and Control of Hybrid Systems

This combination includes one Wattmon device, one C752 dual current sensor device and one I3O2 IO module along with cables and lugs required for installation.

[Please see the new WattmonPRO for current product details]


This kit will monitor your battery bank and give you detailed graphs of your energy generation and consumption. It will also let you control two relays based on triggers. This could be anything from switching on or off an inverter or charger based on the battery state to controlling household or pumps. This solution allows you to add intelligence and automation to your system without required any programming.

Some of the key features are:

  • Tracks your battery bank and predicts remaining capacity in percent and run time in minutes.
  • Logs detailed data and provides daily and monthly graphs of battery percent and kW in and out.
  • Built in web server and local data storage, easily accessible via a local LAN or remotely through the Internet.
  • Highly modular allowing you to easily interface with additional sensors and relays for control
  • Powerful customization without the need for a single line of programming
  • Does not require a permanent internet connection for data logging

Kit Contents

 

Specifications

Voltage
10-60V DC input (directly connected to battery upto 48V)
Power Consumption
< 2W
Connectivity
10Mbit Ethernet, GPRS or 3G (via USB Dongle)
Processor
PIC32MX795 PIC Controller
Operating System
WattmonOS

Product Description

By installing this device you will have better control over your battery bank and the power that you use. You will be able to visually understand the flow of energy within your system.

You will also be able to set up actions to control the outputs of your relay device based on any combination of triggers. This turns your home into a smart home by intelligently controlling your loads based on available energy!

The team at Cynergy spent two years designing and developing this device. After multiple field trials and customer feedback we have included plenty of features. It is easy to install, it is hassle free, and it performs well when it comes to monitoring and controlling solar energy.

What makes this product unique?

Most solar devices will monitor solar energy generated. However very few of them also monitor the load. In order to know what energy remains in your battery bank, it is good to have the full picture. This device puts all those features under one roof. It provides the information to you through visual graphs and logs. One can very quickly get a feel of how your energy flows.

We believe strongly that solar energy is one of the technologies that is going to be very widely adopted in the near future. However, one of the limitations of solar energy in off grid setups is that people generally feel they can not accurately gauge how much energy is available to them and therefore are somewhat hesitant to use it freely. Imagine driving your car without the fuel gauge! Would you feel that you would be a little apprehensive about how far you could drive? I would. Wattmon takes that fear away by providing you accurate information about the state of your battery bank and remaining time.

Installation

Installation is relatively simple. The external current sensor needs to be hooked up properly. This means that you will need to cut the lugs at the end of your charger cable and your inverter cable. The cables need to be pulled through the holes in the current sensor. Then you will need to recrimp the cables and reconnected them to the battery. You will also need to connect the power cable to the negative and positive terminal of the battery. Two patch cables come with the kit. One of these is used to interconnect the current sensor module with the main device. The second connects your device with your broadband router. The default cable is 2 m. You may require a longer cable depending on the location of your batteries.

The relay module can power up to 5A of AC or DC energy. If you require switching on a higher power load, we recommend connecting the relay to a larger relay or SSR to control your load.

Once the device is physically installed and powered up, you can access it through your web browser. A simple control panel helps you set up various system parameters such as solar panel size and battery capacity. The whole process will take around 15 minutes. Basic knowledge of networking is helpful.

More Information

For more detailed information, please click the following links: