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  • solarbridge powere manaager not discover modules

    The solar power manager is a gateway device that use " power line communications " (PLC) to collect status and performance data from solar bridge enabled AC modules. My power manager will not discover modules. I am assuming the PLC isn"t working. Any suggestions for why this is happening? Could the modules electronic connection be the cause or maybe a bad ground?

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    PLC uses a kilohertz signal on the power line, ground is not a factor. Some surge and filter devices will block the signal, if you have a fancy computer surge strip, even in another area of the house, it can shunt the signal away.

    Did it ever work ?
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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    • #3
      The system that was installed had a solar bridge SP101 power manager that worked reporting through our computer until March 2018, about the time sun power sold solar bridge to enphase and stopped maintaining the power portal. We tried to monitor through the power manager but it did not show any production and was unable to discover any modules when we tried. We bought a SP103 on ebay and tried to set it up. All went well until we tried to "discover modules" , it could not discover any. We have a 10 year old apple computer and a couple samsung tablets. Nothing has changed, as far a s we know there has not been a power surge. Our solar installed has moved on and is no longer interested and sunpower has not been helpful.

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