Aurora ABB Powerone PV Inverter Sensor


This implements a direct RS485 connection to a solar inverter in the PVI-3.0/3.6/4.2-TL-OUTD ABB series, and may work on others. The inverter was formerly made by PowerOne who got taken over by ABB.

The TCP/IP method of communicating with inverters is supported by the Python library, but not by this implementation in this integration.

This integration provides a single sensor which reports the live power output in watts.

Note the PV inverter will be unresponsive to communications when in darkness, so the value ‘unknown’ will be displayed during the night.

Configuration

Add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
sensor:
  - platform: aurora_abb_powerone
    device: 'SERIAL_PORT'

Configuration Variables

device

(string)(Required)

The serial port your RS485 adaptor is connected to.

address

(integer)(Optional)

The address of the inverter - only need to set this if you have changed your inverter away from the default address of 2.

Default value:

2

name

(string)(Optional)

Name of the sensor to use in the frontend.

Default value:

Solar PV

# Example configuration.yaml entry for aurora_abb_powerone platform
sensor:
  - platform: aurora_abb_powerone
    address: 2
    device: '/dev/serial/by-id/usb-FTDI_FT232R_USB_UART_A50285BI-if00-port0'