Saturday, 1 June 2013
Successful SAMIL v1.20 firmware upgrade
Well a week on from the upgrade of the SAMIL 5200TL-D to firmware version 1.20 and so-far so good!
Despite the ASUS netbook, which I've been using to monitor the generator, going into standby on a regular basis, every time I have woken it up, exited and restarted the SolarPower Browser, within a few seconds the SAMIL has re-established communication (via the cabled LAN connection).
That's a first for my installation!
This week's test will be to connect the SAMIL back to my 24x7 server on my home LAN (still via cable) with the SolarPower Browser running 24x7 and see how that goes.
Caveat here is that Samil have warned that the SolarPower Browser software is not very stable, but that aside, I want to see if the Inverter will at-least consistently re-connect when it's asked to.
(as it has been doing all this week)
My plan is, that if that works I will attempt to set up the Samil VI-Plant cloud-based monitoring connection again, as the Samil staff have kindly offered to clear out the details of my first inverter ... though that has yet to actually happen.
Once the Wifi firmware fix is released, I'll attempt to go back to using a Wifi connection.
I'd still appreciate hearing from any other SAMIL users out there who have found this site useful.
It's been quite remarkable to me, the level of site visits this series of blog entries has generated!