Cloud-Based Monitoring

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Monitoring for a PV system is a must, whether you are a homeowner, installer or utility. It is the most efficient and inexpensive way to troubleshoot and maintain a PV system, ensuring the system is at its optimal performance over the lifetime of the installation. It only makes sense that our monitoring system should be cloud-based for ease of access from anywhere in the world, through a web portal, an Android or iOS app.

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Data Logger and PLC BoxFor communication reliability, Darfon Cloud-based monitoring solution separates the communication before it reaches the service panel. The solution includes two hardware pieces: the PLC Box and Data Logger. The PLC Box is installed between the microinverters and service panel then sends information to the Data Logger. By bypassing the service panel, you avoid all the white noise and get a clean, stable signal. This latest generation of Data Logger incorporates WAN and GSM transmission for connecting to the Cloud.
  • PLC Box Specifications
    Communication Port
    RS485 For Data Logger¹
    Number of Devices
    Up to 76 Microinverters
    Transmission Distance²
    Up to 50m (164ft)
    Operating Temperature
    -10 to 50°C (14 to 122°F)
    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    70 x 70 x 20mm (2.8 x 2.8 x 0.8in)
    57.1g (2oz), Adaptor 65.3g (2.3oz)
    Protection Rating
    IP20 (Indoor Use Only)
    UL 60950-1, FCC Part 15 Class B
    Power Consumption
    7.2W (Maximum)
    Power Supply Input
    12VDC, 600mA
  • ¹ The maximum distance between the Data Logger and PLC Box is 1312ft (400m).
    ² The distance from the PLC Box to the microinverter at the farthest end of the AC branch.
    ³ Supported cellular band is dependent upon regional hardware version.
    ⁴ 3G and Wi-Fi performance will be degraded if device's ambient temperature is above 55°C.
  • Data Logger Specifications
    Embedded 3G (dual SIM), RJ45 FE (x4)
    Communication Port
    DB9 RS485 (Up to 3 PLC Boxes)
    Management Port
    RJ12 RS232 (Console)
    Storage & Log
    USB 2.0 (32G Max.)
    Cellular Band³
    UMTS(WCDMA): 2100/1900/900(EURO)/850(US) MHz
    GSM: 1900/1800/900/850 MHz
    Antenna (Detachable)
    2x 5dBi (WiFi), 2x 3dBi (3G)
    Operating Temperature⁴
    -10 to 50°C (14 to 122°F)
    Protection Rating
    IP20 (Indoor Use Only)
    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    187 x 110 x 31mm (7.4 x 4.3 x 1.2in) (w/o Antennas)
    0.67kg (1.5lb)
    UL 60950-1, EN 301 908, EN 301 511, EN 301 489,
    EN 55022, EN 61000, FCC Part 15B/C
    Power Supply Input
    Dual 12VDC, 2A Max.
*All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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