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 Post subject: SC-View - MorningStar Sunsaver Mppt PC Monintoring Software
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 10:33 am GMT EthGMT 
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SC-View is a free software monitoring tool for your MorningStar SunSaver & TriStar Mppt series solar charge controller that offers "skins" and other enhancements. Download the application, uncompress and its ready to run, just put in the folder/location of your choice.

For questions and answers, please make a NEW post with your concern and we will in a timely manor address any issues or questions raised

To verify you have the current version:
After the download, unzip and right-click -> properties -> Version -> File Version should be 1.1.0.0 ( SunSaver ) / 0.5.0.1 ( TriStar )

Version 1.1.0.0 has corrected the kWh counter issue and added support for the charger reported datalog values ( 31 days of internally saved performance values )


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 Post subject: Re: SC-View - MorningStar Sunsaver Mppt PC Monintoring Software
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:28 am GMT EstGMT 
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Hello!

I will try your SC-View on my SS-MPPT controller in a few days when I visit my cabin and wonder if you have an updated version available?

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: SC-View - MorningStar Sunsaver Mppt PC Monintoring Software
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:59 pm GMT EthGMT 
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Solar Guppy,
I brought an issue up with Morningstar that your SC-view software also has. That is the fact that your software ticks around 1Kwh for each 100Wh. They sent me a new version of MSview that fixed it, and tell me in the email that it was a scaling error that yours and their software was coded wrong. I just knew that my 90W of Harbor Freight solar panels wasn't ticking over a
KWh per day. Especially when my old E-meter was telling me that I generated 100Wh that day.
Thought you might want to know. SC-view is a nifty little program and I use it daily to log data.
Thanks. If you need any other questions answered, my email is pvale@pvale.com.

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 Post subject: Re: SC-View - MorningStar Sunsaver Mppt PC Monintoring Software
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:14 pm GMT EthGMT 
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Thanks

I seem to remember finding that bug back in April, I never updated SC-View ... will put that on the to do list!

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 Post subject: Re: SC-View - MorningStar Sunsaver Mppt PC Monintoring Software
PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:46 am GMT EthGMT 
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New release, see first post for download


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 Post subject: Re: SC-View - MorningStar Sunsaver Mppt PC Monintoring Software
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:03 pm GMT EthGMT 
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Man, that is a VERY pretty interface ! I really like the setup screens etc.

The main screen is nice too, but could you make it so it can re-size to be viewed from a bit further away from the screen ??

I also see just a hint of Borland tools in there...

Nice stuff !

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 Post subject: Re: SC-View - MorningStar Sunsaver Mppt PC Monintoring Software
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:32 am GMT EthGMT 
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Hi boB,

Under settings->display check the option Super Size Display, does that help?

Yes its built using borland suite and the skins using http://www.almdev.com


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 Post subject: Re: SC-View - MorningStar Sunsaver Mppt PC Monintoring Software
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:49 pm GMT EthGMT 
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Solar Guppy wrote:
Hi boB,

Under settings->display check the option Super Size Display, does that help?

Yes its built using borland suite and the skins using http://www.almdev.com



No, even BIGGER !

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 Post subject: Re: SC-View - MorningStar Sunsaver Mppt PC Monintoring Software
PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:50 am GMT EthGMT 
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Hi SG,

Are the numbers in the screen dump of SC-View above to scale? The reason I ask is that the Volt*Amp in (146 VA) in the picture above is lower than Volt*Amp out (156 VA).

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 Post subject: Re: SC-View - MorningStar Sunsaver Mppt PC Monintoring Software
PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:14 pm GMT EthGMT 
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Amps in is SW created so has little meaning ... could be a bug or possible a captured in dynamic conditions


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 Post subject: Re: SC-View - MorningStar Sunsaver Mppt PC Monintoring Software
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:39 am GMT EndGMT 
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I'm going to give this a try - I'll assume it will work with the larger MS Tristar MPPT charge controllers ? I'll be using an Edgeport 8 USB to serial converter with XP.

Do I need to run it 24/7, or can it pull the log file out of RAM once a week ?

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 Post subject: Re: SC-View - MorningStar Sunsaver Mppt PC Monintoring Software
PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:17 pm GMT EndGMT 
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Mike,

The TSMPPT has a different register set than the SunSaver Mppt, so it won't work with your charger

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 Post subject: Re: SC-View - MorningStar Sunsaver Mppt PC Monintoring Software
PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:04 am GMT ErdGMT 
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Rats. Well, I was hoping it would work. I'll try it out on the SS in the tool shed, since I have the download anyway.

Would it be a major change, or a simple tweak to make SC-view tristar compatible. ?

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 Post subject: Re: SC-View - MorningStar Sunsaver Mppt PC Monintoring Software
PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:03 pm GMT EthGMT 
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Major Changes, I have a version you can use, but its unsupported and won't be posted for download, pm an email and I'll send it your way


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 Post subject: Re: SC-View - MorningStar Sunsaver Mppt PC Monintoring Software
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:58 pm GMT EthGMT 
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Hello and let me first say thank you! I been using your softar for some time now and have rather enjoyed it, I tried signing up some time ago but had no luck!

I was wondering if you have had since don any changes to it? MS-View has some new interesting up dates you may be interested to view.


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