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The question I wrote:1) I am running firmware 003.015.001. According to the specifications in the document entitled "Application Note - SunSpec Data Blocks and AXS Port" (also reflected in AXS Port SunSpec Map.xls), I should find device Model and serial numbers as some of the last fields in the config blocks, however mine all seem to be blank. Is that because the actual device firmware is out-of-date, or have these fields been documented but not implemented?
Another question I wrote:2) I asked OutBack Support how to change settings like Absorb Voltage via Modbus. I wanted to know if I could change it on just the Master Inverter or if I would have to change it on each individual device. They assured me that I had to change it on each device. Now I find a register in the OutBack System Control Block called Global_Absorb_Voltage which seems to contradict their assertion.
David LeBow wrote:"Question C
The Modbus "OutBack" Block (ID 64110) has fields for Email server name, account name, password, etc. but no field for SMTP Port. Many email systems use port 25 or 465 for email, but GMail (for one), uses 587. Is there a way of specifying the SMTP Port for emails? If not, which port does the OutBack Modbus interface use?"
This configurability was put in place earlier as a placeholder for a feature which had been planned. That functionality has not been implemented, the fields are placeholders only. Plans to implement are not on any current roadmap.
David LeBow wrote:Hoping that that's of some additional help.
OutBack Development Team wrote:The SMTP software [used in the AXS port] only supports simple POP3 without security. Typically email providers support POP3 with SSL/TLS or STARTTLS security. The security protocols use different IP port numbers than POP3 which uses port 110. Because AXS Port only supports simple POP3 the IP port number POP3 email server is not configurable.
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