Adding, Replacing and Disabling Devices


You can add, replace and disable devices of your system in the device administration system. If you already have a system in Sunny Portal, you can add new devices to the system or replace devices. You can add communication devices reset to the default setting to an existing system. The system setup assistant is a step-by-step guide to the processes required for the registration of your system in Sunny Portal.

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Overview device administration

Requirements:

  • The registration ID (RID) and the identification key (PIC) of the type label of the SMA product or of other provided labels must be available.

  • All devices in the local network must be in operation and connected to the Sunny Portal via an Internet router.

  • A maximum of one Data Manager with the option Master may be present in a system.

Adding a directly communicating device

You can add devices to a system that directly communicate with Sunny Portal. These are devices that can capture the data of your system and send them to Sunny Portal.

Procedure:

  1. Log into Sunny Portal.
  2. Select system.
  3. Select the menu Configuration.
  4. Select [Device management] in the context menu.
  5. Select the button.
  6. The system setup assistant opens.
  7. Select SMA device and confirm with [Next].
  8. Enter the PIC and RID of the new device and confirm with [Identify].
  9. Select new device from the list and confirm with [Save].

Adding a virtual device

You can add virtual devices to a system. There are two ways to transmit the data of the virtual devices to Sunny Portal:

  • Enter data manually

  • Obtain data from energy meter

Procedure:

  1. Log into Sunny Portal.
  2. Select system.
  3. Select the menu Configuration.
  4. Select [Device management] in the context menu.
  5. Select the button.
  6. The system setup assistant opens.

Replacing a communication device

Procedure:

  1. Log into Sunny Portal.
  2. Select system.
  3. Select the menu Configuration.
  4. Select [Device management] in the context menu.
  5. In the device row, click the button.
  6. Select [Replace device] device.
  7. Enter the PIC and RID of the new device and confirm with [Identify].
  8. Select new device from the list and confirm with [Replace].

Adding reset communication device again

You can add communication devices reset to the default setting to an existing system via the device administration. Additionally, reset communication devices are displayed in the notifications and there can be added to the system again.

Procedure:

  1. Log into Sunny Portal.
  2. Select system.
  3. Select the menu Configuration.
  4. Select [Device management] in the context menu.
  5. In the device row, click the button.
  6. Select [Show device properties].
  7. Click the button [Include reset device in the system again].
  8. The system setup assistant opens.

Disabling a device

The following devices can be disabled:

  • Devices that were added via the context menu [Device administration]

  • Devices that exist in the system, but have not provided any data for five days

The data of disabled devices are still visible in the menu Analysis.

Procedure:

  1. Log into Sunny Portal.
  2. Select system.
  3. Select the menu Configuration.
  4. Select [Device management] in the context menu.
  5. In the device row, click the button.
  6. Select [Disable device].
  7. Confirm with [Disable].
  8. Disabling the device resets all configurations for this device.

Replacing a device in the communication device

To replace devices in a communication device, delete the device via the user interface of the communication device (see manual of the communication device). The deleted device is disabled in Sunny Portal. Add the new device via the user interface of the communication device. The new device is displayed in Sunny Portal. The data of both the old and the new device are visible in the analysis in Sunny Portal.