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PC Meterbus Adapter Instructions application/pdf English 12.07.2009 03
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Instruction sheet for the PC MeterBus Adapter (model: MSC), a communication adapter that converts a Morningstar meter port to a 9-pin RS-232 serial interface to enable Modbus communication.

Supported Products

  • SunSaver Duo
  • SureSine

 

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PC Meterbus Adapter Datasheet application/pdf English 06.05.2013 01
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PC Meterbus Adapater (MSC-1) Datasheet

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Morningstar Communications Document application/pdf English 12.05.2019 3.2
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A comprehensive guide to communication with Morningstar products.
Topics covered include:

  • MeterBus networks
  • Serial RS-232 and EIA-485 networks
  • Ethernet, HTTP, web interfaces
  • Related hardware and cables

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Help using the MSView Software text/plain English 05.13.2013 01
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MSView contains a built-in Help File (accessible from the Help menu -> Help Topics) which provides detailed information about using the software to connect to Morningstar devices, program custom settings, view and/or log real-time data, and evaluate system performance.

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Serial communication problems text/plain English 10.22.2007 01
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If you are having problems communicating with a Morningstar product using a serial connection, try the following:

1. Make sure that the unit is powered with a battery or power supply. The unit cannot communicate without power.

2. Verify that the serial cable is not a Null Modem or cross-over cable.

3. Verify that no other programs or managers are using the same serial port.

4. Check the serial cable for continuity using a multimeter. The cable should have continuity from Pin1<->Pin1, Pin2<->Pin2,… If possible, try another cable.

5. Shut down and restart the PC. Reattempt connection.

6. Try another PC

For products that require the PC MeterBus Serial Adapter (Model: MSC), check the RJ-11 telephone cable. If possible, try another cable. It has been reported that some USB to Serial cables will not work with the MSC because the RS-232 output signal voltages are below the RS-232 electrical specification.

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What is the Modbus protocol? text/plain English 12.13.2007 01
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Direct from the FAQ at http://www.modbus.org :

MODBUS® Protocol is a messaging structure developed by Modicon in 1979, used to establish master-slave/client-server communication between intelligent devices. It is a de facto standard, truly open and the most widely used network protocol in the industrial manufacturing environment. It is literally implemented by hundreds of vendors on thousands of different devices in order to transfer discrete/analog I/O and register data between control devices. It’s really a lingua franca or common denominator between different manufacturers. One report called it the “de facto standard in multi-vendor integration”.

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What pins do I use for making my own serial cable? text/plain English 12.07.2009 01
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I want to make my own serial cable. What pins do I need (at a minimum)?
The serial port on the TriStar is opto-isolated per UL requirements. For this reason, the TriStar serial port is “port powered”, which means it requires a small amount of power from the host (PC or other device). In addition to pins 2,3,& 5, pin 4 and/or 7 should be connected. For more information, refer to the document, “TriStar RS-232 Wiring”.

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Where can I find an RS-232 cable? text/plain English 12.13.2007 01
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RS-232 serial cables can be found at just about any computer retail store. In most cases, such as mating the TriStar or SunSaver Duo to a PC, you will require a cable with one male and one female connection. Linking a PC with the controller will require a straight-through serial cable (NOT a NULL Modem cable).

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Where do I get software to program my controller? text/plain English 12.13.2007 01
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We supply PC software free of charge (called MSView). It is available for download on our website. Sorry, Apple Mac is not supported.

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MSLoad-1.3.17 application/zip English 02.05.2016 1.3.17
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Software 955.82 Kb zip

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MSLoad is a PC software utility used to program new product firmware into Morningstar products that support firmware updates.

Instructions

  • Download MSLoad
  • Download the latest product firmware
  • Unzip MSLoad
  • View MSLoad README

 

Products supported

  • Relay Driver
  • SunSaver MPPT
  • ProStar MPPT
  • TriStar
  • TriStar MPPT
  • TriStar MPPT 600V
  • TriStar Digital Meter
  • TriStar Remote Meter
  • TriStar Digital Meter 2
  • TriStar Remote Meter 2

System Requirements

  • Windows 95 or later
  • x386 or later PC

 

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MSView-1.6.44.0 application/zip English 07.01.2017 1.6.44.0
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Software 12.74 Mb zip

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MSView is a PC software utility that allows a PC to connect to supported Morningstar products. It provides real-time data display, customizable data logging, historical graph display of logged data, and an easy to use interface with integrated help menus. MSView also features several setup and configuration wizards for the Prostar-MPPT, TriStar, TriStar-MPPT, TriStar-MPPT 600V, SunSaver MPPT, SunSaver Duo, and Relay Driver.
NOTE: The latest firmware updates for all applicable products are also included in this MSView download.SunSaver-MPPTs MUST be updated to firmware version v09 or later to enable lighting control functionality.

Version: 1.6.34.0

  • – Includes support for EMC-1 & PSPWM Gen3.
  • – Minor scaling fixes for other controllers

 

Version: 1.6.44.0

  • – PSPWM / PSPPT Summary Screen Swap
  • – Connection Sharing between Real-Time Data & Setup Wizards

 

 

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SunSaver MPPT Firmware Update application/zip English 11.13.2014 11b
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Software 3.21 Mb zip

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This is the latest firmware update for the SunSaver MPPT charge controller. To update the firmware, download this file and the MSLoad PC software utility found in the related documents. This firmware update contains all fixes to date. Only the latest firmware update needs to be programmed into the SunSaver MPPT.

NOTE: A Morningstar MeterBus to Serial Converter (model: MSC) is required to load new firmware into the SunSaver MPPT. Consult your Morningstar dealer for more information.

 

v11b

  • – bugfix for RM-1 communications
  • – lighting control bugfix

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PC Meterbus Photo image/png English 10.09.2013 01
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PC MeterBus Adapter
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2014-2015 Product Catalog in English application/pdf English 05.14.2014 01
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The 2014/2015 Morningstar Product Catalog in English

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Company Profile (video) video/x-ms-wmv English 10.16.2012 01
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Short video highlighting Morningstar Corporation’s history and products.

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Intl-Warranty application/pdf English 10.17.2013 01
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Morningstar Product Warranty

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MSC Declaration of Conformity application/pdf English 08.23.2019 03
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MSC Declaration of Conformity Document

 

 

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Product Accessory Compatibility Matrix application/pdf English 10.29.2013 01
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The 2013/2014 Morningstar Product Accessory Compatibility Matrix.

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RoHS Certification Document application/pdf English 02.19.2014 01
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The part numbers listed within are in compliance with Directive 2011/65/EC on the restriction of the use of certain
hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS directives). This document also certifies that
the product declaration that has been provided by Morningstar Corporation is accurate.

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Strong R&D Capability and Engineering Excellence application/pdf English 08.02.2013 01
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Whitepaper on Morningstar’s s high-level of innovation, R&D and engineering excellence.

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Tech Support Policy application/pdf English 09.11.2014 01
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Warranty Claim Procedure application/pdf English 09.11.2014 01
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Weights and Dims application/pdf English 12.16.2015 02
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PDF file of the packed Weights and Dims of Morningstar products.

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