ACG-1 Apollo Communications Gateway
Apollo Solar ACG-1 Apollo Communications Gateway
The Apollo Solar Communications Gateway is designed to allow easy monitoring of Apollo solar electronic products. It connects to multiple Apollo products such as our T80 charge controller and TSW series inverters, whether single or in parallel, and allows sending and receiving information to the Apollo devices
Features of the Apollo Solar ACG-1 Apollo Communications Gateway
- Compact low-power Serial to Ethernet Gateway
- Allows data from all Apollo Solar ASNET or Modbus enabled products to be monitored via Ethernet
- Sends data to our server for monitoring using any PC
- See current ans historical energy harvest
- Check, PV, battery and load profiles
- 1 year of AMS Apollo Monitoring Service included
Plug and Play Web-Based Monitoring of Apollo Charge Controllers and Inverters
The Apollo Communications Gateway makes it easy to monitor Apollo charge controllers, inverters and other products, easily and simply, supporting up to 100 connected Apollo devices per Gateway.
Works with ASNET and Modbus Enabled Products
The Gateway can work with either products that use our original ASNET network bus, or with our newer industry-standard Modbus enabled products.
Works through the Internet or Locally
By default, the Communications Gateway automatically sends data from connected devices to our server, where you can use any browser to go to our website and monitor the performance of your Apollo products. If you don't have a broadband connection to the Internet, we offer a program that you install on your PC to monitor locally.
The Communications Gateway is preconfigured with all the information it needs to connect to our server. Simply connect the included cable to any one of your Apollo products, and plug a conventional Ethernet cable between the ACG-1 and your broadband router.
Useful Indicator Lights Let You Know It's Working
The Gateway includes indicator lights to show serial and Ethernet activity to confirm proper operation.
Our User-Friendly Website Offers all the Information you could Want
On our website you'll be able to see summary and detailed information on how your system is working. Installers find this handy to avoid un-necessary service calls.
Optional Products Give You More Communications Options
If you prefer to communicate using WiFi, the Apollo Communications Gateway works with Apollo and thirdparty WiFi bridges to let you use WiFi instead of wired Ethernet. For industrial and telecom applications we offer our GSM modem to communicate using GSM networks. See the Apollo Cellular Modem ACM-1.
FAQof the Apollo Solar ACG-1 Apollo Communications Gateway
1. How many T80 charge controllers can be monitored from one Gateway?
Up to 31
2. How many TSW inverters can be monitored from one Gateway?
Up to 31
3. How many total devices can be monitored from one Gateway?
Up to 255
4. How often is data sent from the Gateway to the server?
The server asks for data from a device every six seconds, or 14,400 times a day. If there is one T80 in the system, then there is data from the T80 every 6 seconds. If there is a T80 and a TSW inverter, then there is data for the T80 every 12 seconds and for the inverter every 12 seconds
5. Does the Gateway have to be powered from the included AC power supply?
No, the Gateway can receive power from the T80 or TSW.
6. Does the Gateway have to be programmed or setup?
No, the Gateway is strictly plug-and-play.
7. How can I tell if the Gateway is communicating with the T80 or TSW and sending data to the Internet?
Refer to the Gateway user guide for detailed information, however if the Transmitting Serial LED blinks every 6 seconds then the Gateway is communicating with the server. If the Transmitting Serial and Receiving Serial lights are blinking every 6 seconds then the Gateway is communicating with the server and with the attached Apollo devices.
8. Can a user use software on a local PC to communicate and get data from the Apollo devices using the Gateway?
Yes the Gateway will accept incoming requests. Apollo can provide sample code for communicating on a local network.
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