- Additional information
The Victron Energy Direct LoRaWAN module ASS030540010. It allows you to connect other Victron equipment, such as your Battery Monitor (BMV); Solar Charger; or Phoenix Inverter, to the Victron Remote Management (VRM) portal. The portal is available to use free of charge, and from it you can view the status of your installation from anywhere in the world using your desktop device or mobile phone.
Remote Monitoring and Control
You can check the status of your connected products on our free remote monitoring website: the VRM Online Portal. To get an impression of the VRM Online Portal.
Long Range Wide Area Network
LoRaWAN is a wireless network that operates on the 868Mhz frequency. It has a long range and uses small amounts of power. The Victron Energy Direct LoRaWAN module ASS030540010 can send hourly data updates via this network. You do not need a subscription to make use of this network. If you do not have coverage in your region it is possible to add your own gateway.
LoRaWAN Radio Frequencies and Coverage:
Warning: LoRaWAN Coverage The “The Things Network” LoRaWAN network is not a commercial network. Public gateways are maintained by the community and coverage can not be guaranteed. The VE.Direct LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) module is essentially a radio transmitter which broadcasts data (in this instance information about the status of your Victron installation) to a nearby LoRaWAN gateway. Typical range of a gateway is about 2km if you live in a town, but could be as far away as 15km if you live in a rural location. The VE.Direct LoRaWAN module uses the gateway infrastructure of ‘The Things Network’ community. Their network of gateways is constantly expanding and you can check coverage in your area here: https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/map.
Tip: Add your own gateway
You can even expand the TTN infrastructure to your area by establishing a new gateway. The hardware cost would be a few hundred euro’s, and you would need a power supply and an internet connection. Make sure to buy a multi channel gateway. The lower cost single channel gateways are not supported.