Author Topic: Blue tooth dongle?  (Read 705 times)

unyalli

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Blue tooth dongle?
« on: April 09, 2019, 07:05:17 PM »
Where is the Bluetooth dongle progress? It will be available for the Kid I hope. This is where it's seriously needed as there is no local app possibility.

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Re: Blue tooth dongle?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 08:02:32 PM »
I don't ever remember hearing anything about a bluetooth dongle for the Kid . The Kid only puts out a limited amount of data via serial . There are other forum discussions that detail how to connect to the kid to get that data and how to interpret it.
Midnite said they aren't putting any more development into the Kid so what there is now is most likely all you will ever get.
It would be up to  you to connect something that could send the data out via bluetooth .

Look in the Open source discussions area for examples of how some people have used the data from the Kid in monitoring programs they made for themselves. I think the last one was  Node Red Kid monitoring

Larry
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Classic 150 , 5s4p  Kyocera 135watt , 12s Soneil 2v 540amp lead crystal for 24v pack , Outback 3524 inverter
system two
Classic 150 ,5s 135 watt Kyocero , 16s Calb 100AH LiFePO4 , Outback VFX 3648 inverter
system three
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KyleM

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Re: Blue tooth dongle?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 12:46:48 PM »
At this time we are not officially working on anything like this for our legacy charge controllers.

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unyalli

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Re: Blue tooth dongle?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 06:47:23 PM »
Midnite said they aren't putting any more development into the Kid so what there is now is most likely all you will ever get.
Larry
At this time we are not officially working on anything like this for our legacy charge controllers.
-Kyle
Is the kid dead? WTF?

- Jeff

ClassicCrazy

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Re: Blue tooth dongle?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 10:32:29 PM »
Midnite said they aren't putting any more development into the Kid so what there is now is most likely all you will ever get.
Larry
At this time we are not officially working on anything like this for our legacy charge controllers.
-Kyle
Is the kid dead? WTF?

- Jeff
If you buy a TV set and it works and gets in all the channels and watch it for many years , just because the manufacturer doesn't add new features to it would you declare it dead ?
I don't understand why you look at the Kid charge controller any differently - it works and does the job it was designed to do . Midnite is working on new and different products so puts their time and energy into those.
If any bugs in software are discovered , Midnite does work on correcting those. But at this time the Kid is pretty well proven .
Larry
« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 10:35:15 PM by ClassicCrazy »
system one
Classic 150 , 5s4p  Kyocera 135watt , 12s Soneil 2v 540amp lead crystal for 24v pack , Outback 3524 inverter
system two
Classic 150 ,5s 135 watt Kyocero , 16s Calb 100AH LiFePO4 , Outback VFX 3648 inverter
system three
Midnite KID MPPT 24 DC in to  12 volt AGM batterie

tecnodave

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Re: Blue tooth dongle?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2019, 08:20:03 AM »
I am real happy with my two Kids , they are not dead, mine are early , before AGS, well, I don't expect MidNite to upgrade me to AGS units, I could have waited for AGS, naw!
#1 Classic 150 12 x Sharp NE-170, 2S6P, 24volt L-16 Rolls-Surette S-530, MS4024 & Cotek ,  C-40 dirv.cont. for hot water
#2 Classic 150 12 x Sharp NE-170, 2S6P, 24 volt L-16 Interstate,Brutus Inv.
#3 Kid/WBjr 4/6 Sanyo 200 watt multilayer 4/6 P
#4 Kid/WBjr 4/6 Sanyo 200 watt multilayer 2S 2/3 P