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       aurora - communicate with an Magnetek Aurora Photovoltaic (solar) Power Inverter


       aurora [Options] -a InverterAddress Device


       -a, --address=num
              Inverter address. 1-31 on older inverters, 1-63 on newer inverters.

       Device Serial Device.  Example, /dev/ttyUSB0 or /dev/ttyS0.


       -A, --last-alarms
              Get last four alarms (once displayed FIFO queue is cleared)

       -b, --verbose
              Verbose  mode.  For maximum effectiveness should be the first option on the command

       -C, --calc-value=<num[:$]>
              Calculate monetary value using <num> * kWh. ":$" is optional and  if  included  the
              character(s)  represented  by  the  "$" will be used to denote monetary type in the
              output. Defaults to "$"

       -c, --columnize
              Output data in columns --> for -d, -e, -D, -E, -t options only,  will  disable  all
              other  options  --  if  value ends with an "*" reporting of that item may not be in
              inverters firmware

       -d <num>, --get-dsp=<num>
              Get DSP data. <num> indicates string to get data for. 0 indicates both, 1 for  only
              string  1,  2  for  only  string 2. <num> is required for short option and <num> is
              optional for long option and if omitted for long option then data  for  both  input
              strings will be retrieved.

       -D, --get-dsp-extended
              Get more DSP data

       -e, --get-energy
              Get Cumulated Energy readings

       -E, --get-dsp-3phase
              Get 3-Phase DSP data

       -f, --firmware-ver
              Query for Firmware Version string

       -g, --mfg-date
              Query for Inverter Manufacturing Date

       -h, --help
              This text

       -i, --get-count
              Display Inverter Time Counters

       -j, --get-joules
              Display Energy accumulated in the last 10 seconds

       -k, --daily-kwh=<num> ** Experimental **
              Get  past daily KWH for <num> days (1-366) <num> is optional for long option and if
              omitted all 366 days or as many that are found will be displayed. It  is  suggested
              that  the  -Y option be used with this due to the extensive length of time it takes
              to get all the data from the inverter

       -L, --adjust-time=<num>
              Automatically adjust the inverter time if it differs from  the  computer  time.  If
              <num>  is  0  (zero)  do a Daylight Savings Time check. If <num> is >= 1 change the
              inverter time if it differs by <num> or more  seconds.  See  the  README  for  more
              information  and  the  constraints  this  option  uses to the determine if the time
              should be changed due to Daylight Savings Time

       -l, --delay=<num>
              Serial port timeout in for read. <num> in 1/10ths seconds. Default is 1 (0.1 sec)

       -m, --get-conf
              Query for Inverter System Configuration

       -n, --serial-number
              Query for Inverter Serial Number

       -o, --output-file=<filename>
              Append data to file (Created if nonexistant)

       -p, --part-number
              Query for Inverter Part Number

       -P, --comm-pause=<num>
              Wait <num> uS between sending commands to inverter (1-1000000)

       -q <num>, --energy-sent=<num> ** Experimental **
              Get past energy delivered to the grid in 10  second  intervals  for  <num>  minutes
              (1-1440) starting with the oldest data available. <num> is optional for long option
              and if omitted all data, ~24 hours worth will be reported. It is suggested that the
              -Y option be used with this due to the extensive length of time it takes to get all
              the data from the inverter. See the README file for important information  on  this

       -R, --read-timeout=<num>
              Timeout value when reading data from the Inverter (mS)

       -r, --calc-grid-power
              Calc  Grid  power  using  Grid  Voltage  *  Grid  Current, instead of reporting the
              Inverter's value. --> for -d  option  only,  ignored  when  used  with  -c  option.
              (Inverter  typically  reports  a  lower  value.  This  affects  Inverter conversion
              efficiency value.)

       -S, --set-time
              Set Inverter Date/Time to system time

       -s, --get-state
              Get Inverter State

       -T, --get-loctime
              Display computer Date/Time

       -t, --get-invtime
              Display Inverter Date/Time

       -U, --read-pause=<num>
              Pause <num> milli-seconds after sending command to inverter before reading response
              from inverter (1-10000)

       -u, --rpt-read-pause
              Report when/that pausing before read

       -V, --version
              Aurora communications program version

       -v, --inv-version
              Query for Version string

       -w, --lock-wait
              Seconds to wait to lock serial port. (1-30)

       -X, --rts-cts
              Enable RTS/CTS on the serial port.

       -x, --xon-xoff
              Enable XON/XOFF on the serial port.

       -Y, --retries=<num>
              Retry failed communications with inverter up to <num> times (1-100)

       -y, --rpt-retries
              Report the number of retires done


       aurora  is  a  program  that  communicates with Aurora Magnetek Photovoltaic (solar) Power
       Inverters written by Curt Blank.  It can retrieve data and statistics from  a  variety  of
       Aurora Inverters through either USB or Serial interfaces.


       aurora -T -c -e -d -a 2 -w 15 /dev/ttyS0

       aurora -Y 100 -T -a 2 -w 10 -e /dev/ttyUSB0



       This  manpage  was written by Dustin Kirkland <> and updated by Curt
       Blank <> for Ubuntu systems (but may be used by  others).   Permission
       is  granted  to  copy,  distribute  and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU
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