This interface allows you to connect your Mas Combi inverter/charger to a MasterBus network — which allows the inverter/charger to be operated or monitored via a MasterView panel or your PC using free-for-down-load MasterAdjust software.
• Powered via the MasterBus powering device such as a MasterShunt battery monitor
• Moisture protection rating: IP21
• Dimensions: 2.6" x 3.1" x 1.3"
• Weight: 0.2 lb
What's in the box - Interface module, RS-232 cross-wired serial data cable (connects inverter/charger to the Combi Interface), 6 m connection cable (connects Combi Interface to control panel), MasterBus terminator, user's manual
Heavy on the technical side...
What is MasterBus?
MasterBus is a fully decentralized data network for communication between different Mastervolt system devices.
It is a CAN-bus based communication network which has proven itself as a reliable bus-system in automotive applications.
MasterBus is used as power management system for all connected devices, such as the inverter, battery charger, generator and many more. This gives the possibility for communication between the connected devices, for instance to start the generator when the batteries are low.
MasterBus reduces complexity of electrical systems by using UTP patch cables. All system components are simply chained together. Therefore each device is equipped with two MasterBus data ports. When two or more devices are connected to each other through these data ports, they form a local data network, called the MasterBus. The results are a reduction of material costs as only a few electrical cables are needed and less installation time.
For central monitoring and control of the connected devices Mastervolt offers a wide range of panels which show full status information of your electrical system at a glance and a push of a button. Several panels are available, from the small MasterView Easy up to the full color MasterView System panel. All monitoring panels can be used for monitoring, control and configuration of all
connected MasterBus equipment.
New devices can be added to the existing network in a very easy way by just extending the network. Mastervolt also offers several interfaces, making even non-MasterBus devices suitable to operate in the MasterBus network For direct communication between the MasterBus network and a product which is not from Mastervolt, the Modbus Interface is recommended.
CAUTION: Never connect a non-MasterBus device to the MasterBus network directly! This will void warranty of all MasterBus devices connected.
For information how to set up a MasterBus network refer to the manual of your MasterView display.