Blue Sky UCM - Universal Control Module
Provides for remote access of IPN Based charge controllers
The Universal Communication Module (UCM) provides
a full featured communication bridge or gateway
between Blue Sky Energy's Integrated Power Net (IPN)
based charge controllers and external systems.
Blue Sky Energy's proprietary IPN Network allows
multiple charge controllers to communicate with
each other and coordinate their activities to charge
the battery as a single coordinated charging machine.
The IPN network also allows multiple charge controllers
to share a battery temperature sensor and remote
UCM attaches to the display connector of any IPN
based charge controller to receive power and network
communication. The UCM then provides multiple standard
communication interfaces which may be used simultaneously.
These standard communication interfaces allow easy
access to data and setup parameters for all charge
controllers on the network. If an IPN-ProRemote
is present on the IPN network it's full featured
battery system monitoring functionality and associated
setup become available as well.
standard Modbus RTU interface is provided both as
isolated RS-485 and TCP\IP Ethernet based Modbus/IP.
Additional Ethernet connectivity includes a built
in HTTP web site server allowing data view and parameter
setup with a standard web browser either locally,
or globally over the Internet without a subscription.
The ability for periodic real time FTP data upload
to a remote server is also provided.
UCM also provides 128 days of datalogging of key
performance parameters. The data is available as
a downloadable Microsoft Excel compatible file stored
in nonvolatile memory. The file may be downloaded
remotely via the embedded web site, transferred
to a laptop locally, or the UCM may be taken back
to the office for file download and analysis.