In combination with the new Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS, the Data Manager M optimizes communication, monitoring and control of PV systems with up to 25 SMA devices. Based on the new IoT platform for energy management, ennexOS from SMA, the Data Manager M not only replaces the SMA Cluster Controller S, but its expandability also means that it is already well-equipped to handle the new business models of the energy market of the future. For example, it is the ideal professional system interface for electric utility companies, direct marketers, service technicians and PV system operators.
Particularly impressive is its innovative and highly efficient user interface, which has been standardized for both Data Manager M and the new Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS. A range of intuitive assistance functions for the Data Manager M, inverters and Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS significantly reduce the amount of time involved in commissioning and parameterization.
The basic scope of functions and interfaces offered by the new Data Manager M is coordinated with the associated functions in Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS and adapts to future requirements step by step. Thanks to its modular design and systematic support of industrial standards such as Modbus/TCP, systems can be expanded to include additional components such as I/O systems or energy meters, from either SMA or other suppliers.
Quick and easy
Reliable and convenient
Future-proof and flexible
The Data Manager M and the new Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS are perfectly coordinated with each other. This not only makes it easier to monitor, analyze, parameterize and manage PV systems, but also helps save time and money.
Whether for an entire portfolio, system groups, systems, PV system sections or individual devices, you will find the relevant information for the various user roles on the dashboards in a clearly structured format—at every level
Standard pages for monitoring, analysis and parameterization allow you to work efficiently and help you save time managing your systems.
The preconfigured MOXA and Wago I/O systems available from SMA are perfectly coordinated with the new IoT energy management platform ennexOS and can be easily integrated into a system. Thanks to its high level of flexibility, the system can meet changing customer requirements at any time, for example, if there are any changes in legal or normative requirements.
New functions for managing systems and devices
Expandable thanks to modular design - additional functions will be available since August 2018
(from Rel. 1.4.x)
|Number of supported devices||50|
|Local admin account and access via Sunny Portal accounts||x|
|RS485||-||x||For Modbus/RTU meter|
|Inverter field bus||Fast Ethernet
|Network (LAN)||Fast Ethernet
|WLAN||x||WPA2, peer-2-peer connection for commissioning & service purpose|
|Live data in Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS||-||-||x|
|SMA Data 2+ - Speedwire||x|
|SMA Data 1 - RS485 (via SMA Com Gateway)||x||Support of SMA Data 1 through Data Manager in 2019|
|SMA Energy Meter protocol||x|
|DHCP server for field bus||-||-||x||Separation of SMA plant network from LAN|
|Modbus server SMA profile support (plant level)||x||Modbus-Profil on Unit ID 1 and 2 compatible with CLCON|
|Modbus server SMA profile support (subdevices)||-||-||x||Sudevices can be addressed directly (no separated networks)|
|Modbus server Sunspec support||-||-||x|
|FTP Push client||x
|XML export identical to CLCON format|
|Modbus/RTU (for sensors and meter via RS485)||-||x|
|Remote device parameterization (all SMA components)||x||Via Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS|
|Assistant for plant wide parameterization & parameter comparison (local & remote)||x||Via Data Manager M and Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS|
|Parameterization via Modbus (all SMA components)||-||-||x|
|Update via update portal & USB (Data Manager M)||x|
|Update via portal & USB (SMA equipment)||-||x||SMA inverters (e.g. CORE1) receive their updates directly from SMA update portal|
|Multible meter support||x|
|Custom Modbus/TCP meter support||x||Registration with individual Modbus/TCP register|
|Visualization of systems with batteries||x|
|Diesel genset visualization||x|
|Visualization of non SMA inverters||x
(via counter or manual input)
(via modbus TCP)
|Direct seller Modbus interface||x||with external VPN router|
|Integrated direct seller interface (SMA SPOT)||x|
|Peak load shaving with STPS60||x||In combination with SMA Inverter Manager|
|Simple closed-loop control for increased self-consumption with battery systems (STPS60)||x||In combination with SMA Inverter Manager|
|Simple closed-loop time-of-use tariff based battery system optimization (STPS60)||-||-||x||In combination with SMA Inverter Manager|
|EEBus - HVAC support||-||-||x|
|EEBus - E-mobility support||-||-||x|
|Setup assistant for grid management services||x|
|Fast stop via digital signal||x||5 digital inputs integrated in EDMM - one reserved for fast stop|
|Active power targets via digital signal||x||5 digital inputs integrated in EDMM - four for active power targets|
|Active/reactive power targets via Modbus||x||Via SMA Modbus profile|
|Measured values via Janitza UMG 604||x|
|Measured values via SMA Energy Meter||x|
|Measured values via Elkor WattsOn Mark II||x|
|Active/reactive power targets via IEC 61850||-||-||x||In Combination with Wago PFC200 (IEC61850<->Modbus)|
|Active/reactive power targets via IEC 60870-5-104||x||In Combination with Wago PFC200 (IEC60870<->Modbus)|
|Active/reactive power targets via digital or analog signals (1xDO, 2xAI, 2xAO)||x
|In Combination with MOXA ioLogik E1241 (analogue out) E1242 (digital out) or WAGO 750 series|
|Active power closed-loop control (including Zero feed-in)||x||Also negative active power setting possible|
|Adjustable fallback behavior for missing setpoints/measured values||x|
|Adjustable active power ramp rate||x
(symetric ramps up & down)
|Adjustable P(V) curve||-||-||x|
|Adjustable P(f) curve||-||x|
|Constant power factor mode||x|
|Reactive power control as a function of voltage Q(V)||x|
|Reactive power control as a function of active power (Q(P))||-||-||x|
|Power factor as a function of active power (cosPhi(P))||-||-||x|
|Reactive power closed loop control||x|
|Custom Modbus meter registration with user-defined Modbus/TCP registers||x|
* Current planning status. Changes possible!
Check in the settings of the router whether DHCP is enabled. If DHCP cannot be enabled, a static IP address must be assigned to the Data Manager.
For this, establish a direct connection to the Data Manager via WLAN and perform commissioning (see product manual). Assign a correct static IP address to the Data Manager (ask your grid administrator).
Connect the Data Manager to a DHCP-capable router outside the system and carry out the commissioning. Assign a correct static IP address to the Data Manager (ask your grid administrator).
Then connect the Data Manager to the router in the PV system. Now the Data Manager can be reached via the static IP address. Follow the installation assistant steps and make the settings appropriate for your system.
Depending on the web browser, the entry may be interpreted as a search entry. Enter "https://" before the access address of the Data Manager in the address bar of the web browser.
In order to save the self-signed certificate of the Data Manager in the web browser, it must initially be accepted as trustworthy in the web browser. After the Data Manager has been reset to the default settings, the web browser interprets this certificate as outdated or invalid. Delete the old certificate in the security settings of your web browser. Reconnect to the Data Manager and accept the newly offered certificate.
It is possible that the IP address of the I/O system cannot be determined. Check in the router's settings whether DHCP is enabled and, if necessary, enable DHCP. Ensure that the I/O system is set to DHCP. For this, all DIP switches on the I/O system must be set to ON (see the manufacturer's manual).
In order to use the I/O system with the Data Manager, the I/O system with its IP address must be disclosed in the Data Manager. To determine the IP address of the I/O system, proceed as follows:
1. Open the command line interpreter on a suitable end device and enter the command "arp-a".
2. The physical address indicates the associated IP address.
The buffer capacitor of the Data Manager's real-time clock might have discharged due to being without voltage supply for a longer time period. Make sure that the Data Manager has access to a time server on the internet to obtain a current time.
No. Assign the user name and password and then stop the installation assistant. The original PV system data are still there and are adopted automatically.
This is not possible. However, system sections can be created and visualized in Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS.
Yes. To adjust the data transfer rate of the SMA Energy Meter, you have to log on to the user interface of the SMA Energy Meter with the user group Installer (see the SMA Energy Meter manual). The remote configuration of the SMA Energy Meter is not possible for safety reasons.
A few RS485 devices are currently not yet supported by the Data Manager:
This is possible in Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS. System sections and system groups can be created and visualized there.
Both the SMA Cluster Controller and Data Manager are data loggers. Parallel operation of both products is not advisable.
ClearType might be disabled. Activate Clear Type in your web browser.
Some Modbus devices may have been restarted due to a voltage drop. In the process, the Modbus devices received new, modified IP addresses from the DHCP router. This can happen if a MAC address has not been assigned in the DHCP router. The Modbus devices do not necessarily receive the same IP address.
Set up the MAC address connection in your DHCP router or extend the lease time.
If the IP address of a Modbus device had been changed, it must be recorded in the installation assistant of the Data Manager.
Assign only static IP addresses for Modbus devices if possible.
Ensure that the I/O system is set to DHCP or a valid IP address (see manual from manufacturer).
The I/O system must be configured as follows (from left to right):
The WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM 750 is suitable for connecting Pt100 temperature sensors with two, three or four wires. SMA only supports the connection of Pt100 temperature sensors with two wires since the corresponding bus terminal 750-464 is preset to 2-channel measuring technology (see Figure 1). Inputs that are not used must be shorted (see Figure 2).
For shorted measuring channels, the value -200 °C is shown in the user interface of the Data Manager. No values are shown when sensors are defective or cables broken.
Ensure that for both I/O systems DHCP has been set or a valid IP address. Ensure that the mode of the analog inputs is adjusted for the ioLogik E1242 (see manufacturer manual).
The IP addresses of the I/O systems from Moxa can be adjusted via the user interface or via the ioSearch program from Moxa.
Analog inputs ioLogik E1242:
The analog inputs of the ioLogik E1242 from Moxa are preset to 0 V to 10 V.
To be able to use the analog inputs of the ioLogik E1242 with the Data Manager, the analog inputs of the ioLogik E1242 must be set to 4 mA to 20 mA (see manufacturer manual).
The ioLogik E1260 from Moxa is suitable for the connection of Pt100 temperature sensors with two or three wires.
When connecting Pt100 temperature sensors with three wires, the measurements are more accurate, especially for long conductor lengths.
When connecting 2-wire Pt100 temperature sensors, SMA recommends connecting a 3-core shielded cable to the Moxa ioLogik E1260. Lead the third conductor close to the Pt100 temperature sensors and connect it to one of the two Pt100 connectors. Connect the cable shield on one side to the grounding conductor on the Moxa ioLogik E1260. The Moxa ioLogik E1260 itself does not have a connection for a grounding conductor. That is why the grounding conductor of the switch cabinet should be used (there should be a grounding conductor on the DIN rail or the enclosure of the switch cabinet).
In case of inaccurate measured values, the inputs of the ioLogik E1260 from Moxa can be individually calibrated via the user interface (see manufacturer manual).
You can use the power supply unit of the Sunny WebBox, SMA Cluster Controller, SMA Com Gateway or the SMA Inverter Manager. You can also use all power supply units that meet the specifications of the datasheet and the Data Manager manual.
No. To be able to detect new devices, the installation assistant of the Data Manager must be started. Devices with different passwords can also be detected in the installation assistant.
No. Only the master data is currently transmitted. For release 2018, it is also planned to allow for transmission of slave data.
For technical reasons, only in-house certificates will be used. Certificates that could be replaced by an intercepting proxy server cannot be verified. Please contact your network administrator to specify the exceptions for the firewall.
You can connect temperature sensors, solar irradiation sensors, and anemometers to a suitable I/O system. The measured data are displayed in real time as a list view in the Data Manager. Furthermore, the data can be displayed with a delay in wave form in the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS.
The linearization of the temperature sensors' data takes place in the I/O system. In the case of solar irradiation sensors and anemometers, however, the sensor itself must be designed for a linearization of the data.
The following table shows the connection possibilities of the sensors to the I/O systems:
|Temperature||Ambient temperature in °C
Cell temperature in °C
|1 sensor (2 conductors)
1 sensor (2 conductors)
|1 sensor (2 or 3 conductors)
1 sensor (2 or 3 conductors)
|Irradiation||Solar irradiation in W/m²||4 mA to 20 mA||1 sensor||1 sensor||-|
|Wind||Wind speed in m/s||4 mA to 20 mA||1 sensor||1 sensor||-|
You can connect suitable energy meters with the Data Manager using the local network. Furthermore, all energy meters can be connected that have a Modbus TCP interface. The measured data are displayed in real time as a list view in the Data Manager. Furthermore, the data can be displayed with a delay in wave form in the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS.
The following table shows the connection possibilities of the energy meter:
|Energy meter||Configuration||Interface||SMA Energy Meter||Janitza
Power Analyser UMG 604-PRO
WattsOn-Mark II Precision Energy Meter
|Grid feed-in and purchased electricity meter||Power input in W||Ethernet||Speedwire||Modbus TCP||Modbus TCP|
|Power output in W||Ethernet||Speedwire||Modbus TCP||Modbus TCP|
|Voltage in V||Ethernet||Speedwire||Modbus TCP||Modbus TCP|
|Current in A||Ethernet||Speedwire||Modbus TCP||Modbus TCP|
|Feed-in meter in Wh||Ethernet||Speedwire *||Modbus TCP *||Modbus TCP *|
|Purchased electricity meter in Wh||Ethernet||Speedwire *||Modbus TCP *||Modbus TCP *|
* Meter values with effect from the date of commissioning
In order to add new devices to the Data Manager, the devices have to be in operation and located in the local network. Make the following settings on the user interface of the Data Manager:
For this, several Data Managers M must be installed in the system. The Data Manager M supports up to 50 devices.
In order to manage 70 devices, for example, 2 Data Managers M must be installed in the system. Make sure the designation of the devices is unique. This can be helpful by making later assignment of the devices easier. For the commissioning of the first Data Manager M, 50 of the 70 recorded devices in total must be selected. For the commissioning of the second Data Manager M, the remaining 20 devices must be selected.
In order to be able to manage all 70 devices in one system, the devices can be compiled into one system group in the Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS.
To set up zero export, there must be an appropriate energy meter installed at the grid-connection point. Make the following settings on the user interface of the Data Manager:
1. Select the menu item Grid management service in the menu Configuration.
2. Select Active power.
3. Confirm every step with [Continue]
4. Select the operating mode Closed-loop control.
5. Select the signal source Manual control.
6. Enter the value 0 in the field Active power setpoint
7. Enter the value 1 in the field Time interval.
8. Enter the value 100 in the field Active power gradient.
9. In the field Total system power, enter the desired value.
10. Select [Save].
No further settings are necessary. Now you can find a new widget for active power limitation on the system’s dashboard.
Compact system MOXA E1200 series for price-sensitive applications
Modular WAGO I/O system 750 series for more flexibility
Additional devices and protocols will be integrated on an ongoing basis via Modbus/TCP (e.g., Janitza Power Analyser UMG 604).