Download Inverter Reader apk 0.47 free for Android smartphone

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Inverter Reader

Posted by PhilippeVDG in Tools | Oct. 29, 2012 | 43 Comments

Apk file size: 76.0 KB

Displays the daily production of your SMA inverter with a linegraph.

Currently supported models:
1700TL, 2100TL, 3000TL, 3000TLHF, 4000TL, 5000TL, 10000TL

The use of this App has technical limitations because of the conditions while using Bluetooth. These limitations are inherent to the App and have nothing to do with the SMA

Switch on your bluetooth.
Hit the menu button and select 'Settings', then 'Inverters' to list your current inverters.
To add new ones select 'Scan for devices'.
If new ones have been found you can select one of them, enter its password, select the model and click on 'Save'.
Go back to the settings screen to select this new inverter as the current one.
Next hit the menu button and select 'Connect inverter' to begin reading the production data of the current day.
You can use a sideways swipe gesture to access the daily production, total production and lastly a screen with detailed info about the inverter.
Swipe up or down to change the day, week or month.
If your inverter doesn't broadcast itself you can manually enter the inverter info with 'Manual setup'.
Select 'Date' to select the current day. If no values are found the screen will be black and you ought to connect to your inverter.
To switch to another inverter select 'Settings' and choose the one you want.
To be able to export to go to settings and select 'PVOutput'. Click the 'Add' button to add your pvoutput specific data. Be careful with that api key, it is error prone. Next click save and when going back to the settings screen you must select a current pvoutput system.
I noticed that exporting to pvoutput is unfortunately not allowed beyond 2 weeks in the past. :-/
You can also export the current day to a csv file. I took over the format used by SMA. The files are stored in /Android/data/be.geek.smandroid/files/.
This has been tested with a HTC Desire running Gingerbread 2.3.3 and a SMA Sunny Boy 2000HF-30 inverter.
If you have one of those select '3000TLHF' as model.

Be aware that after a few weeks of daily intake your application's data size can grow considerably. Use the 'Delete' button in the inverter detail screen (or use the 'Clear data' button from app management).
Or use the Delete menu option from the main menu.

You can switch to an alternate view from Settings. Select 'Current view' to choose between a dayly (default), weekly or monthly view.
If you choose a weekly or a monthly view you can now retrieve data from the displayed date range. Be aware that reading an entire month can take a considerable time.

The 'Live' option allows you to read inverter data continuously. Select the current day first (I'll sort it out automatically in a next update). The update interval is specified in Settings by selecting 'Current live delay'.
If you have a pvoutput system it will then export to this.

All the code that communicates with the inverter is originally from:
My java port is here:

Important note for those with problems: this is essentially a java port of sma-bluetooth.
Consider joining the sma-bluetooth mailing list if you're having problems with your type of inverter. If you get helpful answers you can relay them back to me and I'll see what I can do.

Your android device and inverter must first be paired before being allowed to connect. Usually a notification will pop up the first time you try to connect allowing you to enter the pairing password.
Some users have been unable to connect with their HTC Desire HD devices with v2.3.5. I will try to trace the source of this problem.
Apparenly the inverter code for 5000TL-21 is still wrong. Could somebody confirm this?

Whats new

    Live mode: will now really work continuously, replaced progress bar with messages
    Added 5000TL-21 alternative (hopefully works) and 3000TL-21.
    Minor name change

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Darren Stocker

Works like a charm on 3600TL and HTC Desire I needed something that would take the live data from my SunnyBoy 3600TL and upload it to PVOutput. This app runs in the background and updates whenever it can. Range to inverter with a HTC desire about 5m (inverter in loft, phone on the ground floor). Read the installation instructions on Google Play, ensure inverter is paired with the phone in Android Setting first, and reboot the phone if it complains about a service not starting. A great app.

Huy Cheng

4000TL works for me work most of the time. may not be 100% but good enough consider it is free. Also work on 3000TL.

Vince Garrone

SB5000TL Using Nexus 7 at close range, could not complete data read trying all 3 5000 series inverter options. Various error messages including maximum number of retries. Promising app but appears to need more work to ensure reliable operation.

A Google User

Great, 3000TL20 Works very well on SMA 3000TL20. There is a live setting, to download from te SMA and upload to pvoutput automatically.

A Google User

Galaxy S2 Sunnyboy tl5000 Very nice app works well. However due to mobiles class1 bluetooth need to be close to inverter, adout 3 meters. Any sign of a mobile desktop widget? Keep up the great work! Any updates coming? Hahaaa

John Nicholls

Doesn't work Can't get it to connect to my inverter from either HTC or Samsung phone.

Philip Gordon

Even within 5 feet of inverter Android pairs with 4000TL but app will not connect it; just has blank screen stating 'no inverter found'.

Gary Bilney

Cannot rate, has never loaded. Always stalls at line 58. Samsung S4 mini. Wont let me give 0 stars.

Brian McKenzie

Not downloading data Have a 5000TL21 and the download gets stuck at 58%. Using Motorola XOOM and Samsung Galaxy Note. Please help urgently.

Cam S

Awesome app Works flawlessly with my 5000TL-20. Will only go back as far as 60 days which I feel may be the limitations of the data on the inverter. Can easily download the days info and upload to PV output in less than a minute. Way easier than stuffing around with getting a PC to do it.

Jonathan Roberts

Doesn't appear to work Doesn't connect with my 5000tl-21

Brendan O Neil

SMA sb 3000hf and note 3 Pretty easily set up and to navigate. Could use some nicer looking graphs etc but keep up the good work.

viggo christensen

5000tl-21 I cant get data from the inverter bluetooth is parried but it says i gets stuck on line 76

Stephen Coles

Still problems with 5000TL-21 Pairs OK, but stalls at 58 lines of 103

Paul Rogerson

Problem with data on SB3600TL Connects to my SB3600TL inverter OK but will not read data from it. Always stops part way through the data reporting a read error. Tried reducing distance between tablet (galaxy 10.1 on Android 4) and inverter but no difference, still fails during data read. Inverter software version 3.25.00.R

Michael M

Michael-M using a GS3 with a 5000tl-21 gets to line 59 and uses all its retries and give us

Darryl Shelford

Still wont work on 5000lt-21

Ken Lower

Works well This work well on a samsung galaxy but I have to make sure that's only bluetooth is turned on

A Google User

4000TL-20 and ACER A500 work well Works fine with my setup. Agree with comment about proximity - have to be close to box, closer than the SUNNYBEAM. Great effort, look forward to any improvements.

colin hardy

Stuck at 60% Please fix this problem with the app I am not the first person with this problem....>:) HELP>:)

Dave Watson

Galaxy S5 Used to work on S2.. S5 pairs with it but app just says inverter not found..?

Martin Taylor

Easy setup on S4. Txt too small tho.

Michael Cleary

Well I must be really thick cos I could get nowhere with this app

Philip Zubrinich

Sma inverter Bluetooth reader Just get a black screen stating no inverter found

Philip McGregor

Doesn't work It won't connect and finish the download. It crashed on me. And the app has no styling. Uninstalling

wt yong

It doesn't work! It doesn't work! It get stuck half way.

Guido Clinux

Works well with 10000TL and Jiayu G4. Very basic.

Stuart Tavener

I have a sma sunny boy hf3000 that it can't read. Any chance you can help ?

Arfur Dozen

excellent for the price works very well with my sb4000. much quicker than using the lap top. gives enuff info for checking the amount of power produced over a day, week and month. all in all a very handy app and it's Free.


working fine with SB-4000-TL-21 and THL-W5 Had trouble with connection initially, but a phone reboot seems to have fixed it.

Elmer Saldi

Great free app.

Paul Donaldson

Amateurish App Same as other users, data reader error. Not designed to handle dats issues.

A Google User

A Big Thank-you Just tried it out this evening. Worked a treat with my 17000tl (which was't listed, so I tried 18000tl). Thank-you Philippe for all your effort in writing this app.

A Google User

Does not work with 3000HF The new verion (firmware) of the 3000HF is not supported.

A Google User

Sunny Boy 3000HF Looks like it would be great, but it gets stuck at ~50% when loading the data with our Sunny Boy 3000HF. It would be great if there was a fix.

A Google User

My box Is it possible to support 2000HF-30?

A Google User

Stucks When reading data from sunny boy 5000 at line 48

A Google User

Error while processing investor data: Could not... Could not read inverter data, stuck at line 65..... This app use to work like clockwork. However, as of recent, I get connection error and as of yesterday stuck at line 65... Could anyone help with this ? Where should I go to get help? Thanks.

Peter Hofmann

Doesnt read sunnyboy tl5000 21 Doesn't work with the sunnyboy TL5000 21 inverter. Can't read the data!

Ben Jones

No menu button I'm using a Samsung S5 which doesn't have a menu button, thus the interface just shows a black screen with the message 'no inverter found'. My phone is paired through bluetooth to the inverter but I cannot make the app work without a menu button in the interface. Sorry but had to delete it.

Juan Rial

Crummy UI, crashes The UI is unintuitive and looks like a cli dev's first foray into guis. The application crashes on unexpected input from the inverter. And wtf is it with that license you have to accept at the start?

Read failure Doesn't seem to work with SB3000 -TL21. Bluetooth connection ok, but then failure while communication or nothing displayed.

Dave Watson

Galaxy S5 Used to work on S2.. S5 pairs with it but app just says inverter not found..?

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