RS485 converters

To communicate with a RS485 solar inverter, WebSolarLog needs a RS485<>USB converter. Almost every RS485 converter is compatible, and you can find cheap ones at or

We tested a couple of RS485 converters on the RaspberryPi. Based on these tests, we advise to buy a converter with an PL2303 or CH340T chipset.

Currently we run multiple test RaspberryPi’s with PL2303 or CH340T chipsets on SMA, and PowerOne solar inverters.

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