New accessory: PMU485 Smart Setup Hub

PV Plant Sunset

The PMU485 Smart Setup Hub connecting your PC to any Smart Kipp & Zonen instrument. Kipp & Zonen not only designs high quality Smart solar radiation measuring instruments, but we also try to make your life easier. With PMU485 we launch an all-in-one 12 VDC power source and RS-485 to USB converter to power and communicate […]

TechTip: Data Transmission with OTT netDL and FTP Server

This Tech Tip explains how to set up automatic data transmission from OTT netDL to an FTP server via a mobile Internet connection (GPRS). Please mind that encryption is not possible (sFTP or FTPs are not supported by OTT netDL). We require an OTT netDL 500 or 1000 with an internal modem (variant B… or […]

How to Change the Oil of OTT Current Meters?

In two video tutorials, we show you how the OTT C31 and C2 current meters are maintained professionally. Why is a regular oil change important for the smooth operation of your current meters? If the current meter isn’t used for a week or longer, we recommend changing the oil shortly before the next use. This […]

TechTip: Setting up and connecting OTT Pluvio² with OTT netDL

In this TechTip you will learn everything about the connection of the OTT netDL data logger to the Pluvio precipitation sensor product series (Pluvio², Pluvio² L & Pluvio² S) and which configurations are possible. Summary of the TechTip “OTT netDL and Pluvio”: Installation of the OTT Pluvio² operating software Use of the OTT Pluvio² operating […]

TechTip: Set up and connect OTT Pluvio² with OTT netDL

In this TechTip you will learn everything about the connection of the OTT netDL data logger to the Pluvio precipitation sensor product series (Pluvio², Pluvio² L & Pluvio² S) and which configurations are possible.   Summary of the TechTip “OTT netDL and Pluvio”: Installation of the OTT Pluvio² operating software Use of the OTT Pluvio² […]

TechTip: Set Alerts with OTT netDL

In the following TechTip you will learn which alarms the OTT netDL data logger can issue and how to set them. This TechTip requires the experienced use of the OTT data logger operating program as well as the communication with the OTT netDL via USB cable (see also OTT training program). The examples shown in […]

New Weatherproof Data and Power Hub for Smart Instruments

Smart Hub

In response to customer demand for an easy way to connect together and power several of our digital Smart instruments, we have developed a new device specifically for this purpose; the Smart Hub. It comes in two versions, one to pass through power from an external DC supply and a ‘Powered’ version with a built-in […]

RT1 Update

RT1

The first RT1 systems have left our factory and are now installed in the field. RT1 can play a crucial role in monitoring the efficiency of commercial-scale rooftop solar panel installations. It provides the real-time local irradiance and PV panel temperature measurements that you need to derive the performance ratio, and thus the return on […]

Tech-Tipp: OTT netDL Configuration with several SDI-12 Sensors

All new OTT sensors  provide a bus-capable interface, either SDI-12 or the RS 485 based OTT SDI . The special Master Modul of the OTT netDL enables the connection of several sensors to every bus (SDI-12 or OTT SDI). Connect for example an OTT Pluvio² and a Lufft WS510  sensor to one OTT netDL and […]