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Node-RED node to query the Webconnect interface of SMA inverters or storage systems.


The implementation has been tested with an ethernet connected Sunny Tripower 10.0 but should work with various similiar models. I'm happy to compile a compatiblity list of successfully tested models here.


npm install node-red-contrib-sma-webconnect


Configure the IP address, user group and password in the node properties. Uncheck the "Use HTTPS connection" checkbox if your device doesn't support HTTPS.

Node properties

Example Message Payload

  "available_sessions": 3,
  "grid_consumption": 0,
  "grid_feedin": 6546,
  "phase1_voltage": 230.12,
  "phase2_voltage": 231.01,
  "phase3_voltage": 230.55,
  "power": 7608

Login sessions

In my testings I've ran into problems with the maximum number of sessions the webserver supports (4 in my case). The node creates a session and reuses that until the node is restarted or the session expires. If you're using a reasonable small interval (I'm using 5 seconds) to query the inverter the session normally shouldn't expire. Otherwise a session expires after around 6,5 hours according to my testings. But it may happen that a created session get's lost when the node is stopped ungracefully. Logins to the web interface via a web browser count against the same session limit as well.

Network requirements

This node tries to collect the metrics very agressively, i. e.:

  • short network timeouts of 1500ms
  • timed out requests are retried after 100ms
  • retries are attempted 3 times

Read Custom Values

The node provides preset configurations for Sunny Boy 1AV-40, Sunny Tripower and Sunny Boy Storage 2.5 units to read basic values from those devices. But it is also possible to configure the node with a input message to read additional values from your devices.

To read custom values the node needs an input payload composed of the message id that contains the data and a list of ids of the values you want to read.

Example input payload

    "sma_config": {
        "id": "1",
        "values": {
            "6100_0046E500": {
                "name": "phase1_voltage",
                "divider": 100
            "6100_0046E600": {
                "name": "phase2_voltage",
                "divider": 100
            "6100_0046E700": {
                "name": "phase3_voltage",
                "divider": 100
            "6100_40463600": {
                "name": "grid_feedin",
                "divider": 1
            "6100_40463700": {
                "name": "grid_consumption",
                "divider": 1
            "6100_40263F00": {
                "name": "power",
                "divider": 1
  • sma_config: this will tell the node to use the provided input payload, the device selection in the node settings will be ignored (required)
  • id: tells the node which message contains the values (required)
  • values: list of value ids that should be read (required)
    • value_id: id of value that should be read (required)
      • name: custom name for the read value (required)
      • divider: sets a divider for the read value (optional)

The following steps will show you how to read custom values from your device

The necessary message and value ids can easily be obtained by visiting the /spotvalues page of your device webinterface and by using the developer tools of your browser.

How to find message and value id

The following steps show you how to obtain the message id and value ids you will have to provide in the input payload to read custom values from the devices.

  1. Connect to the webinterface of you device, i.e. http(s)://

  2. Open the overview section of your device, i.e. http(s)://

  3. Open your browsers developer tools

  4. Get the message id of your device by opening the network tab of the developer tools and selecting the XHR filter

    • select one of the responses from the /getValues.json endpoint
    Find message id
    the red is the message id and the green a possible value_id
  5. get the value_id of your wanted values by using the inspect function of the developer tools

    • open the accordions and search for the values you want to read
    • use the inspect tool to select the displayed value and show the value_id
    Find value id
    the value id should be a 13 character long string, in this example it's 6380_40251E00

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