What is IoT?
IoT, or the Internet of Things, refers to the billions of devices around the globe that
are connected to the internet. IoT devices, actively collecting and sharing data, can be
small as a coin or as large as a plane. IoT can connect multiple devices at a time to
the internet, which facilitates not just human to machine, but machine to machine
What kinds of IoT technology exists?
IoT technology falls in four main categories: sensors, connectivity, data processing, and
user interfaces.Renogy solar panel calculator to help determine your specific solar
Sensors/Devices collect real-time data from the surrounding environment, such as
temperature monitoring. Our phone is a device that has multiple sensors, such as GPS and
a camera. Connectivity refers to the ways in which collected data is sent to a cloud
infrastructure. This includes cellular networks, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
Data processing refers to how the processing is completed on the acquired data. This can
be something like checking that temperature readings are within an acceptable range.
If we want to make that information available to the end-user , we need a user interface.
For example, if someone has a security camera installed to their home, they can check
their video recordings or feed through a web server.
How do I monitor my batteries?
To ensure a long lifespan for your batteries, you typically shouldn’t drain your
battery past 50%. To accurately check the status of your batteries, we recommend using a
battery monitor. A depleted
battery will read 11.8-11.5 volts (30-10%). A fully charged battery will read
12.8.volts. A battery drained to 50% will read 12.1 volts, so we recommend not going
below that level. To charge your battery, you can either use your solar panels to
recharge them or connect your batteries to a solar battery charger.
What do IoT monitors do?
Renogy IoT monitors can wirelessly monitor and adjust compatible solar charge controllers
via Bluetooth. Users can connect to the user-friendly smartphone App, Renogy DC Home, to
keep track of your system. The embedded Bluetooth chip, which is highly efficient and
consumes minimal amounts of energy, will give you the ability to monitor your system at