Program MSView.exe can be installed under wine. A TCP/IP connection can be established. Controller (e.g. TS-MPPT-60) status is displayed.
What does not
Serial interface does not function between computer and solar controller. A serial-port connection to the solar controller cannot be established. Access via the serial interface is needed for controller configuration.
(1) The serial interface is opto-isolated and uses RS-232 pins DTR for + source voltage and - source voltage from RTS.
(2) Even if the port is pre-configured, the interface does not function. It is possible the software controls the UART directly as testing under Windows shows there is constant activity on the port once connection is established.
(3) The utility is described as implementing the open source MODBUS protocol, apparently which is popular in the automotive industry.
What was not tested
Wine 1.6.2 is the latest version available from the Linux Mint LXDE2 software repository.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Linux Mint Debian||May 08 2016||1.6.2||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|