This article is a guide for how to properly set up your Solis inverter with a Solis Cellular Data Logger. The process is very similar to the WiFi logger setup. For a complete list of which US Cellular Carriers (Providers) the Solis Cellular Logger is compatible with, please see the attached document called "Solis_DLS-C_US_Carrier_Sheet". For the list of Canadian Cellular Providers, please review the attached document "Solis_DLS-C_Canadian_Carrier_Sheet".
If you are replacing the data logger with a different one, please see the article
Unscrew the protective cap over the green COM port on the bottom of the inverter's wire box. Then plug the Cellular Data Logger into the port and be sure to secure it by tightening the black connector.
Open the SolisCloud app on your phone. If you have not already been registered on SolisCloud, please see Step 18: SolisCloud Monitoring Platform
If you have a SolisCloud account already, then please follow the steps below to create a plant and commission a Solis WiFi data logger to the system.
Tap the Plant icon in the bottom left corner of the screen
Tap the plus sign in the top right corner and then tap "Add Plant"
Fill in all of the required fields on the "Create Plant" page and then tap "Done" in the top right corner
Tap "Create Plant" to finish making a system in SolisCloud - tap "View Plant" once it gives you a big check mark
When the plant page opens, you will receive a message saying "No datalogger was added, please add a datalogger" tap "Add" if the Cellular Data Logger is plugged into the bottom of the inverter
A scanner will automatically come up. Scan the QR code on the Cellular Logger to populate the serial number.
Tap "OK" in the top right corner once the logger serial number shows up
You will see a message saying "Bound Successfully" with options to either continue to configure or view the plant
Since the configuration process is only for the WiFi and LAN loggers, you will not need to do this
Tap "View Plant" and then give the system about ten to fifteen minutes or less to show data on SolisCloud
Note: it does take at least five to ten minutes to show up on the plant under "Devices > Dataloggers"