WattPlot™ Monitor Version 5 Release Delta Document
This page describes the changes from one release to the next, and allows existing users to update to the latest version at no extra cost (no reactivation needed). Update downloads will only work for previously activated sites. New users must use a different download.
To see what version of WattPlot Monitor you are currently running, select the About option of the Help menu.
You do not need to un-install or re-install WattPlot Monitor to get these updates (except where specifically noted). Most updates are done by simply downloading a replacement WPMonitor.exe file.
- Click on the "Download now" button below.
- Depending on your browser, click the "Save As", "Save", or "Copy" button, and then direct your system to save it in the folder where the older version EXE resides (which is typically c:\Program Files (x86) \WattPlot). [NOTE: If you are using Google Chrome, it might just put the file directly into your Downloads folder. Move it from there to your Program Files\WattPlot folder.]
- If it tells you that the file already exists, and asks if you want to overwrite it, click Yes.
The latest version of WattPlot™ Monitor is: 18.104.22.168 (16 Mar 2021)
This is a replacement EXE, not an installation program.
Do NOT attempt to RUN this program from the web site.
See the numbered steps above.
Monitor, Version 22.214.171.124 - 16 Mar 2021
Corrected - Object missing error when previous second data is null.
Monitor, Version 126.96.36.199 - 08 Mar 2019
Changed - No longer requires license activation.
Monitor, Version 188.8.131.52 - 14 Mar 2018
Corrected - Possible bad index when stepping through a compressed plot.
Corrected - Some snapshot fields getting a green background.
Corrected - Plot point detail display for Radians.
Corrected - Disabled Modbus polling frequency for now.
Monitor, Version 184.108.40.206 - 14 Mar 2018
Corrected - Device Wizard analysis of Radian and FXR data streams.
Monitor, Version 220.127.116.11 - 11 Mar 2018
Corrected - Restored MATE3 USB option under Windows 10 - it works without the OutBack-supplied driver.
Corrected - Reset Data Comm Error tally when loading new set of old data.
Monitor, Version 18.104.22.168
Corrected - AUX ON command for charge controllers due to faulty OutBack documentation.
Corrected - Reloading of Reporting Set data using File Open.
Corrected - Corrected amp truncation compensation bug introduced in 22.214.171.124.
Monitor, Version 126.96.36.199
Corrected - Screen display for 125% scaling.
Enhanced - MATE3S support to be more explicit.
Added - Ability to license application on some virtual machines.
Added - More prewired FLEXpower system definitions.
Monitor, Version 188.8.131.52
Corrected - Amps truncation compensation algorithm.
Corrected - Inflated elapsed hours in monthly summary file.
Added - Modbus support for MATE3S.
Monitor, Version 184.108.40.206
Corrected - Comm device selection in System Components screen for MATE3 Modbus.
Corrected - FXR inverter model characteristics.
Corrected - VisualMATE "240V" option should read "Split phase".
Corrected - FXR inverter battery voltage warnings.
Added - Warning - FXR inverters do not support OutBack's Network Data Stream.
Added - End-of-life support.
Monitor, Version 220.127.116.11
Corrected - Changed raw data capture default format to CSV.
Corrected - Bypass TempUsage file processing at midnight.
Monitor, Version 18.104.22.168
Corrected - Stream of modbus communication errors when MATE3 modbus fails.
Corrected - Creation of 0KB CSV files when Save Raw Data is turned off.
Corrected - Temporary disablement of File...Exit menu entry.
Corrected - Handling of inverter temperatures below zero.
Corrected - Miscellaneous Modbus commands.
Enhanced - Made VisualMATE always-on-top setting optional.
Monitor, Version 22.214.171.124
Corrected - Error for Min SOC graphing option in Monthly Summary graph.
Corrected - Bug in workaround code for CSV file time glitches.
Corrected - Warning message when clock times roll-back in CSV files.
Corrected - Opening plot line option values when editing specific device plot scales.
Enhanced - Detection of clock roll-back in Diagnostic tool.
Enhanced - Error messages for data faults in reloading daily data.
Enhanced - Error messages for data faults in Monthly Summary files.
Monitor, Version 126.96.36.199
Corrected - Retain Status Bar visibility option and Plot Line options.
Corrected - Retain VisualMATE window visibility setting between sessions.
Corrected - Limit VisualMATE view Panel Amps to one decimal place.
Corrected - Invalid conversion of TCP Server Access code from "".
Monitor, Version 188.8.131.52
Corrected - Main display when plot window is maximized and when no snapshots are displayed.
Enhanced - Made horizontal gray lines on plots more frequent when Max wattage < 3kW.
Added - Memory of data value selections in Monthly Summary graph window.
Monitor, Version 184.108.40.206
Corrected - Retain summary data from earlier session same day.
Corrected - Set default trigger repeat logic to Suppress for 2 Hours.
Corrected - Better handling of Automatic Action Windows Command error.
Corrected - Bug in activation process for PCs already licensed.
Monitor, Version 220.127.116.11
Corrected - Inability to open .OBM files.
Corrected - Bug in Device Wizard if replacing a previously defined device.
Monitor, Version 18.104.22.168
Corrected - Workaround added for change in MATE3 firmware 3.15.5 Modbus protocol.
Corrected - Additional error in Monthly Summary Graph window.
Monitor, Version 22.214.171.124
Corrected - Use Shunt-derived wattage values in VisualMATE view screen, when applicable.
Corrected - Bug in resize operation of new monthly summary graph.
WattPlot Monitor User's Guide, Version 5.1.3 - 05 Apr 2017
Corrected - Added documentation for Modbus connections.
READ/DOWNLOAD the Updated WattPlot Monitor User's Guide
Monitor, Version 126.96.36.199
Corrected - Cross-development clobbered snapshotbars in 188.8.131.52.
Monitor, Version 184.108.40.206
Corrected - MATE3 selection changing to AXS Port in Data Source dialog box.
Corrected - Confusion between MATE3 and AXS Port IP addresses.
Corrected - Miscellaneous activation items.
Added - Overall Activity bar graph in Monthly Summary.
Monitor, Version 220.127.116.11
Corrected - Snapshot numbers blanked out - release error in 18.104.22.168.
Corrected - Inverter 'Production' calculation in Monthly bar graphs.
Corrected - Bug in Device Wizard of components screen - not loading devices.
Corrected - Modbus communication restart.
Corrected - Only log Automatic Action response if requested.
Corrected - Ability to select FXR inverter model.
Corrected - Problem when clearing device in System Components window.
Corrected - VisualMATE animation flow speed and upwards direction.
Monitor, Version 22.214.171.124
Corrected - Error in 126.96.36.199 Modbus logic.
Corrected - Detect Modbus block ID of 0 and abort connection.
Corrected - OBM file logging for Modbus connections.
Corrected - No MsgBox pause if SD data file missing within range - error log instead.
Corrected - Incorrect warning about replacing summary of equal hours.
Enhanced - Track data gaps in Daily Summary window and show time for gaps in Plot Windows.
Enhanced - Retain "No Action" choice in SD Card Update window as default.
Enhanced - Error handling of Modbus issues.
Enhanced - Communication device specification in Systems Components window.
Enhanced - Allow program to open with incomplete configuration.
Added - Support for FXR inverter status lines.
Added - New pre-wired FLEXpower systems to Systems Components window.
Monitor, Version 188.8.131.52
Corrected - Catch attempts to add two devices to the same port mid-stream.
Corrected - Issue caused by inverter temperature(s) less than zero.
Corrected - Charge controller Aux Port On/Off determination under Modbus connection.
Corrected - Modbus FX AC input and output voltages were flipped.
Corrected - Modbus support for MX60 charge controllers.
Corrected - Radian reporting sets not summarizing data.
Corrected - Modbus protocol for Radians, and improved Modbus commands.
Corrected - File name of Users Guide when accessed from Help menu.
Enhanced - Attempted to raise acceptable size limit on VBMail attachments.
Monitor, Version 184.108.40.206/10
Corrected - Charge controller charge amps truncation adjustment logic.
Corrected - Charge controller charge amps scaling factor for Modbus protocol.
Corrected - Bug introduced in 220.127.116.11 Daily Summary Window when no charge controllers.
Corrected - Snapshot display for single-phase Radians.
Corrected - CC Panel voltage must be divided by 10 for Modbus connections.
Corrected - Allow MATE commands to be sent to MATE3 via Modbus.
Corrected - Ability to turn off one Automatic Action enabling another trigger.
Corrected - AGS commands might not be going to the "Master Inverter".
Enhanced - Missing email attachments now flagged as warnings, not errors.
Added - Lower polling frequency options for Modbus connections.
Monitor, Version 18.104.22.168
Corrected - Bugs with MATE3 Modbus Communications, MATE Commands, etc.
Corrected - Display of TCP Server status in Data Source dialog box.
Corrected - Automatic Actions editing when response includes sending MATE command for Aux port.
Corrected - Suspend-data-reception option of automatic actions.
Corrected - Non-numeric IP Port message when testing Modbus data source.
Enhanced - Improved the formatting of VisualMATE FnDC numbers for clarity.
Added - Workaround for critical UDP/IP bug in MATE3 firmware 003.015.001.
Added - User-configured suppression of trigger repeats.
Added - Ability for triggers to enable other triggers.
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