LUCIBUS is the most advanced stand-alone software
for inverters of the 4048 range and similar

SIMPLE GRAPHICS

At a glance you have all the information you need, through a user-friendly interface and a linear and appealing graphics

STAND-ALONE AND CLOUD

Every second LUCIBUS records the data provided by the inverter and every minute  sends them to the cloud to allow you to view them via smartphone wherever you are

Internet Of Things

A series of targeted commands allows you to command VIATOR, SONOFF and other interfaces to take full advantage of the hidden qualities of the inverter

compatibility

LUCIBUS supports the whole series of inverters 4048 (including 24 volts) and is compatible with 25 original and compatible machines firmware

IT IS DIFFICULT ASK MORE

LUCIBUS offers several options to manage your inverter in the best possible way, aiming above all at the very important control of the batteries, which represent the expensive Achilles heel of your system.
LUCIBUS is an excellent guardian.
LUCIBUS is an excellent informer.
LUCIBUS is all you need ...

WHY IT IS BORN
LUCIBUS compensates both the shortcomings of the supplied software and those of other existing software, which do not allow a complete and effective interaction with the inverter.
WHAT DOES IT DO
From the dynamic modification of the loads from sun to grid, to the battery charge with 24-hour programming.
From the visualization of quality charts to a powerful IoT management.
And much more.
In short ... multiple functions.
Virtually all.
WHAT YOU NEED
A dual core mini pc.
Windows Seven or Win10.
An internet line.
All the rest is given to you by LUCIBUS.

LUCIBUS

Fast, immediate, precise
At a glance you have all the substantial and necessary information of your inverter
Lucibus - about version 2.0 - exceeds himself
Not just numbers, but also and above all graphic info. A look ... and you know what's going on
What other software does the same ?

WEATHER

WEATHER

A free and periodic connection to a weather server allows you to graphically position the right icon of the weather conditions of your area on every hour on the general chart

CONNECTION

CONNECTION

Free to choose how to connect your inverter to the PC.
LUCIBUS is perfectly compatible both with RS232 SERIAL and USB
THRESHOLD C

THRESHOLD C

A unique and effective method to protect batteries from sudden and heavy loads. You decide the threshold amperes and the loads will be immediately diverted from battery to grid

MULTILANGUAGE

MULTILANGUAGE

Lucibus speaks all the languages you want! Currently available are ITALIAN, ENGLISH, ROMANIAN, SLOVENIAN, DUTCH, FRENCH.
If your language is not included, contact me and you will become the official translator!
WHY SHOULD I USE LUCIBUS?

WHY SHOULD I USE LUCIBUS?


  THE ERROR OF (almost) ALL - Produce and ignore how much is produced

It is hard to believe but most users believe that a PC connected to the inverter and the related management software can be considered as optional parts of the system.
It's a big mistake!
The view of production and consumptions, but above all the use of a quality control of the same, is the most important thing to be in an off-grid plant.


   BATTERY - Our Achilles' heel

The most delicate and expensive part of the system is the batteries.
Without a first-class technical control, without a set of alarms and graphs, without an efficient routine that manages the charge, but above all without a software that can fully interact with the inverter, the batteries are destined to be used incorrectly and soon they go towards the early scrapping.

Many users and installers have used, even for a short time, incomplete and incorrect software, basing the configuration of inverter even on smoky information taken around the web.
Within a year they had to make a new purchase of the battery bank.
We are talking about a figure of no less than 2000 euros.
A careful use of the system would have certainly made up for the early end .

The wave of the enthusiasm of the first use off-grid, carried out in a hurry and without complete knowledgent, does nothing but lead to an announced disaster.
So using a software that controls everything and that is born of tests and studies carried out by people who are prepared is the safest and most performing road to follow.


   AN INTELLIGENT EXPENSE - The software-hardware kit

AN INTELLIGENT EXPENSE - The software-hardware kit
Many could argue and say that the purchase of a dedicated PC to run lucibus h24 and pay an annual fee is expensive and not convenient.

On the contrary, it is right to think that the hardware and software control package should be economically incorporated within the total expenditure. It means that It should be a part of the system like panels, batteries, cables, fuses etc. etc.
Just make a bill :

• a dual-core 4 gigabyte pc with win10: 200-250 euros one-time
• lucibus: 66 euros a year
• electric consumption: zero (power supply from sun or battery)

On balance, in a year (but only the first, after there is a scalar of costs), there is an total expense around 300 euros.


   THE ACTUAL SAVINGS - Check the system

As already mentioned, many users have had to change the whole battery pack after 1-2 years, with an unexpected expense of at least 2000 euros.
With an effective control given by Lucibus and with an accurate reading of created charts, the tbf (time before failure) of battery can last up to 5 - 7 years, if not more.
How much will you save if you make a check control? € 1700 of batteries (2000 - 300).
How much will you save if you do not make any check? nothing .... on the contrary, you will spend more than 2000 euros of batteries and certainly 300 euros of pc and software.

The conclusion is that 300 euros, on a plant of about 4500 - 5500 euros, are LESS THAN 10% of the total EXPENDITURE


   PROTAGONISTS OF OWN ENERGY - Directors, not spectators

THE HARDWARE-SOFTWARE CONTROL KIT must be considered an integral part of the system and not something that can be purchased even afterwards because "the inverter works the same and if you put a 10-year-old PC it's okay".
The inverter is the MOST IMPORTANT COMPONENT of the whole energy chain and therefore IT IS NECESSARY TO SUPPLY IT WITH ALL CONTROLS to make it work better.

It should be remembered that Lucibus was not created to be spectators but to be MOVIE-DIRECTORS of its own inverter.
Lucibus was born to go beyond simply displaying numbers.
It was born not to resemble a mediocre data viewer.
If that were the case, Watchpower or one of the other numerous software on the network would have sufficed.


   A NOT OPZIONAL NEEDS - Safeguard of your economic effort

Concluding ... spending 200-300 euros for a proper control kit, in the long run, will save you by an inaspettate purchase,

The corollary of this speech is:
This need must be included in the budget of the system's expenditure: THE CONTROL PC IS NECESSARY and is a gross mistake if it is considered an option.

LUCICLOUD

The graphic window on your system
Wherever you are

DIRECT LINK

LUCICLOUD connects you directly to your charts without wasting your time.
There's no need to open any ports on your router, nor any special configurations.
Access your browser, connected you to LUCICLOUD and with your personalized number you can directly enter the web pages of the charts produced by your inverter

CALENDAR
TYPES OF GRAPHS
PRIVACY

LUCIAPP

Know the situation of your inverter
Be notified immediately in case of faults or alarms
Here's what you would like
LUCIAPP offers you all this ... and more.

SITUATION

You have a graphical view of production and consumption, battery status, daily totals. All updated to the current minute.

PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

You will be notified immediately in case of alarms from the inverter, including the warning of possible blocking of data sending by lucibus to the cloud

UNIVERSAL PLATFORM

Compatible with both Android and iOS devices, it adapts to all video resolutions

GRAPHS LINK

A redirect to your LUCICLOUD space allows you to have in a few moments the vision of today's general graph

WEEKLY TOTALS

A handy table, exportable in Excel, shows you the totals related to production and weekly consumption, divided by time band

PARAMETERS OF CHOICE

Both from LUCIBUS and LUCIAPP you can modify the warning and display parameters

DOWNLOAD

Here you can download LUCIBUS and all connected programs

LUCIBUS TRIAL

To request a trial version, click on the icon above to go directly to the request form

LUCIBUS FULL - VERSION 2.0

It is the version that includes all the basic files in order to start using the software.
The size is around 25 Mb. Take and install this version in case of FIRST INSTALLATION.

It does NOT include the executable.

For a complete working, you must also downnload TRIAL or EXE_ONLY

LUCIBUS EXE ONLY

LATEST AVAILABLE VERSION
2.0.7
Release: 13 December 2017

It is the version that only includes LUCIBUS.EXE, ie the executable.
It is about 5 Mb. Take this version only for any updates or if you have noticed that the serial number of your inverter is not yet inserted in the white list.

LUCIAPP ANDROID

LATEST AVAILABLE VERSION
1.3.5
Release: 1 November 2017

Each version is an UPDATE.
Do not delete the version already present on your smartphone.
Simply overwrite the existing one.

LUCIAPP IOS

LATEST AVAILABLE VERSION
2.3.7
Release: 1 November 2017

Each version is an UPDATE.
Do not delete the version already present on your smartphone.
Simply overwrite the existing one.

LUCIFORUM

A pleasant meeting place
A professional source to solve all the specific technical doubts of 4048

Experiences, tests, advice from users and professionals
In short ... a valid beacon in the dark of poor and mediocre information
that gives a leg up to subscribers

click here for

sorry only italian language
please use google translator

LUCITEAM

Imagine a car with a low-consumption and high-performance engine
that takes you to a sustainable future

So ... that's the MAKER, the digital craftsman

The maker experiments new approaches to the production, based on low-cost technologies, even on a tiny scale or for a single copy, to envision a new industrial revolution

GIUSEPPE DE LORENZO
nick FOTOSETTORE
LUCIBUS Developer

Born in Rome in the end of June 1960.
He graduated in Law.
He has interest in electricity and electronics since he was a child, so much that at 16 years old is already an expert in repairing TV and radio devices.
During the 80's and 90's, the cradle of theoretical and practical electronics, builds and tests hundreds of projects, not to mention a growing interest in the newly born presonal computer, avant-garde of the digital age.
The arrival on the market of low-cost Arduino programmable hardware platforms, allows him to succesfully combine the experience matured after many years of practical electronics with the knowledge of programming techniques on personal computers
PIERO MASSIMINO
nick PMAXIM

LUCIAPP Developer

Born in 1953, for over 40 years he has been working in the IT field at a scientific research institute.
With a degree in Computer Science, he has over 100 scientific publications, having been involved in several international research projects. In addition to dealing with the security of computer systems and networks, he has developed software procedures using dozens of programming languages, from the best known to the least known, for all the most important platforms, from VMS and Unix servers, to Linux desktops, Windows , Apple as well as for iOS and Android smartphones.

CLAUDIO SARZOLA
nick ACCUMAN
Beta tester

Born in 1956, always attracted by all that is technical, he worked for a long time in telecommunications and data transmission for Telecom.
It is the "deus ex machina" of 4048 because it knows in an unequaled way all the operating modes.
With the same technical preparation he has knowledge of the world of batteries and is an excellent point of reference for information and advice
GIUSEPPE DI CARLO
nick SOLAR

Beta tester

Born in Palermo at the end of March 1970.
He is a Surveyor and Technician for electronic systems.
Attracted since birth from everything related to electricity and electronic material, from teen-ager frequents several TV and radio stations, to collaborate later also with RAI.
For several years he directs the execution and construction of important three-phase electrical systems and he is a laboratory technician at a company installing uninterruptible power supplies and computer networks for large offices.
He later became director and owner of the studio "Audiovisual Video Studio", with sale and electronic assistance and personal computer.

GASPARE LA MONICA
nick GALAM

Beta tester

Born in Trapani in 1967.
He is a in Electronics and Telecommunications expert.
He has by young age a passion for electronics, in the 90s he created a technical assistance center for the repair of radio-tv sets and, following another passion, in the immediately following period he created a video shooting center for events, becoming director and video operator of a local television station.
Even though he now does quite another job, his deep passion leads him to be always active in the creation and publication of videos as a videomaker

LUCISHOP

A small economic effort and you will have access to the services offered by LUCIBUS,
multiple and all suited to your needs

Kits are also available, which will allow you to use the added value offered by this project
that by now is arrived at tops of unparalleled professionalism

LUCIBUS

€ 5,5 / month (at least two)
  • LUCIBUS use
  • Data storage on LUCICLOUD
  • LUCICLOUD graph display
  • LUCIAPP use
  • Help on line  within 12 hours
  • € 5,5 per month

VIATOR

€ 25 + delivery charge
  • assembled and tested € 25
  • Kit   € 20
  • Only printed circuit   € 5
  • delivery charges (Europe) € 15
pay with

VIATOR LED

Four high brightness LEDs indicate the status of the loads
With a glance and without seeing the inverter display, even Mrs. Mary
capisce if you can start the washing machine or if it is better to wait for the sun !!!

Enter the IOT world with this Lucibus exclusive!

YOU HAVE A SPY INSIDE YOUR HOUSE

YOU HAVE A SPY INSIDE YOUR HOUSE

VIATOR LED is a LED monitor connected in wifi to 4048 via LUCIBUS.
The intent of the project is to make understand - in an immediate way - whether the loads are powered by the grid or the system (sun or battery), even without looking at the display of the inverter or its external twin.
LUCIBUS, through the home wifi network, periodically sends the data of the current status of the inverter to a D1-MINI, which will decode them to turn on the corresponding LED.
In any zone where the router's signal is present, then, you can understand in a simple way if you can activate a heavy load (washing machine - dryer etc.) or if you should wait, so that you can use free energy, ie waiting for the sun.
More precisely, the state of the loads will be indicated in this way:
RED LED ----> ENEL
GREEN LED ----> BATTERY
LED YELLOW ---> SUN
If the preset absorption threshold is exceeded, a high brightness WHITE LED starts flashing to warn visually that some load must be switched off, otherwise the inverter will go in fail.

A BLUE LED will act as a spy and periodically flashing will tell us that VIATOR is connected to the network.

The security of the information sent and received is given by the fact that the module connects to the router only if the name of the network and password is entered in the sketch.
In practice, VIATOR LED, like SONOFF, hooks up to the router with its own IP (chosen by the user) as if it were any device that connects to the network (smartphone - ps3 - smart tv etc.).

Lucibus currently allows the piloting of TRE Viator at the same time.
Example of use is that of a house in which you want to have the status of the situation for a total of three rooms located also in different floors.

VIATOR LED - Assembling


VIATOR LED - Programming



VIATOR LED - Purchasing
For information about costs
click on LUCISHOP menu

SONOFF

Control throught Wi-Fi a relay to be able to turn on or off a load

The lights of the garden at nightfall, the pump of the cistern when you have energy in excess
Or even a fan to cool your inverter if the temperature exceeds the limit

You can automatically manage up to 4 independent SONOFFs through 8 different programs

Also this is the intelligent future of the IOT world of Lucibus!

THE BUTLES OF THE RELAYS

THE BUTLES OF THE RELAYS

The SONOFF module is a relay that allows to switch on and off loads.
In the original, the module works through a cloud of the parent company, which allows the relay to be turned on and off using a specific app.
However, if appropriately modified, it can be made compatible with the IoT functions of LUCIBUS.
It is a very interesting device as it is equipped with an internal power supply and therefore, through the appropriate terminal, it can be connected directly to 220V.

The commands currently available via LUCIBUS are:

  1. SURPLUS


It energizes the relay when two conditions occur simultaneously:
A. The batteries are fully charged (maintenance charge - green libra).
B. The loads are powered by the sun and therefore there is no battery absorption.
When one of the two conditions mentioned above is not more present, the relay is de-energized.
What is it for? When there is plenty of energy, SONOFF is energizes to be able to feed an additional load (a boiler, an air conditioner, etc.). So loads are powered for free with energy that would otherwise be wasted.

  2. TWILIGHT SWTCH


It energizes the relay when the panels voltage drops below a threshold established in the setup. He de-energizes him when he overcomes her.
What is it for? Replaces - in all respects - the twilight switch (photocell) that is usually used to turn on the lights of the garden at the sunset .

  3. INVERTER TEMPERATURE


It energizes the relay when the inverter's internal temperature exceeds 53 degrees and de-energizes it when it falls below 48 degrees.
What is it for? You can drive a fan or a cooling system for the inverter which, as we know, suffers very much from the problem of overheating.

  4. BULK-FLOAT


It energizes the relay when the batteries have reached the maintenance charge
What is it for? An external battery charger can be activated. We know, in fact, that the 4048 are little bit insufficiet about charging circuit and therefore may need to also activate a charge from another circuit to make up for the missing current of the original regulator and charge the batteries more appropriately.

  5. 110-220 FAILURE


It excites the relay when the 110-220 power supplied by the grid manager is missing.
What is it for? Very useful command to automatically turn on a generator set upstream of the system. With the specially modified schetch, this command can be of the "impulse" type, with the pulse duration seconds chosen ad-hoc by the user

  6. LOADS POWERED BY THE GRID


It energizes the relay when the loads are powered by the grid (without setting of CLOCK menu configuration - then all day).
What is it for? It allows you to activate loads that must not be used with the sun because they are too heavy for the batteries or the opposite, that is to disable loads that must be used only if they are powered by sun or batteries.

  7. RED POP COMMAND


It energizes the relay when the POP square (according to the CLOCK menu configuration) is red, ie when the loads are supplied by the operator.
It's an almost identical option to the previous one, with one difference:
In option 6 this type of function is ready to operate every 24 hours.
In oprion 7,it is ready to operateduring the times previously configured in the MENU 'CLOCK.
What is it for? See the same uses of function 6..


The security of the information sent and received is given by the fact that the module connects to the router only if the name of the network and password is entered in the sketch.
In practice, even SONOFF, like VIATOR, hooks up to the router with its own IP (chosen by the user) as if it were any device that connects to the network (smartphone - ps3 - smart tv etc.).

Lucibus currently allows the setting of QUATTRO Sonoff simultaneously, even with different commands.


SONOFF - Programming
to be compatible with Lucibus



SONOFF - Purchasing
You can buy on Amazon or Ebay


TRIAL VERSION

A few minutes and you will also be in line with the smart future
30 days to get to know the next faithful ally of your system for free
Are you ready ?

Request a TRIAL version

Please, fill out the form

You will receive in max 48 hours the link with Lucibus software customized

You can then install and try a fully functional version for 30 days for free

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HARDWARE CONFIGURATION

It is impossible run 800 km a day with a subcompact: it is just an illusion
Pretending to run LUCIBUS on a 10-year-old PC is just as ridiculous.

Give a present to your inverter: Buy the right hardware configuration
He will thank you and you will return the favor .... Very soon

LUCIBUS is a software package created to work on the WINDOWS platform.
There is NO version that can run on other platforms such as LINUX, MAC, RASPBERRY etc. if not with windows emulators.

It is essential to enter the order of ideas that LUCIBUS, for the work it does and for the myriad of actions that performs every minute, needs a "lean and lively" hardware configuration.
This, however, does not mean that you need to invest in big resources but it is also true that we can not force to run lucibus on recovery PC, with little quantity of ram, a processor dated, a slow hard drive and a card video at the limit of the minimum characteristics.

In this regard it is good to read WHY LUCIBUS in which there is a more detailed analysis of what has been said here.

There are so many USED PCs already pre-configured at very affordable prices or even new mini PCs that can cost no more than 150 euros.
Go on Amazon or Ebay. You will find many interesting things about it.

LUCIBUS, in essence, easily adapts to a hardware configuration that is easy to access to all pockets
OPERATIVE SYSTEM

OPERATIVE SYSTEM

WINDOWS SEVEN
WINDOWS 10
(32 o 64 Bit)
MONITOR

MONITOR

1024 x 768
RAM

RAM

4 Gb

 

USB - RS232 SERIAL

USB - RS232 SERIAL

depending on the type of inverter
HARD DISK

HARD DISK

20 Gb

 

INTERNET

INTERNET

mininal link 
(consumption : about 10 Mb / month)

FAQ
Frequently Asked Quesions

Do you want to have immediate solution to an operating problem
that could already have happened to others?
Do you need to get information without reading the whole site?

If you are lucky you will find here the answers you are looking for

1. WHAT SHOULD I DO TO BE OBTAINED A LUCIBUS TEST COPY?
Stay on this site, go to the TRIAL VERSION menu and fill out the form
2. EVERY TIME THAT LAUNCH LUCIBUS APPEARS THE INITIAL INSTALLATION FORM OR THE PROGRAM CLOSES WITH AN ERROR

EVENTS

Knowing and making yourself known is essential to grow and improve
Meeting is an infallible method to widen one's cognitive horizons

These are the events - ignoring the little ones - to which homoandroidus
participated "exhibitor side" or "maker side"

Maker Faire ROME 2014

Mini Beach Maker Faire RIMINI 2015

FRASCATI SCIENZA 2016

Maker Faire ROME 2015

Mini Maker Faire TRIESTE 2015

FARE MAKER CAPUA 2016

Maker Faire ROME 2016

Mini Maker Faire TRIESTE 2016

Maker Faire ROME 2017

Mini Maker Faire TRIESTE 2017

WRITE TO US!

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Doubts ? Perplexity? Requests ? Advice? ...
Write to us! We will reply to you soon ....

Info

LUCIBUS
Designed and developed by
Giuseppe De Lorenzo
info@homoandroidus.com

LUCIAPP
Designed and developed by
Piero Massimino
pmaxim@homoandroidus.com

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