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  • UCM
Blue Sky Energy
MSRP: $330.95
$282.75 (You save $48.20)
SKU: ALG-020-03166
Condition: New
Weight: 1.00 LBS
Shipping: Calculated at checkout

 Product Description

Blue Sky Energy Communication Bridge - UCM

Blue Sky Energy, Communication Bridge and Gateway for IPN Controls, UCM

The Universal Communication Module (UCM) provides a full featured communication bridge or gateway between Blue Sky Energy’s Integrated Power Net (IPN) based charge controllers and external systems.

Blue Sky Energy’s proprietary IPN Network allows multiple charge controllers to communicate with each other and coordinate their activities to charge the battery as a single coordinated charging machine. The IPN network also allows multiple charge controllers to share a battery temperature sensor and remote display.

The UCM attaches to the display connector of any IPN based charge controller to receive power and network communication. The UCM then provides multiple standard communication interfaces which may be used simultaneously. These standard communication interfaces allow easy access to data and setup parameters for all charge controllers on the network. If an IPN-ProRemote is present on the IPN network it’s full featured battery system monitoring functionality and associated setup become available as well.

A standard Modbus RTU interface is provided both as isolated RS-485 and TCP/IP Ethernet based Modbus/IP. Additional Ethernet connectivity includes a built in HTTP web site server allowing data view and parameter setup with a standard web browser either locally, or globally over the Internet without a subscription. The ability for periodic real time FTP data upload to a remote server is also provided.

The UCM also provides 128 days of data-logging of key performance parameters. The data is available as a downloadable Microsoft Excel compatible file stored in nonvolatile memory. The file may be downloaded remotely via the embedded web site, transferred to a laptop locally, or the UCM may be taken back to the office for file download and analysis.


  • Highlights - Attaches to any Blue Sky Energy charge controller with an IPN display connector. Allows access to charge controller and display data and set-up via multiple standard communication interfaces. Provides standard modbus RUT interface via both isolated RS-485 and Modbus/IP. Provides TCP/IP connection and embedded ethernet HTTP web site server. Provides periodic FTP data upload to remote server. Supports single or multiple charge controllers on an IPN network with or without optional displays. Provides 128 days of system performance datalogging available as downloadable Excel compatible file. Conformal coated electronics and plastic enclosure resist corrosion. Full 24 month limited warranty.


General Information  
Manufacturer: Blue Sky Energy
Product Line:
Blue Sky Energy Accessory
Model ID:
Certifications and Safety Ratings: ul.jpg etl.jpg


Mechanical Data
Technology: Universal Communication Module
5.10 x 3.60 x 1.60 inches
Weight: 1.00 lbs
Power: Power Provided by Charge Controller, 0.9W
IPN Network Connection: RJ-11 Phone Jack, 7’ (2.1m) 4-Wire Swap Cable to Charge Controller Provided
Compatible Charge Controllers: All Blue Sky Energy Charge Controllers with IPN Compatible Display Connector Which May be Identified by a Lower Case "i" in the Charge Controller Part Number (e.g., SB3021iL)
RS-485: Fully Isolated RS-485 to ±100VDC, Common Mode Transient Immunity >25kV/μs. Selectable Half Duplex (2-Wire) or Full Duplex (4-Wire). Connection via Compression Terminal Block. Default Communication Parameters, 19.2k Baud. Even Parity (9.6k Baud and Odd Parity Available).
Ethernet: Standard Ethernet TCP.IP 10Mbps. RJ-45 Connector. 3' Crossover Cable Provided.
Modbus: Standard Modbus RTU, Slave Addresses 1-247 Available. Communication via RS-485 or Modbus/IP.
HTTP Web Site Driver: Delivers HTTP Web Site for Data View, Parameter Set-Up and Data Log File Download to Two Locations Simultaneously. Requires Internet Browser Software Supporting HTTP 1.1 or Higher. Web Site Available Locally via Users Existing Router and LAN. May Also Connect Directly to Users Computer via CAT5 Crossover Cable. Web Site Available Globally Over the Internet with Users Router Set for "Port Forwarding" and Internet Service Provider Allowing Port Forwarding.
Datalogging: Provides Datalogging of Up to 33 Key Parameters for Up to 128 Days. Datalog Available as MSDOS Compatible. CSV File Which May be Viewed, Manipulated and Analyzed Using Microsoft Excel. Datalog Includes for System as a Whole; Minimum and Maximum Battery Voltage, Time in Accp & Float, Maximum Battery Discharge Current, Minimum and Maximum Battery AH from Full, Maximum Total PV Output Current, Total PV Output AH. Plus for Each Individual Controller; Maximum PV Voltage, Maximum PV Output Current, and Total PV Output AH.
FTP Upload: Provides Ability to Periodically Upload Real Time Data via FTP to IP Address or Domain Name Including; Charge Mode, Battery Voltage, Battery Current, Ah from Full, Load On/Off State, and Total Charge Current. Plus for Each Individual Controller; PV Voltage, and Output Current. Upload Frequency May be Set from 0.1-24.0 hrs.
Environmental: -40°C to +50°C, 10-90% RH Non-Condensing


Document Type
logo-adobe-pdf-2.jpgBlue Sky Energy UCM Specs Specifications
logo-adobe-pdf-2.jpgBlue Sky Energy UCM Manual User's Manual
logo-adobe-pdf-2.jpgBlue Sky Energy UCM Brochure Brochure
Warranty 5 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty
logo-adobe-pdf-2.jpgBlue Sky Energy UCM Warranty


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Blue Sky Energy - Blue Sky UCM Universal Communication Bridge
Price: 282.75
Condition: new


 Warranty Information

Warranty: 5 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty

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