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Sunforge Universal Communication Module

Original price $259.00 - Original price $259.00
Original price
$259.00 - $259.00
Current price $259.00

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All orders are shipped within 1-2 business days. Product ETA 7-14 business days.

A Universal Communication Module (UCM) with the described features serves as a versatile and advanced device for enabling seamless communication, data logging, and remote access within industrial and automation systems. It provides multiple connectivity options and features that facilitate efficient data management and system control.

RJ-11 and RS-485 Ports: These ports allow the UCM to establish connections with devices that utilize different communication protocols. RS-485 is a common industrial communication standard, while RJ-11 might be used for specific applications.

TCP/IP Ethernet with Modbus Protocol: The inclusion of TCP/IP Ethernet connectivity with the Modbus protocol enables the UCM to communicate over standard Ethernet networks, facilitating data exchange between the module and other connected devices using the widely used Modbus protocol.

Gateway and Datalogger: The UCM functions as a gateway, enabling communication between devices using different protocols or interfaces. Additionally, it serves as a datalogger by capturing and storing data locally for analysis and historical tracking.

Built-in WebServer: The built-in web server allows users to access the UCM's interface using a web browser. This provides a user-friendly way to configure settings, view real-time data, and manage connected devices.

FTP Support: File Transfer Protocol (FTP) support allows users to transfer files to and from the UCM. This can be particularly useful for data backup, configuration updates, and other file-related tasks.

Remote Access via Port Forwarding: The UCM enables remote access through port forwarding, allowing authorized users to access and control the module's interface and connected devices from external networks.

Data Logging and Storage: The UCM can log and store data from connected devices, providing a historical record of system performance. This data can be valuable for analysis, troubleshooting, and optimization.

Modbus Protocol Compatibility: The support for the Modbus protocol ensures compatibility with a wide range of industrial devices and systems that utilize this standard for communication.

Security Features: Security measures such as authentication, encryption, and secure protocols are essential to protect data during transmission and remote access.

Remote Configuration and Control: Through the web interface, users can remotely configure settings and parameters of connected devices, providing flexibility in managing the system.

Web-Based Visualization: The built-in web server can present data in a graphical and user-friendly format, making it easier for users to interpret and analyze real-time information.

Industrial and Automation Applications: The UCM's features make it suitable for various industrial and automation applications where communication, control, and data logging are essential.

The Universal Communication Module (UCM) with RJ-11, RS-485, TCP/IP Ethernet on Modbus protocol, and the listed features serves as a powerful tool for enabling communication, data management, and remote access in industrial and automation systems. Its versatility, support for multiple communication standards, and remote access capabilities make it an asset in various industries.


Specification UCM
Power Consumption 0.9W provided by charge controller
IPN Network RJ-11 Phone jack, 7" (2.1m) 4-wire swap cable
Ethernet Standard Ethernet TCP/IP 10Mbps, RJ-45 connector 3' (0.9m)
Modbus Standard Modbus RTU, slave address 1-247 via RS-485 or Modbus/IP
FTP Upload Up to 33 key performance parameters for up to 128 days. Data log downloadable on Excel file.
HTTP Web Site Driver Delivers HTTP website for data view, parameter setup and data log file download to two locations simultaneously. Website via router or LAN. Directly connect to PC via CAT5 crossover cable
Datalogging Communication via 4-pin telephone cable length to 500' (152m). Current shunt via twisted pair cable length to 300' (91m) Datalog includes Min & Max bat voltage, Time in Accp & Float, Max bat discharge current, Min & Max bat AH from full, Max total PV output current, Total PV output AH. Plus for each individual controller, Max PV voltage, Max PV output current, and Total PV output Ah.
Operating Temperature -40°C - 50°C
Environmental Protection IP30
Weight 0.39lb (178g)
Dimensions 6.0" x 3.6" x 1.6" (15.2cm x 9.1cm x 4.0cm)

Shipping Policy

All in stock orders are processed within 1 to 2 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email. Generally, orders placed before 1 PM EST are shipped same or next business day. You will receive another notification when your order has shipped. 

Preorder items are generally shipped 1-3 days prior to the official release date, to ensure a timely delivery.

Any order containing both pre-order and in-stock items in the same cart will be shipped upon the arrival of the latest release ordered. Please check out pre-order and in-stock items in separate carts, unless you would like them all shipped together. If you need to split your order into 2 shipments, you can contact us at sales@buildthepower.com to request a second shipping label. 

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If you need further assistance, please contact our customer service or mail us at sales@buildthepower.com - we are more than happy to help!

    Return/ Refund

    We care about your satisfaction!
    If for any reason you are unhappy with your order, we have a 7-day return policy, which means you have 7 days after receiving your item to request a return, as long as in same, unopened, factory sealed condition as received.
    *We can only accept returns for raw cards after making contact and reviewing order*
    To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase.

    To start a return, you can contact us at sales@buildthepower. If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted.

    You can always contact us for any return question at sales@buildthepower
    Build The Power reserves the right to cancel orders due to high fraud risk, Invalid address with no response, inventory issues, or any other reason deemed necessary.
    ** As of March 1, 2020, all cancelled or returned items may incur a restocking or cancellation fee of between 3%-20%. This is due to policy updates from both PayPal, and Shopify (our payment processors)
    We will avoid or minimize this fee as much as possible.**


    Preorders are items that are not currently in stock. They are ordered and reserved through the manufacturer for you on our behalf. Therefore, payment will be taken in advance.

    After your pre-order is confirmed, your order is prepared for shipment immediately upon arrival of the items to our shipping facility.

    Please understand that hot products are subject to allocation by manufacturers, and availability is not fully guaranteed. We only offer a small percentage of our inventory for pre-sale. Therefore, it is highly unlikely factors out of our control will affect pre-orders. However, in this highly unlikely scenario, you will be refunded in full.

    We reserve the right to adjust product prices at any time. However, once your order is placed, it will not be affected by any price adjustments.

    As of 8/25/22, pre-orders are cancelable/refundable, however all cancelled or refunded preorders will be subject to our restocking fee. 

    By placing a pre-order, you are agreeing to these Pre-order Terms and Conditions.

    Our usual terms and conditions apply.

    Our shipping policies apply.


    Damages and issues
    Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right. *We sell factory sealed products, which may have factory inconsistencies in quality control, we are not responsible for factory issues with quality control, including torn outer wrappers, minor dents, dings, etc. We always do our best to ensure you receive the highest quality items every time.

    Exceptions / non-returnable items
    Certain types of items cannot be returned, like perishable goods (such as food, flowers, or plants), custom products (such as special orders or personalized items), and personal care goods (such as beauty products). Please get in touch if you have questions or concerns about your specific item.

    Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on sale items or gift cards.

    The fastest way to ensure you get what you want is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item.

    We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.

    Warranty Policy

    The limited warranty period commences on the date the product is sold to the original consumer purchaser. A copy of the original purchase receipt identifying purchaser and date of purchase, must accompany the product to obtain warranty repairs.

    This limited warranty does not apply to, and future warranty shall become void, for any product or part thereof damaged by: a) alteration, disassembly or application of a foreign substance, b) repair or service not rendered by a Build The Power authorized repair facility, c) accident or abuse, d) corrosion, e) lightning or other act of God, f) operation or
    installation contrary to instructions pertaining to the product, or g) cosmetic aging.

    If Build The Power's examination of the product determines that the product is not defective the consumer shall be charged a test and evaluation fee and be responsible for all transportation costs and insurance related to returning the product to the consumer. The consumer is ultimately responsible for proper installation and operation of the product and Build The Power's prior troubleshooting assistance shall not serve as a waiver of the test and evaluation fee.

    The test and evaluation fee is subject to change without prior notice If within the coverage of this limited warranty, Build The Power shall repair or replace the product at Build The Power's sole discretion and return the product via standard ground transportation of Build The Power's choosing within the continental US. The consumer shall be responsible for all transportation costs and insurance to return the product outside the continental US, and for all transportation costs and insurance related to expedited return of the product. Build The Power's liability for any defective product or any part thereof shall be limited to the repair or replacement of the product. Build The Power shall not be liable for any loss or damage to person or property, or any other damages, whether incidental, consequential or otherwise, caused by any defect in the product or any part thereof.

    Any implied warranty for merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in duration to the length of this warranty.

    To obtain warranty repairs, contact Build The Power at sales@buildthepower.com to obtain a Returned Goods Authorization (RGA) number. Mark the outside of the package with the RGA number and return the product, postage prepaid and insured to the address below. The consumer is responsible for all transportation costs and insurance related to returning the product to Build The Power, and for any shipping damage which may void the warranty or increase the cost of repairs.

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