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log, levels


Defines the level of detail for logging information to the console.

Possible values:

  • fatal: Only messages of the fatal category will be displayed. These are errors that prevent the system from functioning.
  • error: Only messages of the error category will be displayed. There are very few of this type of message.
  • warn: Includes error, additionally shows messages of the warn category.
  • info: Includes warn, additionally shows messages of the info category.
  • debug: Includes info, additionally shows messages of the debug category. This is necessary for error analysis.
  • trace: Includes debug, additionally shows messages of the trace category. This is the most detailed category and can result in very large log data. In general, this is not usually needed!

When running evcc in the console, the log messages are simply directed to the standard output.
If evcc is run as a Linux systemd service, messages can be tracked using sudo journalctl -fau evcc, see Logfile zur Fehleranalyse.
In the case of a Docker installation, you can view the messages using docker logs, see Docker Documentation.

For example:

log: error


Allows configuring different logging levels for various components of evcc.

Defines the level of detail for logging for different evcc components.

Possible components:

  • site: The central evcc component (control, calculations, ...)
  • lp-X: The respective charging point, where X is numbered according to the order of loadpoints configuration (charging points), starting at 1
  • sma: The SMA HEMS component if SMA Sunny Home Manager 2.0 is integrated using hems
  • vehicle: Each vehicle (vehicle), where you must specify the corresponding value of the type parameter (or template).
  • Additionally, depending on the use case, additional components can be specified (e.g. cache, db, influx, mqtt, ...)

Possible values for each component: Identical to the values of log

For example:

site: debug
lp-1: debug
lp-2: debug
tesla: trace