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Cable for 2008 Compact Multiplus 12v 1200va 50AMP monitoring?

I would like to monitor my inverter; it's around 13 year old Phoenix Compact multiplus 12v 1200va 50AMP. Ideally via a pi; but PC if necessary. What hardware/cable do I need (a little late Christmas present for the boat)?1641393100790.png1641393054455.png1641393217989.png

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wkirby answered ·

This is an old VE.9bit device. Your options are very limited in this case.
You'd need a MKII dongle to communicate with VE.9bit devices, MK3 will not work.
With the MKII, you would be able to use VE.Configure on a Windows PC to adjust the settings and see basic operating parameters. That is about as much as these older devices will support. Connection to CergoGX or VenusGX or VenusOS on RPi will not work.

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Matthias Lange - DE answered ·

The cable is a normal RJ45 patch cable but you would also need a MK2 Interface to USB.

I think you can connect it to a Pi. I'm not sure if you need the old VE.config or the new, you can only test that.

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marvo2011 answered ·

Hello, have you tested a connection with the MKII ? I have an old 12/1200 inverter, witch sucks on startup all LEDs off... But self triggered low voltage or over temp alarm work fine. May only misconfiguration. But the MK3 does not work.

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zentropa answered ·

I have the same version of Multiplus and would also like to connect to it via a PC. Did you manage to purchase a MK2 interface and get it working.

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Yes with a MK2 it has worked!
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