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captnsnap asked

Time to Go on GX

Hi Victron development team.

I have seen a number of people asking for Time to Go do be displayed on the GX and VRM Portals. I excitedly updated firmware today on my devices, and was disappointed to see this has not yet been included.

Is there a technical reason why it is not? I realise I can see it if I go to the SmartShunt screen, but it is such a useful indicator for boaties, I would like to strongly urge developers to add it to the main screen - even as an option.

Anyone else want to support my request?

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tropical-wonder answered ·

screenshot-20220205-192200-duckduckgo.jpgTime to go is on my VRM.

Set up my system yesterday. 2.8 firmware. Show detail.

What are you looking for?


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JohnC answered ·

Hi @CaptnSnap

It's also available on the MFD app (which grabbed a rename to 'Marine', and some other improvements)..

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Hi John C

Can you tell me what MFD this is from? We are installing a Volvo Penta GlassCockpit later in the year and wondered what the display will be like on that.

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@CaptnSnap

The example is just from a Win lappy (over wifi), and if I zoom it the layout changes, even to 2 pages. I prefer it to Remote Console, but if I need that, there's a button at the top to select it.

Not sure about Volvo, but there's a bit about it here.. https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ve.can:nmea-2000:start


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captnsnap answered ·

Hmmm.

So is it the Cerbo that "hosts" the VRM Portal? My Cerbo is operating on Firmware 2.73, so that might be the issue. Looks like I might have to logon when I am on the boat to update as I cant see a way to do it remotely. The Cerbo and Touch GX do not appear on the list of devices I can update firmware for through the portal:

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The next question is whether I will see the TtG on the Touch GX screen:



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I will update firmware tomorrow and report back!



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Cerbo doesn't host the portal, it's the central point of your system for collection and onward transmission to the Victron VRM servers. If the Cerbo connection is down, VRM will still have data up to last time of connection. And of course once the connection is restored, it will forward all the missing data to VRM.
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Time to go not shown on my CCGX, sadly. Guess you won't get it either.
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kevgermany answered ·

Just been checking my system. Which is easysolar.

Time to go only shows when multi is switched on, not charger only. And it seems to need some load on the system. If there's AC input, time to go is suppressed.

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Hi all.


It depends on what type battery monitor you have:

  1. BMV & SmartShunt & Lynx calculates a time to to, only when discharging.
  2. Multis and EasySolars don’t calculate a time to go; so should not be visible. If it is, then there is a small bug in that it forgets to hide it.


Multi or EasySolar on/off shouldn’t make a difference

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captnsnap answered ·

OK, so in my system, we are using a SmartShunt as the battery monitor, so I should see Time to Go on the VRM Portal when we disconnect Shorepower? I realised I did not have the screen in "Detail" mode so may have missed it, but also don't use VRM when we are on the boat. I assume we are seeing the below because it is connected currently to AC power?



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Still think it should be an option to have it displayed on the main screen on the GX. I appreciate it takes in a bunch of assumptions, but it is essentially the most important reference for the sort of trips we do away from Shorepower.


Thanks for your input this far.


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captnsnap answered ·

Had a play yesterday and indeed, as soon as we unplug Shorepower, TtG is displayed on the Smartshunt panel.

So now we just need the clever developers to add it to the main screen :)

Thanks contributers.

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marlonbeltz answered ·

Upvote to add it to the GX Color screen, that's what he's asking, not on the remote portal. Example. it seems like a simple addition, add all the info you get if you select Show Details on the portal.

Please add it here.

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