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Connect multiple smart MPPT to Cerbo GX

Problem pairing 3 smart MPPT 100/50 to the Cerbo GX Touch 50 :

1 Distance MPPT to Cerbo GX 5 meters and no cable space available.

2 Not enough VE direct ports in the Cerbo GX

How do I get things tied together. Bluetooth seems to be the solution, but the GX doesn't see it?

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Stefanie answered ·

Hi @Victron @ YIP YIP,

if all VE.Direct ports are in use, you can buy some VE.Direct to USB adapters and connect your MPPTs to the USB ports of your Cerbo GX.

The Cerbo GX does not talk to the MPPTs via Bluetooth.

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victron-4 answered ·

Hi Stefanie Thanks for your answer. Can I use a USB hub for the 3 MPPT's so that I have one long USB cable to the Cerbo?

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Sure you can. I also use a USB hub and it works great.

Look for an active USB hub (USB 2.0 is good enough) that is externally powered and be aware of the maximum cable length for USB. With the hub it is usually a little over the standardized 5m.

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