I believe the 8kVA and 10kVA Multiplus-II's cannot be paralleled. Will this be fixed with a future software upgrade or never?
If it will be possible in future, then when?
The hardware is different, so there is no kind of firmware that can change that.
Units must be the same hardware before they can be parallel or multiphase connected.
yes, but, for me the question still stands. Will we be able to parallel two Multiplus II 8KVA together or two 10KVA units togetehr. Today, on paper at least, it's not possible, right?
Oh, apologies. I understand the question now. Those ones will not be able to be paralleled yet, due to hardware limitations.
Maybe future hardware versions will be able to, and then, a firmware update may or may not enable the existing hardware versions.
To be able to extend the setup, maybe it is better to have two Multiplus II 5 kVA in parallel, rather than one Multiplus II 10 kVA?
What are advantages and disadvantages of having one Multiplus II 10 KVA vs. two Multiplus II 5 kVA? Let me try to summarize my view:
|1 x Multiplus II 10 kVA
|2 x Multiplus II 5 kVA
|Extensible with additional units
|slightly more expensive
|can be included in one of the devices
Is there anything else that I may be missing in the comparison? What about noise, reliability, ease of setup, etc.?
I want to build a 3 phase system with about 20 kVA per phase over time. Can the 8 and 10 kVA parallel? The other features and functionality fades into insignificance. It was simple question. Let's not make rocket science out of it.
Paralleling is not possible.you are right. Thanks for correcting me. I have indeed misunderstood.
3 phase configuration with 3 units max. for these models possible, but not paralleling.
Previous post (inaccurate) below...
Our Victron Sales Manager confirmed that we can have a max. of 3 units (whether in paralell or in a 3 phase configuration) for MultiPlusII10kVA units (should logically be applicable to 8 and 15kVA units too).
We have a 3 phase installation with 3x MultiPlusII 10kVA that has been running smoothly for more than 8 months now.
So far however, we have not needed and hence tried paralelling on any site.
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