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How to connect Multiplus, (3) BlueSolar and SmartShunt to Cerbo GX

I have a Multiplus 12/3000/120-50, (3) bluesolar charge controllers, (1) SmartShunt and connecting it to a Cerbo GX. The Cerbo has only (3) VE direct connections that will connect to the Cerbo GX. How do I connect the SmartShunt to the Cerbo GX. The SmartShunt has a VE direct communication port only.

MPPT Controllerscerbo gxsmartshuntmultiplus ve.bus
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Matthias Lange - DE answered ·

With the VE.Direct to USB cable.

https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-direct-to-usb-interface

You can also use an USB hub.

We already had that question a few times.

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Please confirm. In this case, user would need:


3X VE.Direct to USB cables

2X VE.Direct cables

USB hub


Blue Solar 1: VE.Direct to Cerbo.

Blue Solar 2: VE.Direct to Cerbo.

Cerbo VE.Direct to USB to hub.

Blue Solar 3: VE.Direct to USB to hub

SmartShunt: VE.Direct to USB to hub

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The USB hub goes into a USB port of the Cerbo.

3 devices can be connected directly via VE.direct and 2 via VE.direct to USB. If you have more than 5 devices you need an USB hub.

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snoobler avatar image snoobler Matthias Lange - DE ♦ ·
Thanks! I forget about the USB port!
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