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Cerbo GX - USB Bluetooth / How can I make sure that Cerbo is using the USB Bluetooth dongle ?

Hello folks,

I have installed some Ruuvi tags to my trailer to work with the Cerbo GX for temp and humidity data collection. It is recommended to use a USB Bluetooth Dongle for better comunication with the Ruuvi tags so I purchased one of the recommended BT dongles (TP-Link 400xx). I have inserted this into one of the USB ports on the Cerbo but I'm not sure whether Cerbo is using this USB dongle or its internal BT. I have dug into the settings but failed to see a menu where I can switch from the internal BT to the external one.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Best

Sedat


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Stefanie answered ·

Hi @bilgebay,

The Ruuvi use all connected (and working) Bluetooth adapters. If the internal fails due to heat, it still continuous to work with the connected dongle.

In the upcoming Venus OS v2.90 (see our beta firmware here: https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/140258/venus-os-v29014-available-for-testing.html) there is an option to see all connected adapters.

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bilgebay answered ·

Hello Stefanie,

Thank you for your kind reply. I will be looking forward to the update. Currently, I'm not able to verify the external BT adapter is functional or not let alone whether the ruuvi tags are communicating via this new adapter.

Best

Sedat

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The Cerbo will work with most USB > bluetooth dongles.

The Cerbo will not be able to use a VE Direct bluetooth smart dongle..

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sashaberk answered ·

I have similar situation. My CerboGX was happily talking to my 3 Ruuvis for a month and then just stopped one day. I was using internal Cerbo GX bluetooth. I found some articlles here recommending external bluetooth adapters, ordered one.

But my question is:

I'm currently running the latest beta release for Cerbo 2.90-14. But I don't see anything like what's shown on the pictures above. I don't even see "Bluetooth" menu item anywhere in "Settings" on the console menus.

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hardy-tuner answered ·

Advanced Bluetooth menu is shown with additional usb Bluetooth Adapter. The list of tested and supported devices can be found here in

https://www.victronenergy.com/media/pg/Cerbo_GX/de/installation.html#UUID-572ae5ae-b9c9-b5a8-ea10-4940ba072b03

2.12.2

Insignia (NS-PCY5BMA2)

  • Logilink BT0037

  • TP-Link UB400(UN)

  • Ewent EW1085R4

  • Laird BT820

  • Laird BT851

  • Kinivo BTD-400

  • Ideapro USB-Bluetooth-Adapter 4.0


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cleverheart answered ·

I've had success with Cerbo GX running v2.87 + 3 x Ruuvi + TP-Link UB5A BT 5.0 USB Adaptor

Yes, sometimes the Ruuvis disappear... restartig the Cerbo GX seems to fix this :-)

Link to BT USB Adaptor: https://bit.ly/3PjId4k

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