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Monitoring multiple MPPTs using Color control GX

Dear Sir,

I am going to use a lot of Bluesolar 30A MPPT charge controller + Pur sinus off grid inverter, the client needs a monitoring system for all this devices as i guess it will be installed over different locations , my question how i can monitor all this installed firms in one place?

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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

Hello Wael,

Please register an account on Victron professional and go to the E-learning section.

https://professional.victronenergy.com/

I have created some VRM training videos that show the installation fleet overview.

There is also a little Information here :

https://www.victronenergy.com/live/vrm_portal:getting_started

And a demo you can try yourself here:

https://vrm.victronenergy.com/installation-overview

To access the VRM, Depending on the number of installations, and on site logistics, you could use any of the range of GX Devices, or the LoRaWAN dongle (with an external gateway).

https://www.victronenergy.com/blog/2017/08/31/free-internet-connection-using-lorawan-to-vrm/

https://www.victronenergy.com/live/venus-os:start

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ejrossouw answered ·

I am not familiar with the inverter you mention and do not know if it can interface via canbus or otherwise. Do you you have exact model details?

Typically, a venus gx or colour gx can form the management centre for each individual installation as it is compatible with other manuafacturers' equipment and use ve.bus and v.can with some industry standard protocols. I don't know how much control you can have over other equipment, but that I suspect is down the inverter equipment you use and connectivity options. The bluesolar can then via ve.direct cable connect to the venus gx or colour gx, which in turn can via an internet connection and the VRM portal be viewed. I do not know if there is a limit as to how many installations can be viewed via VRM.

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May i ask you, how i can put an external display for the following products

1- Bluesolar MPPT 30 and 50A

2- Phonix inverter 1600-3000VA

May I suggest you start with reading the product manuals and associated options available for each device e.g.

https://www.victronenergy.com/solar-charge-controllers/smartsolar-100-30-100-50