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Victron 2014 phoenix system can I add components to upgrade to solar and mains?

Hello , I have the following older equipment in my ex crew van and would like to add 200w of solar and 240v hook up/charger with a Battery Management System , can anyone steer me to the correct Victron components (if possible) to achieve this?

Thanks Greg


Gel 12v-220AH Battery


Phoenix Inverter Compact 12volt 1600va


Phoenix Inverter Control


BMV -602S Battery Monitor


Cyrix-ct 12/24V-120A Battery Combiner


Battery Protect BP-200i

MPPT - Solar Charge ControllerchargerSolar Panelinverter current draw
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Thankyou Tilo, very helpful ,I think your correct that I would be better with a Multiplus or an easy solar.

best regards

Greg

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For the solar panels use a BlueSolar or SmartSolar(with Bluetooth) MPPT 75/15, or bigger if you prefer (for example the 100/20).

The AC charger can be a BlueSmart 12/30 or 12/20, or a Skylla-IP44 12/30. You should not charge your battery with more than 44A (consider also a possible solar charger current).

If you want a nice display of everything, add a Color Control GX.

To connect your devices to the Color Control you need:

- RJ45 cable to the Phoenix Inverter

- VE-Direct to BMV-60x cable to connect your BMV.

- VE.Direct cable for the Bluesolar or Smartsolar charger

- if you want to see the AC charger explicitly as a device in the Color Control, choose the Skylla-IP44 12/30 because it has VE.Direct communication. You will need a VE.Direct to USB cable because the Color Control has only 2 VE.Direct ports.

Consider also selling your inverter and replacing it with a Multiplus, then you have better configuration options (especially the Power Control and Power Assist features), easier cabling and save space.


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