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How do I connect more than 2 VE.direct devices to my GX?

In my boat I am planning to have two Phoenix Smart IP43 Chargers. One for the LifePO4 service bank and one for the AGM starter bank. I will also have a BMV-712 monitoring the service bank. How do I get thes 3 devices connected via VE.Direct to my Venus GX where there is only 2 VE.Direct inputs?

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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) avatar image

Hi @mmosberg,

If you wish to connect more than 2 VE.direct devices to a GX device which only has 2 VE.direct ports, you will need to buy a VE.direct to USB adapter, and plug it into the USB port instead. If you have too many USB devices for the USB ports, you can use a powered USB hub.

Please create a new post for your other question, we ask only one question per post, it makes it a lot easier for other people to find the answer they are looking for later.

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#Guy, thx for answering and advising about community rules. Kind regards from Norway.

@Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager)

Actually I need 4 devices connected to my GX. 2 x Phoenix Smart IP43 Chargers, 1 BMV-712 and a SmartSolar MPPT 75/15. Please advice ;-)

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@Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager)

Actually I need 4 devices connected to my GX. 2 x Phoenix Smart IP43 Chargers, 1 BMV-712 and a SmartSolar MPPT 75/15. Please advice ;-)

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Presuming you already have the VGX, 2 x VE.direct to USB adaptors :)

If you don't already have the VGX, you may wish to consider getting the Octo GX instead.

There is a bit more about it here -

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

and here:

https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:start#connecting_victron_products