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Multiplus II GX LCD display backlight is always on

Hi Community,

my Multiplus II GX LCD Display backlight is always on. The manual says:

"When the GX Card is on, pushing the button beside the screen will increase the brightness of the backlight. The backlight will dim itself again after 5 minutes."

My backlight never dims. When I push the button beside the screen it just cycles through the different info parameteres.

Is that "backlight always on" a known bug or can I deactivate it somewhere ?

Thanks and Best regards

Daniel

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Hey both, took me a while, but the answer is that is no option to switch it off. Its simply impossible in the current hardware design.

What there is, are two modes: "dimmed" and "on": but yes it should dim; and it does dim on the units I tested.

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Hi Matthijs,

thank you for your investigation. Where do I find the "dimmed" an "on" modes ? Do I have to activate them ? I have VenusOS 2.42


Not a big issue anyway, I was just concerned that the lighting may fade over time if switched on for 24/7.


Other than this I am very happy with my Multiplus II GX. Very innovative product for my lead batteries on PV.


Best regards

Daniel






Hi Daniel, it can’t be configured; its fixed to switch on in a button press, and go back to being dimmed after five minutes of no button pressing

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@Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) this is an interesting one.

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