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How can I connect an external temperature sensor to the CCGX Color Control?

dear all,

This demand is urgent pls!!!!

we have installed victron solution, which is use for a online monitoring of a telecommunication site here in nigeria. our clients are demanding they want to monitor the actual room temperature of the equipment room, instead of the battery temperature. based on this demand i will like know if there's any way to integrate an external temperature senor on the color control to capture and display the ambient temperature of the on the VRM portal or probably change the battery temperature display on the VRM portal to Ambient Temperature.

CCGX Color ControlTemperature Sensor
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Mark answered ·

Unfortunately the CCGX does not have a direct input for a basic temperature sensor (like a Venus GX, or Cerbo GX).

However you can incorporate a dedicated IMT ambient temperature sensor via RS485 to USB interface - see section 1.10.1 in the CCGX manual;

https://www.victronenergy.com/live/doku.php?id=ccgx%3Astart&do=#connecting_imt_solar_irradiance_temperature_and_wind_speed_sensors

Stand alone IMT ambient temperature sensor datasheet;

https://www.imt-solar.com/fileadmin/docs/en/products/Ta-ext-RS485_E.pdf

This temperature is displayed in the CCGX menu and on the VRM site.

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Hi Mark,

thanks for the swift advice, i saw this on the manual earlier, the challenge here is that I cant find IMT temperature sensor in the market. i will appreciate if you have idea on where to get the sensor

You can purchase it from IMT - just contact them directly.

https://www.imt-solar.com/contact/

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handy answered ·

I Have this solution up and running, it works well and is plug and play if purchased from new. But the only way to see the temperature is by scrolling through the GX colour menu.

Would be excellent to have the option to display temperature on GX display.

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