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Multiplus-II Gx vs CCGX

Hi have in mind a system mixing PV battery and multiplus-ii Gx like this :

I have all components notice PV inverter are APsystem QS1, the PV power feed is measured by ET112 meter.

The grid current is measured by tore sensor.

Now i start to program my nice Multiplus-ii Gx box and i am facing to some issue:

1/ the ET112 meter is regonised but only as a grid meter there is no option to define it as a PVmeter (in the CCGX there is).

2/ there is no power related to the current sensor connected in the jack input

3/ thre is no menu to set ESS in mode 1, mode2, mode 3 (in the CCGX there is)

I use ESS 0176 programming

and set the french grid standart


Is multiplus-ii Gx realy equivalent to multiplus-ii + CCGX regarding this kind of function

What are the proper assistants to implement this


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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) avatar image

Hi @michelP,

It sounds like your access level is not high enough in the GX device, please confirm the access level you are using in the General menu of the GX device.

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Trying to change these setting without the required access level will likely give you this message:

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Q2 - Have you enabled the setting for External Current Sensor in VEConfigure? 7889-veconfig-sensor.jpeg

Q3 - You don't set ESS mode1, mode2 or mode3 exactly - they are listed as "External Control" in the ESS menu of the GX. This is explained in the ESS Mode 2, 3 manual.

I have just checked and they are there in the MultiPlus-II GX, as long as you have sufficient access level privileges. Settings access level is explained in this document (and the same procedure applies for the MultiPlus-II GX).

The exact variations between the GX card in the MultiPlus-II GX and the CCGX and laid out in this comparison table.


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@Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager)

I have the user/instaler acces enable

There is no external control availaible in ESS

I have also the external current sensor check box enable



Firmware version V2.42

Michel

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Hi Michael,

Your screenshot shows the System Setup -> System name menu.

The setting you are asking for is in the ESS -> Mode menu;

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michelP avatar image michelP Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) ♦♦ ·

Argh Shame on me,


I intend to use only the arrows between page and menu aand they aren't work on the one on the keyboard are usefull

now i have acces to hiden menu ;-)

and go on


Many thanks Guy for your help


On the current sensor side i use the good one