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Cerbo GX Current Consumption

Hi, I am looking for current consumption of Cerbo GX @ 12VDC. For comparison, the Venus GX is listed at 210mA at 12VDC in the manual. Cerbo does not list any power consumption in the manual.

I would like to install on a boat mainly to link my MPPT via Wifi to the VRM website, but am concerned that the current consumption will drain batteries too much. I will be using 2x 50W panels, but would like them to primarily charge the batteries.

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Hello. I would also like a know what the current consumption of Cerbo GX is. It's pretty basic info especially with this kind of gear. I'm trying to decide whether to go with Venus GX or Cerbo GX for my new installation.


I'm also interested (when powered by 24V).

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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

The range is typically between 2.5W and 5W - with a few more details in point 19 here - https://www.victronenergy.com/live/venus-os:start

It can be difficult to get a certain maximum - for example connecting additional USB accessories will draw more, as will more processing if there are many VE.direct devices, and if there is a GX touch screen connected how bright it is set.

But generally - Cerbo GX power draw without GX Touch mounted: around 2.8W. With GX Touch 50 connected, and backlight off: 3.8W. Backlight at max intensity: 4.8W

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pers1 answered ·

3,86W with Touch 50 with screen turned off but hooked up


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Thank you! That's hugely appreciated. Is that with ethernet or wifi on, or both?

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trulsla answered ·

caf01399-b473-4501-ada7-6c372e3a5977.jpegIn line with the others above. Mine is drawing 0.4-0.5A (5-7W) with Cerbo GX, Touch 50 GX backlight off and a Glomex 4G/WIFI antenna.


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48v-on-56north answered ·

Hi, Live Cerbo GX plus generic (Huawei) 4G Wifi powered of 12V DC Orion, standby total 19-24W Not optimised as local WiFi is left on. MK,


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pyro answered ·

Just a reminder, can you check current? Preferably with wifi on, wired ethernet off.

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Sorry I doesn't had the time yesterday and today I'm also full of work.
I hope I have some time tomorrow.

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Matthias Lange - DE answered ·

I can check this on Monday, but I think it is not much more then the Venus GX(without the touch 50 of curse).

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