I have a Venus GX with the following attached -
- EasyPlus 1600va 12v 70a (via VE.Bus)
- Smart BMV 712 (via VE.Direct)
- Smart MPPT 100/20 (via VE.Direct)
All the above works great - no issues - awesome. But, the problems start when I start to add additional MPPT's. The Venus manual states the maximum VE.Direct devices the Venus can take is 6, and the Venus has 2 VE.Direct port and 2 USB Ports. I assume you can add a USB hub to one of the USB ports and attach additional MPPT's with a VE.Direct to USB cable.
I have one of the VE.Direct ports used by the BMV. I have the other VE.Direct port used by one MPPT. So with no spare VE.Direct ports left I have attached attach a USB Hub to one USB port and attached a GPS and another MPPT.
When I log on to VRM Portal - everything is showing. However, after some time, the Venus loses the second MPPT.
Any help welcomed - as I ideally want to have 5 MPPTs connected - but am struggling with 2 :-(.