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Charge State is OFF - Turn on Remotely

Have an MPPT 100/30 in Charge State Off, been disconnected for a while. It was turned off VIA bluetooth dongle and Victron APP on Android phone
I have recently reconnected the 100/30 in testing mode
I have connected it via a VE to USB to a raspberry pi with Venus OS
All is working except the 100/30 charge state is OFF and I can see no way to turn it on remotely via the remote console over https://vrm.victronenergy.com/

Is this just not possible or am I missing something ??

MPPT - Solar Charge ControllerVenus GX - VGXRaspberry Pi
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Matthias Lange - DE answered ·

As I know it is not possible to turn a MPPT on/off remotely via Venus OS/VRM.

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Thanks, so in order to manage the Blue Solar MPPT 100/30 I would need to plug the Bluetooth dongle in and use that instead ?

@grunkern Yes either that or swap the USB Ve.direct from the pi to a computer or phone. It may be easier and quicker to do that then swap between the USB cable and the Bluetooth dongle at the point of swapping the cable at the MPPT.

There is also the beta Victron connect that will allow you to connect to your MPPT via VRM so check that out.

"This feature is dependant on beta testing schedules, it may or may not be available at any given time. Check the beta link below for realtime information"

https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/40795/how-can-i-change-mppt-settings-remotely.html


Yes, you need the Bluetooth dongle.

Best regards,

Rob