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Limiting Honda Gen power input via CCGX

I have acquired a new to me yacht, equipped with...


- Victron Multiplus 12v/3000va/120amp Inverter/Charger

- Blue Power Colour Control system

- Victron BMV-600s battery monitor


To avoid running engines to charge batteries I bought a Honda Eu2000i.


My problem is it goes into overload and shuts down, presumably because it is drawing too much power.


I have downloaded and searched through the manuals and also the Community forum but I cannot find how to limit the power coming out the Honda / into the Victron system.


1. Can this be achieved?

2. If so, can you tell me how?

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Hi & welcome! What I have to offer you are a few links with more info:


First of all an old one, but very much on topic:

https://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/Honda%20white%20paper%20GB.pdf


Then this blogpost:

https://www.victronenergy.com/blog/2016/08/29/multiplus-magic-small-generator-big-power/


And then the main document we have to learn about limiting & generator sizing is here:

https://www.victronenergy.com/live/multiplus_faq


And for a direct answer to your question: yes certainly you can limit the current draw from the honda. Thats the ‘AC Input Current limit’ setting. Available as a configuration parameter, but also on most control panels; to be able to quickly adjust it when plugging into a certain size shore connection.


I hope that helps!

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Ha, now I get an idea of what to use my Honda 10i for. To be honest I had no idea that this is gonna working. And I always wondered why my 10i went into its limitations sometimes when I used it to charge my house bank through a Multiplus 12V 1600 while the inverter part of the Multi was driving an electric cooktop :P

Most probably I had the DMC set at a wrong Input Current Limit without knowing it. And I thought that the 10i is going to die soon. Phew.

Thanks! I will RTFM next time ;-)

Nice! i’m happy to hear it helped!