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Extending Cerbo VE direct connections

Wondering what best method is to get more than 6 VE direct connections to the Cerbo (presently 3 VE direct, 3 USB/VEdirect). Looks like I need 8 VE direct connections now. Can I just use a USB Hub and connect an additional three USB/VE-direct connections to the other five this way???

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wkirby answered ·

You can use a USB hub to connect more VE.Direct-USB dongles.

Cerbo can accomodate 15 or so VE.Direct devices as set out in thew comparison table:
https://www.victronenergy.com/live/venus-os:start#comparison_table

Use a good USB hub though, one with a chipset from a reputable manufacturer. There are some rubbish USB hub chipsets around or poorly constructed USB hubs. These ones cause endless random issues.


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