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Can I remotely mount a SmartSolar Control display?

To clarify... I do not want to plug the display onto the controller but use connector to mount display remotely. Is this what VE.Direct to RS232 is used for?

charge controller compatibility
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ejrossouw answered ·

Hi @mrcc1 I have seen 1 to 3m extension cables that simply plug into the front of the solar charge controller and the display plugs into the other end. Not sure if it is a simple RS232 male to female cable, but suspect it may be.

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So this post is now quite old and no one has chimed in with a definitive answer, I find myself in the same exact situation as MRCC11 and have searched Victron website for answers, I have asked Victron sales people and I'm told it looks possible but its undocumented. Where and who do I turn to now? Anyone? Thanks in advance.

The Display is only designed to be connected directly to the MPPT so I don't think you will get an official answer to that question.

Just buy a cable and test it.