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Phoenix Invert 48/5000 Bluetooth monitoring

Hi , Victron experts.


I would like to centralised the configuration, control and monitoring the installation with a computer or a smartphone.


- The installation :

It's composed of 2 Phoenix inverter 48/5000 in parallel, 3 SmartSolar charge controllers 250/70 and 1 BMV700.


- What I've understood :

For the SmartSolar charge controllers nothing is needed.

For the BMV700 the VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart dongle will be enough.


- The questions :

For the Phoenix Inverter with a VE.BUS which accessories should I used to get a Bluetooth communication ?


If it's not possible an Ethernet link to my router is possible.

Maybe with the Venus GX/ Gerbo GX but I don't think that they will fit with my installation. I guess that I need à product with 2 VE.BUS and 4 VE.DIRECT (3 MPPT an the BMV) ports but GX products only get 3 VE.DIRECT.


Any suggestions are welcome.


Best Regards

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Hi @igabiva

Any of the GX range will fit admirably in your installation. VE.Bus can be 'chained', and VE.Direct can be adapted to USB (even a hub). https://www.victronenergy.com/live/venus-os:start

Access via Ethernet or Wifi, and the VRM portal is a gem. Via LAN or WAN.

You won't need the BT for more than toying, and your kit can all be connected with real wires.

Recommended..



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Hi @JohnC
Thanks you for the answer. As you advised, I'll be using a hard-wired solution based on Octo GX.
Like that no need of VE.Direct or VE.Bus to USB interfaces, only wires.

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