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How to measure two DC Inputs On CCGX

I am looking to install a Victron system on my RV that will be using a third-party DC-DC charger to charge 48v house batteries from the vehicle's 12v alternator. If I were to connect this charger through a dedicated BMV battery monitor (with a second one for the system's DC loads), is there any way to have one show up as an "alternator" input on the CCGX display screen?


I know I could connect it through the BMV-700 and presumably just have the CCGX show it as power flowing from the "DC loads" box to the battery. My primary concern is ease-of-use for the end user, so I would greatly appreciate any way to configure thte CCGX for this display.

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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

Hi @Chase Martin,

It is currently a future feature request to have a BMV able to to be programmed as a dedicated DC meter for another charging source, or load.

For now you are limited to the calculated DC reading.

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https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/7671/not-victron-wind-charge-controller-dc-load-monitor.html

https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/46329/integrate-a-2000w-48v-dc-wind-turbine-into-the-vic.html

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nebulight answered ·

That's a feature a lot of us would like. Even Victron's own DC-DC chargers do not have a VE.Direct port so they too show up as a DC Load in Venus. I have an enerdrive/Kiase 50 amp DC-DC but would be willing to swap for a 30 amp if it logged on the Venus.

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48V on 56North answered ·

Ditto, ability to track another DC load alongside Victron MPPT sources would really help,

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