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Interfacing GX Device with Deep Sea Controller

Hi all,

We have a generator unit which has a Deep Sea Electronics controller. Sorry I don't know the model number, but here are a couple of photos of it:




As you can see, there is a USB port on the back of the unit. The generator supplier also provided us with an interface (I guess Deep Sea's version of a Venus GX) to connect this unit to ethernet. I've never successfully gotten their interface/controller working.

But anyway, the rest of our equipment is all GX devices and we use the VRM portal to monitor everything. I'm wanting to swap out the Deep Sea ethernet interface unit to a Venus GX so that I can monitor everything in VRM (ie runtime, tank levels etc). Does anyone know if this can be done?

Thanks!

Venus GX - VGX
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mvader (Victron Energy) answered ·

Hi, it can be done - but only if you are a software developer and have plenty time (couple of days, maybe weeks) available to spend.

Less cryptic:

We don’t have any support for deep sea controllers. But the GX device is an open platform: some people made their own driver.

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Ah, good to know. Thanks for the feedback! I'll have a chat to a software developer and see what they say. Cheers!

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