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Easysolar-II GX state of battery charge does not show

Hi,

I have freshly installed ES-II 48/3000/35-32 230V MPPT 250/70 GX. The devices LCD panel or mobile app nor the Venus IP ”settings page” does not show the state of battery charge at all. What could be the problem and what should I do? How do I know if the system is charging the batteries at all?

I have seen pictures Where the GX lcd panel displays the state of battery charge but in our device that view is totally missing.

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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

Hi @kkiksu,

Have you enabled the battery monitor?

It is in the General settings in VE.Configure.

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Hi,

Thank you for your answer. Am I able to do that from the menu in the attached picture. This is an off grid system without Wi-Fi access. I only have Bluetooth and access to devices network. Shouldnt the battery monitor be enabled as default?


@kkiksu If I am not wrong, by default (out of the box) the Internal Battery monitor of the Inverter Charger will not be enabled. It very much depends on what is the size of the Battery bank and type of Battery being used. From my previous experiences, if there is no Victron BMV700 nor a Battery with a in-built BMS, and you have NOT enabled the Inverter's Battery Monitor, the screen would appear like that.

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JohnC answered ·

Hi @kkiksu

Can you check the firmware loaded to each of the components. GX, mppt and particularly the Multi itself.

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You mean the firmware versions? I updated the firmwares firstly after installation. Do I need a separate module to see the charge level?

No separate module is needed, but the Multi's firmware needs to be up to it. Like a later 4xx version. The 1xx series won't show SOC (from the Multi).

And if you really rely on SOC, a BMV or Smartshunt will give a better result.

The source of SOC is also selectable within the GX, so check that. The 'Automatic' setting would normally suffice.

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Thank you for your help. Firmware is 470. I also tried to change the source to multiplus but still not showing :(

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kkiksu answered ·

Does anyone have any idea about this? It is really frustrating not to know the Level of battery charge. I’ve tried to solve the problem, red the manuals, Google etc. but nothing comed to my mind.

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