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Cerbo GX Relay DC Voltage and Amp rating.

Hi everybody,

I need to be able to switch Off / On a small PC running on an ORION 24 / 12VDC 5A. The PC itself uses around 15W.

Is it possible ? And is it better to connect the ORION 24VDC side to the relay or the 12VDC side ? Thanks for your help.

BTW, it will be great to get the precise specs for the relays, as nothing is available in the manual.

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mvader (Victron Energy) answered ·

Hi all,


I added the specs to the Cerbo GX datasheet just now.


thank you for pointing out it was missing!


And, just FYI, in these ratings its more than the relay that matters. Also the connector, and distances between tracks on the PCB, etc.

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Hi

I just realised that we have the exact same question for the Color Control GX, and the datasheet linked missed the info there, too. Any chance it can be added?


thanks, fabio

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michelg answered ·

Thanks for the reply, but I do need the correct specifications, just to avoid adding cables and hardware in my installation.

I have been reviewing the "forum", and Victron seems not to have provided the details. BTW, do you already installed such "cube" relays and do you have a recommendable model ? I am in Spain.

Thanks, Michel.

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ur12vman answered ·

Those onboard relays are generally 1 amp, enough to switch a typical ice cube (automotive) relay. I wouldn't run the orion power through it.

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