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Feature request: Allow Multiplus to be switched on&off from the VRM Dashboard

Hi there,


I'm using - and loving - the VRM portal, live controlling my installation (the new layout is great).

As I must spare any lost watt, I'm often switching on&off my multiplus C. Somebody knows if, in the future, it would be possible doing it directly on the main page, without opening the console?

That would be awesome !

Best

Denis


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denis70 answered ·

Hi,


nobody has an answer for my question? I’m still dreaming of a switch I could access directly on the dashboard, avoiding the use of the console....


thanks!

denis



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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

Are you on the same local network with your system - similar function is already available at http://venus.local/app

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denis70 answered ·

Thank you Guy for your answer.

No, I'm on internet. The system (Cerbo GX) is connected (WIFI) to a 4G modem. But interesting to know it works on the local network, can be useful sometime...

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denis70 answered ·

Hi there,

As it seems there is no answer to my question I'm adding: I'd love to have a daily timer for the Multiplus. Will it be implemented someday? (the system is using approx. 20W/h which means 480W/24h. I - remotely - need AC only few hours a day and I could spare many precious watts like this).

Thanks

Denis

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Hi @Denis.70

My apologies for not seeing this post earlier...

What you can do is use the relay1 from GX device, and use the generator start / stop function to switch on/off on fixed hours using the 'periodic run' option to switch the inverter on during fixed hours.

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greg-johnson answered ·

I'd like to know the answer too. Both for manual decisions but also for timed activation.

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denis70 answered ·

Hi there,

As I wanted to move forward, my solution was installing a Shelly 1 relay (allowing to run inside a 12V system). It's absolutely perfect, controlling the Multiplus On/OFF relay. The only thing I can't do is to select Inverter only (position I've never used).

Now I can easily program whenever I want the 220V on or off.

Best

Denis

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dmsims answered ·

Denis


could you share pictures/diagram of how you wired the Shelly ?

TIA

David


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Yes, but I need to see the installation, my memory is not good enough... I go there normally soon. I just remember I'm using two Shelly 1, in order to have an ON info when converter is ON (otherwise it's the opposite: ON when it's OFF, which is sometimes confusing).
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Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

Hi @Denis.70,

Good news, this feature is now available.

Please see this documentation for the requirements, limitations and how to enable it - 3.1 Inverter controls in VRM

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