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Easy Solar pre purchase informations

Good evening,

I was considering an EasySolar 12/1600/70 for a campervan installation and I had a couple of quesitons:

- Does the easy solar ships with a Color Control GX installed? It looks like that from the pictures (https://www.victronenergy.com/inverters-chargers/easysolar)

- Can I use the EasySolar wih non Victron LiFeP04 batteries and what are the requirements?

- Can I monitor the EasySolar 12/1600/70 (and the attached batteries) from the iOS app using Bluetooth or do I need additional hardware?

- Lastly, is anybody aware if EasySolar II 12/1600/70 is on the way?

Thanks!

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Matthias Lange - DE answered ·

The CCGX is only build-in in the 3kVA and 5kVA version.
https://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/Datasheet-EasySolar-1600VA-EN.pdf

Yes you can use almost any type of battery, there are no special requirements.
(what battery do you have in mind?)

To monitor the MultiPlus inside the EasySolar you will need a VE.Bus Smart Dongle (and a normal RJ45 UTP cable).
https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-bus-smart-dongle
I'm not sure if the MPPT inside is a SmartSolar or a BlueSolar. If it is just the BlueSolar (as mentioned in the datasheet) you will also need a VE.direct Smart Dongle.
https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-direct-bluetooth-smart-dongle

It is not allowed to ask for new products.
https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/5889/new-victron-community-guidelines.html
But I don't think that a 12V EasySolar II is planned for the near future (especially with 1600VA).
The only thing I know is there will be a MultiPlus-II 12/3000 released sometime in 2021.

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Thank you very much,

You were spot on with all your comments