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Putting +12V on Multiplus input signal

Could be tricky to explain this question, but here goes....

The Multiplus's have signal inputs - Aux 1, Aux 2 and Temp, depending on model. I am working on an EasyPlus 1600 so I just have the temp sense input.

I am using assistants to read the sense input and set behaviour depending on if the input is open or closed.

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I have a pair of wires connected to the temp sense input and when I connect them together, the assistant does as it should - but now the question ...

Is it ok to connect +12V to one of the inputs and then connect +12V to the other input to close the circuit? (I want to control this via a programmable relay and switch setup for semi-automation and the way this is setup, it will be easiest to use a 12V signal into the sense port )


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Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) answered ·

No!! use a relay instead to connect +and- of input together ('closed')

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I thought that would be the case but also thought could be worth a question just in case can simplify :)

Thanks.