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2x CAN interfaces on CerboGX

I've currently got a CCGX and have the CAN connection going to a Batrium BMS which uses the CAN-bus BMS(500 kbits/s) CAN-bus profile.


I'm considering installing a Fischer-Panda generator that I understand can be controlled with GX device although this will require NEMA2000 CAN-Bus profile, now I know that my CCGX only has 1 CAN port but I notice that the CerboGX has both VE. CAN and BMS CAN ports.


If I upgrade to the CerboGX can the Battrium BMS be put on the BMS CAN ports and the Fischer Panda on the VE. CAN port and they use different CAN-BUS profiles?

cerbo gxVE.Can
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Kevin Windrem answered ·

The Cerbo's CAN ports are labeled for specific duties but believe they are generic. They still have the selections present for other CAN interfaces.

You might also be able to add a USB CANbus interface to the CCGX. I used the CANable USB interface on my Raspberry PI running Venus OS. I have a script that installs the necessary bits and pieces outlined in the Victron Raspberry PI documents:

https://github.com/victronenergy/venus/wiki/RaspberryPi-CAN-Interfaces

Here's a link to my setup script which you may be able to use out of the box or modify for the CCGX.

https://github.com/kwindrem/VeCanSetup

If you have the budget however I do recommend upgrading to Cerbo. It's quite a bit faster and allows touch control via the companion Touch 50/70 displays.

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