2 strings panels at an angle

Trying to improve power from an existing roof installation.

We have an EasySolar II GX, which has a Multiplus II 48/3000/35-32 inverter plus a SmartSolar MPPT 250/70 solar controller.

We have 6x 320 W Trina Honey panels mounted on the roof of an ISO 20' (6m) shipping container. Because of the space constraints of the container roof, they are oriented about 20 degrees east of the meridian so get morning sun but lose it in the afternoon.

This is not producing enough power, so we have bought another 6x the same panels. We have 2 more 20' shipping containers at about 90 degrees from the original container (close enough that you could consider it one big roof).

Conventional wisdom seems to be that the new panels must be oriented exactly the same imperfect angle (azimuth and elevation) as the existing panels. Is there a better alternative?

I have seen some comment that two strings of panels back to back, facing respectively east and west, will not 'interfere' with each other so you effectively get separate morning and afternoon charge sessions from them.

Is that a better solution? How about having the two strings at 90 degrees, so facing respectively 45 degrees east of the meridian and 45 degrees west? What is the theory around this? What are the EasySolar's constraints?

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Victron GX and battery LiFePo4 battery compatibility

I found on the forum the list of batteries with BMS compatible with Victron but it seems to date back to 2019, I think from 2019 to 2021 many things have changed, some products linked are not even on the market anymore.

I am intent on purchasing a Meritsun powerwall battery system to connect to my Victron quattro 10kw and Venux GX. I am concerned about compatibility.

The manufacturer of course says it can be connected without problems but that is of course the manufacturer's opinion.

To be honest, this company responds to my emails super fast, while another company like Pylontech listed won't even respond to a request for a quote.

Can anyone give me more suggestion?


aldo asked
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connect BMV 700 by VE.Direct to EasySolar II GX- what more must I do?

I have already the EasySolar II GX and the BMV-700, both up and working but not connected to each other.

However I don't get State of Charge information in the Remote Console or VRM portal. The only place I get SoC is on the BMV-700 display.

Since both the EasySolar II GX and the BMV-700 have VE.Direct ports, I have bought a VE.Direct cable, hoping that if I connect them then I will start to see SoC remotely.

My questions:

1. Must I wait until the EasySolar is shut down before connecting the cable?

2. Once the cable is connected and EasySolar is back running, is there anything I need to do to get the two talking to each other?

3. Will connecting them in fact get me the benefit I am hoping for? Or is there something else I should be doing?

Thanks!

Graham

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Small freezer causes overloads on EasySolar II GX

We have an EasySolar II GX which includes a Multiplus-ll 48/3000/35-32 inverter/charger- which should be able to supply 3kW as I understand it.

We also have a very small upright freezer, 85 L capacity, rated input power 90 W and consumption 0.73 kWh/24h (and we have meaured its energy draw at less than that rated consumption.

Yet, half a dozen times a day we get an overload warning from the GX device, which I can only imagine comes from the freezer compressor starting.

The only other devices we have connected are a caravan (major draw is a Thetford absorption absorption fridge, plus mostly LED lights and a laptop).

We want a bigger freezer, but I have to be worried that the EasySolar seems not even able to cope with the small one.

Or is something else wrong?

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firmware compatibility three phase system MultiGrid-II and MultiPlus-II

according the manual "VE.bus firmware version explained", it should be no problem, to match

https://www.victronenergy.nl/upload/documents/manual-VE.Bus-firmware-versions-explained-EN.pdf

2x MultiPlus-II: (software 2629481)

1x MultiGrid-II: (software 2625481)


together to a three phase system.

I use the latest VE-configuration tools, but it is not possible to do this.

An error messages in VE-Bus Quick configure tells:

Only Multis of same kind and with same firmware version are allowed!

Procedure will be restarted

Switch all devices off and press OK

What is the probleme?


Best regards


Roland

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ve.net bpp / easysolar (multiplus)

(google traduction)

Hello 
I am in the process of installing my equipment bought two years ago. 
-easysolar 24/1600/40 
-ve.net blue power panel 

 everything is working fine, charging, 12v, 220v 
the multiplus and the bpp does not communicate impossible to display the information. 

 I own the MK3 and I have config3, ve flash 
I have already tried to reinstall the firmware of the multiplus without success. 
firmware: -bpp, 0x0400                 - multiplus, 2616413.vfd 

 CAN I MAKE THEM WORK OR INCOMPATIBLE ??????? 

 Thank you,  arnaud 

 the multiplus


bonjour

je suis entrain de proceder a l'installation de mon materiel acheté il y a deux ans.

-easysolar 24/1600/40

-ve.net blue power panel


tout fonctionne correctement, charge, 12v, 220v

le multiplus et le bpp ne communique pas impossible afficher les information.


je possede le MK3 et j'ai ve config3, ve flash

j'ai deja essayé de reinstaller le firmware du multiplus sans succes.

firmware: -bpp, 0x0400

- multiplus, 2616413.vfd


PUIS-JE LES FAIRE MARCHER OU INCOMPATIBLE???????


Merci a vous,

arnaud


le multiplus

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Easy solar 2 3000va wifi signal is very weak

I recently install the Easy solar 2,

The wifi router is maybe 4meter (LOS) from the Easy solar unit, and it shows like 40% signal.

The remote console is so slow its barely useable.

Somethign does not seem correct on this unit with the wifi? Mine also seems to go offline sometimes, it doesn't try and reconnect.

Anyone else having issues like this?

dylan-hyslop asked
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Easysolar II GX 3000VA Venus WiFi issue

I installed a 48V 3000 Easysolar II GX in Feb this year, when I was commissioning the plant and setting it up on the portal we had an issue with the Wifi network from the Venus and for the life of me couldnt get it to come on again. Does anyone know what we can do to sort this out? I know on the Venus you can reset the wifi network but with the Easysolar its not easy to get to the Venus.

rossmuller1 asked
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Horizontal mounting of Victron BlueSolar 75/15

Hello,

I have a Victron BlueSolar 75/15 connected to a 120W solar panel. The 75/15 has no cooling fins at the bottom but just a solid flat metal plate.

The manual states that it should be mounted horizontally (as a general statement for all BlueSolar MPPT charging controllers) and there have been similar discussions in the forum around the larger controllers. However, is that really a "must" for this small controller using it well below maximum power spec?

Reason why I am asking is that I would like to mount it flat on top of my Peli case containing a LiFePo4 battery for camping.

Thanks!

Best regards,
Daniel

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multiplus-ii 12/3000/120-50 2x120v - Mounting issues

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Hello - I have an RV with a compartment that is 23" tall. The inverter is 22" tall, so it will not fit. Is there any reason why the device cannot be mounted in the orientation I have taken a picture of? Also, can it be mounted flat on its back on the rubber feet if I was to put it on a small table laying down?

Is there any other mounting options available other than the picture frame style hanger that is on the inverter.

Thank you! - Travel Tech RV Delray Beach FL

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EasySolar II - Network Reset?

Hey Victron Community,

We recently had an Easy Solar II installed at our house.
While trying to connect to the local WIFI, I have unchecked the "Create Access Point"... (yeah rookie mistake Im now aware of :) )

Ive tried connecting to the device via the LAN connection, but remember while browsing the settings prior to disconnection that LAN was disable (how it was installed).

So... Is there a means to reset just the Network Settings outside of the Digital Control panel?
I see there is a reset button on the Easy Solar II, and I have tried to search online for what this button does, but have come up short.
Is this a factory reset button? Reboot? or Network reset?
I do not want any of my other settings (charge level/battery settings) to be lost if possible.

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How should I design my Wall?

My wall is made of drywall with light-weight aluminum framing. The structure of the house is welded steel.


I'm thinking about using nuts and bolts to mount my components to horizontal strips of 2mm thick steel.


My components:

MPPT 250/100 TR

Mutliplus 48/5000/70

50cm wide metal cabinet that houses CerboGX, Touch 50, busbars, some cables, etc.


On the floor, below these components, I'm going to place 4 Pylontech US3000 in their proprietary rack


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agroventuresperu asked

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EasySolar 48/5000/70-100 MPPT 150/100 car charging

I have a Easysolar 48/5000 in a van, how can i charge my house batteries from the car when driving?

Can a have a Victron Phoenix 12/1200 VE.Direct connected to my car and connect that to the ac in (230v) on the Easysolar? Or do a need a DC to DC charger?

The van has not the Eu6 smart generator. This is a off grid solution and no shore power is connected.

Thanks


gustavo-g asked
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Adjustable low battery shut down

I plan to install an EasySolar. My question is if the AC outputs will shut down at low battery voltage and if thos is adjustable?

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EasySolar-II SOC keeps falling and never rises?

Recently commissioned a EasySolar-II 3kva 48v system running PowerPlus Energy 4kwh ECO module. Setup battery monitor on VEconfigure, programmed mppt as per powerplus recommendation and all looking good. About 5 days later system shutdown on low SOC cut-out, went to site and batteries full and on float but SOC showing 15% so it had slowly gone down each day after i left but was in fact being charged fully each day. Where have i gone wrong??

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What makes the most sense for my bus conversion build?

Howdy! I'm looking for a little help as I've figured out the beginning and end of my solar set-up but it seems like there's multiple ways to fill out the middle. I was originally piecing together a build based off of youtube but I like the idea of a mostly victron system where I can still cheap out on a couple of the components.


Here's what I'm working with so far:

  • 4* 400W solar panels (50.4V / 10.18A)
  • 24v Lithium battery bank

My panels are going to be wired in series so I've been eyeing up the EasySolar II since it seems capable of handling the 200v input from the panels. I will be using 120VAC and 12VDC in the bus so I need to figure out the best way to handle the 240VAC output from an easy solar II unit.

Alternatively, it seems like I could just get a 250|70 mppt solar controller and work that into a cheaper 2000W 24V inverter connected to a battery monitor and then the battery bank.

Will there be a 120v easysolar ii coming out? Is there a different product(s) that makes better sense for assembling my system?


Side question: how feasible/complicated/expensive would it be to integrate my 24v solar power system with the 12v system of the schoolbus?



Thanks in advance for any insight!

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MultiPlus 48/5000/70-100 Alarm temperature sense error

I have been getting an alarm going of every day for a few weeks, not relay shore how to resolve the problem.

the error reads as follows: MultiPlus 48/5000/70-100 Alarm temperature sense error.

i have the all in one EasySolar unit with colour control and the BYD Battery-Box Pro 10.0 with 4 batterys in it.

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AC Output 2 on EasySolar with AC Ignore set up

Hi, i use an easysolar in my motorhome and i want to use the AC ignore to charge the batterie with the solar panel in priority with the possibility to have the AC out 2 even if the AC in is ignored (enought battery capacity). And of course if the load or state trigger, activate the AC in.


I use the assitants to do this with the informations i've found on the net. This is my settings, are they correct ?

1st

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2nd

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3rd

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Thank you for the help !

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Correct MCB for AC-OUT1 & AC-OUT2

Good day,

I need some help planning my circuit breakers for the multi plus 2 3000va install.

here is my initial plan:

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Please feel free to comment on any other issues you may spot.

CB2: Needs to limit to max 32A indraw to the inverter
CB3: Needs to support 32A + 16A from the battery/ inverter (hence the 40A, with abit of safety built in)

Now the spanner in the works is the AC-OUT-2 which I plan to plug into my electric geyser & air conditioners. I will need to put separate breakers on those outputs. Now im not sure how to do this? Cause in theory I need a 40A breaker for BOTH AC-OUT1 & AC-OUT2. However, I don't know how to do this?

If I put a 16A MCB on AC-OUT1, then this will be ideal for when running with no mains, but I couldn't use anything like kettle and microwave at the same time, even when there is mains available? alternatively, I can't put a 40A MCB on both AC-OUT1 & AC-OUT2 cause this will allow to much power to go through should the geyser and the microwave & kettle etc be on.

What is the correct way to do this? I cant come up with a solution that lets either use the full power but together they cant use more than 40A?



Question 2:

Are you able to control AC-OUT 2 from the VX controller, or is hard programmed to just kickout when power fails? (if I want to control that the geyser only turns on once the battery is full, will i have to use the relay output with a contactor?

Question 3:

Can I not maybe just connect the geyser upstream where the mains are? and just let the multiplus2 push its excess power back upstream into the geyser? Therefore not using the Ac-Out2 as I do not really need power assist?

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Pylontech Force-L2 and Victron compability

Dear All,

I am looking for information which confirms that Victron is compatible with Pylontech Force-L2 series battery.

Can someone confirm that for me?

Can someone explain to me that I am wrong?

:)

Best Regards,

Paul

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Dual USB devices on Multi II GX?

Hello All,

I am busy quoting client on an Easysolar II 3kVA device and I want to add 2 x USB devices to the system, ie, a Wifi long range module as well as an ET112 meter for the "non essential" loads.

Now I have heard that one cant add 2 x USB devices onto the single USB port of the Easysolar? In another installation we tried a USB hub, but it kept on freezing the Multi, was a big problem.

Can anyone clarify or assist with another way around this.

All the best.





leonb asked
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Why can't a 12,8 V 20ah Lithium SuperPack battery be mounted on the side

The datasheet tells you to only use the battery in upright position. Other manufacturers versions of the same formfactor and capacity can be mounted sideways. What will happen? Degraded performance? Danger of overheating or explosion? Will it leek?

I plan to use these for powering fishfinders and lighting in kayaks, so upright is not always ideal.

twc asked
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Can I add a wind turbine to my EasySolar

We have an EasySolar with a PV array and generator to keep the bank of 48V batteries charged. This is all working well, but would like to consider the addition of a vertical wind turbine to help in the winter, Important here in Orkney where the winter nights are long! Have been looking at TRiStar controllers, dump loads, etc but getting confused about how this might all work together without the PV controller and wind turbine "fighting" each other to charge (and not overcharge) the battery bank. Anyone done this type of thing before? We also have a BMV712 monitoring the current/voltage.

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Multiplus 24/3000/70-50 default low voltage disconnect

Hello, i have a EasySolar 24/3000/70-50 wich basically has a multiplus inside. I use it with a lifepo4 battery. I never run it so low for the inverter to trigger a disconnect, but i'm curious to know what is the default battery low voltage disconnect on the multiplus 24/3000, does anyone know?

Thank you :)

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Scrapping my old Xantrex inverter/charger

and thinking of upgrading to the Easysolar 12/1600 with the MPPT built in. Question,,, It seems it only has 1600W output, not much as a hair blower is 1750W. Also, the a/c shorepower input schematic does not show heavy gauge +/- input, only a solid blue line. Can someone confirm the shorepower input is the same as my old Xantrex, with heavy guage wire coming directly from the shorepower inlet.

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Off-Grid - Multiplus II GX and Pylontech/Liontron

I want to build an offgrid system that mainly will be used during the summer.

Briefly outlined:

Energy generation, storage:

  • Phoenix Combi 12V / 1600W (we already have)
  • 4x PV panel 300W
  • MPPT 250/100
  • Car battery 12V 45Ah

Consumers:

  • Waterpump 1 phase 800W - 230V, 1h/d during summer
  • Intrusion detection (SMS module ca 5W, 24h/7d)


The system will be placed in a gardenshed.


The following questions come to mind:

  1. On a sunny day, will the power flow directly from the MPPT to the inverter?
  2. Plans to a future upgrade to a 48V system. I made calculations for the battery pack and the result was a 4x 12V-110Ah Gel battery combination. This was based on the rule which limits the maximum charge and discharge currents in regards to their expected lifetime. For this 48V system i need 3 battery balancers, which have their costs. My friend google found the Pylontech or Liontron LiFePo rack system. These systems have an integrated BMS. Can I use the Multiplus II GX or EasySolar II GX for the communication with the BMS of the rack battery? Or do I need an seperate GX device. And what power consumption is to be expected from this GX device.
  3. Do I need in regard with the future, buy the MPPT with ve.can functionality for communication with battery rack?
  4. Shouldn't Victron upgrade their MPPT's to higher voltages? I understand that more PV-panels on a string is a better choice. 250V seams limited to me for future design, if compared to AC-grid inverters.

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SEPLOS 48V 100AH Energy Storage Battery Compatibility?

I saw this video on YouTube. And thought their design not bad and Price acceptable. So I get connected with this supplier located in China. Called SEPLOS. It's a third-party manufacturing brand that not listed on Victron website.

Anyway, They told me that their packs could communicate with the Victron inverter. And they send me this picture of their pack and Victron inverter. Currently, I've got the Victron Quattro 48v 5000VA. And I'd like to have a try with their PUSUNG, which is a 48v 100ah pack.

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Did anyone get a battery from this company before? I would like to know your review before formal purchase.

cz0911 asked
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EasySolar event logging

Dear community, good afternoon

I have a question regarding event logging in an Easysolar device.

Does the CCGX keeps track of reboot events for himself and the Multiplus II connected to the VE.Bus?

If so where can I access this data?


Thanks for your support.

Best regards,


Javier Moran asked
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Easy Solar and GlobalLink 520

If I have Easy Solar 24V/1600 and GlobalLink 520. Do I also need a SmartShunt to get the consumption values from the batteries?

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