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Lynx BMS/Distributor - Can you mount it like this? Tight space to install

Hi, just curious if I could mount and wire my Lynx system like this:


Don't have a lot of room to work with!



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Connect Multiple Phoenix Smart IP43 Charger

Is it possible to connect 2 or more Phoenix Smart IP43 Chargers to a single battery bank to charge a large lithium battery bank?

graham-perry asked
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Installation on a small boat

Hello everybody. I am new member on Victron Community. I am asking you for an opinion. I bought Victron MPPT SmartSolar and Victron Smart BatteryProtector. I wonder if the installation for a 5m boat with a small cabin is appropriate? Would you change anything? Thank you for your opinion.

Best regards.



dejanz asked
dejanz answered ·

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Installation of a Phoenix Inverter Smart 12-2000

Hi quick question.

Does the inverter have to be installed vertically or can it be installed horizontally ?



davet asked
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Three Phase off grid and single phase generator

Hi Victron team,

An installer/customer of DPA Solar is designing a 3 phase off grid system (possibly 3 x Quattro 8kVa) and has asked me if a single phase generator can be connected to AC IN on the master? I've read through the tutorial on VE SystemConfigurator and see that a similar example (3 phase gen with single phase shore power) requires 4 Multis.

Do we need 4 Quattros if the customer wants to keep his single phase gen? Or do we tell him to purchase a 3 phase gen?



David asked
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Anti-Islanding-Protection Austria (3-phase ESS-System with Fronius AC-coupled PV)


I am an electrician and planning a ESS-system for my new house in Austria.

3x Multiplus-II 5000 (3-phase) with 48V Lithium-Battery (maybe some Pylontech US3000), with about 6kWp Fronius Symo PV-Inverter connected on AC-Out for higher self-consumption and UPS in case of grid failure.

Is there an extra anti-islanding-relay necesarry, or is the anti-islanding-protection from the Multiplus II enough? I only find the TOR D4 Certificate for Multiplus-II 3000!

Thanks for the Answers!


Erwin Heigl asked
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Multiplus ll showing AC disconnected when it plugged to shore power

t h e M u l t i p l u s l l s h o w i n g A C d i s c o n n e c t e d w h e n i t p l u g g e d t o s h o r e p o w e r .


dsatwork asked
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SmartSolar 100/20 MPPT, panels in series or paralel?

Hi all

I realize series vs parallel has been covered a lot, my situation isn't quite straight forward though so would appreciate advice.

I bought a camping caravan which came with the following 12V system.

1x 4KWH li-ion 12V battery

1x Victron SmartSolar 100/20 MPPT controller

4x 100W mono crystalline solar panels.

Panel specs

Rated max power 100W tolerance +-3%

Voltage at P-max 18.2V

Current at P-max 5.5A

Open circuit voltage 22.7V

Short circuit current 5.89A

Normal operating cell temp 47 +-2 degrees C

Max system voltage 1000V

Max series fuse rating 10A

Operating temp 40 – 85 degrees C

Application class A.

I want to permanently mount the panels on the roof of the camper but only 3 of them will fit, so my thinking is to permanently mount the 3 and then keep one loose which I can place out in the sun for example if camped under trees or on a cloudy day.

Option 1

If I connect the 3 panels mounted on the roof in series the VOC will be 68.1V and the current 5.5A which is still well within the limits of the controller. If I then add the 4th loose panel also in series, the VOC goes up to 90.8V which get’s close to the 100V max of the controller, this will also leave no room for a margen of 10% - 15% as recommended for fluctuations in temperature. Alternatively can I connect the 4th loose panel in parallel?

The big disadvantage to series connection in my situation is shade on the panels. At some or other points the camper will stand under a tree or get partial shade on the roof as the sun moves around, so I think parallel will work better.

Option 2

If I connect the 3 roof mounted panels in parallel the VOC will be 22.7V and the amps of the system 16.5A which is well within the limits of the controller. If I then add the 4th loose panel, the VOC will remain the same but the amps will go up to 22A.

From what I read inputting more current in to these controllers is fine as long as you don’t put in more volts, the VOC of 22.7V will be well within the limits so it’s only the 2 amps which will be out of spec and I guess waisted.

Is my thinking and understanding of these things correct and which in your opinion is the better option?


Nickus de Vos asked
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MultiPlus installation - connecting battery


I am in the process of installing MultiPlus II (48V).

I have 4x 12V AGM 150mAh batteries, connected in series to get 48V. I have connected VE.Bus Smart dongle to it and it reports 50.66V. So far, so good.

I have connected battery cables to the MultiPlus (correctly) and positive only on batteries (there is fuse on positive). No AC connected on MultiPlus.

Now, I have tied to connect negative but I get sparks! And I do not dare to do a full connect. Is this due to the high current at connection time (capacitors?) or do I have something wired wrong. I cannot imagine what I have done wrong.

Any idea?


matejs asked
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Help wiring up Temp Sensor and 2 + leads on BMV-712


I am wiring up my Victron BMV-712

I see in the instructions that the Temp Sensor + needs to plug into B2 on the Shunt, where does the Black wire lead go on the Temp sensor plug into?


OK, I get it ... the original POS Supply Cables are not used because the Temp sensor wire doubles at the POS cable when used.

Bruce Richard asked
robinsons answered ·

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Installation Victron Mppt 250/100 Relais for generator
Hello, everyone,

I would like to start a current generator via the normally open contact of the victron relay. Unfortunately I don't know how to connect the relay and whether the relay contacts can handle a voltage of 230V.

I am happy about your help

danidlaus392 asked
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MPPT 75/10 and blue smart charger in parallel?

Hey, i'm currently working on a small mobile solar station with a Victron Li-Ion-Battery for education purposes. When the station is outside it should yield its energy via an solar panel and the Victron MPPT charge controller. When not in use, it will probably stay inside for a longer time. For this case it would be great if the battery coulld be charged via the Victron Blue Smart charger off the grid. Is it possible to connect both devices, the Blue Smart Charger and the MPPT solar charger, in parallel to the Li-Ion battery? (VE.Bus BMS will be installed)

To my understanding, since both devices work in the same output voltage range, this shouldn't be a problem.

Many thanks in advance


andi asked
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Single or dual pole breaker between pv array and mppt on a grounded system?

Hi folks,

I was going to design my solar system to have a dual pole breaker between the pv array and the mppt, for extra safety.

The following statement on the Victron mppt manual made me doubt on whether using a dual breaker is a good idea or not:

A switch, circuit breaker, or other device, either AC or DC, shall not be installed in a grounded conductor if operation of that switch, circuit breaker, or other device leaves the grounded conductor in an un-grounded state while the system remains energized.

I'm just not sure what energized means here, given that the pv array is technically a charge source. Would a single pole breaker be a more appropriate choice on a grounded DC system?

Thank you!

wkuna asked
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Multiplus 800 Va 12v install


I am installing a Multi 800 va 12v connected with 35mm2 wire to a 250 Ah Ltihium battery.

Question 1: On the Dc connector of the multi, do you put anything on the cable , or just bare is fine ?

Question 2: I want to put a remote control (3 way switch) to turn it off and on. Is a digital multi control necessary on a security point of vue (the fact that you can reduce the amperage imput ) ?

And if not , i read that a rocket 3 way switch 15 A could do it ? There are plenty of topics but there are kind of cutting short at the end. I just wanted to know if 1.5 mm2 wire could do it (4meters away from the multi) and what fuse could i use to protect the wire ?

I am a beginner so its a beginner question. Just trying to improve.


gilles asked
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Red power wire location

I have 2 6v batteries in series. I am installing the BMV 712 monitor shunt on the negative directly after the battery then on to the trailer. My question is, can the red power wire for the monitor go to the positive of the same battery, or should I go to the first battery in the series?

lgvholdings asked
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Multiplus Compact 2kva-120v Horizontal Wall Mounting

Given the length of the multiplus compact 2kva, i need to mount it horizontal (sideways) on the van wall to make it fit. The manual doesn't really state that it can't be done, but the mounting points included don't really lend to mounting in that orientation. I have considered creating a ledge with angle aluminum to rest it on while using the included cleat.

Is there any restriction to mounting it this way other than airflow? Ventilation is not an issue.

joeccv asked
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Installation orientation of MultiPlus-II 2 x120V

I don't have the vertical clearance in the bay of our class A to install a Multiplus-II 2x120V inverter. Can it be installed in a horizontal position either on its side or on its back? The installation instructions don't say how it should be mounted except that it can be wall mounted. So are there no restrictions on mounting orientation?


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How to install Pylontech and Victron Offgrid System?


I have recently purchased:

- 2 x 48v Pylontech 3.55kwh Batteries

- Victron Multiplus II 48/5000

- Victron SmartSolar MPPT 150/70

- Victron Cerbo GX

- 6 x LG Neon 2 360w Solar Panels

I am wondering what fuses, isolators, circuit breakers and any other products do I need to fully complete and install my system. Do I need a DC Fuse Disconnector straight after the Batteries? Do I need a Lynx Distributor, if yes, what does it do. It would be awesome if somebody could draw a diagram where each isolator, fuse or circuit breaker goes in my setup. Any help will be much appreciated.


jsheehan asked
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Multiplus 2 as second storage system with zero control possible?

Hello all,

I have a technical question for you.

I already have a PV system with SolarEdge SE8K (the new one without display) inverter and a Senec V2.1 storage with 7.5kw battery.

Please do not tell me if this makes financial sense or not, I know it does not make sense :-)

But you can suggest me a cheaper / better solution.

Current state

The Senec storage has already a zero control at my house power connection (ergo I have a consumption and too little PV pushes the Senec battery power after / If I have PV surplus and the battery is not yet full the Senec is charged / etc.)

- I would like to install an additional independent second battery in my house.

- Planned here would be a Victron Multiplus II 48V 3000 watts

- The Multiplus together with a new to be purchased EM24 should also create a zero power regulation

- If that runs cleanly, cancel the parallel operation in 6-12 month and sell the Senec storage

The goal is

- when my Senec battery is full and the zero regulation from the Multiplus / EM24 detects a feed that my MultiPlus charges the battery pack on the Multiplus

- if my Senec delivers power to the house grid (e.g. at night or at noon while cooking) and it does not manage to cover the power demand or is empty, that my MultiPlus II / EM24 detects a grid draw, the Multiplus also delivers power to the house.


- Would this be possible with a MultiPlus 2 and EM24?

- Can I set the MultiPlus 2 so that it does not start at 20 watts at the house connection and regulates to zero but at a higher threshold value, say only from 100 watts reference / feed? The background is that the two zero controls of the Senec and MultiPlus should not work against each other.

Why the whole thing?

I am extremely dissatisfied with my Senec and want to build a parallel battery, observe this over max. 1 year and then throw out the Senec. And because I have maximum flexibility with a MultiPlus (expand battery / etc.).

Many greetings,


PS: hope you understand my terrible englisch, normaly i speak germany

willi9974 asked
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Where to plug Bluetooth dongle into MultiPlus Compact 24/2000/50?

There are two ports on the left corner of the circuit board to the left of the positive battery stud. I assume that either will work, but I can find no documentation describing them. I know that some competitor’s products can be damaged by pugging cables into the wrong ports, so being cautious….

solarwizard asked
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Multiplus 3K Chassis Ground

Installing MP 3000 in a 5th wheel. Confused over gauge of wire to use on chassis ground lug to RV frame? Have read where it should be same awg of "conductor" wires? Think abyc standard specifies so.

I'm using 4/0 battery/inverter DC cables and have 400ah battery bank (lithium).

What chassis ground wire size is correct?

wingingitfulltime asked
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Orion TR Smart 12|12 30 isolated install location questions.

I'm about out install my Orion and I have a couple location questions.

-It recommends 10cm clearance on both the top and bottom. I'll be right at that. Maybe very slightly less. Being that my location allows me to drill some vent holes behind it, would that help cool it?

-Is there any problem with mounting it on plywood? I know it runs hot, but I'd assume that I don't need to concern myself unless there is plastic or something else that is really sensitive to heat. I could mount it to aluminum brackets if necessary.

christopher-swindell asked
Bob K answered ·

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How can I configuration six inverters quattro in 3phase

How to configuration six inverters quattro in 3 phase

Yazan asked
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Multiplus installation

I am buying a 2003 Carver 444 and a survey has revealed that the chargers are bad and need to be replaced. There are two chargers on board at the moment and I am changing them out to one Multiplus 12/3000/120. There is a genset battery, two house batteries and two starter batteries. I have the Multiplus and the galvonic isolator for the shore power. I am thinking that I can connect the genset batt to one zone. The other four batteries would be run in parallel to the zone two for a total of 280ah. I am thinking that I can install the Cyrix-Ct (one to each starter battery) in the parallel that would allow me use the amp hours of all four batteries, but not let me drain the starter batteries so I can start the motors. Besides adding a Cerbo GX to monitor things on the MFD, Am I missing anything? or am i about to blow my boat up?

ccanupii asked

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BlueSolar MPPT 75/15 jumper question

I am completely new to all of this. I've purchased a travel trailer that has this controller; don't yet have solar panels. It came with what I learned is a jumper, inserted where I will need to plug the BlueTooth dongle.

Can someone please explain to me what the jumper is for, when I might need it, and how will that work once I get the Bluetooth dongle and it is plugged in there? Or is it something I insert and then that does something?

Sorry for what must seem like dumb questions, but I really don't understand this at all.

picture below -- it's rotated for some reason. Shows the jumper's original placement. Now it is out, taped to my manual.


debit asked
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Conectar ve bus smart dongle a baterías

Necesito ayuda para saber a qué bateria conectar los ojales del smart dongle en un banco de baterias de 24v(12x2v) en serie



O asi


lejimar asked

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Installation of Shunt for Lithium Battery’s in a LTV

I am a new owner of a LTV RV and don’t know much about electricity. I hope you will let me know if this is the correct installation of a Victron Smart Shunt for my two lithium batters that are receiving input from 4 solar panels. (photo attached) Thanks.


lbvandal asked
Paul B answered ·

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BMV-712S Showing voltage but no amps.

I just installed a BMV-712 Smart into a Jayco Melbourne 24L. Upon install, it is showing only Voltage readings. If I turn devices on, the voltage falls. If I turn them back off, it climbs backup. If I hook up to 120V, it shows 13.52v. However, it is not showing any amps. This stays at 0amps.

The system is connected to a Duralast 27DC and a Duralast 24MD-DL that are in parallel.

I tried a plethora of sources and videos, but still could not figure out exactly what the issue could be.

Should the second negative wire (chassis ground) of the 24MD-DL battery be connected to the shunt? or because they are in parallel, connected to the Negative of the 27DC?

If I do need the shunt on the other side... is it better to have the shunt closer to the ground? The two compartments are about 5 feet apart as a wire would travel.


tim-w asked
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Install Multiplus on left side

Hi, I have a Mplus 12/3000/120.

As I read in the manual, you can install Mplus Horizontal on its back.

Now my question is, can I put it on it's left side (Mechanically wise)?

It will be installed on with the back clamp on the backwall, and rest on the left side on a shelf.

I will make a hole in the shelf to prevent blocking of venthole.

The cabinet itself is forced ventilated, so I dont' expect issues there.

But I want to know sure about the mechanical limitations.


Actually there's more space on both upper and bottom side, instead of when I would install it on it's back :)

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