I'd like to know if there is a way to connect wirelessly my BMV to the color control GX since passing a wire will be a pain from where they are currently located in my van. Rest of the setup is a Multiplus, smart solar mppt, smartBatterySense.
Plan B would be to place a smartShunt and connect it to the color control gx since this would be closer and easier.
Any help will be appreciated!
Hello. Is anyone else having issues with setting up the Victron-approved long range range WiFi module - Netgear AC1200 onto the Color Control?
We have installed 5 or 6 now on CCGX's and really struggle to get them working. On the WiFi menus screen it just shows 'No Wifi Adapter'
Is there a required process?
What CCGX firmware is required? I thought the module may be supported straight away by recently purchased CCGX.
Actually surprised to find no related topics here! Appreciate any suggestions.
Hey there, as I commented on the blog post,
"I'm curious if future versions will have VE.Direct or some sort of integration like that with GX devices? Currently, it seems that the MPPT and MultiPlus are able to coordinate their total charge rate with external BMS via the GX devices. But it seems that the Orion-Tr does not participate in this?"
I'm wondering if there's a way to integrate the Orion-Tr Smart chargers with the CCGX. In particular, as far as I understand, GX devices can coordinate with external BMS via CANBus to determine the charging parameters of a battery. It seems that the Victron MPPT and Victron MultiPlus can respect these limits via VE.Direct and VE.Bus respectively, which is great and a big reason why I bought this BMS and the suite of Victron product.
Now I'm considering purchasing Orion-Tr Smart chargers, however I noticed that they don't have any VE.Direct connectivity, or any other VE connectivity aside from the Bluetooth one. Is something like VE.Direct, VE.Bus or VE.Can planned? Will Orion-Tr Smart chargers integrate with GX devices?
My system is grid connected ESS. Quattro 10000 + CCGX. Battery status ok at 48vdc. I switched off system due to some tripping issues caused by unknown house fault (I think it may be well pump). We were away so I wanted to ensure the system stayed powered from grid for the freezers. Now the system will not reconnect. CCGX shows Inverter as "off" so no AC input and no battery status. I can switch on the Quattro and it goes to "mains". But as soon as the CCGX is connected the system shuts off. I have tried "redetect" in the CCGX but it does not do anything. Tried rebooting but no difference. System will run off the grid OK until I connect the CCGX cable and then it shuts down. I tried switching quattro on via CCGX but this does not work in ESS.
No ESS assistants detected on CCGX. I checked the system via dongle and everything is loaded as it should be.
How do I get the system to detect the Quattro and restart in ESS mode again?
Im asking this question as a professional Victron installer, I propose to install a EVCS into a clients MP 3 Phase ESS system, they currently have CCGX with LAN connected. My question is will the EVCS connect via wifi to CCGX? and would i require a simple Wifi dongle? Can we have both wifi and LAN operating at the same time?
I apologize if I missed something already posted, but I’m trying to connect an N2K SeeLevel Tank monitor to a CCGX.
I am a bit confused as to what I physically need to facilitate this connection.
I have no other N2K “network” or system in place, and only have the CCGX and the SeeLevel (N2K enabled) controller head.
Is there a cable I can buy (or pinouts for a cable I can make myself) to connect these devices directly to each other?
There was a reference made by @mvader (Victron Energy)
For clarity, the “Victron N2K adapter to which @ben refers is just a plug converter goes from micro-c n2k style to RJ-45 Victron VE.Can style.
No electrical components or software in there.
Your help is greatly appreciated
I'm currently installing a Multiplus II/Smartsolar system in an off-grid setup and intend to use my generator as a backup using the relay function on the Colour Control. However my generator (a Lister Petter Alpha series) has a 4 wire remote start (grey, black, blue, brown). Does anyone know whether it is possible to re-wire/bodge this so it will be compatible with the 2 wire remote start relay from CC? Unfortunately there is no information that I can find from Victron or Lister as to whether this is possible
I am doing a major upgrade to my system and would like comments and suggestions on my plan for monitoring the system through my existing Color Control GX.
System Components (all updated to latest firmware) -
1 x Color Control GX (CCGX)
1 x MPPT 150/70 – TR (CC#1)
1 x MPPT 150/70 – Tr VE.Can (CC#2)
2 x Quattro 48/5000/70 120V (Inverter#1, Inverter#2...Split Phase)
1 x Lynx Shunt
My MPPTs cannot be synchronized (daisy chained) because only one has the VE.Can connection port. But, both can be set-up in parallel (via PowerIn) with the same charge parameters to provide power to the system.
Both of my MPPTs will be connected separately to my CCGX via VE.Direct cables. CC#1 → CCGX VE.Direct#1, CC#2 → CCGX VE.Direct#2.
The two Quattros can be “daisy chained” via a RJ45 UTP cable and a terminator will occupy the open port on Inverter#2.
Inverter#1 will be connected to the CCGX via a RJ45 UTP cable to a CCGX VE.Bus port.
Lynx Shunt VE.Can port will be connected to the CCGX via a RJ45 UTP cable to a CCGX VE.Can port and a terminator will occupy the open port on the Lynx Shunt and the open port on the CCGX .
CCGX also connected to home Wifi.
Any feedback would be appreciated!
I would like to do the following with a programmable relay on our Quattro 48/5000 with CCGX running ESS:
By default, if there is a grid outage, AC2 automatically gets turned off by the Quattro. We have non-critical loads like pool pump, washer, aircons on Ac2.
If there is sufficient PV power as per the below screenshot then I would like to turn on the AC2 relay (AC2 relay is on in the below screenshot):
So these are the conditions I would like to use for the programmable relay:
Turn the relay ON if:
1. If battery dc voltage is over 50v (indicates we have PV power)
2. AC Loads are NOT greater than 2500w
3. There are no LED Low Battery warnings
4. AC1 is not available (grid outage)
Turn relay OFF if:
1. Battery dc voltage drops below 48v (no PV or low battery)
2. There are any low battery pre-alarms
3. AC1 is not available (grid outage) - this is so that Ac2 does not get turned off when there is grid power and we are running ESS
Below is a screenshot of how I have the assistants configured now:
What is happening now is that when there is no AC1 available (grid outage) then AC2 still stays off.
If I remove the assistants circled in red in the screenshot, then AC2 turns on during a grid outage.
There must be a logic conflict somewhere here.
If anyone see anything I've done wrong here, I would really appreciate some assistance.
Hi Victron Community
I‘m using a CCGX and I like to add some Ruuvi Temperature sensors. Since the CCGX has no bluetooth I‘m wondering, if it is possible to add them via adding a bluetooth dongle?
I have recently installed 8 x Pylontech RT12100G31 as a single 800ah 12v battery bank. The batteries are working (charging and discharging) and are interlinked for balancing. They show up correctly as a single bank in the Pylontech bluetooth app.
However, I have not been able to get the batteries to communicate with the CCGX. The CCGX is on the latest firmware (v2.92) and I have have a victron terminator in the other VE.Can port.
There is very limited information about these batteries online and unfortunately the instruction manual is very limited. I have used the following links for reference:
I have wired the comms cable using the type B Pinout in the first link above as this matches the batteries instruction manual as below. I have tested the wires in the cables pin to pin to confirm continuity and correct pin matching. This has proven correct ... multiple times. I have also removed the VE-Can terminator and confirmed it has continuity and resistance of 120 ohms between Pins 7 & 8.
The table above shows Pin 7/8 being for RS485A /B. I have not wired this as it does not seem to map to any wire in the Victron VE CAN-bus RJ45 terminator and I know others with working integration between the same pylontech batteries and a Cerbo without this wired.
The documentation suggests that once correctly connected, configuration will occur automatically, but I have also tried manually turning on DVCC and configuring the VE CAN-Bus profile. I have tried all available profiles without success although I believe the correct one should be Can-bus BMS (500kbit/s).
Has anyone succesfully connected these batteries to a CCGX and can advise on what I could have wrong? Alternatively, perhaps someone with experience in connecting a BMS to CCGX can help?
I'm struggling hard to figure out the easiest way to connect the CCGX to wifi, via a SIM card for remote monitoring. It looks like the best solution is the GX GSM 4G (assuming the CCGX can use 4g?). But are there any other ways of inserting a SIM into the CCGX? A sim card USB dongle?
We already have the CCGX long range wifi module, but it is useless without a 4G network connection.
I have an installation with 2 multiplus 24/3000/70 in parallel and 5 Blue Solar MPPT 100/50. As I was running out of ports on the CCGX I bought an additional CCGX where I connected the 2 MPPTs. I connected the 2 CCGXs through the VE bus port (where the 2 multiplus are also connected).
The first CCGX (master) is connected to VRM in order to monitor the installation. It will display correctly the status of the 2 multiplus, the voltage and current through the BMV, but will only show the 3 MPPTs directly connected to it, not the 2 MPPTs connected to the other CCGX.
Is there anything I can do to solve this problem
I am looking to install a Victron system on my RV that will be using a third-party DC-DC charger to charge 48v house batteries from the vehicle's 12v alternator. If I were to connect this charger through a dedicated BMV battery monitor (with a second one for the system's DC loads), is there any way to have one show up as an "alternator" input on the CCGX display screen?
I know I could connect it through the BMV-700 and presumably just have the CCGX show it as power flowing from the "DC loads" box to the battery. My primary concern is ease-of-use for the end user, so I would greatly appreciate any way to configure thte CCGX for this display.
I have a CerboGX connected to a Multiplus in my travel trailer. Here is my problem. I have implemented ignoring AC to prioritize PV/batteries over AC in my system. However, I would like to be able to tell the batteries to charge or accept all AC without having to connect my Cerbo GX to a computer. For example, a storm is coming and I want to keep the batteries charged. It seems this is possible with ESS. Is it possible without ESS. The only reason I haven't used ESS is there is not a grid code for the United States, and I was warned that the system could leak power back if I implement ESS.