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Phoenix 250VA inverter VE Direct PIN will not change

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Hi, i connected to my new inverter Bluetooth via victron app. I changed the PIN. Every time i reconnect it prompts me with the default PIN warning. I have an MPPT which works ok from new no issues with that.

I forgot all VE Bluetooth connections

I restarted ios 16.1.1 phone

I restarted inverter power off disconnect

Then went round in circles doing the same thing over and over.

Please can someone help with this issue as i don't want anyone to connect to my inverter for safety reasons.

Peter


bpl asked
Thiemo van Engelen (Victron Energy staff) commented ·

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Configure Multiplus without a PC

Is this possible yet? Id rather not buy a Windows PC just to change my Multiplus settings.


The system will have a Cerbo GX and GX Touch 50. Is there any other way to accomplish changing setting on the Multiplus without buying a PC? Bluetooth dongle?



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Russell Brown commented ·

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Can I extend the VE.Direct Smart Dongle cable length

I ordered a VE.Direct Bluetooth smart dongle to solve a bluetooth range problem with my battery monitor mounted in a Travel Trailer. The intention was to mount the dongle to a location closer to where I need access. Upon receiving it I was disappointed to see the cable length is not very long. If I were to go through the trouble of connecting the 10 meter VE.Direct cable to the dongle would that be OK?

In other words, I want to confirm this dongle, like other VE.Direct devices, will work for cable lengths less than 10M. If not what is the maximum length the dongle will work with?

Any suggestions on simpler ways to extend the dongles' cable lengh are appreciated. My plan was to buy the 10 meter VE.Direct cable and splice in a section to the existing dongle cable ensuring the length is less than 10m or as short as possible.

travelhabit asked
momahmoud answered ·

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VE.Direct Extension Cable?

My Victron 100/50 controller is mounted at the rear of my RV in an enclosed metal compartment. Hence the BT Signal won't make it much further than right above the compartment in the back of the RV. I want to get the signal at the front of the RV. Currently the only way that appears to be possible is to add a BT Dongle. But I need a longer cable than what they come with standard. (5feet, 1.5m) I need about a 5 meter or longer cable. My question is, does anyone make a VE.Direct extension cable? I am thinking it needs to have a female connector on the other side to allow the BT Dongle to plug in to it. I have seen male to male VE.Direct cables, and my assumption is they may be cross over cabling to swap the send and receive channels. If no one makes an extension, does anyone know what that connector is called so I can try to solder one up? Thanks, Bill

bigbillsd asked
momahmoud answered ·

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Ve direct connection to Blue solar MPPT

I have a blue solar 100/30 mppt with a ve direct dongle to enable Bluetooth And smart networking with the BMV712. I just installed a raspberry pi with the Venus OS and it works great. Finally a complete picture. However, as the MPPT only has one VE direct port, I can no longer see the MPPT on the victron app, review settings or smart network without swapping cables. If I get a JST splitter that plugs into the MPPY and then connects both the dongle and the ve direct cable to the PI, will they both receive the correct information needed?

metrisvan asked
Thiemo van Engelen (Victron Energy staff) commented ·

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How many Bluetooth Dongles?

I just bought a Smartsolar 100/30 and a 500amp Smartshunt and installed in my motorhome. They both of course have Bluetooth built in.

Problem is they are inside a metal compartment so inside the motorhome I have about a 2 foot range from the compartment. So I bought 1 of the VE.Direct Bluetooth dongles and have it plugged into the shunt and run outside the metal compartment to the inside the motorhome and it works great, for the shunt.

Do I need a 2nd dongle for the charge controller or is there a way to network them together locally (inside the same compartment) and be able to access them both from the 1 dongle?

Also, the cord on the dongle is short, is there an extension?

Thanks in advance

Rick from Ontario, Canada.

rjduval asked
Matthew edited ·

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Utilisation d’un d’ongle Bluetooth externe sur un mppt AVEC Bluetooth interne ?

Bonjour, mon MPPT 100/50 est équipé d’une connexion Bluetooth interne. Malheureusement, la connexion avec le contrôleur de batterie BMV712 ne se fait pas, très certainement à cause de la distance et/ou des obstacles entre les deux. Je tenterais bien un d’ongle Bluetooth externe qui m’éviterait de toucher au câblage existant. Ma question est donc : est-possible ?,dois je déconnecter le Bluetooth interne et si oui comment car pas trouvé dans les paramètres de config),

Merci

taillat asked
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Offline (no internet) full wireless advanced configuration of Victron inverters via smartphone

Hello VE community,

First post here, so please be kind if I'm asking questions that have already been discussed. I tried searching but still can't find a clear answer.

I'm potentially in the market for a second smaller inverter for my RV. I currently have have a 48V 3.8kWh Schneider Conext 4048 inverter which works very well (quiet). It's a tad awkward to configure wirelessly when totally off-grid/offline (uses wifi-direct) via my Android phone, but once you get the hang of it, it's not that bad, and it does provide access to every single advanced feature. I use that capability quite often, and for my specific situation, I consider that type of offline smartphone advanced programming a must-have feature. Any inverter without it is automatically off the list.

From what I can tell, there is only one Victron inverter, the Phoenix Smart 230V for European markets which offers similar Android smartphone advanced configuration when totally off-grid/offline. All other Victron inverters, even when paired with the smart dongle, appear to only offer basic monitoring and basic features. Is this correct?

If so, does anyone know why there is no Phoenix Smart inverter for the U.S. market? It would immediately be at the top of my list if there was. It seems odd not to have this available. Is this a niche feature most people don't want? It's hard to imagine that. Every other device in my van: the Conext inverter, Cerbo GX, Smart Battery Charger, Dometic CFX375DZ, and AC Infinity Cloudline T6 fans can all be programmed from my phone when totally offline. In fact that's the only way I configure/control all of them, which is very useful when at a stoplight, waiting for a train, in grid-lock traffic, or even sometimes (yes I know, not the safest) when on long stretches of straight interstate with no other vehicles around and lane keeping enabled.

Any advice or input is appreciated. Is there some kind of awkward and expensive but still workable solution to provide the functionality I'm after to existing (not so smart) Victron inverters sold for the U.S. market? Using a USB connection to the phone is highly undesirable, but if that's the only way (mk3-usb?) I'd at least vaguely consider it.

Cheers.

van-gogh asked
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Phoenix Inverter 1200 with 2 VE.Direct Connections?

Hi guys,

Question: I have non-smart Phoenix Inverter 1200, with 1 VE.Direct output. Is there a way to connect it to VE.Direct Bluetooth dongle AND to Color Control panel in the same time?

I’d like to have Bluetooth access and Color Control panel access to the Inverter.


My current setup:

Color Control panel has 2 incoming VE.Direct connections:

1. Smart Solar MPPT 30A

2. Smart Shunt


I am missing the control of the inverter.

I am also missing a 3rd free VE.Direct input on the back of the Color Control. Should I use VE.Bus or VE.Can?


Objective: in above setup to be able to control Phoenix Inverter with Bluetooth (remotely) AND via Control Panel.


Thanks in advance,

Andrzej

le-jimi asked
wkirby answered ·

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Cannot physically connect Bluesolar MPPT 71/15 with VE direct smart dondle

I have a BlueSolar MPPT 75/15 charge controller and I have bought a VE direct smart dongle to connect. My problem is the plug on the Dongle (Male) and the plug on the MPPT (female) are not compatible. Really cannot understand the problem

apo asked
apo answered ·

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No connection to blue solar MPPT via Direct smart dongle

I have a blue solar charger MPPT 70/15. The dongle is a VE. direct smart dongle, which plugs into the port on the MPPT. When looking at the device list the MPPT is visible. When selecting it and entering 000000 the connection status goes from 0% to 100% then back to 0%. I’ve left it in this state for some time but it stays at 0%. I have reset the Bluetooth and rebooted the MPPT, still the same issue. The blue led is flashing continuously with the red led flashing as slower rate. Why can I not get a connection to the MTTP though VictronConnect.

btaylor asked
btaylor answered ·

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VE.Smart networking waiting for data.

Seems this question has been asked but I have found no solution.

I have 2 MPP Solar charge controllers. One is a new 100/30 Smart Solar and the other is an older 150/70 Blue Solar. I purchased a replacement VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart Dongle (part number ASS030536011) to replace the older dongle (part number ASS030536010) to allow the two charge controllers to talk to each through the Victron App using VE.Direct Network.

I am able to create a network and I am able to see both devices on the same network. There is a green checkmark and 5 signal bars next to the other device when I log into one of the two devices. However, the devices say they are "waiting for data" and the total network information line does not appear.

When creating the network the device indicates the network was created successfully, but the checkmark is grey with an exclamation point. Suggestions?

iron-quail-ranch asked
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VE smart networking "waiting for data" BMV 712 / MPPT 100/30

After apparently successful firmware updates performed yesterday, voltage data from BMV 712 is not received by MPPT anymore. BMV 712 says transmitting, MPPT says waiting for data. tried creating new network, did not help.


andvib asked
iron-quail-ranch commented ·

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VE bluetooth - cant connect, cant find as bluetooth, cant resett

Have a new 75/10 bluesolar MPPT, and bought a VE direct BT LE dongle.

First time connecting, it was visible in the BT overview on my phone, it isnt anymore. I connected thru Victron app, and updated firmware. It was stuck, but I guess it went away.. (?)


When I find it in Victron app, I can choose the BT dongle. Error and BT lights are flashing alternatly and quick, and if I choose the BT dongle, a quick info on the dongle appears, the BT light will be constant i think, and the error light will blink slow, but thats it. I wont connect.


This is where it stops. (picture)


I have tried disconnecting it, holding down the Pin and then re-connect the BT, but doesnt matter. Any resort?

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stianl asked
stianl commented ·

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ve direct bluetooth on old BlueSolar MPPT 150/70

Hi guys..

I am thinking whether to get the USB cable or the Bluetooth adapter for CONFIGURING primarly the BlueSolar MPPT 150/70 (bought in 2013 but in box till now!!)

I wonder why the * in the compatibility list..


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