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Problems connecting Lorawan VE.Direct

I have spent some time getting the VE.Direct Lorawan module to connect


From the manual:


Assembly instructions

  1. Screw the antenna onto the LoRaWAN Module
  2. Mount the LoRaWAN Module close to the device you wish to monitor
  3. Connect the VE.Direct cable between devices
  4. Connect the DC Power (8V - 68V, looking to the module with green connector below of the module, the positive is on the left)
  5. After a short wait the LED will blink green indicating that all is OK
  6. Go to the VRM Portal to add your installation

I have powered the device with a 12V powersupply

I just keeps flashing red/blue, steady read, blue/red flash

It never blinks green.

I have setup a TheThingsnetwork gateway (Microtik Knot) and I have place the device within 20meter and over 100meters and 2 concrete walls away:

The Mirotik router has been setup accordingly to the documentation (https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/docs/gateways/mikrotik/)

I can see from the TTN interfacet its running (see below)

Do you have any hints on what could cause this?

If I try to claim the device on the VRM portal it will not let me do so (and I would suspect because it has not reached out to the VRM portal yet with the green led)


Dennis Boutrup asked

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LoRaWAN with Smart Battery Sensor

I have a LoRaWAN Gateway setup connected to a SmartSolar MPPT 100/20 via the VE.Direct – been working great. (...and I can't use LTE adapter, since the site has no cell service.)

EXCEPT, I also have a Smart Battery Sensor in the system too and VRM never shows any "battery temp" stuff in the VRM for the site. It shows temp in the Victron app locally via BT... but really like to know/monitor the temp remotely.

But it seems the MPPT doesn't relay the bluetooth data...is that expected, or a bug someplace? 2nd question is the MPPT 100/20 even using the Battery Sensor for anything since it not relay the data to VRM?

skyfi-solar asked
skyfi-solar commented ·

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Second owner Lorawan module how to add to VRM dashboard

I bought a second hand LoRaWAN module and the first owner did give the module not free. How can I add the module to my dashboard? I can not connect the first owner because I do not have his name or mail-adress.

sijtze-de-boer asked
sijtze-de-boer commented ·

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Lorawan - TheThingsStack

Hi. I have various Lorawan sensors on my boat and they connect via TheThingsStack. I want to decode my Victron Lorawan module on TheThingsStack so I have my battery, GPS and other sensors all sending to one place.

My Gateway is already sending the Victron Lorawan messages to TheThingsStack but I can’t decode the messages without APPID, EUID.

Is Victron going to support this?

redlaw76 asked
redlaw76 answered ·

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Lorawan not updating


I am very new to using lorawan. I bought a victron lorawan device and hooked it up to my victron BMV-700. The light of the lorawan is blinking green. However I am not receiving any data, at least I cannot see any data when I log in: https://vrm.victronenergy.com/installation/199019/dashboard

Can someone help on this one?



yokoama asked
yokoama answered ·

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VEDirect Lorawan module keeps trying to join


Our VEDirect Lorawan module keeps blinking blue. I can see Join/Accept requests on the TTN console from/to the device. It's not a coverage issue since SNR is 8-10 dB.

Join Accept:


"gw_id": "eui-7276ff00080e0d4e",

"payload": "IJTO2GyIKJdarLb3TXHTX6dtSFvyIYS+9pVowFRWOBQQ",

"lora": {

"spreading_factor": 7,

"bandwidth": 125,

"air_time": 71936000


"coding_rate": "4/5",

"timestamp": "2020-10-06T04:51:59.014Z",

"frequency": 868100000


Join Request:


"gw_id": "eui-7276ff00080e0d4e",

"payload": "ADRfAPB+1bNww07bm0nVs3Dr22mCD+s=",

"dev_eui": "70B3D5499BDB4EC3",

"lora": {

"spreading_factor": 7,

"bandwidth": 125,

"air_time": 61696000


"coding_rate": "4/5",

"timestamp": "2020-10-06T04:51:55.014Z",

"rssi": -45,

"snr": 10,

"app_eui": "70B3D57EF0005F34",

"frequency": 868100000


Best Regards,

pepips asked
lumpistefan answered ·

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Lorawan VRM Setup

I have connected a Lorawan module to my MPPT charge controller with the hope of seeing some useful information on the VRM tool. When I started the VRM tool I was able to add the Lorawan module and the app shows "Status OK" under My Installations. But this was over a day ago now and I don't see any more information.

Please can someone advise if I have done something wrong in the setup? Is there some other settings needed before the module and VRM can start reading/showing data?

Do I need to create an account on https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/ and somehow link this with the VRM tool?

Many thanks!

ccraven asked
ccraven edited ·

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VE Direct connector has jumper on Tx Rx

Hi all, I have a Smart Solar 75/15. It was delivered with a jumper connected across what I think is the Tx Rx lines of the VE Direct port. I would like to add a lorawan transmitter. Is it ok to remove this jumper? Presumably I will have to to connect the transmitter?

Also, does anyone know if the lorawan transmitter is waterproof? Or, can the whole unit, including antenna be mounted indoors, i.e. within a shed?

Many thanks!

ccraven asked
ccraven commented ·

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VE.Direct LoRaWAN Module > keine Geräte gefunden in VictronConnect APP (VRM)

Ich habe ein LoraWan Modul per VC.direct an einem MTTP 150 | 35.

Die Daten werden stündlich ins VRM Portal übertragen. Scheint also zu funktionieren.

In der VictronConnect App unter VRM sehe ich die Geräte bzw. Daten nicht (Keine Geräte gefunden).

Im App unter "LOKAL" sehe ich den MTTP 150 | 35. Unter Einstellungen in der APP sehe ich meinen User als Angemeldet.

Die Installation habe ich in VRM einmal gelöscht und neu angelegt, sowie das APP auf dem Handy gelöscht. Hat leider nichts gebracht.

Wo liegt hier der Fehler?

hb0tr asked
claudio-rosa answered ·

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I can´t add VE.Direct LoRaWAN to VRM Portal

As you can see in the screen captured below, the TTN Gateway and Server are receiving the VE.Direct module join request, but this information is being forwarded to the VRM portal because it can recognize the ID. I am supposing that we have a problem in the API between TTN and VRM. Who can verify it for me?


Claudio Rosa


claudio-rosa asked

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Future of LoRaWan module

I noticed in the documentation that there was mentioned in the LORAWAN module docs the release of the LTE-M module. Is the long term plan to drop the LORAWAN? I know the TTN network is spotty in places but the technology is sound. The Helium LongFi network uses the same tech and seems to be quickly becoming a dominate player in LORAWAN and I would love to connect my LORAWAN module to that network. Would it be possible for Victron to open source the config to allow for the community to re-program these devices (effectively just a nicely packaged LoPy4) to use whatever network we choose to send data back to your servers?

kclendaniel asked
Lasse commented ·

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Has anyone verified if the 500A smart shunt and the Lorawan adapter can work together?


I found similar posts asking this question but no definitive answer. Some say it *should* work, there are other posts saying it will definitely not work. Has anyone verified if it works or not?



simowilso asked
Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

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Can I receive GPS location over the LoraWan dongle?

At this moment I use a Victron LoraWan dongle to receive information from the BMV battery monitor to the VRM portal. Now I also want the location of my boat is that possible with the same LoraWan dongle?

sijtze-de-boer asked
claudio-rosa answered ·

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LoRaWan won't add to VRM Portal

Whenever I try to add a LoRaWAN device to the VRM Portal, I get this message:


The site with the specified VRM Portal ID of IMEI could not be found.

This is the first one of theses devices I've tried, and I'm not sure if the LoRaWAN network is even viable in the U.S. However, it seems like I should be able to add the device to the portal regardless.

techie4hire asked
claudio-rosa answered ·

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Smart shunt and Lorawan


I have just bought a Victron Smatt Shunt and noticed the very low bluethooth signal range. So i want to extend that and if possible by connecting the shunt to the internet.

I already use lorawan in my Camper/RV. It has a TTN gateway and a LTE modem. So i would very much like to connect the Smart shunt by the Victron lorawan module. BUT I read the shunt is not supported though it does have a ve.direct port.

Has anyone tried it as suggested in this tread? .https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/79235/smartshunt-vedirect-lorawan-are-compatible-to-send.html

henk-victron asked

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