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GX 50 Touch Screen not responding

I recently bought a GX 50 touch and Cerbo GX.

The GX 50 touch screen won't respond to touch inputs. I can adjust the screen display and settings using the VRM portal and it displays correct data but I'm unable to interface with the GX touch without using another device to access the VRM portal.


Am i missing a setting somewhere to enable the screen?

tbaylx asked
bvrver commented ·

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'Tank overview' page with Cerbo GX tank level inputs only

In the manual for the GX Tank 140 there is a beautiful 'Tank overview' page that can be enabled. The Cerbo GX have four tank level inputs that I want to use and I don’t want to add a separate GX Tank 140.

Can the 'Tank overview' page be enabled when I just use the Cerbo GX tank level inputs and don’t use the GX Tank 140?

Or must the the GX Tank 140 be connected to the Cerbo GX to be able to activate the Tank overview' page?


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djingis asked
silvano answered ·

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GX Touch 50 shutsdown/reboots when switching on/off a certain breaker

Hi all, i have a GX Touch 50 hooked up to a cerbo. The Cerb power leads are connected to the primary DC service switch - connected to the side from the batteries so the switch does NOT interrupt the power to the Cerbo.

It isn't 100% of the time, but it happens maybe 20-30% of the time when i switch the breaker on my DC panel for my USB outlets(the most common switch i switch on/off), my Touch 50 will shut down and reboot. I dont believe the cerbo is actually shutting down but being it is in a different location, i can't fully confirm this but i dont seem to get disconnected when connected via bluetooth. I"ve gone through all the connections and everything is tight as should be.

Anyone have an idea on whats going on? Just an annoying thing thats occurring at least 1-3 times a day

jordan-de-geus asked
gary-3 answered ·

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ET340 RS485->USB Anschluss

Hallo,


ich bin völliger Neuling hier und habe deshalb eine "Anfängerfrage".

Heute habe ich endlich meinen ET340 bekommen. Zur Belegung des RS485 über einen entsprechenden Adapter nach USB habe ich widersprüchliche Informationen gelesen.

Laut meiner Info muss Orange auf 8, Gelb auf 9 und Schwarz auf 10 des ET340. Das habe ich so gemacht, jedoch findet der Multiplus GX diesen Zähler nicht. Das angeschlossene Kabel ist ca. 8m lang und steckt im GX im USB Port. Muss ich noch ein Brücke setzen wegen Terminierung, oder gibt es noch andere Dinge zu tun?

Bfo

Jan Novak asked
charly-erz answered ·

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Color Control GX NMEA out via WI-FI?

Hi

Have the Victron Color Control GX and it’s working perfectly in standalone mode with Quattro, MPPTs, etc. Firmware version v2.87.

I have connected the GX to the onboard WI-FI network and it is visible and has an IP address assigned by my router.

I have a Windows machine running Signal K server on the WI-FI network and I would like to input NMEA data from the GX into the Signal K server. However, I’m not able to see any NMEA output from the GX IP address on ports 1883 or 8883. I have tried TCP and UDP.

The Signal K server is able to receive NMEA data from B&G MFD and YD WI-FI gateway which are also connected via WI-FI

I have also tried using the NMEARemote app (iOS) to connect to the GX and also have no NMEA data being received. NMEARemote is able to receive B&G and YD NMEA data

Is it possible to receive GX NMEA data via WI-FI? If so, what am I missing?


Thanks in advance,

Michael


sea-change-2 asked
Stefanie commented ·

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Time to Go on GX

Hi Victron development team.

I have seen a number of people asking for Time to Go do be displayed on the GX and VRM Portals. I excitedly updated firmware today on my devices, and was disappointed to see this has not yet been included.

Is there a technical reason why it is not? I realise I can see it if I go to the SmartShunt screen, but it is such a useful indicator for boaties, I would like to strongly urge developers to add it to the main screen - even as an option.

Anyone else want to support my request?

captnsnap asked
marlonbeltz answered ·

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Victron Energy GX Touch 50 unresponsive

I just installed a Victron Energy GX Touch 50 in tandem with my new Cerbo GX. The touch screen was working fine but then I used the remote console. After that, the touch screen will only show the last thing I did in the remote console and is unresponsive to touch gestures.

Is this a known issue?

How can I get the touch feature working again?

jonmarinello asked
ben-rudd commented ·

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Anzeige Visualisierung Microinverter auf VRM Oberfläche /Panel

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Guten Tag,

Meine Fronius Galvo PV Anlage wird auf dem VRM Panel angezeigt, da Victron und Fronius zusammen arbeiten. Netzparallel ist noch eine Micrinverter Anlage installiert, die ich ebenfalls in die VRM Oberfläche implementieren möchte. Das soll mit dem EM112 und dem entsprechenden USB RS485 Kabel funktionieren, ist mir aber eigentlich zu teuer. Im Victron Angebot habe ich den Stromtransformator Powercontrol 100 A gefunden, was "nur" ⅓ kostet. Meine Frage nun, hat damit jemand Erfahrungen gemacht?

Den Microinverter habe ich direkt in der Hausverteilung angeschlossen und controle ihn mittels eMylo WLAN smart Switch Energy Meter. Gibt es da eine weitere Möglichkeit der Implementierung ins VRM (Modbus TCP?)

Viele Grüße

Jockel

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Jockel asked
Matthias Lange - DE answered ·

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How to connect GX cerbo with Multi Rs Solar MPPT 450

Hello everyone,

my dad decided to exchange the hardware of his solar charger and batteries to Victron. I was not involved but after he realized that he can't deal with he setup, he reached out to me. my apologies right in the beginning for my silly questions, but in fact it's not plug and play and I need help.

The Multi RS Solar is connected to the solar panels and to the batteries, I did also establish the power line from the 230V grid, the output line of 230V is connected too. Except missing settings for the batteries, everything is running well. The wireless connection is established to house wireless through Bluetooth.

So far so good. But now I tried to connect the Cerbo GX with the Multi Rs Solar. The wireless is connected and I can remotely access the Cerbo GX.but there seems to be no connection with the Multi Rs Solar and when accessing the platform it's empty.

When I tried to connect Cerbo and Multi Rs I didn't find any circuit diagrams. I have tested RJ45 cables as well as CAN cable on several ports without success.

Please guys, can someone enlighten me and share details for the connection with me? there are no details and diagrams online that can answer my questions and I go slowly nuts.


thanks on advance

Elmar from Germany, Lower Saxony

elmar-streich asked
elmar-streich answered ·

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Can't detect WiFi on Easysolar 2 GX

Just bought a new house that came with solar installed. Trying to setup EasySolar-II GX on new WiFi.

Found the steps to follow once logged into the system which requires a wifi connection from a device to the Easysolar system. Problem is I can't pickup any WiFi networks for Easysolar system.

What can I do to get the WiFi working so that I can connect to the system to configure a WiFi connection to my new WiFi Internet?

Side bar, I tried direct connect between laptop and system with LAN cable which didn't seem to work. Found an instruction somewhere later saying that you shouldn't do it directly. Not sure if it actually is possible without another piece of hardware or device needed I between laptop and Easysolar system.

brytonstevens asked
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Metering Overall DC Loads (and Excluding Sources) When System Includes a Third Party Inverter/Charger?

Disclaimer: While I am somewhat experienced in the area of off-grid electrical systems, I have yet to have any hands-on experience with Victron's products, so the following question comes from the perspective of someone who has only been able to read the datasheets and manuals.

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A friend of mine is tired of having to run the noisy fuel-guzzling generator every day to recharge the battery bank on his 49 ft sailboat. Instead of incrementally installing random PV panels until the problem goes away, he wants to first install equipment for recording his DC usage this cruising season so that he can determine his real-world requirements and design a system that balances the desire for extra capacity against seaworthiness concerns and aesthetic considerations.


The plan is to meter the loads downstream of any charging equipment, so as to not have the data obscured when the "service"/"house" battery bank is being charged, such as when motor-sailing or running the generator. For typical DC loads, this is fairly straightforward, and Victron's SmartShunt product in "DC energy meter" mode looks like a good option. If combined with one of Victron's "GX" products, I gather there is even the option of taking the sum of the values from multiple SmartShunts in "DC System" mode, which would be convenient if my friend later decides that he wants to get collect data on individual system branches while still seeing/recording his overall energy use.


The main complicating factor is his third party inverter/charger, which can either be a DC load or a DC source, depending on whether or not he's got the generator running (or is connected to shore power). Short of replacing the inverter/charger with discrete devices, I can think of a few approaches to this issue, some of which are better than others, but none of which seem ideal:

  • We could install a single SmartShunt downstream of the inverter/charger, but then we'll fail to account for all of the DC that goes into supporting AC devices via the inverter.

  • We could install parallel SmarShunts (one for the inverter/charger and one for everything else), but then I would imagine our "DC System" readings in the GX software will be thrown off whenever the inverter/charger is in charging mode.
    • A less-than-complete workaround here would be to suppress/zero-out the readings from the inverter/charger's SmartShunt whenever the inverter/charger is acting as a source. Is there a way to do this in the GX software? If not, has anyone achieved this by using a high-current relay/contactor to bypass the SmartShunt and short the inverter/charger's DC- connection directly to the upstream DC- bus? (I'm imagining an AC relay/contactor that is activated whenever generator/shorepower is live.)

    • I have characterized the workaround discussed in the previous sub-point as less-than-complete because it fails to allow us to take into account for what the DC inverter's consumption would have hypothetically been if generator had never been switched on. Does anyone have a solution here? Does Victron have a standalone GX-compatible AC current sensor that we could use to record the load on the third-party inverter/charger's AC output at times when it is in AC bypass mode due to generator/shorepower (and only at those times)? The idea would be to convert use the data for these periods into estimations of what our inverter/charger's DC use would have been had the generator/shorepower not been online, taking into account the inverter's conversion loss.


Thanks in advance for any solutions!

aaron508 asked

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Victron Phoenix Inverter 48/3000 230V Smart mit Pylontech US3000C ohne GX Gerät möglich?

Hallo

Ein Freund hat mir ein Set bei Ebay gezeigt dass folgende Komponenten beinhaltet:

- Victron Phoenix Inverter 48/3000 230V Smart

- Pylontech US3000C

- Smart MPPT

-Lynx Distributor

Mich wundert dass es anscheind kein GX Gerät erfordert. Dass es mit Multiplus 2 und Pylontech nicht funktioniert habe ich gelesen. Andererseits kann ich mir vorstellen dass es ja funktionieren könnte wenn der Phönix bei seiner unteren Spannungschwelle abschaltet und der MPPT bei der oberen selbstständig abschaltet.

Kann das funktionierne oder scheitert es auch an den Temperaturproblematik?

christian-308 asked
christian-308 answered ·

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Can I use a "Cerbo GX + GX Touch 50" instead of "Digital Multi Control 200 + BMV-700"

Hi, I am installing a new system with the core components being a Multiplus 12/3000 inverter/charger, 2 x LiFePO4 Smart Batteries (12V/200Ah) & a VE.Bus BMS. I have been recommended to include a "Digital Multi Control 200 + BMV-700", but I'm wondering if it would be better to replace those 2 items with a "Cerbo GX + GX Touch 50". I would like the ability to monitor/control things remotely, and I have read (in other posts here) that you cannot change any settings remotely (nor via the touch panel), that can be set via the physical switches on the DMC (which takes priority).


So my question is really, can you do everything via the Cerbo GX & Touch 50, thus doing away with the need for the DMC & BMV altogether?

solarboat asked
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GX or not GX

I'm planning to install a new system with a multiplus-II 5000 but I think that power will be not enough within some time (in a 2 years time frame). I'm planning to pass to a parallel configuration in two years. I will be able to add additional PV modules and batteries (Pylontech) and use more power and also to have a level of redundancy

Considering that is possible to have only a GX device what do you think is the better option:

1. Install now a multiplus-II GX now and then install a second multiplus-II GX, disabling the GX part

2. Install now a Multiplus-II and a Cerbu GX and the install another Multiplus-II

3. Install now a Multiplus-II GX and then, in parallel a Multiplus-II NO-GX

4. Redundancy is not required, use a Multiplus 8k or 10k now and a Cerbu GX and upgrade only batteries and PV modules

Thanks!

Kind Regards!

Danilo

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