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Global Link 520 alarm type settings in VRM for pilge pump counter

Hi, I'm using Global Link 520 with latest beta and VC+VRM. Now wondering how to set alarm for pilge pump monitoring. Idea is to shortcut digital input (1 & GND) with relay that is controlled by pilge pump, and have a control. Now, to be able to follow when and how many times the pilge is running, I need to find correct alarm parameters. Does anyone have experience on this?

jupyy asked

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Global Link 520 digital input problem

Digital input only reports once. Is there any way of clearing the report so further events can be reported? We see the other posted items on this but keen to get a status update on the fix or work around. Love you work


David asked

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VRM map - Globallink 520 - static unit relocates itself on VRM installations map - GPS fix?

Hi, got 12 static sites with Globallink 520 and MPPT 75/15 and for some strange reasons, 2 of the units keep on relocating their map location to another fixed location compared to where I save them in the map. It's only the same 2 units this happens with, to the same fixed common location, time and again. Must be a bug or something. Tried various ways to save the location, but no luck.

Any ideas?

I now see what happens.... every now and then, these 2 units seems to pick up a GPS location that's somehow put forward by the one of the LTE providers (Telia) I believe, so the Globallink sees it as a GPS fix.

It seems like these 2 Globallink units with VRM ID staring on 807d3a...... picking one (Telia) of two providers and this happens. Other Globallink units with VRM ID starting on 3c71bf....... using same provider (Telia) seems to be fine and don't do the GPS fix.

Once that happens, I noticed the widget in Advanced also display the GPS possibility...


None of the other 10 units display the GPS possibility under widgets.

Is there any way to tell the Globallink not to use that LTE position data, as its all wrong compared to actual location??

Øystein Hennø asked
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GlobalLink 520 Temperature Limits

Does anyone know the minimum temperature of the GlobalLink 520?

I recently changed out my CerboGX (temperature limit -20 C) with the GlobalLink 520. Using device with SmartSolar 100/30 MPPT (temperature limit -30 C) and SmartShunt (temperature limit -40 C). I will find out this winter whether or not this unit will work all winter in my unheated Alaska location.

The extremely low power consumption (measured at 10 mA) of this setup should survive the winter with flooded lead-acid batteries. With the CerboGX, I had to shut down the loads including CerboGX during -30 C temperature conditions.

Global warming has helped since it has been over 10 years since I have seen -40 C at my location.

Old setup for previous years used industrial rated (-40 C) components for all parts of the system; however, power consumption required me to limit operation to sunny days only.

Terry LaGrone asked
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Global Link 520 Relay automatically actions possible?


the relay of my GlobalLink 520 i can activate via VRM Portal.

Is it possible to activate this relay automatically?

Alwin Schulze asked
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Globallink 520 nb-iot

Is it possible to provision the globallink 520 with a Nb-Iot sim , or even a standard 3G or 4G sim. Can it be bought with no sim ?

I know the sim is user replaceable but will the unit work on a standard 3 or 4G network , I can easily get m2m sims

I am in Greece and cosmote has decided to deploy NB-Iot not Lte-M have I any options ?

Love the product but picking a poorly rolled out specialised Iot modem over a standard 3G or 4G modem was seriously misguided , m2m sims can easily be got for standard 3G and 4G networks , I know cause I have them.

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Globallink 520 Geofence cellular location

I have a Globallink 520 with Beta Firmware. Works well with an external antenna. On my VRM I can see information from my BMV, MPPT and Ruuvi Tag. Email Alarms for Battery capacity working.

Only problem is the cellular location is not working.

When left to set the location it's self (for Time Zone). It puts the location as in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, off Africa. I in fact am in south west England. I have set a picture icon for my VRM hoping that would help me see my VRM . On the dashboard map, the generic location pin/tag is located to where I have drag and dropped it when using the location settings menu.

When I set the Geofencing I received the following email From Victron VRM.

""The installation 'VBee global link' has an armed geofence, but there is no GPS data coming in. Check GPS reception and connection, or disarm the geofence alarm on the VRM settings page at:""

I believe Geofence works via cellular network not GPS, but it should still be able to set a VRM location using cellular. My set up is in a van so having Geofence working would be important to me.

I can find no way to sort this in the manual or online.

I hope the above is enough information so I can get help to get the cellular location working.

mark-woodgate asked
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Globallink 520 and smartshunt via Bluetooth


I have tried to use Victron Smartshunt 500A with GlobalLink (beta software) via Bluetooth This works only on beginning, but after it will be lost. I can see Voltage but not SOC.


alik asked
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Self consumption global link smart solar and bmv shunt

I have a system with smart solar 100/50, bmv-712 smart shunt, lead carbon 212ah (12v in parallell) and a global link 520 installed with three 330w solar panels in different directions, two on the roof and one on the wall (for winter sun, daylight only three ours in december). All cable wiring is done with 35mm2 cables. The + is connected to a bus bar for consumers in the cabin e.g lights. The victron components are connected directly to the battery and the minus side of the battery to the shunt.

I have a breaker to switch off all consumers in the cabin. When leaving the cabin for winter, only the victron equipment are running. I noticed that the reported amperage drawing is between 0.09 to 0.1 amps during the night when solar panels are not producing. When reading the specifications of the smart solar 100/50 the draw is 30mah, for the Bmv 1mah and the global link 20mah which would lead to a self consumption of 51mah or 0.051a. As it seems from the reported self consumption my system consumes between 90 to 100mah which would lead to roughly 2 amp draw each 24 hours during winter time. I'm concerned this might cause my batteries to be drained if bad weather for long time period.

I also noticed that the RSSI signal of the Global link to be -93db, could this affect the power draw to increase due to low signal, for the globallink trying to increase the signal and draw more power? The temperature in the cabin can be below -30 degrees in winter, and I'm concerned the batteries may be discharged or freeze if the self consumption is to high.

Any feedback is appreciated!

aspn asked
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Digital input problems with Globallink 520

I have connected my Globallink 520 to my boat bilge pump by using an automotive relay in parallel with the bilge pump circuit. I have jumpered both digital inputs together for trial purpose, so when the bilge pump is activated both digital inputs are shorted to the GND digital input port. I am trying to count bilge pump cycles and trigger an alarm, but also just trigger an alarm when the bilge pump cycles.

Here is what now happens:

1. The digital inputs increment by 2 or 3 per bilge pump cycle, and digital input 1 increments differently from blige pump 2.

2. The device reboots itself regularly so the counts revert to 0 on a random basis - every day or so. The device is reliably connected to a battery which is on a charger monitored by a smart shunt, so I don't believe this is due to power outages.

3. I am unable to reliably trigger an alarm when the bilge pump goes off.

When the digital state goes from High to Low is that saved by the Globallink 520 or does the digital state have to be Low when the device is polled by VRM? This would mean I need some kind of latching relay to trigger an alarm to VRM from the 520.

John Haley

jhaley100 asked
Lasse answered ·

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GlobalLink 520 digital inputs increment by more than 1

I am bench testing my global link 520, with the objective of using it to count bilge pump cycles. Initially I am shorting digital input 1 and 2 to ground to simulate a relay closing for the bilge pump (input 1) and another relay closing for the high water alarm (input 2).

Digital input 2 is creating an alarm email as expected, but the counter on digital 1 is incrementing by 10-20 each time I short the wire to gnd. I would expect it to increment by 1. I have tried all the possible settings: pulse counter, bilge pump, etc.

What am I missing here? Shouldn't the digital input be incrementing by 1?

John Haley

jhaley100 asked
Lasse answered ·

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GlobalLink 520 custom polling interval


please add a custom polling interval to the GlobalLink :)

I recently installed one and the general idea of the product as a low power consumption, works out-of-the-box system is nice - however I would very much appreciate a 5min polling. Of course with extra charge (or just reduction 5years-> 5/3 -> 1,5years for 5minutes) for the internal sim or even replacement with an own sim.


cfreak asked
Lasse answered ·

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GlobalLink 520 Uk coverage

I’ve just ordered a GlobalLink 520 for remote monitoring of my boat solar but can find a difinitive map coverage for the uk. Mainly Gloucestershire.

Has anyone got one in the uk?

Simon Coram asked
Lasse commented ·

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Global Link data to grafana (or other)

Hi community,

is there any possibility to feed the data from my global link to a service like grafana to have extended visualizations? I love the VRM portal, but I need more flexibility, the excel export option is my current work around. A direct data flow would be much better.

Thanks for your input!

thilohofmann asked
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