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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 - Internal temperature - only random/rear samples

I noticed there is an "Internal Temperature" for the Globallink 520, but it seems like its not sampled on each report? Only randomly/rearly. You can find it on Custom Widget and use it as an Alarm reference.

Is there any plan to fix this sampling issue Victron?

Øystein Hennø asked
Lasse commented ·

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VRM installation map - Globallink 520 - map won't center in full screen mode / add terrain mode ?

When using the PC browser with it's VRM "All installation" dashboard and press the full screen map button and go full screen, every time you hover a site in the map with your mouse cursor, the sites jumps to the top part of the screen and "adjust" the map to center as it was still in window mode / dashboard with map on the very top part.

It won't center the site to the center of the full screen page...

Very annoying as you always have to drag the map down, again and again...!!

Screenshot below is hovering the site with the red arrow...



And can we add the possibility of "terrain" mode of the map?

The terrain map is much better for static sites with more details etc.


Øystein Hennø asked
Lasse commented ·

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Globallink 520 - Random reboots

The Globallink 520 seems to reboot at random times, quite often, and without any reason.

This happened on firmware 2.05 and also on 2.06.

It is a serious issue as it also affect the relay connection where we have the primary equipment connected. Its wired through the relay with relay energized for normal operation of the equipment as the equipment is only used summer time and relay is then disengaged in winter time to save battery and less chance of icing on equipment.

Is there any troubleshooting done to rectify on this issue?

Øystein Hennø asked
jolir answered ·

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Globballink 520 relay, but how?

Have a question about the relay function of the Globallink 520. I have basic knowledge on electronics. I know for instance the positive side of a battery is the side with the "knobby" thing on it's end. My question is: since the Globallink relay cannot be fed more than 3V (otherwise it explodes) am I right to assume I should get a (another) relay that has 3V on the one side, so it will trigger it's relayswitch so that I can switch on a bigger load? Or, if I am mistaken, how do I switch a substantial (10A, 12V) load with the relay onboard the Globallink 520? Please take me through this step by step and bear in mind my complete and utter ignorance on the matter.

westen asked
Øystein Hennø answered ·

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Globallink 520 Multi Rs Solar Dashboard
Greetings to the community, I have a Globallink 520 and Multi Rs Solar and BMV712 installed, how can I see the overall view from the dashboard the setting with overview disappears immediately and can't see anything as the overall view like in this image?
Thank you



energie-utechnik asked

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Bug: VRM dashboard solar yield accumulating

Hi I just switched from lora to Global Link 520 as vrm gateway for my RV 150/100 and BMV. I deleted the old installations and created a fresh new one. The dashboard is showing wrong solar yield, it seems to be accumulating the orange bars. With the previous lora setup, I would get one orange bar per day with the correct daily solar yield.

The widgets on the advanced page look correct.

I WISH I was getting 26kWh from my 1000w array that outputs at best around 600w. And generating at 20:00 lol.



mtnbrit asked
Øystein Hennø commented ·

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Easysolar 48V 5000VA Remote Site Connectivity

We have a Easysolar 48V 5000VA on a weekender block,
Currently we have no internet or modem on site.
We have tried using GlobalLink 520 only to find that they're not compatible with the GX Devices,

We'd appreciate some suggestions on the best way to connect this system to VRM,
Other than putting an 4G Modem on site, are there any simpler options?
Would a GX LTE 4G be the best option?

Thanks in advance!

stephenv asked
shaneyake answered ·

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GlobalLink 550 Time Zone

Setup went well but the 'Local Time' is actually GMT. Have looked through manuals but can't find where to change to Australian EST. Thoughts?

David asked
keith-yzquierdo answered ·

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Load curve displayed on GlobalLink VRM portal shows faulty time stamps/how to set time properly?

Hi! I am getting the load reading you can see in the attached picture.
I can assure you that there is no solar panel input after about 3 o'clock (15.00) in the afternoon, as the picture is of today´s data and it has been cloudy/raining all day.

I get the same type of graph every day, showing some load input at way too late in the day to be factual.

What could be wrong, or where have I missed to get the setting correct?


landslide asked
landslide answered ·

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Victron Global Link 520 Water Tank Sensor

Hi - I have an off-grid shack in Australia with a Victron power setup including a Global Link 520. I would like to attach a water sensor (10k litres / 1.8m tall) to my tank (which is about 5-10m from the GL520) to alert me when I need to fill up my tank. Can anyone recommend a decent water tank sensor for this purpose? Thanks!

james09 asked
safiery answered ·

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MPPT widgets in VRM (can't toggle "on")


Very pleased with my Globallink 520!

It beautifully shows battery stats from the BMV712. I just can't seem to toggle "on" the widgets for the MPPT that is also showing up in the same network (pic 1)


I noticed that it says the serial number of this MPPT is "false" (pic 2). Could this be related?


I checked the serial number, and it it seems to be right...

Anybody got any suggestions?

I'd appreciate it!


westen asked
westen commented ·

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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.

goboatingnow asked
Lasse answered ·

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Bluetooth connection on Global Link 520

Hi there,

I added a Global Link 520 gateway to my configuration. Very simple basic architecture on a sail boat. I've got solar pannels charging batteries with a MPPT 100|50 controler which is running just fine. Also is a Smart battery sense. Both devices MPPT and the battery sense are successfully connected using Bluetooth and the MPPT controler receive infos (Temp and Voltage)

Now is the issue I am facing:

The global Link gateway is up and running with a good connection to LTE-M network. However for some reason which I don't understand the Global Link gateway will only see the smart battery sense using bluetooth. Nothing else. It can"t see the MPPT device. What is more the Global Link is installed 15 cm away from the MPPT !

I tried to power down/up the gateway .....same isse

I tried to remove (in the Global gateway setup) the smart battery sense ...... same pb it still will not see the MPPT controler.

I double checked the firmware version ...I am up to date and running V 2.06

The user guide mention we can have up to 10 Bluetooh device connected with the Gateway ...I won't have 2 ....only 1

Any clue ?


tronegeden asked
tronegeden answered ·

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GlobalLInk 520 will not connect in Central Oklahoma USA, even with external antenna.

I have two smartsolar 50/100 that my customer wants to monitor through the VRM Portal. The blue light is blinking then turning to red, then this same cycle repeats itself. The light is never turning green and connecting. I have mounted an external antenna and it is on the roof of the house affixed to the gutter outside and it still will not connect. The zip code in the US where the install is is 73010. Would appreciate some help. Thank you.

real-ark-ministries asked
jolir answered ·

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