Many 3rd party LiFePO battery modules that are not in fact Pylontech battery modules are recognised as Pylontech battery modules. This causes issues if the modules are 16S lithium cells, since the hard-coded CVL for the 15S lithium cell Pylons is 52.4V, and so the 16S modules can never receive even close to a full charge. An example is the CFE battery, which is recognised as Pylontech in the Cerbo GX, but is not a Pylontech module.
If there was an option to over-ride the hard-coded 52.4V limit, then the CVL called for by the 3rd party module can be observed correctly, in the case of CFE batteries, this is 56.1V.
Pease consider adding the device NAME, DATE and TIME to the device export CSV file.
I am working with Blue Smart IP67 Charger 12/25, SmartProtect 12/65, and SmartShunt 500A
Hi Victron Team
Is there any plan to provide a Dark Mode of this screen in future releases ?
j'ai une borne de recharge électrique victron pour véhicules électriques qui fonctionnait bien ( gestion de puissances variables via victron et plafonds variables de charges via la voiture) mais, depuis quelques jours, elle annonce être connectée à la voiture (via une prise de type 2) mais la charge ne démarre pas, ni en automatique ni en manuel.
La voiture (mercedes eqb) ne mentionne rien, le témoin sur la fiche femelle de la voiture reste éteint (normalement, il est jaune pendant la phase de connexion et ensuite vert quand la charge est en cours).
L'application "mercedesme" sur mon smartphone mentionne "pause en cours de charge".
Je ne trouve pas d'informations pour modifier ce "statut" tant chez mercedes que chez victron et (re)activer la charge. Merci de votre aide.
Victron please make a Lipo Charger that Integrates with Venus OS and will speak to the BMS and piggyback existing chargers in the MPII and Quattro line. In the UK there is a lot of restriction from the DNO and the biggest problem is when they restrict the invertor limit it's extremely expensive to get G100 witness testing for 32A and above. If you could make a charger that integrates into the system like the MMPT, that is 13A BS plug and is classed as an appliance this would massively help charging the lipos in the 4 hour window of cheap electricity, as PV is only good a few months of the year. Some DNO's don't like using the MPII and Quattro as a charger only as technically it can still feedback if the firmware goes whappy. A 230VAC to DC charger @ 2000W would be a nice addition and would sit on a 32A ring main all day long without causing problems. Even a 16 and 32A commando plug version under 7200W would be nice as it still doesn't need DNO intervention. A price tag under $300-500 and there is a big market for it. Basically an MPPT with AC input and software integration into VRM and bluetooth for VE connect. Please also fit a pre-charge or themister limiter in the unit so existing Type B MCB's will be happy on a standard UK ring main or radial. Please consider.
I'm sleeping in pitch black so I'm annoyed by the light show that Victron has arranged in the space. Leds blinking at different rates, some constantly on. Double layers of duct tape shouldn't be the best solution. I never use the lights anyways, so would be nice to turn them off in software. Maybe I'm the only one?
For people like us who live off grid full time but leave our homes to go to town for supplies now and again, it sure would be great to have smoke alarms connected to the Cerbo GX > VRM dashboard system so that I could get push notifications to my phone that there is an activated smoke alarm at my property while I'm away (or while I'm home for that matter!).
Sure would be a great safety feature of the system. Can anyone please tell me if the Nest or Ring smoke alarms would work, or if there are any other out there that would? If Ruuvi can tell me the temperature of my monitored area, it seems a little stretch for a smoke alarm to do the same if there is smoke?
*A feature request* - if this can be done would be great to know how. When an installer makes changes via remote login (VRM) it the logs it shows when they logged in and then shows changes have been made.
As an owner and inquisitive one I could just call the installer, I could discuss it with them before but in certain cases both of the above is not possible at the time.
Would be nice if the Event log that says: "Installation settings update - General settings updated" Has more details on what change was made even if it's just a hint to where to go look at in VRM.
We use a fairly large assortment of Victron products and for the most part, we have very few issues. I did just purchase several IP22s to manage both AGM & LIfePO4 batteries - the verdict is still out whether I am going to keep them.
All the MMPTs and DC|DC converters have a "charger off" setting, which allows us to shut off the charger entirely when its not needed but still leave it powered up. For whatever reason the IP22 software DOES NOT have that feature.
It comes in VERY handy when troubleshooting issues and also when we simply do not want to charge the LifePO4 battery when SOC drops to 50-60% (for storage).
To get around this, we have put the IP22 into "power supply mode" to leave it powered on and we switched the battery out of the circuit because we don't want voltage applied to the battery full time.
Ideally - we could leave the battery in the circuit (turning it off is tough - its under a panel) - and we can enable / disable the charger via bluetooth any time we want (like all the other charges can) when connected to shore power. Seems like a simple software fix to me.
What is the best way to backup the system? I know that I can simply clone the flash drive but that requires me to have the system down for the process. Is all of the systems configurable and user data stored in the /data folder? Can I simply copy that folder remotely via SFTP for a quick backup? In the event of a system failure, all I'd have to do is install a cloned flash drive and install a copy of the /data folder and I would be back in business right? It would be easy enough for me to copy the /data folder to a zip file and have that automated using a script and then transfer the zip file via SFTP on a daily basis if I wanted but I'm wondering if it is as simple as that or if there are other folders/files I need to include in a backup. Also, I know that GuiMods has an option to backup the system but it requires you to install a USB/Flash drive and I'm more interested in doing this remotely via SFTP. So, as a feature request, I'd like to see a way to backup pertinent system and user data to a zip file to be either copied over to removable storage or transferred remotely.
because the low battery and alarm restart options are together, it is annoying since it cannot be configured like the Víctron mutiplus
I would like the low battery and alarm reset options to be separate
I recently set up a small UPS using a MultiPlus 12/800 and a 105AhC20 AGM battery. Everything works as expected and I'm also running Venus OS on a Rpi 3B to be able to monitor the system.
The MultiPlus is working as standby UPS (no ignore AC settings), so it only uses the battery/inverter if AC goes down or misbehaves.
Battery Monitor on Venus is set to MultiPlus on VE Bus.
I noticed that SOC keeps dropping about 0.5% every day. This should not happen as the battery voltage is 13.4V (temp. comp.) and no load is applied. I also see a strange random load of 1A being drawn from battery. This is probably related.
I was able to catch one, see below...
I been thinking...
Is this maybe caused by temperature compensation? (temp raising so charger lowers the voltage maybe causing false current readings?) If so, this can also confuse SOC calculation?
Any thoughts and help would be very much appreciated.
So, if we had solar/external chargers or loads connected we shouldn't use the MultiPlus to calculate SOC, but if we have a basic setup like mine, with no external charger/loads, I think that would be a good idea that internal calculation could hold SOC at 100% after entering storage mode and if inverter was not being used, so it would ignore 'noise' readings like the ones I get that I think are caused by temperature compensation adjusting voltage.
My system have DC loads. Victron system knows exactly value but do not print it when we use grid meter.
Is it possible to place somewhere the value in battery block or a simple new block in diagram so we can see it every time.
I ask you many times to add this symbols so it will be more easy to navigate the ESS value, but nobody answer me.
When you plan to do this?
It is easy to program in your VRM portal. You add symbol minus and plus so when we use phone easy to change the value.
Please see the pictures
I‘m using the Victron Connect App on iOS to read data from a Smart Battery Sense. I find it very irritating that I cannot move or scale the y-axis. Am I missing something? An autofit button would also be very nice. Sometimes the app doesn‘t show the data or cuts partly off due to wrong scaling. In that case the only fix seems to be to switch the axis to temperature or none, then change it back to voltage.
Its also kinda sad that I cannot export the trend data but I already commented on another thread regarding that problem: https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/161552/export-battery-sense-data-from-victronconnect.html