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Using Victron Power In with Pylontech batteries.

Hi everyone

I have a Deye 12kw inverter that uses 10x Pylontech 3000C batteries and is connected with a 250A fused disconnect. Because of the limitations of the Pylontech battery cables I want to double my charge rate to 200A. Can I use the Victron Power In as a busbar without fuses using the fused disconnect that I already have or is it better to remove the fused disconnect and modify the Power In to take fuses or buy something like the Lynx Distributor?


George asked

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Fuse blows when Lynx Dist powered. Why?!

When I turn on (close) the battery disconnect to power the lynx distributor the 125A 48V (Victron) fuse blows on the battery connection In the Lynx. The only thing connected to the bus bars on the lynx distributor distributor is the inverter and the batteries. I checked and rechecked polarity and everything is correct. The 48v batteries are reading 53V. The inverter is off. A smart shunt if correctly installed between the bat negative and the negative bus bar on the distributor. The shunt bat plus and aux cables are connected to the bat pos terminal and the mid point positive. As far as I can tell everything is connected properly and secure and there is no reverse polarity. What would cause the fuse to blow When the Disconnect is closed (on) and the distributor is powered?

duswami asked
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Grounding with the Lynx Distributor

Can the Lynx Distributor (LD) ground nut be used for multiple ground connections like a bus bar, and then earth ground that connection to my AC service panel. I have a Multiplus II, MPPT Charge controller both chasis grounded on the LD grounding lug. I want to add my battery ground to the LD ground nut and then earth ground the LD to the grounding bus bar in my AC service panel. I'm following local codes but want to be sure this is a permissible connection. Also, I'm using the SmartShunt, would I ground the neg bat terminal or one of the terminals on the shunt instead. Thank you, any insight or opinions (regardless of code) is appreciated.

duswami asked

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Battery connection to Lynx Distributor

For organizational purposes, I'm thinking of running my positive and negative battery cables to opposite ends of my Lynx Distributor. I can run them to the same side if necessary, but the way things are set up and given where the battery terminals are in relation to the Lynx, it would be easiest, most organized, and shortest cable runs to have the positive attached to one end, and the negative to the other.

I'm thinking this should be totally fine, they are essentially two separate busbars after all. Does anyone see an issue with this setup? Positive will obviously be fused at the battery and have a switch before the distributor, negative will have smartshunt.

Thanks much

igvan asked
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Lynx Distributor OK to use last negative stud for chassis ground?

I'd like to run chassis ground to the last negative stud on the lynx distributor - by last negative stud I mean the last stud on the neg busbar, the one that would typically be used to connect a lynx distributors to another lynx distributor. Is there any issues with that? I'm running a multiplus equipment ground to the dedicated ground connection on the lynx distributor. Thanks!

jeremyh asked
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Continuous and Peak Current Limits of Lynx Distributor?


I'm planning out a system for taking a house off-grid, using 3 MP2 10k's in 3-phase (I want to be able to power a Level 2 EV fast charger at full capacity (3-phase, 22kW total)

Can I safely use Lynx Distributors as my busbars, with their listed current rating of 1000 Amps? It doesn't specify whether that's continuous or peak.

By my math, fully-loaded, the multipluses will each draw 8000 Watts continuous, worst case system voltage of about 40 Volts (low SoC and 5 volt voltage drop) gives around 600 Amps continuous, which should be fine for the Distributors.

But, the MP2 can peak at 18,000 Watts for <0.5 seconds (https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/4454/peak-power-of-victron-inverters.html). During that time, assuming a worst-case scenario (all 3 peaking at once, low SoC, 5 volt drop), current would be about 1,350 Amps.

Can the Distributors handle that? I wasn't able to find a separate peak and continuous rating for them, only 1000A.

My understanding is that there's no way to limit the current the MP2s draw from the battery when AC in is not connected, other than by turning loads off. Is that correct?

I don't ever expect to actually hit that peak load. Is fusing the busbar's connections to the batteries/mppt controller (which I'm obviously going to do either way) at some point below 1000A total sufficient to make sure the system is safe, if I would ever exceed the 1000A draw from the MP2s?



josephtate13 asked

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Lynx Bus Balance System Question?

So when reading the Wiring Unlimited doc, it shows connecting up multiple batteries in parallel in a configuration where your pos/neg taps come from opposite ends of the busbar like on page 19 and 26:



Now, how does this vibe with the typical Lynx install where each battery is connected to the bus and then the ends of the bus are connected to the next Lynx Component using the nearest corners instead of the opposite corners. In the standard system below it would look to me that potentially all the power is going to preferentially come from the first then 2nd, 3rd, 4th battery instead of spreading it equally. Seems like a bit of a departure from previous recommendations.


I'm definitely giving Victron the benefit of the doubt on this. Maybe the balancing is not a big deal and they will self correct over time, or maybe the bus bars are high enough quality that it doesn't really add any extra resistance for the ones on the end. It may be why they stress to use exactly the same links for each battery when connecting to the bus bar.

Anyone want to shine a bit of light on this topic?

PS. I love the Lynx system and pretty much all the Victron products. Just trying to wrap my head around something that has been nagging me for a while.

hoeken asked
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Victron USB to VE Direct using Hub issues connected to Victron 48/3000-GX

I have 3 Mppt controllers with a Victron ET 112 Energy meter via a USB ac powered hub

using VE Direct to USB hub converters

as the GX has only one usb Port and one VE Direct port

the 1 Mppt goes direct to the VE Direct port

the Et112 and 2 x MPPT go via the USB powered hub into the USB port

every time the power fails ac in and comes on again i loose the 1 or 2 MPPT saying no device

if we reboot the GX device it shows up again

we dont want the expense of installing a full on Cerbo GX device

anybody have simalr issues it is very annoying having to reset all the time


soltron365 asked
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Busbar with thermal circuit breakers
Numerous Victron schematics show thermal circuit breakers connected with a busbar. How is this implemented? The thermal breakers used in marine systems have a raised tab that seems to prevent installation of a busbar.

From Victron schematic:


Closeup of breaker:


Rob asked
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distributed batteries

background: i dont have all my space in one place, for the batteries.

am i allowed to do something like this in the pictured wiring diagram? you'll notice i can fit my first 2 batteries nearby the distribution bar (1000a) (0.5m)

but the next pair of batteries will need to be further away (3m). and the next pair of batteries (potentially) the same distance away again (3m).

batteries : i am intending on powertech us2000c - 48v.


mattw asked
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BMV 712 and Busbars: Wiring Diagrams

I have an offgrid residential system comprising of 2 strings of PV, with each array connected to different mppt charge controllers (each string has a different orientation), two 51.2V 200AH LFP batteries connected in parallel, a 5KVA inverter and a BMV-712 with temperature sensor.

The BMV shunt can no longer accommodate the negatives of the loads and charges. Same for the positive terminal of the battery. Hence, the decision to use busbars.

1. Is there any other option than using busbars?

2. I would appreciate wiring directions/diagram of using busbars with the BMV with

  • each battery connected to the busbars
  • both batteries paralleled, then a single +ve & -ve connection to the busbars.

3. Where do I connect the temperature sensor to? The busbar, a positive terminal of any battery?

Note: I am not interested in midpoint voltage.

Any other input in this situation will be appreciated.

pv-geek asked
kevgermany answered ·

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Lynx Power In really 1000A ?

The Lynx Power In, like the Distributor, are advertised with an intensity of 1000A. Without going into the technical details of scientific calculation, we take an average of 1.2A per mm2 (maximum of 3A per mm2 according to the calculation bases of one of the 3 world leaders in professional electrical boxes and safety for busbars). However, the two Lynx have a bar of 30 * 8 mm. This gives 240 mm2. We multiply by the technical average of 1.2 and the result is 288A, or by the maximum of 3, the result is 720A, but never the 1000A. Do you have more information to send me on this subject? Thanks in advance.

myhomebuzz asked
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Busbars or Lynx Distribution with Mulitple DC Consumers and Sources

I am planning a system with

2x Victron Energy Quattro 24/5000/120-100/100 Inverter with Charger - 120V

3x 100/50 Charge Controller w/ Bluetooth

3(to start and growing)x 24V 100Ah LiFePO4 Batteries

1x DC-DC 23-12 inverter

According to "Wiring Unlimited - Rev 06 page39

" If the system has only one battery bank you should connect the battery bank in the middle of the busbars. But in case of several parallel battery banks or smart batteries, they should also be distributed evenly along the busbars. "

I am considering the Lynx distribution system. In the Lynx Distributor System Design


Shows an ideal configuration would be lynx distributors on on either side of a lynx smart BMS in between. This would seem to be in conflict with the diagram recommended in the wiring guide.

Should I use busbars instead of the Lynx Distribution system?

tyrone-thomas asked
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Lynx Distributor Ignition Protected?

Tried to download the manual for the Lynx Distributor, to ascertain if this protect has any ratings suitable for marine environments, only to experience a browser crash. Does this product have any certifications such as:
-ISO 8846 ignition protection, and SAE J1171 external ignition protection requirements.

-Test standards include SAE J1171, External Ignition Protection of Marine Electrical Devices and UL 1500 , Ignition Protection test for Marine Products, and USCG electrical system requirements in Title 33 CFR 183.410(a).

Looking to possibly use this in a Diesel environment.

Thank you.

ve-user asked
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Buying source for bus bar heat shrink tubes?

Does anybody know an online buying source in Germany or nearby for bus bar heat shrink tubes?
I have 40x5 busbars.


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