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Color Control showing inverter in "Off" State

We have a small off-grid system that includes a Color Control, BMV, Phoenix Inverter and Solar Charger.

In the system overview screen, the Color Control shows the inverter as "Off", despite showing AC loads. In the "devices" list, the inverter shows up, and we are able to see the details and see that its state is "inverting". (see attached screenshots).


Firmware on all devices is up to date and we have checked the pins on the VE.Direct cable to ensure there is no damage/debris.


The system is still working fine, the only issue is the erroneous state, but obviously we would like the customer to have a fault-free system. What could be the issue here?


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Elliot Morgan asked

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EasySolar 24/3000 & VE.Bus BMS - Do I need a Digital Multi Control?

Hi there!

I have the following units (not connected yet)

EasySolar 24/3000 (includes a Color Control GX)

2x 12,8v 200ah LiFePO4 Lithium Smart Batteries

VE.Bus BMS

The VE.Bus BMS manual says it requires a Color Control or Digital Multi Control
It also says don't connect the control panel directly to the Multi or Quatro (signals from the control panel may be in conflict with signals from the VE.Bus BMS)

So I'm wondering if the Color Control on the EasySolar is the only control I need
Or if I also require another control connected directly to the BMS ??

Thanks very much in advance :)

OffGrid asked
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Pylontech und CCGX

Hallo zusammen,


ich habe das Problem das mir meine 4 Pylontech Akkus nicht im CCGX angezeigt werden.


Konstellation ist:

Multiplus 2 48/5000

MPPT BlueSolar 150/30

CCGX

Solaredge SE7K


Verbunden habe ich den CCGX und die Pylontch mit dem vorgegeben Typ B Kabel von Victron.

Im CCGX habe ich dann die Geschwindigkeit des BMS auf 500kbs gestellt, also alles so wie es sein soll, aber leider werden die Pylontech nicht erkannt.


Hat jemand das selbe Problem, oder hat vielleicht eine Idee woran das liegen könnte ?


Das Kabel habe ich auch schon einmal getauscht, das sollte es nicht sein.

Die Firmware vom CCGX, MPPT (über VE direct) und das Bussystem von Multiplus (474) ist aktuell, ein umstellen auf die vorherige Firmware beim CCGX hat auch nicht zum erfolg geführt.


Bin für jeden Tip dankbar !


Grüße


Daniel asked
mikemax answered ·

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ASUS USB-N14 WiFi dongle not working with CCGX

I purchased the dongle from a Victron rep. It works well when connected to my laptop. However the dongle power LED does not light when plugged into either USB port on the CCGX. I tried another CCGX, resulting with same no apparent dongle power. The CCGX works fine with all attached devices, and is powered by 24V from the coach battery system.

GyroGypsy asked
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Color control GX + smart shunt via VE.Smart networking?

How can I connect a color control to a smart shunt wirelessly? I want to avoid running a cable between the two. Is it possible to have the CCGX access units on a VE.Smart network by connecting to a participating smart-device via a VE.Direct cable, i.e using a smart device as a gateway to a VE.Smart network?

hypokondrickard asked

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SOC en dessous du SOC mini

Bonjour à tous

J'ai un problème avec le soc mini de mes batteries Byd qui étant réglé à 20% descend parfois en dessous (18%) et provoque la charge des batteries à partir du réseau. Ce problème intervient surtout en fin de nuit et provoque la coupure du disjoncteur réseau car la charge des batteries (48v 80A limité par DVCC) et mes autres charges sont supérieures au réglages du disjoncteur réseau.

Si je descends DVCC en dessous de 80A, je ne bénéficie pas de la pleine puissance PV en journée pour recharger mes batteries.

Est-ce que l'on peut régler le problème du soc qui descend en dessous du soc mini ou bien est ce que l'on peut interdire la recharge à partir du réseau?

Quattro 48/10000/140 firmware 475

CCGX 2.54

Batteries Byd pro 20Kw (2x(4x2.5))

18 Kwc PV parallèle ACin L1

200/300w en ACout 1

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Arneze asked
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Surfsick at GX Device?

Hi,
has someone tested to plug a GSM "surfstick" into a GX device (CCGX) for a mobile internet connection?

We have a customer with 3 houseboats each with a EasySolar 24/3000 with a CCGX.
For the internet connection (and GPS) we installed the GX GSM modem.
GPS is working fine but as soon as we insert the SIM card the modem disappears every few seconds.
I tested the exact same devices in our workshop and everything works fine. Send it back to the customer doesn't work...

A few weeks ago I was at the marina and tried a few things(new GSM, new CCGX) but it still doesn't work and I'm out of ideas.

So now we now want to use a 3rd-party GMS modem (with LAN) or a simple surfstick.

Matthias Lange - DE asked

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turning quattro on / off from the remote console

I have a Quattro connected to victron smart batteries with a VE BMS. I don't have the multi control.

I would like to be able to switch the quattro between ON / OFF / CHARGE ONLY remotely via the VRM app. Just for example if i forget to switch it when i leave the rv

Currently i can't switch the Quattro via the CCGX - in the console tab it says it is not possible because i have a VE bus BMS connected.


How do i go about this please?


JAY

jaywolfe asked
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Bluesolar MPPT 150/85 (VE.CAN) disables BlueSolar 150/60 (VE.Direct) charging with Color Control GX and ESS

Greetings

I have the following setup:

Multiplus II 48/5000/70 (v466) with Tsense, Vsense connected, VE.Bus from Color Control.
Bluesolar MPPT 150/85 VE.CAN (v2.05) without Tsense and Vsense connected, CAN from Color Control.
Bluesolar MPPT 150/60 VE.Direct (v1.50) VE.Direct from Color Control.
BMV-702 (v3.10) with Vmid-point connected, USB to VE.Direct from Color Control.
Color Control GX (v2.57) running ESS, Optimised with battery life and with DVCC.

The most recent addition is the 150/85 CAN MPPT and after connecting it, the system appears to throttle down the other VE.Direct 150/60 MPPT almost completely. If I turn on large loads the VE.Direct 150/60 MPPT will start briefly but soon stop charging completely.

As per this screenshot for example with a 2.4 kW AC load:


The 150/85 as displayed is running at its full connected PV capacity of just over 1 kW. The 150/60 MPPT can deliver about 2.5 kW of PV capacity, yet remains idle. As can be seen by the BMV current draw at the top, the battery is actually being run down even though there is adequate PV power available to cover this load and charge the battery.

This persisted beyond the system going into Bulk with the 150/60 MPPT not providing any sort of significant charge.

When I unplugged the CAN connection to the 150/85 MPPT, the 150/60 MPPT woke up and started delivering full power while the 150/85 continued to provide it's ~1 kW (running in standalone). Reconnecting the CAN reverts to the previous state with the 150/60 dropping to idle. This leads me to believe that this is not a premature Absorbtion/Float issue as I watched the system get to a proper float state rapidly with the CAN disconnected and the 150/85 running.

I have tried toggling DVCC completely as as well as all of it's sub-options to no avail.

Both MPPTs also have the same absorption and float voltage settings and follow very similar cable runs. The only caveat is that they connect to the main battery cable just outside the Multiplus's DC input and not to the battery posts but I don't see that this should be an issue especially given the Multiplus's shared V/T sense connections.

Any advice on how to make the 2 MPPTs deliver full power (at least in bulk) would be appreciated unless this scheme is not actually supported. It seems that it should be. Given that it works with 1 MPPT in external control and a second without.

Kind regards
Craig

craig.tong asked
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Will the Fuse LEDs on Lynx Distributor illuminate without the 4-pin cable supplied with unit?

Trying to use the Lynx Distributor (and Power In) without the Lynx Ion Shunt or BMS (using BYD batteries). I had assumed the Fuse LEDs would illuminate with a working fuse in place and powered, however a line on the old Victron Live page for DC Distribution Systems suggests that this small data cable is used to power the LEDs (rather than taking power from the busbar itself). I cannot get the LEDs to illuminate - are the LEDs useless unless using the Lynx Shunt? Because Lynx Shunt uses CANbus, it cannot be used in conjunction with BYD on a CCGX (though I think VGX would support it).

midsummerenergy asked
mvader (Victron Energy) commented ·

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Best Wifi USB for CCGX (As of August 2020)

I'm adding solar to a boat that I built and it's docked at my brother's house on the river. His wifi is good, but the boat will be about 120 feet away from the house, so I need a long range usb wifi dongle.

I'm confused on the best solution for the CCGX.

The current documentation (Section 1.6.2) found here: https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:start#internet_connectivity

says that there are 4 solutions, but only shows the 2 with victron part numbers. What are the other 2 options?

Also, when I google BPP900200300, the result is a 1 antenna device, and the ASUS model has 2 antennas.

Which is better?

Has anyone experienced this weird gap and confusion of information in the documentation?

Any insight would be very helpful!


Cheers,


Mark

UnckDeCamp asked
Peter Buijs answered ·

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How to clear "System overview - Grid alarm: Grid lost" VRM alarm?

Have the following active alarm in VRM that won't seem to clear: "System overview - Grid alarm: Grid lost" Is there a fix for this? I don't even know how it got there as it is a stand-alone system with a generator?

Thanks.

Mike Lynch asked
torgny.saker@gmail.com commented ·

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How can I connect an external temperature sensor to the CCGX Color Control?

dear all,

This demand is urgent pls!!!!

we have installed victron solution, which is use for a online monitoring of a telecommunication site here in nigeria. our clients are demanding they want to monitor the actual room temperature of the equipment room, instead of the battery temperature. based on this demand i will like know if there's any way to integrate an external temperature senor on the color control to capture and display the ambient temperature of the on the VRM portal or probably change the battery temperature display on the VRM portal to Ambient Temperature.

Sikiru asked
handy answered ·

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CCGX high battery voltage alarm

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I just installed a 3 phase offgrid system with 3 multiplusses, a bmv 712, a mppt 150/75 and a CCGX. The battery voltage is configured at 48V. The real battery voltage is ca 52V. The Mppt gives a high battery voltage alarm on the CCGX. Wenn however the load (solarpanels) is disconnected, the voltage remains the same but there is no high battery voltage alarm coming anymore. Can anybody explain what is causing this problem?

ACDC Hansi asked
Matthias Lange - DE answered ·

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Easy Solar Colour control panel

Can the colour control panel on the easy solar be removed and relocated from the box, the user manual does not indicate this ? If it can, how is the panel removed ?

Jexhed asked
Matthias Lange - DE answered ·

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VE.Direct splitter/ hub

Hi,


I would like to connect 2 pcs Blue Solar MPPT solar charger in addition to 1 pcs BMV-712 battery monitor to a Color Control GX, but as far as i know the Color Control only got two VE.Direct ports. I would need three.


Is there a VE. Direct splitter or hub that will allow me to connect all my items with VE. Direct?

Or is there another solution to my issue?


Henning Lillehagen asked
Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) commented ·

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is it possible to integrate Victron with control4 automation

Hello great people of the Victron community.

Is there a driver out there or a way to integrate my Victron Quattro to Control4 home automation or any other home automation system?

@Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) any insights or tips please?


Many thanks.

Victron101 asked
Victron101 commented ·

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Change VRM to Fahrenheit

My color control is set to Fahrenheit but VRM only displays Celsius. Anyone know how to change this?

Jerry L Johnson asked
paul65k published ·

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CCGX menu button inoperative

Suddenly today the "menu" button does not work. Nothing changed or added it just stopped working so I have tile screen but no access to any settings at all.

freddyuk asked
Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) commented ·

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Cerbo Gx or CCGX Auto Gen Start for Onan QG 4000

I have ordered a 2021 Winnebago Minnie Winnie 26T and it comes with the Onan QG 4000. It does have a remote switch in the coach to turn on the generator.


I would like a wiring diagram to both the CCGX and to the new Cerbo GX. I am looking at the Cerbo/ Touch GX combination as an alternative to the CCGX. Ultimately I will go the direction of which one serves my purposes better and works easier with the Onan Auto Gen Start.


I will be using all Victron components:

150/100 MPPT VE. Can Solar Charger

10x95 Zamp Solar Panels

4x200ah Smart Lithium Batteries

Victron Battery Monitor

Either the 12/3000 Multi-plus Inverter charger or the 12/5000 Quatro


I am also looking at adding the SeaLevel II tank monitoring system. (if I go the Cerbo GX route I would like to use in in connection to this system using the NMEA2k connection)


This would all be connected to either the CCGX or the Cerbo/Touch GX.


Please advise on the wiring diagram for both and what parts are necessary to make this work. I will want to have the generator start and stop based on the state of charge parameters I set as well as time blocks during quite hours.


Thank you for anyone who can help me sort this all out.

duffer41 asked
Jwfrary answered ·

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Best tablet for an external CCGX display

Hello Victron Community,

I want to display either the VRM dashboard, or the Remote Console via LAN on a tablet on my fridge.

Desirable Characteristics:

  • Fairly low power consumption <10W
  • Able to reduce screen brightness to nearly nothing,
  • Stays awake when plugged in (ie doesn't automatically go to sleep).
  • HTML5 compatible web browser
  • Secure enough to not immediately become part of some botnet,
  • Cheap enough that I am not upset when it gets dropped and breaks.
  • Some elegance with software updates so that it's usable when I want it, and doesn't need a lot of tapping - ie background download, install overnight, silent restart.
  • Not too big, not too small 7-9" seems about right.
  • Stable Wifi

I have tried numerous different cheap tablets and they all seem to have problems with one of the above.

I don't really mind if it is Apple, Android, Windows or something else.

Has anyone found the perfect thing?

Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) asked
warwick commented ·

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Onan Auto Gen Start with CCGX

So i have read what i can find on Victron's website about setting up the Auto gen start via the CCGX relays. I have an Onan that operates via a mom/off/mom(Start/off/Stop) switch. I saw the $80-$100 time delay relays that they reference and i understand their design but is there a better option for way to make the generator start and stop through the CCGX?

johnathan.hall@hotmail.com asked
duffer41 commented ·

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Color control gx auto start on an generator and wire diagram

I have a 4000 watt oman generator can this color control gx auto start my generator and is there a wire diagram and Video show how to make it works

thanks

rusty

Mike rack asked
duffer41 commented ·

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Weather to CCGX

Why is there no weather feed to CCGX so that the ESS can take weather into consideration when selecting how much the battery should discharge overnight?

gpwengineer asked
Pete commented ·

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CCGX local display

Hi have CCGX with 3 MPPT, Quatro & BMV. All works. 38 PV units, wind & 1500A battery.

But how can I see kWh generated and consumed locally? Don't have suitable ethernet to use Remote VRM. So MPPT units have superb app on phone, CCGX has colour screen, so where is graph? Daily info etc.

USB Chip has no .csv file, just a tricky to access database, so I've no idea of total power consumption!

Sold CCGX as central data capture and display, not that I would need internet too

One option access Modbus data locally with another interface, seams alot of work & extra power consumption.

Lastly can CCGX interface to car charger port, decide when to optimse charging? Is that just relay output? This is huge market to charge vehicles from free solar, a good match with Electric motorcycle when sunshines!


Ta Joe

DrJoe asked
DrJoe answered ·

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Color Controller GX keeps rebooting

Have a Color Controller GX with

1 - BMV-712,

1 - 12/3000Multi Plus.

2 - SmartSolar 100|50,


VE bus connects the Multiplus to the CCGX

VE Direct connects BMV-712 to CCGX

Each smart solar connect to a VE Direct to USB which combine in a hub and are connected to one USB port on the CCGX.

I also have a MK3 to USB box

This system keeps rebooting several times a day.

From other discussions I assume it is running a version of Linux. I can

Are there log files which will tell me why it is rebooting


Thanks.



Dark Horse asked
mvader (Victron Energy) commented ·

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Settings for 48V Lynx-Ion + Shunt with 180Ah Lithium batteries.

Hello


I have also 4x 180Ah Victron Flyer or (MG Energy Systems Flyer) Lithium-Ionen Batterie with a Lynx-Ion 600.

In the Manual Instruction 180Ah are the settings different to the label on the batteries:

Manual Settings:

  • Absorption voltage : 55.20V
  • Float voltage : 53.20V


Label on the Battery:

  • Normal voltage : 26,4V *2 =52.8V
  • Charge voltage : 28,8V *2 = 57.60V

What are now the best values of Absorption, Float and Cut-off voltage for this battery type?

Thanks.

Best regards,

Thomas

fruehwi asked
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Can the SmartShunt get (STS) info from a Multi using DVCC?

Does the SmartShunt's SOC calculation need it's own independent temperature sense lead, or can it produce the same accurate SOC using the MultiPlus temperature lead with (STS) enabled?

I have Multi 24/3000/70, CCGX, 2 x MPPT 100/30, 530Ah PZS FLA batteries. Shorepwer, On a barge, with no other DC loads. (This is separate to navigation / starter battery system)

I currently use a Smartguage for accurate SOC and set the relay output to shutdown the Multi with assistants (only in case of a low SOC emergency). I'm about to install the two MPPT's, and have been adjusting the Multi's SOC parameters in VEConfig to mirror the Smartguage as closely as possible, but it's never that good.

If i get a SmartShunt I can use Ignore AC more accurately with its SOC, but if possible i'd like to use the midpoint monitoring function, rather than use another temperature probe on the SmartShunt, unless the SmartShunt's own temperature probe is needed for the most accurate SOC calcs?


Thanks Al

Al asked
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BMV-712 V.E bus connection to CCGX

Hi,

I have a CCGX that somehow isn't able to connect the BMV-712.

The V.E bus cable between BMV-712 and CCGX is 0,3m with one side right angle.

BMV-712 has a 10~15m UTP cable to shunt.

CCGX has a 10~15m UTP cable to the Multiplus 12/3000/120-50.

Connection between CCGX and multiplus is OK.

Connection between BMV-712 and shunt is OK.

When i press the "REDETECT" on the system setup on CCGX, it seem to find the BMV-712, but it doesn't connect it.

On the CCGX battery monitor page the BMV-712 information "flicker" on the measurements about every 10sec.

I haven't yet connected the CCGX to internetrouter.

What's the possible reason that the BMV-712 cannot connect to CCGX?

Jens Martin Gunnestad asked

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ignore generator auto start, when shore power is connected

Finally I will install my auto start/stop panel of my generator.

And now I would like to use the functionalities of the CCGX!

But how to ignore the the auto start, when shorepower is connected to AC2?

Harold asked
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