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CCGX Ethernet Issue

I have recently installed a Quattro, AC coupled to a Fronius for a complete off grid system, when it came to commissioning the ccgx could not find the fronius. After eliminating the Fronius as a problem (was discoverable on the network) looked at the ccgx and and could not find it on the network. Went to the ethernet settings and found it had generated an IP address starting with 169. Unplugged the ethernet cable from ccgx and plugged it into my laptop and internet worked fine. Then noticed the ccgx ethernet lights were still on although there was no ethernet cable plugged in, i then navigated to the ethernet menu and it said it was still connected. So i did an offline update to the ccgx, it was successful but after the reboot the ethernet lights were still on and it said it was still connected even though it was unplugged. Just wondering if anyone had a solution or any ideas?

dubzy777 asked
Dalius answered ·

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ESS: Basic Understanding for Factor 1.0 rule and 3 Phase PV Inverter

Hello,

I couldn't find the answer to my question in the forum, so I'd like to ask it here:

I'm talking about an ESS Scenario where I can use Phase 1 as a Backup if the grid fails. (One Multiplus-II between Grid and Phase-1 Loads).

I have a Fronius Symo 5.0 and a Multiplus-II 3000. So I'd like to install 1 phase of my fronius PV on AC-OUT just in case the Grid fails. But as far as I have understood I cannot do that because the PV Inverter delivers 5KW and the Multiplus-II can only handle 3 KW.

But what I do not understand is the following: How does the PV Inverter split the energy delivered from the PV Modules on the 3 phases? And what's the maximum load that's deliverd on one phase? Let's say phase 1 is on AC OUT of the Multi, phase 2 and 3 are on AC In side. So in case of a grid failure: would the PV Inverter put the entire power on phase 1?

So let's say I add a 2nd Multiplus-II. Then Factor 1.0 rule would be OK. Phase 1 and 2 of the PV Inverter would be on AC OUT, Phase 3 on AC IN side. How would the power be deliverd from the PV Inverter in case of a grid failure? Would it deliver all power on Phase 1 and 2?

thanks,

Florian



florianro asked
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Feature request: Germany 70% feed in limitation of ESS to the grid

My system: Multigrid 48/3000/35-50 with Venus GX and two connected Pylontech US2000 Plus. A BlueSolar 150/35 is DC- connected to the Multigrid. My Fronius Primo 3.0-1 is AC- connected to the output 1 of the Multigrid. The gridmeter is an ET340.

Now i want to feed in the excess energy to the grid after loading the batteries to refinance my pv- system. If i want to get my feed in energy payed i have to register my system by an electrician to the energy supplier. There is a law in Germany called EEG: Only feed in 70% of all the generators maximum power output. The electrician have to set and confirm that the maximum power feed to grid is set to 70%.

Without this limitation to 70% on the entry point to grid you have to install a radio remote controller to govern down your system in four steps by the energy supplier in case of over- energy of the grid. This controller costs about 1100€ and monthly 5€. Last choice is to cut off all inverts to 70% of power generally.

Further information see: http://www.buzer.de/gesetz/11230/a188267.htm

The technical system and measuring devices are installed, available and working fine at the ESS. Other possibilities to limitate to 70% means an huge technical effort to the whole system and money or a loss of energy.

The Fronius and BlueSolar MPPT can be governed by the CCGX to zero feed in to the grid (works fine) but there is no possibility to govern it to a adjustable max. feed in to the grid.

I need a function to set the maximum power (50W steps) feeded to the grid by the ESS.
Priorities: 1 = self consumption; 2 = loading batteries; 3 = feed to grid with adjusted maximum power
This is an important function to use this system in Germany to feed in to the grid.

I don`t know the exact conditions of the network operators but password protection for the max. feed in value will be necessary.

Is Victron planning such a function?

moeterxl asked
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ESS, Fronius zero feed in and grid setpoint negative setpoint without draining batteries?

Hi I have an ESS system where ive incorporated a fronius primo 8.2kW inverter i have all communication set up and working for zero feed in, however i want to allow export of 16 amps or 3.68kW as this is acceptable, I assumed i would be able to set the gridpoint to -3600 and it would allow the inverter to put upto this amount out onto the grid before limiting output. However the victron actually started pulling power from the batteries to export 3600 watts to the grid. Is there a way around this as the customer can actually gain a tarriff from exported units but it makes no sense to drain the batteries into the grid.

Thanks Jack

jacko asked
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Can the PV inverter support assistant be configured to start ramping down at 57.6v instead of 54v?

At the moment the absdorption saying is 57.6v for absorption but the PV inverter support assistant ramps down Fronius when the batteries are at 54v so it takes far too long to charge the batteries under solar. When the generator is on, it will charge at 180amps until 57.6v then go into absorption then float as it's supposed to but when it's under solar it will charge at 180amps to 54v then ramp down considerably so even though the charger wants the power the PV inverter assistant won't allow it. Can the setings be changed in the PV inverter support assistant to chasnge it from 54v to 57.6 as per the charger setting?

Daren Connor asked
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AC coupled system cold start

Assume a Multiplus with a battery and an ac coupled Fronius Primo in an Off grid situation.

Can the system recover from a completely no power situation (battery discharged, no ac grid) or is the system in a deadlock then even if the sun is shining?

jmtatsch asked
Matthias Lange edited ·

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Venus OS driver for Fronius Smart Meter

Updated with latest results on 17-Apr-2020

Situation

At home, I have three roofs (east, south and west) with 9.9 kWp PV feeding into a Fronius Symo 8.2-3-M. The setup has Fronius Smart Meter 63A-3.
In a few days I am adding a Multiplus-II 48/5000/70-50 and 2x Pylontech US2000 (4.4 kWh net) LiFePO battery.

Problem

I am running Venus OS on a Raspberry 3B+. It nicely shows the power fed in by the Symo, with all details.

Venus is not showing any data from the Fronius Smart Meter.

Vision

I would like to have the data from the Fronius Smart Meter available on the Venus.

My idea is that I need a driver for Venus OS, which gets the data from the Smart Meter via the http API that Fronius provides and passes that information onto dbus - where hopefully Venus treats the data as if it came from a meter that it knows.

Steps Forward

I searched for a solution to my problem on the internet.I thought that I can not be the first to have this issue. But I found no direct solution.

There are several projects that might be a good start for getting to a solution:

  • dbusdummyservice.py from velib_python
    A simple service on the dbus.
  • dbus-cgwacs
    Reads energy measuremens from Carlo Gavazzi Wired AC Sensors (hence cgwacs), and puts it on the D-Bus.

Both projects look like a good start for programming my own solution.

Python script emulating the Victron Grid meter

Using dbusdummyservice.py from velib_python as a basis, I wrote this script:

#!/usr/bin/env python

"""
Used https://github.com/victronenergy/velib_python/blob/master/dbusdummyservice.py as basis for this service.
Reading information from the Fronius Smart Meter via http REST API and puts the info on dbus.
"""
import gobject
import platform
#import argparse
import logging
import sys
import os
import requests # for http GET

# our own packages
sys.path.insert(1, os.path.join(os.path.dirname(__file__), '../ext/velib_python'))
from vedbus import VeDbusService

class DbusDummyService:
  def __init__(self, servicename, deviceinstance, paths, productname='Fronius Smart Meter', connection='Fronius SM service'):
    self._dbusservice = VeDbusService(servicename)
    self._paths = paths

    logging.debug("%s /DeviceInstance = %d" % (servicename, deviceinstance))

    # Create the management objects, as specified in the ccgx dbus-api document
    self._dbusservice.add_path('/Mgmt/ProcessName', __file__)
    self._dbusservice.add_path('/Mgmt/ProcessVersion', 'Unkown version, and running on Python ' + platform.python_version())
    self._dbusservice.add_path('/Mgmt/Connection', connection)

    # Create the mandatory objects
    self._dbusservice.add_path('/DeviceInstance', deviceinstance)
    self._dbusservice.add_path('/ProductId', 16) # value used in ac_sensor_bridge.cpp of dbus-cgwacs
    self._dbusservice.add_path('/ProductName', productname)
    self._dbusservice.add_path('/FirmwareVersion', 0.1)
    self._dbusservice.add_path('/HardwareVersion', 0)
    self._dbusservice.add_path('/Connected', 1)

    for path, settings in self._paths.iteritems():
      self._dbusservice.add_path(
        path, settings['initial'], writeable=True, onchangecallback=self._handlechangedvalue)

    gobject.timeout_add(200, self._update) # pause 200ms before the next request

  def _update(self):
    URL = "http://10.194.65.143/solar_api/v1/GetMeterRealtimeData.cgi?Scope=Device&DeviceId=0&DataCollection=MeterRealtimeData"
    meter_r = requests.get(url = URL)
    meter_data = meter_r.json() 
    MeterConsumption = meter_data['Body']['Data']['PowerReal_P_Sum']
    self._dbusservice['/Ac/Power'] = MeterConsumption # positive: consumption, negative: feed into grid
    self._dbusservice['/Ac/L1/Voltage'] = meter_data['Body']['Data']['Voltage_AC_Phase_1']
    self._dbusservice['/Ac/L2/Voltage'] = meter_data['Body']['Data']['Voltage_AC_Phase_2']
    self._dbusservice['/Ac/L3/Voltage'] = meter_data['Body']['Data']['Voltage_AC_Phase_3']
    self._dbusservice['/Ac/L1/Current'] = meter_data['Body']['Data']['Current_AC_Phase_1']
    self._dbusservice['/Ac/L2/Current'] = meter_data['Body']['Data']['Current_AC_Phase_2']
    self._dbusservice['/Ac/L3/Current'] = meter_data['Body']['Data']['Current_AC_Phase_3']
    self._dbusservice['/Ac/L1/Power'] = meter_data['Body']['Data']['PowerReal_P_Phase_1']
    self._dbusservice['/Ac/L2/Power'] = meter_data['Body']['Data']['PowerReal_P_Phase_2']
    self._dbusservice['/Ac/L3/Power'] = meter_data['Body']['Data']['PowerReal_P_Phase_3']
    self._dbusservice['/Ac/Energy/Forward'] = meter_data['Body']['Data']['EnergyReal_WAC_Sum_Consumed']
    self._dbusservice['/Ac/Energy/Reverse'] = meter_data['Body']['Data']['EnergyReal_WAC_Sum_Produced']
    logging.info("House Consumption: %s" % (MeterConsumption))
    return True

  def _handlechangedvalue(self, path, value):
    logging.debug("someone else updated %s to %s" % (path, value))
    return True # accept the change

def main():
  logging.basicConfig(level=logging.INFO)

  from dbus.mainloop.glib import DBusGMainLoop
  # Have a mainloop, so we can send/receive asynchronous calls to and from dbus
  DBusGMainLoop(set_as_default=True)

  pvac_output = DbusDummyService(
    servicename='com.victronenergy.grid',
    deviceinstance=0,
    paths={
      '/Ac/Power': {'initial': 0},
      '/Ac/L1/Voltage': {'initial': 0},
      '/Ac/L2/Voltage': {'initial': 0},
      '/Ac/L3/Voltage': {'initial': 0},
      '/Ac/L1/Current': {'initial': 0},
      '/Ac/L2/Current': {'initial': 0},
      '/Ac/L3/Current': {'initial': 0},
      '/Ac/L1/Power': {'initial': 0},
      '/Ac/L2/Power': {'initial': 0},
      '/Ac/L3/Power': {'initial': 0},
      '/Ac/Energy/Forward': {'initial': 0}, # energy bought from the grid
      '/Ac/Energy/Reverse': {'initial': 0}, # energy sold to the grid
    })

  logging.info('Connected to dbus, and switching over to gobject.MainLoop() (= event based)')
  mainloop = gobject.MainLoop()
  mainloop.run()

if __name__ == "__main__":
  main()

The script registers itself on dbus as "com.victronenergy.grid" and publishes values as defined on Venus wiki - dbus - Grid meter .

Before I run the script, I have the following situation on the remote console, feeding 3.9 kW to the grid:

[image]

When I run the script, I see the following situation on the remote console, as if the AC Loads would consume 3.9 kW:

[image]

So, clearly, my script does something. But not what I wanted.

As the next step, I added three paths to the script: "/Ac/L1/Power", "/Ac/L2/Power" and "/Ac/L3/Power" and then it worked. So, the "/Ac/Power" was not enough for Venus to accept the data as valid- it needed power for all three phases separately.

Now the remote console shows:

[image]

Final thoughts

So, it is possible to use a Fronius Smart Meter and make Venus see it correctly.

I think this could be useful for other users as well, therefore it now can be found together with some documentation on GitHub: venus.dbus-fronius-smartmeter

RalfZ asked
RalfZ edited ·

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Multiplus and 2 parallel Fronius Primo in single-phase ESS system

Hi,

Can I connect 2 Fronius inverters in parallel to AC_IN and get them communicating properly with the ColorControl, including Fronius Zero Feed-in?

We are a running ESS single-phase system with Multiplus, ColorControl and one Fronius Primo 5.0 connected to AC_IN of the Multiplus.

Now the client wants to do a power upgrade, meaning that we need to install an additional second Fronius, in this case a Primo 8.0 to get a total power of 13 kW.

If it's possible, how would I get them communicating?

Using the Datamanager in only one Fronius and connect both Fronius via Fronius internal bus?

or

Using 2 Datamanagers, one for each Fronius and communication via Modbus between ColorControl and both Fronius inverters?


Thank you!

Rayco asked
Rayco commented ·

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AC coupled STATE 453 Short term grid voltage error

Hi, we have two similar systems on the property. One works well, the other does not.


1 x 5K coupled Primo/Multiplus (works)

1 x 3K Coupled Primo/Multiplus (never has worked well)


The 3K Multi makes a very odd crunching (humming) noise when charging (as soon as the primo is turned on). The MP begins to charge then the primo shuts down with various error codes (Error 456) being the most common.


NOTE: it does not make the same sound when charging form the AC input (Geni)


The MPlus has the PV assistant installed as per Victrons recommended settings. The sound the MP inverter is making sounds very unhealthy, but it's made it since day one and I was advised by the sales rep that it was not an issue. The 5K system has never made a sound.


I have just updated the Multi to the latest Firmware version to no avail.

I also changed the Primo to MG60 and updated the MP and Assistant to 60Hz settings again with no difference in functionality


One note is that since updating to MH60 the pitch of the odd charging "crunch
sound has lifted in frequency.


Looking for some advice, please. This is very very odd behaviour indeed.


It feels to me like the MP is sending out bad info to the primo and making it consistently reboot.


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jimbo asked
jimbo commented ·

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On the MultiPlus II, is it possible to completely disable charging batteries from the grid and only use solar?

I'm currently planning the following configuration below

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In this scenario, is it possible to completely disable charging batteries from the grid via AC-In and only use the solar panels connected to the BlueSolar & excess power from the PV grid-tied inverter connected to AC-Out to charge the batteries?

Many thanks in advance for any help.

gyrex asked
Rob Duthie commented ·

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Help with Fronius Symo 15kW 3-phase and Victron MultiPlus II configuration

Hi,

I'm planning a new solar installation on a new house build and was hoping someone could please help me determine the best way to plan and configure it. I'm aware of the 1 factor rule but I'm not sure how it applies to 3-phase installations - if I plan to install a 3-phase Fronius Symo 15kW inverter, does that mean I could install 3x Victron MultiPlus II 5000VA units connected to each phase?

This is the configuration I thought would work best but I'd really appreciate help on whether this configuration is valid and if anyone has thoughts on this design?

Some questions:

  1. Can I use the Fronius smart meter to monitor consumption or would I be better using the Victron smart meter?
  2. Given the somewhat disparate use of inverter vendors, is it possible to view and monitor the system using one portal/monitoring system?
  3. Is there a bypass on the Victron MultiPlus units in the case where the batteries are charged so there's no 'processing' or loss as the electricity passes from the Fronius Inverter to the home's loads?

Many thanks in advance.

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gyrex asked
gyrex commented ·

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Inconsistent frequency shifting documentation - correct Fronius defaults?

Hi,


When setting up an AC coupled system with a Fronius PV inverter, the instructions state that the default Victron configuration is the correct one. However, I have found conflicting defaults and self contradicting documentation, so would like to clear the air on this and get a definitive answer on the correct settings.


On the Victron website there is a guide for setting up a Fronius inverter: https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ac_coupling:fronius#setting_up_the_victron_multi_or_quattro . This mentions that it is not necessary to change the defaults, and shows a screenshot of the settings and also a table:

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However, as can be seen above, the setting for 50Hz are inconsistent between the picture and the table, with different start frequencies.


When configuring the system, I have tried both the ESS assistant and the PV Inverter assistant, and noticed they both have different defaults:

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So when we are told that the defaults are fine, and there are different defaults depending on the assistant, and the documentation contradicts itself, it can be a bit confusing.


For what its worth, I believe the defaults in the PV Inverter assistant are correct (51Hz start) based on my discussions with Fronius, but I just want to check this with Victron and draw attention to it so that the assistant defaults and documentation can be updated.


Thank you,


Richard


Richard Mori asked
Richard Mori answered ·

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Multiplus II and Fronius Symo 10.3 - Modbus Questions.

I am designing a 10 kW PV no break supply system including 3 x MP II's (ESS AC PV on ACout 1), whereby I will have extra PV available at times. I have the availability to thermally bank any excess, when certain conditions are met, through my home automation system.

I have looked at the MODBUS map but cannot determine which of the fields will give me total PV output from the Fronius.

Any help on which fields I require to initiate a control command when PV output is greater than total load requirements, would be greatly appreciated.

Dee Ess asked
Dee Ess answered ·

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Equivalent AC (PV) Inverter support on SMA as on Fronius systems

Hi,


given the sunspec (modbus) support the current 3p SMAs have, could i expect an equivalent set of features and integration options as Fronius systems have already in the past ?

martghh asked
martghh commented ·

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Victron Microgrid for Fronius Systems in case of public grid failure for a long time

Hi, I have these equipments:


Separate Equipments:

- 1 pcs of Victron Quattro 48/15000/200-100/100

- 2 pcs of BlueSolar charge controller MPPT 150/85 CAN-bus

- 1 pcs of Victron CGX color controler

- 16 pcs AGM 12V 240AH Batteries


2 On grid Systems in the same place 2x27 KWh with 2 feed points in the same public grid.

- 2 pcs of Fronius Eco 27.0-3-S

- 192 pcs (2x96) of IPPP280W photovoltaic pannels


Unfortunately in Romania the specialists who know Fronius do not know Victron and viceversa.


Questions: Because we are in one area with a lot of long failure (sometimes days) in the public grid, it is possible to form a local micro-grid, with help of Victron Quattro, in case of public grid failure, in order to use the advantage of our two photovoltaic systems even if the public grid is off?

Actualy the problem that I face is that when the public grid is off, whole the system is off.


The system needs to meet the following:


1. Both on grid system will feed the surplus in public grid when this is on;

2. First priority is to feed the own consumers, then, the public grid (because the compensation with the public grid is 1/3) :(

3. During the public grid failure, it is possible to run on the batteries with small consumers (some TV and Lights) as a small backup system?


Best Regards,

Adrian Bondoc

adybondoc asked
Alexandra answered ·

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Advice needed on AC-coupled Fronius Primo

Hi I have the following setup:

MultiPlus II @ 5KW on a 12KW Lithium battery.

AC coupled Fronius Primo 5 on output, MG50 setup, with PV inverter assistant, configured per this link:

https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ac_coupling:fronius .

On Fronius input I have a string of 10 solar panels.


System is monitored by Venus GX on VRM.


Here's the status:

1. VRM can see the Fronius ,

2. Fronius reports input voltage 410V, but input currrent ~0. Frequency 50Hz

3. Fronius status appears as Running("MPPT"), AC voltage 230V, current 0.1A

4. Battery ~ 50%

Looks like something is limiting the PV input, and/or AC output, but don't have any idea where to start the investigation.

Please advise,


Thank you in advance!

vm70 asked

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Multiplus II and Fronius

I’m looking at installing a new solar system with a 5kw Fronius Inverter with 6.4-6.6kw of solar panels on the AC output of a Multiplus II 5000 with Zenaji Aeon Battery which I thought was a great setup but I’d love some input as my installer has suggested placing the PV on the input to prevent overload of the Multiplus which he says has been an issue in the past,


Anything is on the table at this point, so give me all the good advice on what to do.

Easyazz asked
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New sistem 15Kw PV Victron + Fronius Symo 8.2 to go to installing

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Hi Gentlemens .

I will go installing 15Kw PV wit follow equipments: My client has grid power trifazat .

1)Trina TSM-335DE06M.08(II) modul solar half cel monocristalin, =48ea

2)Color Control GX =1ea

3) Victron MultiPlus 48/3000/35-50 =3ea

4) Energy Meter ET340 - 3 phase -max 65A/phase=1ea

5)Fronius Symo 8.2 -03 =2ea

6) Fronius Smart Meter 63A-3 !!!!!!!--this will be only if my client requesting some Fronius monitoring

7) SHU050150050 SmartShunt 500A/50mV (only if my client want to have this battery control )


My I ask ?

What is a god think? to conetin the Fronius Symo 8.2 befor MultiPlus 48/3000/35-50 or after ? ( AC in or AC out )

My client , he bought by self 6 modules of tesla car build up with BMS 500Kbti communications already .


I will keep you informed about the work in progress.the job will be start next week by installing the Pv modules

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All advice will be really appreciate

Gabriel Tanasescu asked
Gabriel Tanasescu answered ·

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Victron + Fronius Solar battery 6.0

Hi! Is it possible to make work Victron multiplus with Venus GX and MPPT BlueSolar with Fornius Solar Battery?

Stanislav Vávra asked
Stanislav Vávra commented ·

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Maximising self consumption (Fronius Ohmpilot alternative)

Hi,


I' trying to find a cheaper way to maximize self consumption. Currently, I'm running an assistant that triggers a relay (at the end of the relay, I can use a water heater, air heater, whatever I decide to plugin). This is largely based on SoC and will only trigger when >98% (of course many ways to combine this).

But I have 8kWp installed and I have a 22kW bank so without any self-consumption, I only use about 4kW for charging the batteries. So this leaves me with, potentially, 4kW of power not being used. With my eyes on the meeter and the assistant, I can plug my 2kW air heater at the same time as my 2kW water heater. But I'm looking to do something more efficient and autonomous.

I know of the Fronius Ohmpilot for doing just that - outputting power dynamically, but at over 500EUR it's pretty steep, and I'm a cheap bastard :)
Any advice on what I can use on wither my Quattro or my Fronius to trigger dynamic use of over-production?


Thanks!


P.S - fully off-grid, so can't spill it into the grid.

iRomeo asked
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Ohmpilot in ESS with Multi/Quattro and Fronius Primo on AC output

Hello.

Main reason why I'm asking this is because ESS manual says the Fronius SmartMeter can't be used in Victron/Fronius ESS setup.

My goal is to use PV power mainly and primarily to produce heat (second to use the surplus, third to store the surplus).

My idea was to set up the system like in the diagram attached and configure Victron ESS with "control without grid meter" = OFF

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The Fronius SmartMeter would only be used for the Ohmpilot to know how much energy can be used for the boiler (Surplus = "PV engergy" - "Critical loads energy")

My questions are:

- Will this have an impact on Victron/Fronius ESS setup?

- Will Fronius Zero feed-in still work?


Many thanks for your thoughts and Merry Christmas!! Mike

freytshy asked
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Fronius on AC IN or AC OUT

Hello All,

New to AC-Coupled systems and have been reading factor 1 rule etc. Some background..... Client owns a smallish shopping centre drawing around 275kWhrs per day, and does not have any big loads. We are doing a datalogging next week to confirm what inverter sizing etc. My question is as follows:

1. How do you decide to put the fronius on AC in Or AC Out. If on AC out, how does it charge the battery, or is that another clever thing Victron has done?

2. If on AC in, does factor rule 1:1 still apply?

3. If he does not draw very large currents as I expect, do I still need to keep the 1.5 x kWp rule in mind for battery?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Regards

Leon





LeonB asked
Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) commented ·

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Fronius on Multiplus II AC-Input

Hi,

in close future i plan to upgrade my existing MPPT PV array with an Fronius Inverter located on the AC-Input side of an Multiplus II grid tied ESS installationNow I have the following question before I invest, just to be sure

Acc to the Victron manuals the grid-tied Fronius inverter must be set to mode country code MG-50 (microgrid) in order to communicate with the Venus GX.

My questions is… is this a must or do they also speak to each other if the Fronius is set to the german country code?

I ask because the PV/Fronius installation will be carried out by an professional electric company in germany including an dynamic 70% restriction for grid injection and I am not sure if I can change this basic setting after the installer finished the installation (could imagine these settings will be password protected by the installer)


The capability for Frequency shifting would not be required. For me solely it is important that I see the Fronius in the GX/VRM and that the power of the Fronius inverter is utilized to charge the batteries via the internal Multiplus charger together with the existing MPPT´s.

Seeing forward for your assistance

Janek

SeemannJanek asked
Rob Duthie answered ·

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VenusGX FW 2.60 and Fronius zero feed in

Hi @Victron !

Please have a look at the following screenshots:

My ESS with Grid-Setpoint to "0" and zero feed in off:

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Same as above but zero feed in on:

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The Grid Import never ever goes down to zero (or near that) but stays in the range of 70-80 Watts even

if solar power is high enough to cover the whole household needs. Any Idea what to change to not feed in

to the grid and nearly reacht the grid setpoint of "0" ? -> I know there are some blurr in the feedback process .... but

this does not seem to be ok.

thx

Jens


Update: zero feed in active with more pv power .....

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stxShadow asked
Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

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Fronius inverter does not appear on the CCGX console

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I have a fronius primo connected on the AC output. It appears on the PV iNVERTER menu. It is selected in the menu and also declared in the ESS setup of the Multiplus.

Sometimes (like the photo attached) the PV inverter does not appear. I only see the Smart PV charger.

Why is this happening?

vbelijohn asked
vbelijohn commented ·

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Fronius zero feed in - 2 Fronius inverters

I need Your help/advice.


We have client with single phase electric installation.

He has two Fronius inverters. Each inverter has connected 3.6kWp of photovoltaics.


We want to build him ESS on BYD and Multi Plus-II 5kVA.


1st Fronius will be connected to the input of the Multi (when there is no grid – inverter turns off).

2nd Fronius will be coupled on the output of the Multi (when there is no grid – inverter still works).


Client cannot feed Energy back to the grid.

Can we realise zero-feed-in function in configuration mentioned in above (scheme in the attatchment)?


If not can You give me any suggestions?

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laurentiu.pitran@gmail.com edited ·

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Fronius Smart Meter

Hi Victron Team

For an ESS, Victron/BYD/Fronius system, can Fronius Smart Meter be used? And what are the impacts if an installer has put the Fronius smart meter on the grid side of an ET340? I have seen that at in the FAQ 4 of the Victron AC Coupled PV with Fronius PV that it say not to use it, but installer indicated contact with Fronius had said it will work.

Thanks

David

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What does the Fronius Status in VRM and on the GX mean?

Hello Victron community

In vrm "Device list/fronius'' there is ''Status" that can be from Status (1) to Status (6).

Does anybody know what does it mean?

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Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) answered ·

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