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GX Tank 140

Good morning,

I read a lot about the GX Tank 140 converter box which could be used to read voltage or current sensors at the Cerbo GX. This box has been announced by YE 2020.

Any update on the availability of the converter box?


Dirk


modian asked
Justin Tierney commented ·

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No Analog inputs shown on cerbo gx.

Originally was showing temperature and tank options in menus. While installing resistive tank sensors the cerbo GX rebooted. now all analog options are blank. The tank over view page shows no tanks connected and no options for temperature sensors available. How can I get those items to show again? It seems like the cerbo GX hardware may have faulted out.

jayoung asked

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ESS soft start

Hello,

Is there anyway to allow ESS to soft start or to ramp up as the sun comes up?
Right now the logic seems like it waits to SOC is 5% high than minimum and then turns on and brings grid to grid setpoint. I would prefer that the system stays at minimum SOC and the inverter tracks MPPT out till the grid is at setpoint then start charging the batteries till 5% high then go back to normal ESS. This would prevent the system from doing the 45% on, 40% off, 45% on, 40%, that I sometimes have on cloudy days.

I have been able to do it with external control but would prefer if it was just done in the GX.

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This is how it looks when running. Thanks

shaneyake asked

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Solution to Cerbo GX Wi-Fi issue when having the GX Touch connected

Dear all,

This message is to inform about a Wi-Fi related problem in the Cerbo GX. Some Cerbo GX-es will not properly work on certain Wi-Fi networks when having a GX Touch display installed. If they do or not depends on the (channel of the) Wi-Fi network, and on how exactly an antenna cable inside the Cerbo GX ended up when manufactured.

Its obviously not good and I’m not happy with it, but it is what it is and you’re better off knowing all the details than not knowing them.

There are a few solutions, one is to simply send it back to your dealer; to have it repaired.

The other is to make the wifi network work on a one of a few specific channels; which don’t have the issue (details in the pdf)

And lastly, if you’re technical, you can fix it by opening the unit up and repositioning the antennas to make sure its cable is no longer close (or even touching) the hdmi connector or surrounding area.

Now, don’t get me wrong wrt the repair: you’re more than welcome to return it for repair. But still I chose to share the details of the repair as I can imagine that for some it will be the preferred option.

Lastly, my apologies! Especially to those who have spent a lot of time trying to find out why it wouldn’t connect to wifi.

And a big thank you to @WKirby who helped uncover the issue and even to find the solution. Warwick has been a great help in this.

All the best,

Matthijs Vader

Ps. All distributors and dealers have been informed about the issue via email.

2021-03 Cerbo GX Wi-Fi issues when combined with GX Touch - v2.pdf

mvader (Victron Energy) asked
Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) commented ·

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cannot add new cerbo or delete old cerbo

hi all, i replaced my cerbo for a new one with antenna's altered for wifi. my problem is, now i cannot see the new one in my installations or delete my old one. i have rebooted , tried LAN cable [across back yard] .firmware V2.61 up to date ? . i get "could not delete device" message and "all admin has been notified by email....blah blah blah" . i thought i was the administrator . i did read in one of my searches that a FW update solved this issue. any ideas...thanks .dennis

Dennis asked
Dennis answered ·

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Simple consumption report in A since last charge (engine, solar, genset, shore)

Hi. I am new to the BMV-712, Cerbo and VRM combination and the reporting possibilities. What I want is to see an simple report showing A used since the last time A was added via engine alternator, shore power, or solar. From what I understand, the BMV-712 Ah tracking counts A inn and out since the last full charge? With a report like this, I can track how many Ah my boat is consuming over time. It there are any other way to see this, I am happy to hear about it?

thomassv asked

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Cerbo GX connection issue

I have a Cerbo GX with Touch 50 that is/was configured for a customer. This consists of SD card, adding it to my VRM account, and all of the settings that allows me to update firmware on Multiples inverter and connected VE direct devices.

Fast Forward 2 months and the Cerbo is infornt of me, saying it is online with IP address for days with good wifi and the VRM has not been updated.

I try to delete system from my VRM account "There is already an active transaction"


Any ideas?

treejohnny asked
jw1971 answered ·

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Cerbo GX connection to multiple MPPT not parallel

Hello everyone, I am almost confuse about to monitoring 3 MPPT Smartolar charge controllers that we are going to connect to the Cerbo GX. Because the solar installation is more than 20 years old, "unfortunately" we have 3 string of solar panels connected with 3 battery banks and after by schottky diodes to the load (MM.WW. system), but we can´t optimize the banks because the space of each one is limited to joint them on one battery bank. for that reason we should monitor each MPPT Charge controller separately. Is it possible to monitor each MPPT (PV power, BAT power and load consume) or each MPPT should be connected to a GX device?.

Thanks for your support.

Jonathan Carrasco from Chile

Jonathan Carrasco asked

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BMV-712 Smart not in Cerbo GX Device List

Hello together,

I try it again...

I have an installation with Cerbo GX and BMV-712 Smart.

I used a VE direct to VE direct cable to connect the BMV-712 Smart to the Cerbo GX.

Unfortunately the BMV-712 Smart is not visible in the Cerbo GX device list.

I didn´t find anything to fix this.

I hope there is anybody who can help.


Thanks in advance

Jens

jjm asked

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which charger? World Voltage, Cerbo/BMS, higher amperage?

I need help selecting a Victron 12V charger that

  1. Can handle 120V and 230V power
  2. Can connect to a Cerbo and honor stop charge commands from the Cerbo (which in turn is listening to REC Victron Compatible BMS)
  3. I need relatively high amperage charging. 100a would be ideal.

Are there any devices that would work? It seems the Centaur doesn't communicate with Cerbo, and isn't programmable.


BTW, my absolute fantasy product is an inverter/charger that can plug into any shore voltage, but puts out only 230V. Sort of an transformer/inverter/charger.


Background:

I'm on a boat that uses shore power all over the world, so I need to be able to plug in to USA 120V and 230V everywhere else. I use that to charge my batteries, and use a a separate inverter using the batteries to provide AC house power to the boat. I currently have a Mastervolt Chargemaster 12-100 that handles any voltage. That works great, but now I'm upgrading to LiFePo4 batteries, and the Mastervolt doesn't have Lithium profiles, doesn't seem (???) to be programmable. It also will not connect to the Cerbo or Bms, so I can't send stop charge commands.


Thanks!



cedarm asked
hoeken commented ·

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Intermittent VE Bus state OFF, no warnings. Lost power 30seconds

Any gurus out there have any ideas on this problem?

8kW Quattro, 7 x Pylontech Force 1, 2 x Blue Solar chargers commissioned this week. System ticks away quite nicely then randomly the inverter appears to switch off very briefly. Owner complains of losing power for around 30 seconds. Happened twice yesterday and twice the day before. Can see the event in advanced logging (VE Bus state briefly off) but no warnings generated. Rest of system unaffected. Doesn’t seem to correspond to anything unusual… no large loads at the time, etc. We’ve had storms the last day or two, not sure if this would be a factor. Anyone have any ideas??

timapex asked
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Multiplus no longer connects to Cerbo GX after smart dongle firmware update

Tonight I was prompted to update the firmware on my Ve.Bus Bluetooth smart dongle connected to my Multiplus (it was stated as mandatory on my android phone). I used the app to install the update and now the Multiplus no longer shows up on my Cerbo GX as a connected device nor do I see it displaying any AC output power on the Cerbo screen when the inverter is on and providing AC power to my load. On my phone the Multiplus is connected, as well as all my other Victron products. I spend the night powering on/off all the components, including updating the firmware for the Cerbo GX from the touch screen and the BVM via the app. I also completely disconnected power to the Multiplus and still no luck.


Attached are images of my app and a picture of the Cerbo GX screen (which shows no inverter). And yes, the inverter is actually on despite what the app states.


All the devices connected to the app, including the Multiplus inverter/smart dongle.

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(note that the inverter is actually ON despite the app stating it is OFF)

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Stuck in an initializing state?

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Picture of the Cerbo no longer recognizing the inverter after firmware update.

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pigwet asked
pigwet answered ·

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Cerbo + VE.BMS control of Multiplus?

Smalle Boat Electronics-12V DC System.pdf

I have installed a system on my boat with Victron Smart LFP batteries, a 120v / 3000w Multiplus, a Cerbo GX, and VE.Bus BMS. I pretty much just followed the schematics on the Victron site, and it is working great. I uploaded my schematic as reference.

Overall, I'm very happy with the system, but I would really like to be able to use my phone to change the Multiplus between Charge/Invert. I can set the current limit, but it won't let me set the mode. That is really annoying and I don't want to have to install the little control panel just to use the switch.

Another thing that seems to be missing is a way to disable the inverter at a certain SOC. I have just enough batteries to run my aircon for a few hours in the evening which is all I need to cool the boat down for a nice sleep. I know I can do that with the MK3 USB interface cable, but its so clunky. Sometimes I would like to be able to turn the inverter off at a different SOC and it would be really nice to not have to use the computer and cable for that.

So, anyone have any ideas on how I could achieve either of these two things?


hoeken asked
hoeken commented ·

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Cerbo CX : Wrong solar power readings

Hi ,

Some background info . Starting to build my victron system slowly from the ground up.

I have 3 solar inverters :

- 1x Kostal piko 5.5 - 3 phase

- 1x Ginglong 2.9 Kwp - 1 phase

- 1x Ginglong 2.1 Kwp - 1 phase

I bought a Cerbo CX installed and 2 x ET340 and 2x ET112. To connect them I bought 4x RS385 industrial galvanic seperated converters and a powered USB HuB. The devices show up perfectly.

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The readings where ok until I connected the last ET112 (Solis 2.9 Kwp) to the CerboCx.

I see my consumption on the AC Loads increasing as my power increases that comes out op my Solis 2.9 kwp inverter . As soon as I turn the solis inverter 2.9 kwp off , the readings on the AC loads are perfect .

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Also for some reason we sometimes have a generator in there ? I don't have one and the readings are static . If I refresh the page sometimes and then it's gone ? UI bug ?


Please help . Any advice appreciated .

Kenny

kennybuntinx asked

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Multiplus SOC via Cerbo GX

Hi,

in my setup I have an Cerbo GX, a Smart Shunt and an MPPT. All connected via VE.Direct Cable. I would like to add an Multiplus 12/800 and connect it via VE.Bus to the Cerbo. Will the Multiplus get Information such as SOC and Temperature from the Smart Shunt via the Cerbo?


Best Kirsten

kstyler asked
JohnC commented ·

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Temperatursensor am Cebro GX über Modbus-TCP

Hallo,

in einem Schaltschrank wird eine Victron-Batterieüberwachung für die USV-Anlage verwendet. Diese soll verschiedene Daten über Modbus-TCP an die Steuerung im Schrank übergeben.

(Smart Shunt, Cebro GX, Touch GX und 4* Temperature Sensor Quattro, MultiPlus and GX Device)


Frage: Ist es möglich, die 4 Temperatureingänge vom Cebro GX über die Modbus-TCP Anbindung weiterzugeben?

In der Modbus-TCP Register List, finde ich nur die Auswertung für com.victronenergy.temperature, welche wohl nur einen Sensor liest?!

nils-g asked
netrange answered ·

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Setting up a CERBO GX

Looking for some help.. I have a CERBO VX and the companion touch screen 50. OK.. It is connected to my WIFI and even did the latest update to ver. 2.72.. but the monitor still does not show any info.. battery, AC or solar input. It also shows as OFF on the main screen.. What am I not doing right..?

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brucesterj asked
seb71 commented ·

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Cerbo GX Sensor Recommendations

I'm super excited to find that Cerbo GX can monitor my batteries, solar, AND tanks. My stock KIB sensors are nearly useless, reading 2/3 full until gray water starts coming up my drain, signaling 100% full. It's pathetic.

Does anyone know what sensors I can use that will give accurate level readings and work with Cerbo GX / GX Touch? I would like fresh, gray, black, and propane sensors that work with Cerbo GX.

Will this work? Do I really need 4 sensors for just the black tank?!? https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-RV_Sewer-pt-Probe_Sensors.aspx

childcarepro asked
Kevin Windrem commented ·

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Cerbo GX - Temperature activation of relay.

Greetings All , Question is . When using a Venus GX or Curbo GX . I need to activate one of the relays based off one of the Temp Sensors plugged in to the Venus or Curbo . I can get an alarm via the VRM as well as an email notification and that works fine but I need the relay on the Curbo to be activated . This is to enable a backup system for the refrigerator . Any advice would be great if this can be setup .

Stephen Phillips asked
zabbaskeema answered ·

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Ruuvi tag anyone?

Hi all!

Anyone is using the Ruuvi tag (https://ruuvi.com/ruuvitag/) with the Cerbo?


Any experience/hints/recommendations with anything welcome!

Mvader was playing with it early this year but the GIT is now down :(

Cheers!

Patrick

zabbaskeema asked

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BMV-712 Smart not shown in Cerbo GX

Hello community,


I have installed a Cerbo GX and connected a BMV-712 Smart.

Unfortunately, the BMV-712 Smart is not displayed in the device list.

So I cannot add it.


However, something like this is shown in the description for the Cerbo GX.

See attachment...


Can anyone possibly help?


Many thanks in advance

Jens


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jjm asked
jjm commented ·

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Measuring and Switching on Extraction fan based on temperature using the relay and a GX

Hi, I'm also trying to see if I need use a Thermostatic bimetal tempertaure sensor https://www.tro-pacific.com/collections/controller/products/thermostat-no-10-50-deg-c-61-x-34-x-35-mm

to measure the temperature inside an electrical box and connect this to CERBO GX Temp inputs to trigger a relay switch and turn on an extraction fan.https://www.tro-pacific.com/products/filter-fan-58m3-h-230v-50-60hz


Question:

1. Is this possible to connect this Thermostatic bimetal temp sensor to CERBOGX?

2. Do I need to use Thermostatic bimetal temp sensor or could use victron sensor somehow for this purpose? https://www.victronenergy.com/live/temperature_sensors

rikesh asked
kclendaniel commented ·

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Compatiable BMS for Cerbo

I am building a 16S 3.2.volt 280 AH battery pack and want the Cerbo GX to be read its data. Is there a 3rd part BSM that I can buy to manage my new battery pack and provide dat to to Cerbo GX?


bjmccoy50 asked
thirdeyesamuel answered ·

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Connection of a CERBO GX with a Shunt

Hello Folks

I have a request:

Connection of a CERBO GX with a Shunt.

What's the best way to do it:

1. Connect a BMV-712 Smart to the Shunt supplied by RJ12 wire and then connect the BMV-712 Smart to the Cerbo GX?

or

2. Connect a Shunt Smart 500A directly via VE Direct to the Cerbo GX?

And another question about the BMV-712 and Cerbo GX:

3. Are the information displays on the screen of the BMV-712 Smart also visible by the Cerbo GX with its remote Touch GX screen?

4. Is it necessary to have a BMV-7... connected to the Shunt if you have a Cerbo GX and its Touch GX screen which can be connected to the Shunt by VE Direct?

Thank you for your answers

myhomebuzz asked
myhomebuzz edited ·

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Possible feature: Select time to discharge battery

Hi all!

I have a ESS grid paralell system (Victron Multiplus II 48/3000/35-32, Solaredge SE300H, Cerbo GX and Pylontech US2000C). Until now everything is working fine, it is charging the battery with the exceed of the PV inverter and then use the power of the battery during the non-solar moments). I see the option of "schedule a charge on battery" where you can select a time where you can charge the battery (per day, only once, etc), but I would like to know if it could be possible to select the other way around, select in which moment you want to use the energy from the battery -I read all the documentation several times and I don't see it, not sure if this is implemented now-

Why? In Spain, where I am living, at this moment we have two different electricity tariffs during the day (peak and valley), so in my case, I would like to use the battery especially during the "peak" tariff only and keep the charge if there is "valley" tariff (it is two times more expensive during peak than on valley).


Thanks in advance!

pabloguti asked
marv21 commented ·

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2x CAN interfaces on CerboGX

I've currently got a CCGX and have the CAN connection going to a Batrium BMS which uses the CAN-bus BMS(500 kbits/s) CAN-bus profile.


I'm considering installing a Fischer-Panda generator that I understand can be controlled with GX device although this will require NEMA2000 CAN-Bus profile, now I know that my CCGX only has 1 CAN port but I notice that the CerboGX has both VE. CAN and BMS CAN ports.


If I upgrade to the CerboGX can the Battrium BMS be put on the BMS CAN ports and the Fischer Panda on the VE. CAN port and they use different CAN-BUS profiles?

elvistherv asked
Kevin Windrem answered ·

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Missing temperature on nmea2000 with Cerbo GX

I have :

Cerbo GX

Victron temperatur sensor ASS000001000

- One temperature senson for refrigerator

- One for hot water

- One for engine temperature

All show correct temprature.

I am using Simrad evo3 to show data or the mobile.

I did not have any gui panel from victron to view data.

Evo3 is connected with

- Ethernet

- Nmea2000

Problem :

- Could not find temprature on nmea2000, other battery data/tank data is ok.

- The only place to find it is in the remote controll app.

Is it possible to show the temprature data on nmea2000 from the cerbo gx module.


roaldkvamme asked

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Cerbo gx using two solar chargers to charge one battery

I have a cerbo gx, rec bms, a 100/50 mppt, and a 150/75 mppt. Started with just 100/50 everything worked fine. I added the 150/75 and 2 Panasonic vbhn340sa17 panels got a DVCC firmware 48 warning. I went to the VRM portal to update firmware both mppt were on my device list but trying to up date the firmware it said there were no undateable devices. I deleted my 150/75 to see if that would fix the problem. It didn't. Now I can not get it back on my device list. The 100/50 has now disappeared from my touchscreen and is not sending data to the VRM and is not in the cerbo menu. help.

galatea asked
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Cerbo GX Configuration

Hello community,

I have questions about my Cerbo GX configuration.

I have the following configuration, currently.

I have a Cerbo GX, a Phoenix Smart IP43 charger and a BMV-712 Smart.

If I am in Bluetooth reception range, then I can query everything directly, no problem.

Of course, I also want to know what the status is when I'm on the road.

I have learned that I can't see the Phoenix Smart IP43 charger when I'm on the road, so I don't know if there is no power connection. OK, I'll have to think of something.

But I would have thought that I would see more data from the BMV-712 Smart.

I have two batteries on it (main and auxiliary). However, I only see the main battery.

I made an extra VE.Direkt connection by cable, but no change.

I cannot add the BMV-712 Smart to the configuration in the Cerbo GX.


Enclosed is a screen shot of what I currently see.


Maybe someone can give me some tips on what I am doing wrong.


Many thanks in advance

Jens



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jjm asked
Alexandra edited ·

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GX Touch 50 restarting spontaneously

Hi guys, my GX Touch 50 keeps power cycling spontaneously. I am running V2.66 firmware on Cerbo can’t upgrade to 2.71 as I think internet connection is poor. Anyone know why the touch screen keeps restarting?

steve-may asked
Kevin Windrem commented ·

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