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charge controller compatibility

Use swith to connect panel & regulator

Hello all,


I have a small panel (80W), sufficient for my boat.


I want to be able tu cut off both panel and charge controller ("regul"), but also prevent a wrong manipulation (that is to say; panel connected to charge controller but charge controller not connected to the battery.


I have plan to use 2 bipolar switch, wired like in this picture.

Well here only the "+" is shown, to have it clear, but the idea is to set 2 switch, one on the "+", and another on the "-".

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Is there any issue to do it this way ?


Any risk when the charge controller is connected to the solar panel and the battery simultaneously ?


Louarn asked

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Charge profile for Nissan Leaf Gen1 48v on 250/100?

I am new to Victron and Solar in general. I just purchased a 250/100 charge controller and want to make absolutely sure I don't ruin my starter battery. I am using a Nissan Leaf Gen 1 14S setup at 48volts. I want to make sure I use the best charging profile for this, can someone give me some guidance from their setup?

Ash88 asked

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Any disadvantage from choosing Victron BlueSolar MPPT 75/15 instead of 75/10?

Hello,

from the data sheet it looks as if the Victron BlueSolar MPPT 75/15 is identical to the 75/10 except that it costs approximately 10 EUR more but is capable of charging with 15A rather than 10A.

Is there any reason (except of the 10 EUR) not to choose the 75/15? For my purpose it would be overdimensioned as of now but I may choose to connect larger solar panels sometime in the future.

Best regards,
Daniel

danielkr asked
ChristofferBengtsson answered ·

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How do I choose which MPPT Controller I need?

Having difficulty figuring out what controller I will need for my solar power boat project. I’m hoping you can help me.

Here is my set up:
(4) 12v deep cell gel batteries 100ah (series)
(2) 100w solar panels with these specifications.

Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Mono Solar Panel(Compact Design)
Solar Cells: 33 Cells Cable: 14AWG (2ft long)
Junction box: IP65 Connector:s MC4 connectors
Maximum Power: 100W Maximum System Voltage: 600V DC (UL)
Optimum Operating Voltage (Vmp): 17.9V Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc): 21.6V
Optimum Operating Current (Imp): 5.72A Short-Circuit Current (Isc): 6.24A
Cell Efficiency: 21% Max Series Fuse Rating: 15A
Weight: 16.5lbs Dimensions: 42.2 X 19.6 X 1.38 In

CAdams asked
JohnC answered ·

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Can I remotely mount a SmartSolar Control display?

To clarify... I do not want to plug the display onto the controller but use connector to mount display remotely. Is this what VE.Direct to RS232 is used for?

mrcc11 asked
ejrossouw answered ·

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Communication between Windows Bluetooth and Bluetooth enabled Victron devices

Hi all. Is there any way one can get basic information from a Bluetooth enabled Victron devices through Windows and its embedded Bluetooth?

We are making use of the BlueSolar MPPT 100/15 charge controller.

Stephanus asked
Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) commented ·

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Help choosing charge controller and what will i need to change to maximize solar charging

I have a 2021 eclipse attitude rv that has (2) 210 watt solar panels roof mounted, with a Zamp Solar ZS-30A 30 Amp Digital PWM Solar Charge Controller. This trailer is new to me and have tried to do alot of research on solar/ chargers. I was looking at the victron 100/50. I am not sure if this is the correct choice, I am currently seeing 30 amps of charge rate but will not keep that up until the lifepo4 battery is charged, it will kick into float very early in my opinion. I also plan on adding (2) panels but not for a awhile. also what wiring changes will i have to do to the solar panels to use the victron charge controller? thanks for nay help

craigjz2 asked

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SmartSolar MPPT 150/100 Tr questions: Data Storage, API, Load Output

I recently installed the SmartSolar MPPT 150|100-Tr charge controller. I love it so far, and a huge selling point for me was being able to monitor the controller from an app and also export the data.

I have a few questions about this controller that'd I'd love help with:

  1. How much data will the charge controller store? What kind of storage is inside it? I would obviously like to keep the data for the lifetime that i have it and want to make sure I don't loose any data
  2. Is it possible to query the charge controller's data from some kind of API? I'm a developer and I'd love to be able to query the current stats of my charge controller for other projects I have. Is there some interface I can setup to do this from a local network?
  3. The controller has a remote and relay output. I want to setup a tablet next to the charge controller and don't have any AC outlets in my electrical room. I obviously have a ton of DC connections, but I'd love to avoid setting up another breaker just to power a 3v 2a USB connection for my tablet. Can I use the Load Out of the charge controller to power a USB device and if so, how?

    Thanks in advance for any help, much appreciated. I'm really excited to be part of the victron community. I've been eyeing these systems for a while and really happy to be using them now.

hummingbear asked
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Victron Bluesolar 150/35 Low Charge Current under load

Hi guys, Not usually one to ask questions and have been searching around for an answer i have yet to find. Currently i have a Bluesolar 150/35 Connected to a 12v Battery and i have 2 200W Panels in Series connected to the controller and i have a bluetooth Dongle connected to the controller.


So i bought the charge controller to one day eventually put up a 1500w array on a 48v bank but for the mean time i have been using it with a 12v battery and 2 200w panels so i could charge my phone and other iot devices from a usb car adapter. I recently got a Phoenix 12/250w Inverter and connected the bluetooth to it and updated the firmware before i went to do anything else and i went to charge my laptop during the day to find the charge controller not putting out enough current to combat the 45W the laptop charger was using as i set the Low voltage disconnect in the Inverter at 12.75V.


Usually when charging the phones it would take in 2-7w which seemed normal for the amount of power required and once i hooked up one of my old 2kva inverters and it forced the charge controller to put 350w into the battery bank.

Since my charge controller doesn't have a load output im not sure what i could be i have been playing with settings from changing the load output in the settings to the different battery profiles with no success.

Could it be that the charger cannot negociate small loads or is there a setting i am missing?

Ambius asked

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Lithium HE battery 24V 200Ah and Phoenix inverter

I have an old Victron Phoenix 24v 3000w Inverter, with an old "generic" solar charge controller.

My old batteries have finally given up.

I want to replace them with something with a good lifespan and was thinking about the Lithium HE battery 24V 200Ah 5kWh

I THINK I need some fancy battery monitor in addition to the battery. Is there something specific I need to check on the old charge controller? (From Memory it had options for sealed, flood, and gel. Lithium didn't really exist when I bought it). If no good what would be a good controller (around 500w of Solar)

Thanks in advance

Phill

Phill Piddell asked
Phill Piddell answered ·

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450 watts with SmartSolar MPPT 100/30?
450 watt solar on 12v system with the VICTRON SmartSolar MPPT 100/30 or 100/50?

I would save $130 with the 30 over the 50 and considering I have no income in the foreseeable future thats appealing haha.

The manual says up to 440 watts with the 30 but I have seen places selling it list up to 450 watts. I have 3 x 150 watt panels for my new system and right now just a Renogy 30 that does 400 watt so need something but can't spend a lot.


400Ah (2 x Renogy 12v Deep Cycle Batteries)

450 Watt Solar (3x150) - the most I can fit mounted on my van roof, I will NOT be expanding to more panels. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WV6P4BT/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=AV16HZDTPF1LD&psc=1

W/ Wirthco Battery Isolator adding power also


endy asked
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Camper van split charge relay clicking

Hi. I have a VW T5 with a 12v leisure battery connected to vehicle battery via a 140A Sensitive Relay (Portable Power Technology).

I have fitted a 150W solar panel and SmartSolar controller MPPT 75/15 to the leisure battery. My problem is that the split charge relay constantly clicks and only stops when I use power from the leisure battery (turn lights or fridge on).

Is this a problem with the controller settings or the relay?

Dave.s asked
Dave.s commented ·

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250/85 going to float 150/70 x 2 still in absorb

I just expanded an existing installation by adding a 250/85 to an existing system with 2 x 150/70 charge controllers . All wired up this afternoon, but the new charge controller is just sitting in float rather than charging as well. The old chargers are in absorb and the new addition goes straight to float, meaning the new array is not doing anything . Is there a fix for this ? One thought I had is the the 150/70s are using the adaptive charging ( which I cant change) and the new one I have set to fixed absorb time . The 250/85 didn't even run through its full absorb time before going to float

thanks in advance

JDM asked
JDM edited ·

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Can I connect a MPPT solar charger to the loss-free diode pair which are connected to the altenator?

Hi,

I have 2 loss-free diode bridges between the alternator and my 4 (1x start, 1x bow thruster, 1x winch, 2x service) batteries. The specific type is this one:

https://www.studer-innotec.com/media/document/0/mbi_series_user_manual_en.pdf

Can I connect an MTTP solar charger to the same + as the where the alternator is connected to?

I'd like to do so, so that all batteries get charged and not just the service battery.

All batteries are 'deep cycle 12v' batteries.

hanst asked
hanst commented ·

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Wind Turbines and victron charge controllers

hi, i would like to know if victron mppt charge controllers support wind turbines? if yes could i run 2 controllers in parallel, one with solar and one with a wind turbine?

Thanks

Lief.

lief ryan asked
houser commented ·

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75/15 mppt charge controller panel sizing

hi there, i am new to this forum and also a PV beginner, so my questions might sound silly, apologies.

two things:

1. i have a 75/15 mppt installed combined with 2 50w westech panels

panel specs:

Maximum power (W)
50Wp
Voltage at maximum power (V)
18,6 V
Current at maximum power (A)
2,69 A
Open-circuit voltage (V)
22,7 V
Short-circuit current (A)
2,88 A
Length x Width x Height Frame/Socket
668 x 545 x 35 mm
Maximum voltage
1000 V
Weight
4,3 kg


how many more panels can i connect in parallel? as far as i can understand, i need to add the short circuit current figures and make sure that total amps don't exceed 15 amps.

2. i want to deliver ~15 amps 30-35 meters away (100-114 feet) from the battery bank. a dc cable calculator i found online, suggests that an AWG 00 (~9mm diameter) cable should be used. has anyone done anything similar?any suggestions?

thank you all in advance for your answers

greekgeek asked
Esteban commented ·

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Solar Charge Controller Advice

I tried to use the online calculators here and other and can't seem to get a output. Ive send emails technical support from my Solar Panel company with little help other than to try to sell me a complete system that I dont want or need.

Just want some friendly advice on Victron Solar Charge Controller for my situation.

550 Total Watts, hooked up in parallel (but could be convinced to switch to Serial)

I have the following:

(2) Go Power MODEL: GP-PV-190M
Output power 190 W
Rated current 9.3 A
Rated DC voltage 19.1 V
Open-circuit voltage 22.5 V

(1) Go Power MODEL: GP-PV-170M
Output power 170 W
Rated current 8.79 A
Rated DC voltage 19.3 V
Open-circuit voltage 22.8 V

Thank you for the assistance

robo44 asked
Esteban answered ·

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Smart Solar MPPT 150/100 and Schneider XW+ 5548 - not playing well together

Greetings,

We have a customer who has a Victron Smart MPPT 150/100 - Tr. He's using it with a Schneider XW+ 5548. Does anyone know of any incompatibilities between the 150/100 and the 5548, in particular anything that would prevent the 5548 from selling to the grid?

We're combing through settings looking for something, anything, and it is a bit of a head scratcher.

Thank you, in advance, for any insights you might be able to provide.

Sincerely,

Marlin D. May, Technical Support Specialist

altE®
Making Renewable Do-able™
330 Codman Hill Road, Boxborough, MA 01719
Tel: +1.877.878.4060 x213 or +1.978.562.5858 x213
Fax: +1.978.263.7081
www.altEstore.com

Marlin May asked
Marlin May answered ·

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What settings should i put my charge controller on for a lithium ion battery

Hi all,

Quite new to this, hoping somone can help me with my set up

I have a 12v 50ah lithium ion battery

80w solar panel


75/15 bluetooth mppt victron charge controller



I am unsure on what the best setting is.


Thanks all!

Blake1 asked
pau1phi11ips commented ·

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No preset for charging lead calcium batteries with MultiPlus and SmartSolar MPPT?

Hello all.

I've read the manuals and searched the forum and have concluded that the MultiPlus 12/3000 and SmartSolar MPPT chargers do not have specific presets for charging the lead-calcium batteries my yacht will come with. I haven't had the chance to use these chargers with the Victron Connect app via Bluetooth, but would I be right in thinking it will be a simple job to connect and select desired absorption and float voltages, to suit the batteries?

Valden asked
Matthias Lange - Service Team Döbeln DE answered ·

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String re-sizing of existing array

Good Day

Please could I ask for some guidance / advice here.

I'm upgrading my existing system from 2 x 5kw Axpert inverters to a Quatrro 10000va.

My existing array is potentially 7840w - I don't want to have to lose any panels, and or have to add any more panels.

From my existing system, I already have an array of 28 x 280w monocrystalline panels. They are divided into 4 strings of 7 panels each. I've used the Victron mppt calculator, and I'm getting an answer of the SmartSolar MPPT 250/100 MC4.

My panel specs are as follows:

  1. Vmp = 31.4v
  2. Imp = 8.96A
  3. Voc = 39.1V
  4. Isc = 9.50A
  5. Eff = 17.2%
  6. Temp coefficient of Voc = -0.33%/c
  7. Temp coefficient of Isc = 0.059%/c

My questions are:

  1. If I keep my strings as 7 x 39.1Voc = 273.7 (I'm not taking any inefficiencies into account yet), do I potentiely risk running to much voltage into my charge controller? Should I rather re-string my array as follows 7 strings of 4 panels which would be then 4 x 39.1Voc = 156.4v?
  2. Do I need two charge controllers to compensate for the amperage? I'm running 4 x 2.4Kwh pylontech batteries on a 48v system.

Many thanks in advance

jasonvanwyk asked
JohnC commented ·

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Victron MPPT 75/10 stops sending power after one or two minutes

After one or two minutes of use, the controller stops to send power to the instruments. If I disconnect the - of the battery, and reconnect even immediatly, it reworks for, again, one or two minutes.

I have tried to plug the battery direct, no problem, so it seems that's the controller which is in fault. Is it possible to fix it?

Thanks and regards,

Éric

Bouric asked
Bouric answered ·

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Can my SMART Solar 150/60 charge NiMH batteries?

I have an 18S NiMH battery pack with connected in 12 parallel and I want to charge it using my SMART Solar 150/60 or 75/15. Has anyone had success using NiMH batteries with solar? I know that I'll probably need a BMs and any suggestions would be appreciated.

SolarWarrior asked
klim8skeptic answered ·

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Charge Controller within a vehicle lithium system

Hi,


Historically I have always spec'd systems with a battery protect to turn off the charge controller through the VE.bus bms. However recently seen schematics on Victrons page showing the charge controller connected directly to the CCGX with nothing to turn the charge controller off.


Has this been changed so the comms can control the charge controller based on what the BMS needs?


Matt

Matthew asked
Matthew answered ·

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Is there a charge controller that can handle both a hydro input and a solar input?

I want to use two power sources to charge a battery, which will in turn power a motor. I need to know how to design the circuit required so I can charge the battery from two sources

EwanB asked
Bruce A. answered ·

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