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Changing the Administrator of a VRM installation

Hi.

I am trying to add a new installation on the VRM portal. It is the Victron Ethernet Remote.

After entering the IMEI device and pressing the "Request Access" button, the following message is displayed:

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How can I find out who is the administrator of the device and his email and add myself to the administrators?

dmitriysimonenko asked
Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) commented ·

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Does red pos off B1 have to go to POS battery post or is POS bus bar further down the same ?

Installing BMV-712 in a Travel trailer and was wondering if the red wire of the B1 at shunt needed to go only to the actual pos battery post or if running to a pos bus bar nearby gave same results ?


jtwilber asked
d-winterburn answered ·

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BMV-712 Shunt Location and Wiring for Two Separate Batteries on Boat

On my boat I have a single 4D as my house battery and a Group 24 as my starting battery. Both are in plastic battery boxes on either side of my engine so the distance between them is about 6-10 feet. These batteries are wired separately. I was going to connect the shunt to the house battery as battery 1. I understand the wiring for that, simply removing the negative cable currently on the battery and placing that on the load side of the shunt and running a short jumper from the battery side of the shunt to the battery, then the small red wire to the positive of that battery.

For connecting the Starting battery, do I simply run the other small red wire to the positive of the starting battery? If needed, can I make a butt connection and extend that wire to reach the other battery? I see in the diagram the negative cable from that battery looks like it should go to the load side of the shunt, but since these batteries are wired separate do I even need to worry about that?

I also have the temp sensor but I think if I am monitoring two battery banks I cannot use that, correct?

Also, where should the shunt be installed? Inside the top cover of the battery box or elsewhere. It is on a boat so not sure about keeping it protected from the bilge area.

ventus asked
luckybeanz answered ·

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Color Control GX monitor install - how to connect MPPT and BMV?

I am working on a customer's 2021 Grand Design Solitude fifth wheel here that I'm installing a victron Color Control GX monitor in.


I'm installing a 3,000 W victron inverter. Pre prepping for the new Smart Phase Selector that he got on the waiting list to purchase on release.


He already has aVictron MPPT 250/100 charge controller for the solar array, and a BMV712 battery monitor that I installed when he bought the 5th wheel.


I have some questions about connecting all this gear to the color monitor.


1. The info that I received with the Color Control gx says that the 250/100 charge controller connects to the VE Direct port on the back of the monitor, but the charge controller has VE Can connector on it. Can I use this port to connect to the monitor with cat-6 cable? Or does it have to be VE Direct, if so, I need the correct cable part number to connect it.


2. The BMV712 is listed as VE Direct connected to Color Control GX. I need part number for this cable also. The wire that connects to the display for BMV712 has phone line connector on both ends.

color control gx add-ons require quite a lot of disassembly to install and I'd rather not have to remove these wall panels more than once to get these jobs done.


I appreciate your help in this, and I'm sure my customer will also.

rvizzle asked
marvs answered ·

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Some variations to the Victron Van Install

Hi, I have roughly the same requirements as your van install except I don't require 115V. So in summary, it's a 12V system, I have solar which is 2 x 250W into a single Victron MPPT 100/50, a Victron B2B for charging from the alternator, and an electric hook-up. Ideally, I would like to continue to use the MPPT and the B2B, and solar panels. I currently have an inverter but I would like to change to the Victron Inverter/Charger 2000W as per van install. What I would like to know is, 1) is my MPPT compatible with your schematic? 2) Can I use my 18A B2B to charge from the alternator in place of the Buck Boost (including, is it OK to only charge the Lithium batteries at 18A max),?3) Will there be any connectivity issues (e.g. enough ports in the monitor)? 4) Is the grey block in the diagram on the top right the back side of the colour monitor and is the circular grey block in the bottom left by the battery the BMV 712? 5) Can you provide any help with the wiring of the B2B? 6) Do I need to use the GSM module or can I rely on the touch screen and my phone APP. The reason I ask this is because I will be mostly living in Europe and I am not sure whether I want to have another contract for data for the connectivity to the internet.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

beefburg asked

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Motorhome power confusion, looking for help please

im currently in the process of converting a 26t lorry into a motorhome

I want to run normal household 240v things such as a tv, led lights, plug sockets for phone charging, hair dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave and I will have a gas oven and hob.

some places I will be taking it to will have a power supply to plug into which Is great however some places will not have this. My initial thought to resolve this is to have a silent generator, however how would I keep things powered such as the fridge whilst the truck is travelling around??

so do I need to run batteries and somehow convert them to 240v if that’s possible? and charge these via the generator?

thanks in advance for any help

barclay-89 asked
JohnC answered ·

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MPPT 75/10 and blue smart charger in parallel?

Hey, i'm currently working on a small mobile solar station with a Victron Li-Ion-Battery for education purposes. When the station is outside it should yield its energy via an solar panel and the Victron MPPT charge controller. When not in use, it will probably stay inside for a longer time. For this case it would be great if the battery coulld be charged via the Victron Blue Smart charger off the grid. Is it possible to connect both devices, the Blue Smart Charger and the MPPT solar charger, in parallel to the Li-Ion battery? (VE.Bus BMS will be installed)


To my understanding, since both devices work in the same output voltage range, this shouldn't be a problem.


Many thanks in advance

Andi

andi asked
Alexandra answered ·

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Phoenix Inverter upside down mounting

Hi!

I have built a solar electric box with phoenix inverter mounted upside down inside it. but I read in the manual that it is not recommended to mount the inverter upside down. I wonder if it is still ok that the inverter is mounted upside down according to my construction? if not, why is it not recommended?

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jwallebring asked
jwallebring commented ·

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Orion-TR smart - to use ferrules for 16mm wire or not?

Hi.

I'm wondering if it is better to use ferrules for the wire or not (16mm/6awg, silicon cable, Cu/tinned)?

By all logic, it seems like it would be better, but is there any recommendations about it?

Will it fit? Can't try it, didn't buy ferrules yet.

vctr asked
vctr commented ·

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3 phase Microgrid with Fronius (AC and DC coupled) Output 2

I was wondering how the Output 2 on a Quattro or Multiplus 3 phase micro-grid with Fronius works. If the Fronius is on Output 1, how do the Victron inverters make Output 2 operate? Does it operate as it normally does in a normal three phase installation without Fronius?

james asked
james-davy answered ·

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Ground to house panel? Multiplus

Setting up a basic, non-solar (at this time) powerwall for home to cover short term power outages.

Entire setup is basic at this point:

  1. Multiplus 24/3000/70. Firmware updated. Mounted to basement wall. *Not grounded yet.*
  2. bigbattery.com 24V A123 2.45kWh battery (one now, but will expand)
  3. Heavy gauge plug from AC-IN on Multiplus to simple 20amp wall outlet next to home electrical panel (13A limit set on multiplus). Then, heavy gauge extension cord on AC-OUT to power fridge and misc. essentials during power outage.

Idea is to charge off grid power and use only for essential during outage.

Problem: If battery is plugged in, home circuit breaker trips within seconds. *Multiplus is currently not grounded, so I understand this may be a key factor.

Question 1: Is the tripping likely due to case not being grounded? Or, is it surging too many amps on initial charge (note I have it set to 13A IN limit, but still trips) and I simply need a bigger breaker?

Question 2: Where should I safely ground it? Wouldn't it be natural to simply pop the home electrical panel and run grounding wire to main panel ground bar?

Thank you for your input; this is an awesome community!

solarfamily asked
ejrossouw edited ·

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Anyone with a Ziehl unit in the installation?

Hi,

I was hoping i could see how others have implemented the Ziehl anti islanding units in their installations.
I find the schematics in the manual a little overwhelming and would like to see examples in victron installations if possible.

Are you using one or two contactors?


Kind Regards

ehsab asked
tj-botten commented ·

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Installing an Orion-Tr Smart DC-DC charger non-isolated

Hello, I intend to use an Orion-Tr Smart DC-DC charger non-isolated as the battery to battery charger in a motorhome that uses a Schaudt Electroblock EBL29 and currently has 2 Exide GEL 80Ah leisure batteries fitted. Can I install the charger horizontally rather than vertically as suggested in the manual?.

Thank you

Andrew

andrew-wills asked
erickufrin answered ·

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Isolation transformer earth connection

Hi all,

Just confirming here that when my boat is floating on the water there should be a link from the input PE terminal to J34a.

So, the earth wire from the shore power supply flex is connected to the input PE terminal and I make a small wire up with a female spade connector from this input PE terminal and connect it to J34a?

This transformer is not the auto 115v - 230v switching model

Many thanks

metal-snapper asked
jwfrary commented ·

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Battery cable length in manual, one way or return?

In reading the manuals for inverter /chargers, it isn't clear whether the lengths in the table is one way or total cable length,

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Also the Victron toolkit, the cable length automatically calculates return cable lengths as per

https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/21208/victron-toolkit-cable-call-what-does-length-mean.html

This is in

https://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/Quattro-system-example-5KW-24V-230V-AC.pdf

0-5 m cable length: 4 x 50SQmm 5-10 m cable length: 4 x 95SQmm Cable length stands for the distance between the battery connections and the Quattro connections !!! Recommendations are without other loads in the system and these also should be taken into account for proper main battery, main fuse & main switch cables !!!

I read that statement as a one way distance, it would be helpful if the manual was a little clearer in this respect. a 2.5 M run from battery post to inverter is very challenging in a marine installation... so I am just wanting some clarifications on these recommendations


Regards

Nick

Marine Electrician, based in Australia

nick-75au asked
Jaco Reinecke answered ·

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Can a Victron Multiplus 12/3000/120-50 supply inverter power to both legs on 50 amp RV?

I am trying to decide if I want to buy a simple inverter or an inverter charger for my Bighorn 5th wheel. When I am running on the inverter, I want to supply AC power to both legs of my 50 amp AC panel. will the Victron Multiplus 12/3000/120-50 do this? If so, is there anything special I need to do when installing the unit?

garysclark asked
epuhs answered ·

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Cascading 2 Multiplus with two battery banks

Can I feed the second Multiplus into the AC IN of the first multiplus. I do have got 2 different battery banks with individual solar chargers and 2 multiplus. What configuration is suggested?

Is there a possibility to limit the AC OUT from the second multiplus goiong into AC1 from the first one?
(I do not need to get more max AC power out, just using both battery banks )

Thx for helping!

abaco asked
Mark edited ·

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Help wiring up Temp Sensor and 2 + leads on BMV-712

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I am wiring up my Victron BMV-712

I see in the instructions that the Temp Sensor + needs to plug into B2 on the Shunt, where does the Black wire lead go on the Temp sensor plug into?

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OK, I get it ... the original POS Supply Cables are not used because the Temp sensor wire doubles at the POS cable when used.


Bruce Richard asked
bw32056 commented ·

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BMV702 Install

When installing the BMV-702, do I leave the negative cable coming from my converter hooked up directly to the negative post on the battery or do I run it through the shunt or does it matter?

mmcclung asked
Matthias Lange - DE answered ·

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Battery Bank Connections - What's Best?

I have seen diagrams that show lithium battery banks connected in all three ways shown below. For my install, Option 1 would be easiest.

Are there any meaningful differences between these three methods that make 2 or 3 the preferred choice?

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texascharlie asked
jeroend edited ·

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Disconnect AC In when battery is charged on Quattro

I want to be able to disconnect the AC in on my quattro when the battery is charged enough to support the load. it is a 15kva quattro with 38.4kw of useable lithium,

David Gould asked
David Gould answered ·

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How do I install the Smartshunt with parallel batteries?

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What is the correct way to install the smartshunt on my battery bank ?!

I have 2 battery (12v) in parallell, and 2 VE Blue Smart 75/15 charges (synchronize charging)

Br

Marcus

swordoski asked
pieter-boomsma commented ·

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Instalação de um Aerogerador

Olá meus amigos. Tudo bem com todos vocês? Eu espero que sim.
Me chamo Isaac Soares, e gostaria de um auxilio.

Preciso instalar um aerogerador vertical em um inversor de placa fotovoltaica.
Alguém consegue me passar um diagrama de como executar essa instalação?
Desde já eu agradeço e espero contar com essa informação.

Abraços a todos!

isaac asked
isaac commented ·

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US Certification for Victron Inverters

I'm trying to figure out if Victron inverters are US certified?

My solar installer is saying he can't use Victron because it won't pass inspection in Washington state (US).

I found the below certificates on victron's site, but my installer says he doesn't see a listing for US or at least one that Washington State recognizes so he can't legally install it.

I sent a mail to Victron to ask for clarification, but figured I might post here as well just in case someone here was able to help figure this out.

Quattro 15kVA Certificate
https://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/Certificate-G59-3-1-MultiPlus-and-Quattro-3kVA,-5kVA,-8kVA,-10kVA-and-15kVA.pdf

Battery Inverter Certificate
https://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/Certificate-ESS-AS-NZS-4777.2-MultiGrid-24-3000-70-50,-48-3000-35-50-No.-SAA162783.pdf

oliman asked
halfwalker commented ·

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SmartShunt in battery box?

Can my SmartShunt be installed inside my battery box on the tongue of my RV? The battery is lead acid so the box does have ventilation holes. Could I install it inside of a box inside the battery box, if I have room?

sisi asked
Kevin Windrem answered ·

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Three Phase off grid and single phase generator

Hi Victron team,

An installer/customer of DPA Solar is designing a 3 phase off grid system (possibly 3 x Quattro 8kVa) and has asked me if a single phase generator can be connected to AC IN on the master? I've read through the tutorial on VE SystemConfigurator and see that a similar example (3 phase gen with single phase shore power) requires 4 Multis.

Do we need 4 Quattros if the customer wants to keep his single phase gen? Or do we tell him to purchase a 3 phase gen?

Thanks

David

David asked
pavel-richter commented ·

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Supplying solar power to starter battery in a car

I am planning on adding a few 12 Volt accessories (like a small fridge) to my car and wanted to mount a Victron 75/15 MPPT directly to the starter battery as I do not have an auxiliary battery and do not plan on getting one. My intention with this is to allow my 90 AH starter battery to power a few 12 volt electronics when the engine is not working. Is it safe to set up the MPPT with the starter battery? Will my starter battery charge through the alternator (when the engine is running) like it normally would?

vomhorizon asked
vomhorizon commented ·

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Is it possible as a customer to get a installation manual, that I can't find online about easysolar 24/3000/70?

Hi

In fact I would like to be able to progrès in my installation, without bothering my dealer especially on a Sunday, and I find that it lacks some info for an individual for the connection and config of an easysolar 24V, 3000VA, 70A.


Normally in manuals, we should find features and installation instructions, and the first diagnoses of Troubleshooting


This is the case for the mppt controller and the inverter charger that makes up this easysolar!


But I can't find the right one, for the whole easysolar.

I was on the victron site, the support section...

Which evokes:

1) Manuals

2) Suppliers

3) here ;)

In manual, I find a sub menu that inclues 'easysolar'

I selected it, And nothing about my easysolar 's manuel , but more interesting and technical notions of the rule of 1 to 1 regarding AC coupling, or info on VE, direct and many other things but not the manual I'm looking for (if possible in French)

I also go to see the 'old documentation' section

Nothing found either.



Basically what is specific to the regulator, the charger/ inverter, CCGX that I have the manuals of these sub-elements.


For a regular installer, It's simple!

I hesitated to disassemble the bottom hood where are the circuit breakers ..., on the face of it, it was good to do and for a concrete example:


the connection of the battery (classic lead) :

Or can you find the manual of this circuit board and its elements where you have to connect at half height of this easysolar the cables of the battery

Admittedly to say the least battery is written on the PCB, But for the most two screws could have been possible with a black element between the two (fuse?) for the positive connection.


In new approach to this philosophy victron (which I still like hihi) I remain a little in hesitation, battery connected, the CCGX screen of the easysolar lights up without having to intervene on any button the central button between the lights remaining on off


We don't know for sure if we should continue with settings? I saw that on my Android app a new 'friend' (smart mppt...) was present, so I allowed him the connection and the update proposal, I launched it, then updated it surprised me but maybe it must be incremental, and that went well ...

Logically I was going to continue to cable the entrance photovoltaic panels ... If this screen hadn't lit up on its own.


Finally, the process for installation, and therefore the first commissioning seems incomplete to me with the documents handed over.


Just before I started with the installation of a BMV712, and for this element I followed the installation procedure from A to Z, no doubt, but in terms of the interconnections between the basic elements of the easysolar,


My next Doubt concern the 'ground' markings, on the PCB.

I just have to connect the mass of the case below at the bottom right on the ground socket of the installation or I must also add the points notes ground on the circuit board ?

Well understood that there is a secure management of this next ground connection whether the AC input is connected or not... And I think that must be the right option for France by default.


Finally I think I lack a general manual on the whole of this easysolar.


The wiring documents provided for the multiplus do not mention the peculiarities of this easysolar and the interconnection already wired for most of them.


Thank you for any help on these multiple uncertainties. And especially on the magic link download of the installation manual of this easysolar.

Kind regards






raymond-nicolas asked
JohnC answered ·

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Multiplus 3000 Split Phase Voltage Issues

Hello,

I have two Multiplus 3000's in an RV split phase with 50amp shore power (two legs of 120v power in USA). The units are configured in split phase and are hooked up to a 12v lithium battery bank with 800 amp hours of power (8 batteries in parallel).


I am experiencing a weird issue, where one leg's input voltage from shore will drop down to ~100 volts and the other leg will increase to ~135 volts causing my surge protector to trip briefly then everything resets after 1-2 seconds and the cycle repeats. I've tested in multiple locations and this is occurring in multiple locations so i've ruled out the shore power actually being the issue (i think, open to suggestions but this has occurred in 10 locations. We also just replaced our surge guard transfer switch to check if that would fix or be the cause). The issue seems to occur extremely frequently (every 15 seconds) when running a 1500 watt or more load on either leg. We have tried both dynamic current limit and without and UPS function and without with no noticeable change. When the issue is occurring the units will switch from float to inverter and back in a fraction of a second I think because of unhealthy input voltage. We are running through the system checking for loose wires but don't expect to find anything but will double check.

Everything works fine on battery and when not connected to shore power.

I'm curious if anyone has ever seen this before and if it may be a firmware issue or a result of a split phase configuration issue? We are running the 430 firmware that came with the units and didn't want to upgrade without checking here first if anyone has seen this issue.

epm96 asked
optingoutofnormal commented ·

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Not seeing Pylontech US2000B (Battery Monitor) in device list

Hello,


I have the following equipment installed:

1 x Quattro 48/8000 230V

2 x MPPT Smart Charge Controllers 250/100 MC4

8 x Pylontech US2000B Batteries

1 x Venus GX


The batteries are connected to the Venus through one Can port using the VE Can Cable Type B and the dummy plug is inserted in the other port. However, the Venus isn't recognising the Pylontech, it isn't shown in either the device list for the installation (usually shown under battery monitor) or in the device list section of the remote console.

Can-bus profile is set to Can-Bus BMS (500 kbit/s) and DVCC is enabled. Venus is on firmware 2.31 and Quattro is on 459.

Battery monitor under System Setup is set to Automatic but it appears to have auto selected the Quattro on VE Bus and the BMS is set as Off and doesn't give me the option to change it.


Please help me to enable the Pylontech BMS to act as the battery monitor.


Thanks


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