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Smartsolar not showing up in venus or vrm anymore

I have the Venus Pi, Smart Shunt 500 and the Smartsolar MPPT 100/30. All updated to the latest firmware and connected with the Ve. Connect USB cable.

When I plugged the solar into the Venus I could see it. Later on it has disappered. I think it happened after reBoot or firmware update. The MPPT has not the solarpanels connected yet, but is connected in the battery side.

The Smart Shunt is working correct

Any clue?

kurtinge asked
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Scheduled charging without ESS

Hi, I just switched on my installation of 2 Multiplus 3000s and a Venus GX and am now looking at scheduling power draw from the grid. I'm in the US and have a grid tied SMA inverter in parallel with the Multiplus. Since I can't set a grid code here I can't use ESS.

I'm able to handle turning on and off AC input with modbus but couldn't find a way to disable charging without using one of the relays which I'd prefer to avoid just to keep wiring nicer. It looks like there's no way to disable charging or set the DVCC limit to 0 over modbus without ESS, is that correct? Any workarounds?

Eli Hunter asked
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How do I close my Victron Community account?

how do I completely close this #@$^ victron account ?

Peter asked
Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) answered ·

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MPPT 150/70 Tr VE.Can

Hi, I have two new 150/70-Tr Ve.Can MPPT charge controllers... They have Can bus and Ve direct ports, can I make one the master connected to a CCGX color control through the Ve Direct port, and then connect that one to the second MPPT through the can bus port...? I will be using Pylontech US3000 batteries... Or do I need to connect them both through their Ve Direct ports..? Thanks for any help....

drae asked
Matthias Lange - DE answered ·

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Can I make changes to Generator settings from within VRM Portal?

Today I've spent pretty well all the hours of daylight, and then some tonight, on trying to penetrate the thick defences of my Multiplus 170/50. All I want to do is tick the box to allow more tolerant generator standards, and untick the UPS button, so I can get my generator to charge.

I've tried the MK2 USB dongle with both Windows and Mac computers. I've tried to connect through bluetooth. I've finally managed to send into the nearest city for a long ethernet cable in order to connect to our internet router.

I've successfully installed VRM Portal, and though it is nice to see everything as seen on the colour control mirrored on my laptop, I STILL can't see how to get into the generator settings.

I've worked fairly intensively with computers since 1990, both Windows and Mac, and yet the installing of the USB drivers for the dongle cost me 4 hours, despite following all the instructional videos and reading forums.

Is there anything else anyone can suggest to get me in to where I need to go?

stokie77 asked
Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) edited ·

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Help with Re-engineering my battery system

My sailboat currently has 4 batteries in 2 banks of type 27 batteries. The system is running 12v. The boat has a battery switch "1 both 2 and off". It currently doesn't have a separate starter battery, but I want to install one of the type27 batteries as the starter battery.

I have a new running mttp 100/50 and two 330w panels charging 3 parallel 4D AGM batteries that are mounted and charging, but not connected to the system that will be my house batteries.

I'm looking for a schematic that I can use to properly install the system. New battery switches and isolator with a battery monitor.

Is there a schematic available to follow?

oblio asked
Mark answered ·

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Using a Venus with a Carlo Gavazzi CT meter to monitor energy import/export

I am trying to use a Venus device along with a Carlo Gavazzi CT meter to measure individual 3 phase import and export and am getting odd readings.
I cannot wire the carlo gavazzi into each phase because there is not space to do so.. so I have just bridged one phase across all three for the referenc voltage on the carlo gavazzi - I think this may be throwing the readings out (e.g. one phase always seems to read the opposite direction). Is this becasue it isnt seeing the 400V Line to Line boltage? I thought it might work like this in any case - but Im not sure exactly how the meter and Venus measure and display the values.

If this is the reason - is there any way to get around this without wiring into each individual phase?

Any idea smore than welcome!

solarss asked
mvader (Victron Energy) answered ·

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can my 75/15 charge controller take a flexi 200w solar panel

can i use a 200w flexi solar panel with my 75/15 charge controller,my present system is using a 100w with 4.0mm cable.i was hoping to buy a 200w and just change it over

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