A non-ESS hybrid connected to the grid with Quattro mode "on" will throttle down the PV charger and charge the battery from grid...
when, by putting the Quattros into "inverter only" mode, the PV charger could actually deliver the charge. Or at least any charge so it would not be needed from grid:
Obviously, the question is how to achieve PV charger priority over Quattro charger priority, so one could leave the grid on, but not at the expense of PV chargers being turned down, which IMHO should have been the default in the limbic (non-assistant) system of Victron devices anyway.
My Bluesolar MPPT 150/85 ceased correct operation after a small short on the pv side (unfortunately between PV panel fuses and MPPT )
First it showed a warning "inf 21 " then after complete discconnecting no more error messages but now
- current reading is 0 A , but PV current seems to be simply passed through
- measured current from PV is 7 amps ( cloudy ) and output current is exactly identical
- Voltage on panel is battery voltage + approx 0,7 V
- No MPPT function -
Is there anthing likee a fuse or so ?
Anything I can do ?
[image]Hi - new installation on our boat, MultiPlus system with 4x 200AH Victron LiFePO4 batteries. When connected to main power to charge (ain charge only mode) Mains and Buls LED illuminate, absorption and float flash, system kicks in, fan rush etc. After about 1/2 hr bulk LED goes off, absorption and float flash, fan off, mains stays on. However, the charge read out for the batteries shows no increase in charge. Have charged for a total of 3 hrs over the last 2 days (only 3 small LED lights and a floor water pump connected to system) and charge just continues to slowly drop as if it is not being charged at all... currently at 40%. Thanks.
My mppt controler has been running fine for around 10 months this morning I see the solar voltage is 21.88 which is normal but current is 0, battery voltage is 12.74. Normal with there numbers I would have current from my solar. I have disconect and reconnected but no difference. I also have a BVM 712 and a smart battery sense and are networked together. Help
Hi all. Just trying to understand what has gone wrong in my van power setup. I am using a Smart Blue ip67 12/13 charger with a 12v leisure battery to charge and act as a power supply which has been fine up until now. Charged the battery and ran my fridge on it fine a few days ago, but now that I am on a campsite with a 240v hookup connected, the battery has discharged to 11.9v before I noticed, meaning the charger is not supplying anything. The charger was also saying it was in storage mode for a day which I now know meant it was 24 hours discharging before that kicked in... Assuming my conncections are all good, why would the charger not be charging the battery or even supplying any power? The app is telling me now that it is on absorption charge at 14.47v but with 0.0 current and my battery monitor shows the battery is discharging, not charging. The charger clearly thinks it's doing something but obviously isn't. Is it faulty or am I missing something?
I'm trying connect my 260ah AGM battery and 320w solar panel to my mppt 100/20. It registers the battery but I have 0w and 0v from the solar. I've triple checked the wires are connected properly and the right way round. I've checked the fuse and I've checked the wiring using a multi meter and there is power coming from the panel but the controller still isn't recognising it.
I'm aware it needs +5v above battery voltage to charge but I'd have through midday on a sunny day it would produce that easily.
What am I doing wrong? Anyone got any thing else I can try?
Thanks in advance.
Hi, I have a 12/1200/50 multiplus compact that wont switch over to charge when I plug in mains power. I cannot hear the switch that used to flick over to charge previously
ich habe 4x12V 225Ah Nasszellen angeschlossen, aber die Ladereglung klappt nicht, die Zellen werden in relativ kurzer Zeit immer schwächer (Säureheber) obwohl die Anzeige 100 % zeigt.
Bitte Info, wie die korrekte Einstellung vorzunehmen ist, denn den 1. Satz Akkus habe ich vorsorglich schon mal getauscht, um die Zellen auszuschließen.
Verhalten ist beim 2. Satz genau gleich.
I want to stop charging if Soc is 80% and restart charging im Soc is less than 40%.
I have a Quattro, CCGX und an Ve.Bus BMS (REC-A)
Where can I set this parameter ?
I built a solar suitcase with 2x100 Watt Renogy panels. I have double checked every thing, but never gets watts or amps. I am unplugged, and running the inverter, both TVs, all lights and exhaust hood. So there is load.
the voltage on the airstream monitor and with a meter is 12.5 volts. App says battery voltage at 14.6 volts and in absorption. It acts like an open circuit. No change when I plug and unplug.
2019 Airstream 27FB with 2 BattleBorn batteries in parallel.
I am confused. What am I missing?
I installed 4 x 145ah Super Cycle AGM's 18 months ago (Still under Warranty). They were marvelous giving us days service before needing charge. Usual discharge to 12 volts.
This week suddenly we have extremely low capacity and using our normal charge methods (Sterling shorepower 40A charger set to AGM) or the boat engine alternator. Absorption charging at 14.6V and 14.4V respectively. The shorepower drops to 13.6V for float.
I only seem to be able to get 50ah storage into batteries (using NASA Marine Clipper BM2 battery monitor) and then the charge current is down to 1 or 2 Amps within 4 hours or so.
Why would this have happened to four new batteries and so suddenly?
Help very much appreciated.
I have some issues with my MP12/2000 on the boat.:
- Unit is connected to a multi control panel
- Inverter works fine
- turn on Generator and apply AC power to the unit, "main" led doesn't lid up
- voltage: 119VAC, freq. 60 HZ
- switch to "Charger only"; intermittently the unit shows "Mains on" / "bulk charge"
- This can last 5 minutes or 5 seconds
- Tried with different current limits; no difference
- removed the multi panel from the system and use the "charge only" mode on the unit; Nothing happens
- The problem occurs with Shore and generator power...
Kinda lost and like to charge my batteries as the voltage is close to 12V
I have a SmartSolar MPPT 150/60 with 640W of solar panels.
What does it mean that "solar" is just 2W in full sun? I am connected to shore power, so a separate charger is charging the batteries. Does the "2W" mean the batteries are just full and the solar.
Also, over the past week most days show exactly 80Wh yield each day, with Pmax 60-70W. It just seems to me something is off or has failed.
Hi there :)
I have recently bought a LiFePO4 12,8v Battery Smart 200ah
It is not yet hooked up to a system as the facility is still under construction
The manual for the bettery says it must be regularly (at least once every month) charged to 14V (max 14,4V)
I have a Blue Smart IP22(1) 12|30 Charger
I am using the Victron Connect app to monitor the voltage of the battery
I have tried charging it twice and am now trying a third time.
The battery was sitting at 13.25V
Cell 1: 3.32V
Cell 2: 3.31V
Cell 3: 3.31V
Cell 4: 3.31V
When I start charging, the charger jumps straight to ABS
The battery voltage occasionally jumps to 13.26V momentarily
With Cell 2 jumping up to 3.32V momentarily and back to 3.31V
After an hour or so the charger has progressed to Storage
The battery voltage is still at 13.25V
Does anyone know why it is not charging up to 14V ?
Thanks very much in advance
BlueSolar PWM Light 12/24-5A working with 2x10W panels feeding 12VDC 35Ah batt. We have various instalations. No consumption attached to unit, only solar panel and batt.
Some have had power supply issues. Bring unit back to workshop and feed 18.50VDC limited to 1,5Amp into regulator with newish batt at 12,60VDC. Indicator shows bulk charge with very fast green flashing but battery voltage does not change over many hours. Power supply shows no current consumption, so I conclude the unit has a fault.
At some point after conecting batt and showing "12"readout shows "FF"
Any suggestions to a remedy or possible cause.? 5 units installed in July 2019, 3 have issues.
DE740E7B-34D4-49F7-BAA2-4A4820120B94.pngI installed a 144w (12v) solar panel On my camper van With a smart solar 75/15 but it’s not charging the battery ( see picture) I have two battery exide gel (85ah)
What can be? When I finished the installation it was working, F64820CC-9E58-4616-A36E-792E4350BCF4.jpegbut since then I always have 0w .
As title states I have a Smart Solar MPPT 150/35 hooked up to charge my battery bank. I have made no changes to the system in months, and I used to be able to pull about 1.2 KWH daily. It now will not output any amperage to charge my batteries.
I fear that the internal fuse is blown. Currently the PV Panels are producing around 35-45V. Which is sufficient to charge to my 24V battery bank. The rig(sprinter Van) has not moved at all, and the 'Charger Enabled' slider is activated in the Victron Connect app. How can I tell if the internal fuse is blown or not?
Things I have tried so far:
Disconnected the VE.Direct cable and 'forgot' it in app then reconnected/added it back.
Verified settings are correct for charging.
Checked the fuse to the batteries from the MPPT Charge controller and it is good. There is continuity from battery to charge controller.
It's hot outside so I checked the temperature around Charge controller and controller itself and nothing is above 100 degF.
The LEDs on the unit are blinking 'FLOAT'. According to the manual this means that the 'Charger Temperature too high'. However in the manual it also states that the full output current up to 40 degC (104 degF). I am not exceeding the specs of the unit, I checked with a recently calibrated infrared thermometer all around the unit(heatsink fins/cables in and out/body of unit in all corners and center). Also, when it's early in the morning in the van and it was like 75 deg F inside the van, it was not working then either with full sun and voltage from PV panels.
Also it should be noted that this is installed in a van conversion, so it's not going to get cooler in the van, it will always be hot when the doors/windows are closed and it's summer.
How do I test the internal fuse of the charge controller without removing it? I bought it in September of 2019 and it had been working from October until about ~May 15th. I'm just about to take my van on a trip and I need this fixed asap.
MPPT 75/15 with current FW
Smart Dongle w/current FW
issue resolves if I disconnect, then re-connect power at the MPPT
Overnight and into the next day, solar shows 0W (zero watts)
(appears to NEVER start charging the next morning)
In sun, Solar shows 18.35V and 0.0A
Battery shows 12.43V and 0.0A
I do not use the Load output or Streetlight
I have reset MPPT to Factory Defaults = no change
Cycling the Power to the MPPT fixes the issue...until the next day = 0W and not charging (again)
Seems "stuck" in Float state
I set up a 12v system in a camper van over a year and a half ago with a 175w solar panel, SmartSolar MPPT 100/30 controller, BMV-712, and a 50ah Battleborn. Ran great with no problems. Two months ago I added another 50ah battery in parallel, ran great with no problems. It has been very hot recently and temps have been getting over 120 F in the van when parked. I started to notice that my vent fan was beeping, but didn't think much of it until my fridge had completely shut off but my lights still worked. I then noticed that the charge history showed my battery's voltage maxing out at over 20v for a week and that that no watts from solar charging were recorded for the previous 5 days.
My charge controller just keeps showing the flashing bulk light indicating "no charge". Even in full sunlight with my panel's vmax coming through, but no current or power according to the charge controller app. Strange thing is that the unregulated panel voltage seems to be making it past the charge controller. If disconnect the panels and charge controller, the battery voltage will eventually stabilize. I am assuming the BMS on my batteries has kicked in to stop charging, but my loads must have been getting the PV voltage direct. Hence the fan beeping and turned off fridge.
Other weird part it that in direct sunlight, my battery monitor will register watts coming in but the charge controller wont and maintains the flashing bulk light. In full sunlight, the BMV will record 21v. I have a breaker between PV panels - charge controller and charge controller - positive bus bar. Testing voltage on both sides of breakers and they seem to be functioning properly. Not sure if high temps could have done this, but my system has functioned without issue for a while prior to this.
Any help would be appreciated.
Ich habe den Laderegler Mppt 75/15 neu eingebaut.
Er zeigt mir immer eine Solarspannung von ca. 12-13 Volt an.
Ich habe die Leerlaufspannung gemessen ca. 21-22 Volt die Kurzschlussstromstärke beträgt ca. 3,5 Amp.
Ich habe gelesen das die Solarspannung mindestens 5V höher sein muss als die Batterie Spannung.
Aber das Gerät zeigt nur eine Solarspannung von 12-13V an obwohl eine Spannung von 21-22 Volt vom Panel kommt.
Ich hoffe es kann mir jemand helfen.
I have a problem with a EasySolar 24/1600/40-16 MPPT 100/50.
I have installed as follow:
PV Modules: 2 x JA Solar Mono JAM60S01-315/PR
Umpp = 33.16V Uo= 40.53V Icc= 9.98A
The Modules are connected in series so:
U_PV_IN = 81.06V I_PV_IN= 9.98A
Batteries: 2x AGM 12V/220Ah (100h) in series
The temperature sensor is connected on the minus pole of the batteries.
If the Inverter switch is on the inverter work fine but if I switch it to charger position the absorption and the Float leds start blinking.
Just installed a new Centaur 12/30 on two LA banks totalling 300Ah . On applying 120vac the led lights, fan runs but outputs sit at battery voltage only. No charging happening. I’ve checked the wiring and disconnected and reconnected in the correct order according to the manual. No impact.
Any suggestions before I box it up and take it back?
I was doing a firmware update via bluetooth, when the connection was lost. since then I can't see the ip65 in the app.
I unplugged it and then plugged it in and pressed the mode button as suggested but nothing happens, the lights stay lit, nothing flashes
when I unplug it all the lights stay lit, even if I wait for 15mins.
Smartsolar MPPT 75|15. Purchased new camper. Downloaded Victron Engery App. when I got home. Looking at history, it seems that the panels have only provided charge the first two days after purchase 30 days ago (before app. download). No Reading since then. Battery State is OFF. Load Output is OFF. What am I doing wrong. Any help would be terrific.
I have two 150w panels with a Bluesolar 12/24v 40A MPPT. Quite an old model c6yrs old. When in parallel works well. In series both LEDs flash constantly. I guessing it might be an high input problem but the reading is c40V. Any advice please as I’d prefer to have the panels in series if possible. Thanks.
I updated my blue solar MPPT 100/30 yesterday and now it will not charge with two 100 watt solar panel plugged into it. Works fine with one but stops charging a soon as I plug in the other panel. Please help!
Hi, I have a multi plus installation in a narrow boat charging 4 sealed lead acid domestic batteries, I’ve noticed that the unit is not displaying any charging indicator leds when connected to the shore line in both ‘on’ and ‘charger only’ modes. It has worked in the past at this marina. I’ve followed the trouble shooting in the manual, reset the thermal trip, mega fuse is ok, swapped my shoreline supply to a different source. Next step would seem to be changing the dynamic and weak Ac settings using a laptop. Before I try this, is there something obvious I’ve missed / not thought of as it’s worked in the past. There’s no error lights present and when the unit is selected to ‘charge only’ it appears to self test, all lights flash once, then the green ‘mains on’ light flashes 11 times. On the 11th flash the ‘float’ light illuminates as well for a split second before both then extinguish. The inverter light then illuminates for a second and then extinguishes as the ‘mains on’ led illuminates steady - with no charging indication leds.
Thanks in advance for any help.
ich habe letzte Woche meine Solaranlage angeschlossen. Ich habe einen MPPT 75/15 Laderegler und eine 12V Lithium-Batterie. In der App wird mir dauerhaft Spannung (V) angezeigt, jedoch kein Watt oder Ah. Woran kann das liegen, dass das Paneel nichts einspeist und somit anfängt die Batterie zu laden?
kann das an der Reihenfolge der Montage liegen? Ich hatte auch bereits gelesen, dass die PV Spannung 5V höher sein muss, damit der Laderegler anfängt zu laden.
I accidentally reversed the battery polarity connection to the SmartSolar 100/30. Now the MPPT blue light kept blinking but no charging took place. The unit can still communicate via bluetooth.
What possible went wrong? Is there an internal fuse that I can replace to recover the unit?
I appreciate any help. Thank you.