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USB GPS Module has Speed recorded on Venus OS When Vehicle is Stationary ??

Help please ?

Set-Up is Raspberry Pi 3 with Venus OS publishing to vrm site and there is a USB GPS plugged into the Raspberry Pi 3.

This is in a stationary vehicle. Why do I see a Speed published on the VRM portal ?


Thanks in Advance

grunkern asked
LKLMEnterprises answered ·

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Documentation for Victron Connect

@Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager)

Hi Guy, Suggest at Paragraph 3.1 of the Victron Connect manual that you add the limitation for the VEBus BMS assistant... correction to my last version.

This edit update - the later info clearly identifies the VEBus BMS assistant under the lithium battery 'wizard' - as a limitation; note however I did not want the wizard as I knew what parameters I wanted.

Is this limitation for ALL assistants?

Cheers Mike

Michael Riley asked
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Victron Quattro with Fronius primo Software and integration to Venus gx

Hi, First post so please be gentle!

I have a secondhand Victron Quattro with version 19 software and a battery pack. My plan is add a Venus a Fronius Primo (new)and some secondhand panels.

I am trying to set up a zero grid setup (as secondhand parts) Will the quattro communicate (version 19 software) with the Fronius and be able to to run zero export?.

My plan was to use the grid for economy 7 charging and when using more than 4kw limit on the inverter(or batteries flat) I assume that the Venus will show the energy flow in all directions?

Thanks for peoples inputs



giles-brookside asked
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Constant voltage

I have a motorhome with an onboard control board that includes charging logic from a mains charger and or solar supply. The current panel control is terribly inefficient and I want to put a 75/10 in there to allow significant charge on dull days, by increasing board voltage/capacity although max current is 10 amps-. Current system charges at 2 amps on the brightest possible day but I can not add a new panel as the vontroller is very limited.

Anyway ideally I want to provide a constant voltage to the board from the Victron, say 13.8 volts give or take, so the existing board could then do its charge thing-split charge batteries and control output to them etc.

Can the Victron 75/10 be set to do this. Ideally there would only be the one pair of connections to the board. Although I could connect load to board and battery output to the battery I would rather not as I wonder wether when I plug into mains and the onboard battery charger is powered it would cause problems.....It also needs to be considered that there is another charge system, the alternater, during drive times, this charges vehicle battery, and leisure battery once voltage is over about 13v.

Wingphil asked

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SmartSolar Charger MPPT 150/85 software update

After the last software update (18/5) does the function where you can share and send statistics not work anymore.

When will a New fix be released?

StefanPal asked
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Limit injection to a maximum value allowed in ESS System with AC and DC coupling

I have an ESS installation with 15kWp in AC-Coupling with Fronius and 5kWp in MPPT in DC.

The problem I have is that the grid capacity is 10 kW and I cannot inject more of that power because the thermomagnetic circuit trips.

In ESS mode when I choose the option " optimized with Battery Life". and I select Fronius zero feed-in and also I put a negative grid reference value (-10kW) the system works perfectly and the injection curve is practically flat when the charges are low and the batteries are charged, but the problem is when the loads power increases and the Production is lower, the system itake energy from the batteries to inject and thus maintain that flat curve or that injection reference value to the grid.

The question is, how can I limit the energy feed-in to the grid to a maximum of 10 kW without having to set the settings described in the previous paragraph?

There is a configuration, a device such as energy meters or something like that to limit injection as the maximum allowed value and not as a constant injection value.

Thank you very much in advance for the reply.

Andres asked
ejrossouw answered ·

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Settings lifepo4 campervan setup

hello everyone, I would need your advice.
it's about the expansion of a camper and have the following setup:

- Multiplus C 12v 1600

- Bucket Boost 50A

- MPPT 100/30

- Liontron 200Ah.

In order to save the battery, I would like to create 3 different charging curves
Maximum: 100% for bad weather / high power requirements

Normal: 10-90% battery condition for normal days / sunny weather.

Storage mode: ~ 50%

is there a possibility to change all 3 devices in parallel? With Solar, you can still use the app. Another idea would be to set the shore power / charge converter to 80-90% and only control the rest via the change in the MPPT.

And is there a way to deactivate the bucket boost manually using the toggle switch? if the vehicle is only used for driving and should not be charged.

would you connect the solar cells in series or in parallel?

Scheflo asked

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VictronConnet 5.20 fails on Andriod 7.0

Crashes. Tried to connect to SmartSolar 250/70 running 1.49, via Bluetooth. Have rebooted phone.

VictronConnect to device works fine via Laptop+BT.

Is it only me (unusual phone), or it it V.C+Andriod 7.0?

TomasF asked
TomasF answered ·

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IOS pin added on iPhone but issue on iPad

After setting a pin on the iPhone, as suggested, the app no longer works on the iPad. It sees the device but never gets past 20%

Henkoolders asked
lbloor answered ·

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75/15 Battery Voltage Difference vs Actual Battery Voltage

Actual battery voltage 11.2 at terminals on Victron, software reads as 14.1. New firmware installed, did not have this issue before. Optima Yellow top, temp comp off. Any way to calibrate this?

Mr Roboto asked
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Programming BlueSolar PWM Pro: COM Port Timeout

Hola Community!

for a small 12V photovoltaic system I am using a PWM Pro 10A charger with 6x 2V OPzV batteries.
Now to charge the batteries correctly, I have to program the solarcharger.
Therefore I am using since years a "BlueSolar PWM-Pro to USB interface cable" and a windows computer.

Now I am getting an error, when trying to connect, in my case COM3 with a timeout message:


As you can see, the driver for the USB cable is installed properly, in this case I was trying it in Windows 7, but also on Windows 10 no response, or the same timeout.

Trying to connect another PWM PRO charger I have, had the same result.

Otherwise I followed the instructions from the "BlueSolar PWM-Pro setup and monitoring software" PDF, even changing the location and language.

Anybody has the same error?

I am slowly suspecting a defect USB cable.

Looking forward to see if anybody has similar issues.

Thx for your time,


shiva33 asked

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Battery Voltage Difference 100/30 vs Actual Battery Voltage

I've been having an issue with my 100/30's going into float way before absorbtion or even float voltage is achieved. I then noticed there is a thread about this issue on the Facebook Lithium on Boats page and decided to check out my system. The MPPT shows a battery voltage of 13.71v. Battery voltage measured at the controller's own battery terminals show a voltage of 13.48v, BMV-702 shows 13.48 voltage at my solar charge bus measures 13.48v. I and many users on the Facebook group believe there is a software issue with the MPPTs. FYI I'm running 1.37 and have just reinstalled this version to rule out software corruption.

Flip-Flops asked
Holle commented ·

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Correct preset 75/15 smart solar with 2X 110ah flooded battery's

After the correct preset please for the above setup. I cannot make any sense of the manual. Smart battery sense also fitted

Thanks in advance


Carpy asked
Guy Stewart (Victron Community Manager) edited ·

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How do I get my Victron Quattro to charge batttery bank at maximum 140 Amps?

I have a Victron Quattro in my grid tie in system in which is also a Fronius 8kva Solar Inverter feeding an 800ah battery bank and a 13 kva generator. A Color GX allows online monitoring and control of the system.

The problem I have observed is that my Victron Quattro does not charge my batteries at the maximum amps possible (DC 140 amps) when it can. The maximum I have observed (during bulk and absorption charge states) is 80 amps. This happens no irrespective of the mains supplier (Grid or Gen). On VEConfic "General" tab, I have set my "Shore limit on AC 1 (grid) and AC 2 (gen) to over 60 amps and 55 amps respectively which is more that sufficient to meet the charger's demands.On the "Charger" tab, the charge current is also set to 140 amps. I have the ESS assistant running because i don't want any Feed in to grid when the PV is running. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Fotodadi asked
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Load output on Victron Smartsolar MPPT controller is always off.

The jumper is removed, the bluetooth app is connected and load output is set to always on. The load output keeps showing as off and there is 0v on the connectors.

I tried resets, reboots firmware upgrade, etc. Everything suggested in this community. I'm not the only one struggling with the load output. Nothing helps.

Also the charge settings are not suited for LifePO4 batteries. It looked so good on paper but it's definitely not working properly due to poorly written software.

Any suggestions are still welcome though, this is my last hope because there's not even support from Victron directly, they send you to the vendor. Not good service.

Mathijs asked
DubaiSolarRookie answered ·

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How can I log BMV data and be aible to read it in future versions of Victron Connect

Dear Victron and Victron users,

I'm using the Victron Connect App with a Victron Bluetooth dongle to log settings and history of different BMV-700 monitors, but with the new software version (5.8) I'm not able to open files that where saved with an older software version (5.7). Why is the software and the saved data not backwards compatible? how can I open 5.7 data into 5.8 software?

Paul van der Meulen asked
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Phoenix Multiplus 24/3000/17 Software version 1812144 connection problem with MK2.

Hi, I'm trying to connect and "old" Multiplus with my computer to update some settings.
I'm trying with the latest VeConfigure 3 version with an updated MK2 dongle but I only get errors. (After "Retrieving supported functions" and the progress bar, appear another message "reading Block 1" and then "Error during communication, YES/NO/HELP").

Also tried with a new MK3 updated but I can't stablished connection to the unit.

Also tryed with the VeConfigure version 90.03.120 and the MK2 but the software says its not compatible with the Multiplus version 1812144.

Also I have updated the USB Serial drivers that I got from the VeConfigure in the "Special" tab in the main menu, but nothing change.

In every step I had restarted my PC and the Multiplus.

If somebody can send me a tip I will be very grateful.

Thank you in advence!

Nicoz asked
Nicoz commented ·

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Load randomly disconnecting


I have been using a MPPT 100/15 Bluetooth controller for the past week and starting yesterday the the controller has been randomly disconnecting the load. After noticing the load is off, when I open up the Victron connect app and the Bluetooth connects, the load switches back on. It happens in every load setting even “always on” I have been doing some research but can’t find any answers. Please help!


Christian Hartenstein asked
iostrym answered ·

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No option to change pin in VictronConnect App

Despite what the manual states, when I go into the product info page on the IOS and MacOS app there is no option to change the PIN for the device. Has anyone successfully changed the PIN in one of these apps?

RVliving asked
ucdailoi commented ·

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Victron toolkit cable calculator - what does length mean?

Trying to use the Victron toolkit app to determine cable size.

What unit of measure does "length" refer to? Is this the distance measured PER cable in a run?

E.g a 6 meter physical distance to the battery, is this 12 meters cable "length"? (Calculating both the positive and negative run).

In my case, I plan on running negative via the chassis. How does this affect the measure of cable "length" in terms of the Victron toolkit app?


johannes.hovda asked
Mark commented ·

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3-Phase Quattro system Failures

We installed a DC Coupled 3-Phase Quattro System, consisting of:

3 x Quattro 8000/48

2 x Smartsolar 250/60

2 x Samrtsolar 250/70

Octo GX


2 X REVOV Lithium Battery

We have experienced that the system trip in the mornings between 6-7am and switch back ON after 1 min.

Have checked network cables between inverters and Octo GX with Cable Tester and everything tested OK.

ESS is installed on all inverters. All settings confirmed!

Checked all other connections.

Remote Console show the following Errors in sequence:

#14 Device transmit error

#3 Expected devices error

I will appreciate any help please.

Anton de Swardt asked
mvader (Victron Energy) answered ·

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Security Issue / Password / Bluetooth / SmartSolar MPPT 100/20

Hello everybody,

I was somehow surprised as a friend of mine demonstrated to login into my SmartSolar with the default pin 000000 - I directly changed the password (which was not set to default) to a new password - but still he was able to login.

The app on ios confirms the password change - it even confirms that the old password / pin is not set to default.

Firmware SmartSolar MPPT 100/20 is v1.39
Firmware VictronConnect on IOS is v5.7

Any hint or idea is welcome


jens001 asked
jens001 commented ·

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Feature Request- Victron Connect APP - history for plug in battery chargers

VictronConnect App

Is an software update planned, where I can see, how many Ah was re-charged, until Battery is back in “Storage”-Status?

I am using a BSC IP22 12|20(1) to charge a 150Ah DeepCycle AGM Battery in our VW California while 230V~ is available..

Would be nice to know how much Ah was the recharge, in order to estimate, when the airheater will fail due to lag of electricity and my wife ...

B Kohne asked
Gary Pacey commented ·

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Color control set up

Hi all have just installed my victron essy solar and all good up and running in no time just one small thing that is bugging me is that on the color control it is not showing the battery % just showing the v is ther a way to show this

Stevo101 asked
Mark commented ·

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Feature Request - VRM Device Summary Details List

A regular element of 'system' management / maintenance is to collect all the varying details of your system components and their various status.

Whilst I understand that I can expand (+) the device list on VRM and get further details of the individual equipments there is detail that is missing (e.g. S/N, configuration lists (as per VE.Configure3)) and it would be great to be able to get these out to check that your equipment configuration is actually what you want it to be.

I recently had a new 24/5000 Multi installed and the configuration (electrician with VE.configure) was not what I had in mind; particularly as it relates to AC voltage, safety assistant for example).

I printed out the 'settings' (x.txt) to file and could then easily 'check' my configuration. Given that I do not own a PC (only MAC) I use VRM to check up on the various items but cannot get this listing that I am aware.

Would be great to get ALL or 'selected' item configuration listing which could then be 'saved' to file/downloaded.


Michael Riley asked
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Bmv reader has no temperature feild in log file

Bmv 712 with temperature sensor shows temperture on Bmv 712 display and in Bmv Reader software but there is no temperature feild in log file.

Is there any way to enable temperature reading to be added to log file

Egk4d asked
Paul B answered ·

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App with more information

Hi there,

is there an App out there that can display information from 2-3 smart devices ?

Or is Vitron itself planing something like that ? I gues it would be Easy to adapt the smart network to diliver more information ...

I have a BMV700 and at the moment 1 mppt, with a mobile panel I would get a second one. Now thith al this fancy monotoirng software I would realy like to se some basic infos like SOC, Solar 1 and Solar 2 on on screen ....

THX Bastian

Bastian asked
JohnC answered ·

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Can I use the VE.Direct to Bluetooth Smart dongle with an PC?


can I use the PC Software Victron Connect also via Bluetooth?

I want to use the Bluetooth Dongle also with the IOS App, but we have a Laptop on Board and it would be good to control via the Laptop also.

BR Stefan

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