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Visio stencils for Victron products

Hi all, does any body know if Victron have made stencils for Visio for their Victron Products?

Or if any body else made it and made it free to use.

It makes lite so much easier when making my schematics.


vetobus asked
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Quattro 10 Kva overload whilst low load when power failure occurred


I have a client whose 10 kVA Quattro switch off due to overload when the AC loads were very low (about 400 watts) and his batteries were fully charged with solar power available. What could have possibly caused this? This happened immediately after the grid was switched off by utility provider in SA due to loadshedding.

Many thanks,


aldrevs asked
Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) commented ·

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Quattro 12/5000 220 no LED on, not working

Quattro 12/5000 stopped working

No LED on

Item now removed disconnected and connected several times

Ac and or dc inputs fine

Ve bus disconnected

Can not connect to mk2 or other ve bus items

No sign of heat or broken electronic, was basically only used as charger

Think warranty is over purchased 2015or16

Any ideas

Sybigsmile asked

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Does this Van setup make sense?

I'm converting a Van to an office/camper.

I just finished planning my energy system (Or at least think so) and maybe someone here wants to have a look and comment on whether it makes sense? Or maybe give suggestions to improve it?

Energy requirements are between 500-1000Wh per day, depending on usage. And it's mostly used to power a fridge, a diesel heater, lights and some computer equipment. When the sun is shining or the batteries are well charged for other reasons I'm also thinking to do some light cooking which i think might add another 200-500Wh.

The target is to be able to cover about 4 days before needing to charge again, even with bad weather and no driving involved.


jaetzold asked
jaetzold commented ·

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Victron 100/30 MPPT fuse keeps blowing.

I have a simple solar setup with a MPPT controller and Battery Monitor.

I am running Renogy 200w solar panels and a renogy 200amp hour battery. I have a sea life fuse box that runs LED lights and a dometic CFX 95 fridge.

My solar system will be running efficiently and all of a sudden my victron controller will blow the internal fuse. The first time I thought was a fluke but it just happened again.

During these times I have not done anything to my solar configurations because everything is running fine.

Has this happened to anyone? Can my battery monitor be doing this? I got the battery monitor not that long ago and looking back, both times it’s been after battery monitor install. Not sure how this could cause it but hopefully someone has had the same issue.

Jonginolfi asked
ejrossouw answered ·

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Can I combine Phoenix 350/12 Inverter remote on/off switch (5v) with 12 volt system switch?

Hi all,

In my caravan I currently have an option to switch of my 12 volt battery. I also have a Victron Phoenix 350/12 inverter which has remote on/off functionality. I would like to make use of my existing outlet to be able to switch the inverter on/off remotely from within hand reach, while currently one switch in the outlet is not used. Could I do the setup as in the picture? Thus combine the 12 volt and 5 volt (neutral) wire?


Hope you can help.


Tim Visser asked
Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) answered ·

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Advice on RCD and MCB selection; input and output for Multiplus inverter/charger?

The 1.2kW Multiplus example schematic, which is similar to my own setup, suggests RCD and MCB on input and output of AC; it seems logical that both sides are protected for situations where there is no RCD/MCB in the hookup point (?)

From reading the datasheets and guides, I was thinking of using a type A RCD on the input to the multiplus and type B for the outputs (loads inside campervan) because type B may give extra protection for inverter failure modes? type A are also cheaper so if they fit the requirements, jobs a carrot ;-)

Any advice* on RCD/MCB selection would be appreciated.

* While I am asking for advice, I am responsible for my own actions and decisions WRT mains voltages; Im well aware of the dangers!

RCD for input:

Eaton 2P 25A RCD Switch, Trip Sensitivity 30mA Type A PXF-25/2/003-A


Kopp 2P 25A Instantaneous RCD Switch, Trip Sensitivity 30mA 752.52801.2

RCD for inverter output:

Eaton 2P 25A Instantaneous RCD, Trip Sensitivity 30mA Type B PKNM-25/1N/B/003-A-MW

MCB for input and output:

Eaton xEffect MCB Mini Circuit Breaker 2P 10A 6kA Curve B #FAZ6-B10/2


Kopp MCB Mini Circuit Breaker 2P 10A 10kA Curve B 7210.2000.0

economicpygmy asked
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Where do I start setting up victron devices?

Setting figures/numbers please required for my bmv-712 & mppt smart controller 100/30 setup....complete novice. I have 2x 160w solar panels, 2x varta la95 agm batteries, bmv-712 & victron mppt smart controller 100/30..Thank you and wait in anticipation.

vee42 asked
DayAndNight answered ·

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Victron Blue Power charger 12V/15A - combination with 2 batteries, is it enough


I've got a Victron Blue Power Charger 12/15, the older model without bluetooth.

I have a 150Ah Victron battery as house battery for all equipment. I also got a 60Ah starter battery attached to my outboard. Between the two I installed a Victron Cyrix-ct 12/24V-120A.

Now when I am at the marina, can I use my charger to charge the batteries? Is it powerful enough for this set-up? Can I leave this charging all the time? I have got a remote power-switch installed so I could also just charge the day before when I want to take my boat out a day..

Hope to hear you soon,

Kindest regards, Marcel

Marcel_NL asked

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Problems with Quattro going fault and OFF without responding

Our Quattro is randomly going OFF repeatedly and when doe so, we can't get it back to life ourselves, only at his will and randomly starts working again.

Any ideas what can be the issue or how to ensure the unit is not faulty?


Lluisitu asked
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Victron app incorrectly indicating low panel voltage and charger not charging.

My 100/50 controller has been working flawlessly. One day, it failed to charge, even though there was plenty of sun and my batteries needed it. The app indicated that the controller status was OFF and that the panel voltage was lower than the battery level, which didn't make sense. I removed the panel wires at the controller and saw that the panels were providing over 20 volts, and not the 12+ volts that the app indicated. I unplugged the panels and batteries from the controller, waited, then reconnected everything. The controller immediately started to work properly, charging my batteries, and worked fine for a couple of weeks...until today.

Today, the app indicated the earlier problem. My batteries were in the neighborhood of 12.50 volts, and the app indicated that the panels were only providing something like 12.47 volts, even though it was very sunny. I again disconnected the panel input wire right at the controller and saw that the panels were actually providing well over 20 volts. I again disconnected both the panel input and batteries from the controller, waited, and reconnected everything, however the controller still won't charge and the app is indicating that the panel voltage is again just under the battery voltage. Thoughts?

SV Jean Anne asked
Gazzafish answered ·

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Hallo! Ich möchte gerne ein erweiterbares Setup für mein Auto haben.

Hallo! Ich möchte gerne ein erweiterbares Setup für mein Auto haben. Als erstes würde ich eine 12/100Ah LiFePO4 Batterie anschaffen wollen. Ich müsste damit eine Kühlbox mit einem täglichen Verbrauch von 10 bis 40Ah pro Tag betreiben und zusätzlich meine Kameraakkus laden können. Als Stromquellen stehen zur Verfügung: Lichtmaschine vom Fahrzeug (ca. 40Ah), Landstrom über Kabeltrommel, und später als Erweiterung würde ich noch eine faltbare Solarzelle mit Laderegler hinzufügen. Auf der Abgabeseite brauche ist 12V auf verschiedenen Buchsen (Zigarettenanzünder/Anderson-Stecker/am besten auch ein USB-Lade-Ausgang) und 230V mit einer Stärke von ca. 300 bis 500W auf einer Schukodose oder Steckleiste. Welche Geräte brauche ich genau und wie müssen sie verkabelt werden. Es wäre schöne wenn ich so viel wie möglich die neuen Bluetooth-Smart Komponenten benutzen könnte, um die App auf dem iPhone nutzen zu können. Ich würde das ganze erstmal in eine Kiste bauen, so das es nicht immer im Fahrzeug angekabelt wäre. Brauche ich noch in irgendeiner Form eine Hauptsicherung, oder Einzelsicherungen. Gibt es ein Relais, was die Lichtmaschine zwischen Starterbatterie und Zusatzbatterie umschalten? Ich würde gerne die gesamte elektrische Verkabelung vom Auto so belassen und nur maximal den Pluspol an der Starterbatterie neu anklemmen. Besten Dank', Nico asked
ripper answered ·

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Victron Easysolar 48/5000 trips earth leakage when main power is restored

Hi, I have just recently joined the community of sun loving energy seekers by getting a Victron EasySolar 48/5000 system with solar panels and pylontech batteries installed by a reputable installer.

The system is working extremely well but being based in South Africa we currently get a lot of power cuts and one thing I am noticing is that Earth Leakage circuit breaker is tripping whenever our main power is restored from the grid after a power cut. We have never had issues with Earth leakage problems before and I tested the system by manually switching power off to the inverter from the mains and then switching it back on (It trips the breaker) I did this a couple of times and it tripped nearly every single time.

I then bypassed the inverter setup via the changeover switch and simulated a "power failure" from the mains and switched it back on again and the Earth leakage did not trip. I did this about 4 times and not once did the earth leakage trip, so basically it means that for some reason the Victron is tripping the breaker

I have contacted my installer and electrician but I am still waiting for a response from them with regards to this. so I thought I would ask you friendly folks on this forum if anybody may know why the system is doing this?

Thank you

Solar is my friend asked
ET1 answered ·

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Virtual switch

Hello - I have a system with 3 x 5KVA Multiplus which has been running great for couple of years - suddenly the Virtual switch is not working - any ideas? - I haven changed any settings - except after I found it not to work I changed a few values just to see if any change

Tzdansker asked
austino commented ·

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How to optimise the BMV-700 series sync parameters |

I am trying to follow instructions to optimise the sync parameters.
I have a Victron BMV-700 Smart , & a IP22 Charger.

I have 2 x TN LiFePO4-12.8V 84Ah lithium phosphate cell batteries(in parallel) in my VW Campervan .

It has a 100w solar panel on the roof.

It has a Redarc BCDC1240D 3 Stage charger

The part i am struggling with is the Charge detection time, which according to instructions, should be set to 1.05 for Li-ion batteries. I can only set it to 1, or 2, 3.... etc there is no option for the 0.5. (see screen capture)

Also i am assuming that the float charge is 13.8, & have set the Charged voltage to 13.5. would this be correct for a Lithium battery?

Is it also correct that a Lithium battery should not be kept at 100% charged all the time, because of early cell damage?


Many thanks for any help with this.

Elduderino asked
Elduderino commented ·

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Re: The Victron app and “favorites?”

One quick feature that would be wicked useful at RV gatherings (for example) is to be able to specify either favorite or to be able to identify “my” products, so we don’t end up with lists like this...


msitarzewski asked

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Hoping for opinions on full Victron RV system plan

Dear all,

as I am new with all Victron components and quite francly electrics in general, I would really appreciate some opinions on my system plan. I have already put a lot of effort into this and read lots of articles and info but in the end every system is individual in itself and I am by far no expert yet.

I am planning to install all this into a bus that I am currently converting into an RV in Germany. I'm saying that to make clear that there is no current "house electricity" in the bus except cables throughout the walls to all appliances and outputs. For all 12V wiring I ran positive AND negative wires, so I guess the Orion DCDC converter might be an unneeded add-on in my case.

I don't really have many specific questions anymore. I was more hoping for someone with experience in Victron equipment to approve/or help improve my plan.

The only specific questions I am left with concerns the 4A trickle charge output of the Multiplus. Is it okay to just hook this up to my start battery positiv or do I need to be concerned about overcharging this battery once full?

I thank everyone who might get involved and look forward to any input you all might have.




Doran asked
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Victron Quattro 12-3000-120 Overload while charging

İ have a Victron Quattro 12/3000/120 which is installed in 2011 together with a Fischer Panda 6000i. The Victron Quattro has worked flawless till this year. İt started when İ connected the Victron to shore power. After a certain time the Quattro went in overload during charging. İt seemed that if İ ran the generator that there wasn't any problem but now same problem arises. Without shore power or generator the inverter is working flawless also under load but during charging the Overload light goes on and İ have to set the switch on the Quattro to Off and On again to start it up again (From the remote no response at all). Switching to 'Charge Only' doesn't make any difference. After a while the Quattro goes in Overload and both on shore power and generator. Both AC supplies have stable voltages. Any one any idea?

Maurice asked
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Please what does victron inverter state "255" mean and also what MPPT state "131" is?

Please i need an explanation as to what VE.bus inverter state "255" mean and also what MPPT state "131" is?

Greatakpan asked
mvader (Victron Energy) answered ·

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Why does the production of my Fronius drop drastically until it is restarted in an AC Coupled system with a Victron Inverter

I installed an 8kVA Victron Quattro Inverter, with Venus GX, 13.8kWH BYD battery, 250V 100A Smart solar MPPT Charge Controller, 3500W PV panels for the Charge controller.

Alao installed is a 5kW Fronius Primo Inverter with 6,300W PV panels

The system works fine and I could get as much as 5000W on the Fronius; but the production of the Fronius drops drastically almost daily; it could go as low as 190w (even when there's ample sunlight) and stays that way until the Fronius is restarted (then it starts producing normally again). Also when the batteries are full, the production of the Fronius drops and the loads start taking from the battery.

What could be responsible for this, and how can this be corrected?

Take note also that the panels are not shaded, and the production of the Charge Controller's panels stay as expected.

The system is entirely off grid.

The assistant used is the PV assistant.

I'll greatly appreciate any help I can get from @guy Stewart and from anyone. Thanks.

Vicstix asked
PetaJoule commented ·

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Is the Victron Quattro 8kW Compatible with a Honda Generator (7.2KVA)?

Hi Guys,

We have a community project in a Glass grow-dome.

We want to have 4kW of solar panels, BYD batteries and also a generator.

We have the below generator already and want to know can we run both 4kW of solar and the genny together on the Victron Quattro 8kW.

Generator details: (SIP 04478 Electric Start Honda Generator 7.2KVA REF: SIP04478)


EcoHorizon asked
PetaJoule commented ·

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Isolation Transformer 3600W Isolation 100 ohms between boat PE and Shore PE

Isolation Transformer 3600W

Has anyone else had this problem

would be nice if I could get a full circuit diagram

but to my understanding there should be no electrical path between Boat PE and shore

Neil JB asked
Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) commented ·

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Victron Inverter question

We have a 5kw Victron inverter and this morning the power in our house went. The blue box showed no red overload light (we werent over5kw) just the orange float light. Nothing had tripped on the main breakerboard for the house. It happened twice and then restored itself without intervention after aprox. 2-3 minutes. Please could someone give us an idea of what could be the problem. thanks

Leah asked
Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) answered ·

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Scheme of the system with stabilizers and Fronius

I tried to describe my problem in a file with drawn diagrams of my system. Please see the attachment.


Viktor asked
Viktor commented ·

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No mppt charge controller data

Sorry for all the questions.

I have the Victron EasySolar 5kVA with Color Control panel and the BYD Battery-Box Pro LV with 4 battery modules 10.24 kWh.

I I'm trying to figure out why I can't see any mppt charge controller data, as far as I can see in the off grid victron +BYD guide you should be able to see data as normal if your charge controller is ve direct and not can bus.

Can any one help me get to the bottom of this.

Many thanks

Jakecloss asked
Jakecloss commented ·

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Victron multi 2

When I add a certain grid to the sittings the inverter trips out and will not run it seems that it does not like the grid code selected come out what could be the problem

tyronmarais asked
Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) answered ·

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