Major update to Victron Connect - Remote connection now available over the internet


This blog post describes an upgrade to the Victron Connect software v5.20 released in April 2020. Now with the aid of a GX device such as the Cerbo GX connected devices can be controlled and configured remotely over the internet.
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ABYC Webinar - De-mystifying Basic Electrical Concepts

Basic Concepts

This ABYC Webinar covers a lot of ground and discusses wiring, wire sizing, circuit protection and the basic concepts involved in putting together a marine electrical system
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Victron new products update Winter 2019-2020

Cerbo GX
Victron have adopted a page out of the Apple playbook and made a big announcement of new products recently in Amsterdam at the Mets 2019 expo. They have upped their game this year with the addition of a splashy video to showcase the abilities of the new Cerbo GX. Read about our first impressions in the following blog post.......
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Testing your Lithium Ion battery system

When you have completed your lithium battery system you need to take if for an extended test drive so that you understand fully that it works the way it was designed. Don't assume it works, try it out.
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Programming your MultiPlus with Victron Connect



Victron Connect now works with VE Bus devices - meaning you can program your MultiPlus with a Mac. This is a long awaited upgrade to the Victron software portfolio. There are still some restrictions but this will be enough to keep most Mac users happy.
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Test it out




One way to test out a complicated system is to build it on the test bench before installing it. This is a great idea on so many levels. It allows you to get thoroughly familiar with what we are installing, it is so much easier to work on a system sitting on a table, and it allows you to get the bugs out without being on your hands and knees.
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Victron VE Configure documentation update

Victron VE Configure
The Victron VE Configure documentation has been redrafted. It contains additional detail, and a new section about how to use the “Ignoring AC Input with Virtual Switch” feature. Video examples are now embedded within the manual to help with some of the more complex procedures; and you can copy a link to Sections of the manual – making it easier to share specific parts of the document.
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New Victron Color Control GX Manual released

CCGX

The new Victron Color Control GX manual released in July 2019 has additional information about the Distributed Voltage and Current Control feature. The new text explains what effects enabling DVCC will have on the battery charge algorithm, and how the system is modified by DVCC in a variety of configurations – including ESS.
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Signal K and Victron Energy integration

Signal-K IntegrationThis article points to a Blog Post from Victron Energy outlining some of the things you can do by integrating Victron Energy with Signal K
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Victron Data Cabling

CCGX Rear ViewThis article shows the back view of the Color Control GX and shows all the connections that are possible and how they are used. Even if the Color Control GX is not used it is a good explanation of how the Victron system goes together
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Trending data added to Victron Connect App



The latest version of Victron Connect (V5.5)includes graphs showing trends for key parameters in Solar and Battery Monitoring mode
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Firmware updates with Victron Connect

Firmware update



Firmware updates to equipment connected using Victron Connect can be made offline as long as your Victron Connect App is up to date. This blog is a reposting of the original Victron Blog Post on the subject.
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Victron Bluetooth pairing code

This article tells you what to do if you are asked for a Bluetooth pairing code for your Victron Bluetooth device
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Demo electrical system layout with Victron 24 Volt MultiPlus inverter charger, solar panels and generator

This post shows a wiring diagram prepared by Victron Energy showing in detail how some of their products connect together. I have annotated the drawing with notes and comments.
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Please use Victron VE Bus cables to hook up Victron VE Bus equipment.

Please use Victron VE Bus cables to hook up VE Bus equipment. Other brands may or may not work, its really not worth the hassle. Read more....
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New forum: Victron Community opened December 2018

A new Victron forum has been launched – it’s called Victron Community. You can use it for your questions, as well as for helping other people.
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Victron Glass Bridge System Integration coming in 2019

The Victron Venus GX or Color Control GX will be able to provide a seamless plug and play integration with many models of Raymarine, Garmin and Navico MFD's starting in 2019
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