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Peter Kennedy has been in  business since 1991 designing, installing and servicing marine electrical systems. The purpose of this blog is to offer support to both professional installers and  do-it-yourself boat owners who wish to undertake this work themselves.
Peter Kennedy has been in  business since 1991 designing, installing and servicing marine electrical systems. The purpose of this blog is to offer support to both professional installers and  do-it-yourself boat owners who wish to undertake this work themselves.

Customizing your Venus

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 5/23/2018 to Software
What follows is a brief excerpt from the original Blog Post which is published online at Jan-Kees-Blog


Jan starts off by saying that the Venus has 5 digital inputs which can be used for a bunch of tasks.  The first ones which come to mind are bilge alarm (Ok/Alarm),  smoke alarm (Ok/Alarm),  fire alarm(Ok/Alarm), door alarm (Open/Closed), Pulse Meter (water volume pumped), generator (Running/Stopped), etc.   And these ‘states’ are all visible on the screen.

Jan suggest that these inputs turn the Venus into a remote boat monitor with capabilities well beyond its original intention. He goes on to show how to do this in detail using some simple and inexpensive add ons.  I will let you read his article yourselves on his blog Jan-Kees-Blog

Here is a screen shot of the end results:


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Jan-Kees.blog
Date: 5/23/2018
Peter, thanks for sharing my blog entry about the Venus Yes, two years ago when I wanted to expand my Color CCGX with some more functionality and was considering adding a marathon N2K system, you opened the door to the fact that a new product was coming a Venus. After which I had a few more discussions with you and Justin, the Victron US sales manager, and I got totally sold. Also because Victron decided to make the software open source, which is unlike any other Marine electronics company. I joined the Victron discussion list and saw that in the future, Venus would be a great monitoring system for lots of things. And then now with one of the latest software release Venus lets me use bilge alerts, high water etc. I have just started connecting alerts to the Venus and am very happy. Once Victron makes these alerts available with VRM and thus email, then I will be golden, and saved thousand of $ over the N2K system I wanted to buy to do the same functions. I have looked to other basic alert system, and if I compare cost, they are about the same or more than the Venus, but all these alert/monitoring systems want a monthly fee, which is not needed with the Venus and VRM. And we all know monthly fees add up

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