Lithium Battery Cell Balancing



In this article we are discussing what happens when the cells in a lithium battery get unbalanced
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Programming your MultiPlus or Quattro with Victron Connect

Programming Multi Plus
This article was updated in July 2022 and covers programming your MultiPlus or Quattro with Victron Connect.   The program has continued to evolve and is now at the point where it can be used for all programming unless you need to use the "Assistants".  For that you still need the VE Config program
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TechOps Specialty Vehicles Factory Tour



The Specialty Vehicle market is booming these days and more and more examples of mobile businesses are cropping up everywhere.  Trends that we are seeing is the move away from generators and towards battery power.
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Ready Set Van

Ready Set Van

Ready Set Van Full Facility Tour
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Comparing Battery Sizes for 12 volt batteries



This article compares the size of the most popular sizes of our Victron Smart Lithium Batteries with typical sizes of batteries commonly found in the US 
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Battery Powered Air Conditioning

Battery Powered Air Conditioning  For years we have been hearing from Boat Owners that they would like to run appliances including Air Conditioning powered from the electrical system. Previously up to now the answer has been NO, you don’t
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A guide to selecting the right BMS for your Victron Smart Lithium battery system



When designing a Victron lithium battery system there are so many BMS options to choose from that it can become a bit confusing. This article is a guide to selecting the right one for your project.
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Using a Cerbo GX with multiple voltages


This article demonstrates what happens when you have multiple DC voltages connected to the same Cerbo GX 
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Lagoon 380 Lithium Project

Lagoon 380 Lithium Project More Solar and Batteries = noise and pollution free air conditioning
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New Van Demo Electrical System

Lithium BatteryDemo system for Sprinter Van
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Using the Victron SmartShunt or BMV as a DC Ammeter

Thanks to a software upgrade the Victron SmartShunt or BMV now has an alternative use to measure power production or consumption of a single device
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What case size is my alternator

We finally got around to taking pictures of a small and large case alternator side by side.
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New Stackable Battery Chargers From Victron Energy

Synchronized charging
Victron Energy announced recently that the Firmware for the IP22 chargers has been updated allow synchronized charging. Now you can take two 30 amp chargers and put them together to make a 60 amp charger.
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Adventure Van Expo Lake Dillon CO

This is one event of several events PKYS Inc attended. A few of our Van Installers were at the Lake Dillon expo
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Camper Van from Overland Van Builders

Doug Fauths new van from Carriage Hill Cabinets is for one of their Home owners and it has the look and feel of a high quality Home . The owners are avid Camper and cyclists
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Victron North American Training Tour

Starting in Elkart IN in July 2021 and finishing in Jacksonville FL in February 2022 this extensive tour of North America will bring training days and Open House demos all over the US and Canada
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New Victron Training Videos

Victron training videos now available - follow through from beginner to expert
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Parts Shortages



There are lots of parts shortages at the moment and this article discusses options and substitutions for some of the key items
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Off Grid Camper Built By Cameron

Cameron purchased a 1996 Safari Sahara 3044. They are known for their riveted aluminum exterior and robust build design. The RV was mostly trashed on the inside with water leaks and termite damage, so it was gutted to the studs. While
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Setting up your Cerbo GX to work on the Victron VRM

VRM world
We recommend you set up your Victron Cerbo GX on the Victron VRM portal as part of the installation procedure. It only takes a few minutes and is easier to do while the instructions are at hand and the installation is all fresh in your mind. Then if you ever need remote support it will be all set up and you will be able to put your Cerbo GX online and share your site.
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Controlling the MultiPlus Inverter Charger from the BMS CL 12-100



I have had quite a lot of questions about how to interface the MultiPlus to the CL 12-100 so I wrote this short article to explain how it works
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Installation and Instruction manual for the new Victron Smart BMS CL 12-100

I wrote my own personal installation and instruction manual for this BMS to help people understand what it is used for and how to install and use it. I hope it helps make your life a bit easier. Please feel free to add your comments and questions at the end
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Nomadic Cooling van system explained - Victron Lithium Batteries



This 12 minute video shows a complete Victron Lithium Battery system for a van equipped with Nomadic Cooling air conditioners
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Installation and commissioning of your new Victron Smart Lithium Batteries

Youv'e ordered you new batteries and all the stuff to go with them, now its time to get reading and familiarize yourself with the nuts and bolts of how to put the system together. Hopefully this guide will get your started. Check back from time to time as it will be updated.
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Boat Project Examples

 
This is a collection of boat photos showing some typical installs
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