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Using DC DC Converters for power conditioning

Isolated DC DC Converter
Anyone using sensitive electronics in a mobile environment will be familiar with the problem of equipment malfunction caused by a fluctuating power supply. This article describes how to solve the problem...........
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Ever wondered what is inside a Victron Lithium Battery?

Inside a battery
Ever wondered what is inside a Victron Smart Lithium Battery? Here is an inside photo to show you
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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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Victron Cyrix explained

Cyrix
The Cyrix Battery Combiner is a microprocessor controlled heavy duty relay that automatically connects batteries in parallel when one of them has reached a pre-set voltage There are a lot of variations of the Victron Cyrix and this article attempts to explain the differences between them
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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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Sprinter Van Electrical Systems Engineering by TouRig

 Sprinter van battery system
Sprinter Van Electrical Systems Engineering by TouRig
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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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Setting up parallel and split phase systems using the Victron MultiPlus and Quattro inverter chargers



This article is about setting up parallel and three phase systems using the MultiPlus and Quattro inverter chargers
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Video on the inner workings of the MultiPlus inverter charger

MultiPlus videoThis 20 minute video has an in-depth look at the inner workings of the MultiPlus and Quattro inverter chargers
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How to change a pulley on a Balmar alternator

To change an alternator pulley you need the right tool, this short video shows you how.
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Safe handling of Lithium Batteries

You have to handle Lithium Batteries carefully to avoid accidental short circuits, the consequences of dropping a wrench on the terminals could be disastrous.
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Victron MultiPlus in Power Assist Mode

MultiPlus in power assist mode
The Victron MultiPlus inverter charger can sync with a small generator to provide additional power to start a load like an air conditioner that the generator by itself wouldn't be able to get started.
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Current Wars movie now in theaters!!

   





                New movie now in theaters
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Victron Energy Products at SEMA Car Show

  

         Black Rhino Jeep Gladiator using Victron Energy products at the SEMA car show!!
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Victron Energy New Smart DC-DC charger




            New Product: Orion-TR Smart DC-DC charger
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Alternator Charging Lithium

 


           How to not blow up your alternator
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Ross Lukeman Camper Van Projects

 

               Camper van projects by Ross Lukeman
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Dixon Marine Sprinter Van

 

             Dixon Marine sprinter van setup
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Lithium Battery Installation - example from Sailbits.Com



This is to introduce an article written by one of our customers about his experiences installing a Lithium Battery System on his Beneteau
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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 Victron MultiPlus inverter charger with the VE Configure program - Part 3 - "The Assistants"



Programming with the VE Configure program is easy. Part 1 of the Blog Post described the proceedure. Part 2 described the settings, and this is Part 3 which discusses the use of "Assistants" which are apps you can load and which control how the MultiPlus behaves in certain circumstances.
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Programming your Victron MultiPlus inverter charger with the VE Configure program - Part 2 - The Settings


Programming with the VE Configure program is easy and Part 1 of this Blog Post described the procedure. This part describes the settings themselves.
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Programming your Victron MultiPlus inverter charger with the VE Configure program - Part 1 - The Proceedure





Programming with the VE Configure program is so easy compared to trying to program your MultiPlus using the dipswitches. You will require the Mk3USB interface. Here are part 1 of the instructions which describes the proceedure. Part 2 wil then go into the settings themselves.  Since this article was written Victron have updated the instruction manual for the VE Configure program.  You can read about it on my updated Blog Post
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Installing your Victron MultiPlus Inverter Charger

The post details unpacking, mounting and wiring your new MultiPlus, subsequent articles will detail the programming options.
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Demo Lithium Battery System

Lithium Battery System Demo

I'm building a complete Lithium Battery System as a demo to take to the Annapolis Boat Show.  As I build the system I will be writing about it in this blog post. So check back again as this post will change from day to day.  The entire installation will be online on the Victron VRM Portal and you will be able to check in and see the state of charge and useage statistics.......
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