Torque Wrench settings for Victron equipment

  

Torque wrench settings are important : Too little and you end up with a loose connection that generates heat, too much and you can strip the threads.  Here is what you need to know....
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Winterizing lithium battery installations

Winter-Battery
Whoever heard of winterizing batteries? Is that even a thing? Well maybe yes, if they are lithium batteries and they are going to be left unattended for an extended period of time. Read more here...
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Cellphone Tower power supply in a container by Sun-In-One

This project is used to power a cellphone tower and is mounted in a shipping container. Built by PKYS Customer SUN IN ONE from Wilmington DE it includes solar charge controllers that harvest power from 44 kW of solar and charge an 8000 amp hour 48 volt battery bank.
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Isolated vs Non-Isolated DC DC Charger?

We get asked the question all the time:  "Do we need an isolated or a non-isolated DC DC charger?"  This article explains the difference.
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Latest updates to Victron VRM


The Victron VRM Portal is a free service that allows you to connect your Victron System to the internet and view and control it remotely from anywhere in the world.  The features are constantly being updated and this post, which will be edited whenever a major change is made, will keep you up to date on what is happening,


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Tax Free shipping to Florida Freight Forwarders


PKYS now collects sales tax for shipments going to Florida.  However if your ultimate destination is overseas and you are using a Florida Freight Forwarder then as long as you choose the right forwarder the shipment can be tax free
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Latest Updates to Victron Connect

Victron Connect is the app used to configure, monitor, update and diagnose your Victron product.  The program is constantly evolving and this article is intended to keep you up to date on the latest improvements.   It will be updated whenever a major update is made.

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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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