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What is the load output used for on certain Victron MPPT charge controllers

The smaller Victron MPPT Charge Controllers have a load output separate from the battery connection.  This short article explains what it is used for.
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Blue Sea Systems custom panel: What will it look like when installed?

The custom panel program from Blue Sea Systems lets you design your own panel online and produces an image of what it will look like. Its not quite the same as seeing it installed of course. Here is how one panel turned out.
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IP Ratings explained

Many of the items we sell have an IP Rating. Here is an explanation of what they mean.
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How to setup a return at PKYS

You can set up a product return at PKYS by logging in to your account
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Adding an alternator to your lithium battery setup

A discussion on the best way to incorporate an alternator into a Lithium-Ion battery setup
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Sizing your Lithium Ion Battery bank

A discussion on how to select a suitable size battery bank when contemplating an upgrade to Lithium Ion Batteries
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Victron Software is All Open Source

You can write your own software for Victron Energy products or you can write your own interaction with them. Here is an interesting example....
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Charger Settings for AGM Batteries

What are the recommended charge settings for AGM batteries.  We looked it up for you.............
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Demo Lithium Battery System Comparison to AGM

How much does it costDemo Lithium Battery System Comparison to AGM Batteries
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Which is better, a Balmar Smart Gauge or a Victron BMV Meter?

The Balmar Smart Gauge and the Victron BMV meter come at their answers in totally different ways. Which does a better job and why?
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Smart Solar is coming

The next generation of Victron MPPT solar charge controllers will have built in Bluetooth, which frees up the VE Direct Port for other uses.  Read all about it......
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New Victron Connect Release v3.1 available

New Victron Connect App Release v3.1 available August 2017 features demo mode as well as support for Blue Smart Chargers, Smart Lithium Batteries, VE Direct Phoenix Inverters, MPPT Charge Controllers and more.
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Review of Victron Battery Monitor and MPPT Controller with Smart Phone Display

Review of BMV Energy Monitor and MPPT with smart phone displayRead a review written by one user who installed a BMV Energy Monitor, MPPPT solar charge controller and smart phone display in his camper
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Custom panel rear view

This is an actual panel built to order for a customer and it is going in a specialized off road vehicle.
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Victron MPPT solar charger error codes explained

Error codes explained - Victron Energy MPPT solar charge controllers
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What happens when I have multiple charge sources charging a single battery bank

What happens when I have multiple charge sources charging a single battery bank? I get this question asked almost every day. "I have a battery charger, an alternator, and solar panels charging the same battery. Does it get overcharged?" Here are some thoughts on the subject.....
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Off Grid Solar House

This is the story of the final installation of Victron equipment on this off-grid solar house, this house has a twist though, it is made of straw bales......
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Altmount installation on a Universal M35

Here is a photo and description of the installation of an Altmount kit on a Universal M35 on a Nonsuch 30
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Help with interpreting Amp Hour Readings

I'm getting weird reading from my Victron BMV amp hour meter. The readings don't seem to relate to what I think is happening. HELP !
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Dont do this

Its a total No-No to connect AC Neutral to Ground on board a boat.  One boat did by accident, see what happened.......
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ABYC standard for ELCI's explained

ABYC standard for ELCI's explained

We all know that electricity and water don't mix.  What we may not be aware of is how many drownings occur every year because of electrical current in the water.  The new ABYC standard requiring ELCI circuit breakers on shore power service to boats is an attempt to reduce the amount of stray electrical current in the water - read below for an explanation of what this is all about.
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USCG Boatbuilders Handbook goes online

Boatbuilders Handbook

The USCG Boatbuilders handbook is now online for free........
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Custom sub-panel for Amel 54

This is just a small sub-panel on this French built saiboat. Part of the panel is 12 volt and part is 24 volt
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New Victron Energy Bluetooth Dongle now available

Bluetooth DongleA Bluetooth dongle is now available so that you can read data from your Victron Energy BMV energy Monitor or MPPT Solar Charge Controller on an iPhone, iPad or Android Devices
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Voltage drop tables

I am always referring to these tables so I thought I would put them in my blog where they will be easier to find
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