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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.

Update the firmware in your Smart Lithium Ion Battery and get built-in low temperature protection

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 11/30/2018 to Batteries (Lithium Ion)
The latest version of the Victron Connect App has a firmware update for Victron Smart Lithium Ion batteries that allows you to set their low temperature "allow to charge" parameters.

Inverter Specifications: The difference between VA and Watts

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 11/30/2018 to Victron MultiPlus and Quatro
The terms Watts and VA are often used interchangeably when referring to inverter specifications, but are they the same?

Victron Glass Bridge System Integration coming in 2019

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 11/21/2018 to System Integration
The Victron Venus GX or Color Control GX will be able to provide a seamless plug and play integration with many models of Raymarine, Garmin and Navico MFD's starting in 2019

Data Logging your battery system using the Victron BMV battery monitor and the Victron BMV reader software

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 11/19/2018 to Battery Monitoring
Many of our industrial customers would like to be able to set up data logging on their battery systems. With the Victron BMV battery monitor and the Victron BMV Reader software this is an easy project......

An overview of wiring standards for boats in the US

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 11/16/2018 to Electrical Standards
he standards that apply to wiring your boat in the US are the ABYC standards and the Code of Federal Regulations Title 33 CFR Sections 183.401 - 183.460 The ABYC standards are voluntary and the CFR standards are mandatory. The ABYC standards incorporate the CFR standards so a boat built to the ABYC Standards should automatically meet the CFR standards. This article is a brief introduction to the subject

Keep your wiring neat and tidy

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 11/15/2018 to Projects
Neat wiring is hard to achieve but it makes everything about the project go better. Take a look at these project photos if you need a bit of inspiration.

Programming your Victron MultiPlus Inverter/Charger - Using the dipswitches

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 11/7/2018 to Victron MultiPlus and Quatro
There are various ways to program the Victron MultiPlus inverter charger, this article details using the dipswitches to do basic programming