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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.

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 with the VE Configure program - Part 3 - "The Assistants"

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 11/14/2018 to Victron MultiPlus and Quatro
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.

Programming your Victron MultiPlus inverter charger with the VE Configure program - Part 2 - The Settings

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 11/14/2018 to Victron MultiPlus and Quatro
Programming with the VE Configure program is easy and Part 1 of this Blog Post described the proceedure. This part describes the settings themselves

Programming your Victron MultiPlus inverter charger with the VE Configure program - Part 1 - The Proceedure

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 11/9/2018 to Victron MultiPlus and Quatro
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

Installing your Victron MultiPlus Inverter Charger

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 11/8/2018 to Victron MultiPlus and Quatro
The post details unpacking, mounting and wiring your new MultiPlus, subsequent articles will detail the programming options.

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