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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.

Battery charging with programmable temperature compensation

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 7/25/2019 to Battery Chargers
Temperature compensation for lead acid batteries

With Victron MultiPlus and Quattro inverter chargers the temperature compensation used for lead acid batteries can now be configured using the VE Configure program

Expanded Victron Connect App allows MultiPlus programming for Mac

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 7/24/2019 to System Integration


Victron Connect now works with VE Bus devices - meaning you can program your MultiPlus with a Mac. This is a long awaited upgrade to the Victron software portfolio. There are still some restrictions but this will be enough to keep most Mac users happy.

Test it out

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 7/15/2019 to System Integration



One way to test out a complicated system is to build it on the test bench before installing it. This is a great idea on so many levels. It allows you to get thoroughly familiar with what we are installing, it is so much easier to work on a system sitting on a table, and it allows you to get the bugs out without being on your hands and knees.

New Victron Color Control GX Manual released

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 7/11/2019 to System Integration
CCGX

The new Victron Color Control GX manual released in July 2019 has additional information about the Distributed Voltage and Current Control feature. The new text explains what effects enabling DVCC will have on the battery charge algorithm, and how the system is modified by DVCC in a variety of configurations – including ESS.

Victron VE Configure documentation update

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 7/11/2019 to System Integration
Victron VE Configure
The Victron VE Configure documentation has been redrafted. It contains additional detail, and a new section about how to use the “Ignoring AC Input with Virtual Switch” feature. Video examples are now embedded within the manual to help with some of the more complex procedures; and you can copy a link to Sections of the manual – making it easier to share specific parts of the document.