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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.

Installing your Victron MultiPlus Inverter Charger

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 9/11/2019 to Victron MultiPlus and Quatro
The post details unpacking, mounting and wiring your new MultiPlus, subsequent articles will detail the programming options.

PKYS Index

Posted by George Kaye on 9/10/2019 to PKYS online store

Lithium Battery Installation - example from Sailbits.Com

Posted by Steve Michell of SailBits.com on 9/9/2019 to Batteries (Lithium Ion)


This is to introduce an article written by one of our customers about his experiences installing a Lithium Battery System on his Beneteau

Testing your Lithium Ion battery system

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 9/9/2019 to System Integration
When you have completed your lithium battery system you need to take if for an extended test drive so that you understand fully that it works the way it was designed. Don't assume it works, try it out.

Programming your Victron MultiPlus inverter charger with the VE Configure program - Part 3 - "The Assistants"

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 9/9/2019 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 9/9/2019 to Victron MultiPlus and Quatro

Programming with the VE Configure program is easy and Part 1 of this Blog Post described the procedure. 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 9/9/2019 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.  Since this article was written Victron have updated the instruction manual for the VE Configure program.  You can read about it on my updated Blog Post

Demo Lithium Battery System

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 9/9/2019 to Batteries (Lithium Ion)
Lithium Battery System Demo

I'm building a complete Lithium Battery System as a demo to take to the Annapolis Boat Show.  As I build the system I will be writing about it in this blog post. So check back again as this post will change from day to day.  The entire installation will be online on the Victron VRM Portal and you will be able to check in and see the state of charge and useage statistics.......

Demo Lithium Battery System - the details

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 9/9/2019 to Batteries (Lithium Ion)



I made a Lithium Battery System on a mobile cart to use as a demonstration and to take to the Annapolis Boat Show. This article is about the details of how it was put together and why, and includes all the various settings used.

Taiwan Truck Photos

Posted by George Kaye on 9/6/2019 to Batteries (Lithium Ion)


             Customers van in Taiwan using Victron Energy products

Single Fuel Sailing

Posted by George Kaye on 9/5/2019 to Alternators


             One engine, two jobs, less fuel. Single fuel sailing - simple and safe.

Wiring Unlimited

Posted by George Kaye on 9/3/2019 to Electrical Standards
Wiring diagram
The wiring unlimited book is a great reference for anybody learning how to wire Victron Energy products. The book outlines electrical wiring systems containing batteries, inverters, charger and inverter/chargers. Victron Energy aims for this book to help clear up any confusion the consumer might have with wiring their products.