Victron new products update Winter 2019-2020

Cerbo GX
Victron have adopted a page out of the Apple playbook and made a big announcement of new products recently in Amsterdam at the Mets 2019 expo. They have upped their game this year with the addition of a splashy video to showcase the abilities of the new Cerbo GX. Read about our first impressions in the following blog post.......
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Current Wars movie now in theaters!!

   





                New movie now in theaters
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PKYS Index


    

           PKYS Index link
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Taiwan Truck Photos



             Customers van in Taiwan using Victron Energy products
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Installing a MultiPlus in a School Bus conversion

Schoolbus
This Dutch family converted a school bus to make a vehicle for family adventures. They included a MultiPlus inverter charger in their plans
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Victron VE Configure documentation update

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.
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New Victron Color Control GX Manual released

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.
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Signal K and Victron Energy integration

Signal-K IntegrationThis article points to a Blog Post from Victron Energy outlining some of the things you can do by integrating Victron Energy with Signal K
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Trending data added to Victron Connect App



The latest version of Victron Connect (V5.5)includes graphs showing trends for key parameters in Solar and Battery Monitoring mode
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A comparison between the XT and AT series alternators by Balmar


A comparison between Balmar's AT and XT alternator series
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How To Avoid Interference Between LED Lights and VHF Radios

The United States Coast Guard recently issued an alert regarding the potential for Electro Magnetic Interference between some LED lighting products and vital communication devices like VHF radios and Automatic Identification Systems.
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Blue Sea Systems fire recovery update

As many of you know, on November 10, 2018, a fire broke out at the Blue Sea Systems Bellingham, WA facility resulting in a total loss of the building including the production area, office space, product, assembly fixtures and test equipment. Since then, a lot of work has been done to aid in the recovery plan. Read an update of the progress that has been made.
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What is a galvanic isolator and why should my shore power system have one?

A galvanic isolator is a device used to block low voltage DC currents coming on board your boat on the shore power ground wire.  These currents could cause corrosion to your underwater metals; through hulls, propeller, shaft etc.

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How to test a galvanic isolator that doesn't have a monitoring system

Galvanic isolators are a bit difficult to test.  Current ABYC standards require that galvanic isolators be self testing.  For testing older isolators without this feature there are a number of methods that can be used, the one that follows is one that I found most useful.
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Extreme RV's

Extreme RVThis is a collection of photos of an extreme RV that caught our eye
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Important firmware update v1.37 for Victron SmartSolar Chargers

Victron recently released firmware update v1.37 for their SmartSolar Chargers. This fix is especially important for all 150V and 250V SmartSolar Charger models. The BlueSolar Charger range is not affected. The new v1.37 firmware fixes a problem that can, in certain cases, cause the device to fail.
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Raymarine announce end of support for a long list of legacy products

This list of products no longer supported was posted by Raymarine on June 1st 2018
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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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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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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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Victron Energy more than doubles its warranty period

Victron Energy more than doubles its warranty period, now five years for all products except batteries
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Small sailboat custom panel that incorporates some existing equipment

This small sailboat got a custom 360 Panel from Blue Sea Systems that was required to incorporate an existing Blue Sea Systems digital meter and another brand digital meter
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New Victron Energy iPhone App

Victron Energy now have a new iPhone app to help interpret the blinking lights on a Multi-Plus or Quattro inverter/charger
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Choosing the right PowerPost for the job

PowerPostPowerPosts were the first products made by Blue Sea Systems. Now they make a bewildering collection. How do you select which one to use?
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Sabre 54 Fly Bridge Sedan uses Blue Sea Systems custom panels

Sabre 54The circuit breaker panels on this Sabre 54 Fly Bridge Sedan and custom made from the Blue Sea Systems 360 Series modular panel system.
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